Latino State News

Follow the Money to New Adelanto Detention Facility

Follow the Money to New Adelanto Detention Facility

A detention center to house immigrant detainees set to open in Adelanto raises many important concerns for immigrants and their advocates in the community. While the facility could potentially keep detainees closer to their families and legal counsel, the so-called public-private partnership that produced this facility shows that immigration law isn't just a divisive political issue - it's big business. continue reading »

Mole Fest- “LA REINA DE MOLE”: Eloisa Siguenza Crowned First Place Winner

Mole Fest- “LA REINA DE MOLE”: Eloisa Siguenza Crowned First Place Winner

Forty contestants competed in the Universidad Popular 6th Annual “Feria del Mole” by serving their secret mole recipe to 1,500 attendees. The Feria was held Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at the Arturo Velasquez Westside Technical School, 28th St. & Western Ave. in Little Village. continue reading »

CELEBRATE this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

CELEBRATE this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

CELEBRATE this weekend with a Latin American natural wonder. Guess What and Where this is? continue reading »

Federal Court Ruling Could Give Relief to Day Laborers

Federal Court Ruling Could Give Relief to Day Laborers

Finding work on the streets without getting arrested by the police might get easier for day laborers in Arizona under a new federal court decision. On Sept. 16, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 9-2 that a 1989 Redondo Beach, Calif. anti-solicitation ordinance aimed at day laborers was unconstitutional, because it "regulates significantly more speech than is necessary to achieve the city's purpose of improving traffic safety and traffic flow." continue reading »

High Speed Winds to Blame for Building Collapse

It is believed that high-speed winds were to blame for the collapse of a building in Little Village.The winds reached speeds of 30 to 35 mpg, and had gusts of 50 mph. The second floor of a Little Village home lost bricks, which fell to the sidewalk, expo continue reading »

USDA Launches MiPlato: A Visual Reminder to Help Spanish-Speakers Make Healthier Food Choices

USDA Launches MiPlato: A Visual Reminder to Help Spanish-Speakers Make Healthier Food Choices

Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin honored National Hispanic Heritage Month by joining with key Hispanic leaders to celebrate the federal government's new Spanish-language food icon, continue reading »

Washington Latinos Victims of Suspected Hate Crimes

Washington Latinos Victims of Suspected Hate Crimes

Latinos in the state of Washington have had a rough couple weeks. Near Seattle, a man was assaulted by a drunk man who is suspected to have attacked the first man due to his ethnicity. continue reading »

Number of Ethnic TV Household Grows, Lead by Asian Households Followed by Hispanic Families

Number of Ethnic TV Household Grows, Lead by Asian Households Followed by Hispanic Families

The number of Hispanic/Latino households in the U.S. for the 2011-2012 TV season will grow by 4.6 percent (over 600,000) compared to last year according to Nielsen. continue reading »

Gentlemen, Stacey Dash is Single! - Judge Grants ‘Clueless’ Actress Divorce From Emmanuel Xuereb

Gentlemen, Stacey Dash is Single! - Judge Grants ‘Clueless’ Actress Divorce From Emmanuel Xuereb

After filing for divorce last year, actress Stacey Dash was finally granted a divorce from Emmanuel Xuereb, to whom she was married for more than two years. Dash, whose family is of Mexican (Aztec Indian) and African decent, continue reading »

Mitt Romney Video Bashes Perry on Immigration and Features Praise from Former Mexican President

Mitt Romney Video Bashes Perry on Immigration and Features Praise from Former Mexican President

A new Mitt Romney campaign video once again paints Governor Rick Perry as soft on immigration and shows former Mexican President Vicente Fox praising Perry for in-state tuition for 'Mexican migrants.' continue reading »

United States, Mexico Announce Results of Repatriation Program

United States, Mexico Announce Results of Repatriation Program

Thursday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that 8,893 Mexican citizens agreed to voluntarily return to their hometowns in the interior of Mexico by participating in the Mexican Interior Repatriation Program (MIRP). continue reading »

First Solar Powered Car Rally in Latina America Starts in Chile (VIDEO)

First Solar Powered Car Rally in Latina America Starts in Chile (VIDEO)

Today is the first day of the “Atacama Solar Challenge” a three day rally where participants will cross the Atacama desert on board of solar powered vehicles! continue reading »

Justin Bieber in a Quest to Find Mexican Crying Fan (VIDEO)

Justin Bieber in a Quest to Find Mexican Crying Fan (VIDEO)

Justin is trying to locate a young fan who broke into tears when she found out his Monterrey, Mexico show was sold out. continue reading »

‘Til Death Do You Part? - Mexico City Considering “Temporary Marriage License

‘Til Death Do You Part? - Mexico City Considering “Temporary Marriage License

Though traditional wedding vows read, “’Til death due us part,” legislation being proposed in Mexico City may have some couples saying, “”Til we break up in a couple years.” continue reading »

Two Arkansas Men Sentenced for Hate Crimes Against Five Hispanic Men

Two Arkansas Men Sentenced for Hate Crimes Against Five Hispanic Men

Frankie Maybee, 20, and Sean Popejoy, 19, both of Green Forest, Ark., were sentenced for their roles in committing federal hate crimes, announced the Justice Department. These are the first defendants to be sentenced under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which was enacted in October 2009. continue reading »