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Hispanic High School Graduates Pass Whites in Rate of College Enrollment

A record seven-in-ten (69%) Hispanic high school graduates in the class of 2012 enrolled in college that fall, two percentage points higher than the rate (67%) among their white counterparts, continue reading »

PEW STUDY: 75% of US Residents Believe Immigration System Needs Fixing

Three-quarters of U.S. residents believe that the immigration system needs major changes, including a path toward legalizing the status of the undocumented population, according to a national survey released Thursday by the Pew Research Center. Of the more than 1,500 people surveyed by Pew early this month, 35 percent said the immigration system should be "completely rebuilt." continue reading »

Pew Study: Closing the Digital Divide: Latinos and Technology Adoption

Latinos own smartphones, go online from a mobile device and use social networking sites at similar, and sometimes higher, rates than do other groups of Americans, according to a new analysis of three Pew Research Center surveys. continue reading »

PEW STUDY: An Awakened Giant: The Hispanic Electorate Is Likely to Double by 2030

The record number of Latinos who cast ballots for president this year are the leading edge of an ascendant ethnic voting bloc that is likely to double in size within a generation, according to a Pew Hispanic Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, Election Day exit polls and a new nationwide survey of Hispanics. continue reading »

Nominate Your Candidate for the Immigrant Youth Achievement Award

The American Immigration Council is now accepting nominations for their 2013 Immigrant Youth Achievement Award. continue reading »

Get Involved With Red Ribbon Week, Enter For a Chance to Win an iPad

The National Family Partnership® (NFP) announces the national contest for its 27th annual Red Ribbon Week®, Oct. 23-31. Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. In 1985 after the murder of a DEA agent, parents, youth and teachers in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the destruction caused by drugs. continue reading »

Who Needs Evidence? Congressman Pins Blame For Capitol Hill Burglaries On Undocumented Immigrants

Police on Capitol Hill are investigating a slew of thefts from House Members’ offices. The burglaries take place at night and the perpetrators usually steal “personal mementos and Congressional memorabilia that could be sold online. continue reading »

Rio- July 2013- Pope First to Sign Up for for World Youth Day

Germans are known for being punctual, so perhaps it should be no surprise that Pope Benedict XVI was the first person signed up for World Youth Day 2013. Registration officially opened Aug. 28, and, according to organizers, the pope was the first pilgrim to be registered for the event, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro July 23-28. continue reading »

Marc Anthony Raises More than $100,000 in Chicago for Dominican Republic Orphanage

Singer Marc Anthony collected more than $100,000 in Chicago for the Dominican Republic's Niños de Cristo (Children of Christ) orphanage, the first Latin American organization to benefit from his Maestro Cares foundation. continue reading »

Pew Hispanic Center: Hispanics Now Largest Minority Group on Four-Year College Campuses

Hispanics now are the largest minority group on the nation's four-year college campuses, according to an analysis of newly available U.S. Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. For the first time, the number of 18- to 24-year-old Hispanics enrolled in college exceeded 2 million and reached a record 16.5% share continue reading »

Pew Hispanic Center: Hispanics Now Largest Minority Group on Four-Year College Campuses

Hispanics now are the largest minority group on the nation's four-year college campuses, according to an analysis of newly available U.S. Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. For the first time, the number of 18- to 24-year-old Hispanics enrolled in college exceeded 2 million and reached a record 16.5% share continue reading »

Johnny Canales , legendary Mexican Performer to be Honored at MALDEF Awards Gala (VIDEO)

Johnny Canales, 65, legendary Mexican performer, will be honored by the Mexican American Legal Defense Education Fund (MALDEF) organization at their MALDEF 2012 San Antonio Awards Gala Banquet, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. The banquet will be held at the Westin Riverwalk, 420 West Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205. Canales is famous for, “U got it! Take it away!” continue reading »

Americas & Americans Music Festival Kicks Off in LA

The Venezuelan director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, inaugurated the Americas & Americans festival, a tribute to different Latin American sounds and musical traditions with a touch of classical music. Dudamel and Dominican singer-songwriter Juan Luis Guerra opened the recitals that will be held daily until next Sunday. continue reading »

Julio Iglesias wraps Spanish Tour at Marbella’s Starlite Festival

Singer Julio Iglesias gave the last concert on his Spanish tour at the Starlite Festival here in this resort city on the Costa del Sol. The curtain went up at 10:15 p.m. Sunday on the artist singing "Amor, Amor," followed by "Natalie" and "La Gota Fria" continue reading »

Rubio Watch: Marco Rubio’s Forgotten Dream

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) continues to criticize the President’s smart move to protect DREAM-eligible young people from deportation—despite clear similarities between Obama’s action and the bill Rubio has talked about introducing for months. In an interview with Florida reporters, Rubio said the Obama program will end up binge a “bureaucratic nightmare” and make it more difficult to enact a permanent solution in Congress, according to La Opinion continue reading »

17 Charged With Practicing Paranormal Medicine in Argentina Without a License & a Kilo of Coke

Seventeen Colombians were arrested on charges of practicing medicine without a license in Argentina, the official Telam news agency reported, citing police. The arrests were made during searches of four buildings in Buenos Aires. The suspects allegedly belonged to a center that provided people with treatments and medicines, the Metropolitan Police said. continue reading »

San Antonio Is Named A 2012 All-America City Based On Plan To Improve Third Grade Reading

San Antonio was named an All-America City by the National Civic League today based on its ambitious plan to ensure that more children are reading at grade level by the end of third grade. continue reading »

Dania Ramirez Says Acting Mirrors Real Life in Dominican Republic

Dania Ramirez, one of the stars of the film "American Reunion," says that her experiences growing up poor in the Dominican Republic help her develop her characters in movies and on television. "I've had a life of many adventures, a hard life but good at the same time, and all that helps me because to be honest continue reading »

Ronstadt Generations “America, Our Home,” Collection of Patriotic Songs Expressing Latino Pride

"America, Our Home," is a new collection of American patriotic songs recorded in Mexican musical styles by the group Ronstadt Generations to express the ongoing pride of the Latino community in the United States. continue reading »

Rio de Janeiro Named to Prestigious World Heritage List

The landscapes of Rio de Janeiro have been entered onto the World Heritage List, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization said. The decision regarding the Brazilian city was adopted by UNESCO's World Heritage Committee at its 36th session in Russia's second-largest city. continue reading »