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U.S. Officials Travel to South America to Discuss Trade and Security Issues

United States Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William J. Burns is traveling to Chile, Argentina, and Brazil today through December 13. The purpose of his trip is to expand relations with key regional partners. continue reading »

Breaking News: DREAM Act PASSES in the House of Representatives 216 Y- 198 N

Breaking News: DREAM Act PASSES in the House of Representatives 216 Y- 198 N

After a lengthy debate this evening on the DREAM Act, it finally went to vote at 7:35 pm CMT Wednesday. After allowing several minutes for the vote to be taken, the final result was 216 Yah- 198 Nay- Motion Passes continue reading »

Massive Manhunt Underway: Alleged Zetas Break Elmer Arnoldo Zelada Out of Prison in Guatemala

Massive Manhunt Underway: Alleged Zetas Break Elmer Arnoldo Zelada Out of Prison in Guatemala

At least two dozen heavily armed men attacked a prison at 2:42 pm (Guatemala time) near the Mexican Border, and broke Elmer Arnoldo Zelaya out of jail. continue reading »

Ecuador’s Government Offering Incentives for Migrants to Return Home

Ecuador’s Government Offering Incentives for Migrants to Return Home

With the current state of the U.S. economy, programs that were initially set up to help Ecuadoreans assimilate in the U.S. are now being used to entice the very same people to come back to Ecuador. continue reading »

Baseball’s $100 Million Dollar Man: Mexican-American Adrian Gonzalez

Baseball’s $100 Million Dollar Man: Mexican-American Adrian Gonzalez

The Boston Red Sox announced on Monday afternoon, that Adrian Gonzalez will be the next addition to their roster, while at the same time making contract money history for a Mexican-American player. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS:  Luxury Cruise Ship Survives its “Own Perfect Storm” near Argentina (VIDEO)

BREAKING NEWS:  Luxury Cruise Ship Survives its “Own Perfect Storm” near Argentina (VIDEO)

One of the most elegant expedition vessels operating in Antarctica, the Clelia II, was disabled when a 30 foot wave hit it. The ship was returning to Argentina amidst heavy seas when the wave surged and took out windows and power. continue reading »

Salma Hayek: “I was Once an Illegal Immigrant”

Salma Hayek: “I was Once an Illegal Immigrant”

The Mexican actress penned an article and is featured in the cover of December's edition of Spain's V magazine. In her article, she said "I was an illegal immigrant in the United States. It was for a small period of time, but I still did it." continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez Delivers Speech to House Today, prior to DREAM Act Vote

Rep. Gutierrez Delivers Speech to House Today, prior to DREAM Act Vote

Rep. Gutierrez: DREAM Act Is Test of "Our Tolerance, Our Fairness, Our Sense of Justice". This morning as the House of Representatives opened for the day, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) delivered a "one-minute" address to the House. The House is expected to take up the American Dream Act (HR 6497, aka the DREAM Act) later today. The following is the text, as prepared, of the Congressman's remarks. continue reading »

DREAM VOTE UPDATE:  DREAM Act’s Hope May Lie With AgJobs Bill

DREAM VOTE UPDATE:  DREAM Act’s Hope May Lie With AgJobs Bill

As hope for the DREAM Act’s passage dwindles, House leaders are now considering adding it to an agriculture jobs bill in a last-ditch effort to gather additional votes. Adding it to the AgJobs bill, which has had support from “moderate Republicans and Democrats from agriculture districts,” continue reading »

STUDY:  Only One-in-Four Mexican Youth Uses Condoms

STUDY:  Only One-in-Four Mexican Youth Uses Condoms

A study by the Mexican Youth Institute has found that only one out of every Mexican youth uses condoms. The number one reason was lack of use – they don’t like it. continue reading »

President Santos Declares State of Emergency in Colombia Due to Worst Downpours in Decades (VIDEO)

President Santos Declares State of Emergency in Colombia Due to Worst Downpours in Decades (VIDEO)

President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos expressed his regret over the loss of lives and declared a 30 day state of emergency that could be extended, if the downpours battering the Antioquia region don't subside. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS:  Fire in Chilean Prison Kills at Least 81 (UPDATE) (VIDEO)

BREAKING NEWS:  Fire in Chilean Prison Kills at Least 81 (UPDATE) (VIDEO)

A fire broke at the San Miguel prison in the Chilean capital city of Santiago that reportedly has left 81 people dead. Reports are just emerging from state authorities. continue reading »

U.S. Officials Meet with 14-Year Old Mexican Assassin; Two Sisters also Drug Cartel Members

U.S. Officials Meet with 14-Year Old Mexican Assassin; Two Sisters also Drug Cartel Members

U.S. Embassy officials in Mexico met with the 14-year alleged assassin in prison to assure his safety and inform him of his rights in a foreign country, should he indeed be a U.S. citizen. continue reading »

New Technology Launched in Mexico by GoogleEarth Will Track Environmental Changes

New Technology Launched in Mexico by GoogleEarth Will Track Environmental Changes

Google has made public a new online technology that will allow scientists to monitor and quantify changes to the environment, using 25 years worth of satellite data collected by LANDSAT, the longest satellite continuously orbiting around Earth. continue reading »

‘Hispanic Hate’ Statement of the Week and It’s Only Tuesday

‘Hispanic Hate’ Statement of the Week and It’s Only Tuesday

"I don't care about racial profiling. You know, sometimes it is good we are racially profiled, because the God's honest truth is that 99 percent of the people that are robbing, stealing, killing these drivers are blacks and Hispanics,” continue reading »