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State of Illinois Budget  Proposed that Would Slash Services to Immigrants by 74% from Last Year

State of Illinois Budget Proposed that Would Slash Services to Immigrants by 74% from Last Year

This week a new State of Illinois budget was proposed that would slash services to immigrants by 74% from 2010, and cut refugee services by 69% next year. continue reading »

USDA Unveils Spanish-language Nutritional Info and Food Access Guides

USDA Unveils Spanish-language Nutritional Info and Food Access Guides

USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon today joined local business leaders, retailers and community members at Sedano's Supermarket to unveil the Spanish-language Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Retail continue reading »

Egypt  2.0 - Cuba Watches with a Hopeful Eye

Egypt 2.0 - Cuba Watches with a Hopeful Eye

Darkness and light in Tahrir Square, a red phosphorescence glow interrupted by the camera flashes and the glowing screens of mobile phones. continue reading »

U.S. and Brazil Set to Sign Extensive Science Accords When President Visits in March

U.S. and Brazil Set to Sign Extensive Science Accords When President Visits in March

The U.S. and Brazil are set to sign extensive science accords when President Obama visits Latin America next month. The science and technology agreements will help Brazil, the largest country in Latin America, i continue reading »

Telemundo Expands Its Market Outreach with Launch of New Social Media Initiative

Telemundo Expands Its Market Outreach with Launch of New Social Media Initiative

The Telemundo Communications Group announced that they are launching a new social media unit in an effort to maintain its strength in the Hispanic market and to attractive new viewers from its #1 rival the Univision network. continue reading »

Sandstrom’s Tough immigration Bill Sails Through Utah’s House

Sandstrom’s Tough immigration Bill Sails Through Utah’s House

HB 70 has been 10 months in the making and finally made it to the Utah House yesterday for a vote. Passing 58-15, even the sponsor was surprised by the strong support. continue reading »

Rhode Island Reps Want In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants

Rhode Island Reps Want In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants

Two Rhode Island lawmakers are proposing a bill that would grant in-state tuition to illegal immigrant students if the meet residency requirements. Sen. Juan M. Pichardo and Rep. Grace Diaz, both Democrats from Providence, will be introducing the bill soon. continue reading »

Coffee Prices Hit 14 Yrs High due to Brazil, Mexico and Others Weak Harvests

Coffee Prices Hit 14 Yrs High due to Brazil, Mexico and Others Weak Harvests

Next time you go to get your favorite cup of Joe in the morning and are startled at the price, you can thank Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and other coffee producing nations “disappointing” crops for that. continue reading »

Beauty Queen Told to Lay Off the Taco’s Gets Crown Back (VIDEO)

Beauty Queen Told to Lay Off the Taco’s Gets Crown Back (VIDEO)

Miss San Antonio, who was stripped of her crown for eating too many tacos and gaining weight as well as other infractions, was temporarily reinstated on Friday. Domonique Ramirez, 17, had sued organizers of the Miss San Antonio pageant, whose winner gets a shot at becoming Miss Texas and possibly Miss America. Pageant officials removed Ramirez as Miss San Antonio last month after telling the teenager she violated numerous rules of her contract. continue reading »

Pew Hispanic Center-New Statistical Profiles of Latino & Foreign Born Populations in the U.S.

Pew Hispanic Center-New Statistical Profiles of Latino & Foreign Born Populations in the U.S.

The Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center, has released updated statistical profiles of the Latino and foreign-born populations in the U.S. Based on the Center's tabulations from the Census Bureau's 2009 continue reading »

(Logan Square) WORD TO THE MOTHER

You are invited to our newly opened gallery and office space! We will kick off our grand opening with an exhibition titled “Word to the Mother” of recent works by homegrown artists Lauren Feece, Chris Tavares Silva, continue reading »

RELAX this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

RELAX this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

RELAX this weekend with a Latin American natural wonder. Guess What and Where this is? continue reading »

Smithsonian Explores History and Experiences of Black Latinos in the United States

Smithsonian Explores History and Experiences of Black Latinos in the United States

The Smithsonian Latino Center and the National Museum of American History will host a panel conversation and book signing for the newly released book The Afro-Latin@ Reader Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. in the museum’s Carmichael Auditorium. The panel consists of the book’s editors, Miriam Jiménez Román and Juan Flores, with contributing author María Rosario Jackson and Washington D.C.-based activist Roland Roebuck. The book will be available for purchase at the conclusion of the conversation. This program is free and open to the public. continue reading »

English-only Bill in Minnesota Legislature is a Racist and Anti-Immigrant Attack

English-only Bill in Minnesota Legislature is a Racist and Anti-Immigrant Attack

This year Representative Steve Drazkowski (R-Mazeppa) has brought forward a bill for the third time in the state legislature, HF0064, to make English the official and only language of Minnesota. Senator Bill Ingebrigsten (R-Alexandria) is putting forward the same proposal in the Senate, SF0175. continue reading »

U.S. Dept of Education Visits Puerto Rico to Monitor Use of Their Education Dollars

U.S. Dept of Education Visits Puerto Rico to Monitor Use of Their Education Dollars

General Counsel Charlie Rose, along with other senior Department officials, including Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Carl Harris, and Deputy Chief of Staff Eric Waldo, are visiting Puerto Rico this week as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s ongoing monitoring and compliance of the Puerto Rico Department of Education (PRDE) and their use of education dollars. continue reading »