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Pope’s Christmas Message to the World:   Lasting Peace

Pope’s Christmas Message to the World:  Lasting Peace

The Pope delivered his traditional Christmas Day message to the world urging for world peace especially in war-plagued areas of the globe like Somalia, Darfur and the Ivory Coast. continue reading »

10-Year-old Bolivian Girl rescues Baby in Floodwaters

10-Year-old Bolivian Girl rescues Baby in Floodwaters

A 10-year-old Bolivian girl saved a baby as the child was being swept away in floodwaters. More than 60 homes were destroyed as the floods ran through a mining village north of La Paz continue reading »

FELIZ NAVIDAD to Puerto Rico - Santa Brings a 30 Second Earthquake to the Island

FELIZ NAVIDAD to Puerto Rico - Santa Brings a 30 Second Earthquake to the Island

Last night as many Puerto Rican families were getting ready to celebrate Chrismas Eve Santa gave the island residents an early present - a 30 second 5.1 earthquake that occurred around 6:43 pm (EST). continue reading »

Latinos Are Fleeing Republicans, Not Flocking to Them

Latinos Are Fleeing Republicans, Not Flocking to Them

A few conservative talking heads are pointing to the slight increase in Latino support for Republicans in the 2010 election as evidence of growing support for the GOP among Latinos. Careful scrutiny, however, reveals that this assertion continue reading »

Bristol Palin Moving to Maricopa, Arizona-Close to Other Local Celeb Anti-Immigrant Sheriff Arpaio

Bristol Palin Moving to Maricopa, Arizona-Close to Other Local Celeb Anti-Immigrant Sheriff Arpaio

The 20 year-old daughter of the former governor of Alaska and current reality star Sarah Palin, has purchased a house in Maricopa, Arizona. The former Dancing with the Stars continue reading »

Many Hispanics Using Smartphones to Get Their Christmas Shopping Done

Many Hispanics Using Smartphones to Get Their Christmas Shopping Done

A survey by Briabe Media, a mobile marketing agency, found that a lot of shoppers are using their phones to get their Christmas shopping done, with 78 percent of smartphone users downloading a shopping apps. continue reading »

Body of Las Vegas Dancer, Flores-Narvaez, May have been Found (VIDEO)

Body of Las Vegas Dancer, Flores-Narvaez, May have been Found (VIDEO)

The family of Puerto Rican Las Vegas dancer, Deborah Flores-Narvaez, is wishing for a Christmas miracle as they hope to find her alive. Those hopes are on hold, as they await to hear if the body found yesterday in Arizona matching her description is indeed her. continue reading »

Bah Hum Bug: Republicans Say Passing DREAM Act Next Year Highly Unlikely

Bah Hum Bug: Republicans Say Passing DREAM Act Next Year Highly Unlikely

In reaction to President Obama’s recent vow to fight for immigration reform in the next legislative session, Republican’s have pronounced immigration reform dead on arrival. continue reading »

Families of Kidnapped Migrants Receiving Ransom Calls–MX Gov Begrudgingly Investigates (VIDEO)

Families of Kidnapped Migrants Receiving Ransom Calls–MX Gov Begrudgingly Investigates (VIDEO)

Another confirmation of the alleged kidnapping of 50 Central American migrants from Mexico has occurred, when family members of the missing received a ransom request. continue reading »

Cuba Launches Wikileak Site to Highlight how “Imperialist” U.S. Is

Cuba has just launched a new website, Cubadebate.cu, in which it will publish 2,000 U.S. diplomatic cables about Cuba, that have been leaked by Wikileaks. continue reading »

Illegal Reindeers Seized at Border – Thank God they Aren’t Santa’s!

Illegal Reindeers Seized at Border – Thank God they Aren’t Santa’s!

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists assigned to Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport seized a pair of decorative Christmas reindeer figures. A passenger arriving from El Salvador was carrying the reindeer figurines in luggage. continue reading »

STUDY:  17% of American’s Haven’t Started Christmas Shopping – WHAT????

STUDY:  17% of American’s Haven’t Started Christmas Shopping – WHAT????

As of yesterday and with 48 hours to go before Christmas, one-in-three adults still has holiday gift shopping left to do. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 63% of Americans say they have finished their holiday shopping. But 33% are not finished shopping yet. continue reading »

Santa Aquí:  Track Santa Here- Where in the World is He?

Santa Aquí:  Track Santa Here- Where in the World is He?

Track Santa as He Makes his Way Across the World Delivering Toys to all the Good Little Girls and Boys continue reading »

Feliz Navidad to President Obama from Hispanics in Hawaii

Feliz Navidad to President Obama from Hispanics in Hawaii

Don Francisco de Paula Marin, a Spanish sailor, was the first Hispanic on record to arrive in 1794 on the beautiful island of Hawaii but not the last. Vaqueros or Mexican cowboys soon followed from California in the mid-1800’s to teach the locals roping and herding skills in order to manage the growing longhorn cattle population. Then Hawaiian’s decided to import a large Puerto Rican work force to work on the plantations. continue reading »

Wounded Soldiers Teach Chicago Priest About Courage

Wounded Soldiers Teach Chicago Priest About Courage

Reverend Robert Barry has been called up every summer since 1986 to serve as a chaplain in the Illinois National Guard. He has served active duty in Argentina, Columbia, Cuba, Poland, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. continue reading »