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August 2013 Archives

Chilean Band Astro Playing at Lollapalooza 2013 this Weekend

Chilean Band Astro Playing at Lollapalooza 2013 this Weekend

Today, Chicago's Lollapalooza 2013 began and taking the stage is Chile's Astro. Astro will be taking the Red Bill Sound Select stage on Sunday August 4, at 12:45 PM, so if you have a pass be sure to check them out. continue reading »

Hispanic Achievers License Plate Available in Florida

Hispanic Achievers License Plate Available in Florida

National Hispanic Corporate Achievers, a Not-For-Profit Organization, is the founder of the first Hispanic License Plate in the US. Proceeds from the plate sales will benefit community services and scholarships throughout Florida. continue reading »

Mexican Chefs’ Sandwich Weighing 1,650 Pounds Sets LatAm Record

Mexican Chefs’ Sandwich Weighing 1,650 Pounds Sets LatAm Record

Mexican chefs needed only 3 minutes and 58 seconds to prepare a sandwich measuring 58 meters (190 ft.) in length and weighing 750 kilos (1,652 lbs.), setting a new Latin American record in the process. continue reading »

Honduras Opens Mayan Fortress to Public

Honduras Opens Mayan Fortress to Public

An archaeological site, which experts say was a Mayan fortress in the Copan Ruins sector of western Honduras, is open to the public now that its restoration has been completed. continue reading »

Penelope Cruz Directs Racy Lingerie Commercial (VIDEO)

Penelope Cruz Directs Racy Lingerie Commercial (VIDEO)

Spanish actress Penelope Cruz is the director of an advertising video for a line of lingerie that features her husband, actor Javier Bardem, playing a laborer. continue reading »

Argentina Del Potro Advances to Citi Open Qtrs After 2 Wins

Argentina Del Potro Advances to Citi Open Qtrs After 2 Wins

Argentine Juan Martin del Potro was forced to do double duty at the Citi Open in Washington, coming through with a pair of victories to advance to the quarterfinals of that hard-court event. continue reading »

Spain’s Unemployment Rate Continues to Tick Downward

Spain’s Unemployment Rate Continues to Tick Downward

The number of officially registered job seekers in Spain fell in July by 64,866 people to a total of 4,698,814, the Employment and Social Security Ministry said Friday. continue reading »

Protesters Demanding Immigration Reform Arrested Near U.S. Capital

Protesters Demanding Immigration Reform Arrested Near U.S. Capital

About 60 activists from the immigrant community were arrested Thursday in protests in front of the U.S. Congress demanding approval of a comprehensive immigration reform package that would legalize the country's 11 million undocumented migrants. continue reading »

U.S. Latinas Changing America’s Consumption Landscape

U.S. Latinas Changing America’s Consumption Landscape

Women are the key factor in the buying power of the Hispanic population, integrating the Latino and American cultures into their decisions, according to a study released Thursday by Nielsen. continue reading »

Pele Believes Neymar Could Surpass Messi, Ronaldo

Pele Believes Neymar Could Surpass Messi, Ronaldo

Brazilian soccer legend Pele says he believes his 21-year-old countryman Neymar will eventually become a greater player than either Argentine four-time world player of the year Lionel Messi or Portuguese international and Real Madrid standout Cristiano Ronaldo. continue reading »

Remittances to Mexico Down 9.1 Percent

Remittances to Mexico Down 9.1 Percent

Remittances sent by Mexicans living abroad fell 9.1 percent to $5.88 billion in the second quarter, compared to the same period in 2012, the Bank of Mexico said Thursday. continue reading »

Resolution Supporting Democracy in Venezuela Introduced by Group of U.S. Senators

Resolution Supporting Democracy in Venezuela Introduced by Group of U.S. Senators

As a result of the narrow election win of current Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and the silencing of political opposition a group of U.S. Senators introduced a resolution supporting democracy in the country. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Governor Padilla Says to Congress: Statehood Option Didn’t Get Enough Votes

Puerto Rico Governor Padilla Says to Congress: Statehood Option Didn’t Get Enough Votes

Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla emphasized Thursday before a U.S. Senate panel the failure of the statehood option in last November's plebiscite on the island. continue reading »

Immigration Reform Could Lead to Surge of Adult Learners

Immigration Reform Could Lead to Surge of Adult Learners

Teachers at California's adult schools expressed their concern over the requirement to learn English included in the immigration reform package approved in the Senate, given that it would increase the number of students at institutions that are already suffering from budget cuts. continue reading »

STUDY:  Latinos and Blacks More Optimistic About U.S. Economy, Their Future

A recent study by The Associated Press and the Center for Public Affairs Research has found that Latinos and African-Americans are more optimistic about the U.S. economy and their own personal economic future. continue reading »