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WikiLeaks' Julian Assange: U.S. Can 'Blackmail' Latin America by Intercepting Telecommunications [VIDEO]

If you are a high-profile person and you log onto your computer, conduct your work and surf the Internet to freely access an open marketplace of ideas, you may think that you are alone in your search -- think again, especially if you're in Latin America.
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Cuban-born American Singer Gloria Estefan Shares Her Thoughts on Immigration Reform

Cuban-born American singer Gloria Estefan broke cultural barriers with chart-topping hits, such as "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" and "Conga." She's hailed as one of the most successful crossover performers in music history yet she never forgets her birthplace, often paying tribute to her Cubita Linda.

Real-life 'Captain Phillips' Says High-Seas Piracy Also Thrives in South America and Spain, Not Just Somalia

The highly anticipated film, "Captain Phillips," starring Tom Hanks as Captain Richard Phillips, who heroically volunteered as a hostage to save the lives of his crew from Somali pirates off the coast of Africa, hits theaters today and continues to highlight ongoing piracy and robbery that plague the sea.

U.K. Tightens Borders, Limits Immigration: British Healthcare Access Cut, Landlords Must Check Citizenship

While the United States is looking to loosen up immigration laws to create an easier path to citizenship, the United Kingdom seems to be heading in the opposite direction

Hispanic NYPD Groups Push for First Hispanic Police Commissioner: Could This Change Impact Racial Profiling and Stop-and-Frisk Policies?

Three Hispanic New York Police Department groups hope to make history in 2014 by electing the NYPD's first Hispanic Commissioner that would replace Raymond Kelly.

House Democrats Arrested During Immigration Reform 2013 Protests: 8 Lawmakers Join Activists in Handcuffs

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi went up on stage and said, ""Let's get a vote on the floor."
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Immigration Reform 2013 News: Despite Government Shutdown, Activists Prepare For Weekend Rallies

Immigration activists across the nation will be gathering in groups to demand changes to the current United States immigration system

28th Amendment Proposal Isn't Real, But Anger Over 2013 Government Shutdown Is

The government is shutdown, and many Americans are fed up with Congress. As a result, talks of a "28th Amendment" have been popping up all over the Internet. The 28th Amendment will remain on the Internet, however, because it is not real.

Immigration Reform News 2013: Despite Government Shutdown, Politicians Push Reform Bill

Democrats stayed on task with immigration as they announced a comprehensive immigration proposal
California Governor Jerry Brown

California Puts 'Anti-Revenge Porn' Bill into Effect

On Tuesday, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill "outlawing so-called revenge porn and levying possible jail time for people who post naked photos of their exes after bitter breakups."
Diego Luna

Diego Luga Receives The Inspira Award and Dedicates it to Undocumented Immigrants

Diego Luna proves that he is worthy of his award by dedicating it to undocumented workers, showcasing his true concerns for social justice.

Will Female Cops Curb Corruption in Mexico?

In a new effort to fight corruption in Mexico, authorities have hired hundreds of women and put them in charge of issuing all traffic violations.
Rihanna

Rihanna Tweets About Disturbing Thai Sex Shows, Highlighting Sex Exploitation, Human Trafficking

Rihanna's latest antics in Thailand, posing with an illegal, endangered primate and attending a disturbing sex show in the island of Phuket, may have gained her more attention, but in reality she has spotlighted an issue on a much grander scale -- sex exploitation, child prostitution and human trafficking.
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Immigration Reform News 2013: New Arizona Policy Bans Driver's Licenses for Deferred Action Immigrants

Arizona took more steps this week to limit the abilities of undocumented immigrants in the state.
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New York City Stop and Frisk Law Ruled Unconstitutional, Police Unions Appeal

Police unions in New York City are appealing a recent federal court ruling that declared the NYPD's racist Stop and Frisk policy unconstitutional.
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Remembering 911 And Its Effect On Comprehensive Immigration Reform & Laws [September 11, 2013 - News Update]

While many recount the tragic events of 2001 with somber thoughts, paying tribute to direct victims of the collapsed towers and the ensuing thousands lost in resultant wars, others reflect on the consequences for immigrants .
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Immigration Reform News 2013: Republican Congressman Wants Vote Next Month

Outspoken Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte has never been one to stay silent on immigration issues, even as other lawmakers have opted to push the debate to the backburner in favor of solving the crisis in Syria.
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Abercrombie & Fitch at Fault for Firing Muslim in Headscarf, Judge Says

Yesterday, a California federal judge rules that clothing store Abercrombie & Fitch was at fault when it fired one of its employees who insisted on wearing a head scarf at work.
Marriage for gay inmates?

Gay Prisoners To Wed in California

After the gay marriage ban Proposition 8 was quashed, gay inmates in California can now marry their same-sex partners, the Associated Press reports.
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Immigration Reform 2013 News: Syria Debate May Push Back Reform to End of Year

Immigration reform activists are still holding protests and campaigning for change, but the U.S. government is so preoccupied with Syria that Congress is expected to postpone any legal reforms to the end of 2013.
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