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Fertilizer Plant Explosion Causes Immigration Setback for Hispanic Family

Fertilizer Plant Explosion Causes Immigration Setback for Hispanic Family

After April's deadly explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, the family of Sandra Villalobos has been adrift in the world, having lost her husband in the accident and with him the chance to have her family living together in the United States. continue reading »

REPORT:  More Latinos in California Finishing High School but Not Obtaining College Degrees

REPORT:  More Latinos in California Finishing High School but Not Obtaining College Degrees

A new study by ‘Campaign for College Opportunity’ highlights the bad news in California for the next generation of Latinos. While more California Latinos are getting their high school diploma they are not obtaining a college degree. continue reading »

Texas Leads In Number of Residents Eligible for Obamacare Tax Credits

Texas Leads In Number of Residents Eligible for Obamacare Tax Credits

Texas leads the nation in the number of residents eligible for tax credits to reduce the cost of buying health insurance on the new exchanges, according to an analysis released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation. continue reading »

Flights from Key West to Cuba Resume After 51 Years

Flights from Key West to Cuba Resume After 51 Years

Direct passenger flights between Key West and Cuba, suspended in 1962, will resume on Nov. 15, one of the charter companies flying the route confirmed to Efe. continue reading »

Shooting at LAX Leaves TSA Agent Dead

Shooting at LAX Leaves TSA Agent Dead

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration confirmed that one of its employees was killed in Friday's shooting at Los Angeles International Airport. continue reading »

New York Based Spanish-Language Daily to be Honored

New York Based Spanish-Language Daily to be Honored

El Diario/La Prensa, New York's only Spanish-language daily, has been selected to receive the Gabarron International Award 2013 for Lifetime Achievement, the Gabarron Foundation said Thursday. continue reading »

Fort Lauderdale Looks to Bring More LatAm Tourists to City

Fort Lauderdale Looks to Bring More LatAm Tourists to City

The southeastern Florida city of Fort Lauderdale plans to spend a record $6.5 million in 2014 on a tourism marketing plan seeking to attract customers from Latin America, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, or GFLCVB, said. continue reading »

Houston’s Mayoral Candidates Look to Sway Hispanic Vote

Houston’s Mayoral Candidates Look to Sway Hispanic Vote

The two main contenders in the Houston mayoral race hope that Hispanics, who make up 44 percent of the Texas city's population, will go to the polls and will be decisive in the Nov. 5 balloting. continue reading »

Senator Ted Cruz the Hispanic Candidate for President?

Senator Ted Cruz the Hispanic Candidate for President?

Senator Ted Cruz has become the darling of the Tea Party and other extreme right Republicans. He is seen as their potential presidential candidate. He is a superb orator and the big plus – he’s Hispanic. One needs to put a pan below the chin of the right wing members to catch the drool. continue reading »

Opinion: Government Not Tending to Issues Affecting Border States

Opinion: Government Not Tending to Issues Affecting Border States

Despite President Barack Obama's call on Congress to go forward with immigration reform, politicians in Texas say that Washington ignores the real problems facing border cities. continue reading »

New York Supreme Court to Rule over “Baby Hope” Case

New York Supreme Court to Rule over “Baby Hope” Case

The case of Anjelica Castillo, the 4-year-old Latino girl who was murdered in 1991, was sent Tuesday to the New York Supreme Court by Judge Lisa Sokoloff. continue reading »

Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez’ Baseball Programs in Hotwater in Hialeah

Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez’ Baseball Programs in Hotwater in Hialeah

Sports fields privatized and owned by El Duque charges kids to play baseball but taxpayers pay operating costs, company keeps 100 percent of profit continue reading »

REPORT:  Latino-Owned Businesses Contribute $100 Billion Annually to California Economy

REPORT:  Latino-Owned Businesses Contribute $100 Billion Annually to California Economy

Hispanic-owned businesses contribute more than 650,000 jobs and more than $100 billion annually to the California economy, which makes them fundamental to the prosperity of one of the nation's largest states. continue reading »

Latino Texas Politician Serves Seven Terms Under Alias Name

Latino Texas Politician Serves Seven Terms Under Alias Name

Ferdinand Frank Fischer III would be a great name for a Mexican monarchist trying to reclaim the crown of Emperor Maximilian, but it’s a lousy name for an ambitious American politician from a Latino district of San Antonio. continue reading »

1991 Cold Case:  “Baby Hope” Angelica Ramirez’ Alleged Killer is Cousin Says NYPD

1991 Cold Case:  “Baby Hope” Angelica Ramirez’ Alleged Killer is Cousin Says NYPD

A suspect in the murder of a young Hispanic girl in 1991, a case that has intrigued the authorities for more than 20 years, has been arrested, the New York Police Department said. continue reading »