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Ford Motor Co., Green Festival to Award $5,000 Grant to Best Local, Innovative and Actionable Idea

Ford Motor Company and Green Festival to Award $5,000 Grant to Best Local, Innovative and Actionable Idea from Chicago Area Non-Profits and Community Leaders continue reading »

Outage Cuts Cell Phone Service to 16 Million People in Argentina- Sparking Social Media Protest

An outage left about 16 million customers of Spanish telecom company Movistar without cellular phone service Monday in Argentina, sparking protests on social-networking sites.The company is dealing with "an issue reported at a general level with the data, voice and SMS continue reading »

Battery Charges Against Manny Ramirez Dropped, Wife Failed to Cooperate

The misdemeanor domestic battery charge filed against former baseball great Manny Ramirez by his wife has been dropped. The State Attorney’s Office was reportedly unable to serve Ramirez’s wife Juliana with a subpoe continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Pot Belly? Nope, It’s a Coke Belly - Woman in Brazil Hides Drugs in Fake Baby Bump

A 20-year-old woman is in serious trouble after federal police discovered she was attempting to smuggle several pounds of drugs into Brazil by way of a fake baby bump. Police say the young woman became visibly nervous continue reading »

Sombrero-Wearing Sacramento Man Jumps on Cop Car

The events leading up to one of the most frighteningly memorable mug shots we’ve seen were nothing short of bizarre. At around 1 a.m. on March 28, an officer was sitting in his car when a continue reading »

Selena Gomez Wins Big at 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards

It appears Selena was the biggest winner of the 25th Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, but she wasn’t the only Latino/Hispanic to win the bright orange blimp. continue reading »

7 Teens Arrested for Attack of 15-year-old Hispanic Boy Outside Middle School

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office, seven black teens have been arrested for their parts in the attack off a 15-year-old Hispanic boy. Video of the attack, which occurred outsi continue reading »

Puerto Rican Jail Guard Found Guilty in Drowning Deaths of 8 Inmates

A jury in Puerto Rico found a security official guilty of the deaths of eight prisoners who drowned when the vehicle he was transporting them in between prison and the courthouse was submerged by floodwaters in the northern city of Arecibo. continue reading »

Thousands Take to the Streets to Promote Non-Polluting Pedal Power in Brazil

Some 6,000 people took to the streets of Rio de Janeiro over the weekend for an 11-kilometer (6.8-mile) bike ride as part of the World Bike Tour, which was held in the Brazilian city to promote alternative and non-polluting transportation, the official Agencia Brasil news agency reported. continue reading »

Man Wanting to Attend Son’s Funeral in U.S. Denied Entry from Mexico

After his son died in a house fire in Pennsylvania, Mexican national Fidelmar Merlos-Lopez just wanted to see him laid to rest, but when he tried to gain entry to the U.S. he was turned away. continue reading »

Hispandering

Hispandering, a newly coined term, combining pandering, to please, and Hispanic, etymological synonym for Spanish—from the Latinhispanus, relating to Hispania continue reading »

California Composting Site Where Latino Brothers Died Fined $166,890

State workplace regulators levied $166,890 in fines and issued multiple citations against the largest composting facility in California, near Bakersfield, where two brothers died last fall while cleaning a stormwater drain. continue reading »

Bipartisan Support from Senator Menendez and Senator Rubio for American Latino Musuem

US Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) sent a bipartisan letter today to the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee requesting that the Committee include language in their Fiscal Year 2013 appropriations bill supporting the creation of a Smithsonian American Latino Museum, continue reading »

Man Jailed for 6 Years for “Shoot Some Mexicans” Spree in New Orleans

Mark Gautreau, 50, was sentenced this week in federal court in New Orleans to 72 months in prison for shooting two Hispanic men on the Bonnet Carre Spillway in St. Charles Parish, La., on Aug. 20, 2006. continue reading »

There are 4 Fundamental Topics that Interest Latinos: Immigration, Education, Health and Jobs

Understanding the six segments within the vast Hispanic population in the U.S. can be crucial in marketing and advertising, but can also help create a clearer picture of who may ultimately swing the vote in November. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Man Shot Dead While Riding Motorcycle

A motorcyclist was shot to death from a moving car, on the busy Causeway Pie de la Cuesta causing panic among people who were there. The victim, Mario Supeña Guadalupe Mier, at the time of execution had just left the shop continue reading »

Immigration Reform- Bill to Bar Undocumented From College Dies in Georgia Legislature

Activists hailed Friday the death of SB 458, a state Senate bill that sought to bar undocumented immigrants from Georgia's public universities. The bill also aimed to invalidate foreign passports as ID for obtaining public services. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Rocker Kingnaldo to Debut New Disc-Combustible ( AUDIO)

Puerto Rican rocker Kingnaldo, who made his name in 2009 with his first album, is launching his latest production under the title "Combustible." Reynaldo Serrano Lima, known as Kingnaldo, told Efe in an interview Friday that his new disc "goes more directly to things that get to me" like social and human continue reading »

Selena Quintanilla Family Talks Exclusively With Cristina 6C/7P April 1

The Quintanilla family talks exclusively with Cristina on the new project will continue the musical history of Selena. "Love with You", an album of duets with Selena's voice singing with big names in music today. continue reading »

Emotional Moment: Havana Seminarians had Chance to Meet Pope

Kenny Fernandez Delgado was 13 when Blessed John Paul II came to the tropical Cuban capital. He remembers little about the 1998 event other than arriving late for the Mass at Revolution Square with his mother and a brother continue reading »