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64 Percent of Americans Favor Legalizing Undocumented Immigrants

Sixty-four percent of U.S. voters say they are in favor of resolving the legal status of the country's estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants and providing them with a path to citizenship, according to a survey released Friday. continue reading »

Ranitas Contaminadas - Agricultural Chemicals in Sierra Frogs

There is a little rhyme in Spanish that goes: “Sana, sana, colita de rana, si no sanas hoy, sanarás mañana” It is a common rhyme to comfort one with a boo-boo, roughly translating to: continue reading »

U.S. Issues Global Travel Alert Over Possible al-Qaeda Strikes

The State Department issued Friday a global travel alert for all U.S. citizens that will remain in effect until Aug. 31 due to an unspecified al-Qaeda threat. continue reading »

Detroit’s Bankruptcy May Force Sale of Diego Rivera Murals

The Diego Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts could fall into the hands of private collectors now that the Michigan city has entered bankruptcy, according to art expert Gregorio Luke. continue reading »

STUDY:  Latinos and Blacks More Optimistic About U.S. Economy, Their Future

A recent study by The Associated Press and the Center for Public Affairs Research has found that Latinos and African-Americans are more optimistic about the U.S. economy and their own personal economic future. continue reading »

Renewed Push for National Latino American Museum

There is a renewed push for the creation of a National Latino Museum in Washington, D.C. being led by a group of bipartisan Latino legislators that include Florida Senator Marco Rubio, New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez and California Congressman Xavier Becerra. continue reading »

Rajoy Says He Will Not Resign Or Call For Early Elections

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told lawmakers Thursday he would not resign or hold early elections despite calls from the opposition for him to step down amid the allegations of corruption leveled against his party. continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez Says Votes Are There for Immigration Reform

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said Wednesday that comprehensive immigration reform has the support of dozens of members of the Republican majority in the House of Representatives. continue reading »

Moroccan King Releases 48 Imprisoned Spaniards At Request of King Juan Carlos

King Mohammed VI on Tuesday ordered the release of 48 Spanish citizens imprisoned in Morocco in response to the request that Spain's King Juan Carlos made of him during the latter's recent visit to Rabat, the palace said. continue reading »

Spanish Train Driver Was on Phone Just Before Deadly Crash

The driver facing charges for last week's deadly train crash in northwestern Spain was on the telephone to railway management shortly before the accident, a court said Tuesday, citing data from the train's black boxes. continue reading »

Florida Shooter Posed Possible Security Threat Before Attack

The man who murdered six people in the Miami suburb of Hialeah was a solitary person who had left his job at Miami Dade College when he learned of plans to fire him over concerns he might engage in violence. continue reading »

Get the Lead Out: Ojo Con El Plomo In Your Salsa

Next time you are going to make some enchiladas with El Pato, careful you may be getting a mouthful of lead as well. A story from ABC News, in the LA Times, and also noted by the Environmental Health Coalition stated that researchers found high levels of lead in salsa. That is correct: some imported salsas used in our kitchens had traces of lead. Part of how this may have happened is a suspected connection to similar ingredients used to make candy—which in the past has been an issue that led to regulations in California to ban lead-tainted candy. continue reading »

Zimmerman, Wetbacks, and Being Latino in the U.S.

If George Zimmerman wants to downplay his Latino side, so be it. We wouldn’t know about it if not for his notoriety. We wouldn’t care if he were George “who?” If he were just another random son of a Peruvian immigrant we’d grant him the option to self-identify as a Latino, or not, or Peruvian-American, or Hispanic, or whatever suited his personal point of view. continue reading »

Efforts to Get Out Hispanic 2014 Vote Under Way in Arizona, Nevada, Texas

National organizations announced Thursday their efforts to get out the Hispanic vote for the 2014 legislative elections in states such as Arizona, Nevada and Texas. continue reading »

Death Toll of Spanish Train Crash Rises to 80

Two more people have died, raising the death toll from the derailment of a high-speed train just outside the northwestern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela to 80, officials said Thursday. continue reading »

REPORT:  Latinos Face Discrimination When Seeking Housing in Certain Southern Cities

Latinos suffer discrimination when they try to get a home in three metropolitan areas of the Southern United States, in part due to state regulations that invite discriminatory treatment of people who look "foreign," according to a report released Monday by the National Council of La Raza. continue reading »

NCLR Meets in New Orleans as Immigration Reform Winds Through Congress

Hundreds of U.S. political and community leaders are meeting in New Orleans for the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza, or NCLR, to analyze the course of immigration reform and other matters affecting the Hispanic community. continue reading »

Joe Biden Urges House to Vote on Immigration Reform

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Friday urged the House of Representatives to vote quickly for a comprehensive immigration reform like the one passed by the Democratic-majority Senate last month. continue reading »

Activist Arrested for Protesting Avoids Deportation

An undocumented immigrant arrested for mounting a protest at a state legislative hearing in North Carolina has managed to avoid deportation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday. continue reading »

Kidnapped Spanish Aid Workers Released in Somalia

Two Spanish citizens kidnapped in October 2011 while working with Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) at a Somali refugee camp in Kenya have been released, sources familiar with the situation told Efe Thursday. continue reading »