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Amnesty International Criticizes Journalists’ Protection in Mexico

Amnesty International on Monday severely criticized what it said was the Mexican government's lack of action to protect journalists in the country, adding that proof of that are the murders of six members of the media in less than a month. continue reading »

Producer Who Has Worked With LatAm Elite Hopes To Establish Singing Career

Gocho is preparing his second album with which, after a solid career as a producer and songwriter, he is seeking to further establish himself with the public as a singer. continue reading »

Alabama Governor Signs Bill That Makes State’s Immigration Law Even Worse

Last week, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley publicly criticized a bill intended to revise key sections of the state’s controversial immigration law (HB 56). He even announced a special legislative session to address his issues with the bill­­­­­—namely, a provision that requires school officials to check the immigration status of enrolling students and that of their parents and a provision that requires Alabama’s Department of Homeland Security continue reading »

Citing Health, Chavez says He will Work Only 8 Hour s a Day and Will No Longer be “Runaway” Horse

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez broke last week's silence to say that "unfortunately" he will no longer be that "runaway" horse that never slept, and that he now works just eight hours a day and sometimes less. continue reading »

Bolivian Government Agrees To Suspend Decree, Ending Doctors’ Strike

The Bolivian government signed an accord Saturday with the Medical Association to end a strike in the sector that has gone on for 53 days in protest against a decree, not yet applied, that would lengthen the work day from six to eight hours. continue reading »

Chavez Confesses to Lesser Workload In Wake Of Health Issues

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez broke his weeklong silence to say that "unfortunately" he will not continue being that "runaway" horse that never slept, and said he now works only eight hours a day and sometimes less. continue reading »

New Film ‘For Greater Glory’ Features Martyrdom of Knights of Columbus Priest

When the Mexican government of Plutarco Elias Calles began persecuting the Catholic Church in the 1920s, priests were not immune. In fact, they became targets of the regime. continue reading »

MALDEF to Sue California Car Washes for Unlawful Labor Practices

MALDEF will hold a press conference on Monday May 21, 2012 to announce details of a class action lawsuit against multiple southern California car washes. The car washes have maintained unlawful labor policies and practices resulting in thousands of hours of free labor at each car wash and a work environment depriving workers of their right to be paid, MALDEF is alleging. continue reading »

Could Hispanic Women Represent New Healthcare Marketing Target? Survey Says Yes

A new national survey commissioned by Cultur Health shows healthcare marketers should target insured Hispanic women ages 25-35. These young Latinas, representing a rapidly growing Hispanic demographic, are key healthcare gatekeepers – managing their own health needs and frequently those of their families, parents, grandparents and other relatives as well. continue reading »

More Latin Americans Have Wanderlust

Countries like Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia and especially Brazil are being watched attentively by the World Tourism Organization, or UNWTO, because of the "interesting growth" in the number of international tourists coming from those countries, an organization official said here Saturday. continue reading »

UN Urges Central America to Fight Organized Crime in the Region

Senior United Nations officials drew the world’s attention to threats posed by transnational organized crime and drug trafficking in Central America and called for concerted global efforts to combat the scourge, which they said is spreading to other continents. continue reading »

Mexican National Charged with Robbing Four Banks in Sante Fe, New Mexico

Friday morning, Jaime Jesus Sanchez-Ramos, 22, a Mexican national, was arraigned on a federal indictment charging him with four counts of bank robbery in New Mexico. Sanchez-Ramos entered a not guilty plea to the indictment. Sanchez-Ramos has been in federal custody since his arrest on April 10, 2012 and remains detained pending trial. continue reading »

Social Security Releases Illinois’s Top Baby Names of 2011

The Social Security Administration today announced the most popular baby names in Illinois for 2011. Alexander and Sophia topped the list. continue reading »

Nicaragua Set to Launch Rent-to-Own Housing Program

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $10 million loan to Banco de Finanzas S.A. (BDF), a leading commercial bank in Nicaragua, to finance a pilot housing project that will pave the way for low-income families working in the informal sector to get access to mortgage financing. continue reading »

Prehistoric Mammoth Remains Found in Mexico

Well-preserved skeletal remains of a mammoth that lived between 10,000 and 15,000 years ago have been discovered in the central Mexican state of Queretaro, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Fourth High-Ranking Mexican Official Detained For Possibly Aiding Cartels

Retired Mexican army Lt. Col. Silvio Isidro de Jesus Hernandez Soto has been detained for questioning, becoming the fourth high-ranking retired or active-duty military officer to be taken into custody in recent days. continue reading »

Uruguayan Oscar Winner for Best Original Song is Commended For His Acting Debut

Argentine director Daniel Burman praised the work of Jorge Drexler in his film "La Suerte en Tus Manos" (All In), which he said was so good he quite forgot that the Uruguayan singer-songwriter had never acted before. continue reading »

Body of Kidnapped Journalist Found in Mexico

Mexican authorities found the dead body of kidnapped journalist Marco Antonio Avila Garcia on a road in the northwestern state of Sonora, officials told Efe. continue reading »

Guatemalan Prosecutors and Police Arrested For Facilitating Drug Smuggling

Three Guatemalan prosecutors and four police officers were arrested Friday on suspicion of ties to drug trafficking, the country's interior minister said. continue reading »

Brazilian Rights Group to Receive President Rousseff’s $10,000 Torture Compensation

President Dilma Rousseff will donate to a human rights organization the compensation she is to receive for having been tortured by the military regime that ruled Brazil from 1964-1985, her office said Friday. continue reading »