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57% OK With Government Shutdown If Leads to Deeper Budget Cuts

A majority of voters are fine with a partial shutdown of the federal government if that’s what it takes to get deeper cuts in federal government spending. continue reading »

35% Percent of Latina Women Have Children with More Than One Man

More than one-quarter of women in the United States with two or more children have had children with different men, a new study shows. continue reading »

Culture Shock & Stress Blamed for Nearly 15% of Attempted Latina Teen Suicides

It's part of a growing national crisis: 11% of Hispanic girls across the country admitted a suicide attempt, especially in New York where the rate is higher. Of especial concern is Brooklyn with a 21% Latina teen attempted suicide rate. continue reading »

Hoosier Parents May Soon Have More Choice in How Their Children are Educated

School choice supporters rally as state House approves voucher program. The Indiana House of Representatives Wednesday approved a monumental school voucher program continue reading »

Racial Identity Shifting in Puerto Rico

The racial identity of the Puerto Rican population may be changing, say experts, who point to census figures in which those identifying solely as American Indian or black jumped about 50 percent in the last ten years. continue reading »

U.S. Marshals: Child Molesting Swami is Hiding Out Near U.S.-Mexico Border

In 2008, Swami Prakashanand Saraswati, was arrested, and subsequently convicted of molesting children, bit two days after the ruling he disappeared. U.S. Marshals now believe he hiding out in Nuevo Laredo, on the Mexico side of the U.S.-Mexico border. continue reading »

Will the seasons ever change?

This time of year, that teasing season between winter and spring, it is hard to believe those of us in the Midwest will ever be warm again. Just as the sun begins to shine and warm our weary bones and you consider getting the kids’ winter coats cleaned and put away for next year, continue reading »

New York’s Mexican Immigrants Hit Hardest by Housing Situation

A recent study from the Community Service Society has determined that Mexican immigrant households are the having been hit hardest by the housing situation in New York. continue reading »

Sen. Graham: Give Legal Status to Undocumented, but Only If Border Secured First

After speaking to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Sen. Lindsey Graham told reporters, Tuesday, that he is willing to give legal status to undocumented immigrants, but only under the condition that the borders be secured first. continue reading »

Help LVEJO! Change Lives with Just 1 Click

100,000 clicks = $500 for Little Village Environmental Justice Organization. Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO,) also known as La Organización de Justicia Ambiental de La Villita, continue reading »

Hispanic Leaders Urge Sen. Reid to Defund Gainful Employment Rule

A National Latina Organization, joined with leading Hispanic organizations and concerned state legislators in urging Senator Reid (D-NV) to stand as a leader for Latinos and fight to defund the Department of Education's controversial "Gainful Employment" rule. continue reading »

Ivy League-bound Daughter Pistol-Whips Mom for Not Signing Car Loan

A Florida teenager allegedly hit her mother with a gun after she refused to cosign on a loan for the car the girl wanted. Rachel Hachero, 17, really wanted a 2004 black Nissan 350Z, continue reading »

People of Mexico Feel Cartels are Winning Drug War, Says Poll

A recent poll of Mexicans revealed that many believe the cartels are winning the drug war in their country. The Demotecnia poll, released Tuesday, reported that six out of 10 Mexicans believe that drug cartels are maintaining contro continue reading »

Groups Across U.S. Standing Up to State Governments’ Harsh Immigration Legislation Proposals

As more and more states are considering immigration laws that would mirror Arizona’s controversial legislation, immigrant advocate groups are “building momentum” and stopping them. continue reading »

Fmr. President Jimmy Carter In Cuba to Intercede in the Case of Jailed U.S. Contractor

Former President Jimmy Carter is in Cuba on a three-day mission to help ease tensions with Havana, and hopefully enable the release of a U.S. government contractor. Though officials claim Carter was asked by Washington to go intercede in Cuba, continue reading »

Swine Flu Reappears in Mexico’s Ciudad Juárez, Two Reported Dead

In Mexico, local health authorities have confirmed the reappearance of the AH1N1 flue virus (known as Swine Flu) in Ciudad Juarez after a second person’s death in recent days. continue reading »

Elementary School Students Asked “What is an Illegal Alien?”  Parents Shocked.

A third grade class in Georgia was recently asked “What is an illegal Alien?” as part of a class assignment. At Chesney Elementary School in Duluth, Georgia, people were shocked to learn that the third graders were being assigned work continue reading »

Dell Releases First Spanish-language Laptop (VIDEO)

Dell has just launched what they say is the first Spanish-language laptop to be sold in the United States. Friday, the Inspiron M5030 was released, and not only does it have a Spanish-language operating system, continue reading »

National Latino Children’s Institute Elects New Leadership and Affirms Its Course

The National Latino Children's Institute (NLCI), whose mission is to focus the nation's attention on the contributions and challenges of young Latinos, recently met to elect its new leadership and develop their strategic priorities for the new term. continue reading »

Caterpillar to Illinois Gov. Quinn: Tax Hikes May Force Us to Leave State

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has reportedly received a letter from the chief executive of Caterpillar in which he states that with the tax hike that went into effect in January, the business is seriously considering leaving Illinois. continue reading »