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Juan Valdez Café Reaches One Million Facebook Friends!

Juan Valdez Café Reaches One Million Facebook Friends!

The iconic Colombian coffee brand with the man in the hat and the burro, has become the top Colombian brand on Facebook with over one million "friends" continue reading »

Hispanic Student Harassed by Teacher Sues School District for Civil Rights Violations

Hispanic Student Harassed by Teacher Sues School District for Civil Rights Violations

MALDEF Suit Seeks Reforms of Practices that Created Hostile Learning Environment and Deprived Student of Equal Opportunity. When Diana Aviles received her crying daughter's phone call last year, she couldn't believe what she heard continue reading »

Sofía Vergara Quits “The Paperboy” Written by Almodóvar

Sofía Vergara Quits “The Paperboy” Written by Almodóvar

Sofía Vergara has quit the new production of Spanish Director-Writer Pedro Almodóvar “The Paperboy” due to schedule conflicts with filming of “Modern Family.” The Colombian actress will be replaced by Nicole Kidman in the film directed by Lee Daniels. continue reading »

Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney’s Family Has Mexican Roots

Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney’s Family Has Mexican Roots

In a 2007 interview with "60 Minutes" the now-presidential candidate Mitt Romney said he couldn't "imagine anything more awful than polygamy,” when asked about his family’s polygamist continue reading »

Venezuelan Scientists Unsure of Simon Bolivar Cause of Death

Venezuelan Scientists Unsure of Simon Bolivar Cause of Death

Despite running tests, and analyzing the Libertador’s remains for over a year, what killed Simón Bolívar is still a mystery. continue reading »

Republican Presidential Candidates Turn Down Chance to Speak at NCLR Conference

Republican Presidential Candidates Turn Down Chance to Speak at NCLR Conference

Monday, President Obama spoke at the National Council of La Raza annual conference and recommitted himself to working towards getting the DREAM Act passed and work towards immigration reform, but along with the President, Republican presidential candidates were invited to address the conference. However, NCLR’s President said all nine turned down the invitation. continue reading »

As Wealth Gap Widens – Hispanics Wealth Declined by 66% from 2005-2009

As Wealth Gap Widens – Hispanics Wealth Declined by 66% from 2005-2009

These lopsided wealth ratios are the largest since the government began publishing such data a quarter century ago and roughly twice the size of the ratios that had prevailed between these three groups for the two decades prior to the Great Recession that ended in 2009. continue reading »

TRAGEDY: 6-Year-Old Rebecca Maria Herrera Dies in a Microwave

TRAGEDY: 6-Year-Old Rebecca Maria Herrera Dies in a Microwave

The body of a little girl was found in a microwave over the weekend, and police are still trying to put all the pieces together to figure out exactly what happened. continue reading »

“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 »