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February 2012 Archives

Gloria Estefan - Hotel Nacional Official Music Video

Gloria Estefan - Hotel Nacional Official Music Video

Gloria Estefan's New HIT Video "Hotel Nacional" is a tribute to cult film favorites such as "Rocky Horror Picture" "The Birdcage" "Some Like It Hot continue reading »

The Arizona “Model”: Failed Immigration Policy, Successful Voter Mobilization

The Arizona “Model”: Failed Immigration Policy, Successful Voter Mobilization

In order to win over the most conservative, extremist voters in the Arizona Republican primary (which will be held Tuesday, February 28th), presidential candidate Mitt Romney called the state’s immigration policy a “model” for others to follow. continue reading »

Black Eyed Peas’  Jaime Gomez, aka Taboo Honored for Latino Advocacy

Black Eyed Peas’  Jaime Gomez, aka Taboo Honored for Latino Advocacy

The Black Eyed Peas' Jaime Gomez, known as Taboo, is the 2012 recipient of the National Hispanic Media Coalition's Outstanding Advocate for the Latino continue reading »

US Senators Warn Latin America on Iran Ties

US Senators Warn Latin America on Iran Ties

U.S. senators are warning Latin American nations against deepening financial and military ties with Iran, pledging heightened U.S. vigilance of Iranian continue reading »

Kelly Clarkson Sings Demi Lovato’s ‘Skyscraper’ (Video)

Kelly Clarkson Sings Demi Lovato’s ‘Skyscraper’ (Video)

Kelly Clarkson isn’t just an American Idol, she’s also Demi Lovato’s idol. The 29-year-old “Stronger’ singer, who is currently on tour, performed Demi’s hit from Unbroken, “Skyscraper.” Clarkson has allowed fans to pick a song for her to cover while she’s on her Stronger Tour. According to PopCrush she sang Cee Lo, Coldplay and Etta James so far on her tour, and when she hit the stage in Universal Studios Orlando, she belted out Demi’s “beautiful” tune. continue reading »

Number of Hispanics with College Degrees Soars 80 pct

Number of Hispanics with College Degrees Soars 80 pct

The number of U.S. Hispanics with a bachelor's degree or higher increased by 80 percent between 2001 and 2011, from 2.1 million to 3.8 million, the Census continue reading »

AntiSEC and Anonymous Hack Private Prison Corporation

AntiSEC and Anonymous Hack Private Prison Corporation

Antisec and Anonymous have hacked and defaced the website to private prison corporation GEO Group. This is one of the biggest money makers in the continue reading »

Nicaraguan Prison Inmates Hold Warden Hostage

Nicaraguan Prison Inmates Hold Warden Hostage

The warden of La Esperanza prison in northern Nicaragua was taken hostage Friday amid a brawl between two groups of inmates, Deputy Interior Minister Carlos Najar said. continue reading »

Viña del Mar Festival in Chile Gets a Taste of Marc Anthony’s Steamy Salsa Moves

Viña del Mar Festival in Chile Gets a Taste of Marc Anthony’s Steamy Salsa Moves

Marc Anthony spiced with salsa the second night of the Viña del Mar International Song Festival and set the evening on fire with a tremendous burst of Caribbean rhythms continue reading »

Activists say Border Patrol Staking out Arizona Hospitals

Activists say Border Patrol Staking out Arizona Hospitals

The Arizona Human Rights Coalition has asked for the cooperation of the immigrant community to report the presence of Border Patrol agents in hospitals. Kat Rodriguez, the spokesperson for the coalition, told Efe that they had seen an increase in complaints about the presence of Border Patrol agents in the emergency rooms and even maternity wards continue reading »

NFL Quarterback Ditches Fiancé Jenny Montes Just Hours before Walking Down the Aisle

NFL Quarterback Ditches Fiancé Jenny Montes Just Hours before Walking Down the Aisle

Jason Campbell, quarterback for the Oakland Raiders, cancels his Caribbean nuptials with fiancé Jenny Montes, hours before she walks down the aisle. continue reading »

Metal Pieces Possibly from Space Rocket Land in Northern Brazil

Metal Pieces Possibly from Space Rocket Land in Northern Brazil

An unidentified metal object that could have come from a space rocket caused a huge commotion when it fell to earth at a small town in northern Brazil, the press said Friday. continue reading »

Victor Cruz: Super Bowl Winner, New Dad, New Contract…New Book?

Victor Cruz: Super Bowl Winner, New Dad, New Contract…New Book?

The New York Giants’ salsa-dancing wide receiver has reportedly agreed to a book deal with The Penguin Group’s Celebra Books, which publishes books in both English and Spanish. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Found Guilty of Pushing Fashion Exec Onto Subway Tracks

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Found Guilty of Pushing Fashion Exec Onto Subway Tracks

In August 2010, Ute Linhart, a German fashion executive says she was pushed in front of a oncoming subway train in New York. The man shown in surveillance footage of the horrifying ord continue reading »

José Baez, Casey Anthony’s Attorney, Quits

José Baez, Casey Anthony’s Attorney, Quits

Jose Baez, officially withdrew from Casey Anthony’s legal team this week according to the Orange County Clerk of Courts website. As of today, no other attorney has replaced Baez. continue reading »