Latino State News

Nearly All Dominican Provinces Report Cases of Cholera

Nearly All Dominican Provinces Report Cases of Cholera

According to the Associated Press, health officials in the Dominican Republic are reporting hundreds of new cholera cases as the disease spreads to almost all of the nation’s provinces. continue reading »

Remains of Chilean President Salvador Allende Exhumed: Suicide or Murder?

Remains of Chilean President Salvador Allende Exhumed: Suicide or Murder?

Remains of Chilean President Salvador Allende have been exhumed to determine once and for all was it Suicide or Murder? The remains of the socialist leader were exhumed Monday to try to determine whether he was killed or committed suicide. continue reading »

Green Afterlife: Barcelona Designer Creates Urn That Turns Your Ashes Into a Tree

Green Afterlife: Barcelona Designer Creates Urn That Turns Your Ashes Into a Tree

“Bios Urn” is a project by Barcelona based Martín Azúa, designed to “reintegrate humans to the natural cycle of life,” after their own cycle, has ended. continue reading »

North and South Lawndale Students Create Mural-Art through NHS of Chicago’s New Art Program

After nine months of education, planning and preparation by creators of Art Forward, more than 100 west side students and community members in eight grade schools, high schools and nonprofit organizations in North Lawndale, South Lawndale (encompassing Little Village/26th Street) continue reading »

‘There’s a Benedict Arnold Feeling’ Latinos Say of Senator Rubio’s No Vote for the Dream Act

‘There’s a Benedict Arnold Feeling’ Latinos Say of Senator Rubio’s No Vote for the Dream Act

Many in the Latino community and its leadership are still reeling from Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio’s stance on the DREAM Act – which is a no vote. The Cuban-American senator, is only one of two Hispanics in the senate and the son of Cuban immigrant-exiles. continue reading »

Thousands Turn Out for Beatification of Sister Dulce in Brazil

Thousands Turn Out for Beatification of Sister Dulce in Brazil

Close to 70,000 turned out on Sunday in Brazil for the beatification of Sister Dulce Lopez, including President Dilma Rousseff, while thousands others watched the live broadcast. continue reading »

New Kiosk Aims to Fight Breast Cancer in Humboldt Park

When Humboldt Park resident Carmen Fonseca's mammography appointment was cancelled due to Chicago's massive February snowstorm, she took it as a sign that everything was probably okay continue reading »

UNESCO to Name Three Brazilians as Goodwill Ambassadors

UNESCO to Name Three Brazilians as Goodwill Ambassadors

Three Brazilians – a businessman, a designer and an artist – will be formally named Goodwill Ambassadors for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Friday, the agency announced today. continue reading »

Study Reveals Incas Prospered Thanks to Llama Poop

Study Reveals Incas Prospered Thanks to Llama Poop

New research identifies llama dung as the key to the success of the Incan empire before the arrival of Europeans in South America. At the height of their success as a civilization in the 14th and 15 centuries, continue reading »

Settlement Reached Against Georgia Officers Who Beat Hispanic Man, Believing He Was Undocumented

Settlement Reached Against Georgia Officers Who Beat Hispanic Man, Believing He Was Undocumented

Last year, Angel Francisco Castro Torres was beaten by Georgia police for what the officers involved in the beating admit was simply the color of his skin. After being beaten then detained for months, Castro-Torrres, continue reading »

The Effects of Having Undocumented Immigrants as Parents: A Study

The Effects of Having Undocumented Immigrants as Parents: A Study

A report from a Harvard developmental and community psychologist has revealed how being undocumented parents effects the lives of their children. In a recent Congressional briefing on “Children in Immigrant Families,” Prof. Hirokazu Yo continue reading »

Latinos Take Home Some Top Awards at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards

Latinos Take Home Some Top Awards at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards

Bruno Mars, Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, and Taio Cruz took home some of Billboard’s top awards this weekend, while Justin Bieber broke a few more hearts with a kiss for his girlfriend, Selena Gomez. continue reading »

Elephant Beetle (It’s SCARY Big) from Costa Rica Comes to Visit U.S. Zoos

Elephant Beetle (It’s SCARY Big) from Costa Rica Comes to Visit U.S. Zoos

The San Antonio Zoo is welcoming a very BIG and scary bug from Costa Rica – the elephant beetle. You would think the fact this beetle noshes on rotting fruit and oozing tree sap would be enough to put this critter as a Yuk but it’s the size that is unsettling. continue reading »

U.S. Rum Tax Benefitting Puerto Rico Under Government Scrutiny with New Legislation

U.S. Rum Tax Benefitting Puerto Rico Under Government Scrutiny with New Legislation

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) has re-introduced legislation to ensure that more taxpayer money for the U.S. territories is used to invest in job creation and vital public services instead of subsidizing foreign corporations. continue reading »

Suspect in 1994 Pilsen Shooting Arrested Trying to Re-enter U.S. from Mexico

Alfredo Marin, 39, has been arrested in San Diego and brought to Chicago to face murder charges for the 1994 shooting that occurred in Pilsen. The murder took place on April 2, when Marin and the unidentified victim were fighting at the 2000 block of South Allport and Marin allegedly proceeded to shooting the victim several times. continue reading »