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Argentina’s Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo Awarded UNESCO’s Peace Prize

Argentina’s Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo Awarded UNESCO’s Peace Prize

The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, a non-governmental organization that has been working for over 30 years to locate the families of children kidnapped and “disappeared” during the military dictatorship in Argentina, is this year’s recipient of the United Nations cultural agency’s peace prize. continue reading »

Secretary of State Clinton’s Official Remarks After Meeting with Costa Rican Minister Rene Castro

Secretary of State Clinton’s Official Remarks After Meeting with Costa Rican Minister Rene Castro

it is a great pleasure for me to welcome Dr. Castro here today. I first met him when he was the incoming foreign minister, and he welcomed me to the Pathways for Prosperity Summit in San Jose. And it’s wonderful for me now to see you, Minister, here in Washington. continue reading »

Border Patrol Rescues 8 Illegal Aliens During San Diego’s Cold Snap, One Dies from Exposure

Border Patrol Rescues 8 Illegal Aliens During San Diego’s Cold Snap, One Dies from Exposure

A harsh winter storm hit east San Diego County, delivering freezing rain and up to four feet of snow in some areas. Border Patrol agents responded to the storm this past week and rendered life-saving assistance continue reading »

CRIME:  Little Village Ice Vendor Teen Killer Given 45 Year Prison Sentence

CRIME:  Little Village Ice Vendor Teen Killer Given 45 Year Prison Sentence

The teen killer of Manuel Villagomez of Little Village has been sentence to 45 years for killing the local ice cream vendor and father of four. continue reading »

USHLI Joins with 19 Latino Organizations in Opposition to Attacks on Collective Bargaining

USHLI Joins with 19 Latino Organizations in Opposition to Attacks on Collective Bargaining

The United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) joined with 19 national organizations in calling for all workers to unite against the efforts of governors and legislators to abolish collective bargaining while putting public safety at risk, disrupting the educational process, and punishing teachers for exercising their rights in opposing this approach to fiscal stability. continue reading »

Annual Pastoral Report Shows 23 Religious Personnel Killed in 2010, Majority in Latin America

Annual Pastoral Report Shows 23 Religious Personnel Killed in 2010, Majority in Latin America

In an annual list produced by Agenzia Fides, the pontifical mission society, 23 religious personnel were killed in 2010 the included one Bishop and 15 priests. continue reading »

Assistant Secretary of State Brownfield to Travel to Mexico to Discuss Judicial Reform in Country

Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) William R. Brownfield will travel to Mexico, March 7, 2011. continue reading »

Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Plans for 1,680-Mile Bike Path System

Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Plans for 1,680-Mile Bike Path System

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa likes to plan big and with a long-term view, case in point, his 1,680-mile bikeway system that will sextuplet the current bike paths and take 30 years to complete. continue reading »

Bruno Mars Releases Video for ‘Liquor Store Blues’ featuring Damian Marley (VIDEO)

Bruno Mars Releases Video for ‘Liquor Store Blues’ featuring Damian Marley (VIDEO)

Bruno Mars, a.k.a. Peter Hernandez, has just released a new video for his song “Liquor Store Blues” featuring a lot of reggae tones from Damian Marley. continue reading »

Jennifer Lopez #1 on iTunes with ‘One the Floor’ Edging Out Lady GaGa’s ‘Born This Way’ (VIDEO)

Jennifer Lopez #1 on iTunes with ‘One the Floor’ Edging Out Lady GaGa’s ‘Born This Way’ (VIDEO)

Our girl, Jennifer Lopez, from the Bronx knows how to make an entrance. Lopez’ single “On The Floor” has just reached the top iTunes spot after just being released on Friday. continue reading »

Bible is Translated into K’iché, Most Popular of Mayan Languages Spoken

Bible is Translated into K’iché, Most Popular of Mayan Languages Spoken

During the study of the post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini, Bishop Julio Cabrera, presented the recent publication of the Bible translated into K'iché, continue reading »

MISSING PERSON:  Hispanic Teen Missing from McKinley Park, Police Need Your Help to Locate

MISSING PERSON:  Hispanic Teen Missing from McKinley Park, Police Need Your Help to Locate

Marlen Pineda, 15 years-old, from the 3500 Block of South Winchester is missing as of yesterday and the Area One Chicago Police need your help in locating her. continue reading »

National GOP Group & Latino Caucus United Against Nebraska’s Anti-Immigrant Bills

National GOP Group & Latino Caucus United Against Nebraska’s Anti-Immigrant Bills

Somos Republicans, America’s largest Hispanic Republican organization, has joined forces with the Nebraska Democratic Latino Caucus in opposition to an Arizona-style enforcement bill for Nebraska (LB48) and in continue reading »

New Rooftop Garden Coming to Local Humboldt Park High School to Benefit Community

New Rooftop Garden Coming to Local Humboldt Park High School to Benefit Community

A new rooftop garden at the Dr. Pedro Albizue Campos High School is debuting and producing organic produce for use at the high school as well as benefiting the Humboldt Park community at large. continue reading »

Major Accident During Carnival in Brazil Leaves 26 Dead

Major Accident During Carnival in Brazil Leaves 26 Dead

A major accident occurred in Santa Catarina in Brazil during Carnival celebrations, when a truck crashed into a bus with Carnival passengers leaving half of them dead. continue reading »