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Minorities More Likely to be Occasional Smokers

Though the anti-smoking efforts have been successful in lowering the smoking rate in California, a new study shows that the number of occasional or non-daily smokers has nearly doubled. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Population Drops – Massive Emigration to U.S. Cited as Cause

The new U.S. Census figures show Puerto Rico’s population dropped by 2.2% due in great part to 489,509 individuals leaving the island to the U.S. There also was a modest drop in birth rates on the island. continue reading »

U.S. Census Highlights:  Latinos Drive Population Growth, Number of Undocumented Remains Unknown

Yesterday the U.S. Census released its highly anticipated census figures that show the U.S. population grew by 9.7 percent to 308.7 million people. This was the slowest rate of growth since the Great Depression with 60 percent of the growth due to natural birth rates and 40 percent due to immigration. continue reading »

Hispanics Increase Use of Cell Phones/Smartphones

According to a study from Scarborough Research, use of cell phones by Hispanic adults has increased 26 percent since 2006, compared to only 18 percent in the general public. continue reading »

Latinos Develop Visual Impairments Like Blindness at a Higher Rate than General Population

Latinos have higher rates of developing visual impairment, blindness, diabetic eye disease, and cataracts than non-Hispanic whites, researchers found. continue reading »

Inclusion Survey Finds Efforts to Attract and Retain Hispanic Employees has Improved

The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), one of the most influential advocacy organizations in the nation representing 16 national Hispanic organizations in the United States and Puerto Rico, released its 2010 HACR Corporate Inclusion Index Survey (HACR CII). continue reading »

Where Most People Speak Spanish in the U.S:  Starr, Texas

The U.S. Census Bureau released 5-year American Community Survey (ACS) estimates for the first time, making available social, economic, housing and demographic statistics for every community in the nation. continue reading »

Control de la Diabetes Durante las Festividades

No deje que la diabetes le impida disfrutar de los viajes y las celebraciones en esta época del año. Con algo de planeación y poco trabajo, puede cuidar su salud cuando viaja y en las reuniones con familiares y amigos durante estas festividades. continue reading »

STUDY:  All Racial and Ethnic Groups ‘Strongly Aspire’ to Own a Home

Fannie Mae today released another installment of its 2010 Own-Rent Analysis and according to the study, all racial and ethnic groups polled, as well as immigrants, continue reading »

STUDY:  Young Latino Men Face High Mortality Rate from Car Accidents and Homicide

An exhaustive study by the Yale School of Medicine shows that young Latino men are dying at a significantly higher rate due in great part to car crashes and homicides, versus their non-Latino peers. continue reading »

Japanese Car Makers Preferred Amongst Most Hispanics

Toyota, Honda and Nissan dominate new vehicle preferences among Hispanics in the U.S., according to Polk. The three companies account for 46.4 percent of the Hispanic m continue reading »

CENSUS:  22% of Hispanics Living Below Poverty Line

The American Community Survey, a five year annual study from the U.S. Census, shows that 9.8 million or 22 percent of Latinos are living below the poverty level. continue reading »

Revenue and Number of Minority-Owned Business Firms on the Rise

While the government just released figures that the private-sector only created 159,000 jobs in October the real growth under those numbers is coming from minority owned firms. continue reading »

Report: Venezuela’s Violence Claims At Least 14,000 Lives

Though people are constantly being bombarding with news of violence in Mexico, news coverage of Venezuela’s violent struggles are comparatively unknown, but with nearly 14,000 murders last year, Venezuela has one of Latin America’s highest murder rates. continue reading »

40 Million in U.S. Driving Drunk or Drugged

Despite massive efforts to curb drunk driving, some 30 million Americans are driving drunk and another 10 million are driving drugged each year, federal officials report. continue reading »

STUDY:  Only One-in-Four Mexican Youth Uses Condoms

A study by the Mexican Youth Institute has found that only one out of every Mexican youth uses condoms. The number one reason was lack of use – they don’t like it. continue reading »

Terrible Year for Latinos at Prime Time Television Stations

Today the National Latino Media Council (NLMC) released their annual Television Network Report Cards. NLMC is disappointed that this annual diversity report card reflects a decline in Latino diversity at the four major television networks - ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox. continue reading »

Norteamericanos Consumen Suficiente Calcio y Vitamina D: Informe

La mayoría de las personas en Estados Unidos y Canadá recibe suficiente cantidad de vitamina D y calcio y el consumo excesivo de suplementos podría dañar su salud, advirtieron el martes expertos. continue reading »

Hispanically Targeted Publications See Increase in Readership and More Being Launched Everyday

As a sign of the growing prominence of the Latino population in the U.S., sixteen new Hispanically targeted publications were launched between 2009-2010. continue reading »

Future Growth in Digital Population Will be Driven by Hispanics

A new report coming out of eMarketer predicts that the Hispanic online population will grow by nearly 10 million people over the next four years. Next year, the report forecasts, 62.9% of Hispanics, or 32.2 million people, will be on line. continue reading »