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5 Undocumented Student Protesters Will Not Face Deportation in IN

5 Undocumented Student Protesters Will Not Face Deportation in IN

Five student protesters arrested during Mondays protest at the Indiana Statehouse will not face deportation. continue reading »

Dominican Sentenced to 24 Yrs in Prison for Drug Smuggling Through Port of Savannah

Dominican Sentenced to 24 Yrs in Prison for Drug Smuggling Through Port of Savannah

Jose Orlando Garcia Duran, 33, a native of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced Wednesday to 286 months in federal prison for his role in smuggling cocaine and heroin through the Port of Savannah. continue reading »

U.S. Hispanics Driving U.S. Food Spending Growth

U.S. Hispanics Driving U.S. Food Spending Growth

The food and beverage industry is counting on current research data that shows the dormant U.S. food, beverage and restaurant growth is and will be driven by the U.S. Hispanic consumer. continue reading »

East Pilsen Neighbors Lose Fight Against All-Night Hot Dog Joint

Despite neighbors’ objections, a judge has ruled that Express Grill, an all-night polish sausage stand business, can continue the construction on their new location in East Pilsen. continue reading »

‘The Storm That Swept Mexico’ PBS Special on the Mexican Revolution to Debut

‘The Storm That Swept Mexico’ PBS Special on the Mexican Revolution to Debut

THE STORM THAT SWEPT MEXICO is a vibrant new two-hour PBS special that tells the epic story of the Mexican Revolution of 1910, the first major political and social revolution of the 20th century continue reading »

Border Agents Killed Today are Identified by Sec. Janet Napolitano

Border Agents Killed Today are Identified by Sec. Janet Napolitano

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano addressed the death of two Arizona border agents, killed earlier today in a SUV-train crash. Reports are attributing the auto accident to the pursuit of several illegal border crossers that might of been drug smugglers. continue reading »

Mexican Pres. Calderon Confirms that Country Has No Plan to Make Pemex Oil Public

Mexican Pres. Calderon Confirms that Country Has No Plan to Make Pemex Oil Public

Tuesday, the President of Mexico, Felipe Calderon clarified that rumors of the government-owned Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) going public are not true, but he does have plans for a second attempt at oil reform before his term ends in 2012. continue reading »

Take a Peek Onto “Miss Bala,” Mexican Movie Competing in Cannes  (VIDEO)

Take a Peek Onto “Miss Bala,” Mexican Movie Competing in Cannes (VIDEO)

Take a peek onto “Miss Bala,” Mexican movie competing in Cannes. The movie is loosely based on the life of Laura Zúñiga, a beauty queen who gets caught up in Mexico’s drug war. continue reading »

Latinos Economically at Risk with Proposed Social Security Benefit Changes

Latinos Economically at Risk with Proposed Social Security Benefit Changes

Social Security benefits are particularly important to Latinos because of their lower socioeconomic status, higher rates of disability and longer life expectancy; almost half of all Latino elders would live in poverty without Social Security benefits. continue reading »

Mexico May Have Mass Grave Record After Another Found in Durango

Mexico May Have Mass Grave Record After Another Found in Durango

In the last month, officials in Durango, Mexico have been to the sites of a number of mass graves, adding another on Tuesday. In total, 180 bodies have been found in the colonial town. continue reading »

Deadly Crash Kills Two Border Agents in Pursuit of Illegal Border Crossers

Deadly Crash Kills Two Border Agents in Pursuit of Illegal Border Crossers

Arizona authorities and U.S. Border Patrol are reporting two Border Patrol agents were killed when their SUV was hit by a moving freight train in Arizona. continue reading »

Number of Border Arrests of Undocumented Immigrants Down By More Than 50% Since 2006

Number of Border Arrests of Undocumented Immigrants Down By More Than 50% Since 2006

According to federal statistics, the number of arrests of those heading north across the U.S.-Mexico border illegally has dropped by more than half in the last five years. continue reading »

Calling all Female Sopranos:  Tenors Plácido Domingo and José Carreras to Form Another Trio

Calling all Female Sopranos:  Tenors Plácido Domingo and José Carreras to Form Another Trio

Tenors Plácido Domingo and José Carreras are set to form another trio. In contrast with the memorable trio the pair made with the late Pavarotti, the new group would include a soprano. continue reading »

School District in North Carolina Accused of Discrimination

School District in North Carolina Accused of Discrimination

A North Carolina school district has been accused of discriminating against Latino students, and formal complaint has been filed with the U.S. Department of Education. continue reading »

Shooting of Mexican-Americans Believed to Have Been Fueled by Anti-Immigrant Feelings

Shooting of Mexican-Americans Believed to Have Been Fueled by Anti-Immigrant Feelings

A father and son were shot in Hudspeth County, just east of El Paso County in Texas, when they allege a rancher shot them, believing they were undocumented immigrants trespassing on his land. continue reading »