Latino State News

WANTED:  National Latino Leader

By their own reckoning, Latinos living in the United States do not have a national leader. When asked in an open-ended question to name the person they consider "the most important Latino leader in the country today," nearly two-thirds (64%) of Hispanic respondents said they did not know. An additional 10% said "no one." continue reading »

Vehicle Bulletproofing: The new Boom Business in Mexico (VIDEO)

Vehicle Bulletproofing: The new Boom Business in Mexico (VIDEO)

A growing number of Mexicans see bulletproofing their vehicles as a necessity, not a luxury; in a country that has an "alarming" rate of carjackings and ransom abductions, these days, Carlos Nader, owner of Protecto Glass International says, "everyone's a target in Mexico." continue reading »

November 15th Marks Opening of Medicare Enrollment

November 15th Marks Opening of Medicare Enrollment

Nov. 15 marks the opening of the Medicare enrollment period where people can review their drug and health plans and if they want to, switch to another plan with better benefits or lower costs. There may be dozens of choices where you live — all with different costs and benefits. Though regulated by the federal government, these plans are all run by private insurance companies. To help you choose the one that is best for you Medicare offers some tools. continue reading »

Gael Garcia Bernal with Amnesty International Highlight the Plight of Illegal Immigrants

Gael Garcia Bernal with Amnesty International Highlight the Plight of Illegal Immigrants

Attempting to bring awareness to the humanity and truth of immigration, Gael Garcia Bernal, in partnership with Amnesty International, has filmed a number of conversations with immigrants all over Mexico as they attempt to cross into the United States. continue reading »

Whales in México Are Getting Sunburn

Whales in México Are Getting Sunburn

A study of whales in the Mexican coast over the past few years, shows that the biggest mammals have blisters and other typical damage of exposure to the ultraviolet radiation. Simply put, whales are getting sunburned. continue reading »

Drug Cartel Violence Costing Oil Industry $350,000/Day in Lost Revenue

Drug Cartel Violence Costing Oil Industry $350,000/Day in Lost Revenue

Threats and violence by Mexican drug gangs are preventing some government oil workers from reaching installations in northern Mexico and costing state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) about $350,000 every day in lost production, a company official said. continue reading »

Peru Spending $100 Million to Combat Poverty

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $100 million loan to help Peru further reduce poverty through the strengthening of its principal social protection and labor programs. continue reading »

Summit of the Americas Competitiveness Begins Today with Heavy Participation from Latin America

Summit of the Americas Competitiveness Begins Today with Heavy Participation from Latin America

Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and Atlanta's Mayor Kasim Reed will host the Fourth Americas Competitiveness Forum (ACF) in Atlanta, Georgia, starting today through November 16th. The ACF, a Summit of the Americas initiative, brings together representatives from the public and private sectors to discuss ways to spark innovation, create jobs, and expand trade among the countries of the Western Hemisphere. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS:  Pacquiao vs Margarito Fight Fans Killed in Early Morning Shooting in Juarez

People gathered in Ciudad Juarez at the Desesperados Club to watch the boxing match between Manual Pacquiao and Mexico’s favorite Antonio Margarito. Things turned violent around 1:00 a.m in the morning when an unidentified woman followed by a group of armed man entered the night club. continue reading »

Mexico Blames US Guns for Aiding the Violence in Mexico

Mexico Blames US Guns for Aiding the Violence in Mexico

Many Mexican politicians view the current drug war as being driven by the US. Arguing it is US demand for narcotics, US weapons and US cash that keeps the violence going. Mexican Senator Sebastian Calderon Centeno says the United States hasn't done anything to curb demand for drugs or to diminish the flow of guns into Mexico. continue reading »

Top Directors Including Diego Luna Debut Movie about Mexican Revolution and Want to Hear From You

Ten of Mexico’s top directors have come together to commemorate the 100 years of the Mexican Revolution this November 20tn with a movie titled: Revolucion. The movie is comprised of ten short plots by these different directors that include such notable names as Gael Garcia-Bernal, Amat Esclante and Diego Luna. continue reading »

Virtual Games and Mobile Apps with Latino Perspective Coming Soon

Virtual Games and Mobile Apps with Latino Perspective Coming Soon

Virtual world maker Hip Venture that runs HipChicas.com (a virtual world for tweens with a Latino perspective) is now moving into social and mobile games for Latinos. continue reading »

‘Tijuana Tornado’ Lost the Fight to Pacquiao but Wins Big Money Thanks to Latino Fans (VIDEO)

Antonio Margarito, known as “Tijuana Tornado” to his fans faced the fabled Manny Pacquiao (who is a Philippine Congressman and talk show favorite) yesterday for the fight of his life and to gain the super welterweight title. He lost in terms of the fight but not in terms of financial reward. continue reading »

Mexico and Central America Face Hundreds of Millions in Repairs from Natural Disasters this Year

Mexico and Central America are facing hundreds of millions of dollars in repairs bills, thanks to 19 major storms thus far this year that occurred in the region. In Oaxaca, Mexico alone, one of the country’s poorest state’s, the government faces $163 million to repair public structures, roads and infrastructures from extreme weather in 2010. continue reading »

Catholic Church Has a Shortage of Exorcists to Handle “People Possessed by Demons”

Catholic Church Has a Shortage of Exorcists to Handle “People Possessed by Demons”

U.S. bishops are looking for a few good men to become exorcists. In response to growing interest in the rite of exorcism and a shortage of trained exorcists nationwide, the bishops are sponsored a two-day conference that just concluded. Interest was great, 56 bishops and 66 priests had signed up. continue reading »