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ACLU Looks in Sexual Abuse of Immigrant Detainees in Texas

A Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) employee at the T. Don Hutto immigration detention facility in Taylor, TX today was charged with sexually abusing numerous female immigration detainees. continue reading »

México, el País Más Peligroso de América Para la Prensa

Los relatores sobre libertad de expresión de la ONU y de la OEA concluyeron que México es el país más peligroso para ejercer el periodismo en las Américas y advirtieron de una "alarmante" violencia contra los periodistas, la cual tiende a intensificarse. continue reading »

Seven Killed in Venezuela Mine Collapse- More Trapped

Seven Killed in Venezuela Mine Collapse- More Trapped

Officials in Venezuela confirm that seven people have died and more are believed to be trapped in the collapsed mine. The mine is located in El Callao, in the state of Bolivar. continue reading »

Chile Miners’ First Request? Toothbrushes! (VIDEO)

Chile Miners’ First Request? Toothbrushes! (VIDEO)

Chile is preparing for what will undoubtedly be the longest rescue mission in Chile’s history. Government officials have said the miners may not surface from the mine until Christmas. continue reading »

Mexico’s Peso Declines for a Fifth Straight Day Against U.S. Dollar

Mexico’s peso fell for a fifth straight day, dropping 0.4 percent to 12.9613 per U.S. dollar at 7:48 a.m. New York time, from 12.9084 yesterday. continue reading »

White and Hispanic Catholics Increasingly Divided Along Political Party Affiliations

A year ago, 51% of Catholics said that President Obama-- who was baptized in the United Church of Christ at the age of 27-- is a Christian, while 10% said he is a Muslim and 36% said they did not know. Only 32% of Catholics now say he is Christian, while 18% say he is Muslim and 46% do not know. continue reading »

Miss Mexico Wins Miss Universe 2010  (VIDEO)

Miss Mexico Wins Miss Universe 2010 (VIDEO)

Jimena Navarrete, Miss Mexico 2010, of Guadalajara, is crowned Miss UNIVERSE 2010, and becomes the 59th MISS UNIVERSE at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, 23 August 2010. continue reading »

Tombstones New Way to Conceal Illegal Drugs

Tombstones New Way to Conceal Illegal Drugs

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Cincinnati DHL express consignment operation seized more than 52 pounds of marijuana last week. While the seizure of marijuana being smuggled into the country is nothing new to these officers, the method of concealment was something they had never seen before. continue reading »

Tuesday is Primary Day in Arizona, Alaska and Florida…Let the Wild Rumpus Begin!

Tuesday is Primary Day in Arizona, Alaska and Florida…Let the Wild Rumpus Begin!

Arizona’s Republican Senate Primary has John McCain as the clear front-runner against J.D. Hayworth. Incumbent McCain spent $20 Million dollars in his fight against the tea party–backed opponent. continue reading »

“From Chocolate City to Enchilada Village” the Untold Tale of Who Rebuilt New Orleans

“From Chocolate City to Enchilada Village” the Untold Tale of Who Rebuilt New Orleans

Five years to the date that Hurricane Katrina formed over Bahamian waters the rebuilding of New Orleans continues. The rebuild is bringing back the Big Easy to its former glory but has continue reading »

Shakira Shakin’ Up Spain and Getting in Trouble for It (VIDEO)

Clearly Spanish officials are not as crazy as everyone is of the fun-loving, free-spirited Shakira. The singer was in Spain preparing for her upcoming ‘Sale El Sol’ tour (mid-September) and album release (early November). continue reading »

Real Femme Fatales Become Part of Juarez Cartel (VIDEO)

Real Femme Fatales Become Part of Juarez Cartel (VIDEO)

The investigation of five men arrested for the early August ambush of federal police officers in Juarez has turned up some interesting information, according the Mexican security officials. continue reading »

Border Patrol Not Only Securing our Borders but our Brands

Border Patrol Not Only Securing our Borders but our Brands

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport discovered merchandise which led to a joint operation between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement continue reading »

UPDATE:  Bankrupt Mexicana Bought by Mexican Investor Group

UPDATE:  Bankrupt Mexicana Bought by Mexican Investor Group

UPDATE: A group of Mexican investors, known as Tenedora K, has purchased controlling shares of the bankrupt airline. The remaining shares approximately 5% will be owned by the Mexicana pilots union. continue reading »

Obama Designa a la Embajadora en El Salvador

El presidente de EE.UU., Barack Obama, designó, en medio del receso del Congreso, a María del Carmen Aponte como embajadora en El Salvador, pese a la oposición republicana en el Senado que bloqueó durante meses su nombramiento. Aponte, nacida en Puerto Rico, fue postulada por Obama en diciembre de 2009, pero en marzo continue reading »