Latino State News

Plight of Women in Mexican Prisons

Plight of Women in Mexican Prisons

According to the Department of Public Safety of Oaxaca, one of the poorest States in Mexico, women account for 6% of the prison population in the Country. If the women's prison is not available in the jurisdiction in which they were indicted, women are sent to the female area of one of the 14 State prisons. continue reading »

26th Street Mexican Independence Day Parade 2011

Chicago's Hispanic community will celebrate Mexico's independence from Spain--and South-of-the-Border culture--at the 22nd annual Festival de La Vilita (Little Village Festival) at 2600 S. Kostner in the Little Village neighborhood. continue reading »

U.S. Groups Monitoring Cuba’s Plans to Retreive Billions of Barrels of Oil

U.S. Groups Monitoring Cuba’s Plans to Retreive Billions of Barrels of Oil

Cuba sent a large oil rig en route off its northern coast in search of what it believes to be billions of gallons of oil underneath the ocean floor, but after the BP oil spill, U.S. environmental groups have been quick to investigate the country’s oil exploration plans. continue reading »

Illegal Immigrants Continue Using Water Scooters To Jump The Border

Illegal Immigrants Continue Using Water Scooters To Jump The Border

A group of illegal immigrants attempting to enter the US from Mexico illegally via water, were tracked down by the U.S. Coast Guard, who were able to arrest one man, while another drowned south of San Diego. continue reading »

Vogue Magazine’s “Fashion’s Night Out” Goes to México! (VIDEO)

Vogue Magazine’s “Fashion’s Night Out” Goes to México! (VIDEO)

Fashion will surely take over México on September 8, when Vogue brings its third “Fashion’s Night Out” south of the border for the first time. continue reading »

UN Wants Uruguay Investigated for Alleged Sexual Misconduct in Haiti

UN Wants Uruguay Investigated for Alleged Sexual Misconduct in Haiti

The United Nations said today that Uruguay should conduct a full and thorough investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by its military personnel serving with the world body’s peacekeeping mission in Haiti. continue reading »

More Convictions for Immigration Offenses Result in Hispanics Being the Majority in Federal Prisons

More Convictions for Immigration Offenses Result in Hispanics Being the Majority in Federal Prisons

A new government report shows Latinos have reached a new milestone, albeit a negative one, making up the majority of people being sent to federal prison for committing a felony. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Man In Mexico Imprisons Teenage Girls, Has 5 Children With Them

LATINO BLOTTER: Man In Mexico Imprisons Teenage Girls, Has 5 Children With Them

In Mexico City Tuesday, a man was arrested for abusing teenage girls he kept imprisoned for seven years, fathering five children with them, before killing one of the girls and a 3-month-old baby they conceived. continue reading »

Watch Selena Gómez Flirt With Kids, Share With Fans And Promote her Clothes Line (VIDEO)

Watch Selena Gómez Flirt With Kids, Share With Fans And Promote her Clothes Line (VIDEO)

Take a look at the new promotional video for Selena Gomez's "Dream Out Loud" collection, selling out fast at K-Mart! continue reading »

Number of Immigrant Arrests Set to Hit 40-Year Low

Number of Immigrant Arrests Set to Hit 40-Year Low

According to Border Patrol statistics, the rate of immigrant arrests is on it’s way to dropping to a 40-year low. Only one month remains in Border Patrol’s 2011 fiscal year, and with just under 305,000 continue reading »

Latino Immigrant Children More Likely to Go Hungry

Latino Immigrant Children More Likely to Go Hungry

Nearly one in five children in the United States lives in a family that struggles to put food on the table, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. continue reading »

Gisele Bundchen Launches a Campaign to Support Amazon Rainforest in her Native Brazil(VIDEO)

Gisele Bundchen Launches a Campaign to Support Amazon Rainforest in her Native Brazil(VIDEO)

The Brazilian model, along with the United Nations for the Environment Program has launched a campaign to support the preservation of the Amazon Rainforest. continue reading »

Latinos Maybe Losing Up to $1 Million Because of Fraudulent Prepaid Calling Cards

Latinos Maybe Losing Up to $1 Million Because of Fraudulent Prepaid Calling Cards

Consider the following facts: Latinos may be losing up to $1 million per day because of fraudulent prepaid calling cards. The average calling card only delivers 60% of the minutes advertised. The cost-per-minute rates for prepaid phone cards can be up to 87% higher than expected. continue reading »

Shakira Introduces Her new Perfume “S Eau Florale,” Oh, La-la!

Shakira Introduces Her new Perfume “S Eau Florale,” Oh, La-la!

Softer and more feminine than her past two scents—“Amuleto” and “S by Shakira,” Shakira’s new fragrance aims to become a best seller. continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrants Receive $4.2 Billion in Tax Credits

Undocumented Immigrants Receive $4.2 Billion in Tax Credits

An audit of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has revealed that undocumented immigrants were able to collect $4.2 billion in refundable tax credits from 2010, due to possession of taxpayer identification numbers. continue reading »