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Se Reúnen Cancilleres de Colombia y Ecuador en la Frontera

Se Reúnen Cancilleres de Colombia y Ecuador en la Frontera

En un nuevo paso hacia la plena normalización de relaciones, la canciller María Angela Holguín y su colega de Ecuador, Ricardo Patiño, tiene previsto reunirse el jueves en la población colombiana fronteriza de Ipiales. continue reading »

Hurricane Frank responsible for 4 deaths and two mudslides in southern Mexico

Hurricane Frank responsible for 4 deaths and two mudslides in southern Mexico

While Frank was still classified as a tropical storm (39- 73 mph sustained winds), earlier this week in southern Mexico’s Oaxaca state , it caused damage by heavy rains and winds. continue reading »

Department of Homeland Security NOT Implementing Fingerprint Exit System

Department of Homeland Security NOT Implementing Fingerprint Exit System

The Department of Homeland Security is not expected to proceed with the implementation of a fingerprint system to confirm when foreigners depart the country. continue reading »

Upcoming Venezuelan Elections Offer Hope

Upcoming Venezuelan Elections Offer Hope

Yesterday was the official kick off for Venezuela’s September 26 legislative elections. Although the presidential elections are two years away, this election is seen as both a future predictor and an opportunity. continue reading »

Mexico on the Defense against Drug-Resistant Infections

Mexico on the Defense against Drug-Resistant Infections

Miguel Toscano, director of Mexico's federal commission on product safety announced on Wednesday a crackdown on pharmacies that sell antibiotics without prescriptions. continue reading »

Chilean Miner’s Families Sue for Compensation and Justice   VIDEO

Families of 24 of the 33-trapped miners have filed a lawsuit against the state and the mining company. The Caldera Mayor, Brunilda González has given her full support to the legal actions. continue reading »

Polls asks U.S. Citizens views on Birthright Citizenship to Foreigners

Polls asks U.S. Citizens views on Birthright Citizenship to Foreigners

30% of U.S. residents believe that the children born to foreign citizens living legally in the U.S. should not receive automatic citizenship. continue reading »

Largest Body Dump To Date Found in Mexico (VIDEO)

UPDATE: Mexican police now believe that the 72 bodies found a ranch in the border city of Matamoror in Tamauplipas were not drug cartel members but rather kidnapped migrants from Central America. It is believed those 72 individuals paid a "coyote" to bring them into the U.S. and either were kidnapped to extort more money or to provided ransom monies for the drug cartels. The teenager that lead police officials to the ranch has now identified himself as a illegal migrant. It is not known if all were 72 individuals were killed at the some time or at the same site. continue reading »

Largest Methamphetamine Seizure at Sea is Made

U.S. Customs and Border Protection marine interdiction agents Sunday stopped a U.S. citizen with 144 pounds of methamphetamine and 10 pounds of cocaine in a hidden compartment under the continue reading »

El Volcán Galeras Erupta en Colombia

El Volcán Galeras Erupta en Colombia

La subdirectora de amenazas geológicas del oficial Instituto Colombiano de Geología y Minería (Ingeominas), Marta Calvache, explicó que en la erupción a las 4 de la madrugada (0900 GMT) hubo salida de gases, vapor de agua y cenizas. continue reading »

Univision Chief: Immigration Necessary to Keep U.S. “Globally Competitive”

Univision Chief: Immigration Necessary to Keep U.S. “Globally Competitive”

While not advocating any particular immigration policy, leading Spanish-language broadcaster, Univision’s chief, Joe Uva believes immigration is an economic and national security issue as well as an immigration issue. “We’ve got to do more to make it possible to come up with an immigration policy that will allow the US to remain globally competitive.” continue reading »

Presidential Proclamation—Minority Enterprise Development Week

Presidential Proclamation—Minority Enterprise Development Week

Since our Nation's founding, the United States has been a beacon of economic opportunity and limitless possibility. America's strength and resiliency have relied on the vision of our entrepreneurs and small business owners, continue reading »

Immigration Reform Supporters Begin to Target Their Protests on Arizona Businesses

Immigration Reform Supporters Begin to Target Their Protests on Arizona Businesses

Ever since Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed the state’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070, protesters on both sides of the issue are a common sight in the state. These protests have evolved to a more targeted sector, the business community of Arizona, specifically those that contribute to politicians who created and/or supported SB 1070. continue reading »

Rare Fire Tornado Seen in Brazil  (VIDEO)

Rare Fire Tornado Seen in Brazil (VIDEO)

Following several months of very dry conditions, a brush fire was sparked in Aracatuba, Brazil. What is unique about this fire is that a fire tornado formed with-in it. continue reading »

Mexico Buys Drones to Aid in Drug War

Mexico Buys Drones to Aid in Drug War

Mexico steps up it’s fight against the drug cartels with the purchase of Israeli-made unmanned drones. The Defense Ministry has declined to say how they would use the drones and only made the information available when forced to comply with Mexico’s freedom of Information requirements. continue reading »