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U.S. Drones Are Helping to Fight Mexico’s Drug War

The Mexican government confirmed the use of the droids in a statement released Wednesday. Though Mexico is appreciative of the assistance, many are questioning the U.S.’s interference in a country long known for being proud of their independence. continue reading »

Investigators Say Fatal Shooting of Guatemalan Immigrant by LAPD Was Justified

The police commission in Los Angeles, has ruled that the fatal shooting of a Guatemalan immigrant by the LAPD was justified. With a unanimous agreement, the commission decided that officer Frank Hernandez acted within department policy continue reading »

President Obama’s Trip to Latin America “Still On”

Despite earlier speculation that, due to the current unrest in the Middle East and the fear of nuclear disaster in Japan, President Obama might not travel to Latin American, White House spokesman Jay Carney said, “The trip is still on. The president will be going…” continue reading »

BE WARNED: Serial Scammer Targeted L.A. Latino Community

Last month, a California con man was sentenced to 22 years in prison for running a Ponzi scheme that raked in at least $30 million from more than 500 victims and for launching a mortgage fraud operation that targeted distressed homeowners. continue reading »

Crime is Costly in Mexico at Nearly $85.38 Billion a Year

A study just released by the Citizens Crime Research Institute (Icesi) revealed that crime costs accounted for 8.9 percent of Mexico’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2009. That’s nearly $85.38 billion or 1.01 trillion pesos. continue reading »

Miami-Dade, Angry About Property Tax Hike, Vote out Mayor Carlos Alvarez

In a special vote on Tuesday, Carlos Alvarez was removed as mayor of Miami-Dade county in Florida. The vote was triggered by an overwhelming majority of voters angry about a hike in property taxes. continue reading »

Minority Organizations Say Debit-Card Fees Cap May Negatively Affect Latinos in the Long Run

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) are expressing concern continue reading »

PERSONAL FINANCE: Be Safe this Tax Season. It’s the Perfect Time for Identity Thieves

During tax time, financial documents come out of locked filing cabinets and are dropped in mailboxes across America. This is prime dumpster diving season for identity thieves. continue reading »

Vme Partners with White House on Educational Initiatives for Hispanics

With Hispanics comprising more than twenty percent of the public school population, the White House is focusing on Hispanics, declaring that, "to meet national goals for improving academic achievement, continue reading »

Hispanic Standout: Samantha Marquez: Researcher, Scientist, Entrepreneur, and High School Freshman

Like most high school freshmen in America, Samantha Marquez wakes up early and heads off to school for the day. She has to travel a little further than most since her school is a bit far from her Virginia home, but what makes her a Hispanic Standout is what she does outside of school. continue reading »

High Percentage of Hispanic and African-American Youth Using Menthol Cigarettes

While menthol cigarettes account for approximately a third of all U.S. cigarette sales most of those sales are to teen minorities, according to a new report. continue reading »

Associated Press Looks to Increase its Spanish-language Coverage, Names New Reporters, Translators

The Associated Press has announced that they have expanded their Spanish-speaking staff, and named a new correspondent in Haiti and has moved an Latin America news desk member to the AP bureau in Havana, Cuba. continue reading »

Nat’l Hispanic Medical Assoc. Takes Lead on Health Care Reform Implementation for Hispanics

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hispanics are now 50 million persons or 18 per cent of the U.S. population, the largest ethnic group in the United States. continue reading »

Cinco de Mayo

On May 5, 1862 Mexican forces routed the French at the Battle of Puebla and an annual celebration was born. Is it weird that it's a bigger deal today in the U.S. continue reading »

Minority Real Estate Leaders Say Govt Efforts are Failing to Meet Needs of Multicultural Homebuyers

Saying millions of Americans are being left out of the American dream of homeownership, the nation’s three largest organizations representing multicultural real estate professionals, continue reading »

Latin America Looks to the Future as President Obama Prepares for a Visit

As President Obama prepares to visit our neighbors to the south at the end of this week, the region is likely preparing to display the changes that Latin America has made in recent years and work on building with the U.S. with their new found strength as a region. continue reading »

Colorado Latino Teen Suicides Increase After the Recession Hits Home

There are very few that have not felt the pressures of the U.S.’s recession, but it seems that Latino teens in Colorado have been hit hard, as the number of attempted suicides by this group has spiked. continue reading »

Guatemalans File Lawsuit Against U.S. for Experimenting on Them With Syphilis Bacteria

Some 700 prisoners, soldiers, mental patients and orphans are seeking monetary compensation for numerous health problems stemming from the syphilis disease subjected on them by U.S. researchers. continue reading »

Was it a Hate Crime? Transgender Woman Shot in Head, Dragged by Car

Police in Arkansas are investigating the death of Marcal Camero Tye, as a possible hate crime after a passerby found her body mangled in a ditch. The 25-year-old victim was shot in head continue reading »

SBA Accepting Applications from Certified CDFIs to Participate in Community Advantage Program

One of the biggest challenges facing small businesses, particularly those in underserved communities, continues to be access to credit. Last December, our partners at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continue reading »