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Murder spotlights cartel penetration at Mexico university

Murder spotlights cartel penetration at Mexico university

By Seth Robbins InSight Crime The execution-style murder of an employee at a public university in Mexico has shed light on the extortion of staff and students by the notorious Zetas cartel, indicating the group’s willingness to go to extreme lengths in its search for new revenue streams. According to Proceso, Gregorio Serna was shot


Guest Voz: Fasts Across the Country for Immigration Reform: Will You Join Us?

By Elisa Batista Considering that three-quarters of immigrants to the United States are women and children, more than 1,200 women from 70 organizations are fasting in 35 states for immigration reform that keeps families together and treats women fairly. The month of fasting will culminate April 7-9th when 100 women will fast in DC


Colombian newspapers loan paper to Venezuelan colleagues critical of government

By Victoria McKenzie Colombia Reports Colombia’s Press Association is lending 52 tons of paper to three national Venezuelan newspapers on the verge of shutting down due to insufficient supplies to non state-owned dailies. Nora Sanin, executive director of Colombian Association of Newspaper Editors and Media (Andidiarios), said ”It is not enough to express solidarity with

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How do Latino startups get funded?

By Sara Inés Calderón Más Wired Latino entrepreneurs aren’t pitching to venture capitalists in large numbers, but that’s only part of the story of how startups run by Latinos receive funding. The story starts with bootstrapping, continues with friends and family, and ends in front of VCs and angel investors. Latino startups miss out on


On this Cesar Chavez Day, new report finds majority of farm accidents go unreported

By Karen Finney – UC Davis Futurity Federal agencies responsible for tracking workplace hazards fail to report 77 percent of the injuries and illnesses suffered by US agricultural workers and farmers. Researchers say the findings greatly reduce the chance that safety and health risks will be corrected. “Whatever anyone might have assumed about gaps in