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Rep. Guitierrez Blasts Dangerous Game GOP Senators are Playing With “Stolen Dreams” Act

Writing at Huffington Post, Rep. Luis Gutierrez lets loose on Republican Senators, including Marco Rubio, for their craven attempt to score cheap political points after walking away from DREAMers in 2010: continue reading »

The Passion of Iztapalapa,  Play Draws Hundreds of Thousands in Mexico

The Passion of Iztapalapa, a massive annual procession in which the faithful reenact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and commemorate the end of a 19th-century epidemic, drew hundreds of thousands to the streets of Mexico City. continue reading »

Good Friday Becomes a Holiday in Cuba for 1st Time in 50 Years

Cuba's Catholic primate offered an appeal for forgiveness and reconciliation in a sermon that was broadcast on state television as the island's Communist government treated Good Friday as an official holiday for the first time in half a century. continue reading »

Measuring the Latino Vote State by State

There's been a lot of buzz about the latino voter influence in the november elections. Yet it's hard to really tell how much influence it will have. Latino voter registrations are super low and disillusionment pretty high. A group of political scientist have taken all of this and more into account and may have come up with a formula to to measure the latino influence. continue reading »

Chavez Pleas to Christ: “Don’t Take Me Yet” in Tearful Speech

Battling cancer, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez asked Christ to give him a longer life and pleaded "don't take me yet" in an emotional speech after a Mass giving thanks for his health. "Give me your crown of thorns, Christ, give it to me, for I am bleeding, give me your cross, 100 crosses, but give me life, because I still have things to do for this people and this country, don't take me yet, give me your cross, give me your thorns, give me your spear for I am willing to bear them all, but alive, Christ my Lord," Chavez said. continue reading »

Eva Mendes New Movie “Girl in Progress” Coming May 11 (VIDEO)

Grace (Eva Mendes) is a single mom, too preoccupied with “paying the bills” and herself to notice that her teenage daughter, Ansiedad (Cierra Ramirez) is in desperate need of her attention. When Ansiedad's English teacher, Ms. Armstrong (Patricia Arquette), introduces her students to classic coming-of-age stories, continue reading »

Deported Father Fights for Custody of 3 US Born Children

A North Carolina court postponed a decision in the case of an immigrant deported to Mexico who is fighting for the custody of his three U.S.-born children. District Court Judge Michael Duncan heard for eight hours the arguments as to whether Felipe Montes, who lived in Sparta for nine years, is capable of bringing up his children in Mexico or whether it would be better to put them up for adoption. continue reading »

USCIS One Step Closer to Adopting Changes to Immigration Waiver Process Reducing 3 and 10 Year Bars

A provision of the immigration law commonly known as the “3 and 10 year bars” has proven to be one of the most heart-breaking of the many draconian changes made to the immigration law at the time. continue reading »

U.S. Woman Moves with 4 Children to Join Deported Husband in Mexico

Wisconsin native Jennifer Martinez is preparing to move her four U.S.-born children to Mexico, where their father, an undocumented immigrant, was deported last month despite a campaign that included a direct appeal to President Barack Obama. continue reading »

Pew Hispanic Center: When Labels Don’t Fit: Hispanics and Their Views of Identity

Nearly four decades after the United States government mandated the use of the terms "Hispanic" or "Latino" to categorize Americans who trace their roots to Spanish-speaking countries, a new nationwide survey of Hispanic adults finds that these terms still haven't been fully embraced by Hispanics themselves. A majority (51%) say they most often identify themselves by their family's country of origin; just 24% say they prefer a pan-ethnic label. continue reading »

Album From Selena Q 17 Years After Death- Posthumous Duets w/Cristian Castro,Don Omar and Selena

"Enamorada de ti," an album featuring well-known artists in posthumous duets with slain singer Selena 17 years after her death is now on sale. The Capitol Latin record label announced in a communique that the production has three acoustic numbers and the iTunes edition includes the song "Is It the Beat," continue reading »

Univision Deportes- New Sports Channel Launches with Soccer Emphasis

Univision on Saturday will launch a sports channel seeking to attend to the "insatiable appetite" of the Latino audience for soccer, the senior vice president for production at Univision Deportes, David Neal, told Efe. He said that the Univision audience has "been waiting to be taken care of," regarding their preference for the main soccer competitions around the world. continue reading »

On Trayvon: Is the Issue of Race Distracting Us From the Real Issue? Scared, Angry People with Guns

Wading through a disturbing morass of arguments about whether George Zimmerman is white or Hispanic, whether Trayvon Martin attacked Zimmerman before Zimmerman killed the unarmed 17-year-old, and, stupidest of all, continue reading »

Pablo Milanes arrives in Mexico to give concert at Zacatecas Cultural Festival

Cuban singer-songwriter Pablo Milanes arrived Tuesday in Mexico to give a concert that same evening at the Zacatecas Cultural Festival, diplomatic officials said. Milanes, 69, had to cancel a tour of Spain last month after being operated in Madrid. continue reading »

Jose Luis Orozco Ramos Using Songs to Educate and Enhance Latino Pride (VIDEO)

Jose Luis Orozco Ramos is a musician who is promoting bilingual education in the United States through popular songs and more than 1,000 school districts are using his method to help immigrant students. "More than ever it involves using the traditions that come from centuries of songs, games, lullabies, tongue-twisters, rhymes," Orozco told Efe. continue reading »

Where is Senator Marco Rubio’s Complete Legal Immigration Plan?

After meeting in person with valedictorian Daniela Pelaez from Florida who was facing deportation, Senator Rubio restated his opposition to the DREAM ACT by saying: “it is the wrong way to do the right thing.” 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 »

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 »

Bipartisan Former State & Defense Dept Officials Warn Justices That SB 1070 Harms Foreign Policy

For decades, the Supreme Court has understood that our Constitution does not allow the fifty different states to set their own immigration policy, and for good 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 »