The head of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement met with local refugee agencies and East County school and hospital officials to field concerns about serving the large and growing Iraqi refugee population.
The Guatemalan cooperative Mercado Global used the U.S. economic crisis to revamp its product line and marketing plan. The changed ultimately helped it lure high-end American retailers and survive the Great Recession.
The growth of the renewable energy industry in California's Imperial Valley has lagged. But things may be looking up: Construction has already started on several projects, and one jobs training program is preparing cash in on the promised boom.
Residents stayed indoors last year to celebrate Mexico's 200 years of independence. This year, the city is spending nearly $500,000 on everything from security to entertainment. There were no immediate reports of problems with the celebration.
Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla, known as “El Mayito”, said he worked with U.S. federal drug agents and can prove it. U.S. officials said that never happened and are trying to prevent him from getting everything they have on the Sinaloa Cartel.