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DREAM Act: Much Hope but Reality Dim for Passage

DREAM Act: Much Hope but Reality Dim for Passage

The issue of the DREAM Act has galvanized immigrant high-school and college students like no other in the country. As Congress considers taking up the measure during the lame duck session, students are staging hunger strikes, reaching out to their elected officials and trying to draw attention to the issue in any way they can. continue reading »

Ongoing Brazil Slum Violence Leaves 25 Dead as Police Clash with Drug Gangs

Ongoing Brazil Slum Violence Leaves 25 Dead as Police Clash with Drug Gangs

A week long clash between Brazilian police and drug gangs of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas “slums” has resulted in 25 dead and 188 arrests. The violence erupted when drug gang members being transferred from local prisons to federal facilities ordered the uprising. continue reading »

Holiday Doesn’t Slow Drug Smugglers: $5 Million Seized over Thanksgiving Holiday

Holiday Doesn’t Slow Drug Smugglers: $5 Million Seized over Thanksgiving Holiday

More than $5.3 million worth of marijuana was confiscated in multiple seizures by U.S. Border Patrol agents throughout the Rio Grande Valley Sector in a 48-hour time period spanning the Thanksgiving holiday. continue reading »

Another U.S.-Mexico Tunnel Discovered in San Diego

Another U.S.-Mexico Tunnel Discovered in San Diego

Eight suspects are in custody on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border and more than 20 tons of marijuana have been seized following the San Diego Tunnel Task Force's discovery Thursday of a cross-border passageway even more sophisticated than a similar tunnel uncovered in the area less than three weeks ago. continue reading »

WARM UP  this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

WARM UP this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

WARM UP this weekend with a Latin American natural wonder. Guess What and Where this is? continue reading »

For Those Not Looking for Black Friday Deals Try a $3.5 Million Tequila (VIDEO)

For Those Not Looking for Black Friday Deals Try a $3.5 Million Tequila (VIDEO)

A Mexican tequila distillery, Hacienda la Capilla, has just unveiled what is believed to be the most expensive bottle of tequila valued at $3.5 million. continue reading »

Majority of Hispanics Plan to Give Charitable Donations between Now and End of Year

Majority of Hispanics Plan to Give Charitable Donations between Now and End of Year

As the final push for charitable donations before year end starts many Hispanic have already decided to contribute. A study by the American Red Cross found that 54 percent of Hispanics plan to give to their preferred charity between Thanksgiving and year end. continue reading »

BEWARE of ‘Black Friday’ Frenzy

BEWARE of ‘Black Friday’ Frenzy

When retailers limit quantities, allow for long lines and have poor coupon instructions something called 'black Friday' frenzy can occur, say researchers. Many others would simply say its all part of the shopping experience but others warn of the risks associated with shopper meltdowns. continue reading »

CHC Divided on Combining DREAM Act and AgJOBS when Immigration Reform comes to the Floor

CHC Divided on Combining DREAM Act and AgJOBS when Immigration Reform comes to the Floor

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus need to decide what their priorities are for the lame duck session. CHC Leaders are in agreement to press for a vote on the DREAM Act. Leaders are currently lobbying out going Democrats for their support and have sealed the support of the White House and Congressional Democratic Leaders continue reading »

No Problems with Tourists and Cholera Say Government of Dominican Republic

No Problems with Tourists and Cholera Say Government of Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic authorities say that no new cases of cholera have been reported, leaving the number of cases at four and they are doing all they to keep it that way. continue reading »

Oakland CA to issue Municipal ID Cards to All Resident Immigrants

Oakland CA to issue Municipal ID Cards to All Resident Immigrants

Similar to what San Francisco offers, Oakland will offer the ID card to its residents who are homeless people, immigrants and others who might have trouble obtaining a state identification card. Oakland’s card is unique in it will double as an ATM debit card. continue reading »

Toys that Children Love but Drive Parents Crazy- Oh NO- Not Dora! (VIDEO)

Maggie Rodriguez from CBS News talks to Time to Play magazine's Shannon Eis about toys that kids love but parents can't stand. continue reading »

Yale University and Peru Government Reach Deal over Machu Picchu Artifacts

Yale University and Peru Government Reach Deal over Machu Picchu Artifacts

Peruvian Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Garcia Belaunde announced today that he has signed an agreement with Yale University President Richard Levin on the return of artifacts that a Yale explorer excavated in the early 20th century at the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. continue reading »

½ of Police Force Arrested, Mayor and Mayor Elect Missing in Chiapas

½ of Police Force Arrested, Mayor and Mayor Elect Missing in Chiapas

Ciro Diaz Sanchez, mayor of Pueblo Nuevo Solistahuacan, and Pedro Bautista, who was slated to succeed him next month, went missing on Wednesday. This is just days after Mexico’s army detained almost half of the police force and other officials for suspicions that they were working with the Zeta drug cartel. continue reading »

Stewardess Calendar Causes Frenzy in Mexico

Stewardess Calendar Causes Frenzy in Mexico

Ten stewardesses from the bankrupt Mexicana Airlines have joined together to take their future in their own hands. Each of the ten “aeromozas” pitched in about 100,000 peso’s ( about $8,000) of their own money to cover production costs for the continue reading »