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Brazil to Spend $163 Million to Save its Atlantic Forest

Brazil to Spend $163 Million to Save its Atlantic Forest

Brazil plans to spend $162.5 million for the conservation, sustainable use and socio-enviornmental recovery of its Atlantic forest, one of the planet's most threatened biosystems. Only 7.5 percent of the Atlantic forest remains in Brazil. continue reading »

Introducing HS News NEW Mercado Section!

Introducing HS News NEW Mercado Section!

Come fill your cart with selected items chosen just for you! Music, Shoes, Jewelry, Home Goods, Clothing, Books, Toys, DVD’s, Tools and more. GREAT PRICES. Come Enjoy the Selections and Savings!!! continue reading »

Challenges to Food Spending in Hispanic Households

Challenges to Food Spending in Hispanic Households

The good news: Hispanic families are spending proportionally more than non-Hispanic families on food, however, there is ample evidence that their food budgets may be insufficient to meet the nutritional needs of all members of the household—including children. continue reading »

Efforts to Increase Latino Voters Making Headway

Efforts to Increase Latino Voters Making Headway

Across the country numerous Hispanic organizations are registering and engaging Latinos in the political process. Most notably Democracia USA has 100,000 new Latino voters registered thus far this year. The new voters were reached either through canvassing and media outreach. continue reading »

26th Street Mexican Independence Day Parade

26th Street Mexican Independence Day Parade

Celebrate Mexican Independence at the 26th St. Mexican Independence Day Parade on Sept. 12th in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood. continue reading »

Are Latin American Country’s Generous?

Are Latin American Country’s Generous?

The Gallup World Giving Index has just released its list of the most generous countries for 2010 and no the United States was not number one, it was tied for fifth place with Switzerland. continue reading »

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Falling Short on its Mission

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Falling Short on its Mission

The most recent annual report by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) shows that they are falling short of their mandate to hold the federal government accountable for equal opportunity practices. continue reading »

Castro: “The Cuban model doesn’t even work for us anymore.”

“The Cuban model doesn’t even work for us anymore” admitted Fidel Castro to Atlantic Monthly’s Jeffrey Goldberg. His response came after Goldberg had asked him if Soviet-style communism was still worth exporting to other countries continue reading »

Chávez Visita Cuba por Sorpresa; se Reúne con Fidel y Raúl Castro

Chávez Visita Cuba por Sorpresa; se Reúne con Fidel y Raúl Castro

El mandatario venezolano, que ya abandonó La Habana, sostuvo primero un encuentro "emotivo y fraternal" con el ex presidente. continue reading »

Mexico Spending $1 billion to Strengthen Finances and Fiscal Management Policies

Mexico Spending $1 billion to Strengthen Finances and Fiscal Management Policies

During 2009 the Mexican economy suffered its worst contraction since the 1930s, due to declining international financial markets and the sharp drop in exports. This caused a sharp drop in fiscal income, both from taxes and from petroleum activity. continue reading »

Costa Rican Banks Set to offer “Green Loans”

One of Costa Rica's large banking networks, Banco Promerica de Costa Rica, is getting ready to develop a portfolio of environmentally sustainable loans known as "green loans" which will strengthen the eco-business in the country. The green loans help increase investment and sustainable banking practices in the country, fostering environmental, social and economic benefits. continue reading »

Mexico’s Wind Generators bring Electricity to Poor Oaxaca Region (VIDEO)

Mexico’s Wind Generators bring Electricity to Poor Oaxaca Region (VIDEO)

Architect Porfirio Sanchez helps the Oaxaca Mexico communities use renewable energy sources to provide electricity. Mother Earth Institute holds workshops to help people design a simple generator that coverts wind and sun into electricity. By teaching people how to install and maintain these simple machines, their lives are transformed; for most it is the first time in their lives they have had electricity. This green program has potential benefits for all rural areas with out electricity and the DIY wind farms are designed with great simplicity. continue reading »

UPDATE: Bodies of Investigators Found in Tamaulipas Mexico

UPDATE: Prosecutor Roberto Suarez Vazquez and Juan Carlos Suarez Sanchez, a top security official, disappeared the day after they began the investigation into the deaths of 72 migrants in Tamaulipas. Two bodies have been located northeast of San Fernando. Documents on the bodies matched those of the missing investigators but DNA tests have also been ordered to confirm identities. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Artistic Duo Selected to Represent the U.S. at Venice Art Biennale (VIDEO)

Puerto Rican Artistic Duo Selected to Represent the U.S. at Venice Art Biennale (VIDEO)

The U.S. Cultural Affairs Department (ECA) announced the selection of Puerto Rico-based artist collaborative Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla as the United States’ representation to the 54th International Art continue reading »

Missing Children Case in Belize Highlight Influence of Occult in Region

Missing Children Case in Belize Highlight Influence of Occult in Region

It’s day eight and the disappearance of two siblings from Toledo, Belize remains a mystery. Since Monday police have been scouring the area, but up to now, there are continue reading »