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Mobile Technology to Help Improve Quality of Life for Brazil’s Remote Indigenous Communities

Mobile Technology to Help Improve Quality of Life for Brazil’s Remote Indigenous Communities

The United Nations Foundation and Vodafone Foundation announced a new initiative to identify how mobile technology can increase access to healthcare in Brazil’s indigenous communities. continue reading »

Sheyla Hershey, The Brazilian Woman Who Claims To Have the Largest Breasts In a Coma

Sheyla Hershey, The Brazilian Woman Who Claims To Have the Largest Breasts In a Coma

The Brazilian woman who claimed to have the world’s largest breasts is in a coma, followind a suicide attempt, said a British tabloid. continue reading »

3.1 Million Hispanic Americans Struggle with Arthritis

3.1 Million Hispanic Americans Struggle with Arthritis

Arthritis affected about 3.1 million Hispanics in the United States between 2002 and 2009, and there were wide variations in arthritis rates among Hispanic subgroups, according to a new federal study. continue reading »

Immigrants Cleared in Border Agent Shooting Case

Back on December 14th, 2010, Border Patrol agent Brain Terry was shot and killed in Arizona. The day before the shooting, three immigrants in the area were arrested, but have now been cleared by federal agents. continue reading »

Brazilian Model Crowned Miss “Colita” in Peru

Brazilian Model Crowned Miss “Colita” in Peru

Sandra Alionço, from Brazil was crowned as International Miss "Colita" 2011 last weekend at the Reef Classic surf championship held at Peru's Chilca beach. continue reading »

Tree Planting Brigades Arrive in Haiti from the Dominican Republic

Tree Planting Brigades Arrive in Haiti from the Dominican Republic

The Ministry of Environment in the Dominican Republic has planted more than 380,000 trees in the area of Tirou, Haiti as part of the Green Quisqueya Plan. continue reading »

Univision Launches Game Show Set In… Kmart?  (VIDEO)

Univision Launches Game Show Set In… Kmart?  (VIDEO)

"Arrasa con Todo con Kmart," is the name of Univision's new Spanish speaking game show where contestants compete in a myriad of supermarket themed games and challenges. continue reading »

Latin American Digital Media Company, TERRA, Named Most Innovative in Music Along with Apple

Latin American Digital Media Company, TERRA, Named Most Innovative in Music Along with Apple

Fast Company magazine today named Terra as one of the top 5 Most Innovative Companies in music. Brazil headquartered digital media company, Terra is present in 18 countries and its product Sonora was ranked as No. 5 in the music industry on Fast Company's annual list of the world's continue reading »

UN Urges Latin America to Capitalize on Cancun Climate Accords

UN Urges Latin America to Capitalize on Cancun Climate Accords

The United Nations climate change chief called on Latin American nations to fully capitalize on opportunities to take climate change action to the next level, building on the achievements reached at last year’s conference in Cancún, Mexico. continue reading »

Latino’s Fuel Illinois Population Growth

Latino’s Fuel Illinois Population Growth

The growth of the Latino community since 2000 accounts for the population increase in Illinois in the last decade, according to a National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund analysis of newly released Census 2010 data. continue reading »

“Creating Panic Where Only Vigilance is Warranted Helps Nobody” AZ  Border  Mayors  to Sheriff

“Creating Panic Where Only Vigilance is Warranted Helps Nobody” AZ Border Mayors to Sheriff

As mayors of border communities from Arizona, we would appreciate it if you would not cultivate a culture of fear in our state and to start being accurate about border securitys. continue reading »

Mexico, Especially Cancun Attracting Spring Breakers Despite Violence

Mexico, Especially Cancun Attracting Spring Breakers Despite Violence

Travel Industry experts report that reservations for US College students over spring break in Mexico remain consistent. There are several factors contributing to the bookings despite escalating violence continue reading »

Guatemala President Urges Mexico’s Aide For Those Headed to US

Guatemala President Urges Mexico’s Aide For Those Headed to US

The President of Guatemala, Alvaro Colom is suggesting that Mexico issue temporary immigration permits to Central Americans crossing Mexico to reach the US. This is an effort to provide safer passage to the immigrants who often fall prey to organized crime. continue reading »

Ambassador Melanne S. Vereer Travels to Brazil to Discuss Global Women’s Issues

Ambassador Melanne S. Vereer Travels to Brazil to Discuss Global Women’s Issues

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer will travel to Brazil from February 17 to 19, 2011 to launch events in support of the U.S.-Brazil Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Advancement of Women. continue reading »

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez Denounces Civil Rights Violations in Puerto Rico (VIDEO)

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez Denounces Civil Rights Violations in Puerto Rico (VIDEO)

Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) delivered a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to call national attention to the developing civil rights crisis in Puerto Rico. In recent months, continue reading »