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Spain is World Leader in Organ Transplants

Spain is World Leader in Organ Transplants

With over 4,000 transplants conducted in Spain in 2009, Spain has once again become the world leader in organ transplants. There were 4,028 transplants performed in the country continue reading »

Bloodshed Continues in Mexico over Weekend in Spite of Increased Police Patrols

At least 30 people were murder victims throughout Mexico, as the country reels from the discovery of 72 murdered migrants on a ranch outside of Tamaulipas earlier in the week. continue reading »

Mexicana deja Ciudades Incomunicadas; la Compañía no Vuela Desde Ayer

Mexicana deja Ciudades Incomunicadas; la Compañía no Vuela Desde Ayer

Usuarios de Chetumal, Quintana Roo; Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, y Minatitlán, Veracruz, buscan la manera de salir vía aérea continue reading »

ICE Crackdown Arrests 370 in Midwest

ICE Crackdown Arrests 370 in Midwest

ICE made more than 300 arrests in a Midwest crackdown, 35 arrests were made in the Chicago area. ICE’s primary focus is to round up criminals who are illegally in the United States. continue reading »

Farewell “El Show de Cristina”

Farewell “El Show de Cristina”

The Univision network announced this week it will be ending the long and successful run of Cristina Saralegui ‘s talk show on November 1. "It is bittersweet to announce the end of what has been a very rewarding experience, but after many wonderful years, now is the perfect time to retire the continue reading »

50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in U.S.

50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in U.S.

LATINA Style Magazine announced the LATINA Style 50 Report for 2010. Now in its 13th year, this annual report sets the standard for identifying corporations that are providing the best career opportunities for Latinas in the U.S. The LATINA Style 50 Report is the most respected evaluation of corporate Americas career advancement opportunities for Latinas. This year, more than 800 of the most prominent corporations in the United States were included in the extensive search. continue reading »

Continuarán Lluvias en Gran Parte del Territorio Nacional

Continuarán Lluvias en Gran Parte del Territorio Nacional

La onda tropical número 25, localizada al oriente del Istmo de Tehuantepec y la afluencia de humedad de los océanos Atlántico y Pacífico, originará en las entidades del oriente, sur, sureste y Península de Yucatán, cielo medio nublado a nublado con lluvias moderadas a intensas con tormentas eléctricas y granizo. continue reading »

The Immigration Debate: A Humorous look back at History VIDEO

The immigration debate blows up when the Pilgrims protest limitations to their rights in America. continue reading »

Stories of the Massacre Include Kidnapping, Ransom and Broken Dreams

Stories of the Massacre Include Kidnapping, Ransom and Broken Dreams

The 72 young migrants met their deaths together only 100 miles (160 kilometers) from the US Border. In Mexico’s worst drug cartel massacre, the painful task of identifying the bodies, found tied up, blindfolded and lying in a row is underway. The lone survivor, 18-year-old Luis Freddy Lala Pomavilla of Ecuador is recovering under heavy guard at the hospital from a gunshot wound in his neck. continue reading »

Groundbreaking Mobile Phone Technology to Help Women’s Health in Peru

Groundbreaking Mobile Phone Technology to Help Women’s Health in Peru

In a ground-breaking effort to use cell phone technology to improve access to healthcare, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Cayetano Heredia University of Peru continue reading »

U.S. and Mexico Announce New Consulate Office in Texas

Port Director Michael Freeman along with Consul de Mexico Rodolfo Quilantan Arenas announced the opening of a satellite Mexico Consulate office at the Brownsville port of entry’s Gateway International Bridge continue reading »

UPDATE: Supreme Court lifts Ban on Political Satire

UPDATE: Supreme Court lifts Ban on Political Satire

UPDATE: The Supreme Court of Brazil has made a decision that the 1997 law prohibiting political ribbing is unconstitutional. The judge further clarified that this restriction was only intended for periods when the electoral process is in crisis. The ruling comes just in time for the comics to prepare for the upcoming elections in October.Several hundred people marched along Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach protesting the “anti-ribbing” ban in anticipation of the Oct 3 elections. “This is a joke -- and it's not in the slightest bit funny,” said Fabio Porchat, a stand-up comedian who helped organize the protest. “First we can't laugh at politicians, but from here it's going to grow -- by 2015 we won't even be able to talk about the government.” continue reading »

Singer Iglesias Weds After 20 Years

Singer Iglesias Weds After 20 Years

After 20 years and 5 children together, Julio Iglesias, 66, and Miranda Rijnsburger, 45, exchanged wedding vows at the Virgen del Carmen church in the posh Marbella, Spain. continue reading »

Officials in Puerto Vallarta -Explosion that Injured dozens Was An Accident

Officials in Puerto Vallarta -Explosion that Injured dozens Was An Accident

At least 15 people are wounded after a grenade in a bar went off in Puerto Vallarta bar on Thursday. With violence an increasing problem all over Mexico it is easy to assume that this was just the latest in the violent attacks. Governor Emilio Gonzalez Marquez however, says the grenade going off was an accident. continue reading »

DANGER: Fishing In Tennessee Could Get You Deported

DANGER: Fishing In Tennessee Could Get You Deported

When fishing in Tennessee fishing licenses are required, but what has also become necessary is carrying ID, and in recent cases, proof of legal immigration status. The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office enacted an immigration enforcement program in 2007. Since then, the wildlife agency has issued a total of 820 citations resulting in only 29 being arrested. All 29 of those arrested were immigrants. A spokesperson for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency stated that officers don’t take people to jail continue reading »