Latino State News

Using Social Media for Crime in Mexico

Though kidnappings and violence are still a very real issue in Mexico, people are still vacationing there, but security professionals are warning wealthy vacationers to be aware that kidnappers are now using social media to collect details about them. continue reading »

Candidate Gets Prison Time for Telling Immigrants in Mailer They May Not Vote

Candidate Gets Prison Time for Telling Immigrants in Mailer They May Not Vote

A Republican running for Congress in Orange County California has been convicted of obstruction of justice when he told authorities he had no knowledge of a letter sent out in 2006 during the campaign. 14,000 letters were sent to Democrats with Latino surnames when Tan Nguyen was trying to unseat Democratic Rep Loretta Sanchez. continue reading »

Majority of Americans, 67 %, Think Its Ok for States to Enforce Immigration if Government is Not

Majority of Americans, 67 %, Think Its Ok for States to Enforce Immigration if Government is Not

In response to the Justice Department challenge of its effort to crack down on illegal immigration, Arizona has sued the federal government for failing to enforce immigration laws. continue reading »

Fellowship Program for Science and Engineering Students - Hispanic Students Only

Fellowship Program for Science and Engineering Students - Hispanic Students Only

ExxonMobil, one of the world’s largest companies and America’s leading oil & gas corporation, has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to create one of the most distinguished fellowships in STEM fields continue reading »

Study: Most Central & South American Frog Species Extinct or Disappearing

Study: Most Central & South American Frog Species Extinct or Disappearing

More than a hundred researchers from 21 nations ran a five month long project looking to confirm whether any of 100 amphibian species believed to be extinct are still alive. continue reading »

In 13 out of 13 State Census Reports Released, Hispanic Population Exceeds Estimates

In 13 out of 13 State Census Reports Released, Hispanic Population Exceeds Estimates

In 13 of the 13 states for which the Census Bureau has released information thus far, the Hispanic populations have exceeded the Census's most recent projections continue reading »

Brazil-China Deepen Their Ties with Cross-Listings of Stocks

Brazil-China Deepen Their Ties with Cross-Listings of Stocks

In an other example of growing ties between Brazil and China, both countries will cross-listing their stocks on each other’s respective stock exchanges. continue reading »

Rahm Emanuel Riding Around Chicago Dancing with Lady Gaga and Even Meditating with Oprah (VIDEO)

Rahm Emanuel riding around neon Chicago on a "Hot Dog Cycle," dancing with Lady Gaga and even meditating with Oprah. continue reading »

Virginia Senate Kills 10 Immigration Bills

Virginia Senate Kills 10 Immigration Bills

A Senate subcommittee rejected 10 illegal immigration–related bills late Wednesday to the cheers of the many Hispanic Virginians who filled the hearing room. continue reading »

ICE to Audit 1,000 Companies Hiring Records

ICE to Audit 1,000 Companies Hiring Records

The Obama Administration is increasing pressure on employers to only hire qualified employees. ICE will audit 1,000 companies’ I-9 files and the documents employees used to fill out the form. continue reading »

Univision Honored as One of Nation’s 50 Most Innovative Companies along With Google

Univision Honored as One of Nation’s 50 Most Innovative Companies along With Google

Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, announced today that it has been named as one of the World's Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company in the magazine's annual ranking. Univision ranked 34 in the top 50 list. continue reading »

Midway-Area Overpass Finally Being Built

Long-awaited roadway aimed at improving traffic near Midway Airport. Chicago's Central Avenue Bypass project, which has been in the works for years, is finally becoming a reality. The Illinois Department of Transportation plans to proceed with $170.4 million in design, engineering, right-of-way land acquisition and other pre-construction work on the bypass continue reading »

Urban Gardening Classes with Chicago Botanic Gardens

The Chicago Botanic Garden is conducting a number of classes perfect for gardeners who want to learn to about urban farming and growing food in Chicago. continue reading »

Priest Ordained Just One Year Ago, Murdered in Colombia

Priest Ordained Just One Year Ago, Murdered in Colombia

Father Luis Carlos Orozco Cardona, 26 years old, was killed in Rio Negro (Antioquia) on the evening of Saturday, February 12: the news was confirmed in a message sent to Fides continue reading »

Baseball’s Miguel Cabrera Arrested for DUI, Drinks Bottle of Scotch in Front of Police

Baseball’s Miguel Cabrera Arrested for DUI, Drinks Bottle of Scotch in Front of Police

Miguel Cabrera was on the right path after the Detroit Tigers slugger was arrested for DUI in 2009 the night before a key season-ending series – now he has been arrested again for DUI in Florida. continue reading »