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February 2013 Archives

Mexico’s Missing Persons Database Contains Over 26,000 Names

Mexico’s Missing Persons Database Contains Over 26,000 Names

The government has a database listing the names of 26,121 people who have not been located or are missing in Mexico, Deputy Government Secretary for Judicial Affairs and Human Rights Lia Limon said. continue reading »

Palm Beach Schools Agree to Not Discriminate Against Undocumented Students & Those with Poor English

Palm Beach Schools Agree to Not Discriminate Against Undocumented Students & Those with Poor English

Palm Beach County's school district has agreed to change its practices to be more inclusive of undocumented immigrant children and children that have poor English speaking skills. continue reading »

NCLR Joins the Boycott of Hyatt Hotels in Defense of Latina Housekeepers

NCLR Joins the Boycott of Hyatt Hotels in Defense of Latina Housekeepers

NCLR joins MALDEF and others in the boycott of the Hyatt Hotel chain in defense of housekeepers who are predominantly Latina. They are asking for better working conditions for the Latinas. continue reading »

In Latin America News: Peru Building Sports and Community Centers in Poorest Areas

In Latin America News: Peru Building Sports and Community Centers in Poorest Areas

The government plans to spend nearly $39 million to construct sports facilities, community centers and bridges in Peru's poorest areas, President Ollanta Humala said. continue reading »

St. Jude Thanks and Giving Campaign Raises More Than $72 Million

St. Jude Thanks and Giving Campaign Raises More Than $72 Million

Online Giving Increases 63 Percent, Hispanic Donor Engagement at All-Time High - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital┬« and the generous consumers and par continue reading »

REPORT: Poverty Rates Lower Amongst Hispanics Than Blacks

REPORT: Poverty Rates Lower Amongst Hispanics Than Blacks

Poverty rates are important indicators of community well-being and are used by government agencies and organizations to allocate need-based resources. The American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year data allow for the analysis of poverty rates by race and Hispanic origin for many levels of geography. continue reading »

Marc Anthony’s Maestro Cares Receives $150K Donation from Goya Foods

Marc Anthony’s Maestro Cares Receives $150K Donation from Goya Foods

Goya Foods will donate $150,000 to the Maestro Cares Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Marc Anthony and Henry Cardenas to support the housing and educational needs of orphaned and underprivileged children in developing Latin American countries. continue reading »

Salvadoran Mother Facing Deporation Hopes for Miracle

Salvadoran Mother Facing Deporation Hopes for Miracle

Ana Ca├▒enguez, a Salvadoran mother living in Utah who has been on a long, painful journey to support her kids, says that only her faith keeps her from despair now that she has r continue reading »

STUDY:  Violence Against Women in Mexico is Continual with Female Homicides Dramatically on the Rise

STUDY:  Violence Against Women in Mexico is Continual with Female Homicides Dramatically on the Rise

A national study in Mexico is highlighting violence against women. The study highlight that violence against women is continual and that homicide against women is dramatically on the rise. continue reading »

LaTienda.com’s Campaign for Spain with Penelope Cruz and Annie Sibboney Raises over $50,000

LaTienda.com’s Campaign for Spain with Penelope Cruz and Annie Sibboney Raises over $50,000

In November 2012, LaTienda.com launched the Campaign for Spain to support the Spanish Federation of Food Banks (FESBAL). With Spain suffering through its worst social and economic crisis in at least a generation, and unemployment at over 25%, La continue reading »

Mexico Captures 81 Central American Migrants Enroute to U.S.

Mexico Captures 81 Central American Migrants Enroute to U.S.

Federal police intercepted 81 undocumented immigrants from Central America, the Mexican government said Tuesday. continue reading »

Cuban Prisoner Dies After Going on Hunger Strike, Family Said He Received No Medical Attention

Cuban Prisoner Dies After Going on Hunger Strike, Family Said He Received No Medical Attention

A Cuban exile organization and relatives of a prisoner who died after 38 days on hunger strike in a prison on the communist island on Tuesday blamed the Cuban government for his death. continue reading »

Deported Mexican Dad Regains Custody of Children After 2-Year Legal Battle

Deported Mexican Dad Regains Custody of Children After 2-Year Legal Battle

A North Carolina judge decided Tuesday to return custody of three children to Mexican citizen Felipe Bautista Montes after a two-year legal battle that included his deportation and subsequent return to this country, along with lengthy court proceedings. continue reading »

Brazilian Communist Protest Cuban Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez

Brazilian Communist Protest Cuban Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez

Cuban dissident Yoani Sanchez was received Monday with protests by a group of militant communists at the airport in the northeastern Brazilian city of Salvador. continue reading »

Actor Harrison Ford and Family Visit Rio’s Favelas

Actor Harrison Ford and Family Visit Rio’s Favelas

U.S. actor Harrison Ford visited the Babilonia "favela," or shantytown, in Rio de Janeiro to become more familiar with a housing program for families currently living in a nearby environmental preservation area. continue reading »