Last updateFri, 29 Apr 2016 3pm

US citizens with tax debt may be barred from new passports

Courtesy of Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and your Congress, it is now law.  Those with “seriously delinquent tax debt” (greater than US$50,000) risk having their U.S. passports not renewed or revoked. The tax provision was part of the Transportation bill President Obama signed into law on December 4.

Mexican filmmaker delivers heartfelt defense of ‘undocumented dreamers’

Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, the 52-year-old Mexican filmmaker who won an Oscar in 2014 for directing the sci-fi epic “Gravity,” has taken an eloquent jab at business mogul Donald Trump, who is running for president of the United States.  

Without mentioning the Republican Party candidate by name, Gonzalez made his comments after being honored at the recent Art+Film gala of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.