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More Latin Americans Have Wanderlust

More Latin Americans Have Wanderlust

Countries like Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia and especially Brazil are being watched attentively by the World Tourism Organization, or UNWTO, because of the "interesting growth" in the number of international tourists coming from those countries, an organization official said here Saturday. continue reading »

UN Urges Central America to Fight Organized Crime in the Region

UN Urges Central America to Fight Organized Crime in the Region

Senior United Nations officials drew the world’s attention to threats posed by transnational organized crime and drug trafficking in Central America and called for concerted global efforts to combat the scourge, which they said is spreading to other continents. continue reading »

Mexican National Charged with Robbing Four Banks in Sante Fe, New Mexico

Mexican National Charged with Robbing Four Banks in Sante Fe, New Mexico

Friday morning, Jaime Jesus Sanchez-Ramos, 22, a Mexican national, was arraigned on a federal indictment charging him with four counts of bank robbery in New Mexico. Sanchez-Ramos entered a not guilty plea to the indictment. Sanchez-Ramos has been in federal custody since his arrest on April 10, 2012 and remains detained pending trial. continue reading »

Social Security Releases Illinois’s Top Baby Names of 2011

Social Security Releases Illinois’s Top Baby Names of 2011

The Social Security Administration today announced the most popular baby names in Illinois for 2011. Alexander and Sophia topped the list. continue reading »

Mario Gutierrez and I’ll Have Another,  One Race Away from Making History After Winning Preakness

Mario Gutierrez and I’ll Have Another,  One Race Away from Making History After Winning Preakness

In less then a month we will know if I’ll Have Another and Mexican jockey Mario Gutierrez will ride into horse racing history. Yesterday I’ll Have Another won the 137th Preakness after winning the Kentucky Derby last month. continue reading »

Prehistoric Mammoth Remains Found in Mexico

Prehistoric Mammoth Remains Found in Mexico

Well-preserved skeletal remains of a mammoth that lived between 10,000 and 15,000 years ago have been discovered in the central Mexican state of Queretaro, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Fourth High-Ranking Mexican Official Detained For Possibly Aiding Cartels

Fourth High-Ranking Mexican Official Detained For Possibly Aiding Cartels

Retired Mexican army Lt. Col. Silvio Isidro de Jesus Hernandez Soto has been detained for questioning, becoming the fourth high-ranking retired or active-duty military officer to be taken into custody in recent days. continue reading »

Body of Kidnapped Journalist Found in Mexico

Body of Kidnapped Journalist Found in Mexico

Mexican authorities found the dead body of kidnapped journalist Marco Antonio Avila Garcia on a road in the northwestern state of Sonora, officials told Efe. continue reading »

Check Out ‘El Americano: The Movie’ First Animated 3D Film Made by Latinos

Check Out ‘El Americano: The Movie’ First Animated 3D Film Made by Latinos

Olmos Productions and Animex are partnering on the 3D animated film “EL AMERICANO: THE MOVIE”, the first animated co-production between the US and Mexico. continue reading »

The Ad Says, “No One Wants to be Called a Pig,” And Then Does Precisely That to All Mexicans

The Ad Says, “No One Wants to be Called a Pig,” And Then Does Precisely That to All Mexicans

The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights demands an explanation and apology from Pro Carpet and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for the ad that appeared recently in AJC Reach. The ad says, “no one wants to be called a pig,” and then does precisely that to all Mexicans continue reading »

J.T. Ready: The Link Between White Supremacy and Anti-Immigration Groups in Arizona

J.T. Ready: The Link Between White Supremacy and Anti-Immigration Groups in Arizona

Jason Todd Ready was a neo-Nazi who didn’t try to hide the fact that he was ready and willing to use deadly force on the U.S.-Mexico border to stop the incursion of undocumented immigrants. That his life came to a violent end was no surprise to those who, over the years, had tried to raise awareness about the danger to society posed by Ready and his associates. continue reading »

Hola Mexico Film Festival Announces Star Line-Up

Hola Mexico Film Festival Announces Star Line-Up

The Hola Mexico Film Festival (HMFF) announced the list of actors and filmmakers attending their film screenings at the festival and the eleven non-profit agencies selected as partners for the 2012 edition of the festival. continue reading »

Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips Go Head-to-Head for ‘American Idol’ Title

Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips Go Head-to-Head for ‘American Idol’ Title

The audiences have spoken and the final two on American Idol have been revealed to be Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez. Joshua Ledet was eliminated on Thursday night, and he wanted to keep it together and not shed any tears – but when he started to get comfort from everyone else he “lost it a little.” continue reading »

Infographic: Bilingualism Across the U.S.

Infographic: Bilingualism Across the U.S.

While a majority of the country's population spoke English in 2007, data reveals that the population that speaks a language other than english has been increasing for about 30 years. While some may not like the sound of that, it does present the opportunity for those children to grow up as bilinguals. continue reading »

La Familia Narco Traffickers Plead Guilty to Operating in U.S.

La Familia Narco Traffickers Plead Guilty to Operating in U.S.

United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill; Steven E. Ibison, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Tampa Field Office; and Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube announce today that two brothers, Victor Peralta-Saucedo (25) and Guillermo Peralta-Saucedo (32) pled guilty to drug and money laundering charges. Both brothers are Mexican nationals residing in the United States illegally. Prior to their arrest, they lived in Bradenton. continue reading »