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Colombian Children Continue to Die and Be Severely Injured by Landmines

Colombian Children Continue to Die and Be Severely Injured by Landmines

In 2012, 13 children died in Colombia and 52 others were injured as a result of landmines. continue reading »

Many Young Americans Plan to Own a Gun, Survey Finds

Many Young Americans Plan to Own a Gun, Survey Finds

Included are depressed, unpopular teens and avid gamers. Many young Americans say they plan to own a gun later in their lives, a new study reveals. This finding suggests a possible reversal of a trend that pointed to continue reading »

3rd Mexican Sextuplet Dies, Other Three Still in Intensive Care

3rd Mexican Sextuplet Dies, Other Three Still in Intensive Care

A third baby has died from among the sextuplets born Jan. 10 in this western Mexican city, and the state of the remaining three is delicate, the Michoacan state Health Department said. continue reading »

Latino Organizations Ask White House to Make Climate Change and Carbon Limits a Priority

Latino Organizations Ask White House to Make Climate Change and Carbon Limits a Priority

Over 20 Latino leaders and organizations submitted a letter to the White House asking President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency for strong standards to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants. continue reading »

Shelter in Mexico Gives Disabled, Abused Dogs a Safe, Caring Home

Shelter in Mexico Gives Disabled, Abused Dogs a Safe, Caring Home

A dog sanctuary in Mexico is the first of its kind as it provides troubled canines with a safe and loving home. Milagros Caninos (Miracle Dogs) is a sanctuary in Mexico City that ta continue reading »

School Re-Named to Honor Victoria Soto - Hero Teacher Killed at Sandy Hook

School Re-Named to Honor Victoria Soto - Hero Teacher Killed at Sandy Hook

A school near the now tragically famous Sandy Hook Elementary School is being renamed to honor one of the teachers killed in the massacre last month. HoneySpot Elementary School in Stratford, Connecticut will be continue reading »

Latin America News: Mexico Creates Indigenous Indian Commission

Latin America News: Mexico Creates Indigenous Indian Commission

The government has created the Commission for Dialogue with Mexico's Indian Peoples in an effort to repay the "historical debt" owed to the nation's native communities, Government Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said. continue reading »

Pres. Obama Receives Letter with Over 50,000 Signatures from Mexicans Asking to Stop Flow of Guns

Pres. Obama Receives Letter with Over 50,000 Signatures from Mexicans Asking to Stop Flow of Guns

Mexican activists Javier Sicilia and Sergio Aguayo on Monday delivered to the U.S. Embassy in this capital a letter signed by more than 50,000 people in which they ask Washington for concrete measures to halt the "illegal and immoral" flow of weapons to Mexico. continue reading »

Relatives of Mexico’s ‘Disappeared’ Call for Special Prosecutor

Relatives of Mexico’s ‘Disappeared’ Call for Special Prosecutor

Relatives of people listed as disappeared in Mexico met with Government Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong over the weekend and called for the creation of a special prosecutor's office to handle the cases, officials said. continue reading »

New Mortgage Rules Improves Protections for Minority Homebuyers

New Mortgage Rules Improves Protections for Minority Homebuyers

Earlier this week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued guidelines for their Qualified Mortgage (QM) regulation, which requires lenders to ensure that borrowers are able to repay loans. continue reading »

REPORT:  17 Years of AMBER Alerts Has Saved 600 Children

REPORT:  17 Years of AMBER Alerts Has Saved 600 Children

On January 13th, the Department of Justice’s Office observes the day in 1996 when nine-year-old Amber Hagerman was abducted in Arlington, Texas, while riding her bicycle. continue reading »

30th Anniversary of Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act

30th Anniversary of Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act

Next week marks the 30th anniversary of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Mexico’s First Lady Will Head Social Welfare Institute

Latin America News:  Mexico’s First Lady Will Head Social Welfare Institute

Mexican first lady Angelica Rivera will chair the Citizen's Consultative Council of the National System for the Comprehensive Development of the Family, or DIF, President Enrique Peña Nieto's office said. continue reading »

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 »