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March 2013 Archives

NHMC: Hollywood Needs More Minority TV Writers

NHMC: Hollywood Needs More Minority TV Writers

The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) commends the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) on the release of its 2013 TV Staffing Brief. continue reading »

Hispanics of NASA Tell Youth: Follow Your Dreams

Hispanics of NASA Tell Youth: Follow Your Dreams

NASA's Michela Muñoz Fernandez and Erika Podest urged young people to pursue their dreams, however difficult they might seem, since it was their own persistence that won them careers in the space agency. continue reading »

Spain’s Ferrer Beats Haas, Advances to 1st Miami Final

Spain’s Ferrer Beats Haas, Advances to 1st Miami Final

Spain's David Ferrer rallied from a set down to overcome fellow ATP Tour veteran Tommy Haas 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Friday afternoon and book a spot in the final of the Sony Open in Miami. continue reading »

Lawmakers Fighting Over Guest-Workers Portion of Immigration Bill

Lawmakers Fighting Over Guest-Workers Portion of Immigration Bill

Differences over the size and details of a guest-worker program are the major obstacle to a bipartisan accord on immigration reform, The Washington Post reported. Republicans, allied with the business community, want to see up to 400,000 visas a year issued to foreigners willing to fill mainly low-paying positions. continue reading »

Can You Fall in Love With Someone Through Online Dating?

Can You Fall in Love With Someone Through Online Dating?

The Internet has changed the world in a number of ways; not only are people able to access unlimited resources of knowledge in a manner of seconds, but they are also able to connect wit continue reading »

Study Shows Smartphones Are Our Best Friends

Study Shows Smartphones Are Our Best Friends

What do you use your Smartphone for these days? Chances are, you don't use it to just make a phone call. According to AFP, Smartphone users use their ‘portable computers’ for messaging, web browsing and Facebook. A study conducted by IDC revealed how people actually use their mobile phones. continue reading »

7 Gunned Down in Northern Mexico

7 Gunned Down in Northern Mexico

Seven people were fatally shot early Friday at a bar in the northern Mexican city of Chihuahua, authorities said. The rifle-toting assailant entered the Mogavi bar in the wee hours and began shooting indiscriminately, a source in the Chihuahua police department told Efe. continue reading »

Chilean Youths Battle Police at Activist Remembrance Day

Chilean Youths Battle Police at Activist Remembrance Day

Groups of youths in this capital and other Chilean cities battled with police early Friday on the annual Day of the Young Combatant, which commemorates the killing of two activists by the 1973-1990 Pinochet regime. continue reading »

Chilean Miners Protest Co-worker’s Death, Halting Production

Chilean Miners Protest Co-worker’s Death, Halting Production

A group of workers have barred access to Chilean state copper giant Codelco's Radomiro Tomic mine to protest a machinist's death five days ago, an incident the company says was "accidental." continue reading »

DREAMers Call On Senators Schumer, Rubio to Condem Racist Comment

DREAMers Call On Senators Schumer, Rubio to Condem Racist Comment

The DREAM Action Coalition is urging New York Senator Chuck Schumer and Florida Senator Marco Rubio to publicly condemn Rep. Young’s insensible and insulting remarks of calling Latino workers “wetbacks.” continue reading »

Obama’s Plans to Rebuild America Begin With Job Creation in Miami

Obama’s Plans to Rebuild America Begin With Job Creation in Miami

President Barack Obama announced here Friday a public-private program of infrastructure to "rebuild" the United States and create jobs. continue reading »

Good Friday Traditions Fill Spanish Streets

Good Friday Traditions Fill Spanish Streets

Strict religion mixes with art and cultural traditions in the streets of Spain on Good Friday, with thousands of faithful Catholics flocking to processions while just as many are continue reading »

Tips to Expedite Border Crossing this Easter

Tips to Expedite Border Crossing this Easter

In an effort to provide the best possible service to the traveling public, CBP officials are proactively reminding members of the traveling public that there are a number of steps they can employ to cross the border as quickly and safely as possible continue reading »

Will Tom Cruise Film “Mission: Impossible 5” in Brazil? Rio Hopes So

Will Tom Cruise Film “Mission: Impossible 5” in Brazil? Rio Hopes So

Officials in Rio de Janeiro urged Tom Cruise, now in Brazil to promote his latest film, to shoot the fifth installment of the "Mission:Impossible" here in the "Marvelous City." continue reading »

Hispanic Health: Undocumented Hispanic HIV Patients Not Likely to Seek Treatment

Hispanic Health: Undocumented Hispanic HIV Patients Not Likely to Seek Treatment

In a study of HIV-infected patients at Harris Health System’s Thomas Street Health Center, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center found that undocumented Hispanic patients were likely to seek treatment at a more advanced stage of HIV than other patients. They also found that once these patients entered care, their outcomes were the same or even better than other patients. continue reading »