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HELP US:  Locate Parents of Toddler Found Alone in NM Desert Near Border Fence

HELP US:  Locate Parents of Toddler Found Alone in NM Desert Near Border Fence

New Mexico authorities and the Mexican consulate office are seeking help in trying to locate the parents or relatives of a toddler they found wondering the desolate New Mexico desert Saturday night. Sunland Park borders El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. continue reading »

Fire in Brazil Shantytown Leave 250 Families Homeless

Fire in Brazil Shantytown Leave 250 Families Homeless

About 250 families had to abandon their homes due to a fire of unknown origin that spread on Tuesday across several city blocks in Paraisopolis, a shantytown here in Brazil's largest city, authorities said. continue reading »

Torrential Downpours Collapse Over 45 Buildings in Havana  (VIDEO)

Torrential Downpours Collapse Over 45 Buildings in Havana (VIDEO)

The torrential rainstorm that on the weekend lashed the northern coast of western and central Cuba caused at least 49 buildings to partially or fully collapse in the capital and forced the evacuation of more than 400 families, local media reported on Sunday. continue reading »

Gloria and Emilio Estefan Continue Tradition of Sharing Thanksgiving Meal with Homeless

Gloria and Emilio Estefan Continue Tradition of Sharing Thanksgiving Meal with Homeless

Singer Gloria Estefan and her husband, producer Emilio Estefan, once again offered a beneficent Thanksgiving dinner at their Bongos Cuban Cafe that was attended by about 1,000 mostly homeless people. continue reading »

Current Research Gives Alarming Portrait of Latino Infants and Toddlers

Current Research Gives Alarming Portrait of Latino Infants and Toddlers

A new comprehensive study presents an alarming portrait of Latino infants and toddlers, a generation that will be marked by significant inequalities as they are born into families without resources to provide them the tools for success. continue reading »

STUDY:  Young Latinas Face Higher Risk of Death from Heart Attacks

STUDY:  Young Latinas Face Higher Risk of Death from Heart Attacks

The American Heart Association has just presented research indicating that young Hispanic women are at a higher risk of death from heart attacks compared to their white male and female counterparts. continue reading »

McDonald’s Advice To Underpaid Employees: Sell Your Christmas Presents For Cash

McDonald’s Advice To Underpaid Employees: Sell Your Christmas Presents For Cash

Tis the season for holiday spirit: Yule logs, egg nog, festive lights and exchanging gifts with loved ones. If you work for McDonald’s, though, be sure to save those receipts. McDonald’s McResource Line, a dedicated website run by the world’s largest fast-food chain to provide its continue reading »

10 Million Affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan, Call for Massive Aid

10 Million Affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan, Call for Massive Aid

The official death toll from Super Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the central Philippines, stands at more than 1,700 on Tuesday, while survivors grow more desperate amid shortages of drinking water, food and shelter. continue reading »

Sofia Vergara, Luis Fonsi Join Other Celebrities Raising Funds for St. Jude’s Hospital

Sofia Vergara, Luis Fonsi Join Other Celebrities Raising Funds for St. Jude’s Hospital

Jennifer Aniston, Robin Williams, Sofia Vergara, Luis Fonsi and other celebrities have joined forces to support the 10th annual "Thanks and Giving" campaign of St. Jude Research Hospital, which seeks to raise funds for finding new cures and saving lives of children with cancer. continue reading »

Downtown Rio in Chaos after Peaceful Teacher Protests Turn Violent (VIDEO)

Downtown Rio in Chaos after Peaceful Teacher Protests Turn Violent (VIDEO)

The downtown area of this Brazilian metropolis awoke Tuesday to a trail of destruction from the vandalism that followed peaceful protests the night before. continue reading »