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Latinos in Need

June 2013 Archives

NYPD Sued: No Spanish-Speakers for Domestic Violence Victims

NYPD Sued: No Spanish-Speakers for Domestic Violence Victims

Five Latina women have brought a federal lawsuit against the New York Police Department for not providing Spanish-speakers when they were involved in domestic abuse situations. continue reading »

Retailing Giant Macy’s Found to be Discriminating Against Immigrant Employees

Retailing Giant Macy’s Found to be Discriminating Against Immigrant Employees

The Justice Department announced it has reached a settlement agreement with retailing giant Macy’s over charges it discriminated against its immigrant employees. continue reading »

Medical Mystery:  Chilean Girl Cries Tears of Blood (VIDEO)

Medical Mystery:  Chilean Girl Cries Tears of Blood (VIDEO)

Medical personnel in the town of Purranque, Chile have a medical mystery on their hands, one that is getting a lot of attention outside their region. continue reading »

Venezuelans Can’t find Cars to Buy

Venezuelans Can’t find Cars to Buy

Buying a car is little short of impossible in Venezuela, a country where a used vehicle is more expensive than a new one, with the drop in production blamed on lack of access to foreign currency and with the government trying to resolve the problem with a law that has sparked controversy before it has even been passed. continue reading »

Who Gets Kidnapped in Colombia and Why?

Who Gets Kidnapped in Colombia and Why?

At least 39,058 people were kidnapped over a period of 40 years in Colombia, or an average of nearly 1,000 cases per year, according to a report released Thursday in Bogota. continue reading »

Chicago’s Bloody Father’s Day Weekend: 7 Dead, 41 Shot – Youngest Victim Latino Teen

Chicago’s Bloody Father’s Day Weekend: 7 Dead, 41 Shot – Youngest Victim Latino Teen

Chicago had a bloody Father’s Day weekend with 7 dead and 41 shot including a Latino teen, who was the weekends youngest victim. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Free 275, Including Children Forced to Live & Work Inside Tomoato Packing Plant

Mexican Authorities Free 275, Including Children Forced to Live & Work Inside Tomoato Packing Plant

Police freed 275 people who were being forced to work at a tomato farm in San Gabriel, a city in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, prosecutors said. continue reading »

DOL Announes $9M for Career Training for Migrant Farmworkers

DOL Announes $9M for Career Training for Migrant Farmworkers

he U.S. Department of Labor today announced $9.1 million in grants to seven organizations through the National Farmworker Jobs Program to improve economic opportunities and combat chronic unemployment and underemployment for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families. continue reading »

Immigration Activist to be Deported after Returning from Mother’s Funeral in Mexico

Immigration Activist to be Deported after Returning from Mother’s Funeral in Mexico

An undocumented Colorado activist will be deported to Mexico after attending her mother's funeral there and then attempting to return to the United States, according to the community organization Rights for All People. continue reading »

Santa Monica Shooter Claims 5th Victim and 2nd Member of Close-Knit Latino Family

Santa Monica Shooter Claims 5th Victim and 2nd Member of Close-Knit Latino Family

The Santa Monica shooter, tentatively identified as John Zawahari, claimed a fifth victim and second member of the Navarro Franco family. Marcela Franco, 26, was traveling in an SUV with her father, Carlos Navarro Franco, 68, when Zawahari shot at their car. continue reading »