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Asst Attorney Gen. Thomas Perez Speaking to Latino Elected Officials on Redistricting

Asst Attorney Gen. Thomas Perez Speaking to Latino Elected Officials on Redistricting

The following are comments made today by Assistant Attorney General Tomas Perez at a luncheon hosted by the National Association of Latino Elected Official on redistricting. continue reading »

Budget Officials Delay Proposal Designed to Stop Gun Runners Headed to Mexico

Budget Officials Delay Proposal Designed to Stop Gun Runners Headed to Mexico

Budget officials in the White House have delayed federal investigators’ proposed gun control requirement intended to catch gun-runners to Mexico, for at least two months after rejecting an emergency request. continue reading »

Bad Weather in Colombia Forces Locals to Reinvent Their Fruit Business (VIDEO)

Bad Weather in Colombia Forces Locals to Reinvent Their Fruit Business (VIDEO)

A woman in Rionegro, Santander in Colombia is putting to good use hundreds of kilos of tangerines that were spoiling in farms in Rionegro, Santander due ultimately to the bad weather. continue reading »

Super Bowl XLV the Most Watched TV Show EVER Amongst Hispanic Viewers

Super Bowl XLV the Most Watched TV Show EVER Amongst Hispanic Viewers

According to the NFL and the Nielsen Company this year’s Super Bowl with the Steelers taking on the Packers was the most watched telecast among Hispanic viewers. continue reading »

Texas Sees Sudden Increase in Indian Immigrants Arriving Across Mexico Border

Officials in Texas are in awe at the sudden increase in the number of undocumented Indian immigrants entering Texas from its Mexico border. The reported surge is due to an estimated 1,600 Indians having been caught in Southern Texas continue reading »

Revenge is a Dish Better Served Cold, Says Humboldt Park Resident (VIDEO)

Revenge is a Dish Better Served Cold, Says Humboldt Park Resident (VIDEO)

Security camera salesman David Welles, couldn't find his trusted snow shovel after last week's blizzard in Chicago. Frustrated for not being able to build an igloo for his daughter, he set on to review his security cam's footage in efforts to finding the culprit. continue reading »

Gwyneth Paltrow and the cast of SNL Spoof ESPN Deportes (VIDEO)

Gwyneth Paltrow and the cast of SNL Spoof ESPN Deportes (VIDEO)

Watch Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow present sports news in Spanish in Saturday Night Live continue reading »

Sarah Palin’s Trademark Application Denied:  Not Why You Think, She Forgot to Sign Application

As had been reported last week former Vice Presidential candidate and conservative ‘duh’ darling Sarah Palin and her now-taut looking daughter Bristol Palin, filed a trademark application to protect their names, images and brand. continue reading »

Govt Reaches Settlement with NV School District to Ensure Equal Rights of English Language Learners

Govt Reaches Settlement with NV School District to Ensure Equal Rights of English Language Learners

A settlement agreement with the Carson City School District in Nevada has been reached to ensure that all English Language Learner (ELL) students receive sufficient services as required by federal law, the Justice Department announced today. continue reading »

Florida Ruling on Immigrant Basketball Player’s Ineligibility Stands, Team Out of Playoffs

Tuesday, the Florida High School Athletics Association (FHSAA) upheld its original ruling on the matter of a foreign-born high school basketball player who was discovered ineligible to play. continue reading »

Royal Caribbean Crew Member Believed to Have Been Murdered in Cozumel

Royal Caribbean Crew Member Believed to Have Been Murdered in Cozumel

Police are investigating the possible murder of Royal Caribbean cruise musician that was found dead over the weekend in Cozumel. An autopsy of Monika Markiewicz of the cruise line’s Allure of the Seas ship, revealed that she suffered a blow to the head and drowned. continue reading »

Next Media Animation’s Take on “Top Gear’s” Remarks About Mexican Stereotypes (VIDEO)

Next Media Animation’s Take on “Top Gear’s” Remarks About Mexican Stereotypes (VIDEO)

The Taiwan based Next Media Animation, famous for their quick turnaround of hilarious animated spoofs of American news, has created a computer animated rendition of the controversy surrounding the British anchormen of BBC's Top Gear, who said Mexicans were lazy and flatulent. continue reading »

Tequila Production is Ruining Nearby Land

Tequila Production is Ruining Nearby Land

In the Mexico town of Tequila, Jalisco, where the popular liquor is made, a little-known mess is being made of the land surrounding the distilleries. For every liter of Tequila produced, ten liters of hot continue reading »

Hispanics Regardless of Economy Remain Loyal to Brand Name Products

Hispanics Regardless of Economy Remain Loyal to Brand Name Products

The market brand research company Mintel latest research is showing that regardless of income levels and/or economic downturn Hispanics remain loyal to name brand personal products and do not opt for less-expensive items to save money. continue reading »

DNA Tests Hope to Identify Remains of the Americas First Woman Poet & Playwright Sor Juana Ines

DNA Tests Hope to Identify Remains of the Americas First Woman Poet & Playwright Sor Juana Ines

Mexico's is hoping to be able to give Sr Juana Inés de la Cruz, considered the most important woman poet/playwright of the Spanish language a proper resting place by conducting DNA tests on remains believed to be hers. continue reading »