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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 »

Mexican ‘Twitter Terrorists’ Face Thirty Years for Inciting Fear in Veracruz

Mexican ‘Twitter Terrorists’ Face Thirty Years for Inciting Fear in Veracruz

Two people, dubbed the ‘Twitter Terrorists’, caused widespread panic in Veracruz, Mexico through twitter messages insinuating drug cartels were kidnapping children out of local schools, so much so that they are both facing 30 year prison sentences. continue reading »

Ricky Martin Meets with Uruguayan President to Discuss Child Trafficking Issues

Ricky Martin Meets with Uruguayan President to Discuss Child Trafficking Issues

This week Ricky Martin met with Uruguay’s President, Jose Mujica wearing his child-advocacy hat to promote awareness of child slavery and children in the sex trade. The Puerto Rican singer was in the country as part of his ‘Musica+Alma+Sexo” 2011 tour. From here the singer is heading to Argentina, the longest leg of his tour, for 7 days of performances. The Ricky Martin Foundation advocates for the well being of children around the globe in critical areas of social justice, education and health while its principal mission to bring attention to trafficking of children. continue reading »

Latino Decisions:  Obama’s Latino Challenge

Latino Decisions:  Obama’s Latino Challenge

The President has a long list of things to worry about, topped by his approval to disapproval ratio in the general electorate. Among Latinos the downward trend in approval is reflected, but less severe continue reading »

Spanish Top Foreign Language Studied but Not Tops for Business

Spanish Top Foreign Language Studied but Not Tops for Business

Top business publication, Bloomberg, has come out with their list of the most useful foreign language for business and Spanish did not make the top three. continue reading »

GALA Hispanic Theatre presents ¡Ay, Carmela!

GALA Hispanic Theatre presents ¡Ay, Carmela!

GALA opens its 36th Season with the United States Premiere of ¡Ay, Carmela! by José Sanchis Sinisterra, one of Spain’s most acclaimed contemporary playwrights. Directed by José Luis Arellano-García from Madrid, ¡Ay, Carmela! runs September 15 to October 9, 2011 at GALA Theatre, 3333 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20010. continue reading »