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Kidnapped Children from Mexico and Central America Found in Arizona Drop House

Kidnapped Children from Mexico and Central America Found in Arizona Drop House

Eleven children ranging in ages from two to fifteen years old were rescued this week by the FBI and Phoenix, Arizona police after reports surfaced they were either kidnapped or smuggled illegally out of their native country. continue reading »

On Eve of DREAM Act Vote  – Everyone Being Asked to Do Their Part

On Eve of DREAM Act Vote – Everyone Being Asked to Do Their Part

DREAM Act supporters are aggressively campaigning on all fronts these last days before the DREAM Act vote goes to Congress. The bill will create a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrant students if they meet certain conditions. continue reading »

U.S. State Officials to Visit Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador

U.S. State Officials to Visit Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador

Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo A. Valenzuela will travel to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador December 5-9 in a visit designed to discuss ongoing security cooperation, strengthening of democratic governance and renewed efforts to advance coordination on citizen security. continue reading »

13 Arrested in Puerto Rico over Money Laundering Charges

Thirteen individuals charged by a federal grand jury with money laundering were arrested this morning by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) working jointly with officers of the Puerto Rico Police Department. continue reading »

Spain’s Airspace on Hold for Second Day- Considering Declaring State of Emergency

Spain’s Airspace on Hold for Second Day- Considering Declaring State of Emergency

Spain is threatening to declare a state of emergency if air traffic controllers do not return to work. The Wildcat strike has paralyzed air traffic for a second day on Saturday and is threatening to worsen current economic issues. "If the situation doesn't normalize, the government will declare a state of emergency," Deputy Prime Minister Alfredo Rubalcaba said ahead of a hastily assembled cabinet meeting in Madrid. continue reading »

President Obama Grants His First Pardons - Illinois Woman Among Them

President Obama Grants His First Pardons - Illinois Woman Among Them

Today, the Department of Justice announced that President Barack Obama has granted pardons to nine individuals. Among them an Illinois woman * James Bernard Banks - Liberty, Utah Offense: Illegal possession of government property; 18 U.S.C. § 641. Sentence: Oct. 31 continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS:  Airspace Over Spain Closed Due to Strikers Walkout

BREAKING NEWS:  Airspace Over Spain Closed Due to Strikers Walkout

The Spanish government has just closed all the air space in the country because striking air controllers en masse did not show up for work. continue reading »

Unemployment Rate for Nation Increases as Does Hispanic Unemployment Rate, Now at 13.2%

The unemployment rate edged up to 9.8 percent in November, and nonfarm payroll employment was little changed (+39,000), the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. continue reading »

Gutierrez on DREAM Act Vote This Week: “We Ran Out of Time”

Gutierrez on DREAM Act Vote This Week: “We Ran Out of Time”

U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez announced that the House will take up the DREAM Act next week. The bill, which is an attempt to create a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrant students brough continue reading »

Future Growth in Digital Population Will be Driven by Hispanics

A new report coming out of eMarketer predicts that the Hispanic online population will grow by nearly 10 million people over the next four years. Next year, the report forecasts, 62.9% of Hispanics, or 32.2 million people, will be on line. continue reading »

Jalapeño Peppers no Longer the Hottest Pepper in Town

Jalapeño Peppers no Longer the Hottest Pepper in Town

Mexican spicy food, and more specifically their peppers, Jalapeños, Chipotle, Habaneros, (you know, the kind of peppers real men like Pancho Villa ate like peanuts, but will effectively ruin your day and parts of the next one) seem silly and bland when put next to the pepper that has just beat the record for the hottest pepper in the world. continue reading »

Utah Bill Looking to Create Work Permits for Undocumented

Utah Bill Looking to Create Work Permits for Undocumented

With help from The (conservative) Sutherland Institute, Utah Senator Luz Robles has begin work on a new bill that would offer the state’s undocumented immigration population the chance to legally work. continue reading »

Pope Praises Costa Rica as “Beacon for Peace”

Pope Praises Costa Rica as “Beacon for Peace”

Pope Benedict XVI in meeting with Costa Rica’s new ambassador to the Vatican, Fernando F. Sanchez Campos, expressed praise and his contentment for the country’s role in peace keeping and environmental conservation. continue reading »

Television Networks Fail Latinos in Diversity

Television Networks Fail Latinos in Diversity

The National Latino Media Council (NLMC) in anticipation of releasing its annual Network Television Report card next week appears very disappointed with the diversity of the networks. continue reading »

Are Latinos in the US Moving From Fútbol to Football?

Are Latinos in the US Moving From Fútbol to Football?

Viewership of football among Latinos increased 31 percent in 2009 from the previous year, according to the NFL. This year, hispanic viewership of the NFL is up nearly 12 percent over last years figures, says The Nielsen Company. continue reading »