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October 2013 Archives

FINALLY:  House Democrats Introduce Comprehensive Immigration Bill

FINALLY:  House Democrats Introduce Comprehensive Immigration Bill

Today several Congressional Democrats gave a lifeline to immigration reform when they introduced a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the House. The proposed legislation, H.R. 15, is based on the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan immigration bill that includes a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

Ex-Police Chief Sentenced to 16 Years for Stealing Cocaine in Guatemala

Ex-Police Chief Sentenced to 16 Years for Stealing Cocaine in Guatemala

A former director of Guatemala's PNC national police force was sentenced to 16 years behind bars after being found guilty of stealing at least 350 kilos of cocaine, the judiciary said Tuesday. continue reading »

Government Shutdown Closes Tourist Destinations in Puerto Rico

Government Shutdown Closes Tourist Destinations in Puerto Rico

The partial U.S. government shutdown, which went into effect at midnight on Oct. 1, has paralyzed activity in various offices and facilities in Puerto Rico, including national parks and monuments. continue reading »

Comic and TV Star George Lopez Inks Deal with Televisa-Lionsgate

Comic and TV Star George Lopez Inks Deal with Televisa-Lionsgate

Mexican-American comic and TV star George Lopez has just inked a deal with Pantelion Films, that is owned by Lionsgate and Mexico’s Televisa. continue reading »

Top 5 Ways New York Paid Tribute to NY Yankee Mariano Rivera

Top 5 Ways New York Paid Tribute to NY Yankee Mariano Rivera

Following 19 seasons in the Major Leagues with the New York Yankees, the thirteen time All-Star player Mariano Rivera has retired. Serving as the Yankees' closer for seventeen seasons, is the current record holder for the all-time most saves. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Hispanic American Facts

INFOGRAPHIC: Hispanic American Facts

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated every year from the September 15 to October 15. The U.S. Census Bureau released a "Facts for Features" celebrating the culture and traditions of those whose origins are rooted in Spain, Central America, and South America. continue reading »

Internet Best Way to Reach Latin American Audiences

Internet Best Way to Reach Latin American Audiences

Looking at the response rates and engagement for digital ads in Latin America confirms the growth and importance of digital as the medium of choice to engage audiences in the region. continue reading »

SURVEY:  Latino’s Shifting Religious Affiliations

SURVEY:  Latino’s Shifting Religious Affiliations

A recent survey by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) showed the shifting religious identifies of Latinos and Hispanics. continue reading »

Inspiring Blind Mexican Motivates Fellow Disabled Immigrants

Inspiring Blind Mexican Motivates Fellow Disabled Immigrants

Mexican-born Horacio Esparza says his activism on behalf of the disabled began the day after he went blind at age 7 and from then on struggled to have his family treat him the same way his 10 siblings were treated. continue reading »

STUDY:  Hispanic Adult Millennials Marrying Later & Still Speaking Spanish

STUDY:  Hispanic Adult Millennials Marrying Later & Still Speaking Spanish

According to a new study by Tr3s Hispanic Adult Millennials are trusting fewer people, marrying later in life and still speaking Spanish, which are all influencing factors as to how they are living their lives. continue reading »

Experts Fear U.S. Latino Youth Are Losing Bilingual Heritage

Experts Fear U.S. Latino Youth Are Losing Bilingual Heritage

With 53 million Hispanics living in the United States, Spanish is the second-most-important language in the country and the growth of the Latino population will continue fostering its use as part of the national culture, politics and economy. continue reading »

Master Spy Writer Tom Clancy Dead at Age 66

Master Spy Writer Tom Clancy Dead at Age 66

Sad news for the legions of Tom Clancy fans, the New York Times is reporting the author has died at age 66. continue reading »

Honduran Police Discover 3 Charred Bodies in Vehicle

Honduran Police Discover 3 Charred Bodies in Vehicle

The charred bodies of two men and a woman were discovered Monday inside a vehicle in the Honduran capital, a police spokesman said. The bodies had their hands bound and each bore "several machete wounds," he said, adding that the car was found abandoned near the Nacional soccer stadium. continue reading »

Thieves Steal Tech Products Worth $800,000 from Brazilian Airport

Thieves Steal Tech Products Worth $800,000 from Brazilian Airport

A group of thieves made off with tech products valued at 1.8 million reais ($800,000) from the storage area at Brazil's busiest airport, police said Monday. continue reading »

New Coral Species Discovered in Panama

New Coral Species Discovered in Panama

A new species of coral has been discovered growing in the depths of the sea near Coiba Island in the Panamanian Pacific, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, or STRI, said. continue reading »