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Campaign Looks to Preserve Latino Culture With Help From Linda Ronstadt and Latino Youth (VIDEO)

Campaign Looks to Preserve Latino Culture With Help From Linda Ronstadt and Latino Youth (VIDEO)

Linda Ronstadt and other celebrities are lending their names, faces, and support to a new campaign intended to engage Latino youth in their culture and history by way of creative expression. continue reading »

RESEARCH: Parent’s Limited English Tends to Prolong their Child’s Hospital Stay

RESEARCH: Parent’s Limited English Tends to Prolong their Child’s Hospital Stay

Children have longer hospital stays if their parents or other main caregivers have poor English language skills, a U.S. study finds. The research, published in the May issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, included almost 1,300 children admitted to a children's hospital in the Midwest for treatment of infections requiring long-term antibiotics. continue reading »

U.S. Catholic Bishops Launch Major-Spanish Media Initiative in Support of Traditional Marriage

U.S. Catholic Bishops Launch Major-Spanish Media Initiative in Support of Traditional Marriage

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced the launch of a major Spanish-language media initiative in support of marriage and the family. continue reading »

Hispanic Bar Association Leaders Nominated to the Federal Bench

Hispanic Bar Association Leaders Nominated to the Federal Bench

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) commends President Barack H. Obama for his nomination yesterday afternoon of The Honorable Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California continue reading »

Latina Victims of Domestic Violence More Likely to Experience Postpartum Depression

Latina Victims of Domestic Violence More Likely to Experience Postpartum Depression

Latinas who endure violence at the hands of a partner during or within a year of pregnancy are five times more likely to suffer postpartum depression than women who have not experienced such violence, according to a new study by researchers at the UCLA Center for Culture, Trauma and Mental Health Disparities. continue reading »

Mayor Daley Hosting Open House at City Hall

Mayor Daley and his wife, Maggie are hosting an open house in his last days in office. The Open House will be held at City Hall in the Mayor's Office at 121 North LaSalle Street. continue reading »

Illinois Senate Passes their own version of The Dream Act..On to the House Now

Illinois Senate Passes their own version of The Dream Act..On to the House Now

This week , the Illinois Senate passed the Illinois Dream Act with an overwhelming 45-11 bipartisan vote- with 11 GOP Senators voting in favor of the bill. continue reading »

Numerous Properties in Latin America and Spain Being Considered for UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Numerous Properties in Latin America and Spain Being Considered for UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Remarkable natural and cultural properties from 40 countries will be considered for inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during the meeting of the World Heritage Committee in Paris (June 19 – 29). continue reading »

Dominican Republic Set to Expand Lending to Corporate Sector

Dominican Republic Set to Expand Lending to Corporate Sector

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Banco BHD of the Dominican Republic signed the contracts for $17.5 million financing facility that will strengthen Banco BHD’s capital to further expand its long-term lending to the corporate sector, including small continue reading »

Chicago Has Already Reached 100 Homicides in 2011

Chicago has now surpassed 100 homicides for 2011. The 100th murder victim was reportedly a 25-year-old man who was fatally shot on April 27th. The shooting took place on the 3900 block on West Thomas Street in Humboldt Park. continue reading »

Europes Largest Bank, Santander, Suspends Funding of Controversial Brazil Dam

Europes Largest Bank, Santander, Suspends Funding of Controversial Brazil Dam

Europe’s largest bank, Santander, has suspended its funding for Brazil’s hugely controversial Santo Antonio dam, citing environmental and social concerns. continue reading »

Mayor Daley at Final City Council Meeting: “I Love Chicago More Than You Can Imagine”

Mayor Daley at Final City Council Meeting: “I Love Chicago More Than You Can Imagine”

Thursday, Chicago’s Mayor Daley presided over his last City Council meeting. The emotional farewell had the mayor he “loved every minute” of his public service job. continue reading »

Sen. Menendez Introduces Bill to Recognize Importance of Cinco de Mayo

Sen. Menendez Introduces Bill to Recognize Importance of Cinco de Mayo

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced bipartisan legislation to recognize the significance of the date May 5, 1862, when the Battle of Puebla was fought by Mexicans continue reading »

New Mexico Student Paper Apologizing for “Racist” Obama Cartoon

New Mexico Student Paper Apologizing for “Racist” Obama Cartoon

Wednesday, the editor of a student newspaper at the University of New Mexico apologized for what some students are calling a lack of discretion. The apology from the editor-in-chief of the Daily Lobo, Chris Quintana, continue reading »

Latinos Likely to Reach for Bud Light, Not Corona This Cinco de Mayo

Latinos Likely to Reach for Bud Light, Not Corona This Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, the relatively minor holiday in Mexico, has grown to be a big celebration for those in the United States. And as Arizona party-goers head to the liquor store to buy beer, continue reading »