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NYPD Sued: No Spanish-Speakers for Domestic Violence Victims

NYPD Sued: No Spanish-Speakers for Domestic Violence Victims

Five Latina women have brought a federal lawsuit against the New York Police Department for not providing Spanish-speakers when they were involved in domestic abuse situations. continue reading »

Latina Cop Reprimanded for Speaking Spanish, English-Only Says NYC

Latina Cop Reprimanded for Speaking Spanish, English-Only Says NYC

New York police officer Jessenia Guzman filed two complaints with the U.S. Labor Department after she was reprimanded at work for having uttered a phrase in Spanish while on the job. continue reading »

Bronx Man May Have Choked on Bag of Cocaine When Arrested

Bronx Man May Have Choked on Bag of Cocaine When Arrested

Jose Muniz is dead after allegedly swallowing a golf ball-sized bag of cocaine during an altercation with narcotics officers this week. On Wednesday night, Bronx narcotic continue reading »

NYC: Record Number of Latino Teens Graduating from High School

NYC: Record Number of Latino Teens Graduating from High School

The number of Latino students who graduated from New York City's public schools increased by 54 percent in 2012, compared to figures from 2005, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday. continue reading »

Chilean Nanny Suing NYC Family, Claiming “Involuntary Servitude”

Chilean Nanny Suing NYC Family, Claiming “Involuntary Servitude”

A Chilean woman has filed a lawsuit against a New York couple who she says denied her fair pay as well as food and medicine, claiming she was brought to the U.S. and forced into "involuntary servitude." continue reading »

New York City Welcomes Spanish Fashion

New York City Welcomes Spanish Fashion

The Spanish SoHo Mile once again put the New York City spotlight back on the Iberian nation's fashion industry, whose stores are increasingly numerous in that neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. continue reading »

Public Relations Group Launches Scholarship Program for Hispanic Undergrads

Public Relations Group Launches Scholarship Program for Hispanic Undergrads

The Hispanic Public Relations Association's New York Chapter announced the creation of the HPRA-NY Scholarship Program to assist New York area students of Hispanic descent (origin) achieve their educational goals. continue reading »

TRAGEDY: 12-Year-Old Queens Girl Hangs Self After Bullying

TRAGEDY: 12-Year-Old Queens Girl Hangs Self After Bullying

This week, a set of New York parents received the news no parent wants to here -- their daughter was dead. Tragically, it appears the young girl took her own life after being bullied for months. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Laughs as Police Arrest Him For Hate Crime, Fatal Shooting

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Laughs as Police Arrest Him For Hate Crime, Fatal Shooting

A man was arrested in New York after he allegedly shot and killed a gay man in Greenwich Village after following him and his partner down the street yelling homophobic slurs. continue reading »

NYC Considering Allowing Non-Citizens to Vote

NYC Considering Allowing Non-Citizens to Vote

NYC city council is considering allowing non-citizens to vote in local elections if the proposed “Voting by Non-Citizen Residents” legislation passes. continue reading »

Spain’s Chef Adria to Reveal his Creative Process at 2014 NYC Exhibit

Spain’s Chef Adria to Reveal his Creative Process at 2014 NYC Exhibit

Ferran Adria, the man behind El Bulli, hailed as the world's finest restaurant, will offer a glimpse of his creative process in an exhibit set to open here in January 2014. continue reading »

Mexican Director Iñarritu Now Shooting “Birdman” in New York

Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu has begun shooting in New York for his next film, "Birdman," a black comedy starring Michael Keaton, Lindsay Duncan, Zach Galifianakis and Edward Norton, Fox Searchlight Pictures said. continue reading »

Investigative Piece on Wal-Mart in Mexico Wins Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prize foundation announced numerous winners in journalism and letters, drama and music categories. Amongst the winners was the investigative reporting team of David Barstow and Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab of the New York Times. continue reading »

Mark Consuelos Surprises NYC Nurses with Free Trips from Westin Hotels

Mark Consuelos Surprises NYC Nurses with Free Trips from Westin Hotels

Mark Consuelos surprised more than 200 nurses at New York's Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC on Monday with a getaway weekends to any Westin location. continue reading »

Extreme Trafficking: Latino Doctor Arrested for Illegally Trafficking $10M Worth of Oxycodone in NYC

Extreme Trafficking: Latino Doctor Arrested for Illegally Trafficking $10M Worth of Oxycodone in NYC

Dr. Hector Castro and Patricia Rodriguez were arrested for illegally trafficking oxycodone through the Itzama Medical Center in New York to the tune of $10 million. continue reading »