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Education Secretary Duncan: We desperately need to pass the DREAM Act

Education Secretary Duncan: We desperately need to pass the DREAM Act

On Monday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said that despite allies’ pessimism towards getting it done in the lame-duck session, Congress cannot afford to wait on the passing of the DREAM Act. continue reading »

Ecuador Offers Political Asylum to WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

Ecuador Offers Political Asylum to WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

President of Ecuador Rafael Correa extended an invitation to journalist and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to discuss documents leaked on his website as they relate to Ecuador and other Latin American countries, according to a statement from the country's foreign ministry. continue reading »

Colorado’s AZ-style Immigration Law Could be Ready for Consideration by January

Colorado’s AZ-style Immigration Law Could be Ready for Consideration by January

Despite likely Democratic interference in the State Senate, Republican members of Colorado’s state and local government have been working on a bill almost identical to Arizona’s controversial SB 1070. continue reading »

Cuban Cardinal Obtains “Clear Promise” - More Political Prisoners to be Released

Cuban Cardinal Obtains “Clear Promise” - More Political Prisoners to be Released

Catholic Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega y Alamino has obtained a “clear promise” that eleven more political prisoners will be released very soon. continue reading »

OVERNIGHT NEWS IN MEXICO:  Female Police Chief Killed in Mexico (VIDEO)

Mexican authorities in Chihuahua are reporting that one of a handful of female police chief’s in Mexico has been gunned down Monday. Hermila Garcia Baeza was the police chief of the north city of Meoqui, a town of 21,000. continue reading »

Narco Blogger’s After-Math Images from Mexican Military Assault on Suspected Criminals (WARNING)

The Narco Blogger has obtained several images from a fierce military operation in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. All killed are not identified nor is the military operation known. continue reading »

Brazilian and Paraguayan FIFA Officials Accused of Taking Bribes According to BBC Documentary

A BBC television documentary today accuses three FIFA officials of taking bribes in the 1990’s just as these same three FIFA executives prepared to decide who holds the World Cup in 2018 and 2022. continue reading »

NALEO Urges Elected Latino Officials and Community Leaders to Advocate for DREAM Act

NALEO Urges Elected Latino Officials and Community Leaders to Advocate for DREAM Act

Latino elected officials and civic leaders have a critical opportunity to help secure the support of their Senators and Member of Congress for the DREAM Act, says the National Association of Latino Elected and A continue reading »

WikiLeaks Run Rampant While UN Deems Freedom of Information as Critical to Cultural Diversity

Freedom of information, and universal access to it, is crucial to promoting cultural and linguistic diversity, and the United Nations is at the forefront of the battle to protect these rights, a senior information official has said. continue reading »

WikiLeaks and Latin America - What was U.S. Saying About the Region’s Leadership

WikiLeaks and Latin America - What was U.S. Saying About the Region’s Leadership

The WikiLeaks website, much to the embarrassment of the U.S., has revealed over 250,000 secret diplomatic cables many discussing different Latin American country’s and their leaders. The website publishes documents leaked from government worldwide with the stated purpose to eliminate corruption. continue reading »

TAKE ACTION: Ask Congress to Pass the DREAM Act Now

TAKE ACTION: Ask Congress to Pass the DREAM Act Now

The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights has created a petition and facebook page encouraging supporters to ask their government officials to pass the DREAM Act during this weeks lame duck session. continue reading »

Transplant Program at Chicago Hospital Successfully Reaching Hispanics

Transplant Program at Chicago Hospital Successfully Reaching Hispanics

“Something that really surprised me was hearing a patient say that he had called 10 different transplant centers, but because they all answered the phone in English, he would hang up,” said Chicago transplant surgeon and director of Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Hispanic-friendly program, Dr. Juan Carlos Caicedo. continue reading »

He Could be the Next Mexican President. She’s a Soap Opera Star. Together: Mexico’s Brady Bunch

He Could be the Next Mexican President. She’s a Soap Opera Star. Together: Mexico’s Brady Bunch

The man who very well could be Mexico's next president, PRI's Enrique Pena Nieto, will marry soap opera star, Angelica Rivera, in a ceremony regarded south of the border as "the wedding of the century." continue reading »

Critical UN Climate Change Conference Kicks off Today In Cancun, Mexico

Critical UN Climate Change Conference Kicks off Today In Cancun, Mexico

Today over 200 nations and their representative gather in Cancun, Mexico for the critical UN Climate Change Conference. The goal of the conference is to engage nations to reduce negative climate change for the better of society. continue reading »

Mexico Now Top Source for U.S. Methamphetamines

Mexico Now Top Source for U.S. Methamphetamines

Mexico has more bad news at its doorstep, its drug cartels are the number one importers of cold medicine chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamines (meth) consumed in the U.S. continue reading »