Latino State News

Paraguay Urged to Pass Laws Protecting Rights of Women and Indians

Paraguay Urged to Pass Laws Protecting Rights of Women and Indians

New laws are urgently needed in Paraguay to protect the rights of minorities, in particular women and indigenous people, a top United Nations human rights official has said, calling on the Government to scale up its efforts to stop discrimination and injustice towards these groups. continue reading »

IL Attorney General Urges Banning Use of Phone Number as Credit Cards

Attorney General Lisa Madigan today urged the Federal Communications Commission to implement a nationwide ban on phone bill “cramming,” a practice that uses unaware continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Nearly 100 lb of Illegal Mexican Bologna Smuggled Inside Truck Tires

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Nearly 100 lb of Illegal Mexican Bologna Smuggled Inside Truck Tires

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized eight rolls of Mexican bologna this morning. The prohibited product was hidden in the spare tire of a truck that entered the port from Mexico. The contraband meat weighed a total of 76 pounds. continue reading »

UNO to Receive $35 Million Grant for City’s Charter School Program

This week, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will funnel $35 million to the United Neighborhood Organization (UNO) which runs a charter school program. continue reading »

Two Florida Women Arrested for Encouraging Young Girls to Fight (VIDEO)

Two Florida Women Arrested for Encouraging Young Girls to Fight (VIDEO)

Two Florida women have been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor for organizing a fight between two young girls, a fight which was shot in front of a closed sheriff’s office and put on YouTube. continue reading »

“Lifetime” Orders Pilot of Antonio Banderas & Melanie Griffith “American Housewife” Drama

“Lifetime” Orders Pilot of Antonio Banderas & Melanie Griffith “American Housewife” Drama

Antonio Banderas and wife Melanie Griffith will executive produce a pilot for a Lifetime drama, based on an idea by Banderas, and writer Erik Jendersen (Band of Brothers). American Housewife continue reading »

Check Out “PadInTheCity” Madrid’s iPad Rental Service, First in the World

Check Out “PadInTheCity” Madrid’s iPad Rental Service, First in the World

The tourist iPads include apps for entertainment and games, Spanish, English and German newspapers, hotel and flight information, car rental services, currency converters and more! continue reading »

MISSING “PERSON”: Captain Morgan Vanishes from Store Front in Key West

MISSING “PERSON”: Captain Morgan Vanishes from Store Front in Key West

It appears someone in Florida is either a kleptomaniac with a penchant for iconic statues or someone looking to sell to one, as statues seem to be disappearing lately. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Narcotics Officers Give Addict Drugs, Force Her to Perform Sex Acts

LATINO BLOTTER: Narcotics Officers Give Addict Drugs, Force Her to Perform Sex Acts

During the trial of a New York narcotics officer, claims were made that he gave a woman drugs before forcing her to perform oral sex on him. During the bench trial of Jason Arbeeny continue reading »

U.S. Citizen Children of Undocumented Immigrants Face Educational Disadvantages

U.S. Citizen Children of Undocumented Immigrants Face Educational Disadvantages

A professor at the University of California at Irvine has documented the persistent educational disadvantages of U.S. citizen children of undocumented immigrants from Mexico currently in the Los Angeles area of Southland, noting that they are less likely to graduate high school than peers with parents legally in the U.S., and on average, attend two years less of study. continue reading »

2,600 Beer Cans Delivered to Rio De Janeiro Jail For Criminal Cops

2,600 Beer Cans Delivered to Rio De Janeiro Jail For Criminal Cops

Rio’s radio station “BandNews FM” has reported that police officers are investigating the person who allowed 243 gallons of beer to enter a Brazilian prison. continue reading »

Demi Lovato to Sing National Anthem at World Series Game 5

Demi Lovato to Sing National Anthem at World Series Game 5

A fan-made Twitter petition resulted in Demi Lovato singing the national anthem for tonight’s World Series clash between the Rangers and the Cardinals, currently tied at 2 games each. continue reading »

Gossip Blogger Perez Hilton to take On Spanish-Speaking Acting Role in MTV’s “Popland”

Gossip Blogger Perez Hilton to take On Spanish-Speaking Acting Role in MTV’s “Popland”

Gossip blogger Perez Hilton has been slated to make a guest appearances for MTV's tr3s new daily scripted series "Popland". The series follows he journey of Carla (played by Sara Cobo) continue reading »

Bolivia to Bring More Drinkable Water to Rural Areas Thanks to Aid from Spain

Bolivia to Bring More Drinkable Water to Rural Areas Thanks to Aid from Spain

Bolivia will improve its drinking water, sanitation and wastewater treatment services in rural communities and small towns with a $20 million grant from the Spanish Cooperation Fund continue reading »

Latin Grammy Performance Line-up Includes Shakira, Mana with Prince Royce and Others

Latin Grammy Performance Line-up Includes Shakira, Mana with Prince Royce and Others

Calle 13, Franco De Vita with Alejandra Guzman, Mana with Prince Royce, Shakira, Sie7e, and Marco Antonio Solis are the first performers announced for the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards telecast, continue reading »