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Actor Harrison Ford and Family Visit Rio’s Favelas

Actor Harrison Ford and Family Visit Rio’s Favelas

U.S. actor Harrison Ford visited the Babilonia "favela," or shantytown, in Rio de Janeiro to become more familiar with a housing program for families currently living in a nearby environmental preservation area. continue reading »

Latino Heroes: Window Washers and Super Heroes All in One

Latino Heroes: Window Washers and Super Heroes All in One

When you ask Chicagoans Roberto Duran, Pedro Castro and Alejandro Pantoja what they do for a living be prepared for an answer that will put a smile on your face. continue reading »

Cost of College Said to be Keeping Minorities in Poverty

Cost of College Said to be Keeping Minorities in Poverty

Going to college has become a losing proposition for a growing number of minority youth in Colorado who find themselves burdened with student debt in an economy that is short on good-paying jobs continue reading »

9-Year-old That Gave Birth in Mexico, Raped by Step-Father

9-Year-old That Gave Birth in Mexico, Raped by Step-Father

The girl who gave birth last month at a hospital here is at least 12 years old - not 9 - and the pregnancy resulted from rape by her step-father, prosecutors in the western Mexican state of Jalisco said. continue reading »

Employees of Mexican Newspaper Briefly Kidnapped, All Returned Safely

Employees of Mexican Newspaper Briefly Kidnapped, All Returned Safely

A criminal group kidnapped five workers at Mexican daily El Siglo de Torreon and held them for several hours, a spokesman for the northern state of Coahuila's Attorney General's Office told Efe. continue reading »

Can You Help This Man Find his Birth Family?

Can You Help This Man Find his Birth Family?

"Help Me Find My Birth Family" reads a sign being held by a young man in a photo now circulating on the internet. The unidentified man was reportedly given up for adoption in continue reading »

Latin America News: Bus Crash in Colombia Leaves 6 Dead

Latin America News: Bus Crash in Colombia Leaves 6 Dead

Six people, including a child, died when a small bus crashed on a highway in Norte de Santander, a province on Colombia's border with Venezuela, the highway patrol said. continue reading »

Death in PEMEX Blast Rises to 32

Death in PEMEX Blast Rises to 32

A powerful explosion at the headquarters of state-owned oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos left at least 25 dead and 101 injured, according to the Mexican government's latest bulletin. continue reading »

PEW Report  :A Nation of Immigrants  A Portrait of the 40 Million, Including 11 Million Unauthorized

PEW Report :A Nation of Immigrants A Portrait of the 40 Million, Including 11 Million Unauthorized

The nation’s total immigrant population reached a record 40.4 million in 2011, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. continue reading »

Latin America News: Venezuela Prison Riot Leaves 58 Dead, 100 Injured

Latin America News: Venezuela Prison Riot Leaves 58 Dead, 100 Injured

A riot last week at Uribana prison in the western state of Lara left 58 people and around a hundred others injured, the head of Venezuela's penitentiary service said. continue reading »