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Tucson Hero, Daniel Hernandez to Sit with First Lady During President’s State of the Union Address

Tucson Hero, Daniel Hernandez to Sit with First Lady During President’s State of the Union Address

After being thrust into the spotlight for being there for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords right after she was shot in the head, intern Daniel Hernandez Jr. is getting a pretty amazing birthday gift. During President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: Appellate Court Orders Rahm Emanuel’s Name Removed from Chicago Mayoral Ballot

BREAKING NEWS: Appellate Court Orders Rahm Emanuel’s Name Removed from Chicago Mayoral Ballot

UPDATE: SEE Tuesday Jan 25th Story-Il St Supreme Ct Decision–Rahm’s Name to be on Chicago Mayoral Ballot Pending Resolution “We order that the candidates name be excluded (or if necessary, removed) from the ballot from Chicago’s February 22 mayoral election,” said Appellate Judge Thomas Hoffman. continue reading »

Accounting Profession Continues to Lack Diversity with Limited Hiring of Blacks and Latinos

Accounting Profession Continues to Lack Diversity with Limited Hiring of Blacks and Latinos

A report from the American Institute of CPA’s reflects what many know at big accounting firms there is little diversity in the ranks. Latinos make up only 3 percent of the CPA profession, the same for Blacks and just 1 percent for American Indians. continue reading »

Police in Gunfight with Drug Gangs in Rio, Mayor’s Windows Shattered, TV Helicopter Hit

Police in Gunfight with Drug Gangs in Rio, Mayor’s Windows Shattered, TV Helicopter Hit

Brazilian Police had a shootout with drug gangs in the center of Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. The mayor’s office had several windows shattered continue reading »

Latino Influence Will be Felt More in the New 2012 Electoral College Map

Latino Influence Will be Felt More in the New 2012 Electoral College Map

In the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama won the important Latino battleground states of Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado and Florida on his way to winning 365 total electoral college votes. continue reading »

Naughty Narco Novias: A Must-Have for Mexican Drug Lords

Naughty Narco Novias: A Must-Have for Mexican Drug Lords

Cocaine might not be the only Andean import that interests Mexican drug lords these days. As cartel leaders get caught, so do their girlfriends, and most of them were "imported" from South American nations with jewelry, posh life and massive wads of cash. continue reading »

Tortilla Killing:  Worker Crushed to Death After Falling into Vat of Tortilla Dough

Tortilla Killing:  Worker Crushed to Death After Falling into Vat of Tortilla Dough

In what some are calling a work accident and raising eyebrows amongst others: a 22-year old employee of Brooklyn’s Tortilleria Chinantla was killed when he fell into a waist-high tub of tortilla dough. continue reading »

Mark Sanchez Caught Using Team Mate as Kleenex and Not Because He was Crying over Loss (VIDEO)

Mark Sanchez Caught Using Team Mate as Kleenex and Not Because He was Crying over Loss (VIDEO)

New York Jets quarterback Mark Sánchez was caught by TV cameras picking his nose, and then wiping off his fingers on backup quarterback Mark Brunell. For the legions of female fans, don't watch continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS:  Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 31 in Russia’s Main Airport

BREAKING NEWS:  Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 31 in Russia’s Main Airport

According to Russian officials at least 31 people have died and 130 injured from an apparent suicide bombing at the Domodedovo airport, located 24 miles southeast of Moscow. continue reading »

Spanish Parliament Wants You to Speak Spanish, But Which Version – Five Are Used

Spanish Parliament Wants You to Speak Spanish, But Which Version – Five Are Used

The Spanish government continues to find ways to cut spending in and is now looking at eliminating the practice of speaking five different versions of Spanish in parliament. continue reading »

¡Adios! Jack LaLanne America’s First Fitness Guru Dies

¡Adios! Jack LaLanne America’s First Fitness Guru Dies

America’s first fitness guru, Jack LaLanne died Sunday afternoon at home at the age of 96. The one time sugar addict made a name for himself by opening the first modern health club in the U.S. situating it in California. continue reading »

NARCO BLOG: Family Massacre in Tepic, Nayarit  (Warning Explicit Photos)

NARCO BLOG: Family Massacre in Tepic, Nayarit (Warning Explicit Photos)

A couple driving on the circle on the Avenue project in the city of Tepic, Nayarit, were intercepted by armed criminals. continue reading »

Congested Roads Hitting Americans In the Pocketbook

Congested Roads Hitting Americans In the Pocketbook

For years, Americans have suffered the effects of failing transportation infrastructure, and for years, as a nation, we have ignored the increasing costs associated with that congestion. This week's report from the Texas Transportation Institute is further evidence of that fact. continue reading »

The Problem With The “Hispanics Will Become White” Argument

The Problem With The “Hispanics Will Become White” Argument

A few progressive bloggers have reacted positively to former Florida governor Jeb Bush’s recent comments to the Wall Street Journal on Hispanic immigrants' willingness to assimilate: continue reading »

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to Visit Mexico

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to Visit Mexico

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to Mexico at the invitation of Foreign Secretary Patricia Espinosa on Monday, January 24, 2011. continue reading »