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Rep. King Plans to Change U.S. Approach to Immigration Policy

Rep. King Plans to Change U.S. Approach to Immigration Policy

Representative Peter King (R-LI) told he New York Post that when he becomes the new chairman of the House’s Homeland Security Committee in January, he plans to tighten border security and have more undocumented immigrants arrested if they cross the border continue reading »

WARNING:  Mexican food staples Cilantro and Parsley Recalled for Possible Salmonella

WARNING:  Mexican food staples Cilantro and Parsley Recalled for Possible Salmonella

J&D Produce, out of Texas, is voluntarily recalling nearly 7,000 of its cases of cilantro and curly parsley that were packaged under the label of ‘Little Bear’ between November 30 and December 6th. continue reading »

Scientists Will Simulate a Space Colony in Chile To Study Life In Mars

Scientists Will Simulate a Space Colony in Chile To Study Life In Mars

Chilean scientists along with scientists from several countries will construct a base in the arid-most desert in the world, Chile's Atacama (where the 33 miners got trapped) aiming to simulate a space colony in the planet Mars, which shares a lot of characteristics with Atacama. continue reading »

Nebraska Senators to Introduce Arizona-style Immigration Bills

Nebraska Senators to Introduce Arizona-style Immigration Bills

In an attempt to give local police more power to monitor the state’s illegal immigration population, Nebraska senators have revealed that they are presenting bills to give them such authority. Senators Charlie Janssen (Fremont) and Tony Fulton (Lincoln) continue reading »

Texas Border Fence Draws Closer to Completion at $748 Million Cost

Texas Border Fence Draws Closer to Completion at $748 Million Cost

In Hope Park, Texas, As the final piece of a border fence goes up, many look at it with disgust, and it’s not just immigrant advocates either. The fence at the U.S.-Mexico border was created to keep illegal immigrants out, continue reading »

“Chapulín Colorado” Movie Coming to Theaters in 2011

“Chapulín Colorado” Movie Coming to Theaters in 2011

More agile than a tortoise, stronger than a mouse, nobler than a piece of lettuce, his emblem is a yellow heart! (Más ágil que una tortuga, más fuerte que un ratón, más noble que una lechuga, su escudo es un corazón... ¡Es el Chapulín Colorado!) continue reading »

‘Dominican Rum’ Must be Made from Sugar Cane Says Dominican Officials or Its Not Our Rum

‘Dominican Rum’ Must be Made from Sugar Cane Says Dominican Officials or Its Not Our Rum

Rum manufacturers have been actively defending the collective "Dominican rum" brand, and its requirements of being manufactured from sugar cane. Rum is the national drink of the country continue reading »

More Migrant Abducted in Mexico, 50 Kidnapped Last Week Remain Missing

More Migrant Abducted in Mexico, 50 Kidnapped Last Week Remain Missing

On the heels of last week’s abduction of 50 migrants from Central American in Mexico, there appears to be another kidnapping in the same area, this time of nine migrants. continue reading »

Argentinean Fertility Doctor Who Stole Embryos in U.S. Arrested in Mexico After 15 year Search

Argentinean Fertility Doctor Who Stole Embryos in U.S. Arrested in Mexico After 15 year Search

Dr Ricardo Asch has been arrested in Mexico after fleeing the U.S. fifteen years after he and another doctor were charged with harvesting eggs and stealing embryos of unsuspecting women being treated at the University of California’s Reproductive Health center. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS:  Colorado State Senator Kills Pregnant Woman in Texas Car Wreck

BREAKING NEWS:  Colorado State Senator Kills Pregnant Woman in Texas Car Wreck

Democratic Colorado State Senator, Suzanne Williams, was involved in a horrific car accident in Texas that has left a pregnant women dead and the Senator’s son and her grandchildren hospitalized. continue reading »

Disasters of 2010 that Made Headlines, Many Occurring in Latin America

2010 was a year marked by disasters both natural and man-made throughout the global, as every month came with its dose of cruel fate and the unexpected rage of mother nature. More than half of these disasters hit effected Latin America resulting in catastrophic loss of life, and billions in damages. continue reading »

Florida International Univ. Baseball Star, Garrett Wittels, Charged with Raping Under Aged Females

Florida International Univ. Baseball Star, Garrett Wittels, Charged with Raping Under Aged Females

Florida International University (FIU) baseball player and star athlete, Garrett Wittels has been charged along with two other men of raping two 17-year old females in the Bahamas. continue reading »

Justice Sotomayor: Supreme Court’s ‘Wise Latina’ Standing Up for Prisoner Rights

Justice Sotomayor: Supreme Court’s ‘Wise Latina’ Standing Up for Prisoner Rights

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has been ruffling a few feathers since she became a member of the U.S.’s highest court. Only in her second term, the first Hispanic member, Justice Sotomayor has publicly voiced her concern over the court’s refusal to hear some appeals, especially those involving prisoners. continue reading »

BE SMART:  Remember Your Gift Card Rights under New Credit Card Laws

A handy Christmas present from the U.S. federal government - some gift cards don’t expire thanks to the Credit CARD Act of 2009 signed into law on May 22, 2009. And here you thought you had to use them all up this year. continue reading »

Cocaine Laced Easter Eggs Found at LAX - Dad Insists Its His Kids Christmas Candy

Cocaine Laced Easter Eggs Found at LAX - Dad Insists Its His Kids Christmas Candy

There is nothing like getting ready for a holiday while celebrating another holiday but it also draws the attention of immigration and custom's officials. continue reading »