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With the 114th Congress sworn into its new session, Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced plans to counter President Barack Obama’s immigration executive actions. During a press conference, Boehner announced that the House will act on “stopping” Obama’s Nov. 20 executive actions. While Boehner has had a Republican majority in the …

Actress turned activist Eva Longoria said she doesn’t know the full details of President Barack Obama’s immigration reform plans, but that it is something that needs to happen. The big star for both the Hollywood and political scene told Fox News Latino Tuesday that, “It’s hard to comment because I don’t know what it’s containing …

Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday was sworn in as Chile’s president for the second time at a ceremony held at the seat of Congress in this port city. The 62-year-old former physician received the presidential sash from the hands of the new Senate leader, Isabel Allende, the daughter of late President Salvador Allende. “Yes, I promise,” …

Capping off what’s possibly been the best 12 months of his career, Colombian pop/vallenato star Carlos Vives is set to receive the BMI President’s Award during the 22nd annual BMI Latin Awards, taking place March 11 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Vives will be honored for his “outstanding achievement in songwriting and profound …

MEXICO CITY (AP) – This week’s opening of Mexico’s oil industry to private and foreign investment caps a remarkable series of legislative victories by a president trying to re-engineer the country’s most dysfunctional institutions. Enrique Peña Nieto struck an unprecedented political deal with the two main opposition parties in his first days in office. Then …

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) – Chile’s once and future leader Michelle Bachelet easily won Sunday’s presidential runoff, returning center-left parties to power by promising profound social changes in response to years of street protests. Bachelet won 62 percent of the vote, the most decisive victory in eight decades of Chilean elections. The center-right’s Evelyn Matthei promptly …

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president and an enduring icon of the struggle against racial oppression, died on Thursday, the government announced, leaving the nation without its moral center at a time of growing dissatisfaction with the country’s leaders. “Our nation has lost its greatest son,” President Jacob Zuma said in a televised address …

Mexico’s president has denied a tweet by Justin Bieber saying the singer met with the president and his family prior to a show. Mexico’s president has denied a tweet by Justin Bieber saying the singer met with the president and his family prior to a show. It was the latest sour note in Bieber’s controversy-filled …

State control of marijuana market should be seen as part of long and pragmatic tradition of market intervention and nationalisation Inhaling deeply from a large joint of unadulterated cannabis, Marcelo Vasquez grins at the imminent prospect of his outlawed passion becoming Uruguay’s newest state-sanctioned industry. This week, the country’s senate is expected to pass the …

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Cristina Fernandez returned to work Monday after six weeks of rest from skull surgery, and quickly remade her Cabinet with appointments suggesting she may tighten her grip on the economy and take an even harder line in Argentine debt negotiations. Axel Kiciloff, a fiery, unorthodox economist who pushed for …

Venezuela has put into effect the regulations to implement a shootdown law approved 17 months ago. Within days a stream of announced shootdowns began to appear in the media, but most of these turned out to be the result of confusion with the previous practice of destroying suspected drug-carrying airplanes on the ground. On 2 …

The White House takes on a Latin flavor this Monday. As part of their In Performance at the White House series, President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on Monday host a concert of Latin music to honor Hispanic Heritage Month. Among the scheduled performers: Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, Natalie Cole, Lila Downs, Raul Malo, …

By By IAN JAMES and FRANK BAJAK, Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez was a former paratroop commander and self-styled “subversive” who waged continual battle for his socialist ideals. He bedeviled the United States and outsmarted his rivals time and again, while using Venezuela’s vast oil wealth to his political advantage. Chavez …

Marc Anthony - Inauguration 2013

Latin celebrities, musicians, dancers and singers reunited in Washington the past two days for the 2013 57th Presidential Inauguration festivities. The Latino Inaugural Ball, Commander and Chief Ball and the Presidential Inaugural Ball with the latter ending last night were televised and streamed live on select channels and websites. The Latino Inaugural Ball was hosted …