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Madigan Announces $20M in Funding for Legal Aid Services in IL to Assist Struggling Homeowners

Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced that $20 million in funding from the national foreclosure settlement reached this year will be given to legal assistance programs in Illinois to address the current foreclosure crisis and to provide access to the justice system for homeowners and renters. continue reading »

Gay Activists Protest Annulment of Marriages in Cancun- Annulment Pursued by Uninvolved Party

Gay rights groups have launched a campaign to protest the annulment of two same-sex marriages performed last November in the Mexican Caribbean resort city of Cancun. "We just left the prosecutor's office, where we filed a discrimination complaint over the annulment of our marriage, (a move) that lacks all legal reasoning and is an act of homophobia," Sergio Monje, whose marriage was one continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Mexican Citizen Arrested for Killing Ex-Girlfriend in India

Martin Manrique, a Mexican citizen, has been arrested for the killing of his Mexican ex-girlfriend, Cecile Denise Acosta Reinaud, in India, a police spokesman told Efe on Wednesday. continue reading »

Admitted Child Rapist Asks to be Deported Rather Than Serve a Jail Sentence in the U.S.

An admitted child rapist who was also an undocumented immigrant hailing from Mexico has asked the courts to deport him rather than force him to serve a jail sentence. Juan Gonzalez, 22, a continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Barking Dogs Lead Police to Escaped Inmate, Marco Cabrera

For nearly 24 hours, California police were scouring the Folsom area looking for escaped prison inmate Marco Cabrera. Officials say the 32-year-old was discovered missing Sunday night d continue reading »

VENEZUELA: Chavez ‘Cancer Travel’ to Cuba Has Cost the Country $12 million in Less Than a Year

According Carlos Berrizbeitia, a political opponent of the Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez’s cancer treatment has cost the country millions of dollars. Between travel for both himself and his delegation to Cuba as continue reading »

Venezuela You Are INSANE: Demi Lovato Tweets About Fans Getting a Bit Too Crazy in Caracas

Young starlet Demi Lovato tweeted, “17 freaking bodyguards yesterday and I STILL got my hair pulled!!! Hahahahaha Venezuela you are INSANE!!! I love you guys.” continue reading »

Police Chief Acevedo Apologizes to Man Whose Dog Was Shot by Officer - Was it Justified? (VIDEO)

Four seconds. That is how fast a misunderstanding escalated to the death of a man’s best friend at the hands of an Austin police officer. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo has apologized to Mich continue reading »

Grammy-Nominated Artist Gustavo Galindo Shows Support for Latino Youth, DREAM Act

Singer Gustavo Galindo, who was nominated for a Grammy for his disco debut, came out on Tuesday in favor of the DREAM Act after meeting with a group of Hispanic students in Chicago. continue reading »

Depressed Moms May Hinder Babies’ Sleep

Sad, anxious mothers may seek comfort by picking up their child at night, study suggests. Mothers with depression may behave in ways that disturb their infants' sleep, according to a new study. continue reading »

Health Tip: Avoid Asthma Triggers

Including things that make you sneeze. If you're trying to prevent an asthma flare, avoiding things that trigger your breathing problems is a good start. continue reading »

STUDY:  Key to U.S. Business Success is Engaging Hispanic Market

Latinos will be a fundamental component of U.S. business success in the future thanks to buying power that is poised to grow rapidly over the coming years, a study released Tuesday by the Nielsen company said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco- Shooting Breaks out at Dance, Panic Ensues

Hysteria erupted yesterday just before midnight in the community El Carrizal Grande, located in Irapuato, Guanajuato, where there was a shooting that sparked panic. Community residents were celebrating the closing of the religious celebration of the Lord of Mercy continue reading »

April is Fair Housing Month: Rhetoric Becomes Reality, Affecting Housing Choice

Latinos Overwhelmingly Target of National Origin Housing Discrimination in Illinois, per HUD data - While 44 years have passed since April 1968’s milestone federal Fa continue reading »

Cable Network Mun2’s New Programs Created For Bilingual Hispanic Adults

Cable network mun2 on Tuesday announced the launching of new leisure programming for 2012 oriented toward satisfying the growing audience of young, bilingual Hispanic adults. continue reading »

New “Che”  Graphic Novel Inspired by His Most Famous Portrait

The most famous photo ever taken of Ernesto "Che" Guevara was shot by Alberto Korda in 1960, an image so endlessly reproduced it became not only a political icon but a marketing and advertising asset. That photo is the point of departure for the new graphic novel about the "Comandante" now being published in Spanish. continue reading »

Is There a Serial Killer in Juarez? Multiple Remains Found Were Girls, Women - Only Half Identified

Authorities have discovered that the bodies of 12 people found in troubled Ciudad Juarez over the last few months are those of girls and women, leading many to worry that young females are being specifically targeted. continue reading »

Latinas Disproportionally Impacted by Unequal Pay - 10 Startling Facts

Equal Pay Day tomorrow highlights the fact that women, particularly Latinas, still earn significantly less than men despite working just as hard and often harder. Additionally, Latinas’ earnings continue to lag behind those of their white, continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Polite Firefighter Jesus Ventura Robs Bank, Leaves Teller a Tip

Just because you're a bank robber doesn't mean you should forget your manners. Police say firefighter Jesus Ventura walked into a Dallas Chase Bank on April 10, demanded money from the teller, and left, but not before leaving the teller a $2 continue reading »

Mexico Raises Alert Level for Those Near Popocatépetl Volcano

Monday, the alert level for those near Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano has been raised to the third highest warning level after hot rock fragments started shooting from the mountain and a vapor cloud shot a mile into the sky. continue reading »