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Latin Americans and Spaniards Use TV Ads to Wage War on Machismo

Latin Americans and Spaniards Use TV Ads to Wage War on Machismo

“Machismo IS violence,” “Maricón is he who harms a woman” “Don’t let violence hit your partner,” “Everyone against gender violence.” These are the slogans of several campaigns launched all over Latin America and Spain, seeking to put an end to Machismo. continue reading »

New York City Holds “Most Marijuana Arrests” Record for 2010, Latinos and Blacks 86% of Arrested

New York City Holds “Most Marijuana Arrests” Record for 2010, Latinos and Blacks 86% of Arrested

According to a report from the Drug Policy Alliance, New York City has the most marijuana arrests in the country, and two minorities are the majority of those arrested for it. continue reading »

‘Most Prolific Hitter’ Dominican Albert Pujols Appears to be Entering Free Agent Market

‘Most Prolific Hitter’ Dominican Albert Pujols Appears to be Entering Free Agent Market

While noon came and went at the St. Louis Cardinals corporate office and there does not appear to be a contract extension for its super star hitter, Dominican José Albert Pujols. continue reading »

Kansas Rep. Connie O’Brien Asked to Apologize For “Olive Complextion” Comment

Kansas Rep. Connie O’Brien Asked to Apologize For “Olive Complextion” Comment

Democrats are asking Rep. Connie O’Brien to apologize for comments she made at a hearing where she mentioned seeing an “olive complexion” girl who “we could tell” was not in the country legally. continue reading »

Hispanic-Serving Colleges at Texas Border Increase Enrollment, Conducting Study to Understand Why

Hispanic-Serving Colleges at Texas Border Increase Enrollment, Conducting Study to Understand Why

An examination of financial aid strategies amongst Hispanic-serving institutions on the Texas border was conducted in order to support Latino students’ access and continue reading »

Children’s Book About Che Guevara Published in Argentina

Children’s Book About Che Guevara Published in Argentina

The authors of “Che, the star of a revolutionary,” a new Children’s book detailing the story of the guerrilla icon explain that the text seeks to teach lessons on solidarity and commitment to the less fortunate. continue reading »

New Arizona Bill May Require Hospitals to Check Immigration Status Before Treating

New Arizona Bill May Require Hospitals to Check Immigration Status Before Treating

Arizona hospitals could soon be required to check people’s immigration status before providing care. Monday, the state senate committee heard arguments for SB 1405, which if passed continue reading »

California Zoo Adopts 21 Brazilian Penguins

California Zoo Adopts 21 Brazilian Penguins

A group of 21 Magellanic penguins that were swept last year onto Brazilian beaches, have been sent to the Monteray Bay Aquarium, where a chilly environment was built specially for them. continue reading »

Murdered ICE Agent Identified; Zeta Drug Cartel Lead Suspect in Ambush Killing

Murdered ICE Agent Identified; Zeta Drug Cartel Lead Suspect in Ambush Killing

Though U.S. officials have not disclosed the names of the two Immigration and Customs (ICE) agents that were ambushed yesterday afternoon in Mexico, local Texas publications continue reading »

Veggie Shortage and Higher Prices Expected as Result of Mexico Weather Freeze

Veggie Shortage and Higher Prices Expected as Result of Mexico Weather Freeze

For all of you veggie lover bad news on supply and price for your favorite healthy snack. The freeze last month in Mexico coupled with cold snaps in Florida and Texas continue reading »

Nintendo ‘Blackmailer’ Captured in Spain, 4,000 Gamers Personal Data Stolen

Nintendo ‘Blackmailer’ Captured in Spain, 4,000 Gamers Personal Data Stolen

Spanish police arrested a hacker who allegedly stole data on some 4,000 Nintendo users and then tried to blackmail the Japanese videogame developer, according to Spanish authorities. continue reading »

“America’s Toughest Sheriff” Sheriff Joe Considering AZ Senate Run

“America’s Toughest Sheriff” Sheriff Joe Considering AZ Senate Run

Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Monday he is open to the possibility of running for the seat of retiring Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) in 2012. continue reading »

Nine Latin America Countries Call on Japan to Stop “Scientific Whaling” in Sanctuary

Nine Latin America Countries Call on Japan to Stop “Scientific Whaling” in Sanctuary

This is the beginning of a new “scientific whaling” season in Antarctic waters, The governments of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Uruguay made public a release stating “their strongest rejection to the announced ‘scientific whaling’ hunting of almost a thousand whales included some in the threatened species category, planned for the Southern Whale Sanctuary”. continue reading »

Colombia Expands its Renewable Energy Production

Colombia Expands its Renewable Energy Production

Colombians will have greater access to clean energy as a result of the recent inauguration of the Porce III Hydroelectric Plant, which will add 660 megawatts to the country's energy matrix. continue reading »

UPDATE: US  Immigration Special Agent Shot Dead, Another Injured in Mexico

UPDATE: US Immigration Special Agent Shot Dead, Another Injured in Mexico

anet Napolitano has issued a statement regarding the shooting of two agents being shot after stopping at a military checkpoint in the state of San Luis Potosi. The pair were driving between Mexico City and Monterrey. continue reading »