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Attorney General Issues Arrest Warrant for Singer Kalimba (GAME)

Attorney General Issues Arrest Warrant for Singer Kalimba (GAME)

Mexico's DF Attorney General has issued a warrant for the arrest of Mexican musician Kalimba, and the promoter Gerard Michel Manel Aguilar. continue reading »

Latinos Wanting a Voice in Compton

Latinos Wanting a Voice in Compton

In Southern California’s city of Compton, no Latino has ever held office in a city position despite the area now being around 60 percent Latino. Since 1969, eight Latinos have run for city council, but not a one has won a seat in the previously African-American-dominant neighborhood. continue reading »

STUDY:  Bilingual Toddlers Have Edge Over Other Toddlers Who Only Speak One Language

STUDY:  Bilingual Toddlers Have Edge Over Other Toddlers Who Only Speak One Language

Researchers from Canada’s Concordia and York universities have published their study in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology showing that bilingual toddlers have a cognitive edge over their monolingual peers. continue reading »

“Chit Chat” Poised to Become Latina Version of “The View”

“Chit Chat” Poised to Become Latina Version of “The View”

If, during the last decade or so, people wanted a female perspective on current events, they’d tune in to shows like "The View" and see a young mother, black women, middle-aged women, and various guest stars discuss them, but one perspective always seemed to be missing, Latinos’. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS:  Two Miami-Dade Police Officers Killed When Serving Warrant

BREAKING NEWS:  Two Miami-Dade Police Officers Killed When Serving Warrant

Officer Roger Castillo and an unidentified female officer from Miami-Dade were shot to death in a gunfight with suspects they were trying to serve warrants on. Officer Castillo, a father of three died at the scene, the female officer died at the hospital. continue reading »

Want a Roaring Good Taco - Try African Lion Tacos but Hold the Salsa

Want a Roaring Good Taco - Try African Lion Tacos but Hold the Salsa

If you are wondering what more can happen in Arizona to put it in the news here it is: African lion tacos for $8.75. Boca Tacos y Tequila in Tucson is accepting orders for African lion tacos for anyone looking for something except continue reading »

Not as Many Migrant Workers Coming to Work in U.S. as Mexico’s Economy Improves

Not as Many Migrant Workers Coming to Work in U.S. as Mexico’s Economy Improves

As the U.S. economy slowly creeps out of a recession, many who migrated to the states in search of work are now seeing there could be better opportunities back in Mexico. continue reading »

Animapocalypse Continues with Squid and Octopus Die Offs (VIDEO)

Animapocalypse Continues with Squid and Octopus Die Offs (VIDEO)

The latest victims of the wave of mass animal deaths: Octopi continue reading »

New Mexico Sheriff Greg Solano Arrested for Selling Bullet Proof Vests on eBay for Gambling $$

New Mexico Sheriff Greg Solano Arrested for Selling Bullet Proof Vests on eBay for Gambling $$

Greg Solano, the former sheriff of Santa Fe County, New Mexico was arrested on 251 charges of embezzlement and one count of fraud for an alleged scheme to sell bullet proof vests on eBay. He was arrested two months after confessing to the crimes. continue reading »

Bolivia Appeals to the UN to Legalize Chewable Coca Leaf

Bolivia Appeals to the UN to Legalize Chewable Coca Leaf

Chewing coca leaves has been a common practice among Andean indigenous populations through countless generations, dating back to pre-Colombus times. continue reading »

Brazil Spikes Its Interest Rates to 11.25%

Brazil Spikes Its Interest Rates to 11.25%

In an effort to curb inflation Brazil’s central bank hiked its key interest rate to 11.25% from 10.75%, the first under the country’s new President, Dilma Rousseff. continue reading »

Latino Organizations Unveil Plan to Protect Social Security from Cutbacks

Latino Organizations Unveil Plan to Protect Social Security from Cutbacks

Today, Latinos for a Secure Retirement was launched to serve as a voice for the Latino American community in the fight to defend Social Security as new threats emerge against the 75 year-old program. continue reading »

Fewer Americans Applied for Unemployment Last Week, Down by 37,000

In the week ending Jan. 15, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 404,000, a decrease of 37,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 441,000. The 4-week moving average was 411,750, a decrease of 4,000 from the previous week's revised average of 415,750. continue reading »

Nebraska State Senator Introduces New Take on Immigration

Nebraska State Senator Introduces New Take on Immigration

Omaha state lawmaker Brenda Council has introduced a new measure that would make immigration a federal issue rather than a state concern. continue reading »

Reid lists Spending ,Tax and Immigration Reform As Priority for Senate

Harry Reid stated Tuesday that he places government spending, taxes, and immigration reform as objectives for this congressional term. Reid, the current Senate Majority Leader said that he would be willing to compromise with Republicans in order to achieve these goals. On a Nevada television program, Reid said that tax reform “certainly needs to be done this Congress,” adding “We need to go back to a flatter tax.” continue reading »