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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 »

Latin American News:  Deadly Colombia Bus Accident Leaves 26 Dead

Latin American News:  Deadly Colombia Bus Accident Leaves 26 Dead

Twenty-six people were killed and 15 others hurt in a bus crash in central Colombia, the National Police transit division said Monday. continue reading »

‘Landfill Harmonic’:  Young Orchestra Musicians and Their ‘Trash’ Instruments (VIDEO)

‘Landfill Harmonic’:  Young Orchestra Musicians and Their ‘Trash’ Instruments (VIDEO)

Landfill Harmonic is an upcoming feature-length documentary about a remarkable orchestra from a remote village in Paraguay, where its young musicians play with instruments made from trash. continue reading »

Colombian Sentenced to Prison, Stole over 100,000 Meals from Under-Privileged Children’s Program

Colombian Sentenced to Prison, Stole over 100,000 Meals from Under-Privileged Children’s Program

Former Portland resident Gerardo Mosquera was sentenced to 60 months in prison in the United States District Court today for his convictions for stealing from a program that provides food to under-privileged children. continue reading »

Guatemala Experiences Severe Drop in Temperature, 2 Dead Thus Far

Guatemala Experiences Severe Drop in Temperature, 2 Dead Thus Far

A sharp drop in temperatures has caused two deaths in the western Guatemalan province of Quetzaltenango, first responders said Monday. continue reading »

U.S. Reacts to Cuban Dissident Group Members ‘Ladies in White’ Being Detained

U.S. Reacts to Cuban Dissident Group Members ‘Ladies in White’ Being Detained

Cuba's Ladies in White reported that dozens of women belonging to that dissident group suffered temporary arrests across Cuba on the eve of International Human Rights Day. continue reading »

3 Honduran Children Burn to Death Inside their Wooden Shack Home, Left Home Alone

3 Honduran Children Burn to Death Inside their Wooden Shack Home, Left Home Alone

Three siblings died in a fire in their family's dwelling in a poor section of Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, fire department spokesman Oscar Triminio said Sunday. continue reading »

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 »