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Latin America News:  Mexico Adopts Crime Victims’ Rights Law

Latin America News:  Mexico Adopts Crime Victims’ Rights Law

Mexico's Congress promulgated on Wednesday a measure obliging the government to protect and make whole victims of the gangland violence that has claimed some 70,000 lives in the last six years. continue reading »

Seeking Non-Profits and Charity Groups Serving Latinos

Seeking Non-Profits and Charity Groups Serving Latinos

Non-Profits and charity groups serving Latinos have until January 17 to nominate themselves to be the subject of the "El Buen Pitch" competition that culminates at Hispanicize 2013 continue reading »

Latin America News: 35,000 Live in “High Risk Areas” of Rio de Janeiro

Latin America News: 35,000 Live in “High Risk Areas” of Rio de Janeiro

Some 35,000 people live in areas of Rio de Janeiro state that are prone to mudslides and other natural disasters as a result of heavy rains, an official report published Monday in the Brazilian daily O Globo said. continue reading »

Dept. of Labor Sues National Council of La Raza Action Fund for Violating Whistleblower Act

Dept. of Labor Sues National Council of La Raza Action Fund for Violating Whistleblower Act

The U.S. Department of Labor has sued National Council of La Raza Action Fund Inc., successor to Democracia USA, a nonprofit community engagement and Hispanic voter registration organization in Orlando, for allegedly terminating an employee who raised health concerns about potential exposure to mold and other environmental factors in his workplace. continue reading »

Stranger’s Kindness Reunites Little Girl with Stolen Dog on Christmas Day

Stranger’s Kindness Reunites Little Girl with Stolen Dog on Christmas Day

When Angie Estrada's daughter's dog was stolen she watched in sadness as the heartbroken little girl continued to wish for the dog's return for Christmas continue reading »

Labor Department Funds Projects to Combat Child Labor in Ecuador and Panama

Labor Department Funds Projects to Combat Child Labor in Ecuador and Panama

The U.S. Department of Labor announced the award of two new cooperative agreements to support efforts by the governments of Ecuador and Panama to combat child labor among vulnerable groups continue reading »

Children’s Book Inspires Kids to Honor Classmate’s Late Father

Children’s Book Inspires Kids to Honor Classmate’s Late Father

A children’s book has inspired students at a California elementary to help their classmate’s family pay for his father’s funeral. “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes” was released in 1977 but 35 yea continue reading »

Heroic Hispanic Teacher Killed in Newtown Shooting Laid to Rest

Heroic Hispanic Teacher Killed in Newtown Shooting Laid to Rest

"She will always be our hero" was the statement on a poster at the entrance of the church on Wednesday at the funeral of Victoria Soto, one of the victims of the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, who lost her life saving her students from the assault-rifle rampage of Adam Lanza. continue reading »

Newtown Shooting Victim Laid to Rest in Victor Cruz Jersey, Footballer Pays Tribute to Slain

Newtown Shooting Victim Laid to Rest in Victor Cruz Jersey, Footballer Pays Tribute to Slain

The sadness continues as the first of those killed in the Newton, Connecticut shooting are being buried this week. One of the lives lost was Jack Pinto, a 6-year-old wrestler, and Victor Cruz fan. continue reading »

Spanish Man Gives Out Lotto Tickets in Unemployment Line

Spanish Man Gives Out Lotto Tickets in Unemployment Line

A man in Spain gave those in various town’s unemployment lines a very special gift recently. Spending nearly $2,000, 60-year-old Bartolome Florido handed out 333 lottery tickets after seeing the continue reading »