By Kamren Curiel | 01/07/2013 - 16:37
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 Jill Pankow | 02/10/2012 - 12:28
-Spanish baller Pau Gasol saved the game to secure a Los Angeles Lakers win over the Boston Celtics Thursday night. In the final moments of overtime Boston’s Ray Allen rebounded a shot that teammate Paul Pierce had rimmed out of the basket, and threw it up for the win, a win that Gasol ultimately denied them. The power forward blocked Allen’s shot just in the nick of time.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/03/2009 - 16:30
During a recent online town hall meeting President Obama seemed to brush off a question about the legalization of marijuana. When asked whether or not legalizing and taxing pot sales could help pull the country out of economic crisis, Obama chuckled and responded that he didn't think it was "good economic policy." He then joked, "I don't know what this says about the online audience." Zing!
By Mariela Rosario | 02/25/2009 - 12:00
Police in Arkansas recently seized nearly 500 pounds of marijuana from Grammy nominated rapper Fabolous's tour bus. The hip-hop star was headed back to the east coast after attending the NBA All Star game this past weekend in Phoenix, Arizona.
By Yuliana Gomez | 02/23/2009 - 17:45
Three former heads of state in Latin America—Mexico's former president Ernesto Zedillo, former Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso, and former Colombian president César Gaviria—issued a joint statement in an opinion piece that recently appeared in the Wall Street Journal. In it they express their view that the drug war was too costly and difficult for countries like Mexico, and recommending that the United States start looking at alternatives, like legalizing marijuana. “The war on drugs has failed.