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Concern Over Prison Term for Panamanian Journalists Growing

The United Nations (UN) voiced concern over a prison sentence for two Panamanian journalists, who had earlier been acquitted on charges of slander and libel. Frank La Rue from the UN said in a statement that, according to available information, the two journalists were also prohibited from carrying out activities related to their profession for one year. continue reading »

One of Latin America’s Largest Energy Efficiency Projects Underway in Venezuela

Venezuela will increase power output from its largest hydroelectric complex by 795 megawatts—enough to supply almost one million Venezuelans—through a modernization program financed with a $700 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank. continue reading »

Latinos Divided Over What to do About Undocumented, Most Advocate for a Fine but not Deportation

The national political backlash against illegal immigration has created new divisions among Latinos and heightened their concerns about discrimination against members of their ethnic group-including those who were born in the United States or who immigrated legally. continue reading »

Election Year Highlights Hispanic Media’s Influence

Election Year Highlights Hispanic Media’s Influence

This election season, Spanish-language networks are playing an important role as many are hosting many debates with major candidates and seeing their political coverage received by mainstream media, and such a point should not be ignored or forgotten. continue reading »

South Carolina holds Hearings to Discuss Immigration Reform Bill

South Carolina holds Hearings to Discuss Immigration Reform Bill

An immigration subcommittee in South Carolina addressed an Arizona-style bill during the last legislative session but time ran out for it to get approval. A new bill is being planned to be filed for the 2011 session, and pre-filing begins in December. Currently statewide hearings are being held on the proposed bill. continue reading »

Cuba to Open First Religious Building in 50 Years

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will travel to Cuba next month, to witness history will take place as the island will be opening the new National Seminary, the first religious structure built in the communist country in over half a century. continue reading »

15 Dead in Mexico Car Wash Massacre

15 Dead in Mexico Car Wash Massacre

Fifteen people were killed Wednesday in Tepic Mexico at a car wash. This is the third such massacre in less than a week in Mexico. The authorities in the state of Nayarit where Tepic is located, report that a group of armed attackers arrived at the Gamboa car wash and opened fire continue reading »

Jaguar Attacks and Kills U.S. Citizen in Belize

A four-year-old jaguar male called Max, is allegedly to blame in the mauling death of a U.S. citizen whose body was found on Tuesday. continue reading »

Six Grenades and 1,000 Bullets Later Entire Mexican Town’s Police Force Quits

Six Grenades and 1,000 Bullets Later Entire Mexican Town’s Police Force Quits

The 14-man police force of the tiny town of Los Ramones was celebrating their new police headquarters when they were met with a hale of gunfire and tossed grenades, Monday night. Incredibly no one was reported injured but everyone was beyond startled and frightened. continue reading »

Spanish Law Orders Prostitutes to Wear Fluorescent Vests

Spanish Law Orders Prostitutes to Wear Fluorescent Vests

Women practicing the oldest profession in the world on a rural highway outside Els Alamús, a 678 inhabitant Spanish town situated in the county of Segrià in Lleida, Catalonia, have been told to wear yellow fluorescent bibs, or pay fines of 40 euros ($55). continue reading »

We Need the Recently Departed Paul the Octopus to Predict the Nevada Race

We Need the Recently Departed Paul the Octopus to Predict the Nevada Race

Paul is dead, and this time we're not talking about the left handed Beatle. Check out our hypothesis on what killed the fabled oracle mollusk. continue reading »

ELECTION:  Brian “My Kids Don’t Look Hispanic” Sandoval Poised to be Nevada’s Next Governor

ELECTION:  Brian “My Kids Don’t Look Hispanic” Sandoval Poised to be Nevada’s Next Governor

The Rasmussen polls are showing Republican gubernatorial candidate, Brian Sandoval, with a 20-point lead with one week to go to election time. Brian Sandoval who enjoys 95% of the Tea Party vote is running against Democrat Rory Reid. continue reading »

ELECTION:  Meg Whitman Continues Outreach to Latino Community with Confusing Messages (VIDEO)

Meg Whitman, candidate for Governor of California continues to reach out to the 17 million Latino voters in California with new ads this week – the problem is that the message is in direct opposition to what she is saying in her English language election ads. ¿Que Pasa? continue reading »

Madonna Chooses Mexico City as the First Location for her New Fitness Center Chain

Madonna Chooses Mexico City as the First Location for her New Fitness Center Chain

Madonna is launching her own global chain of gyms and fitness centers, and the place where the queen of pop will start her exercise venture, is Mexico City. continue reading »

Nobel Peace Prize Website Comes Under Cyberattack

Nobel Peace Prize Website Comes Under Cyberattack

The Nobel Peace Prize Web site came under cyber attack from Taiwan, Norwegian telecoms operator Telenor stated yesterday, less than 3 weeks after jailed Chinese dissent Liu Xiaobo won the award. continue reading »