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Hugo Chavez Pays His Way Into The F1 Racing With Govt Oil Money  (VIDEO)

Hugo Chavez Pays His Way Into The F1 Racing With Govt Oil Money (VIDEO)

State owned Petróleos de Venezuela SA, or PDVSA, the world's fifth largest oil exporter has signed a very generous (rumors say $16m) sponsorship deal with the renowned AT&T Williams F1 racing team, new home of Venezuelan driver and reigning GP2 Series champion Pastor Maldonado. continue reading »

Leading Hispanic Organization Opposed to Repeal of Health Care Reform

Leading Hispanic Organization Opposed to Repeal of Health Care Reform

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S., is urging all members of Congress to vote no on the “Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act” (H.R. 2 and H.Res 9). continue reading »

Futbolist Salvador Cabañas’ Shooter Captured in Mexico City

Futbolist Salvador Cabañas’ Shooter Captured in Mexico City

When futbolist Salvador Cabañas, who played for Paraguay and Mexico’s teams, was shot everyone knew who did it, the problem was finding the elusive Jose Balderas Garza. continue reading »

Guatemala Extends its State of Siege, President Says “Drug Traffickers Have Us Cornered”

Guatemala Extends its State of Siege, President Says “Drug Traffickers Have Us Cornered”

Guatemala’s President Alvaro Colom has announced that he is extending the country’s declared state of siege that is in effect in the provinces that border Mexico. continue reading »

CDC Outbreak Notice: Dengue Fever

CDC Outbreak Notice: Dengue Fever

With more than one-third of the world’s population living in areas at risk for transmission, dengue infection is a leading cause of illness and death in the tropics and subtropics continue reading »

Athens County Ohio Next to Benefit from ICE Strategy to use Biometrics to Remove Aliens

Athens County Ohio Next to Benefit from ICE Strategy to use Biometrics to Remove Aliens

On Tuesday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began using a federal information sharing capability in Athens County that helps federal immigration officials use biometrics to identify aliens, both lawfully and unlawfully present in the United States, who are booked into local law enforcement's custody for a crime. This capability is part of Secure Communities-ICE's comprehensive strategy to improve and modernize the identification and removal of aliens convicted of a crime from the United States. continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrant Involved in Fatal Crash Charged with Immigration Violations

The garbage truck driver in a July 2008 fatal collision with a bicyclist in Washington, D.C., was sentenced to 31 months in prison for illegally re-entering continue reading »

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 »