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Government Sponsors Mass Wedding with 2,500 Couples in Mexico’s Most Violent City

Government Sponsors Mass Wedding with 2,500 Couples in Mexico’s Most Violent City

Ciudad Juarez in the state of Chihuahua wanted to celebrate Valentine Day’s in a special way but more importantly it wanted to promote love instead of bloodshed. continue reading »

Woman in Mexico Accused of Stealing Baby, While Thousands are Orphaned

In Mexico, a woman was arrested after allegations that she bought a baby on the black market. She now faces kidnapping charges. Mexican media sources have reported that 46-year-old Antonia Martinez was arrested by Nuevo León state police continue reading »

Quadriplegic Immigrant Sent to Mexico. Rehabilitation Now Unlikely

Quadriplegic Immigrant Sent to Mexico. Rehabilitation Now Unlikely

After falling from a roof, former day laborer Quelino Ojeda Jimenez was a quadriplegic. He could move most of his body, speak, or even breathe on his own, but in December, the undocumented immigrant was sent back to Mexico, and the Chicago-area volunteers that took care of him are outraged. continue reading »

Diego Luna, Another  Mexican Star  With a Busy 2011 Schedule

Diego Luna, Another Mexican Star With a Busy 2011 Schedule

Mexican Actor Diego Luna has just finished filming a project with Gael García Bernal and Will Ferrell shot entirely in Spanish, and with English subtitles. Beginning this March, the actor will be shooting “Contraband” with Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster and Kate Beckinsale. continue reading »

3 Americans Murdered in 3 Weeks in Quiet Mexican Town Popular with Retirees

3 Americans Murdered in 3 Weeks in Quiet Mexican Town Popular with Retirees

San Miguel de Allende is believed to be home to one of the largest collections of ex-Pat American citizens in Mexico. On Jan. 19, the first murder was uncovered when an 85-year-old man was found dead in his home, a plastic bag over his head and at least 15 stab wounds to various parts of his body. Peter C. Mudge was a retired interior designer and director of the Biblioteca House and Gardens tours. continue reading »

UN Secretary Commends Ecuador’s Efforts on Democracy and Human Rights

UN Secretary Commends Ecuador’s Efforts on Democracy and Human Rights

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended the efforts undertaken in Ecuador to consolidate democracy following last year’s unrest, while also lauding advances related to indigenous issues, human rights and the environment. continue reading »

Berlusconi Under-age Sex Trial Set to Begin April 6th

Berlusconi Under-age Sex Trial Set to Begin April 6th

Silvio Berlusconi, the Prime Minister of Italy, has been indicted and will stand trial this coming spring on charges of abuse of power and paying for sex with an under-age prostitute. The trial process is to start April 6th, according to Judge Cristina Di Censo. continue reading »

STUDY:  Young Latinos Love Being Bi-Cultural, With No Language Barriers

The "GenYLA" study is a new research study conducted by the Telemundo Communications Group, on the current state of Young Latino Americans (YLAS), ages 18-34, continue reading »

Cuban Art in All Forms Coming to New York City this Spring

Cuban Art in All Forms Coming to New York City this Spring

For more than two months this spring, several locations in New York City will host more than two-dozen Cuban artists taking part in the festival “¡Si Cuba!” continue reading »

Mexican Monarch Butterfly Colonies More Than Double This Season, L-T Outlook Still Not Good

Mexican Monarch Butterfly Colonies More Than Double This Season, L-T Outlook Still Not Good

Conservationists and researchers were pleased to see the Mexican monarch butterfly colonies increase by more than 109 percent this year, covering approximately 10 acres of forest. continue reading »

Venezuela’s Labor Unrest Expected to Disrupt Aluminum Availability to U.S. and Mexico

Venezuela’s Labor Unrest Expected to Disrupt Aluminum Availability to U.S. and Mexico

Primary aluminum production at Venezuela’s two state-owned producers has been hit hard by weeks of labor protests, sources said, disrupting shipments to South America continue reading »

Soccer Legend Ronaldo Retires with a Tearful Goodbye (VIDEO)

Soccer Legend Ronaldo Retires with a Tearful Goodbye (VIDEO)

Soccer legend Ronaldo retires. “I came today to say that I’m closing my career as a professional player. It was a beautiful career, wonderful, exciting. I had many defeats, many victories. I made many friends and I don’t remember making any enemies.” said Ronaldo, his voice cracking at a press release in Sao Paulo. continue reading »

American Citizen Detained Twice on Immigration Challenges Sheriff’s Powers

American Citizen Detained Twice on Immigration Challenges Sheriff’s Powers

An American citizen who has been held twice as an illegal immigrant in Davidson County Tennessee has filed a lawsuit to challenge the Sheriffs right to do so. continue reading »

New Campaign  Warns Iowa Listeners of Looming Threat to Constitution

New Campaign Warns Iowa Listeners of Looming Threat to Constitution

A radio campaign launching February 14 will ask Iowa listeners to call Rep. Steven King, R-Iowa, and urge him to leave the Constitution alone. continue reading »

U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute Honors Outstanding Americans of Hispanic Descent

U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute Honors Outstanding Americans of Hispanic Descent

The United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) announced the outstanding Americans of Hispanic descent and they included: continue reading »