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Hispanic Man Falsely Imprisoned for 18 Yrs Due to Prosecutorial Misconduct Sues New York City

Hispanic Man Falsely Imprisoned for 18 Yrs Due to Prosecutorial Misconduct Sues New York City

Mr. Fernando Bermudez, through the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, filed a federal lawsuit in the Southern District of New York continue reading »

UN Issues ‘Red Alert’ as Soaring Food Prices Threaten World’s Poorest

Record high food prices are putting added pressure on the United Nations agency that helps feed nearly 100 million of the world’s poorest people, with officials warning of a potential “perfect storm” combination of soaring costs, weather emergencies and political instability. continue reading »

Latest Investigation into 40-Year-Old Death of Chicano Activist Ruben Salazar Released

Latest Investigation into 40-Year-Old Death of Chicano Activist Ruben Salazar Released

The case of a Los Angeles Times columnist who was killed over four decades ago when he was hit in the head with a tear gas projectile has found its way in to the news once more, and the office of Independent Review for the Sheriff’s department released the results of its investigation Tuesday. continue reading »

Drug Cartels Threatening Mexican Natural Gas Operators Unless Extortion Money Paid

Drug Cartels Threatening Mexican Natural Gas Operators Unless Extortion Money Paid

There appears to be a new twist in the means by which Mexico’s drug cartels are earning money – blackmailing the countries oil drillers and threatening havoc. continue reading »

Could This Little Dirty Secret of Ronaldo’s be True?

Could This Little Dirty Secret of Ronaldo’s be True?

The “Phenomenon,” who retired last week apparently tried to put his illness-induced bodyweight problem on check, using Xenical, a weight control pill with accelerated evacuation side-effects. continue reading »

Hispanics, African Americans Hit Hardest by Recession, but Remain Most Optimistic About Future

Though everyone in America has felt the impact of the recession, Hispanics and African Americans have been hit the hardest. Yet somehow, the two groups are the most optimistic. continue reading »

Pepsi Working to Spur Economies in L.A., First Project to Aid Sunflower Farmers in Mexico

Pepsi Working to Spur Economies in L.A., First Project to Aid Sunflower Farmers in Mexico

PepsiCo, Inc. one of the world's largest food and beverage companies, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the largest multilateral provider of development financing for Latin America continue reading »

Just In-Anti-Immigrant Vigilante Gets Death Penalty for Murder of 9 yr old Mexican Girl

Just In-Anti-Immigrant Vigilante Gets Death Penalty for Murder of 9 yr old Mexican Girl

The leader of an anti-illegal immigrant vigilante group has been given the death penalty for the shooting of a nine-year-old girl and her father in a horrific Arizona home invasion. continue reading »

President Calderon Promises Mexican Army Widows $830/month

President Calderon Promises Mexican Army Widows $830/month

Mexico’s president has promised spouses of soldiers killed in action monthly pensions of 10,000 pesos, or $830. Saturday, during a speech, President Felipe Calderon praised the efforts of army as they fight the war on drug, and said that they have seized 100,000 weapons since troops were dispatched over four years ago. continue reading »

“Presumed Guilty” Film Documents Mexico’s Poor Justice System Coming to Theaters

“Presumed Guilty” Film Documents Mexico’s Poor Justice System Coming to Theaters

“Presumed Guilty” is the new film directed by Geoffrey Smith, the auteur of last year’s brilliant documentary, “The English Surgeon”, that aims to reveal just how unjust the justice system of Mexico is. continue reading »

Comedian George Lopez Pledges Donation to MALDEF from Arizona Show

Comedian George Lopez Pledges Donation to MALDEF from Arizona Show

George Lopez, comedian, actor and host of late-night talk show "Lopez Tonight," pledged $20,000 to MALDEF from the proceeds of his January 29 concert in Phoenix, Arizona. continue reading »

Vatican Finds Chilean Priest Guilty of Sexual Abuse of Minors

Vatican Finds Chilean Priest Guilty of Sexual Abuse of Minors

On behalf of the Vatican, Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati of Santiago announced that an elderly reverend has been found guilty of sexually abusing minors in Chile. Father Fernando Karadima, 80, has been ordered by the church to retired to a “life o prayer of penitence,” continue reading »

Atty General Holder Gives Tribute at ICE Agent Jaime Zapata’s Memorial

Atty General Holder Gives Tribute at ICE Agent Jaime Zapata’s Memorial

Hundreds have turned out to the memorial service for slained Immigration and Customs special agent Jaime Zapata, amongst the guest are Security of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Attorney General Eric Holder provided a tribute, here in its entirety: continue reading »

Plastic Surgery Requests Differ Depending on Ethnicities

Plastic Surgery Requests Differ Depending on Ethnicities

Ask plastic surgeons what procedures they do the most often and you’ll likely get a different answer from each depending on where they are located and who their clients are. And it appears that immigrants are going under the knife for different reasons than their ancestors. continue reading »

POLL:  Hispanics Tend to Hold Few Investments or Retirement Accounts

POLL:  Hispanics Tend to Hold Few Investments or Retirement Accounts

According to a recently released poll from the Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation-Harvard University initiative, one out of every six Hispanics holds any type of investments. continue reading »