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Desert ‘Rescue Towers’ Saving Lives of Undocumented Immigrants Crossing Border Illegally

Desert ‘Rescue Towers’ Saving Lives of Undocumented Immigrants Crossing Border Illegally

The so-called rescue towers placed by the U.S. Border Patrol along the Arizona border may often mean the difference between life and death for migrants lost or abandoned in the desert without water or food. continue reading »

Pope Francis Wants Life Sentence for Criminals Eliminated

Pope Francis Wants Life Sentence for Criminals Eliminated

Pope Francis issued a call on Thursday for countries to abolish capital punishment and eliminate sentences of life imprisonment because "a lifetime in prison is a hidden death sentence." continue reading »

Republicans Say President About to Legalize Millions of Undocumented Immigrants

Republicans Say President About to Legalize Millions of Undocumented Immigrants

Conservative politicians are warning that President Barack Obama is preparing a plan to legalize the status of millions of undocumented immigrants after learning of a procurement request made by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service for up to 34 million work permits and green cards over the next five years. continue reading »

Brazil Unemployment Rate Nears Lowest Level at 4.9 Percent

Brazil Unemployment Rate Nears Lowest Level at 4.9 Percent

Unemployment in Latin America's largest economy fell by 0.1 percent last month to 4.9 percent, the lowest level for September in 13 years, the Brazilian Institute for Geography and Statistics, or IBGE, said Thursday. continue reading »

Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America Drops Dramatically 1st Quarter, By $84 Bilion

Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America Drops Dramatically 1st Quarter, By $84 Bilion

Foreign direct investment inflows into the 13 Latin American and Caribbean countries with available data fell 23 percent in the first half of 2014 to $84.07 billion, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean said Thursday. continue reading »

REPORT:  Latinos Love Going to Movies

REPORT:  Latinos Love Going to Movies

The Hispanic market is still a mystery for Hollywood and the film industry, eager to benefit from Latinos' growing purchasing power, continues to struggle to understand what is a diverse population. continue reading »

Mexican Gov’t Accuses Mayor and Wife Behind Attacks on Missing Students

Mexican Gov’t Accuses Mayor and Wife Behind Attacks on Missing Students

The mayor of the southern Mexican city of Iguala and his wife were behind the Sept. 26 attacks on trainee teachers that left six people dead and 43 students missing, the federal Attorney General's Office said Wednesday. continue reading »

Jennifer Lopez to Publish First Book, Autobiography Titled “True Love”

Jennifer Lopez to Publish First Book, Autobiography Titled “True Love”

Latina singer and actress Jennifer Lopez on Nov. 4 will publish her first book, an autobiographical work entitled "True Love," in which she reviews one of the key periods of her life, the Penguin Group's Celebra publishing division announced. continue reading »

DEA Announce Capture of Gulf Cartel Leader Juan Saenz-Tamez

DEA Announce Capture of Gulf Cartel Leader Juan Saenz-Tamez

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) today announced the arrest of current Gulf Cartel leader Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez, 23, of Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, on Oct. 9, 2014 while shopping in Edinburg, Texas. Saenz-Tamez today made an initial appearance in the Eastern District of Texas on drug trafficking charges. continue reading »

Chiquis Rivera Returns for Second Season of Her Reality Show

Chiquis Rivera Returns for Second Season of Her Reality Show

Chiquis Rivera, daughter of the late singer Jenni Rivera - and at the request of her fans - launches Tuesday the second season of her online reality show "Chiquis Confidential," her response to rumors about her in the gossip media. continue reading »

Colombian Legislator Kidnapped by Guerrilla Group

Colombian Legislator Kidnapped by Guerrilla Group

Colombian lawmaker Carlos Omar Angarita Navarro, a legislator with the Norte de Santander provincial assembly, was kidnapped by presumed National Liberation Army, or ELN, guerrillas, authorities confirmed Tuesday. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Seeks to Build Columbus Statue Larger than Statue of Liberty

Puerto Rico Seeks to Build Columbus Statue Larger than Statue of Liberty

The Puerto Rican promoting the assembly of a monumental statue of Columbus, twice as tall as New York's Statue of Liberty and taller than any other in the Americas, wants Spain's king and queen to inaugurate the monument in the spring of 2016. continue reading »

Phoenix Groups Calls for “City ID” Regardless of Immigration Status

Phoenix Groups Calls for “City ID” Regardless of Immigration Status

A coalition of organizations in Phoenix is pushing a measure aimed at creating a municipal ID document that can be obtained by anyone regardless of their immigration status. continue reading »

University of Guadalajara Student Death During Police Custody is Questioned

University of Guadalajara Student Death During Police Custody is Questioned

Mexico's Universidad de Guadalajara on Tuesday demanded answers from authorities in the central state of Guanajuato, where a UG student turned up dead last weekend after spending time in police custody. continue reading »

Latino Vote:  Latinos Expected to Vote for Democrats In Spite of Failed Immigration Reform

Latino Vote:  Latinos Expected to Vote for Democrats In Spite of Failed Immigration Reform

Hispanic voters will favor Democratic candidates in the Nov. 4 mid-term elections despite President Barack Obama's inaction on immigration, according to a Latino Decisions poll of 600 registered Hispanic voters across the country. continue reading »