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Fate of 4-year-old Adopted by US Family Without Birthmothers Consent still Uncertain

Fate of 4-year-old Adopted by US Family Without Birthmothers Consent still Uncertain

The Missouri Supreme Court reversed a lower courts decision this week, placing the custody of a 4-year-old boy into questions for more months to come. The 4-year-old boy was born to an undocumented Guatemalan woman and later adopted by an American couple without the birthmothers consent. continue reading »

New Jersey Officials Plans Detention Center

New Jersey Officials Plans Detention Center

Lawmakers in Newark are proposing that they renovate an existing county jail so that it can hold more undocumented immigrants than it does now. continue reading »

Spain Puts Restrictions on U.S. Military Flights, No longer Able to Refuel on any Spanish Terrority

Spain Puts Restrictions on U.S. Military Flights, No longer Able to Refuel on any Spanish Terrority

Spain’s Defense Minister, Carme Chacon, announced several new restrictions it has imposed on U.S. military flights that are operating on or near Spanish air space. continue reading »

POLL:  50% Oppose President New Spending Proposals from SOTUS

POLL:  50% Oppose President New Spending Proposals from SOTUS

The president’s Tuesday night State of the Union speech had little impact on support for his new spending proposals in areas like education, transportation and technological innovation. continue reading »

JUST IN: Supreme Court Rules 7-0 for Rahm, He Remains on the Ballot for Chicago Mayor

JUST IN: Supreme Court Rules 7-0 for Rahm, He Remains on the Ballot for Chicago Mayor

The Illinois Supreme Court has rendered their decision on Rahm Emanuel’s ability to be on the Chicago Mayoral ballot for the February 22, 2011. continue reading »

Colombian Singer Shakira Reaches 1 Billion Views on YouTube

Colombian Singer Shakira Reaches 1 Billion Views on YouTube

She joins a very exclusive list of artists who have reached that number that include Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga. continue reading »

Latin American Technology Market Expected to Grow Another 10% this Year

Latin American Technology Market Expected to Grow Another 10% this Year

Latin American technology executives continue to express confidence in their market as they bask in the 10 percent growth last year. The Latin American technology market topped $275 billion last year and is expected to grown another 10 percent in 2011. continue reading »

Honduran Woman, ACLU Sue Florida Sheriff for Unlawful Detainment

Honduran Woman, ACLU Sue Florida Sheriff for Unlawful Detainment

With help from the ACLU, a woman in Florida is suing the sheriff’s office that arrested and kept her in custody for days without charge. Tuesday, Rita Cote filed a lawsuit against Gary Borders, the Lake County sheriff for detaining her for eight days and not allowing her to speak with her husband in the meantime. continue reading »

Swapped at Birth, Brazilian Youngsters Now Live Nearby and As One Large Family

Swapped at Birth, Brazilian Youngsters Now Live Nearby and As One Large Family

After a local country music duo offered to buy them neighboring homes, toddlers Davidson Samuel and Lucas Daniel grow as friends, bound by the unusual bond of having spent their first year, living with each others moms. continue reading »

Pres. Calderon Signs New Law in Mexico for Refugees and Ayslum Seekers

Pres. Calderon Signs New Law in Mexico for Refugees and Ayslum Seekers

Wednesday, Mexico’s president Felipe Calderon signed into law a measure to ensure those seeking refugee status and political asylum in Mexico are handled in accordance with international agreements. continue reading »

Chris Medina Shows True Heart (And Talent) on “American Idol”

Chris Medina Shows True Heart (And Talent) on “American Idol”

Though Fox’s “American Idol” is usually full of characters with interesting stories, crazy outfits, and less than stellar voices, Wednesday’s episode brought America heartfelt crooner Chris Medina. continue reading »

NYC Transit Presents: Hey, There’s Another Rat Part 2 (VIDEO)

NYC Transit Presents: Hey, There’s Another Rat Part 2 (VIDEO)

Brooklyn resident Nelson Gomez caught on camera another instance of a rat at large in the New York City subway. continue reading »

Former SC Governor Mark Sanford Cozies Up to his “Soul Mate” in Uruguay

Former SC Governor Mark Sanford Cozies Up to his “Soul Mate” in Uruguay

Argentine celebrity magazine "Caras" published an eight page article spread on Sanford, detailing his love escapades in Punta del Este along side María Belén Chapur, just one week after leaving office. continue reading »

Not the Ideal Marriage – Brazilian Man Charged with Keeping Wife in Cellar for 16 Yrs

Not the Ideal Marriage – Brazilian Man Charged with Keeping Wife in Cellar for 16 Yrs

Residents of Sorocaba, located in southeastern Brazil, hadn’t seen Joao Batista Groppo’s wife for quit awhile, therefore they weren’t even sure he was still married. continue reading »

“Secure Communities” Fails 8-year-old Rape Victim

“Secure Communities” Fails 8-year-old Rape Victim

As many people praise the use of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) data-sharing program “Secure Communities,” some are now saying it failed to actually secure the community from an alleged rapist. continue reading »