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DREAMers Demonstrate at Military Recruiting Office in D.C.

DREAMers Demonstrate at Military Recruiting Office in D.C.

Tuesday, outside a military recruiting center in Washington D.C., a group of undocumented immigrants arrived and asked to serve in the U.S. military. This display was to implore legislators to support the DREAM Act by showing that many continue reading »

OVERNIGHT IN MEXICO:  Illegal Immigrant Sweep Nets 125 Central Americans

OVERNIGHT IN MEXICO:  Illegal Immigrant Sweep Nets 125 Central Americans

Mexico’s National Migration Institute (INM) is reporting that an immigration sweep in Oaxaca has netted 125 illegal aliens mostly Central Americans. The illegal immigrants were located in train cars and it is assumed they were traveling through Mexico to enter the U.S. continue reading »

Florida Professor Opposed to Negative Latino Stereotypes Loses Job

Florida Professor Opposed to Negative Latino Stereotypes Loses Job

Dr. Nancy Rudner Lugo is fighting for her academic professional career saying that ther term at the University of Central Florida abruptly ended when she refused to use a textbook with negative Latino stereotypes. continue reading »

Illegal Aliens - Calls for Help

Illegal Aliens - Calls for Help

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias Texas station rescued two illegal aliens Monday. The event transpired when the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from an illegal alien who claimed to be lost in the brush and in need of assistance. continue reading »

Poverty in Latin America Stabilizes per UN Report

Poverty in Latin America Stabilizes per UN Report

The number of poor people in Latin America will fall this year to 180 million – the pre-crisis levels seen in 2008 – thanks to robust economic recovery in most of the countries of the region, says a United Nations report released today. continue reading »

Six Simple Ways to Make DREAM Act a Reality

Six Simple Ways to Make DREAM Act a Reality

The Latino Policy Forum, located in Chicago, Illinois, has put together an easy TO DO list for those wanting to help the passage of the DREAM Act during the lame duck session of Congress: continue reading »

U.S.-Panama Sign New Tax Exchange Agreement

U.S.-Panama Sign New Tax Exchange Agreement

In a ceremony at the U.S. Department of the Treasury today, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Panamanian Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs Juan Carlos Varela signed a new tax information exchange agreement (TIEA) between the United States and Panama. continue reading »

Central American Bishops Create Radio Network for Region

The Bishops of Central America decided, at their annual meeting, in Costa Rica to create a network of Catholic radio stations in the region. “There are 60 radio stations broadcasting in Central America and they fulfill a key role in the public relations of the life of the Church,” said Bishop Alvaro Ramazzini of Guatemala. continue reading »

Justice Department Files Suit Against Puerto Rico Police Department

The Department of Justice announced today the filing of a lawsuit against the Policía de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico Police Department or PRPD) alleging the PRPD retaliated against Agent Investigator Sofía Figueroa Rossy (Figueroa) for complaining about a hostile work environment based on sex, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. continue reading »

Secretary Napolitano’s Mexico Visit Focuses on Facilitating Travel and Humane Deportations

Secretary Napolitano’s Mexico Visit Focuses on Facilitating Travel and Humane Deportations

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano today visited Mexico City to meet with her international counterparts and reiterate the Obama administration's continue reading »

UPDATE: 15 DREAMers Arrested on Day 20 of Hunger Strike

UPDATE: 15 DREAMers Arrested on Day 20 of Hunger Strike

UPDATE: Monday, after refusing to leave, 15 DREAM Act demonstrators were arrested for criminal trespassing outside the offices of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison in San Antonio, Texas. Among those arrested were a former city councilwoman continue reading »

Dominican Youngster Wins International Peace Prize

Sixteen-year-old Francia Simon from the Dominican Republic won the International Children's Peace Prize for campaigning for better access to health care and education. continue reading »

Spain’s “El País” Only Spanish Language Newspaper Getting WikiLeaks

Spain’s “El País” Only Spanish Language Newspaper Getting WikiLeaks

Last Sunday, WikiLeaks provided five international news organizations with over 250,000 classified documents in what became the greatest leak of secret data in history. continue reading »

Texas Creates “Mini Novelas” to Teach Hispanics About DUI/Driver Safety (VIDEO)

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) launched a series of mini telenovelas this month in an effort to extend the message to the Hispanic community about the consequences of drinking and driving. TxDOT is one of the first U.S. state agencies to tackle the dangers of drinking and driving through the telenovela format, which is very popular in the Spanish-speaking community. continue reading »

AZ Fails to Nab Businesses For Immigration Violations

AZ Fails to Nab Businesses For Immigration Violations

Over the last two years, since Maricopa County officers began immigration raids, almost 500 hundred people have been removed from various businesses. However, very little action has been taken against the companies they worked for despite continue reading »