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Latino Mayoral Candidate Loses to Republican in San Diego

Latino Mayoral Candidate Loses to Republican in San Diego

Democrat David Alvarez saw his bid to become San Diego's first Latino mayor in the modern era thwarted by his Republican city council colleague Kevin Faulconer. continue reading »

Chicago Public Schools Scale Back on Number of Standardized Tests

Chicago Public Schools Scale Back on Number of Standardized Tests

Parents and community organizations have joined Chicago teachers in a campaign to reduce the number of standardized tests students have to take. continue reading »

63 Percent of Floridians Want Better Relations with Cuba

63 Percent of Floridians Want Better Relations with Cuba

Sixty-three percent of Floridians are in favor of normalizing U.S. ties with Cuba, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Atlantic Council, a think tank based in Washington. continue reading »

Texas Politicians Blocking Health Care for Workers

Texas Politicians Blocking Health Care for Workers

Millions of Texas workers have had no health insurance coverage or have struggled to keep it before the arrival of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or ‘Obamacare’. Workers with coverage have been progressively paying a larger share of their monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs for doctor visits, prescriptions, and hospitalization. continue reading »

Archaeologists Uncover Remains of 2,000 Year-Old Indian Village in Miami

Archaeologists Uncover Remains of 2,000 Year-Old Indian Village in Miami

Archaeologists working on a dig in downtown Miami have found the remains of a Tequesta Indian village that could date back 2,000 years, making it one of the most important pre-historic sites found in the United States, media reports said Tuesday. continue reading »

California Medical Pot Dispensary Owner Arrested for Selling Meth

California Medical Pot Dispensary Owner Arrested for Selling Meth

Clearly Adam Vega of California was not satisfied with the revenue model of running a legal pot dispensary. Vega, 30, was arrested by federal authorities on charges he illegally trafficked in meth and marijuana along with three other co-conspirators. continue reading »

UPDATE:  Pregnant, Brain Dead Woman Removed from Life Support

UPDATE:  Pregnant, Brain Dead Woman Removed from Life Support

A 33-year-old brain-dead pregnant woman was disconnected from life support Sunday by John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, in compliance with a court order upholding the wishes of the woman's family. continue reading »

HISPANIC STANDOUT: Mexican Immigrant Rights Pioneer Adelfa Callejo Dies at 90

HISPANIC STANDOUT: Mexican Immigrant Rights Pioneer Adelfa Callejo Dies at 90

Adelfa Botello Callejo, Dallas lawyer and immigrant rights pioneer, has died at the age of 90 according to the Dallas News. continue reading »

Generous Donors Make Cancer Patient’s Quinceañera Dreams Come True

Generous Donors Make Cancer Patient’s Quinceañera Dreams Come True

Thanks to a group of generous donors 15-year-old Frida Lagunas’ quineañera dreams have come true, this past Saturday. continue reading »

Latina Gubernatorial Hopeful Says Texas Could Set Example of Immigration

Latina Gubernatorial Hopeful Says Texas Could Set Example of Immigration

Texas needs its own immigration reform that will serve as an example for all the other states - that is the proposal of Republican Miriam Martinez, a Mexican-American who went from being a TV news anchor to try and become the first Latina governor in the history of the Lone Star state. continue reading »

Will Pro-Life Texas Let Brain-Dead, Pregnant Marlise Munoz Rest in Peace?

Will Pro-Life Texas Let Brain-Dead, Pregnant Marlise Munoz Rest in Peace?

A Texas judge has ordered Marlise Munoz, who is pregnant and brain-dead, off life support honoring the wishes of her long-suffering family. continue reading »

Mexico Deplores Citizen’s Execution in Texas

Mexico Deplores Citizen’s Execution in Texas

Mexico lamented Texas' execution of a Mexican national and called it a clear contravention of a 2004 world court decision that found U.S. authorities had violated international law by failing to inform foreign suspects of their right to consular assistance. continue reading »

New Mexico Gov Martinez Determined to Keep Pushing Repeal of Drivers Licenses

New Mexico Gov Martinez Determined to Keep Pushing Repeal of Drivers Licenses

The New Mexico legislative session begins today, and one of the issues on the agenda is, unfortunately, Governor Susana Martinez‘s ongoing push to repeal driver’s licenses for immigrants living in the state. continue reading »

Shootout Near U.S.-Mexico Border Leaves 4 Dead

Shootout Near U.S.-Mexico Border Leaves 4 Dead

Four people were killed in a shootout in Agua Prieta, a border city in northern Mexico, involving rival gangs, the Sonora state police said. continue reading »

Hispanics to Play Key Role in Arizona Elections

Hispanics to Play Key Role in Arizona Elections

The Hispanic vote could be decisive in this year's elections in Arizona, where voters will choose a new governor, attorney general and superintendent of education. continue reading »