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Mexico’s President Speaks Out About the Safety of Retirees and Tourists in His Country

Mexico’s President Speaks Out About the Safety of Retirees and Tourists in His Country

Mexican President Calderon speaks candidly with Gabriela Zabalua-Goddard, vice president and editor of AARP VIVA, the organization's bilingual publication for Hispanics, about safety for tourists and retirees in Mexico, Mexico's President Speaks Out About the Safety of Retirees and Tourists in His Country and How Mexico Is Preparing for an Aging Population in an Exclusive New Interview With AARP Mexico's President Felipe Calderon: "I can assure you that Mexico is a peaceful, safe and pleasant country. Mexico is a vibrant democracy where we live within the law." continue reading »

National GOP Group and Latino Caucus United Against Anti-Immigrant Bills

National GOP Group and Latino Caucus United Against Anti-Immigrant Bills

Somos Republicans, America’s largest Hispanic Republican organization, has joined forces with the Nebraska Democratic Latino Caucus in opposition to an Arizona-style enforcement bill for Nebraska continue reading »

AARP Survey of California Latinos: Health Care and Economy Are Top Issues

AARP Survey of California Latinos: Health Care and Economy Are Top Issues

California Latinos over the age of 50 are concerned about having access to affordable health care as they age, according to a new AARP survey. Yet, while 99% of respondents say adequate health coverage is critical to them, only 34% think they currently have the amount of coverage they need. continue reading »

Dept of Homeland Security Fence Divides Families and Farms at Rio Grande

Dept of Homeland Security Fence Divides Families and Farms at Rio Grande

The Rio Grande, which once marked the international boundary, now sandwiches the house that Pamela Taylor and her husband built more than fifty years ago and a tall steel barrier erected by DHS last year a quarter mile north of the Rio; the Taylor's two acres now lie on a strip of land that neither belongs to Mexico or the United States; Taylor and other residents believe that the government has not accounted for an estimated eight houses stranded on the other side of the fence. continue reading »

A Blow to the Diaspora- (it’s All in the DNA)

A Blow to the Diaspora- (it’s All in the DNA)

Each time you read a headline that a Puerto Rican born in the United States makes his living in Puerto Rico, there are people who are offended when that person is considered a boricua. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Boxing Champion Broke and Forgotten 35 Years Later

Puerto Rican Boxing Champion Broke and Forgotten 35 Years Later

In the thirty-five years since the then 17-year-old Benitez dared to take on Colombia’s Antonio “Kid Pambele” Cervantes for the WBA Light Welterweight title, former Puerto Rican boxer Wilfredo Benitez has become a shadow of the man he was. continue reading »

100 Mexican Navy Men Save Beached Whale in Manzanillo (VIDEO)

100 Mexican Navy Men Save Beached Whale in Manzanillo (VIDEO)

After almost 24 hours of work, personnel from the Mexican Navy floated a humpback whale about a year old, 9.40 meters long and weighing six tons, which was stranded on the beach Eden , south of Punta Campos, in Manzanillo. continue reading »

Truck Slams into Bus in Brazil – 25 Dead

Truck Slams into Bus in Brazil – 25 Dead

The AP reports that early this morning a passenger bus collided head-on with a lumber truck in the southern state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. At least 25 people are dead with reports of more than 20 people seriously injured. continue reading »

‘Tiger Blood Radio’...Really? Yep, a Channel About Media Favorite Charlie Sheen

‘Tiger Blood Radio’...Really? Yep, a Channel About Media Favorite Charlie Sheen

Experts and special guests explore the story the nation is following. Hear all about Charlie Sheen from every angleSirius XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) today announced that it has created "Tiger Blood Radio," continue reading »

Landslides and Floods Threaten Bolivia Residents ( VIDEO)

Landslides and Floods Threaten Bolivia Residents ( VIDEO)

A major landslide within the Andean city of La Paz was the latest in a series of crises brought about by heavy rain in the nation of Bolivia. continue reading »

King Momo opened the Rio de Janeiro Carnival Friday Ushering in 5 days of Dancing and More

King Momo opened the Rio de Janeiro Carnival Friday Ushering in 5 days of Dancing and More

King Momo opened the Rio de Janeiro Carnival on Friday at a festive ceremony where he was presented with the keys to the city, which for five days will dance to the beat of the samba to celebrate Brazil’s most iconic festival. continue reading »

IL Young Republicans Seeking to help Wisconsin return 14 fugitive lawmakers- TOO Funny (VIDEO)

IL Young Republicans Seeking to help Wisconsin return 14 fugitive lawmakers- TOO Funny (VIDEO)

Senators in Wisconsin passed a resolution stating that – effective 4pm today- the 14 Democratic Senators who continue to hide out in Illinois in their effort to prevent passage of the budget repair bill, are in contempt continue reading »

Hundreds Gather at the Capitol to Demand GA Governor Deal Commit to Arizona Copycat Law

Hundreds Gather at the Capitol to Demand GA Governor Deal Commit to Arizona Copycat Law

The battle over how Georgia treats its immigrant communities heated up today when 250 protesters gathered in a loud, high spirited rally to denounce the House of Representatives yes vote on the controversial Arizona style HB 87 and call on the Governor to commit to a veto. continue reading »

BLOG NARCO: One of CNN’s “Most Intriguing People of 2010” Leaves Mexico in Fear

BLOG NARCO: One of CNN’s “Most Intriguing People of 2010” Leaves Mexico in Fear

Last November 2010, the case of Marisol García Valles gained a lot of attention around the world. Marisol garnered a top stop on the CNN Most Intriguing list because many American’s couldn’t figure out why a twenty year old criminology student, wife and mother would sign up for one of the most dangerous jobs in Mexico – police chief. continue reading »

Lady Gaga and 10 Year Old Maria Aragon Sing “Born This Way” Together on Stage (VIDEO)

Lady Gaga and 10 Year Old Maria Aragon Sing “Born This Way” Together on Stage (VIDEO)

Lady Gaga kept her promise, and brought 10 year-old María Aragón onstage, where the pair sang a duet acoustic version of "Born This Way" continue reading »