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Where and Who Are The Young People Eligible for the President’s “Deferred Action” Initiative

Where and Who Are The Young People Eligible for the President’s “Deferred Action” Initiative

The Obama Administration’s “deferred action” initiative for unauthorized youth who were brought to this country as children has raised a number of crucial questions. How many people will be eligible? Who are they? And where do they live? A new analysis by the Immigration Policy Center (IPC), together with Rob Paral & Associates, provides some answers. While other analyses have produced national and state-level estimates of how many immigrants could benefit from the deferred action initiative, the IPC report provides a new level of detail, breaking down the eligible population by nationality and age at not only the national and state level, but the congressional district level as well. continue reading »

Reality Star Chiquis Marin to Take On Business World

Reality Star Chiquis Marin to Take On Business World

In "Chiquis 'n Control," a reality show on the mund2 network, Janney "Chiquis" Marin, daughter of regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera, leaves home to carve out her own niche in the world of business. continue reading »

Mexican Left Accuses PRI of Funding Campaign Using Government Account

Mexican Left Accuses PRI of Funding Campaign Using Government Account

Mexico's political left accused President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto's campaign manager of using a state government's bank account to divert funds to the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, in the lead-up to the July 1 election. continue reading »

Top 10 Things You May Not Know About Selena Gomez

Top 10 Things You May Not Know About Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez has taken the world by storm. Starting out on Disney, she furthered her career by breaking into singing and films. She is well known by all of her fans, but here are the top 10 things you may not know. continue reading »

Creditor of Mexicana Airline Seeks New Bankruptcy Judge

Creditor of Mexicana Airline Seeks New Bankruptcy Judge

Mexican state-owned bank Bancomext, one of the main creditors of bankrupt airline Mexicana de Aviacion, said it is seeking the removal of the judge handling the company's debt-restructuring process. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Mexico Wins First Medals Ever in Archery

OLYMPICS: Mexico Wins First Medals Ever in Archery

Mexico ended its medal drought in Olympic archery here Thursday with a double triumph for Aida Roman and Mariana Avitia, who came away with the silver and bronze, respectively. continue reading »

Murders Down 7 Percent in Mexico, Claims Calderon

Murders Down 7 Percent in Mexico, Claims Calderon

The number of murders committed in Mexico fell "some 7 percent in the first half of this year," compared to the same period in 2011, and a downward trend is being seen "for the first time in several years," President Felipe Calderon said Thursday. continue reading »

Deported Mexican Returns to U.S. for Custody Battle of Children

Deported Mexican Returns to U.S. for Custody Battle of Children

An immigrant deported to Mexico who is fighting to keep custody of his three children received humanitarian permission to return to the United States to continue his court battle in North Carolina. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Best Cities to Live In

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Best Cities to Live In

The ranking system is based on a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) using a spatial adjusted livability index. The EIU ranked 70 cities internationally, Hong Kong ranked the highest and Harare, Zimbabwe ranked the lowest. The other scores (ie- education) are out of 100. continue reading »

Traffic Stop in Veracruz, MX Turns Up Several Endangered Species

Traffic Stop in Veracruz, MX Turns Up Several Endangered Species

Authorities in the Mexican state of Veracruz say they found a number of animals, some of them endangered, in a truck on Tuesday. Soldiers from Mexico's Ministry of National Defense were reportedly patroll continue reading »

Mexican Venture Fund to Support Education, Financial and Retail Services

Mexican Venture Fund to Support Education, Financial and Retail Services

The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) approved a $5 million equity investment in Mexico Development Fund I (MDF-I), a venture capital fund that will provide financing, as well as strategic and operational advice to small and medium-sized companies in Mexico. continue reading »

Truthout Reports Exploitation of Detained Immigrants

Truthout Reports Exploitation of Detained Immigrants

Undocumented immigrants are not allowed to work legally in the United States, but they can do so for $1 a day in the privately run detention centers where they await deportation, according to a report by Truthout. continue reading »

Mexican Remittances Increase 6.2 Percent Since 2011

Mexican Remittances Increase 6.2 Percent Since 2011

Mexicans living and working abroad sent home $11.85 billion in the first six months of the year, an increase of 6.2 percent from the same period in 2011, the country's central bank said Wednesday. continue reading »

High Ranking Mexican Generals to be Indicted for Racketeering, Drug Charges

High Ranking Mexican Generals to be Indicted for Racketeering, Drug Charges

Retired Gen. Tomas Angeles Dauahare and five other high-ranking Mexican military officers are to be arraigned this week on drug and racketeering charges. continue reading »

Mexican Wrestlers Combat Obesity in New Health Campaign

Mexican Wrestlers Combat Obesity in New Health Campaign

Wrestling stars are teaming up with the government on a campaign to reduce the obesity rate in Mexico, a country that has been struggling with this problem for years, officials said. continue reading »