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Super racist code used for anti-gang efforts in California

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department is under fire for using a super offensive name to identify a recent anti-gang sweep. While hard to believe, the name they chosen is "Operation Guacamole," but the department claims there's a perfectly reasonable explanation for their blatant racism...

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Can telenovelas be blamed for violent crime?!

Less than two weeks after the brutally shocking assassinations of former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear and her ex-husband in front of their 5-year-old daughter, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro is blaming his country's out-of-control crime rate on one of its citizens most beloved pastimes: telenovelas. If that's not one of the most ridiculous things you've ever heard, I don't know what is. 

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Mexican teen injects flesh-eating drug into genitals & it's worse than you can imagine

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Just when you thought the flesh-eating drug krokodil was bad enough, someone goes and makes it WORSE. The dangerous drug is a fatal mixture of codeine and hydrocarbons like oil, gas, or alcohol, and rots your skin from the inside out. Now an even more horrifying case has come out of Mexico.

This time a 17-year-old girl is its latest victim and it's not pretty. In fact, you WON'T believe what part of her body the drug rotted. It left us completely SHOCKED and disgusted! 

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Abigail Hernandez: Missing Latina girl's family pleads for her return (VIDEO)

A mother and daughter took to the media to plead for the return of a 15-year-old girl who went missing on October 9. Abigail Hernandez was last seen walking home from Kennett High School in North Conway, New Hampshire, around 2:30 p.m. that Wednesday. It's believed that she did make it home, but when her mother Zenya Hernandez arrived home from work that day, Abigail was not there, and has not been seen since. "Abi," as her mother affectionately calls her turned 15 on Monday -- just a few days after her disappearance.

 

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Vicente Fernandez hospitalized with serious condition

Vicente Fernández is no spring chicken, that's why any news about his heath worry me. You don't know how the latest news from Televisa and his family made me panic. They informed his fans that the legendary singer has been hospitalized since Tuesday in Guadalajara with a very serious condition. Even though he assured us all from his hospital bed that he's "been through worse," his oldest son made clear that it was nothing to take lightly. He himself spoke to Mexico's main news show and told exactly what had happened.

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WATCH horrific Spain train derailment that killed 78 commuters (VIDEO)

A train derailment in Santiago de Compostela, Spain killed about 78 people and injured 178 others Wednesday evening. It is being called one of the worst train crashes that Spain has ever witnessed and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoj is declaring three days of mourning. Reports say the train was heading from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela when it derailed as it was speeding at more than twice the speed limit as it came around a curve.

Currently there are two investigations taking place within the crash. One is looking into whether it was intentional and the other checking if the train malfunctioned. So far, only one of the train drivers has been investigated in the tragic case. The video of this horrific accident, though, will leave you speechless.

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Racist Oklahomans feel no pity for entire Guatemalan family killed by tornado

Remember earlier this year when a bunch of tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma killing and injuring people and destroying everything in their path? Eight of the people who lost their lives during one of these deadly natural disasters were immigrants from Guatemala. A recent article in The Oklahoman explored the need to improve the existing warning system to include instructions in Spanish, the primary language of more than 40,000 Latinos in Oklahoma City. 

The amount of racism and hatred that ensued when the paper asked its readers if they agreed is terrifying.

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BREAKING NEWS: Senate approves immigration reform bill & it's a great day for Latinos!

The U.S. Senate passed a landmark immigration reform bill today, which means that there is a possibility that millions of undocumented residents in this country will be able to finally legalize their status--a huge day for us Latinos. ¡Qué alegría!

Now the law has to pass the House of Representatives, where its prospects are tougher since it's controlled by Republicans, but it's not impossible!

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Colombian poet wants to sell his testicles for $20K & we're not sure anyone is buying

Colombian poet by the name of Rafael Medina Brochero, 52, is planning on selling his testicles for $20,000 in order to pay for a tour in Europe to promote his poetry. This may sounds like a joke, but Brochero is dead serious as he is promoting it on his personal site, rafaelmedinabrochero.com.

I don't know about you, but I'm sure there are less extreme ways for the poet to pay for his trip to Europe.

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Girl sends heartbreaking Facebook update from Brazil nightclub fire that claimed her life (GRAPHIC VIDEOS)

After this weekend's tragic events and the incredible loss of life at Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil, heartbreaking information has started to surface regarding the victims. Today we got word that  20-year-old party goer named Michele Cardoso plead for help from her friends, posting a heartbreaking status update on Facebook asking for help: "Fire at KISS help" after finding herself trapped.

Tragically, Michele died along with her sister Clarissa and boyfriend, Joao Paolo, before any assistance could reach her and the other victims. The fire which broke out in the southern Brazil nightclub had been hosting a college party when an invited band's pyrotechnics show reportedly set ablaze sound insulating material on the ceiling.

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