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Quick Thinking Farm Worker Lasso’s Two Drowning Dogs

Quick Thinking Farm Worker Lasso’s Two Drowning Dogs

Jesus Villanueva was working Wednesday when he heard a disturbance along the Roza irrigation canal. A woman and her husband were trying to save their two dogs from being swept away in the current. The dogs couldn’t climb up the steep concrete sides of the canal. continue reading »

In Jane Fonda Memoir:  Biggest Regret was Never Sleeping with Che Guevara

In Jane Fonda Memoir:  Biggest Regret was Never Sleeping with Che Guevara

Well the actual quote in a new book about the movie star is: “My biggest regret is I never got to f*** Che Guevara.” continue reading »

Something to Think About:  U.S. Farmer Can’t Find U.S. Citizens to Replace Immigrant Labor (VIDEO)

Something to Think About:  U.S. Farmer Can’t Find U.S. Citizens to Replace Immigrant Labor (VIDEO)

As the annual sweet corn harvest season ends, Colorado farmer, John Harold has learned something very interesting as it relates to the immigrant labor work ethic. When the season started in July Harold decided not to hire legal Mexican migrants with a H2A visas but opted to hire locally. He was motivated to do so seeing the local unemployment rate at 9.8%. With that decision he saw lines of applicants but few that could do the work and even fewer that stayed to do the work. continue reading »

Los Rakas is Rockin the Bay Area (VIDEO)

Los Rakas is Rockin the Bay Area (VIDEO)

Los Rakas is originally from Panama. They came to the US in their teens with their “camisetas bordadas” or fly embroidered tank tops. But now the two cousins are making it big with their own twist on continue reading »

Negotiations Begin on U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Energy

Negotiations Begin on U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Energy

Representatives from the United States and Mexico met in Washington, DC, on August 30 and 31 to begin formal negotiations on a transboundary energy agreement. The agreement is intended to govern the disposition and regulation of hydrocarbon reservoirs that cross our international maritime boundary. continue reading »

Presidential Contenders, Romney and Perry, Speak Out About Immigration over Labor Day Weekend

Presidential Contenders, Romney and Perry, Speak Out About Immigration over Labor Day Weekend

As the Republican contenders for the Presidency get ready for their Labor Day debate two of them made comments on the issue of immigration over the weekend. continue reading »

Havana’s Ladies in White Ask Church to Mediate Over Harassment

Havana’s Ladies in White Ask Church to Mediate Over Harassment

Havana's Ladies in White, who advocate for the liberation of political prisoners, have asked the Catholic Church to mediate with President Raul Castro over harassment which they were subjected to in August. The Spanish news agency EFE reported that Berta Soler, a leader of the Ladies in White and wife of ex-prisoner Angel Moya, told journalists that the chancellor for the Archdiocese of Havana, Msgr. Ramon Suarez Polcari, and the archdiocesan spokesman, Orlando Marquez, were very receptive to the request, made in a meeting Aug. 30. continue reading »

Mexico Sets Guinness Record for Largest Folk Dance

Mexico Sets Guinness Record for Largest Folk Dance

A total of 457 Mexicans on Saturday set a Guinness record for the largest folk dance performance in the world at the International Mariachi and Charreria Conference being held in the western Mexican city of Guadalajara. continue reading »

Rafa Nadal Collapses at Press Conference After Winning at US Open (VIDEO)

Spanish tennis sensation, Rafael Nadal, experienced such severe cramping on Sunday that he collapsed during a post-game press conference at the US Open. After beating his opponent David Nalbandian, Nadel attended a press conference where he was seated and in mid-sentence was under some type of distress and stopped speaking. continue reading »

Hurricane Katia - Projected Path

Hurricane Katia - Projected Path

Hurricane Katia has become better organized to the northeast of the Lesser Antilles. The forecast calls for continued strengthening to a major hurricane (category three or higher) as Hurricane Katia moves off to the northwest. It is still too early to determine if any land areas, including the U.S. East Coast, will be directly affected by this system. continue reading »

HS News Pays Tribute to The American Worker this Labor Day

HS News Pays Tribute to The American Worker this Labor Day

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. continue reading »

New Soccer Field Coming to Humboldt Park

New Soccer Field Coming to Humboldt Park

Thanks to the efforts of elected officials in Humboldt Park, private funding and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) a new soccer field is being built in Humboldt Park. continue reading »

Immigrant Laborers Continue to Strengthen American Workforce, Economy

Immigrant Laborers Continue to Strengthen American Workforce, Economy

This Labor Day, we reflect on the many contributions workers make to the U.S.—including those of immigrant workers. While immigration restrictionists have long tried to demonize immigrant workers continue reading »

STUDY:  Number of Hispanic Serving Educational Institutions Expected to Boom

STUDY:  Number of Hispanic Serving Educational Institutions Expected to Boom

The number of Hispanic-serving institutions, (HSIs) nationwide has increased by 24 percent since 2004 and could grow by another 40 percent if “emerging” HSIs in 18 states and Puerto Rico continue to grow, a new study says. continue reading »

Pilsen Copper Plant to Reduce Harmful Emissions Says Attorney General Madigan

Pilsen Copper Plant to Reduce Harmful Emissions Says Attorney General Madigan

Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a complaint against H. Kramer & Co. over dangerous levels of lead emissions from its copper smelter in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Today, Attorney General Madigan obtained an agreed preliminary injunction order against the company, requiring it to immediately reduce lead emissions from its plant. continue reading »