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Nationals Catcher Wilson Ramos Kidnapped in Venezuela

Nationals Catcher Wilson Ramos Kidnapped in Venezuela

24-Year old Wilson Ramos, the starting catcher for the Washington Nationals was abducted at gunpoint from his family’s home in Venezuela yesterday evening. continue reading »

Hispanic Veteran-Owned Businesses Growing the Economy

Hispanic Veteran-Owned Businesses Growing the Economy

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) recognizes the value that Hispanic veterans' efforts have had on our economic recovery. continue reading »

STUDY:  Dining Out a Family Experience for Latinos, Over 40% Go With Kids

STUDY:  Dining Out a Family Experience for Latinos, Over 40% Go With Kids

The family orientation of U.S. Hispanics extends to restaurant dining, according to The NPD Group, a leading market research company. continue reading »

Four Killed in Violence Following Nicaraguan Election

Four Killed in Violence Following Nicaraguan Election

Four people have been killed and 46 police officers injured over the last 24 hours in violence related to last weekend's election in which Daniel Ortega won another term as president of Nicaragua, authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Papal Trip to Cuba and Mexico Under Consideration for Spring 2012

Papal Trip to Cuba and Mexico Under Consideration for Spring 2012

Replying to questions raised by journalists, Holy See Press Director Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. has announced that Benedict XVI is studying the possibility continue reading »

Illinois Fights to Stop Robo-Calls from Cell Phones

Attorneys general are teaming up to voice their opposition to proposed federal legislation aiming to allow robo-calls to cell phones. continue reading »

HISPANIC VOTER POLL: Issue of Economy is Paramount

HISPANIC VOTER POLL: Issue of Economy is Paramount

The Economy, Immigration and Education are top issues for Hispanic voters an unprecedented Univision News – Latino Decisions Election poll of Hispanic registered voters continue reading »

Uruguay Joins International Campaign to Stop Violence Against Women

Uruguay Joins International Campaign to Stop Violence Against Women

Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro has commended Uruguay for joining the United Nations campaign that seeks to end violence against women by raising awareness and generating political will to implement measures to stem the scourge. continue reading »

Georgia University Officials Face Protesters on Undocumented Student Ban

Georgia University Officials Face Protesters on Undocumented Student Ban

A coalition of organizations mounted a protest here to urge the Georgia Board of Regents to scrap a policy that bars undocumented students from the state's five most-competitive publicly funded universities. continue reading »

Colombian Paramilitary Sentenced to 33 Years for Narco Terrorism

Colombian Paramilitary Sentenced to 33 Years for Narco Terrorism

Carlos Mario Jimenez-Naranjo, aka “Macaco,” a paramilitary leader and one of Colombia’s most notorious drug traffickers, has been sentenced to 33 years in prison continue reading »

Mayor Emanuel Delivers Remarks on Economic Development and Job Creation in Chicago

The Mayor identified keys to promoting a high quality of life for Chicagoans in all neighborhoods across the city: strong schools, safe streets, and sound finances. “We are creating the conditions that create jobs,” Emanuel said. continue reading »

Attorney General Eric Holder Admits Fast and Furious was “Flawed”

Attorney General Eric Holder Admits Fast and Furious was “Flawed”

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder acknowledged the blunders made in the federal Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation in an appearance before Congress, but some Republicans remained unappeased and continued to call for his resignation. continue reading »

LULAC reacts as AZ SB1070 Author Becomes First  Senate President in Nation to Loose Recall

LULAC reacts as AZ SB1070 Author Becomes First Senate President in Nation to Loose Recall

Pearce becomes the first senate president of any state to lose a recall election and must step down immediately once the election results become official. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Threesome Gone Wrong - Man Throws TV at Wife in Fit of Jealousy

LATINO BLOTTER: Threesome Gone Wrong - Man Throws TV at Wife in Fit of Jealousy

A young Florida man is in jail after seriously losing his cool during a threesome he had convinced his wife and another woman to take part in. Jorge Daniel Silva, 22, of Naples, Florida was arreste continue reading »

Iowa School to Offer Masters Degree in Creative Writing in Spanish

Iowa School to Offer Masters Degree in Creative Writing in Spanish

Latinos will likely represent a third of the U.S. population by 2050, UI said, citing projections by the Pew Hispanic Center, a nonpartisan think-tank based in Washington. "Spanish is no longer a foreign language. It's a national language and this program will help many bilingual writers to express themselves creatively in English and in Spanish," continue reading »