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Dominican Republic Resumes Deportation of Haitians

Dominican Republic Resumes Deportation of Haitians

The Dominican Republic is now closing the open door policy it had to its Haitian neighborhoods, in place since the devastating earthquake of January 12 2010. continue reading »

Argentina Prepares for the ‘Carnival of The Country’ (VIDEO)

Argentina Prepares for the ‘Carnival of The Country’ (VIDEO)

As in previous years, every Saturday during the months of January and February, the city of Gualeguaychú in Argentina will dress up to present one of the most expected shows in the area: the Carnival of the Country, which summons thousands of enthusiasts to enjoy the fashion, the joy, the thrill and the rhythm of the comparsas (social club's carnival dance group) parading before them at the local corsódromo (carnival runway). continue reading »

Elvis Fan Miner Edison Peña Will Celebrate The King’s Birthday In Graceland

Elvis Fan Miner Edison Peña Will Celebrate The King’s Birthday In Graceland

Edison Pena will be a special guest during Elvis Presley's annual birthday celebration in Memphis, Tennessee, on Friday. Presley would have been 76 on Saturday. continue reading »

More Than a Dozen Chihuahuas Fly First Class to New York

More Than a Dozen Chihuahuas Fly First Class to New York

More than a dozen Chihuahuas got the red carpet treatment and flew in style from San Francisco, to new homes in New York where they stand a better chance to find a loving home, than they do in California. continue reading »

Anti-Immigration Legislation Could Cause Texas Millions in Lost Mexican Investors

Anti-Immigration Legislation Could Cause Texas Millions in Lost Mexican Investors

“The xenophobic agenda has come to Texas,” said a coordinator with the Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance Adriana Cadena. Businesses, along with religious and civil rights groups say that new Texas anti-immigration legislation continue reading »

Honduras Bus Shooting Leaves 8 Dead, All Women and Children, and Others Wounded

Honduras Bus Shooting Leaves 8 Dead, All Women and Children, and Others Wounded

Honduran officials are reporting a bloody attack on one of their minibus transportation vehicles that left 8 dead and 3 wounded. continue reading »

Key U.S. Researcher to Use More Hispanics on Its Survey Panels to Better Represent Population Shifts

Key U.S. Researcher to Use More Hispanics on Its Survey Panels to Better Represent Population Shifts

Reflecting strong client demand and important population shifts, Knowledge Networks is significantly expanding the number of young adults and Hispanics on KnowledgePanel – the only online panel based on a representative sample of the full U.S. population. continue reading »

HISPANIC HATE:  DREAM Acter, President of Fresno Student Body, Target of Hate Website

HISPANIC HATE:  DREAM Acter, President of Fresno Student Body, Target of Hate Website

On November 18 we wrote about Pedro Ramirez’ dual role in life: Cal State Fresno Student Body President and undocumented student. An anonymous tip took him, initially uncomfortably, out of the shadows to the forefront of the DREAM Act and why it is so desperately needed in this country. continue reading »

‘El Ponchis’ Child Hit Man’s Mom Pleads Not Guilty to Being in U.S. Illegally

‘El Ponchis’ Child Hit Man’s Mom Pleads Not Guilty to Being in U.S. Illegally

Yolanda Jimenez Lugo and her husband Gabriel Aguirre Manuel, both pleaded not guilty in a San Diego court room today to not being in this country illegally. continue reading »

Gay Couple Separated by Deportation Site Peru’s Discrimination Seeking Humanitarian Parole

Gay Couple Separated by Deportation Site Peru’s Discrimination Seeking Humanitarian Parole

A couple that has been together for five years are now separated by thousands of miles because a Peruvian citizen overstayed his visa and has now been deported. The federal government does not recognize the civil union of Richard Dennis, continue reading »

Steve King (Iowa) Introduces House Bill to End Birthright Citizenship in U.S.

Steve King (Iowa) Introduces House Bill to End Birthright Citizenship in U.S.

Republican Representative Steve King introduced a bill on Wednesday to end birthright citizenship. So far, King's bill has three co-sponsors listed: Reps. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.), Gary Miller (R-Calif.) and Rob Woodall (R-Ga.). continue reading »

U.S. Labor Department Upgrades Re-employment Website for Info on Jobs, Training & Financial Help

The U.S. Department of Labor has upgraded its re-employment Web portal to provide access to assistance beyond career and job searches. continue reading »

CA Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno Set to Retire, Only One to Vote Against Proposition 8

CA Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno Set to Retire, Only One to Vote Against Proposition 8

Justice Carlos R. Moreno is stepping down from the California Supreme Court effective February 28th and ten years after being appointed by Governor Gray Davis. continue reading »

NARCO BLOG:  Severed Hands Found at Entrance to Mexican Church

NARCO BLOG:  Severed Hands Found at Entrance to Mexican Church

The hands of a man were found at dawn today in the front doorway to a Catholic church located in the village of El Vainllo in Mazatlán, Mexico. In the same place police found a warning message – ‘this is what happens to thieves and liars’. continue reading »

MLB Hall of Fame Class of 2011 Includes Roberto Alomar, 3rd Puerto Rican to be Honored

MLB Hall of Fame Class of 2011 Includes Roberto Alomar, 3rd Puerto Rican to be Honored

Yesterday Major League Baseball (MLB) announced their class of 2011 which on most fronts was unusual. There were only two selections and neither was born in the U.S. mainland, one of the elected has been dodging HIV positive rumors and this is the first time someone wearing a Blue Jays uniform is honored. continue reading »