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Strutting the Catwalk in Red, Stars Promote ‘The Heart Truth’

Annual Red Dress fashion show highlights the leading threat to women's health, heart disease. The star power gathered on the runway was impressive and so were the red-hot designer frocks, all on display at the 10th annual continue reading »

How Congress Can Better Protect Immigrant Victims of Crime

This week the Washington Post reported on two laws that protect victims of domestic abuse who are also immigrants. The story profiles women who were literally saved from abusive relationships by law enforcement who then guided them to programs that offer a special form of immigration relief for victims. continue reading »

4 New Genes Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

Analysis looked at a variety of ethnic groups. Four new genes associated with type 2 diabetes have been identified by researchers, who also pinpointed six independent diabetes-associ continue reading »

American Immigration Council Seeks Entries for National Multimedia Contest

The American Immigration Council is calling all young filmmakers and photographers to submit to the 2012 “Change in Motion” Multimedia Contest. continue reading »

Madigan, Federal Gov’t & State Attorneys General Secure $25B Settlement w/ Nation’s 5 Largest Banks

Attorney General Lisa Madigan today joined with her counterparts in other states and the federal government to announce a $25 billion settlement with the nation’s five largest bank mortgage servicers over allegations of widespread “robo-signing” continue reading »

Narco Blog: Congress is Warned of Sinaloa Cartel’s “El Chapo” Laundering Drug Money in US

The Justice Department told the U.S. Congress that the Sinaloa cartel, headed by Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, uses US "business-fronts" to launder their profits in America. Jennifer Shasky, chief of the Section of Forfeiture and Money Laundering Criminal Division of the Justice Department, said that "U.S. law enforcement agencies believe continue reading »

Escaping Job Crisis, Well-Educated Young Spaniards Moving to Chile

A growing number of young, well-educated Spaniards, dismayed at the long-running unemployment crisis in their homeland, are opting to relocate to Chile in search of better career prospects and greater economic stability. continue reading »

Penelope Cruz to be Presenter at Oscars

Spanish actress Penelope Cruz will be one of the presenters during the Feb. 26 Oscar awards ceremony at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday. continue reading »

For Murdering 9-Year-Old Neighbor, Alyssa Bustamante is Sentenced to Life in Prison

Wednesday, 18-year-old Alyssa Bustamante of Missouri was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for savagely killing her 9-year-old neighbor, because she wanted to know what it felt like to kill someone. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Meth Mom Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter After Baby Dies From Drug-Filled Breast Milk

In 2010, a California mother was accused of causing the death of her weeks-old son by way of breastfeeding him though she was using methamphetamine. On Nov. 21, 2010, 6-week-old Michael Acosta III died as a result of continue reading »

Alabama Immigration Law Keeping Undocumented Parents From Receiving Food Stamps for Children

Under Alabama’s harsh new immigration law, children of low-income undocumented immigrants are going hungry, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. continue reading »

‘Jersey Shore’s’ Snooki Says She’s Bisexual, She and JWoww Out Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino

While speaking with the Huffington Post “Jersey Shore” stars Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jennifer “JWoww” Farley opened up about their gay following, sexuality and of course other members of their hit MTV show. continue reading »

Are You Eligible to Work in U.S?  Take New Self-Check E-Verify Test Here

USCIS announced today that Self Check, a free online service of E-Verify that allows workers to check their own employment eligibility status continue reading »

War-Torn Guatemalan Family Reunited After 25 yrs

A Maya family was reunited Wednesday in this capital 25 years after being separated by the country's 1960-1996 civil war. The Mutual Support Group, or GAM, with the help of the International Red Cross, brought Antonio Morales Bartolome together with his parents and daughter, from whom he and his wife were separated in 1987. continue reading »

Hispanic Teen Births Remain 2-3 Times Higher Than Other Ethnic Groups

Even with dramatic reductions in pregnancy, birth and abortion rates among all racial and ethnic groups, disparities between black, white and Hispanic teens persist. continue reading »

Obama Campaign Returning Donations Tied to Mexican Fugitive

President Barack Obama’s re-election team will be returning more than $200,000 in donations collected by brothers of a Mexican casino owner seeking a pardon after fleeing the United States from drug and fraud charges. continue reading »

Depressed Kids May Be Targets for Bullying, Study Suggests

New research challenges notion that bullying leads to mental health woes. Children with depression are at increased risk for bullying, the results of a new study suggest. continue reading »

Will Chicago’s Upcoming City Stickers be Riddled With Gang Signs?

Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza has begun an investigation into whether a student-submitted design for the new city stickers shows hands making gang signs. continue reading »

Narco Blog: Cartel’s Monster Trucks Confiscated by Police Including “Popemobile” look-a-like (VIDEO)

The Cartels use these vehicles to guard their drug trade routes," said an officer of the Eighth Military Zone, based in Tamaulipas state in the northeast border with the United States. Members of the Army continue reading »

Study Finds Hispanics are Being Left Out of Sunday TV Talk Shows

Hispanics constitute the largest minority in the United States, have growing purchasing power and are able to determine elections but they continue to be invisible on the Sunday news talk shows, according to a report by the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts. continue reading »