Latino State News

Carlos Santana Tells Georgia and Arizona ‘Stop Shucking and Jiving’ about Immigration

Carlos Santana Tells Georgia and Arizona ‘Stop Shucking and Jiving’ about Immigration

Guitar virtuoso Carlos Santana had a few things to say at the Atlanta Braves "Civil Rights" Game in Georgia, held only two days after the state passed a bill, allowing law enforcement to demand continue reading »

DOJ Settles with Arizona on Allegations of Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination

DOJ Settles with Arizona on Allegations of Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination

The Justice Department today reached a settlement agreement with the Maricopa County Community College District in Arizona, resolving allegations that the district engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against non-citizens in the hiring and employment-eligibility verification process continue reading »

Equality Illinois Launches Spanish Language Outreach

Equality Illinois, the state's largest organization advocating for full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals ("LGBT"), has announced the launch of a comprehensive Spanish-language outreach program focusing on the Latino community. continue reading »

The Machista Threat to Latino Males

When I tell Latinas that I plan on publishing a book on the conditions related to being a Latino male in today’s American society, I’m invariably asked, “why don’t you just do it on Latinos in general?” And when I try to explain continue reading »

Gingrich Clarifies (Confuses) His Position on America’s Undocumented

Gingrich Clarifies (Confuses) His Position on America’s Undocumented

Newt Gingrich told a Univision interviewer that he believes a "citizen board" could be a better way to deal with the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. continue reading »

Hispanic Leadership in NY Urging Governor to Withdraw from Secure Communities

Hispanic Leadership in NY Urging Governor to Withdraw from Secure Communities

Congressman José E. Serrano and Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez, both of New York, wrote New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, urging that the state withdraw from the federal ‘Secure Communities’ program. continue reading »

NARCO BLOG: Parents Play “Execution” with Children in Park

NARCO BLOG: Parents Play “Execution” with Children in Park

It was Holy Thursday in the Federal District, normally a city that lives in chaos; it is a hurried, busy, noisy town. This day is much quieter, ideal for relaxing, going to the park and playing with the children. continue reading »

Chicago’s New Mayor, Rahm Emanuel: Chicago Is Ready For Change

Chicago’s New Mayor, Rahm Emanuel: Chicago Is Ready For Change

Monday morning, Rahm Emanuel, Chicago's new mayor, gave his inaugural address. Below are excerpts from the morning's speech. Honored guests, Mr. Vice President, continue reading »

Cristina to Launch the ‘Cristina Channel’ on Sirius XM Radio

Cristina to Launch the ‘Cristina Channel’ on Sirius XM Radio

National Latino Broadcasting, LLC. (NLB) announced today that it has signed talk show icon Cristina Saralegui to an exclusive contract, and plans to launch the Cristina Channel in the fall as part of their multi-channel deal with Sirius XM Radio. continue reading »

Spanish-Language Networks to See a Large Part Advertising Dollars This Year

Spanish-Language Networks to See a Large Part Advertising Dollars This Year

As the major television networks – known as the Big Five – except to receive a record-breaking $9.5 billion at the “upfront market” this year, fast-growing Spanish-language broadcasters like Univision and Telemundo are expecting to take a big chunk of that money. continue reading »

REPORT: Migrants and Minorities Continue to be Discriminated at Work

REPORT: Migrants and Minorities Continue to be Discriminated at Work

Migrant workers and minorities are among groups that continue to face discrimination in the labour market as a result of the global economic crisis, despite positive advances in anti-discrimination laws, the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) said in a report unveiled today. continue reading »

Latin America Unites in Song for Gustavo Cerati, 1 Yr After He Collapses in Coma

Latin America Unites in Song for Gustavo Cerati, 1 Yr After He Collapses in Coma

It has been a year since the exceptional Argentine singer and guitarist Gustavo Cerati sung his last show, in Venezuela. continue reading »

Faces of the DREAM Act: Undocumented Wins Student Senate Seat

Faces of the DREAM Act: Undocumented Wins Student Senate Seat

Born in Seoul, South Korea in 1989, Ju Hong came to the U.S. when he was 11. He is now an elected member of the University of California-Berkeley’s student senate. He’s extensively involved with campus activism, and plans to attend law school. There’s just one problem. Ju is undocumented. continue reading »

Costa Rica to Spent $132 Million to Address Its at Risk-Youth

Costa Rica to Spent $132 Million to Address Its at Risk-Youth

Costa Rica will support children and youth at risk for criminal activities, rehabilitate people in conflict with the law, and strengthen the institutional capacity continue reading »

Latin American Filmmaking on the Rise

Latin American Filmmaking on the Rise

New talent, tax incentives, strong local box offices and multi-country collaborations are among the reasons for the current boom in Latin American cinema. continue reading »