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The Literature Nobel Prize Returns to Latin America in the Hands of Mario Vargas Llosa (BILINGUAL)

The Literature Nobel Prize Returns to Latin America in the Hands of Mario Vargas Llosa (BILINGUAL)

The Nobel organizing committee awarded the coveted literature prize to Vargas Llosa “for his cartography of the structures of power, and his acute reflection of the individual’s resistance, his revolt, his failures.” continue reading »

Newscaster Bachelorettes Get Ready: L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is Officially Divorced

Newscaster Bachelorettes Get Ready: L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is Officially Divorced

Los Angeles Mayor and the third Mexican-American to hold the post, Antonio Villaraigosa is officially single after his three year divorce finalized today. Many might think he was already a swinging single after his embarrassing affair with local TV news reporter Mirthala Salinas came to light. continue reading »

Minority Communities Less Likely to Receive Adequate Pain Management

Minority Communities Less Likely to Receive Adequate Pain Management

Studies are showing that Hispanics and Blacks are less likely to get adequate care for pain and more likely to simply deal with it than their white counterparts. Minorities are also more likely to suffer from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder down the road when not properly treated for their pain. continue reading »

Argentinian President in Berlin to Discuss Renegotiation of Nation’s Multi-Billion Dollar Debt

Argentinian President in Berlin to Discuss Renegotiation of Nation’s Multi-Billion Dollar Debt

President of Argentina Cristina Fernández de Kirshner made a plead to global financial institutions last Wednesday urging them to enter negotiating talks with Buenos Aires about the renegotiation of the nation's sovereign debt. continue reading »

Join in Today: Latin America’s Economic Future (WEBCAST)

Today the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Latin America Initiative at Brookings will host a conference examining the outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean in the context of current economic recovery continue reading »

Special Report- Guatemala: A Test Tube of Repression

Special Report- Guatemala: A Test Tube of Repression

Last week’s grotesque revelation about American public health doctors infecting nearly 700 Guatemalans with venereal disease to test penicillin from 1946-48 marked just the start of the U.S. government’s post-World War II abuse of that Central American country. continue reading »

11 Países de America Latina Piden Revisión de Leyes Migratorias de Arizona

México y otros 10 países de América Latina buscan que un tribunal federal de apelaciones de los Estados Unidos revise leyes de inmigración del estado de Arizona. continue reading »

Massive Crack-Down on Puerto Rico’s Police Force

Massive Crack-Down on Puerto Rico’s Police Force

The U.S. Justice Department and 750 members of the FBI were involved in a large scope investigation of Puerto Rico’s police force resulting 133 individuals arrested for providing drug dealers protection. continue reading »

Guatemala: Millonario Decomiso de Dinero de Narcos

La Policía Nacional Civil decomisó 1,8 millones de dólares en efectivo que eran trasladados en dos sacos por el hermano de un supuesto narcotraficante detenido horas antes y que es solicitado por Estados Unidos, informó la fiscalía. continue reading »

Geraldo Rivera Allegedly Snubbed by Facebook Founder M. Zuckerberg

Geraldo Rivera Allegedly Snubbed by Facebook Founder M. Zuckerberg

"He absolutely freaked out when he saw me. I thought he was going to jump into the arms of his handlers. I extended my hand to shake his hand and its the first time ever someone refused to shake my hand, and ran out of the room." Rivera said while interviewing David Kirkpatrick, author of "The Facebook Effect" “He refused to shake my hand and he ran out of the room” “He wouldn’t even look at me.” continue reading »

Secretary Napolitano Announces Record-Breaking Immigration Enforcement Statistics Achieved

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) today announced record-breaking immigration enforcement statistics achieved —including unprecedented numbers of convicted criminal alien removals and overall alien removals in fiscal year 2010. continue reading »

UPDATE:  Texas Governor Perry Asks for Help from Mexican President to Locate Missing Boater

UPDATE:  Texas Governor Perry Asks for Help from Mexican President to Locate Missing Boater

Texas Governor Rick Perry is intervening on behalf of Tiffany Young-Hartley and her family asking for help from Mexico's President Felipe Calderon. Governor Perry wants a guarantee that the Tamaulipas State police will continue to search for the missing body of Hartley's husband, Michael Harltey, that went missing after being allegedly shot to death at by Mexican pirates. Specifically Perry is asking the President to call him and hopes that he will call "within the next 48 hours" and feels that if they body has been retrieved its because "they aren't looking hard enough," continue reading »

CNN en Español Gets Make Over

CNN en Español Gets Make Over

CNN en Español is revamping its look, programming and outreach to increase its U.S. audience. Over the next nine months the show will get a new logo and slogan “Vive La Noticia, Live the News” and add several new programs to its line up that include: continue reading »

Good Samaritan Saves Abducted Girl

Good Samaritan Saves Abducted Girl

Having seen a story on the evening news about a young girl that had been abducted, a California man was given the opportunity to become a real hero. After seeing an Amber Alert Tuesday morning, and walki continue reading »

California Supreme Court Reviewing State Tuition Benefits for Undocumented Immigrant Students

California Supreme Court Reviewing State Tuition Benefits for Undocumented Immigrant Students

The California Supreme Court is hearing a case starting this week that would end tuition benefits for illegal immigrants attending the state’s public colleges. continue reading »