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Spanish King Juan Carlos Breaks Hip on Elephant Hunting Trip in Africa

Spain’s King Juan Carlos broke his hip during a trip in Africa. The royal palace released the statement on Saturday, confirming that it was an accidental fall during a private trip in Botswana. The AFP reports that the palace said that the 74-year-old king underwent surgery. Spanish media has been reporting that he was in Botswana on an elephant hunting trip, but the palace did not confirm that. continue reading »

Report: Marc Anthony wanted to reconcile with Jennifer Lopez

Marc Anthony finally filed for divorce from Jennifer Lopez this week, over eight months after they made their separation public. A possible reason for this might have been that Anthony was hoping that the two might reconcile, but Lopez chose Casper Smart before giving Anthony the chance. continue reading »

Remains of Priestess of the 13th Century Lambayeque Culture Found in Peru

Researchers at the Chotuna-Chornancap archaeological digs near the Peruvian city of Chiclayo have found the funerary remains of a woman who was a priestess of the Lambayeque or Sican culture, continue reading »

Casa Mexico City in Chicago Saturday May 5th Cinco de Mayo

Casa Ciudad de México en Chicago (Casa Mexico City in Chicago) invites you to join us in celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Hispanic Pro Saturday May 5, 2012 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Vertigo Sky Lounge, 2 West Erie Street continue reading »

NCLR REPORT:  Latinos More Likely to be Supportove of Gay and Lesbian Rights

Countering popular assumptions that Hispanics are more anti-gay than other segments of society, a new report co-released by NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and Social Science Research Solutions (SSRS) finds that Latinos are, in fact, as open and tolerant, if not more tolerant, than the general population in the U.S. toward gays and lesbians. continue reading »

Democracy Now! Reports on Firing of Banned Mexican American Studies Director (VIDEO)

Sean Arce, the head of the Tucson school district’s banned Mexican American Studies program, was dismissed Tuesday night amid vocal protests from dozens of supporters. continue reading »

Hispanics Love Social Media More Than the General Population

Hispanics embrace social media such as Facebook, YouTube and Google+ more than the general population. But when it comes to sharing personal information about themselves, Hispanics are more cautious, according to survey results announced today. continue reading »

Mexican Presidential Candidates Put on the Spot by Video Asking Why They’re Running

A video in which children ask Mexico's 2012 presidential hopefuls whether they really want to change the country or are just seeking the office for its own sake has already topped 2.7 million views on YouTube. continue reading »

What’s a Mom Worth? Check Out Annual Salary Here

With Mother's Day less than a month away, moms are top of mind. This week, Salary.com released its yearly average for what stay-at-home and working mothers would make if they were paid an annual salary for their work. continue reading »

Capital Funding to Disinfect the Chicago River

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Joins Governor Pat Quinn and U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson To Announce Capital Funding to Disinfect the Chicago River continue reading »

Greenpeace Launches Cyber Campaign Urging Spain to Ban Coastal Drilling

Greenpeace on Friday launched a cyber campaign to urge Spain's minister of industry, energy and tourism, Jose Manuel Soria, to ban oil and natural gas drilling in coastal areas. continue reading »

Javier Bardem Could Share the Screen With Fassbender, Pitt in Ridley Scott Film “The Counselor”

Ridley Scott has reportedly recruited both Brad Pitt and Spanish actor Javier Bardem to star alongside Michael Fassbender in the upcoming thriller The Counselor. continue reading »

Costa Rica’s Dog Dilemma - One Million Abandoned a Year and 95% Come from Puppy Mills

Any responsible pet owner knows that owning pets, especially dogs, is a big responsibility. However, in Costa Rica there is a big dog dilemma. With thousands of puppy mills, so-called breeders, continue reading »

‘American Idol’ Judges Save Jessica Sanchez After the Singer Receives Fewest Votes (VIDEO)

In a shocking turn of events on Thursday nights' American Idol results show, teenage power house and thought-to-be leader of the pack, Jessica Sanchez received the least votes and was singi continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 6 Month Pregnant Women Dead, 7 Year Old Injured

Two dead, including a woman six months pregnant, and four wounded, was the outcome of an attack perpetrated shot Wednesday night outside a home in Colonia Vicente Guerrero. The dead woman was identified as Leticia Ramos Mendoza.The male has not been identified, but it is the husband of Leticia Ramos. continue reading »

Selena Gomez Launches Summer Apparel For Her Kmart Clothing Line

On April 22, Selena Gomez will launch her summer apparel designs for her clothing line "Dream Out Loud" at Kmart. The former Disney star is also getting ready to debut her new perfume. continue reading »

Latino Roots at Yale

A new exhibit opened Monday at Yale University’s Sterling Memorial Library depicting the historical growth of Latinos on campus since the 1960s. The exhibit, originally conceived as collaboration continue reading »

Obama Reiterates Commitment to Immigration Reform and Calls Republican Hypocrites

President Barack Obama joined news anchor, José Díaz-Balart in an in-depth conversation about the economy, international relations, immigration reform and other subjects of interest to the Hispanic community, before heading to the “2012 Summit of the Americas” in Cartagena, Colombia. continue reading »

Spain: With Surprising Number of Allegedly Stolen Babies, Gov’t to Set Up Database

Following a wave of allegations of illegal adoptions, Spain's government pledged Thursday to set up a database of infants who may have been stolen during the 1939-1975 Franco dictatorship and beyond. continue reading »

Even Toddlers Succumb to Peer Pressure, Study Says

2-year-olds -- like chimps -- follow the majority. Toddlers are more likely to pick up a behavior if they see most other toddlers doing it, a new study shows. continue reading »