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Discovery en Espanol Airs Puebla Documentary-Puebla Launches English Website

As Mexico commemorates the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of Battle of Puebla, the Government of Puebla launched today an English website to inform visitors about the history, diversity and significance of Cinco de Mayo. continue reading »

18 People Indicted Including Chilean Mayor, 6 City Council and Charged with Corruption

The mayor of the northern Chilean city of Arica, six councilors and local business leaders were among 18 people indicted Thursday for conspiracy to embezzle public money. Judge Sara Pizarro ordered 16 of the 18 defendants, including Mayor Waldo Sankan, held pending trial. continue reading »

Marco Rubio’s Grandfather Was Ordered Deported; He Chose To Stay

Here’s the thing about Marco Rubio: he’s the son of Cuban immigrants, represents the state with the fourth-largest immigrant population in America, constantly bills himself and his background as the embodiment of the American Dream…and yet he seems to have much less sympathy for immigrants who have stories much like his. continue reading »

Javier Bardem to Appear in Film Based on Brother Carlos Novel “Alacran Enamorado”

Javier Bardem will make his return to Spanish cinema when he plays a neo-Nazi ideologue in "Alacran enamorado" (Scorpion in Love), a film based on a novel by his brother Carlos. In remarks to Efe, Spanish director Santiago Zannou said the winner of a best-supporting-actor Oscar for his turn in the Coen brothers' "No Country for Old Men" will play a secondary character named Solis continue reading »

Five Things to Know About the Supreme Court Hearing Arguments on Arizona SB1070

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Arizona v. United States, the long-anticipated dispute over the legality of SB 1070. More than any case in recent history, the dispute raises fundamental questions about the role of states in the enforcement of federal immigration law. continue reading »

7.5%  of Scheduled ICE Deportations Suspended

An ongoing review of pending deportations has resulted in the suspension of 7.5 percent of the planned expulsions, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. The evaluation is aimed at clearing a large backlog of court cases and at focusing enforcement efforts on the deportation of criminals, ICE Deputy Press Secretary Gillian Christensen said. continue reading »

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on SB1070- Join the Team to Help Spread the Word

This week, all eyes will once again be on SB 1070. Today, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the Arizona law and will soon decide whether to strike it down forever, or open the door to Arizona laws across the country. Exactly two years ago , Governor Jan Brewer signed Arizona’s now-infamous “show me your papers” anti-immigrant legislation -- SB 1070 -- into law. continue reading »

Marc Anthony, Chayanne, Marco Antonio Solis Announce U.S. Tour

Three Latino singers with towering international reputations - Marc Anthony, Chayanne and Marco Antonio Solis - will share the spotlight this summer on a tour of 14 American cities. The artists presented Monday in Miami plans for their Gigant3s tour and said how thrilled they were about presenting the show to U.S. audiences. continue reading »

Pew Hispanic Center: Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero——and Perhaps Less

The largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United States has come to a standstill. After four decades that brought 12 million current immigrants----more than half of whom came illegally----the net migration flow from Mexico to the United States has stopped----and may have reversed, according to a new analysis by the Pew Hispanic Center of multiple government data sets from both countries. continue reading »

Cuban Actors Disappear after Arriving in U.S. For Tribeca Film Festival

Two Cuban actors, stars of a film about the adventures of three young people trying to leave Cuba, disappeared over the weekend after setting foot on U.S. soil on their trip from the island to present the movie at New York's Tribeca Film Festival, U.S. media outlets reported. continue reading »

Latina Institute Applauds Move to Restore Care for Undocumented Pregnant Women

On Wednesday, Nebraska lawmakers voted to override the governor’s veto when they restored funding for maternity care for undocumented women—based on the premise that while a pregnant woman herself is ineligible for benefits, the fetus she carries can be enrolled in public health insurance. continue reading »

Harvard’s Latino Problem: After Forty Years, a Latino Studies Center is Still Missing on Campus

This weekend’s 15th Annual Latino Law Policy and Business Conference celebrated the rise of Latinos in the U.S. and Latin America, but also revealed Harvard’s most glaring weakness: After forty years, a Latino Studies Center is still missing on campus. continue reading »

CESAR MILLAN ‘DOG WHISPERER’ Divorce Settled- Cesar rakes in $170,000/month

Cesar Milan is divorced now and the details are out. The final divorce docs which were just filed, and they show Cesar pulls in an impressive $170,000 a month. Cesar must now pay ex-wife Ilusion a one-time payout of $400,000, as well as $23,000 a month in spousal suppor, plus another $10,000 in child support. continue reading »

Closure of Rio Huge Dump Leaves 1200+ Scavengers Without Livelihood

The closure of Latin America's largest dump will put some 1,200 people out of work who live by selling the reusable goods they find among the 8,400 tons of trash produced daily by Brazil's second city. The city dump with the bucolic name of Gramacho Garden continue reading »

Dancing With the Stars Find Their Inner Latin Lover with the Samba, Salsa, or Argentine Tango

Tears were flowing as Sherri Shepherd was eliminated from the competition last week and everyone knows that they aren't safe. With the performances themed to Latin music, the celebrities have to find their rhythm to impress the judges and America. The heat was turned up even more as Santana performed, bringing even more Latin heat to the dance floor. continue reading »

Mexican Indians Free 14 Police and 2 Government Officials Held Hostages

Fourteen police and two government officials taken prisoner by a group of Indians in the western Mexican state of Michoacan were released on Friday as talks resumed between authorities and indigenous leaders. The cops and state officials were seized early Thursday while investigating the deaths of eight people in armed clashes in Cheran, a rebel municipality in Michoacan. continue reading »

Panetta Reaches Out to Latin American Partners Post Scandal (VIDEO)

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta heads to South America as part of Washington’s efforts to build partnerships in the region in the fight against drug trafficking and terrorism. But the U.S. defense chief will also deal with the backlash of the scandal involving U.S. security personnel and Colombian prostitutes. continue reading »

52.1% of Latinos Said They Have Been Targets of Workplace Bullying

Workplace bullying is on the rise in the United States amid the country's economic woes and particularly afflicts Hispanics, experts told Efe. Waldemar Serrano-Burgos, a life and business coach in Florida, said that Hispanics are particularly vulnerable to bullying because so many are dependent on a work visa and others are in the country illegally continue reading »

CareerBuilder Moves into South American Market by Acquires CEVIU in Brazil

CareerBuilder is making a much-anticipated move into the South American market with the acquisition of CEVIU.com.br, the leading information technology job board in Brazil. CEVIU features the most IT job listings in the country and its online traffic has had a compound annual growth rate of 158 percent over continue reading »

Report Brings Border Patrol Abuses to Light in Washington State

The borderlands of the southwestern United States are not the only place where immigration enforcement tramples upon the most basic of civil and human rights. Many communities along the northern border are also subject to such abuses, as detailed in a recent report from OneAmerica and the University of Washington Center for Human Rights continue reading »