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Salma Hayek to Play Drug Cartel Queen in Oliver Stone’s “Savages”

Salma Hayek to Play Drug Cartel Queen in Oliver Stone’s “Savages”

Hayek told Redbook Magazine she accepted a role in “Savages” to prove Director Oliver Stone she hasn’t “gone all soft.” continue reading »

Divers Fernando Garcia Puerta, Paul Kline Spend 2 Hrs in Shark-Infested Water After Boat Leaves

Divers Fernando Garcia Puerta, Paul Kline Spend 2 Hrs in Shark-Infested Water After Boat Leaves

In what must have been a frightening experience, two tourists found themselves in open, shark-infested water, clinging to a buoy, wondering if they would ever be found. continue reading »

WATCH Gloria Estefan’s New #1 Single “Wepa!” (VIDEO)

WATCH Gloria Estefan’s New #1 Single “Wepa!” (VIDEO)

Gloria Estefan’s new single “Wepa!” from her upcoming album “Miss Little Havana” is already #1 in Billboard’s Dance chart. continue reading »

Pieces of South America’s Largest Beatle Memorabilia Collection Up for Auction

Pieces of South America’s Largest Beatle Memorabilia Collection Up for Auction

“My passion for The Beatles comes from childhood,“ Raúl Blisniuk, owner of of South America’s largest of Beatles memorabilia collection told the Associated Press. Some of the Argentine’s pieces will be auctioned off October 13 by Banco Ciuda continue reading »

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Sparsely Populated Northern Region of Argentina

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Sparsely Populated Northern Region of Argentina

At approximately 8:12 am this morning the northern region of Argentina was rattled with a 6.2 magnitude earthquake. The area affected is sparsely populated and borders Bolivia and Paraguay. continue reading »

iPhone 4S: “Lo Siento… No Hablo Español”

iPhone 4S: “Lo Siento… No Hablo Español”

Siri, the new iPhone 4S voice recognition app, responds to commands in three dialects of English, French and German, but not in Spanish. continue reading »

Two Affordable Housing Projects Coming to Humboldt Park

Two Affordable Housing Projects Coming to Humboldt Park

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is asking City Council to approve two project that would be more affordable housing to the Humboldt Park community and create 80 units of available rental housing. continue reading »

Can Ron Paul Win Without Latino Vote He Won’t ‘Kowtow’ to?

Can Ron Paul Win Without Latino Vote He Won’t ‘Kowtow’ to?

Earlier this week, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul told Univision’s Jorge Ramos he was not willing to “kowtow” to win the Latino vote, causing one to wonder if he can win without it. continue reading »

World-Renowned Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Performs at Little Village School

World-Renowned Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Performs at Little Village School

The students at the Telpochcalli Elementary school in LIttle Village received quit a musical treat when cellist Yo-Yo-Ma performed for them. continue reading »

Shakira Appointed to Obama’s Hispanic Education Advisory Board (VIDEO)

Shakira Appointed to Obama’s Hispanic Education Advisory Board (VIDEO)

President Obama has appointed Shakira to his Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. continue reading »

Nation’s First Comprehensive Online Immigrant Oral History Project Launches Today

Nation’s First Comprehensive Online Immigrant Oral History Project Launches Today

The Immigrant Archive Project (IAP) and Farmers Insurance will host a special presentation featuring the stories of struggle and triumph of some of Southern California's most successful immigrants during a special media continue reading »

Attorney General Announces Initiatives to Fight Meth Production in State

Attorney General Announces Initiatives to Fight Meth Production in State

Joined by lawmakers, law enforcement officials and pharmacists, Attorney General Lisa Madigan today unveiled two initiatives aimed at curtailing the rise of new production methods of methamphetamine in Illinois. continue reading »

Public Initiative to Educate Latinos About Importance of Influenza Immunization is Launched

Public Initiative to Educate Latinos About Importance of Influenza Immunization is Launched

Hispanic Americans are hit particularly hard by influenza with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting that up to 9.5 million Hispanic Americans will suffer from the flu in an average year. Yet, vaccination rates among this population are seriously low. continue reading »

Check Out Colombian Carlos Osuna’s ‘Fat, Bald, Short Man” at Chicago Int. Film Festival

“Fat, bald, short man” is a dark humored animated movie telling the story of Antonio Farfán, a 46 year old lonely man working in a Notary’s office, rejected by his colleagues, who has alwa continue reading »

JUST IN:  Genius and Tech Pioneer Steve Jobs Dies

JUST IN:  Genius and Tech Pioneer Steve Jobs Dies

On the heels of the launch of Apple's new iPhone 4s its visionary founder, Steve Jobs, passed away today. Jobs, 56 years-old was the co-founder and former CEO of Apple. The report of his death came for the company itself. continue reading »