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The Three Nationalities of Mario Vargas Llosa. Peruvian, Spanish and now… Dominican

The Three Nationalities of Mario Vargas Llosa. Peruvian, Spanish and now… Dominican

Mario Vargas Llosa has "accepted" a symbolic third nationality--Dominican. continue reading »

Dilma Rouseff Promises Prince Felipe of Spain to Make Spanish Second Language of Brazil

Dilma Rouseff Promises Prince Felipe of Spain to Make Spanish Second Language of Brazil

Already making a reputation for punctuality, the new president of Brazil arrived 15 minutes early to her meeting with Prince Felipe of Spain, her first meeting with a foreign leader-- which should have been the second, but Hugo Chávez left the country after her inauguration, missing the scheduled appointment, and not providing explanations. continue reading »

Immigrant Rights Advocates Push for Rescinding of Day Laborer Law

Immigrant Rights Advocates Push for Rescinding of Day Laborer Law

Immigrant rights and social justice advocates are asking a Virginia town council to rescind an ordinance that prohibits the solicitation of work by day laborers. In Herndon, Virginia, residents and advocate groups say the specific prohibition of allowing people to tell passers-by that they are looking for work but not outlawing all communication violates the workers’ First Amendment rights. continue reading »

John McCain Begins Latin American Tour This Sunday In Colombia. Will Talk FTA and Winter Disasters

John McCain Begins Latin American Tour This Sunday In Colombia. Will Talk FTA and Winter Disasters

Starting Sunday, senator McCain will visit the Latin American nation to witness first hand the consequences of the winter in the northern regions of Colombia, and to push for the approval of the Free Trade Agreement. continue reading »

Nipple Pulling Mother-in-Law Thug Charged with Aggravated Battery in Las Cruces

You typically don’t get arrested when you have a fight with a daughter-in-law that you don’t like. But Amelia Oveide, 46, took family feuding to a new low continue reading »

UN Launches $200 MIllion Sustainable Development Project in Haiti

UN Launches $200 MIllion Sustainable Development Project in Haiti

The United Nations and its partners this week launched a 20-year, $200 million environmental recovery program in south-west Haiti that aims to benefit more than 200,000 people and show that sustainable rural development, from fisheries to tourism, is indeed practical. continue reading »

Gov. Rick Scott Signs Executive Order on Immigration Policy Minutes After Being Sworn In

Gov. Rick Scott Signs Executive Order on Immigration Policy Minutes After Being Sworn In

Mere minutes after being sworn in to office, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order to stop what was referred to as "job -killing regulations" that were set in motion to clean up water pollution and set limits on the amount of mercury a company can dump into the water. continue reading »

Cristiano Ronaldo and his Tumultuous Baby Deal

Cristiano Ronaldo and his Tumultuous Baby Deal

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo surprised the world last summer when he announced he had become a father. Now his baby's momma, wants her bundle of joy back. continue reading »

UPDATE: Tucson Schools Given 60 Days to Comply with Anti-Ethnic Studies Law

UPDATE: Tucson Schools Given 60 Days to Comply with Anti-Ethnic Studies Law

The Tucson Unified School District has been given 60 days to adhere to a new state law that no longer allows classes like Mexican-American studies to be taught. continue reading »

Where are the Latinos on Oprah’s New Network?

Where are the Latinos on Oprah’s New Network?

Oprah’s ‘no-hate zone” network has successfully launched over the New Year’s weekend to an eager audience. The network posted a .7 household rating according to Neilsen, a 555% increase compared to ratings for its predecessor programming that came from the Discovery Health network. continue reading »

ANIMAL APOCALYPSE? Dead Birds, Dead Fish, Dead Bats, Dead Clams…...

ANIMAL APOCALYPSE? Dead Birds, Dead Fish, Dead Bats, Dead Clams…...

Animals all over the world are dying in mass, baffling scientists, that speculate aggressive weather changes, and loud fireworks as the causes for the Animapocalypse. continue reading »

New Border Crossing Planned at National Park in Texas

New Border Crossing Planned at National Park in Texas

Thursday, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol commissioner, Alan Bersin will travel to Big Bend National Park in Texas to announce the building of a new border crossing in Boquillas Canyon. continue reading »

Rapa Nui Indigenous People Violently Evicted from Easter Island Chile

Rapa Nui Indigenous People Violently Evicted from Easter Island Chile

Witnesses report that more than 100 Special Force Police beat dozens of clan members while forcibly evicting them from the Government Plaza in the center of Hanga Roa in Chile. continue reading »

Is a Swine Flu Epidemic Coming to Ecuador?

Is a Swine Flu Epidemic Coming to Ecuador?

Ecuadorian officials are denying they are facing a H1N1, swine flu, epidemic in spite of eight deaths and 35 confirmed cases reported in December 2010. The country’s national director of epidemiology, Juan Moreira, has stated the number of cases is “within an expected range.” continue reading »

Univision Renews Don Francisco’s Contract As The Host Faces a Paternity Lawsuit

Univision Renews Don Francisco’s Contract As The Host Faces a Paternity Lawsuit

The Popular TV host Mario Kreutzberger, known as "Don Francisco" faces a paternity lawsuit, from 43 year old Patricio Abraham. continue reading »