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Narco Blog- Mexicans March in Support of “ La Familia” Drug Cartel

Narco Blog- Mexicans March in Support of “ La Familia” Drug Cartel

In an unprecedented event, on Sunday citizens of the Apatzingan community expressed support for La Familia drug cartel by organizing a march. In recent days life has become so dangerous in Apatzingan that continue reading »

Six Million Celebrate in Mexico City ‘Virgen de Guadalupe’

Six Million Celebrate in Mexico City ‘Virgen de Guadalupe’

They celebrated everywhere were the Virgin of Guadalupe is revered but no where else like Mexico City where her basilica and relics are housed. Over six million pilgrims came many on their knees to pray and sign the traditional Mexican birthday 'mañanitas' (birthday). It is considered and for good reason the largest Catholic event of its kind throughout the Americas. continue reading »

Travel tips for Sun Bowl Football Game in Border City of El Paso

Travel tips for Sun Bowl Football Game in Border City of El Paso

The city of El Paso is expecting to host a large number of college football fans from around the country who will be in town to attend the annual Sun Bowl football game Dec. 31. Historically some college football fans visit neighboring Juarez, Mexico during their time in El Paso. continue reading »

Hispanic Organizations Issue Joint Statement in Support of Internet Openness

Over the past year, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and various groups comprising Latinos for Internet Freedom, whose leadership team includes National Hispanic Media continue reading »

Health Care Law Ruled Unconstitutional in Virginia

Health Care Law Ruled Unconstitutional in Virginia

A Federal Judge in Virginia has just ruled that the provision in the Health Care Bill that requires Americans to buy insurance is unconstitutional. This decision is critical as it sets the stage for the Supreme Court to consider the constitutionality of a mandated health insurance program. Virginia is the first court to invalidate the keystone provision of the Obama health care. continue reading »

STUDY: Majority of Americans Oppose Automatic Citizenship to Children Born to an Undocumented Parent

STUDY: Majority of Americans Oppose Automatic Citizenship to Children Born to an Undocumented Parent

Voters are evenly divided over whether young people brought to this country illegally by their parents should be viewed as breaking the law. Making a distinction between illegal immigrants and their children is at the heart of the so-called DREAM Act that some in continue reading »

Chipotle’s “Mass Firing” of Latino Employees - Bah Humbug!

Chipotle’s “Mass Firing” of Latino Employees - Bah Humbug!

After nearly 50 immigrant workers were fired from various Chipotle restaurants in Minnesota, a immigrant rights group is questioning the reasoning. Amidst rumors of an I-9 audit by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement continue reading »

Is the Next ‘WikiLeaks’ Website Going to Come out of Latin America? (VIDEO)

Is the Next ‘WikiLeaks’ Website Going to Come out of Latin America? (VIDEO)

Vice president of Bolivia, Alvaro García Linera has made available through his website every cable leaked by Wiki Leaks that pertains to the Andean nation. continue reading »

Immigration Scholars Hosting Teleconference Today on DREAM Act Issues

Immigration Scholars Hosting Teleconference Today on DREAM Act Issues

Today, noted immigration scholars will host a teleconference to discuss research on children who have grown-up and been educated in the United States without immigration status. continue reading »

Latin America Protests over Imprisonment of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange

Latin America Protests over Imprisonment of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange

Latin Americans of all over show their support to the WikiLeaks cause, and rally peacefully to demand transparency, justice, and the liberation of Julian Assange. continue reading »

Leaders of Colombian Drug Trade Found Guilty in U.S. Court

Leaders of Colombian Drug Trade Found Guilty in U.S. Court

Christian Fernando Borda and Alvaro Alvaran-Velez, two narcotics traffickers aligned with the Autodefenses Unidas de Colombia (AUC), were found guilty late last week in U.S. District Court continue reading »

Rahm and that Pesky Residency Question, Chicago Board of Elections to Meet this Week

Rahm and that Pesky Residency Question, Chicago Board of Elections to Meet this Week

To run for mayor, a candidate must be a Chicago resident for at least one year before the Feb. 22, 2011, election. Generally, if a candidate leaves the state for work yet retains ownership of a city property, continue reading »

NARCO BLOG: 13 Mexican Mayors Executed in 2010

NARCO BLOG: 13 Mexican Mayors Executed in 2010

During 2010 there have been 13 executions of locally elected throughout the country. All of them losing their lives in the hands of organized crime in different states of Mexico. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: Metrodome in Minneapolis has Collapsed Under weight of Snow-(VIDEO )

BREAKING NEWS: Metrodome in Minneapolis has Collapsed Under weight of Snow-(VIDEO )

Heavy snow in Minneapolis has caused the roof of the Metrodome to collapse, multiple media outlets are reporting. Today’s Giants-Vikings game had already been rescheduled continue reading »

UN Climate Conference in Mexico Ends – World Forests are the Clear Winners

UN Climate Conference in Mexico Ends – World Forests are the Clear Winners

The United Nations climate change talks in Cancún have concluded with a package of decisions to help countries advance towards a low-emissions future, delivering what the world body's continue reading »