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Pope Visits Spain, Gay Community Recieves him With Public Kiss-In (VIDEO)(BILINGUAL)

Pope Visits Spain, Gay Community Recieves him With Public Kiss-In (VIDEO)(BILINGUAL)

Massive crowds of gay men and women in the Spanish cities of Barcelona and Santiago de Compostela, greeted pope Bendict XVI kissing on the streets, in a peaceful protest against the church's discriminatory stance on gay rights. continue reading »

Nicaragua Cites GoogleMaps Faulty Map as an Excuse to Invade Costa Rica

Nicaragua Cites GoogleMaps Faulty Map as an Excuse to Invade Costa Rica

President Daniel Ortega from Nicaragua blames Google maps for last week's accidental invasion of Costa Rican soil. Nicaraguan troops have been accused of crossing the traditionally debated Nicaragua border into Costa Rica, and setting up camp for the night. The soldiers allegedly took down a Costa Rican flag and hoisted the Nicaraguan flag. continue reading »

Audacities of Terrorist Advertising in Mexico (VIDEO)

Audacities of Terrorist Advertising in Mexico (VIDEO)

Mexican drug cartels appear to be using more common known of marketing tools to get their message of terror out: media banners and YouTube. Following the imprisonment or death of a notable drug cartel leader by Mexican officials, continue reading »

Proposed Cable TV Show About Illegal Immigrant Investigator Sparks Controversy

Proposed Cable TV Show About Illegal Immigrant Investigator Sparks Controversy

The television station, FX, currently has a new drama in development. The protagonist is an undocumented Mexican immigrant Private Investigator (P.I.), and the character has a number of conservatives up in arms about the idea of an “illegal alien” being a [fictional] hero. continue reading »

Mexico’s Lost Generation

Mexico’s Lost Generation

A new generation of Mexican youth is being swept into the drug cartel wars with roles either as victim or perpetrator. As is the case in many country’s, including the U.S., a high rate of teen unemployment has made Mexico’s teens seek out cash and distraction in organized crime. continue reading »

Mug Shots of Alien Smugglers to be Commonplace at Border Crossings

Mug Shots of Alien Smugglers to be Commonplace at Border Crossings

On Fridays, anyone traveling across the U.S.-Mexico border will now see fliers exposing the mug shots of dozens of suspected smugglers as part of a program that aims to get information leading to the arrests of these people continue reading »

Bloody Sunday in Ciudad Juarez

Bloody Sunday in Ciudad Juarez

This weekend the most violent city in Mexico got bloodier, with separate shootings that left eighteen people dead in one day. In one incident seven bodies were found left for dead on the street, five of them in a car and two were on the roadside. The other incident involved a family of seven, all killed outside their home. continue reading »

Bull SPLITS Matador’s Pants (VIDEO)

Bull SPLITS Matador’s Pants (VIDEO)

A Colombian bullfighter continued his match after he was disrobed by a charging bull. The undaunted fighter tied a piece of cloth around his waist after his opponent, the bull, ripped his pants. continue reading »

What is the G20 and Latin America’s Role?

What is the G20 and Latin America’s Role?

The Group of Twenty (G-20) Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors was established in 1999 to bring together systemically important industrialized and developing economies to discuss key issues in the global economy. continue reading »

Shootout Near U.S.-Mexico Border Leaves Drug Kingpin Dead

Shootout Near U.S.-Mexico Border Leaves Drug Kingpin Dead

Over the weekend the Mexican Navy and security forces carried out a surprise raid in the border city of Matamoros right across the border from Brownsville, Texas. The raid was targeted at various strongholds of the Gulf Cartel continue reading »

Mexico Confirms Newest Mass Grave Contains Missing Tourists

The resort town of Acapulco is reeling from the news that the 20 missing Mexican tourists that were kidnapped back on September 30th were found in a mass grave. continue reading »

After 15 Years, US Citizen in Peru Granted Parole –Again

After 15 Years, US Citizen in Peru Granted Parole –Again

US citizen Lori Berenson is serving a 20- year prison sentence in Peru for aiding Marxist rebels, was granted parole for a second time. Berenson (40) was sentenced to life in prison after her capture in 1995 for being a member of the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement. A civilian court later decreased the sentence to 20 years, Berenson denied the charges. continue reading »

Hundreds of Chilean Miners from Collapsed Mine Demand Wages

Hundreds of Chilean Miners from Collapsed Mine Demand Wages

Yesterday in Capiapo northern Chile, at the site of the mine where 33 miners were rescued last month- more than 300 miners protested to demand their wages. When the collapse on August 5th caused San Esteban Primera’s mine to close, hundreds of miners lost their jobs. continue reading »

Latino Candidates Achieve Political Milestones in State and Local Races

Latino Candidates Achieve Political Milestones in State and Local Races

According to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), Latino candidates continued to make political progress in state and local races across the country this mid-term election season. continue reading »

Sponsor Of SB-1070 Russell Pearce Tells Undocumented Students ‘I Don’t Make The Law’ (VIDEO)

Sponsor Of SB-1070 Russell Pearce Tells Undocumented Students ‘I Don’t Make The Law’ (VIDEO)

Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce (R), the sponsor of SB-1070 who was recently elected state Senate president, has pushed and authored a series of other lesser-known immigration laws in his state. One of those was Proposition 300 — a referendum approved by Arizona voters in November 2006 which forces undocumented Arizonans to pay out-of-state tuition and bars them from receiving financial aid. continue reading »