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Two Phoenix Men Arrested for Attempting to Have Sex With Dogs

Two men have been arrested in Arizona for allegedly arranging to have sex with dogs. Authorities say one of the men, Patrick Stephen Trejo of Phoenix, 25, is a music teacher at a middle school. continue reading »

Government Report: Health Care Disparities Remain Along Racial and Ethnic Lines

Government Report: Health Care Disparities Remain Along Racial and Ethnic Lines

Improvements in health care quality continue to progress at a slow rate – about 2.3 percent a year; however, disparities based on race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status and other factors persist at unacceptably high levels, continue reading »

NARCO BLOG: Decapitated Bodies Desecrate War Memorial in Nuevo Larredo, Mexico’s City Square

NARCO BLOG: Decapitated Bodies Desecrate War Memorial in Nuevo Larredo, Mexico’s City Square

Four bodies with their heads cut off and human fingers inserted in the victims mouths were found grisly displayed in Nuevo Larredo, Mexico. continue reading »

Facebook Brings Nicaraguan Youth Together Against President Ortega in “Virtual March”

Facebook Brings Nicaraguan Youth Together Against President Ortega in “Virtual March”

Friday, thousands of Nicaraguan youth activists came together to protest President Daniel Ortega’s reelection bid. Around 16,000 young people, following in the footsteps of Egypt’s revolutionaries, continue reading »

Staten Island Chorus Dazzling Performance at the Oscars (VIDEO)

Staten Island Chorus Dazzling Performance at the Oscars (VIDEO)

The members of a Staten Island chorus were given a dream opportunity, and dazzled with their rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. continue reading »

Mexico Once Again Leader in Silver Production, Bypassing Peru

Mexico Once Again Leader in Silver Production, Bypassing Peru

In 2010 Mexico has once again gained the top spot for world’s leading producer of silver, bypassing Peru that head the top spot for the last five years. continue reading »

6.0 Earthquake Shakes Chile on the Aniversary of Last Year’s Earthquake

6.0 Earthquake Shakes Chile on the Aniversary of Last Year’s Earthquake

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit central Chile on late Sunday evening, 10.29 p.m. local time (0129 GMT Monday) seismologists and officials said, causing some power outages continue reading »

Cruise Lines Cancelling Stops to Mazatlan in Light of Hotel Shootings

Cruise Lines Cancelling Stops to Mazatlan in Light of Hotel Shootings

Two popular cruise lines have canceled future stops at the Mazatlan, Mexico port in light of the shooting of two men at a local hotel parking lot. continue reading »

You May Have to Cross a Picket Line to Get It, but Chipotle’s Offering FREE FOOD

You May Have to Cross a Picket Line to Get It, but Chipotle’s Offering FREE FOOD

Chipotle’s CEO, Steve Ells, is backing a new show on NBC and he wants people to watch its promo video on Facebook, so much so that he’s offering viewers free food. continue reading »

Panamanian Soccer Player Who Kicked an Owl Could Get Three Days in Jail (VIDEO)

Panamanian Soccer Player Who Kicked an Owl Could Get Three Days in Jail (VIDEO)

Animal Rights Organizations will begin investigations as to what sanctions Luis Moreno who plays for the Colombian Pereira should get for his kick of an owl. continue reading »

Government Officials on Refugees and Migration Traveling to Ecuador and Colombia

Government Officials on Refugees and Migration Traveling to Ecuador and Colombia

Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Eric P. Schwartz will travel to Ecuador and Colombia today through March 4, 2011. continue reading »

First Archbishop of Mexican Descent to Lead a N. American Archdiocese Installed in LA Sunday (VIDEO)

First Archbishop of Mexican Descent to Lead a N. American Archdiocese Installed in LA Sunday (VIDEO)

Cardinal Roger Mahony will turned over the reins of the Los Angeles Archdiocese to Archbishop Jose Gomez when he retired Sunday at the age of 75. continue reading »

Treausry Targets Cocaine Supplier for Sinaloa Cartel over 70 Individuals Involved

Treausry Targets Cocaine Supplier for Sinaloa Cartel over 70 Individuals Involved

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced the designation of Colombian national Jorge Milton Cifuentes Villa (a.k.a. Elkin de Jesus Lopez Salazar) and more than 70 individuals continue reading »

Justice Department Renewing Commitment to Reaching Individuals with Limited English Proficiency

Justice Department Renewing Commitment to Reaching Individuals with Limited English Proficiency

Whether in an emergency or in the course of everyday business, government agencies must always be ready and able to communicate effectively with all members of the public. continue reading »

OSCAR BUZZ:  English Win Big While Mexico and Spaniard Bardem Go Home Empty Handed

OSCAR BUZZ:  English Win Big While Mexico and Spaniard Bardem Go Home Empty Handed

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards was short on surprises with early favorites winning: Natalie Portman for Best Actress for Black Swan and Colin Firth for Best Actor for The King's Speech that also won for Best Film. The English themed move The King's Speech in total won 4 Oscars while being nominated for 12. continue reading »