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Lionel Messi Wins The Ballon D’or

Lionel Messi Wins The Ballon D’or

Argentina's phenom Lionel 'La Pulga' Messi has been awarded Player of the Year from FIFA. This is Messi's second consecutive Player of the Year Award. Brazil’s Marta continued her winning streak, as the top female futboller, by claiming her fifth FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award at the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala held at the Zurich Kongresshaus on Monday evening. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS:  Former US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay Sentenced:3 yrs in Prison, 10 yr Probation

In November a Travis County, Texas jury convicted Republican Tom DeLay of illegally laundering money through the Republican National Committee to seven Texas political candidates during the 2002 election season. continue reading »

Trash Along Arizona-Mexico Border Target of New Website

Trash Along Arizona-Mexico Border Target of New Website

Attempting to draw attention to the amount of trash left by those crossing the U.S.-Mexico border of Arizona, state officials have launched a new website called azbordertrash.gov. continue reading »

Netflix Sets Its Sights on Latin America

Netflix Sets Its Sights on Latin America

Netflix, the DVD rental and video streaming business, is looking to expand outside the U.S. and Canada and has its sights on Latin America and Asia. continue reading »

3 Former PA Cops to Stand Trial in Immigrant Death Case

3 Former PA Cops to Stand Trial in Immigrant Death Case

Three Pennsylvania police officers are set to stand trial Monday after being charged with obstructing the investigation of the 2008 beating death of an undocumented immigrant. continue reading »

‘Undaunted’ Santiago, Chile Tops NY Times 41 Places to Go in 2011

‘Undaunted’ Santiago, Chile Tops NY Times 41 Places to Go in 2011

The Latin American city of Santiago, Chile tops New York Times list of ’41 Places to Go in 2011’ and describes a city that is ‘undaunted by an earthquake, a city embraces modern culture.’ continue reading »

Salma Hayek and ABC Partner up To Bring a “Wicked” Adaptation to TV

Salma Hayek and ABC Partner up To Bring a “Wicked” Adaptation to TV

Mexican movie star Salma Hayek is partnering with ABC to develop what will be the network's return onto the miniseries business, a re-telling of the popular book-turned-musical 'Wicked.' continue reading »

Male Model Renato Seabra Confesses to Castration, Murder, and Not Being Gay

Male Model Renato Seabra Confesses to Castration, Murder, and Not Being Gay

20-year-old Portuguese model, Renato Seabra, confessed to the Friday night slaying of 65-year-old Carlos Castro but denied he is gay or that they were a couple. continue reading »

LISTEN to the New Song by Gloria Trevi (VIDEO)

LISTEN to the New Song by Gloria Trevi (VIDEO)

Pop Singer Gloria Trevi has gone from brunette to blonde for the release of her new single "Me Río De Tí" continue reading »

Why Aren’t Many Latino Parents Involved in Their Child’s School?

Why Aren’t Many Latino Parents Involved in Their Child’s School?

The first point to make here is that there is a difference between not being involved in your child’s school and not being involved in your child’s education. continue reading »

‘Dictionary of Americanisms’ Identifies All Words Used in Latin America, Even Spanglish

‘Dictionary of Americanisms’ Identifies All Words Used in Latin America, Even Spanglish

If you are trying to figure out the different versions of Spanish spoken in the Americas as well as the U.S. here’s a book for you: ‘Diccionario de Americanismos’. continue reading »

Acapulco Closes the Weekend with 27 People Killed in Less Than a Day, 14 Decapitated

Acapulco Closes the Weekend with 27 People Killed in Less Than a Day, 14 Decapitated

The fabled resort of Acapulco has just closed its bloodiest weekend and a stain on its reputation that may be hard to erase. In less than a day the city say 27 killed, 14 of those were decapitated and gruesomely displayed at a nearby shopping center. continue reading »

Coming in 2012-  Raw Meat to have “Nutritional Facts” Label

Coming in 2012-  Raw Meat to have “Nutritional Facts” Label

Beginning in 2012 many popular cuts of raw meat will have a new “ nutrition facts” label. The label will list calories, calories from fat, total grams of fat and grams of saturated fat. Cholesterol, sodium, protein and vitamin content will also be given. continue reading »

Faces of the DREAM Act: California College Student Faces Deportation

Faces of the DREAM Act: California College Student Faces Deportation

Elizabeth Lee, born in Peru, faces deportation to a country she barely knows. After Melissa Lee, Elizabeth’s mother, was arrested for the third time last May, Elizabeth went from looking forward to attending UC Berkeley to worrying about being deported back to Peru. continue reading »

U.S. Agents Seize $6.5 Million in Drugs in 24 Hours all Coming in from Mexico

Nearly $6.5 million worth of marijuana was confiscated by U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector in multiple seizures throughout the area all in one day’s worth of work. continue reading »