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World Travel Strong in 2010 According to UN, 8% Increase in the Americas

World Travel Strong in 2010 According to UN, 8% Increase in the Americas

Boosted by improved economic conditions worldwide, international tourism has recovered faster than expected from the impacts of the global financial crisis and economic recession of late 2008 and 2009. continue reading »

Mexican Musicians Killed by Disgruntled Grenade-Throwing Patrons for Refusing an Encore

Mexican Musicians Killed by Disgruntled Grenade-Throwing Patrons for Refusing an Encore

Jonathan Martinez and Gustavo Alejandro were finishing their music set at the La Excelencia bar in Guadalajara yesterday morning when things got very ugly. continue reading »

Fourth Detainee Dies in ICE Custodyin Fiscal Year 2011

Fourth Detainee Dies in ICE Custodyin Fiscal Year 2011

A Mexican national in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement since Jan. 6 passed away on Jan. 13 at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center as a result of natural causes. continue reading »

BUSTED Largest Cocaine Lab in Europe Has Been Dismantled in Spain (VIDEO)

BUSTED Largest Cocaine Lab in Europe Has Been Dismantled in Spain (VIDEO)

The largest cocaine laboratory in Spain, has been busted; it existed surrounded by sheep and cattle at the end of a muddy road, some 40 miles from Madrid. continue reading »

Affirmative Action Bans Have Consequences

As an increasing number of states are banning affirmative action in their institutes of higher education, researchers warn of the negative outcome. It is said that the ban would result in fewer black and Latino students being accepted into the best schools continue reading »

Nursing Home Closings Concentrated in Hispanic and Black Neighborhoods

Nursing Home Closings Concentrated in Hispanic and Black Neighborhoods

While demographic shifts project an increased need for long-term care for an aging population, hundreds of nursing homes close each year, geographically concentrated in minority communities. continue reading »

Madrid Gets Ready to Welcome the Garbage Hotel (VIDEO)

Madrid Gets Ready to Welcome the Garbage Hotel (VIDEO)

A five room hotel made out of garbage, will be erected in the emblematic Callao Plaza in Madrid, Spain. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS:  Justice Dept. Allows Comcast-NBC Merger with Conditions

BREAKING NEWS:  Justice Dept. Allows Comcast-NBC Merger with Conditions

The Department of Justice announced today a settlement with Comcast Corp. and General Electric Co.’s subsidiary NBC Universal Inc. (NBCU) that allows their joint venture to proceed conditioned on the parties’ agreement t continue reading »

New Report Shows the Economic Benefit of Low-Skilled Immigration

New Report Shows the Economic Benefit of Low-Skilled Immigration

A new report for the Migration Policy Institute states that despite what many have said in regards to the benefits of only highly skilled immigrants, it is just as important to the economy to have low-skilled immigrants as well. continue reading »

Pundits Explaining America’s Sarah Palin Fascination: ‘She’s Snooki!’

Pundits Explaining America’s Sarah Palin Fascination: ‘She’s Snooki!’

Political pundits are always trying to figure why America is so fascinated with Sarah Palin and spend alot of time analyzing her every move. Yesterday MSNBC's Morning Joe team was discussing Palin's 'blood libel' continue reading »

Immigration Judges Being Crushed by Full Caseloads say Southwest Needs More Judges NOW!

On the day of the Tucson, Arizona shooting that killed six, and injured another thirteen, Arizona’s Chief U.S. District Judge John Roll reportedly arrived at the meet-and-greet event to speak with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords continue reading »

NarcoPigeon Arrested for Drug Trafficking to Colombian Jailbirds (VIDEO)

NarcoPigeon Arrested for Drug Trafficking to Colombian Jailbirds (VIDEO)

Police in the city of Bucaramanga who found the bird, said it was unable to fly over the prison wall, weighed down by a precarious ballast consisting of 45 grams of marijuana and some crack cocaine. continue reading »

Some Las Vegas Casino’s Peg Growth to Engaging a Spanish Speaking, Latino Clientele

Some Las Vegas Casino’s Peg Growth to Engaging a Spanish Speaking, Latino Clientele

Hispanics, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing minority, are quickly becoming a majority of the population in Southern California, and the largest source of casino clientele for Las Vegas. continue reading »

Mississippi’s Gov. Barbour Considering Arizona-Style Immigration Bill

Mississippi’s Gov. Barbour Considering Arizona-Style Immigration Bill

As Republican Gov. Haley Barbour serves his last term, and considers a run for president, he is preparing the state of Mississippi to take on the issue of immigration. continue reading »

Mexico Captures “Most Wanted” Zetas Founder ”El Amarillo”

Mexico Captures “Most Wanted” Zetas Founder ”El Amarillo”

Mexican officials announced today that one of Mexico’s most wanted fugitives has been arrested in southern Mexico. Flavio Mendez Santiago, alias "El Amarillo," was arrested Monday in a federal police operation in a town north of Oaxaca, continue reading »