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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 »

Brazilian Pro-Life Bishops Receive Death Threats

Brazilian Pro-Life Bishops Receive Death Threats

Three Brazilian bishops-- Bishop Luiz Gonzaga Bergonzini of Guarulhos, Bishop Benedito Beni Dos Santos of Lorena, and Bishop Nelson Westrupp of Santo André-- have received anonymous death threats after urging Catholics not to vote for Dilma Rousseff, the frontrunner in the October 31 presidential election. In 2007, Rousseff called for the legalization of abortion in the world’s largest Catholic nation. continue reading »

For the 19th Year-in-a-Row UN Calls for Lifting of U.S. Embargo of Cuba

For the 19th straight year, the General Assembly today adopted a resolution calling for the lifting of the decades-old economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba in the aftermath of the Cold War. continue reading »

SB 1070 Judge Was Once Almost Deported

SB 1070 Judge Was Once Almost Deported

One of the judges responsible for deciding whether Arizona will be allowed to enforce its own immigration laws was nearly deported while at college. In 2007, Carlos Bea recounted to fellow judges how he was almost depor continue reading »

Strong Tourism Numbers Continue for Cuba

Strong Tourism Numbers Continue for Cuba

The Cuban tourism ministry announced that last week it welcomed its 2 millionth visitor this year, ahead of last years numbers. In the most recent report tourism to Cuba was up by 12.3 percent for the month of September with tourism expected to be up by 3 percent for the entire year. continue reading »

UN to Help Fight Rising Hunger in Nicaragua

To check rising rural poverty and hunger in Nicaragua, the United Nations (UN) is helping the country’s Government to support small-scale farmers boost their production of beans, maize, rice and other staple crops. continue reading »

Here’s Something for All you Single Latinas: Man with Record Amount of Belly Button Lint

Here’s Something for All you Single Latinas: Man with Record Amount of Belly Button Lint

Just as many single Latinas are bemoaning their fate and looking for love in all wrong places, news comes of quit the catch. Well only if you are interested in someone who has made it to the Guinness World Record for a record amount of belly button lint. continue reading »