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Spanish is Most Spoken Non-English Language in the U.S

A record 37.6 million persons ages 5 years and older speak Spanish at home, according to an analysis of the 2011 American Community Survey by the Pew Research Center. continue reading »

26th Hispanic Heritage Awards Announces Honorees

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) today announced the 26th Hispanic Heritage Awards Honorees, who will be celebrated during the prestigious Hispanic Heritage Awards on Sept. 5 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. continue reading »

4,650 Undocumented Immigrants Are Rounded Up in Russia

At least 4,650 foreigners have been detained by the police in operation "Illegal Immigrant" in two districts of the Moscow region, Russian authorities announced Thursday. continue reading »

Spanish Artist Takes Sophisticated Portraits of Animals

Madrid-based advertising and industrial photographer Miguel Vallinas has taken a sophisticated approach to the "animals dressed as humans" trend. continue reading »

Prison Riot and Fire in Chile Leaves 24 Inmates Injured, Protesting Overcrowding

Two dozen inmates were injured Tuesday morning in a brawl and subsequent fire at a prison in the central Chilean city of Quillota, authorities said. continue reading »

Exports of Spanish Wine Rise 7.74 Percent

Wine exports from northern Spain's Rioja region rose 7.74 percent in the first six months of this year, compared with the same period in 2012, totaling 47.7 million liters (12.6 million gallons), Rioja's DOCa wine quality regulation agency said. continue reading »

Authorities Bust Spanish Immigrant Smuggling Ring Working in Europe, U.S.

Spanish and French police have arrested 75 people - 51 in Spain and 24 in France - for smuggling Chinese into various European countries and the United States through a people-trafficking ring that charged the immigrants between 40,000 and 50,000 euros (between $55,000 and $65,000). continue reading »

Spain Looks to Include Andalusia Region in Gibraltar Talks

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said here Friday that he is in favor of a four-part dialogue - Spain, Britain, Gibraltar and Spain's Andalusia region - to overcome current tensions surrounding the Rock. continue reading »

ICE Halts Deportation of Immigrant Activist in Colorado

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have released Jeanette Vizguerra, a Mexican activist living in Colorado, supporters of her 4-year-long battle against deportation said Friday. continue reading »

Dead Shark Discovered on NYC Subway

A dead shark was found in a New York City subway car, prompting passengers to flood social-networking sites with photos of the small animal. "Around 12:30 a.m. (Wednesday) the driver of the N train informed us at the Queensboro Plaza stop that there was a shark aboard," a Metropolitan Transit Authority, or MTA, spokesman told Efe. continue reading »

TODAY:  “International Day of Indigenous People”

Today is the day to celebrate the nearly 400 million indigenous people that populate our planet many in Latin American countries. The “International Day of Indigenous People” was created in 1994 by the United Nations as a day to remember indigenous people, and to continue the fight to defend their rights and their lands. continue reading »

Spanish Investigation Shows Train Never Contacted Headquarters Before Crash

The train that derailed on July 24 near the northwestern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela experienced no problems prior to the accident and "there is no record of any communication" between the railway operator and the driver, the head of state-owned railway company Renfe, Julio Gomez-Pomar, told Parliament on Thursday. continue reading »

In Light of Snowden Incident, Obama Cancels Summit with Putin

U.S. President Barack Obama cancelled the meeting he was going to have with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in September citing, among other reasons, Russia's granting of temporary asylum to Edward Snowden, a White House spokesman told Efe Wednesday. continue reading »

DREAM 9 Activists Qualify for Political Asylum Says Immigration Authorities

U.S. immigration authorities have determined that seven of the DREAM 9 activists detained in Arizona have grounds to fear persecution if they are returned to Mexico, representatives of the detainees said Tuesday. continue reading »

Latino Artist Uses Light, Sound to Transform NYC Tunnel

Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer has taken over the Park Avenue Tunnel running from 33rd Street to 40th Street in New York City. Open to pedestrians between 7 am to 1 pm on August 10th and the 17th, the exhibition, "Voice Tunnel," features an interactive light and sound installation. continue reading »

Former President George W. Bush Undergoes Successful Heart Surgery

Former U.S. President George W. Bush is hospitalized in Dallas after successfully undergoing heart surgery on Tuesday to clear an artery, his spokesman said. continue reading »

Spain’s Beaches are a Treasure Trove of Biodiversity

Almost half of the 3,500 or so beaches along the Spanish coast form part of the Natura 2000 network, the main conservation, management and sustainable development instrument for biodiversity in the European Union. continue reading »

U.S. Closes 22 Embassies Amidst Terror Threat

The United States is preparing to close 22 of its embassies and consulates in a number of Arab countries on Sunday due to the "significant" threat of a possible terrorist attack, discovered thanks to the interception of communications among leaders of the terrorist organization al-Qaeda. continue reading »

Latino Representation in Federal Workforce: Dismal

In June, the Office of Personnel Management released the Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment Program report for fiscal year 2011. continue reading »

Spain Mulls Measures Amid Flare-up of Tensions with Gibraltar

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's government is considering adopting different measures in response to recent complaints and actions by Gibraltar, which sent the European Commission a report about border checks that have caused motorists lengthy delays. continue reading »