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Colombia’s Own Katrina: Rupture of Dique Canal (VIDEO)

Colombia’s Own Katrina: Rupture of Dique Canal (VIDEO)

The heavy rainfalls that have caused state of emergency in Venezuela and northern Colombia, have caused a canal that connects the coastal city of Cartagena with the Magdalena river to rupture and submerge half of the state of Atlántico under close to 3 thousand million daily cubic feet of water. continue reading »

NARCO BLOG:  Bags with Human Remains Left Throughout Guadalajara

NARCO BLOG:  Bags with Human Remains Left Throughout Guadalajara

Several bags of human remains were abandoned in the Colonia Miravalle, in Guadalajara, Mexico the Narco Blog is reporting. continue reading »

Rarely Granted Private Immigration Bills Passed by Government

Rarely Granted Private Immigration Bills Passed by Government

Two Japanese citizens were granted U.S. legal status after Congress passed two separate (and rare) private immigration bills. When private bills are granted, it is usually to give relief to specific individuals or companies when all other options have been exhausted. continue reading »

Santana, Willie Nelson, Alberto Cortez and Others Support Immigration Reform Through Song (VIDEO)

Santana, Willie Nelson, Alberto Cortez and Others Support Immigration Reform Through Song (VIDEO)

How to get huge artists like Carlos Santana, Los Lonely Boys, Alberto Cortez, Alex Lora from El Tri and Willie Nelson in a recording studio for free? continue reading »

Mexican Catholic Church Calls for Christmas Truce Amongst Drug Cartels

Mexican Catholic Church Calls for Christmas Truce Amongst Drug Cartels

Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez of Guadalajara, Mexico has called upon drug traffickers to cease their violence, especially during the Christmas season. continue reading »

Dear Abby: 12/16/10- Readers Give Dear Abby Their Advice

Dear Abby: 12/16/10- Readers Give Dear Abby Their Advice

JOURNALS SPANNING 22 YEARS WILL BE THE GIFT OF A LIFETIME continue reading »

Latino Hotel Association First Hotel Franchise Forum a HIT

Latino Hotel Association First Hotel Franchise Forum a HIT

Officials of the Latino Hotel Association (LHA), the global organization dedicated to expanding Latino ownership, leadership and commerce in the hotel industry, today announced the successful completion of "Hotel Franchising," continue reading »

Horoscopes for Thursday December 16th, 2010

Horoscopes for Thursday December 16th, 2010

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Hallee Hirsh, 23; Benjamin Bratt, 47; Sam Robards, 49; Billy Gibbons, 61 Happy Birthday: Concentrate on your home and what needs to be done to make your life better. It's important to take action, instead of just thinking about it. Helping others will make you feel good and will broaden your outlook. It's never too late to make a change that will better your lifestyle. Your numbers are 2, 6, 21, 25, 28, 36, 43 continue reading »

$48.3 Billion in U.S.-Mexico Trade Moves Through Ciudad Juarez Despite Cartel Violence

$48.3 Billion in U.S.-Mexico Trade Moves Through Ciudad Juarez Despite Cartel Violence

The trade that moves through the cities of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas increased 15 percent from 2008 to 2009 and is set to increase again in 2010 in spite of the escalating drug cartel violence. continue reading »

Argentina Surpasses Brazil as the world’s Largest Exporter of Soccer Players

Argentina Surpasses Brazil as the world’s Largest Exporter of Soccer Players

Many are not happy with this development in Argentina as it leaves a void in the local game market. With the players being considered assets, they can be sold off for various reasons such as paying down club debt. continue reading »

Hispanic Health Groups Applaud FDA Action on Supplements

Hispanic Health Groups Applaud FDA Action on Supplements

"We all need to know that what we take is safe. Today the FDA called the dietary supplements industry to task for deceptive practices that have hidden from consumers the presence of potentially harmful ingredients in some supplements," said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation's leading Hispanic health advocacy group. Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of Food and Drugs, issued a letter today to dietary supplement man continue reading »

The New GM Volt Electric Car Has Shipped

The New GM Volt Electric Car Has Shipped

With the auto industry increasing marketing efforts geared towards growing Latino segment will there be interest in the new Electric Volt? continue reading »

Diego Forlán and Iker Casillas Receive Their World Cup Awards (VIDEO)

Diego Forlán and Iker Casillas Receive Their World Cup Awards (VIDEO)

Diego Forlán, was chosen the best player of the World Cup, and Iker Casillas, best goalie receiving along with the German Thomas Müller (more goals scored) their respective golden trophies from the hands of soccer legend Franz Beckenbauer. continue reading »

Spain Donates $20 Million to Help Haiti Combat Cholera

The Inter-American Development and the government of Spain will provide $20 million in emergency grants to help Haiti fight cholera, which has claimed more than 2,300 lives since late October. continue reading »

The US Version of “La llorona” Future House Speaker John Boehner via Jimmy Fallon

The US Version of “La llorona” Future House Speaker John Boehner via Jimmy Fallon

Future House Speaker John Boehner is quickly becoming as legendary as Mexico La LLoronz sung by Chavela Vargas continue reading »