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Businesses Struggling after Immigration Audits Cost them Workers, No One Willing to do the Work

Businesses Struggling after Immigration Audits Cost them Workers, No One Willing to do the Work

Though some are praising the immigration audits of businesses that are suspected of hiring undocumented workers, business owners are not so happy. Businesses that had previously employed undocumented work continue reading »

MEET iPop: Chilean Band that Uses iPads as Instruments (VIDEO)

MEET iPop: Chilean Band that Uses iPads as Instruments (VIDEO)

The five piece band made their debut at the launch of iPad 2 in Chile, only a week after learning how to “play” the iPad! continue reading »

Skype Was Key to Deported Parents Getting Their Children Back

Skype Was Key to Deported Parents Getting Their Children Back

When Alfonso Mejia and Margarita Almaraz were deported from the U.S. and sent back to Mexico, their children, remained in America. The couple feared they may never be able to see their children aga continue reading »

Siempre Mujer and CNN en Español Team Up to Empower Latinas to Believe in and Follow Their Dreams

Siempre Mujer and CNN en Español Team Up to Empower Latinas to Believe in and Follow Their Dreams

New Multi-Platform Program Will Leverage Siempre Mujer and CNN en Español. Leading Hispanic media properties Siempre Mujer magazine, the Spanish-language lifestyle magazine for women published by Meredith continue reading »

Dominican Republic Bans “Calle 13” Songs

Dominican Republic Bans “Calle 13” Songs

The government alleges that the Grammy winning Puerto Rican duo’s lyrics incite violence, objectify women and promote drug use. continue reading »

Shakira Performs for 150,000 Fans for FREE in Mérida, MX.

Shakira Performs for 150,000 Fans for FREE in Mérida, MX.

The Colombian singer offered a free two-hour concert in southeastern Mexico where she even covered Metallica! continue reading »

Troubled Juarez Set to Spend $498M on Public Works Projects

Troubled Juarez Set to Spend $498M on Public Works Projects

The Mexican government at a city, state and federal level is investing heavily in the beleaguered border city of Juarez and has just announced $498.4 million in funding for pubic works projects. continue reading »

Ryan Phillippe Appears to be Robbing the Cradle by Dating Demi Lovato

Ryan Phillippe Appears to be Robbing the Cradle by Dating Demi Lovato

Serial dater and baby daddy to his two-week old daughter, Ryan Phillippe, is apparently now dating the barely legal Demi Lovato. The former tween star of “Sonny With a Chance” is just coming out of her self-described ‘dark period’ that consisted of self-mutilation, addiction and rehab. continue reading »

“El Ponchis” Trial Begins, Teen Assassin Faces Only 3 Years in Jail for Gruesome Murders

“El Ponchis” Trial Begins, Teen Assassin Faces Only 3 Years in Jail for Gruesome Murders

The trial for the now 15-year-old alleged assassin known as “El Ponchis” began Monday. The young man is on trial in Mexico for murder, kidnapping, drug dealing, and weapons possession. continue reading »

Are Hispanics For or Against Illegal Immigration?

Are Hispanics For or Against Illegal Immigration?

You shout, “What part of illegal do you Mexicans not understand?” Ah yes, I am no longer an American, a U.S. citizen – now I am a Mexican. In your state of ignorance you have no idea that “Mexican” is a nationality not a race, and only citizens of Mexico have the right to that name. continue reading »

STUDY: Hispanics Need to Practice Sun Safety Procedures  Regardless of Skin Color

STUDY: Hispanics Need to Practice Sun Safety Procedures Regardless of Skin Color

Many Hispanics especially those that have not been in the U.S. for long period of times tend to ignore sun-safety procedures that most others follow. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER:  Brave Chihuahua Dog Foils Armed Robbery by Hispanic Suspects (VIDEO)

LATINO BLOTTER:  Brave Chihuahua Dog Foils Armed Robbery by Hispanic Suspects (VIDEO)

The dog may be only 6-10 inches tall and weighing a mere 6 pounds but that did not stop this mighty brave Chihuahua dog from barking and attacking two armed robbers in Los Angeles. continue reading »

Federal Judge Orders Illinois Gas Hauler to Recognize Union, Restore Pay & Benefits

At the request of the National Labor Relations Board, a U.S. District Court has ordered an Illinois gas hauling company to recognize and bargain with the union representing its drivers, even though the original company closed and its operations were transferred to a non-union entity owned and managed by the same people. continue reading »

How Does Deportation Work?

How Does Deportation Work?

Immigration policy is often discussed in sweeping, over-simplified terms. Beyond the op-ed commentary is the complicated reality of how an illegal alien travels from point A, their first contact with law enforcement, to point B, their country of origin. Discretion, logistics, and copious paperwork by law enforcement and judicial officials separate the two points. continue reading »

Mayor Emanuel Makes Difficult Decisions Necessary To Close Remaining Budget Shortfall

Also releases nine previously proposed work-rule changes that will help solve the city’s immediate fiscal challenge. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Friday his plan to balance the City’s 2011 budget, closing a $31 million budget shortfall. “My duty as mayor is to protect our city’s taxpayers, not the city payroll,” said Mayor Emanuel. continue reading »