Latino State News

UN Approves Funds for Flood Ravaged El Salvador

UN Approves Funds for Flood Ravaged El Salvador

The United Nations reported it has approved an emergency cash grant for El Salvador and sent additional staff to the country as it beefs up efforts to help the Government respond to severe floods that have affected five other countries after heavy rainfall in Central America. continue reading »

Lobbying for Free Trade Pacts with Panama and Colombia, News Corp. Direct Benefit

According to federal records, Rupert Murdoch’s global media empire News Corp. lobbied in favor of the free trade pact with Panama. The free trade pact with the Latin American country makes it harder to crack dow continue reading »

Rio de Janeiro Prepares for Dengue Epidemic

Rio de Janeiro Prepares for Dengue Epidemic

As summer approaches south of the equator, Rio de Janeiro braces for the season’s worst enemy: Dengue Fever. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Woman Who Drowned Infant Child in 1986 Now Stabs Mother in Face

LATINO BLOTTER: Woman Who Drowned Infant Child in 1986 Now Stabs Mother in Face

In 1986, Lorenza Delgadillo Penguelly was charged with killing her 5-month-old daughter. Monday, she was arrested for attacking her mother with a knife. Though convicted for killing her , Penguelly’s lawyers su continue reading »

WATCH Stephen Colbert Take on Herman Cain’s Picturesque Quips (VIDEO)

WATCH Stephen Colbert Take on Herman Cain’s Picturesque Quips (VIDEO)

Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert poked some fun at Republican Candidate Herman Cain’s “joke” about putting an electrified fence on the border. continue reading »

Missing CA Teen Contacts Mother via Facebook, Says She’s In Mexico, Married and Pregnant

Missing CA Teen Contacts Mother via Facebook, Says She’s In Mexico, Married and Pregnant

A California mother is both relieved and worried after receiving a Facebook message from a teenage daughter who vanished months ago. Sheri Simonek was terrified when her 15-year-old daughter, Alisa Wheeler, disappeared four months ago. continue reading »

Meet Director Rodrigo Garcia and his new Project “Albert Nobbs” (VIDEO)

Meet Director Rodrigo Garcia and his new Project “Albert Nobbs” (VIDEO)

Rodrigo García is the film director son of Colombian Nobel Prize writer Gabriel García Márquez. In Garcia's latest film “Albert Nobbs”, Glenn Close poses as a man so she can work as a butler in 19th Century continue reading »

Owner of Juarez Women’s Shelter Being Investigated for Abuse, Human Trafficking

Owner of Juarez Women’s Shelter Being Investigated for Abuse, Human Trafficking

A battered women’s shelter in Mexico is at the center of a human trafficking, abuse, and forced prostitution investigation, where a woman thought to be “a charitable soul” has been accused of abusing the women of the shelter. continue reading »

WATCH Chef José Andrés Make Conan A Power Tool Cocktail (VIDEO)

WATCH Chef José Andrés Make Conan A Power Tool Cocktail (VIDEO)

Spanish Chef José Andrés recently won the coveted James Beard Foundation's Outstanding Chef Award, the highest honor a chef can achieve in America. continue reading »

Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony Talent Show “¡Q’Viva! The Chosen” Signs Deals with 3 Major Networks

Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony Talent Show “¡Q’Viva! The Chosen” Signs Deals with 3 Major Networks

Paving the way for its worldwide television debut in the first quarter of 2012, Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, and Jamie King, announced Wednesday the first three of 21 broadcast network deals continue reading »

Arnold’s First Post-Governator Lead Role: Border Patrol Beefcake

Arnold’s First Post-Governator Lead Role: Border Patrol Beefcake

The former California Governor is making a Hollywood comeback, with a film that is equal parts Joe Arpaio, High Noon and Terminator. continue reading »

2,000+ Sharks Massacred by Costa Rican Boats in Colombian Sanctuary

2,000+ Sharks Massacred by Costa Rican Boats in Colombian Sanctuary

Russian divers visiting Malpelo, a Colombian ocean sanctuary reported the disaster to authorities. Russian divers on a visit to the Colombian marine sanctuary of Malpelo, a UNESCO World Heritage site, continue reading »

Mexican Marijuana Backpacker Caught at Border with Carpet Cleaning Shoes to Conceal Footprints

Mexican Marijuana Backpacker Caught at Border with Carpet Cleaning Shoes to Conceal Footprints

Communications Division Border Patrol agents assigned to the Tucson Sector, a component of the Joint Field Command-Arizona, apprehended a Mexican national yesterday in connection with the seizure of 187 pounds of marijuana. continue reading »

Walmart Donates $1 Million for Latino Youth Leadership Development

Walmart Donates $1 Million for Latino Youth Leadership Development

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), the nation's premier Latino youth leadership development and educational organization, announced a new $1 million grant from Walmart to continue the fall and spring semesters of its award-winning Congressional Internship Program (CIP) through 2015. continue reading »

Little Village Web App Wins Key Award

Little Village Web App Wins Key Award

Residents of Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood on the city’s southwest side are working to transform a 23-acre capped Superfund site into a vibrant, continue reading »