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Mexican-Americans More Likely to Suffer Second Stroke

Mexican-Americans More Likely to Suffer Second Stroke

Mexican-American stroke survivors with a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation are more than twice as likely to suffer a second stroke compared to white patients, a new study finds. It also found that even though these strokes are more likely to be severe among Mexican-Americans, they don't have a greater risk of death after a second stroke. continue reading »

Urueña: First BookTown in Spain

Urueña: First BookTown in Spain

Urueña has become a popular destination for book lovers so much so it has become the first booktown in Spain. The town has a reported 213 inhabitants and is set amid spectacular scenery in the Castile and Leon region. It has been deemed one of the 30 most beautiful villages of Spain. continue reading »

There’s A Lot of Bad News Out There Today So Relax and Draw (VIDEO)

It if you always thought of drawing as a form of relaxation why don't you start by looking at someone draw in the new viral way - on video. Enjoy. continue reading »

The Americas Deemed Most Dangerous Region for Journalists

The Americas Deemed Most Dangerous Region for Journalists

There have been a total of 52 journalists killed thus far throughout the world, 20 of those deaths occurring in the Americas. The International Press Institute (IPI) at its annual conference reported the grim statistics indicating that 2010 will probably result in the same number of murdered journalists as 2009: 110. continue reading »

Costa Rica Finds Out What Everyone Knows:  Spencer Pratt is a Stupido

Costa Rica Finds Out What Everyone Knows:  Spencer Pratt is a Stupido

Spencer Pratt, the translucent skinned slightly better half of Heidi and Spencer known also as “Speidi” has been located in Costa Rica. The reality TV loser and F-lister continue reading »

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner Comments on Hispanics and the Economy

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner Comments on Hispanics and the Economy

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner addressed the Congressional Hispanic Caucus today and spoke about the economy and its effect on Latinos. continue reading »

Hispanic Caucus to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with President and First Lady

Hispanic Caucus to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with President and First Lady

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) announced today that President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will participate in CHCIs 2010 Hispanic Heritage Month festivities in Washington D.C. continue reading »

Aumenta Gasto Promedio de Turistas Internacionales en México

Aumenta Gasto Promedio de Turistas Internacionales en México

El gasto promedio de los turistas internacionales que llegaron a México durante julio "fue de 427 dólares", cifra casi 12 por ciento superior a la del mismo mes del año pasado, informó la Secretaría de Turismo (Sectur). continue reading »

‘El Grande’ Mexican Key Drug Lord Captured

Mexican authorities are announcing the capture of one of the country’s most wanted drug lords, Sergio Villarreal Barragan, also known as El Grande. Barragan was arrested continue reading »

Sorry Mr. Castro,” “The Cuban model doesn’t even work for us anymore” Means Just That

Sorry Mr. Castro,” “The Cuban model doesn’t even work for us anymore” Means Just That

Jeffry Goldberg from the Atlantic magazine stands behind his version of the interview he had with Fidel Castro. “Fidel Castro is claiming that I misunderstood his statement, ‘The Cuban model doesn't even work for us anymore’. continue reading »

Have a Taco, Register to Vote

Have a Taco, Register to Vote

At the North Carolina State Fair grounds this weekend, organizers took advantage of the La Fiesta del Pueblo to register voters for the upcoming elections. continue reading »

El Salvador Boosting Its Housing Sector

El Salvador Boosting Its Housing Sector

El Salvador will improve housing conditions for low- and middle-income families and boost the housing sector’s ability to equitably meet demand with the second phase of its multi-phase housing program and a total investment of $140 million. continue reading »

Hunger Strike of Indigenous Mapuche Detainees in Chile draws Attention

Hunger Strike of Indigenous Mapuche Detainees in Chile draws Attention

President Sebastian Pinera has asked the Catholic Church to help negotiate an end to the nearly two-month hunger strike. The Mapuches claim that the anti-terrorism laws that the government uses to prosecute them are unfair. Some specific examples they site are that the out dated law permits masked witnesses -which allow anonymous testimony to be heard and recorded, extended time that the Mapuches can be held in custody with out any communication and double prison sentences. continue reading »

“U.S. Agents are Shooting Mexican Migrants” Asserts Mexican Felipe Calderon

“U.S. Agents are Shooting Mexican Migrants” Asserts Mexican Felipe Calderon

Mexican President Felipe Calderon and El Salvador President Mauricio Funes met to discuss the problem of migrant safety after the massacre of 72 mostly Central Americans migrants at the hands of Mexican drug cartels. continue reading »

Alertan Sobre Mercado Negro de Antibióticos en Frontera Sur

Alertan Sobre Mercado Negro de Antibióticos en Frontera Sur

Con la disposición de vender antibióticos sólo con receta médica se logra el efecto esperado, pero en la frontera sur ocurre un fenómeno paralelo referente a un mercado negro de esos productos, lamentó el subsecretario de Salud en el sur del estado, Rafael Alpuche Delgado. continue reading »