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Tag Results for "Hispanic News"

Dept of Labor: Free Webcast Feb. 23 on Retirement Savings Options For Small Business, Plan Providers

As part of America Saves Week, the U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration and the America Saves campaign of the Consumer Federation of America will sponsor a free webcast on Feb. 23 for small businesses and plan service providers. continue reading »

Latinos and the Question of Homophobia

One could easily come to this conclusion. In March 2010, Mexican singer, Paquita la del Barrio said she would rather see a child die of hunger in the street than be adopted by a gay couple. continue reading »

Rhythms of Life

This time of year, with winter continuing longer that anyone thinks it should, I find myself wanting to do nothing more than stay home curled up with a good book or just puttering around the house doing usually avoided chores. continue reading »

Los Angeles Workshop Provides Immigrants With Answers and a Friendly Face

Aimed at helping immigrants apply for citizenship, an information session was held a Los Angeles high school this weekend. Immigrants looking to begin the naturalization process were given the opportunity to ask questions and receive information at Panorama High School on Saturday. continue reading »

2010 Census Reveals More El Paso Hispanics Identified Themselves as “White”

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in El Paso, more Hispanics see themselves as both white and Hispanic. About 84 percent of Hispanics in El Paso County checked the “white” box on their 2010 Census forms, compared to 73 percent on the 2000 Census. continue reading »

Rio de Janeiro Names First Female Police Chief in Brazil

In Rio de Janeiro, Martha Mesquita da Rocha has been named the first female civil police chief in Brazil. Rocha, 51, has been on the force for 28 years, and was formerly in charge of a special division of precincts that focused on crimes against women. Throughout her career, Rocha has often taken a stand against corruption. continue reading »

NRA Helps Block Gun Rule Meant to Stop Gun Trafficking to Mexico

Opposed to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms’ proposed rule change that would require firearms dealers along the southwest border to report multiple sales of long guns has been allegedly blocked with help from the National Rifle Association. The rule change was proposed in an attempt to stop the trafficking of guns to Mexico. continue reading »

Important USDA Nutritional Guidlines Unveiled in Spanish

USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon today joined local business leaders, retailers and community members at Sedano's Supermarket to unveil the Spanish-language continue reading »

USDA Unveils Spanish-language Nutritional Info and Food Access Guides

USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon today joined local business leaders, retailers and community members at Sedano's Supermarket to unveil the Spanish-language Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Retail continue reading »

(Logan Square) Fire in Residential Building, 2 Without Homes

In Northwest Side Logan Square, a residential building caught on fire and has left two people without a home. Thankfully, no injuries were reported. According to the fire department spokesman Richard Rosado, continue reading »

Protests, Riots Over Tuition Increase at University of Puerto Rico Continue

The bubbling pot that was the University of Puerto Rico for the last three days has once again boiled over as protests were started up again over an $800 fee caused the students’ tuition to jump more than 50 percent. continue reading »

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s Attempt to Stop Additional Travel to Cuba Halted

Florida’s Republican Senator Marco Rubio’s attempt to block the Obama administration’s expansion of travel to Cuba has been halted, but he has vowed to continue his opposition. continue reading »

In 13 out of 13 State Census Reports Released, Hispanic Population Exceeds Estimates

In 13 of the 13 states for which the Census Bureau has released information thus far, the Hispanic populations have exceeded the Census's most recent projections continue reading »

The Central Valley Fund Invests $3.5M in Modesto-based Paleteria La Michoacana

The Central Valley Fund, a private investment fund focused on middle market Central Valley companies, today announced a preferred stock investment of $3.5 million in Paleteria La Michoacana, LLC ("PLM" or the "Company"). continue reading »

Univision Honored as One of Nation’s 50 Most Innovative Companies along With Google

Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, announced today that it has been named as one of the World's Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company in the magazine's annual ranking. Univision ranked 34 in the top 50 list. continue reading »

Midway-Area Overpass Finally Being Built

Long-awaited roadway aimed at improving traffic near Midway Airport. Chicago's Central Avenue Bypass project, which has been in the works for years, is finally becoming a reality. The Illinois Department of Transportation plans to proceed with $170.4 million in design, engineering, right-of-way land acquisition and other pre-construction work on the bypass continue reading »

STUDY:  Many Hispanic Consumers Perceive Lack of Respect in the Marketplace

A study commissioned by the merchant bank, Garcia Trujillo, explores the way in which Hispanic perceptions affect the ability of large U.S. companies to attract Hispanics as consumers. continue reading »

Twitter May Be Worldwide, but It’s Still Looking to Users for Help

If the recent events in Egypt have taught us anything, it is that social media has made it possible to share local information throughout the world in seconds. Even the U.S. government took the opportunity to support the protestors via Twitter. continue reading »

Hispanics, Not Native Americans Now the Largest Population in Oklahoma

Though Native Americans have a long tradition of being the largest population in Oklahoma, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hispanics now carry that title. continue reading »

Immigrants Cleared in Border Agent Shooting Case

Back on December 14th, 2010, Border Patrol agent Brain Terry was shot and killed in Arizona. The day before the shooting, three immigrants in the area were arrested, but have now been cleared by federal agents. continue reading »