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CALIFORNIA: Neglected for Decades, Unincorporated Communities Lack Basic Public Services

Nearly every day, Modesto Junior College student Arleen Hernandez battles an aging septic tank that backs up into her toilet and shower, bringing with it “bits of paper and chunks of mold.” continue reading »

National Design Contest for American Latino Musuem Launched

The Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) is engaging its supporters for its first ever Campaign Design Contest! continue reading »

Sen. Richard Lugar’s Farm Bill Would Eliminate Food Stamps for 74,000 in Illinois; 15,000, Chicago

Republican Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana reintroduced legislation last month to cut $40 billion from federal farming support and federal nutrition assistance funding, which could eliminate food stamps for 74,000 already hungry Illinois residents, including 15,000 in Chicago. continue reading »

Colossal Disaster for Minorities if Supreme Court Scraps Health Law

There was never much doubt that if the Supreme Court ever got a chance to decide the constitutionality of the health care reform law that it would be in for rough sledding from the court’s five conservatives. The three days of court questioning on the law more than bore out that dire prediction. continue reading »

Teen mothers account for quarter of all Births in Mexico

Mothers aged 14-19 account for roughly 480,000, or 24 percent, of Mexico's 2 million annual births, the Health Secretariat said Saturday.The figures were provided by Alejandro Rosas Solis, deputy director of sexual continue reading »

Julio Iglesias Kicks Off Latest Concert Tour in Chile

Spanish singer Julio Iglesias will give four concerts in Chile beginning this weekend to promote his latest album "1," part of a tour that will take him later this month to Argentina and Paraguay. The 68-year-old artist will take the stage Saturday at a well-known casino in the northern city continue reading »

Marco Rubio Says The Dream Act Will Encourage Illegal ‘Chain Migration’ Ignores His Family Path

Marco Rubio Says The Dream Act Will Encourage Illegal ‘Chain Migration’ (VIDEO) however, we note that Senator Rubio’s father, mother and brother entered the United States upon the invitation of a relative, what he has called: “chain migration”. Thereafter, they all enjoyed the benefits of the Cuban Adjustment Act. continue reading »

Endangered Jaguar Population Found in Mexico

In the land around Terminos Lagoon in southeastern Mexico there are still jaguars to be found, one of the animals most venerated by pre-Columbian cultures and now in danger of extinction. The surprising discovery was made in the process of a study to find out whether rural inhabitants in the states of Tabasco and Campeche had in their possession any fangs or skins from jaguars that had been killed in recent years. continue reading »

Rep. Guitierrez Blasts Dangerous Game GOP Senators are Playing With “Stolen Dreams” Act

Writing at Huffington Post, Rep. Luis Gutierrez lets loose on Republican Senators, including Marco Rubio, for their craven attempt to score cheap political points after walking away from DREAMers in 2010: continue reading »

The Passion of Iztapalapa,  Play Draws Hundreds of Thousands in Mexico

The Passion of Iztapalapa, a massive annual procession in which the faithful reenact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and commemorate the end of a 19th-century epidemic, drew hundreds of thousands to the streets of Mexico City. continue reading »

Good Friday Becomes a Holiday in Cuba for 1st Time in 50 Years

Cuba's Catholic primate offered an appeal for forgiveness and reconciliation in a sermon that was broadcast on state television as the island's Communist government treated Good Friday as an official holiday for the first time in half a century. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Mexican Cartel Leader Sentenced to 7 Life Terms in U.S.

A Mexican drug cartel leader was sentenced to seven life terms after pleading guilty in U.S. federal court to drug trafficking and direct or indirect participation in 1,500 killings since 2008. The U.S. Justice Department said in a press release that Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez, leader of the Juarez cartel in the northern Mexican border state of Chihuahua, pleaded guilty Thursday to drug trafficking and "numerous acts of violence" in connection with the Barrio Azteca gang. continue reading »

Eva Mendes New Movie “Girl in Progress” Coming May 11 (VIDEO)

Grace (Eva Mendes) is a single mom, too preoccupied with “paying the bills” and herself to notice that her teenage daughter, Ansiedad (Cierra Ramirez) is in desperate need of her attention. When Ansiedad's English teacher, Ms. Armstrong (Patricia Arquette), introduces her students to classic coming-of-age stories, continue reading »

Deported Father Fights for Custody of 3 US Born Children

A North Carolina court postponed a decision in the case of an immigrant deported to Mexico who is fighting for the custody of his three U.S.-born children. District Court Judge Michael Duncan heard for eight hours the arguments as to whether Felipe Montes, who lived in Sparta for nine years, is capable of bringing up his children in Mexico or whether it would be better to put them up for adoption. continue reading »

Mexico and China Come Together in Fight Against Antiquity Smuggling

The governments of China and Mexico signed Friday in Beijing an accord by which the two countries, both millennial cultures that frequently lose national treasures to robbery and contraband, agreed to join forces against such crimes. continue reading »

Bilingual Kids Are Better Multi-Taskers, Study Says

Researchers cite the ability to toggle back and forth between two languages. Children who grow up learning to speak two languages are better at multi-tasking than children who learn only one language, a new study finds. continue reading »

Tips for a Better Border Crossing Experience

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials at the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas International Bridges are anticipating an increase in border traffic during this holiday Holy Week. As a result, the agency is adjusting staffing during this week to address the anticipated increase. CBP is offering a number of tips to travelers to expedite the border crossing experience. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 16 Year Old Girl and Companion Killed in Guerrero

The bodies of two people executed by gunfire in the street Ruben Figueroa of the colony's toward Lajita Llano Largo were discovered and reported to authorities. The first body was of a woman identified as Abunza Montserrat Gomez 16 years of age. Abunza is known to sell chickens on the streets. continue reading »

7,000 Summer Jobs and 168,000 Activities to Keep Chicago Youth Safe this Summer

New Website Details Jobs and Programs Offered by City, Cook County, Sister Agencies and Non-Profits. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle today announced th continue reading »

Exiled Cuban Dissident, Albert Santiago du Bouchet, Commits Suicide in Spain

One of the scores of former Cuban political prisoners given refuge in Spain committed suicide this week on Grand Canary Island, his former girlfriend told Efe on Friday. continue reading »