Latino State News

More Than 200 Migrants Drown off Italian Coast Fleeing Global Unrest

More Than 200 Migrants Drown off Italian Coast Fleeing Global Unrest

The head of the United Nations refugee agency expressed deep shock today at the apparent drowning of more than 200 migrants attempting to make their way to Italy from conflict and unrest in North Africa. continue reading »

Kate Del Castillo and Rico Rodriguez to be Honored by St. Jude’s Hospital

Kate Del Castillo and Rico Rodriguez to be Honored by St. Jude’s Hospital

Kate del Castillo, from the Telemundo show "La Reina del Sur" and Rico Rodriguez, from the Emmy award-winning show "Modern Family," will be honored at the 2nd Annual St. Jude 'Estrellas por la Vida' (Stars for Life) gala on April 15, 2011, continue reading »

Google Voice Search Now Available in Latin American Spanish Thanks to Crowdsourcing

Google Voice Search Now Available in Latin American Spanish Thanks to Crowdsourcing

Google has announced that its Voice Search product is now available in Indonesian, Malaysian, and Latin American Spanish, and it credits local users taking part in crowdsourcing for the new language availability. continue reading »

Chile Seeks to Become A Leader in Scientific Research in Antarctica

Chile Seeks to Become A Leader in Scientific Research in Antarctica

With its strategic position as one of the few pathways into Antarctica, Chilean scientists are developing well over 30 different new research projects in the cold, southern depths of the planet. continue reading »

MBDA Awards $7.8 Million in Grants to Help Grow Minority Businesses

MBDA Awards $7.8 Million in Grants to Help Grow Minority Businesses

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced $7.8 million in funding for 27 MBDA Business Centers (MBC)located across the country to boost continue reading »

Activists Want Outside Investigation of Disappearances Linked to Top Police Official in Juarez

Activists Want Outside Investigation of Disappearances Linked to Top Police Official in Juarez

Mere weeks into his job, Lt. Col. Julian Leyzaola is being accused of human rights violations, much like those he faced as a Tijuana law enforcement official. Monday, human rights activists demanded that Ciudad Juarez’s secretary of public security be investigated continue reading »

STUDY: Is Coming to America Unhealthy for Mexican Immigrants?

STUDY: Is Coming to America Unhealthy for Mexican Immigrants?

Young adult Mexican migrants in the United States are much more likely to suffer depression and anxiety disorders than family members of migrants who remain in Mexico, a new study finds. continue reading »

WATCH Selena Gomez’s Performance of “Who Says” in Dancing With The Stars (VIDEO)

WATCH Selena Gomez’s Performance of “Who Says” in Dancing With The Stars (VIDEO)

The young singer graced the set of Dancing With the Stars during their results show, and performed her latest single "Who Says" continue reading »

U.S. Border Patrol Spends $1 Million on Videogame in the Name of Border Security

U.S. Border Patrol Spends $1 Million on Videogame in the Name of Border Security

The U.S. Border Patrol has reportedly spent “in the ballpark of $10 million” on data management and development of a videogame that simulates the job of a border patrol agents. It is estimated that the border simulator 'game' compromised $1 million of the total project cost. continue reading »

Like It To Smell It: De La Renta’s New Perfume Launched Via Facebook

Like It To Smell It: De La Renta’s New Perfume Launched Via Facebook

Dominican designer Oscar de la Renta has embraced the world of social media by releasing his first fragrance in a decade, through Facebook. continue reading »

U.S.-Colombia Trade Pact Moving Forward with New Labor Rules for Colombia

U.S.-Colombia Trade Pact Moving Forward with New Labor Rules for Colombia

President Obama is committed to pursuing an ambitious trade agenda with Colombia that will help grow the economy and support good jobs for U.S. workers by opening new markets. continue reading »

MALC Suing Texas Over Redistricting and “Undercount of Latinos” in 2010 Census

MALC Suing Texas Over Redistricting and “Undercount of Latinos” in 2010 Census

In Texas’ Hidalgo County, the Mexican American Legislative Caucus filed a lawsuit against Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov David Dewhurst and House Speaker Joe Straus. The lawsuit claims that “the population being used for the State’s 2011 redistricting efforts severely undercounts Latinos.” continue reading »

Belgian Artist ROA Brings his Wild Creatures to Mexico

Belgian Artist ROA Brings his Wild Creatures to Mexico

The graffiti artist, famous for his incredible and huge depictions of less than cuddly animals in less than trendy spaces, brings his work to Mexico. continue reading »

STUDY: Latin America to See Largest Increase in the Number of/Demand for TVs

STUDY: Latin America to See Largest Increase in the Number of/Demand for TVs

A research firm is predicting that Latin America will be the fastest-growing market for new televisions between now and 2015. IMS Research predicts that along with the increase in TV purchases continue reading »

NHMC and GLAAD Decry José Luis Sin Censura’s Disregard to Community Outcry

NHMC and GLAAD Decry José Luis Sin Censura’s Disregard to Community Outcry

Today, more than 30 organizations sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski, urging him to swiftly act on the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) and the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's ( continue reading »