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Over 200,000 Attend FREE Justin Bieber Concert in Mexico City

Some 210,000 people turned out for a free concert by Canadian pop star Justin Bieber in the Zocalo, Mexico City's largest plaza, the emergency management office said. Bieber was greeted by wild cries from his fans, the majority of them girls between the ages of 12 and 17, from the moment he took the stage just after 9:00 p.m on Monday. continue reading »

Jorge Ramos Isn’t Too Happy About His Appearence In Obama’s Spanish Campaign Ads (VIDEO)

The Obama campaign is now 2/2 in “unfortunate moments on Univisión’s Al Punto.” After senior campaign adviser David Axelrod went on the program and declared that Republicans nominating Sen. Marco Rubio as V continue reading »

Congressman C. Gonzalez Cites Romney’s False Promises to American Families and American Business

Congressman Charlie Gonzalez (TX-20) criticized Mitt Romney’s attack on President Obama’s accomplishments and policies at a campaign stop in Fort Worth, Texas. Congressman Gonzalez issued the following statement regarding Romney’s attacks: continue reading »

RUBIO WATCH- STARS Act Highlights Potential Pitfalls of Rubio DREAM Proposal

When news broke yesterday that a Florida congressman introduced an alternative version of the DREAM Act, many assumed it was Sen. Marco Rubio, who has been promising for months to introduce such legislation. In fact, the bill in question—dubbed the STARS Act—was introduced by Rep. continue reading »

Rare Event Caught in Argentina as Glacier Flips (VIDEO)

In a stroke of luck a tourist caught a rare event in Argentina and posted the results on YouTube. The Glacier flip It took place near the Upsala Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, notes the Daily Mail. About 15 seconds into the clip, the top of the iceberg begins to sink into the water. continue reading »

Pew Hispanic Center- A Conversation About Identity

The Pew Hispanic Center recently published "When Labels Don't Fit: Hispanics and their Views of Identity." The report was based on a nationwide survey that found most Hispanics don't embrace the term "Hispanic." And even fewer prefer the term "Latino." continue reading »

Mexico’s Supreme Court to Review Constitutionality of Perp Walks

Mexico's Supreme Court plans to rule on whether the parading of suspects before the press violates the constitutional presumption of a person's innocence until convicted of a crime, the Federal District Human Rights Commission said in a statement. continue reading »

Alejandro Sanz and Raquel Perera Tie the Knot in Double Ceremony With Son’s Baptism

Singer Alejandro Sanz and his girlfriend Raquel Perera were married over the weekend at his farm in the Jarandilla de la Vera municipality in the western Spanish province of Caceres, Hola magazine reported. continue reading »

Mexico’s Carlos Reygadas Wins Best Director at Cannes for “Post Tenebras Lux.”

Mexico's Carlos Reygadas on Sunday won the prize for best director at the 65th edition of the Cannes Film Festival for "Post Tenebras Lux." "I would like to thank the festival, which believed in this film, which invited it to be here and which continues supporting it," said Reygadas upon collecting the award from the hand of French singer Patrick Bruel. continue reading »

Mexican-American Five-Time World Boxing Champ John Lee “Johnny” Tapia Dies at 45

Police say five-time world boxing champion Johnny Tapia has been found dead by a family member at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Police spokesman Robert Gibbs says authorities were called to the house at about 7:45 p.m. on Sunday. continue reading »

NBC/WSJ/Telemundo Poll:  61% of Latino Voters for Obama, 27% for Romney

According to the first national NBC News/WSJ/Telemundo poll, 61 percent of Latino registered voters consulted would cast their ballots for President Obama and 27 percent for Mitt Romney. The poll, the first in a series of surveys of Latino respondents to be produced by NBC News, The Wall Street Journal and Telemundo, also revealed a 61 percent approval rating for Barack Obama (compared with 48 percent of all Americans in the recently released NBC/WSJ poll). continue reading »

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

While Latino organizations point to Texas as a state where election results will be determined by Hispanics, the two Democrats vying to represent El Paso in Congress say that what they believe most important are border issues, apart from any ethnic differences. continue reading »

State Department Announces Basketball Envoy Program to Venezuela

The U.S. State Department and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that they will send Nykesha Sales, a six-time Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) All-Star, to Venezuela May 28 - June 1. Sales will join Greivis Vasquez, a Venezuelan-born player with NBA’s New Orleans Hornets, to participate in a U.S. government exchange program that brings people together for greater understanding through sports. continue reading »

Pablo Azar Pleads for Improved Living Conditions for Diego the Lion

After viewing video footage and photos of Diego, the suffering young lion confined alone to a barren enclosure in Mexico's Zacango Zoo, Mexico City–born El Talismán star Pablo Azar has fired off a letter on PETA's behalf to local and national wildlife officials to ask them to expedite Diego's relocation to a U.S. sanctuary that is standing by to accept him. There, he would be afforded room to roam and get to enjoy the company of other big cats. continue reading »

Two Puerto Rican Men Found Dead in Taxi

Two men were found dead in the wee hours of Friday inside a taxi in the San Juan neighborhood of Hato Rey, the Puerto Rico Police Department said. continue reading »

Death Threats Force Human Rights Lawyer To Leave Mexico

A Mexican attorney who specializes in human rights cases announced he is leaving the country temporarily because of death threats. Vidulfo Rosales Sierra, legal counsel for the Tlachinollan Mountain Human Rights Center, is the second rights activist in less than a month to flee Mexico. continue reading »

Former Mexican Governor Apprehended on Corruption Charges

The former governor of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur was arrested here on corruption charges, officials told Efe. continue reading »

UN Official Implores Colombia to Fight Impunity For Sexual Violence Crimes

Colombia must increase its efforts to fight impunity for crimes of sexual violence, a United Nations envoy said today, adding that such efforts should be paired with assistance to survivors and victims. continue reading »

Bolivia to Implement Model Program for Early Childhood Development

Bolivia will implement a model program for early childhood development to improve access and quality of care for more than 25,000 children under 4 years old, with a $20 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Family Continues to Honor Hispanic Soldier Killed in Iraq in 2004

The parents of Isela Rubalcava, an Hispanic soldier who died eight years ago in Iraq, will remember their daughter with special intensity this Memorial Day weekend. continue reading »