Latino State News

Nogales Border Fence to be Upgraded

Nogales Border Fence to be Upgraded

U.S. Border Protection has announced they will be upgrading nearly three miles of U.S.-Mexico border fence near Nogales, Arizona. The original fence built in 1994 will now be stronger, newer and taller. continue reading »

Illinois School Reform Plan Introduced

Five months after negotiations began, Illinois Senate Democrat has introduced a new education reform plan. If approved by the Senate, the plan will lengthen school days, makes it more difficult for teachers to strike, change tenure rules, and give more power to the districts to fire underperforming teachers. continue reading »

The Sheriff Arpaio Circus Continues Despite His Legal Issues

The Sheriff Arpaio Circus Continues Despite His Legal Issues

Media monger, Joe Arpaio, Sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona, is making headlines once more, but this time, he probably doesn't like it. The controversial sheriff is accused of misusing nearly $100 million in funds, but despite all this, he continues his "war" on immigration. continue reading »

Mexico Predicts $3.5 BN for Tourism from Foreign Investment in Next 3 Yrs

Mexico Predicts $3.5 BN for Tourism from Foreign Investment in Next 3 Yrs

Mexico’s tourism ministry has announced that is has secured $2.5 billion in foreign investment commitments and expects another $1 billion to come in over the next three years to enhance the country’s tourism sector. continue reading »

Magic Takes Over Chile in “Chile Mágico 2011” (VIDEO)

Magic Takes Over Chile in “Chile Mágico 2011” (VIDEO)

Take a peek at the best World Champion magicians, who will come together in Chile for Chile Mágico 2011. continue reading »

Mosquito Coast Sees Financial Boom From “White Lobsters”, Trafficking

Mosquito Coast Sees Financial Boom From “White Lobsters”, Trafficking

"White lobsters" or what some call "bendiciones de Dios" (godsends) have transformed Nicaragua's Caribbean coast into a much more affluent community than it was just a decade ago, but experts warn that there is a price. continue reading »

‘Black in Latin America’ New PBS Series Set to Premiere

‘Black in Latin America’ New PBS Series Set to Premiere

Black in Latin America, a new four-part series on the influence of African descent on Latin America, is the 11th and latest production from renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., writer and presenter of the acclaimed PBS series African American Lives. continue reading »

Congressman Rothman Introduces Bill Benefitting People of Vieques, Puerto Rico

Congressman Rothman Introduces Bill Benefitting People of Vieques, Puerto Rico

From 1941-2003, the Navy tested nearly every kind of munitions employed by the U.S. military, dropping millions of pounds of ordnance on Vieques. Today, Congressman Steve Rothman (D-NJ) is proud to introduce the Vieques Recovery and Development Act of 2011. continue reading »

WATCH Will Ferrell Speak En Español in the Trailer for  “Casa De Mi Padre” (VIDEO)

WATCH Will Ferrell Speak En Español in the Trailer for “Casa De Mi Padre” (VIDEO)

Yes, That’s right. Hear Señor Will say “Te voy a dar una paliza con estas manos” and become the Mexican Armando Alvarez continue reading »

Despite Receiving a Temporary Stay, Undocmented Coma Patient Still Faces Deportation

Despite Receiving a Temporary Stay, Undocmented Coma Patient Still Faces Deportation

An undocumented immigrant who has been in a coma for weeks following an incident with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, could be deported despite being granted a "temporary stay" by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. continue reading »

Perú Seeks to Attract 3M Visitors to Top Archeological Sites

Perú Seeks to Attract 3M Visitors to Top Archeological Sites

The South American nation is seeking to beat last year’s numbers, and attract at least three million people to tourist places like Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu. continue reading »

As the Drug Violence Continues, Mexico’s Language is Changing

As the Drug Violence Continues, Mexico’s Language is Changing

"Encobijados", "Encajuelados", "Encintados", all are names given to those killed in drug-related violence in Mexico, and each is a slang given to the dead to describe how they were found. continue reading »

Georgia, Like Arizona, Passes Tough Immigration Laws Enhancing Police Powers

Georgia, Like Arizona, Passes Tough Immigration Laws Enhancing Police Powers

Late last night the Georgia legislature passed immigration legislation similar to Arizona in that police now have the right to check someone’s immigration status. continue reading »

Eva Longoria to Star in  Horror Film ‘Tenement’

Eva Longoria to Star in Horror Film ‘Tenement’

Eva Longoria will start work next month in a horror film by writer/director Franc.Reyes titled ‘Tenement’. While Longoria is best known for her work on Desperate Housewives, Reyes is known for his urban themed movies like Illegal Tender and Empire. continue reading »

MEET Esteban Ruiz Ordinary Ice Cream Vendor and Extraordinary Paleta-Man!

MEET Esteban Ruiz Ordinary Ice Cream Vendor and Extraordinary Paleta-Man!

Father and Son team Lobo Video Productions, LLC has just released "The Adventures of Paleta Man: Secret of the Gold Medallion" the second in a three children's book series for Latino kids. continue reading »