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JUST IN:  George Zimmerman Arrested for Domestic Altercation Involving Gun

Reports are coming out of Orlando that George Zimmerman has been taken into custody after an alteration involving a gun. continue reading »

ALLEGED:  Latino Students Discriminated Against in Louisiana Head Start Programs

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLU) and other civil rights organizations are alleging head start centers in the Jefferson Parish in Louisiana are discriminating against Latino families. continue reading »

3 Latina Teens Identified in Deadly O.C. Crash that Left 5 Dead

Orange County officials have released the name of the five teenagers that died in a fiery Memorial Day crash on the way to a beach outing; amongst them are three Latina teens. continue reading »

Digital Currency Liberty Reserve Honcho Arrested in Spain on U.S. Warrant for Money Laundering

Arthur Budovsky, the founder and CEO of Liberty Reserve SA, was arrested by Spanish police at Madrid's Barajas International Airport in conjunction with a U.S. indictment of the firm for money laundering. continue reading »

STUDY: Latino Voters Face Bias by Election Officials

A study by Harvard political science students found that local election officials are biased against Latino voters and hence are less responsive to their election inquiries. continue reading »

Actress Eva Longoria Obtains Master’s Degree in Chicano Studies

Eva Longoria has just obtained a Master’s degree in Chicano Studies from California State University. The 38-year-old actress already holds an undergraduate degree in kinesiology from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. continue reading »

Oklahoma Says Good-Bye to 9-Yr-Old Antonia Candelaria: 1st Tornado Victim to be Buried

Nine-year-old Antonia Candelaria is the first Oklahoma tornado victim to be buried. The Plaza Towers third-grader lost her life on Monday with a EF-5 tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma right outside Oklahoma City. The death toll stands at 24, 10 of which are children. continue reading »

HISPANIC STANDOUT:  Felix Contreras Overcoming It All to Get Ahead

Felix German Contreras has quite a list of accomplishments to add to his name: NJ Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society President, pre-med aspirant, amongst others but the one he is most proud of is “Immigrant Dreamer”. continue reading »

New LAX Terminal Pavilion to be Named after Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has received an early retirement gift – the naming of a portion of the new international terminal at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). continue reading »

JUST IN:  Latino Favorite Yahoo to Buy Tumblr in $1.1B Deal

Yahoo Board of Directors has just approved the acquisition of social media network Tumblr in a $1.1 Billion cash deal, according to the Wall Street Journal. continue reading »

JUST IN:  La Mafia’s Oscar De la Rosa Reportedly Knifed in Houston Bar

Reports are coming in that La Mafia founder and singer Oscar de la Rosa was injured in an early morning bar fight in Houston, Texas. The first reports were seen on the group’s Facebook page. continue reading »

When is Dia de Las Madres Celebrated in Latin America?

Many of our readers believe today, May 10th, is the official ‘Dia de Las Madres’ day but that is only if you live in El Salvador, Guatemala or Mexico. In Mexico the day is such a grand occasion that many government offices are closed. continue reading »

Troubled Grandson of Malcolm X, Malcolm Shabazz Killed in Mexico During Robbery

The family of Malcom X’s 28-year-old grandson, Malcolm Shabazz will be traveling to Mexico City, Mexico to claim his body after he was killed in an apparent robbery in the capital city. continue reading »

Gordon Tech College Prep Gets Ready to Celebrate Its Many Academic Successes

Chicago’s Gordon Tech College Prep is getting ready to celebrate its unique approach to getting Latino students into traditional four-year colleges. continue reading »

Israel to Strengthen Relationship with U.S. Latino Community

The country of Israel is planning on strengthening its ties to the U.S. Latino community as part of its strategic initiative with the U.S. continue reading »

UPDATE:  Peru Balloon Crash Survivors in Pacific Ocean for 9 Hours, 2 Remain Missing

Peru Naval officials have rescued five out of seven hot air balloon crash survivors in the Pacific Ocean. The pilot, who reportedly can not swim, and another passenger remain missing. continue reading »

Latin America News: 17 Miners Rescued in Chile

Seventeen miners were rescued in northern Chile on Sunday after becoming trapped in a copper mine earlier this weekend, police spokesmen told Efe. continue reading »

JUST IN:  U.S. Gov’t Lays Its Case Against “Unjustly Enriched” Lance Armstrong

The U.S. Government through the Justice Department has labeled disgraced Tour de France winner “unjustly enriched” through his U.S. Postal Service (USPS) sponsorship contract. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Latina Women Injured During Police Search for Rogue Cop Dorner Get $4.2M Settlement

The Los Angeles Police Department and the City of Los Angeles have reached a $4.2 million settlement with the Latina mother and daughter injured during the manhunt for rogue cop Christopher Dorner. continue reading »

FBI Most Wanted & Teacher-Child Porn Suspect Captured in Nicaragua

The FBI has announced the capture of Eric Justin Toth, one of its "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” in Nicaragua. continue reading »