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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 »

Latino Children in Denver Need Foster Homes, Many Living in Shelters

Latino Children in Denver Need Foster Homes, Many Living in Shelters

Half of the children living in shelters in Denver are Latinos, a veteran of the city's Department of Human Services confirmed to Efe on Monday. continue reading »

San Diego-to-Tijuana “Toy Run” Remains Popular 25 Years Later

San Diego-to-Tijuana “Toy Run” Remains Popular 25 Years Later

More than 3,000 motorcyclists traveled from San Diego to Tijuana to participate in the 28th edition of the "Toy Run," a charitable event to support children living in the Mexican border city. continue reading »

STUDY: Overwhelming Majority of Latinos Do Not Have Retirement Savings

STUDY: Overwhelming Majority of Latinos Do Not Have Retirement Savings

A new study highlights the dilemma of the aging Latino population – no retirement savings to life off of. continue reading »

Gov’t Issues Max Number of U-1 Visas for Immigrant Abuse Victims – 5th Year in a Row

Gov’t Issues Max Number of U-1 Visas for Immigrant Abuse Victims – 5th Year in a Row

The U.S. government has once again issued the maximum number of U-1 nonimmigrant visas (10,000). This is the fifth year in a row that these visas benefitting victims of abuse continue reading »

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 »