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Golpe Para México en Inversión, Remesas y Las Exportaciones

Las exportaciones, las remesas y la Inversión Extranjera Directa son las áreas en que la economía mexicana resultará afectada en mayor medida por la desaceleración económica estadounidense, coinciden analistas. continue reading »

$100,000 per Month Spent on Police Bribes in Mexico

It is believed drug cartels spend $100,000 per month on bribing local police officers and in an effort to combat the corruption and ineptness Mexico wants to revise its local police system. At a conference in Puerto Vallarta safety experts from different Latin American countries and the governors and mayor’s of different Mexican regions gathered to discuss ideas. continue reading »

Fox Joins Growing Number to Legalize Drugs in Mexico

Fox Joins Growing Number to Legalize Drugs in Mexico

Former President Vicente Fox joins a growing number calling for the legalization of drugs in Mexico. "We should consider legalizing the production, distribution and sale of drugs," wrote Fox, who was president from 2000 to 2006 and is a member of Calderon's conservative National Action Party. "Radical prohibition strategies have never worked." "Legalizing in this sense does not mean drugs are good and don't harm those who consume them," he wrote. continue reading »

Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights Established

Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights Established

The American Bar Association (ABA), the largest professional association in the world with 400,000 attorney members, wants to look into how Hispanics are treated and involved in the U.S. judicial system. To that end it announced the establishment of the Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights. continue reading »

Sunglasses: A Fashion Necessity

Sunglasses: A Fashion Necessity

In the 1950s, actor James Dean made Wayfarer sunglasses famous, and in the 1960s, Jackie O’s dark, oversized shades were incredibly chic and still endure today. But sunglasses aren’t just a fabulous accessory; they’re a necessity for children and adults to avoid impaired vision in the future. continue reading »

El Buki Ya Tiene Estrella

El Buki Ya Tiene Estrella

Los principales exponentes de la música regional mexicana y otras personalidades del medio artístico se dieron cita en El Paseo de la Fama, en Hollywood, donde Marco Antonio Solís develó su estrella, la número dos mil 415 en el ya histórico boulevard. continue reading »

60,000 Babies Born in Texas to Non-Citizen Mothers

The state of Texas is home to 1.5 million undocumented immigrants with at least 60,000 babies added to their households annually. Parkland Memorial Hospital reports that last year approx 74% of all deliveries were to non-citizen mothers. continue reading »

Russian Spy wants to Return to Peru

Russian Spy wants to Return to Peru

Mikhail Vasenkov, aka Juan Lazaro has communicated through his attorney that he "wants to be where his wife is going," and that is Peru. Lazaro’s wife is Vicky Pelaez a former columnist for the Spanish Language New York City continue reading »

Castro Continues to Warn of Nuclear War

Castro Continues to Warn of Nuclear War

In his first official appearance in four years Fidel Castro addressed the Cuban National Assembly. Fidel Castro warned once again that the world is headed to a nuclear holocaust. He continued to put the entire responsibility of such a dire situation on U.S. President Barack Obama and how he eventually deals with Iran. continue reading »

Mexico Sees Another Violent Weekend in Cartel Stronghold Areas

Mexico Sees Another Violent Weekend in Cartel Stronghold Areas

Mexico saw another violent weekend as President Felipe Calderon and the country’s intelligence director, Guillermo Valdes, revised the number of individuals killed in drug cartel violence continue reading »

Derrumbe Complica Rescate de Mineros en Chile

Nuevos derrumbes obligaron a los equipos de rescate a retroceder y complicaron el rescate de los 34 mineros atrapados desde el jueves en una mina de oro y cobre del norte de Chile, anunciaron las autoridades. continue reading »

Colombia Has a New President

Colombia Has a New President

Juan Manual Santos was sworn into office as the new President of Colombia, after garnering 69% of the country’s popular vote. Santos was the country’s former defense minister before being elected President when the eight-year term of President Alvaro Uribe ended. continue reading »

What Is More Rare Than a Pink Diamond, Winning the Lottery…?

What Is More Rare Than a Pink Diamond, Winning the Lottery…?

What is more rare than finding a flawless pink diamond or winning the lottery when there are million-to-one odds? The Answer: finding a Republican, yes we said Republican, candidate running for elected office that advocates ‘open the doors’ to legal immigration. This Republican candidate is not running for a minor office, like sewage commissioner or dog catcher but for Governor of the State of Illinois, Land of Lincoln. continue reading »

Unemployment Numbers Remain High

Unemployment Numbers Remain High

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced on Friday that the unemployment rate for July remained at 9.5% same as last month and only one tenth less than it was in July 2009 at 9.4%. There are 14.6 million Americans still not working. continue reading »

Mexican Guest Workers File Claims with BP

Mexican Guest Workers File Claims with BP

Although thousands have lost their jobs as a result of BP’s massive oil spill, for those workers here as guest workers, primarily hotel workers and shellfish processors, the problems are unique. Under an H-2B visa, you are allowed to work only for the employer listed on the visa and you are obligated to leave the US within 10 days of discontinued employment. continue reading »