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Latin American Economies Doing Well Inspite of Global Economic Problems Say Economic Ministers

Latin American Economies Doing Well Inspite of Global Economic Problems Say Economic Ministers

Latin America and the Caribbean continue to weather relatively well the problems currently afflicting the global economy, Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno said today at a meeting of central bankers and finance ministers. continue reading »

National Awareness Campaign Continues to Build Support for Creation of American Latino Museum

National Awareness Campaign Continues to Build Support for Creation of American Latino Museum

With a series of regional awareness and fundraising events successfully hosted in the key cities of New York, Los Angeles, Washington, DC and Miami, the nonprofit organization at the heart of the movement, to build an American Latino Museum, Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) continue reading »

Tecate Beer Bust in Los Angeles Gets 3 Teens in A Lot of Trouble

Tecate Beer Bust in Los Angeles Gets 3 Teens in A Lot of Trouble

This week in odd news has a Tecate beer bust getting local three California teens in a lot of legal hot water. It all started when three Covina 19-year-olds decided they needed a 30-pack of Tecate beer no matter what. continue reading »

Dominican-American Francisco Nunez Wins MacArthur Genius Award

Dominican-American Francisco Nunez Wins MacArthur Genius Award

Dominican-American Francisco Nunez, a choral conductor and composer who has made a difference to the lives of so many inner-city children in New York City, has been awarded the 2011 Genius Award by the MacArthur Foundation. The award comes with a prize of US$500,000 that the winner can spend as he pleases. The funds will be received over a five year period, and Nunez has already announced they will help add more singers to the program. continue reading »

Honduras to Benefit from $21 Million Aid to Cut Poverty in Rural Areas

Honduras to Benefit from $21 Million Aid to Cut Poverty in Rural Areas

Small producers in rural areas of Honduras will be the main beneficiaries of a new United Nations-backed project that will invest $21 million to combat poverty in the north of the country. continue reading »

Hispanics in Higher Ed Inspired by the Words & Story of Rachel Moran, Dean of UCLA Law School

Hispanics in Higher Ed Inspired by the Words & Story of Rachel Moran, Dean of UCLA Law School

When Rachel F. Moran was in elementary school she overheard a teacher say, “Such a bright girl. Too bad there’s no future for her.” Even then she realized that her educational prognosis was wrapped up in perceptions of her Mexican ancestry. Moran, now Dean of the UCLA School of Law, has overcome many obstacles on her road to success. She details these, and the importance of connecting with mentors, in the just published 2011 Tomás Rivera Lecture. continue reading »

White House to Host First-Ever Hispanic-Focused Online Roundtable

White House to Host First-Ever Hispanic-Focused Online Roundtable

Next week President Obama and the White House will host the first-ever Hispanic-focused online roundtable in partnership with Yahoo! media that will be live streamed. The event is slated for Wednesday, September 28 continue reading »

Another Murder Victim by Narcos in Mexico Linked to Use of Social Media

Another Murder Victim by Narcos in Mexico Linked to Use of Social Media

The decapitation murder of Marisol Macias Castañeda is being linked to her web postings on a social network in Mexico making it the third such killing. continue reading »

NBA Postpones 2011-2012 Training Camps & Cancels 43 Preseason Games.

NBA Postpones 2011-2012 Training Camps & Cancels 43 Preseason Games.

The NBA announced today that player training camps for the 2011-12 season have been postponed indefinitely because a new collective bargaining agreement has not been reached with the National Basketball Players Association. Training camps were scheduled to open on October 3. continue reading »

Seniors Continue to Suffer in Silence as Number in Poverty on Rise

Seniors Continue to Suffer in Silence as Number in Poverty on Rise

Recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that the overall number of older adults living in poverty has increased. Even more significant is the number of seniors who have experienced an increase in economic insecurity—or those simply living on the edge. continue reading »

Amazon Indian Nomad Beaten Up by Loggers

Amazon Indian Nomad Beaten Up by Loggers

A man of the Awá tribe, one of the last nomadic hunter-gatherer tribes remaining in Brazil, has been brutally attacked by loggers who have invaded the Awá’s land. continue reading »

Renewing the American Dream: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by Helping Hispanic Businesses Grow

Renewing the American Dream: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by Helping Hispanic Businesses Grow

I was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, but have lived in Connecticut, Texas, Ohio and currently in New York City. As such, I am one of millions of Puerto Ricans who have embarked on what we have come to call the "guagua aerea" (or "airbus" in Spanish) which exemplifies the constant flux of Puerto Ricans coming from or moving back to the Island. continue reading »

Stop Matias’ Deportation- Sign Petition Here

Stop Matias’ Deportation- Sign Petition Here

After years of fighting for the DREAM Act and an opportunity to gain legal status, Matias Ramos was told by immigration authorities to leave the country in less than 14 days. continue reading »

Diana Nyad Makes Another Attempt to Swim From Cuba to Florida

Diana Nyad Makes Another Attempt to Swim From Cuba to Florida

62-year-old Diana Nyad is once again trying to swim from Cuba to Florida. She set out yesterday, a month after she had to abandon her previous attempt in part because of a severe asthma attack, reports AP. continue reading »

Mike Stauffer for Maricopa Sheriff blasts Paul Babeu and Joe Arpaio

Mike Stauffer for Maricopa Sheriff blasts Paul Babeu and Joe Arpaio

Just in from Mike Stauffer’s facebook page. He gets it, and I’m glad he has more common sense than Paul Babeu and Joe Arpaio (the newest tweedle dee and tweedle dumb of Arizona). continue reading »