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Human Rights Commission Reacts to Murder of Paraguayan Peasant Leader

Human Rights Commission Reacts to Murder of Paraguayan Peasant Leader

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the murder in Paraguay of human rights defender Vidal Vega, leader of the Campesinos sin Tierra movement continue reading »

STUDY: Most Domestic Workers are Undocumented, Paid Poorly and Abused

STUDY: Most Domestic Workers are Undocumented, Paid Poorly and Abused

Domestic workers, most of them undocumented immigrants, receive insufficient pay and are victims of verbal, psychological and physical abuse, according to a study released Tuesday by the University of Illinois at Chicago. continue reading »

Help NCLR Combat Childhood Hunger This Holiday Season

Help NCLR Combat Childhood Hunger This Holiday Season

While most Americans celebrate the holidays with friends and family around crowded tables overflowing with home-cooked dishes, millions of Latino children and families will go to bed without any food in their stomachs. continue reading »

North Carolina Churches to Offer Thanksgiving Dinner to Hispanic Families

North Carolina Churches to Offer Thanksgiving Dinner to Hispanic Families

A group of churches in North Carolina is organizing a huge Thanksgiving Day meal that will bring together 10,000 Hispanics of different denominations. continue reading »

Marc Anthony to Break Ground on New Orphanage in Dominican Republic

Marc Anthony to Break Ground on New Orphanage in Dominican Republic

The Maestro Cares Foundation (MC), founded by international pop icon Marc Anthony and entrepreneur Henry Cardenas, announced today details for its groundbreaking ceremony in La Romana Dominican Republic, where it will help provide a new residence hall and learning center for more than 150 orphaned children. continue reading »

U.S. Archdiocese Sends Aid for Cuba’s Sandy Victims

U.S. Archdiocese Sends Aid for Cuba’s Sandy Victims

The Catholic Archdiocese of Miami sent Monday to Cuba a shipment of more than 4 tons of provisions for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Archbishop Thomas Wenski told a press conference that continue reading »

NHCLC Partners with Food For The Hungry to Alleviate Poverty

NHCLC Partners with Food For The Hungry to Alleviate Poverty

It was announced this week that the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference has formed a strategic partnership with Food for the Hungry (FH). The NHCLC, known as the Hispanic Evangelical Association, the nation's largest Christian Hispanic organization, underscores its Justice directive through its partnership with FH by working through the Church to alleviate poverty. continue reading »

Heavy Rains in Dominican Republic Displace Over 10,000 People

Heavy Rains in Dominican Republic Displace Over 10,000 People

Dominican emergency authorities reported Sunday that 12,365 people have been forced from their homes and more than 3,000 houses have been destroyed in flooding from intense rains across the northern part of the country over the past two days. continue reading »

Thalia Helping Mexican Immigrants in New York After Hurricane Sandy

Thalia Helping Mexican Immigrants in New York After Hurricane Sandy

Mexican singer and actress Thalia took humanitarian aid and comfort Friday to compatriots in New York affected by Hurricane Sandy. "When I started seeing the destruction of Sandy I thought it was incredible, continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Deby Mejia Beats Sister, 10, Over a Bag of Cheetos

LATINO BLOTTER: Deby Mejia Beats Sister, 10, Over a Bag of Cheetos

A Texas woman is scheduled to appear in court on November 13 for allegedly beating her little sister over snack food. Police say Deby Mejia‚Äôs dislike for her little sister is so intense that something like seeing her e continue reading »