By Sugey Palomares | 05/08/2013 - 15:17
According to a new study, many Latinos admit they are less likely to report crimes because local police are more involved in enforcing immigration laws, which has led to an increase in deportations. Over 2,000 Latinos in major cities including, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Phoenix were surveyed over telephone for the report titled, Insecure Communities: Latino Perceptions of Police Involvement in Immigration Enforcement.
By Samantha Leal | 07/16/2012 - 15:00
Mary Kristene Chapa, the 18-year-old Texas teen who was shot along with her girlfriend Mollie Olgin (who was killed), is slowly recovering, reports NBC Latino. The teen left Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital and entered rehab last week.
By Samantha Leal | 06/13/2012 - 14:51
Such a tragedy: a 19-year-old man, Carlos La Madrid, was fatally shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent after he climbed a ladder on the U.S.-Mexico border fence in southeastern Arizona on March 21, 2011. The mother, Guadalupe Guerrero, is now suing the federal government and the agent who shot her son, Lucas Tidwell, saying that the act was “an appalling use of excessive force.”
By Samantha Leal | 06/13/2012 - 09:50
George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin's shooter, is not the only person being implicated in this situation. Zimmerman's wife, 25-year-old Shellie Zimmerman, was charged on Tuesday for perjury, or lying to the court. Prosecutors say that she blatantly lied at Zimmerman's April bail hearing when she said that they had no assets, aware that her husband had a Paypal account set up and had collected more than $100,000 from donations.
By Fox News Latino | 12/07/2011 - 13:30
Hollywood actor Martin Sheen is using his political muscle to try and help a Latino man he says was wrongly convicted of murder.
At a press conference Monday, Sheen, who is Latino himself, said he met with the man, Jon-Adrian Velasquez, hours earlier and believes his case “cries out for justice.”
By Amaris Castillo | 07/06/2011 - 15:30
Debora Lyra, also known as Miss Brazil, was held up at gunpoint in front of her condominium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, according to multiple press reports. Lyra was robbed of her purse, cellular phone and her car, which was given to her as the winner of the Miss Brazil pageant last year. The 2010 beauty queen expressed her reaction via Twitter, she wrote: “How much longer will these criminals do this? I was just robbed in front of my house.”
By Mariela Rosario | 02/23/2011 - 17:49
The young men convicted of murdering Luis Ramirez by ruthlessly beating him in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania on July 12, 2008 were finally sentenced today, more than two years after the fatal beating.
By Mariela Rosario | 02/23/2011 - 09:00
UPDATE: Yesterday, February 22, Shawna Forde recieved the death sentence for her role in the murder of 9-year-old Brisenia Flores and her father Raul. After four hours of deliberation over two days, the jury handed down a death sentence against Forde, 43. Forde's acoomplices will go on trial later this year.
By Irasema Romero | 02/17/2011 - 11:32
— Love sometimes hurts, as is the case for Jennifer Lopez and her fashionable Christian Louboutin shoes. The star hurt her left ankle with the heel of her stiletto shoe minutes before presenting at last Sunday’s Grammy Awards. Paramedics rushed to her dressing room, where they stopped the bleeding and got her on stage in time.
By Lee Hernandez | 12/13/2010 - 15:03
Former Food Network star Juan-Carlos Cruz pleaded no contest to charges of soliciting two homeless men in Santa Monica, California to kill his girlfriend, Jennifer Campbell, People.com is reporting.