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Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem Preparing to Have What Some Would Call an “Anchor Baby”

Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem Preparing to Have What Some Would Call an “Anchor Baby”

Actors Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem have reportedly decided their baby will not be born in Spain but rather in the United States. This is the first child for the famous couple, who tied the knot in July. Cruz was born in Madrid and Bardem was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. continue reading »

Illegal Aliens Sentenced to 2-to-4 Years for Causing Death of Immigrant They Were Smuggling

Illegal Aliens Sentenced to 2-to-4 Years for Causing Death of Immigrant They Were Smuggling

Two illegal aliens from Mexico were sentenced this week to 27 and 51 months imprisonment, respectively, for conspiring to transport and harbor an illegal alien within the United States resulting in his death. The sentences were announced by U.S. Attorney José Angel Moreno. continue reading »

UN in Colombia to Aid with Flood Emergency Response

United Nations agencies have mobilized nearly $6 million to support efforts by the Colombian Government to respond to the humanitarian needs of those affected by the heavy rainfall that has caused floods and landslides in the South American country. continue reading »

Hispanic Vets to Benefit from ‘Patriot Loan Initiative’ from SBA

Hispanic Vets to Benefit from ‘Patriot Loan Initiative’ from SBA

A very popular initiative that in just three-and-a-half years has provided more than $560 million in loan guarantees to nearly 7,000 veterans to start or expand their small businesses is being renewed for three more years, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. continue reading »

Obama Tax Agreement has Benefits for Latino Workers and Families

Obama Tax Agreement has Benefits for Latino Workers and Families

NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, has expressed support for the new framework agreement on taxes, continue reading »

Judge Orders Woman Adopted from Mexico at 5 Months Old to be Deported

Judge Orders Woman Adopted from Mexico at 5 Months Old to be Deported

This week a federal immigration judge has ordered a 38 year old woman who was adopted from a Mexican orphanage by US citizens at 5 months old to be deported back to Mexico. continue reading »

Breaking Down This Weeks HR Dream Act Vote

Breaking Down This Weeks HR Dream Act Vote

This week the House of Representatives passed the DREAM Act by a vote of 216 to 198. Here is how the vote broke down: continue reading »

Glacier Melting in Chile and Argentina Spurs Warning

Glacier Melting in Chile and Argentina Spurs Warning

A report presented this week at the UN Climate change talks in Cancun Mexico warns that glaciers in Chile and Argentina are melting at the fastest rate. This is likely to have a significant impact on the amount of water available to the drier regions of Chile and Argentina where they have low amounts of rainfall. continue reading »

Hispanic Health Leader Calls for End to Tobacco Pollution

Hispanic Health Leader Calls for End to Tobacco Pollution

"Today Surgeon General Benjamin made it crystal clear — there is no safe level of smoking, no safe cigarette, and no unharmful levels of second-hand smoke. Our nation owes an enormous debt of gratitude to Dr. Benjamin continue reading »

Report: Venezuela’s Violence Claims At Least 14,000 Lives

Report: Venezuela’s Violence Claims At Least 14,000 Lives

Though people are constantly being bombarding with news of violence in Mexico, news coverage of Venezuela’s violent struggles are comparatively unknown, but with nearly 14,000 murders last year, Venezuela has one of Latin America’s highest murder rates. continue reading »

Catholic Bishops Oppose Ortega’s Reelection Bid in Nicaragua

Catholic Bishops Oppose Ortega’s Reelection Bid in Nicaragua

President Daniel Ortega’s push to stay in power using a contested interpretation of the Constitution has many citizens crying foul. Mr. Ortega’s critics charge that he is disrespecting the constitution by having his supporter’s rule to make an exception continue reading »

Bandits Arrested in Yesterday’s Gun Battle in Morelia Connect “El Ponchis” to 3 More Murders (VIDEO)

Bandits Arrested in Yesterday’s Gun Battle in Morelia Connect “El Ponchis” to 3 More Murders (VIDEO)

Three gunmen from the South Pacific drug cartel, the same outfit that allegedly employed 14-year-old Edgar Jimenez Lugo have implicated "El Ponchis" in the murders of three more men. Once arrested, they lead officers to the bodies, buried in clandestine graves near a highway south of the capital. continue reading »

Illegal Immigrant with Multiple Deporations Leads Texas Police on 30-mile Car Chase

After police in La Joya, Texas received a lead regarding a stolen vehicle, a miles-long chase began, and ended in a drug seizure. La Joya Police Chief Jose Del Angel said police received a tip regarding a stolen truck out of San Juan. continue reading »

Watch Mario Vargas Llosa Recieve The Literature Nobel Prize (VIDEO)

Watch Mario Vargas Llosa Recieve The Literature Nobel Prize (VIDEO)

Watch Mario Vargas Llosa Recieve The Literature Nobel Prize continue reading »

Gallup has released a new poll -Americans would vote for the DREAM Act by Slight Majority

Gallup posed the question to Americans in early December- Suppose that on Election Day you could vote on key issues as well as candidates. Please tell me whether you would vote for or against a law that would do each of the following. Would you vote for or against a law that would -- continue reading »