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“Americans With Disabilities Act” 21 Years Later, Kathy Martinez’ Story  (VIDEO)

“Americans With Disabilities Act” 21 Years Later, Kathy Martinez’ Story (VIDEO)

Watch disability rights advocate Kathy Martínez of Berkeley, California explain how the law has helped people with disabilities in our nation, and hear her point out the difficulties still to overcome. continue reading »

JUST IN:  U.S. Teen Edgar “El Ponchis” Jimenez Found Guilty of Four Beheadings in Mexico

JUST IN:  U.S. Teen Edgar “El Ponchis” Jimenez Found Guilty of Four Beheadings in Mexico

Mexican authorities have just announced the guilty verdict against 15-year old Edgar Jimenez Lugo, also known as El Ponchis. continue reading »

Who Should be On the “Dance Floor” with Obama on Immigration Reform?

Who Should be On the “Dance Floor” with Obama on Immigration Reform?

Come visit our ¿Amigo ó Enemigo? section as we analyze and dissect what is said by and about Hispanics and Latinos. continue reading »

California Gov. Brown Signs Half of State’s DREAM Act, Advocates Say It’s Good, but Not Enough

California Gov. Brown Signs Half of State’s DREAM Act, Advocates Say It’s Good, but Not Enough

Monday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed California’s Assembly Bill 130, which increased access to college financial aid for undocumented students. continue reading »

Senator Menendez Responds to President Obama’s Remarks at the NCLR Annual Conference (BILINGUAL)

Senator Menendez Responds to President Obama’s Remarks at the NCLR Annual Conference (BILINGUAL)

US Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Democratic Task Force and author of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, today released the following statement in response to President Obama’s remarks at the National Council of La Raza Annual Conference: continue reading »

Puerto Rican Roberto Alomar Inducted Into Baseball Hall of Fame (VIDEO)

Puerto Rican Roberto Alomar Inducted Into Baseball Hall of Fame (VIDEO)

The Former Toronto Blue Jay and probably best second-base man of all time was inducted into the hall of fame. Alomar, who played second base for the Blue Jays in the 1992 and 1993 World Series Championships has become the first Blue Jay to be inducted to the HOF, and the twentieth second baseman. He is the third Puerto Rican to be inducted, the other two are Orlando Cepeda and Roberto Clemente. continue reading »

Colombian Salsa Legend Joe Arroyo Dies (MUSIC VIDEO)

Colombian Salsa Legend Joe Arroyo Dies (MUSIC VIDEO)

The legendary salsa artist from the Northern Colombian Caribbean, passed away this morning in Barranquilla, Colombia. continue reading »

Jose Fellicano, Alex Lora, Linda Ronstadt & Others to be Honored with Lifetime Latin Grammy’s

Jose Fellicano, Alex Lora, Linda Ronstadt & Others to be Honored with Lifetime Latin Grammy’s

Joe Arroyo, Gal Costa, Jose Feliciano, Alex Lora, Les Luthiers, Ruben Rada, and Linda Ronstadt will be honored with The Latin Recording Academy®'s Lifetime Achievement Award, and Manuel Alejandro, Jesus "Chucho" Ferrer and Ray Santos are the recipients of the prestigious Trustees Award, it was announced today by The Latin Recording Academy. continue reading »

Attorney General Madigan Launches Twitter ‘En Espanol’

The Attorney General’s Office has launched a Twitter account for Spanish speakers to follow news and announcements on the wide range of issues within Attorney General Madigan’s Office. continue reading »

Criminal Alien Turns Snitch, Turns in Fellow Drug Smuggler & Stash-House Location

Criminal Alien Turns Snitch, Turns in Fellow Drug Smuggler & Stash-House Location

An illegal immigrant working for a drug-trafficking organization was apprehended Wednesday in the West Desert. While being interviewed by Ajo Station Border Patrol agents, the subject provided information leading to yesterday’s arrest of fellow drug smugglers, as well as the location of a stash-house. continue reading »

Thugs Disarm 21 Police Officers in Michoacan Mexico- HS News Narco Blog

Thugs Disarm 21 Police Officers in Michoacan Mexico- HS News Narco Blog

Authorities in Michoacán have confirmed that criminals disarmed 21 Officers of the States Police command. The uniformed policemen were going to watch a rodeo in the community of San Miguel del Monte, located south of Morelia when hooded men armed with AK-47 have surprised them. The gunmen questioned the officers individually and proceeded to disarm them one by one. The continue reading »

Over 125 Global Scholars & Student Leaders Participate in U.S. Exchange Programs

Over 125 Global Scholars & Student Leaders Participate in U.S. Exchange Programs

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will host over 125 participants for the inaugural Around the World in an Afternoon, a cultural and academic festival at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. continue reading »

Purchase Back to School Kits for CPS Kids on Groupon

Purchase Back to School Kits for CPS Kids on Groupon

CPS Partners with Groupon’s G-Team to Urge Residents to Purchase $12 Kits for Kidz. Chicago Public Schools and Groupon announce the launch of a G-Team deal t continue reading »

Hear Demi Lovato Sing “Skyscraper” in Spanish, Here’s “Rascacielo”  (VIDEO)

We first heard Demi Lovato's "Skyscraper" in English last week now she has released a version en Espanol. It really is good!! She has described the song as very personal. continue reading »

At NCLR Conference, Obama Addresses Immigration, Economy

At NCLR Conference, Obama Addresses Immigration, Economy

Monday, President Obama spoke at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) luncheon in Washington D.C. and reiterated his commitment to the DREAM Act, continue reading »