1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
  3. Skip to secondary content



Latinos in Need

January 2013 Archives

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 »

Latin America News: 35,000 Live in “High Risk Areas” of Rio de Janeiro

Latin America News: 35,000 Live in “High Risk Areas” of Rio de Janeiro

Some 35,000 people live in areas of Rio de Janeiro state that are prone to mudslides and other natural disasters as a result of heavy rains, an official report published Monday in the Brazilian daily O Globo said. continue reading »

Dept. of Labor Sues National Council of La Raza Action Fund for Violating Whistleblower Act

Dept. of Labor Sues National Council of La Raza Action Fund for Violating Whistleblower Act

The U.S. Department of Labor has sued National Council of La Raza Action Fund Inc., successor to Democracia USA, a nonprofit community engagement and Hispanic voter registration organization in Orlando, for allegedly terminating an employee who raised health concerns about potential exposure to mold and other environmental factors in his workplace. continue reading »