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Hispanic Health Leader Calls for End to Tobacco Pollution

Hispanic Health Leader Calls for End to Tobacco Pollution

"Today Surgeon General Benjamin made it crystal clear — there is no safe level of smoking, no safe cigarette, and no unharmful levels of second-hand smoke. Our nation owes an enormous debt of gratitude to Dr. Benjamin continue reading »

Report: Venezuela’s Violence Claims At Least 14,000 Lives

Report: Venezuela’s Violence Claims At Least 14,000 Lives

Though people are constantly being bombarding with news of violence in Mexico, news coverage of Venezuela’s violent struggles are comparatively unknown, but with nearly 14,000 murders last year, Venezuela has one of Latin America’s highest murder rates. continue reading »

Catholic Bishops Oppose Ortega’s Reelection Bid in Nicaragua

Catholic Bishops Oppose Ortega’s Reelection Bid in Nicaragua

President Daniel Ortega’s push to stay in power using a contested interpretation of the Constitution has many citizens crying foul. Mr. Ortega’s critics charge that he is disrespecting the constitution by having his supporter’s rule to make an exception continue reading »

Bandits Arrested in Yesterday’s Gun Battle in Morelia Connect “El Ponchis” to 3 More Murders (VIDEO)

Bandits Arrested in Yesterday’s Gun Battle in Morelia Connect “El Ponchis” to 3 More Murders (VIDEO)

Three gunmen from the South Pacific drug cartel, the same outfit that allegedly employed 14-year-old Edgar Jimenez Lugo have implicated "El Ponchis" in the murders of three more men. Once arrested, they lead officers to the bodies, buried in clandestine graves near a highway south of the capital. continue reading »

Illegal Immigrant with Multiple Deporations Leads Texas Police on 30-mile Car Chase

After police in La Joya, Texas received a lead regarding a stolen vehicle, a miles-long chase began, and ended in a drug seizure. La Joya Police Chief Jose Del Angel said police received a tip regarding a stolen truck out of San Juan. continue reading »

Watch Mario Vargas Llosa Recieve The Literature Nobel Prize (VIDEO)

Watch Mario Vargas Llosa Recieve The Literature Nobel Prize (VIDEO)

Watch Mario Vargas Llosa Recieve The Literature Nobel Prize continue reading »

Gallup has released a new poll -Americans would vote for the DREAM Act by Slight Majority

Gallup posed the question to Americans in early December- Suppose that on Election Day you could vote on key issues as well as candidates. Please tell me whether you would vote for or against a law that would do each of the following. Would you vote for or against a law that would -- continue reading »

NARCO BLOG: Police in Morelia, Mexico Hunt Down “La Familia” Cartel Leaders (VIDEO)

NARCO BLOG: Police in Morelia, Mexico Hunt Down “La Familia” Cartel Leaders (VIDEO)

The Mexican Federal Police have begun an operative to hunt down the top leaders of the terrorist drug cartel known as "La Familia" in Morelia, western Mexico. continue reading »

Latino Converting to Islam and Finding Terrorism on the Way

Latino Converting to Islam and Finding Terrorism on the Way

Antonio Martinez, aka Muhammad Hussain, age 21, of Baltimore, a U.S. citizen, was charged by criminal complaint Wednesday with attempting to murder federal officers and employees and attempted use of a weapon of continue reading »

Brazil to Invest $150 Million to Improve Living Conditions in Favelas

Brazil to Invest $150 Million to Improve Living Conditions in Favelas

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s second biggest city, will get a $150 million loan financing to improve living conditions in low-income neighborhoods, known as favelas. continue reading »

A  DREAMer Profile:  The Face of the DREAM Act

A DREAMer Profile:  The Face of the DREAM Act

With all the controversy surrounding the DREAM Act, it’s sometimes easy to forget that people’s lives and futures are at stake. For young people with a past like David Moreno's, the DREAM Act means a future full of possibility. continue reading »

Benicio del Toro Will Debut as Director Next Year With “7 Days in Havana,” a  Seven-Director Effort

Benicio del Toro Will Debut as Director Next Year With “7 Days in Havana,” a Seven-Director Effort

Puerto Rican-American Benicio Del Toro will debut as a director next year , with the film 7 Days in Havana, a Spanish-language film about contemporary Cuba. continue reading »

The Texas Film Commission:  Robert Rodriguez’s “Machete” Makes Texans Look Bad

The Texas Film Commission:  Robert Rodriguez’s “Machete” Makes Texans Look Bad

In a letter released Wednesday by a spokesperson for Governor Rick Perry, the Texas Film Commission quoted part of a state law that states that requests for film incentives can be denied “because of inappropriate content or content that portrays Texas or Texans in a negative fashion.” continue reading »

Vargas Llosa: First Nobel Winner To Cry In Stockholm (VIDEO)

Vargas Llosa: First Nobel Winner To Cry In Stockholm (VIDEO)

Peruvian Novelist Mario Vargas Llosa has became the first ever Nobel Prize winner to cry at the podium; the author broke into tears towards the end of his prize acceptance speech at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm. continue reading »

40 Million in U.S. Driving Drunk or Drugged

40 Million in U.S. Driving Drunk or Drugged

Despite massive efforts to curb drunk driving, some 30 million Americans are driving drunk and another 10 million are driving drugged each year, federal officials report. continue reading »