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20% Teen Pregnancy Rate & 29% Teen Unemployment Worrisome for Dominican Republic’s Future

20% Teen Pregnancy Rate & 29% Teen Unemployment Worrisome for Dominican Republic’s Future

The UN Population Fund (UNFP) is reporting on two fronts that Dominican Republican teens are facing large obstacles with a high unemployment rate and high teen pregnancy rate. continue reading »

Actors Michael Peña And Jake Gyllenhaal Witness LA Gang Shoot Out (VIDEO)

Actors Michael Peña And Jake Gyllenhaal Witness LA Gang Shoot Out (VIDEO)

The actors were in a ride-along with LAPD officers, as part of role research for an upcoming police drama. continue reading »

Beer Industry Looking to Increase Advertising to Latinos, Bud Light Sponsoring Pitbull Tour

Beer Industry Looking to Increase Advertising to Latinos, Bud Light Sponsoring Pitbull Tour

Beer brewers are jumping on the Latino marketing band wagon as they realize Latinos in the U.S. are an important target audience to address. Notable Latino celebrities like rapper Pitbull continue reading »

Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara and Carlos’ Edgar Ramirez Get Emmy Nod - See Complete List Here!

Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara and Carlos’ Edgar Ramirez Get Emmy Nod - See Complete List Here!

Modern Family star Sofía Vergara and Edgar Ramírez, who played the title role in “Carlos” received nods from the academy of TV Arts and Sciences. continue reading »

Que Qué!!??  Univision’s Mario Moreno Gets Chicago Hot Dogs from President Obama?

Que Qué!!??  Univision’s Mario Moreno Gets Chicago Hot Dogs from President Obama?

President Obama was wrapping up an interview with Mario Andres Moreno for Univision Miami’s Channel 23 at the White House in May when the conversation turned to the Eastern Conference Finals. continue reading »

Children Rights Group Reports 1,300 Children Killed in Mexico’s War on Drug Cartels

Children Rights Group Reports 1,300 Children Killed in Mexico’s War on Drug Cartels

The Network for the Rights of Children (Redim) is reporting that approximately 3.7 percent of all persons killed in Mexico’s war on drug cartels are children. continue reading »

WATCH: Demi Lovato’s Heartfelt Video for Her New Single “Skyscraper”

WATCH: Demi Lovato’s Heartfelt Video for Her New Single “Skyscraper”

Ryan Seacrest spoke with Demi Lovato about the video for her new single "Skyscraper," which she described as very personal. The 18-year-old starlet, recently out of rehab for an eating disorder and other issues, spoke with the host on "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" and said, continue reading »

Dominican Republic Obtains $78 Million in Loans to Build First-Ever Wind Farms

Dominican Republic Obtains $78 Million in Loans to Build First-Ever Wind Farms

The Inter-American Development Bank on Thursday approved two loans for a total of $78.3 million to support the construction of two wind farms in the Dominican Republic. The projects, part of the country’s new investment in electric power production, will add a total of 80.6 megawatts to the existing electricity production capacity, estimated at 3000 megawatts. continue reading »

Colombia Independence Day Reception Being Hosted by Sister Cities

The Bogota Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International and the Consulate General of Colombia in Chicago invites you to celebrate the Independence of Colombia with a live Gaita music performance by Paíto y Los Gaiteros de Punta Brava, direct from Colombia, along with traditional Colombian fare. continue reading »

House Judiciary Committee to Look at Two Immigraiton Bills

House Judiciary Committee to Look at Two Immigraiton Bills

Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee took up two immigration bills that supposedly address community safety, but in reality are simply the latest attempts to restrict immigration and limit due process for immigrants. continue reading »

Number Of Mexican Immigrants  Returning Home  Dropped  During Latest Recession, Rand Study Finds

Number Of Mexican Immigrants Returning Home Dropped During Latest Recession, Rand Study Finds

Fewer Mexican immigrants returned home from the United States during 2008 and 2009 than in the two years prior to the start of the recession, a finding that contradicts the notion that the economic downturn has hastened return migration to Mexico, according to a new RAND Corporation study. continue reading »

Carlos Santana Love of Tequila Explains Why’s He One of Casa Noble’s New Owners

Carlos Santana Love of Tequila Explains Why’s He One of Casa Noble’s New Owners

Casa Noble Tequila proudly announced that music icon Carlos Santana has joined the Board and is now one of the owners of the brand. This new change will allow Santana to be involved in the continued development of the brand which is already recognized as one of the finest handcrafted spirits in the world. continue reading »

Creating North American Development Bank Seen as Good Economic Opportunity for Border Economy

Creating North American Development Bank Seen as Good Economic Opportunity for Border Economy

Action to bring economic development to the US Mexico border is making its way through Congress by the expansion and enhancement of the NADBank. The North American Development Bank (NADBank) was created out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1993 to address environmental concerns that the members of Congress had and ensure precautions and measures were taken to have environmentally sound region in the U.S.-Mexico border. continue reading »

Latino Civil Rights Group Calling for Dissolution of Rep. Weiner’s District

Civil rights group LatinoJustice PRLDEF is calling for the congressional district of former Rep. Anthony Weiner be dissolved to allow for more minority political power. continue reading »

Sheriff Arpaio Now Selling his Famous Pink Jail Undies, Available in English or SPANISH!

Sheriff Arpaio Now Selling his Famous Pink Jail Undies, Available in English or SPANISH!

The $15 pink boxer shorts feature a sheriff star, and a “Go Joe” logo. continue reading »