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Carlos Slim Joins Forces with Jimmy Carter for Cleaner Water in Latin America

U.S. former President Jimmy Carter and Mexican multi-billionaire Carlos Slim announced here an alliance aimed at ridding the Americas of onchocerciasis, commonly known as river blindness. continue reading »

Latino Students Found to be Discriminiated Against in Colorado Schools

Latino Students Found to be Discriminiated Against in Colorado Schools

Authorities with the Adams County School District 14 in Commerce City, Colorado, announced an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education after the federal agency's Office for Civil Rights issued a report documenting discrimination against Latinos in the majority Hispanic district. continue reading »

REPORT:  Murder Rate for Hispanics Twice that of White Population

REPORT:  Murder Rate for Hispanics Twice that of White Population

The homicide victimization rate for Hispanics, most of whom are killed with firearms, is more than twice as high as the murder rate for whites in the United States, a gun-control advocacy organization said in a study released Thursday. continue reading »

Experts warn More than 30 of Colombia’s Indigenous Groups Now Threatened with Extinction

Experts warn More than 30 of Colombia’s Indigenous Groups Now Threatened with Extinction

At least 34 of the more than 100 native ethnicities and indigenous communities living in Colombia are going through a "humanitarian crisis" and are threatened with extinction, according to the Autonomy and Rights Observatory for Colombia's Indigenous Peoples, or ADPI. continue reading »

ACLU Alleges North Carolina Sheriff’s Office Discriminating Against Latinos

ACLU Alleges North Carolina Sheriff’s Office Discriminating Against Latinos

The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina announced Tuesday that the Department of Justice asked a federal court to rule as soon as possible with an eye toward halting discrimination against Latinos by the Alamance County Sheriff's Office. continue reading »

Justice Dept. Urged to Investigate Treatment of Immigrant Children in NC Schools

Justice Dept. Urged to Investigate Treatment of Immigrant Children in NC Schools

A coalition of civil rights groups on Tuesday urged the federal Justice Department to launch an investigation of two North Carolina school districts for discrimination by denying admission to - or turning away - immigrant children. continue reading »

Peru Leading the Way in the Plastic Waste Social Movement

Peru Leading the Way in the Plastic Waste Social Movement

Plastic trash on a beach is a nuisance to many. To David Katz, it could be a revolution. continue reading »

Generous Donors Make Cancer Patient’s Quinceañera Dreams Come True

Generous Donors Make Cancer Patient’s Quinceañera Dreams Come True

Thanks to a group of generous donors 15-year-old Frida Lagunas’ quineañera dreams have come true, this past Saturday. continue reading »

Will Pro-Life Texas Let Brain-Dead, Pregnant Marlise Munoz Rest in Peace?

Will Pro-Life Texas Let Brain-Dead, Pregnant Marlise Munoz Rest in Peace?

A Texas judge has ordered Marlise Munoz, who is pregnant and brain-dead, off life support honoring the wishes of her long-suffering family. continue reading »

Stay or Go? Terminally Ill Undocumented Immigrants Face Dilemma

Stay or Go? Terminally Ill Undocumented Immigrants Face Dilemma

When Gil García García began to feel a sharp pain in his left foot, he didn’t think it was important. "Two weeks later, I could not walk. I needed help to get up. I had a constant and bad headache," García recalled in a quiet voice, now with little strength. In October he was rushed to a hospital emergency room at the University of California, Davis. The diagnosis was devastating: skin cancer, or melanoma, which had invaded his head, lungs, stomach and left leg. continue reading »