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Torrential Downpours Collapse Over 45 Buildings in Havana  (VIDEO)

Torrential Downpours Collapse Over 45 Buildings in Havana (VIDEO)

The torrential rainstorm that on the weekend lashed the northern coast of western and central Cuba caused at least 49 buildings to partially or fully collapse in the capital and forced the evacuation of more than 400 families, local media reported on Sunday. continue reading »

Gloria and Emilio Estefan Continue Tradition of Sharing Thanksgiving Meal with Homeless

Gloria and Emilio Estefan Continue Tradition of Sharing Thanksgiving Meal with Homeless

Singer Gloria Estefan and her husband, producer Emilio Estefan, once again offered a beneficent Thanksgiving dinner at their Bongos Cuban Cafe that was attended by about 1,000 mostly homeless people. continue reading »

Current Research Gives Alarming Portrait of Latino Infants and Toddlers

Current Research Gives Alarming Portrait of Latino Infants and Toddlers

A new comprehensive study presents an alarming portrait of Latino infants and toddlers, a generation that will be marked by significant inequalities as they are born into families without resources to provide them the tools for success. continue reading »

STUDY:  Young Latinas Face Higher Risk of Death from Heart Attacks

STUDY:  Young Latinas Face Higher Risk of Death from Heart Attacks

The American Heart Association has just presented research indicating that young Hispanic women are at a higher risk of death from heart attacks compared to their white male and female counterparts. continue reading »

McDonald’s Advice To Underpaid Employees: Sell Your Christmas Presents For Cash

McDonald’s Advice To Underpaid Employees: Sell Your Christmas Presents For Cash

Tis the season for holiday spirit: Yule logs, egg nog, festive lights and exchanging gifts with loved ones. If you work for McDonald’s, though, be sure to save those receipts. McDonald’s McResource Line, a dedicated website run by the world’s largest fast-food chain to provide its continue reading »

10 Million Affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan, Call for Massive Aid

10 Million Affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan, Call for Massive Aid

The official death toll from Super Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the central Philippines, stands at more than 1,700 on Tuesday, while survivors grow more desperate amid shortages of drinking water, food and shelter. continue reading »

Sofia Vergara, Luis Fonsi Join Other Celebrities Raising Funds for St. Jude’s Hospital

Sofia Vergara, Luis Fonsi Join Other Celebrities Raising Funds for St. Jude’s Hospital

Jennifer Aniston, Robin Williams, Sofia Vergara, Luis Fonsi and other celebrities have joined forces to support the 10th annual "Thanks and Giving" campaign of St. Jude Research Hospital, which seeks to raise funds for finding new cures and saving lives of children with cancer. continue reading »

Downtown Rio in Chaos after Peaceful Teacher Protests Turn Violent (VIDEO)

Downtown Rio in Chaos after Peaceful Teacher Protests Turn Violent (VIDEO)

The downtown area of this Brazilian metropolis awoke Tuesday to a trail of destruction from the vandalism that followed peaceful protests the night before. continue reading »

STUDY: Number of Immigrant Children in Family is Not Cause of Poverty

STUDY: Number of Immigrant Children in Family is Not Cause of Poverty

Contrary to public perception, the number of children in immigrant families is not the primary reason more children are living in poverty, a Rutgers study has found, raising the question of whether federal policies affecting immigrants should be significantly altered. continue reading »

Medical Equipment Giant Medtronic Discriminated Against Its Latino Workers, Ripped Them Off

Medical Equipment Giant Medtronic Discriminated Against Its Latino Workers, Ripped Them Off

Medtronic, a supplier of medical, surgical and laboratory equipment, will pay $290,000 to 78 Hispanic workers for the wage discrimination they suffered, the U.S. Department of Labor said. continue reading »

States Moving Ahead with Food Stamp Cuts

States Moving Ahead with Food Stamp Cuts

Some states are already embracing deep cuts to the food stamp program similar to those passed by House Republicans in Washington, ending the food subsidy for tens of thousands of low-income Americans regardless of what Congress does. continue reading »

Sinaloa Mexico Need $90 Million to Rebuild after Hurricane Hit

Sinaloa Mexico Need $90 Million to Rebuild after Hurricane Hit

Sinaloa, a state in northwestern Mexico, will need at least $93.3 million to rebuild areas hit by Hurricane Manuel, Gov. Mario Lopez Valdez said. continue reading »

Latino Gang Member Roberto Garza Becomes 12th Person Executed in Texas this Year

Latino Gang Member Roberto Garza Becomes 12th Person Executed in Texas this Year

Latino gang member, Roberto Garza, has become the 12th person executed in the state of Texas after a last minute stay of execution failed. continue reading »

REPORT:  Unequal Access to Health Care in Latin America No. 1 Killer of Moms & Kids

REPORT:  Unequal Access to Health Care in Latin America No. 1 Killer of Moms & Kids

An international delegation recently concluded their meeting on infant and maternal health in Latin America. The conclusion – unequal access to health care is still the number one killer for mothers and their children. continue reading »

JUST IN: 14-Year-old Ayvani Perez Found Safe after 30-Hour Kidnapping Ordeal

JUST IN: 14-Year-old Ayvani Perez Found Safe after 30-Hour Kidnapping Ordeal

Federal and local authorities are reporting that 14-year-old Ayvani Hope Perez of Clayton County, Georgia has been found safe after a nearly 30-hour kidnapping ordeal. continue reading »