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Hispanic Civil Rights Activist Sylvia Mendez to Receive Medal of Freedom from White House

Hispanic Civil Rights Activist Sylvia Mendez to Receive Medal of Freedom from White House

President Obama named fifteen recipients of the 2010 Medal of Freedom -- the Nation’s highest civilian honor -- presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests continue reading »

Border Patrol Arrests Illegal Aliens Hidden in Dump Truck Full of Sand

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the port of Tecate foiled an attempt to smuggle a man and a woman on top of a load of sand inside a dump trailer. continue reading »

See John Run. McCain Flees from Hispanic DREAMers

See John Run. McCain Flees from Hispanic DREAMers

Outside Arizona Senator John McCain’s Washington D.C. office, six undocumented students staged an all-day sit-in with a plan to get the senator to give a statement in support of the DREAM Act. continue reading »

It Takes One to Know One:  Castro Sees Tea Party as “Facism”

In the ultimate pot calling the kettle black, former Cuban dictator and President Fidel Castro recognized the Tea Party but not in very favorable terms. continue reading »

Congressional Hispanic Caucus has New Leadership

Congressional Hispanic Caucus has New Leadership

Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) announced the unanimous election of its leadership for the 112th Congress. The CHC elected Congressman Charles A. Gonzalez (TX) as Chair, continue reading »

It’s World Toilet Day – So Squat for a Good Cause

It’s World Toilet Day – So Squat for a Good Cause

We kid you not, it’s World Toilet Day to remind us that not everybody s***t’s in luxury and many have no access to toilets with 80 percent of human waste left out in the open. YUK. continue reading »

Rising Trade and Investment with Asia Helping Latin America’s Economy

Rising trade and investment with Asia has helped increase exports from Latin America and the Caribbean and the region’s contribution to the growth of the world economy, said Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), during his visit to India this week. continue reading »

Unemployment Decreases in Illinois

Thursday, the Illinois Department of Employment security release its figures that show Illinois' unemployment rate fell to 9.8 percent in October. It is, in large part, due to the state's addition of another 8,000 jobs. continue reading »

Rahm Emanuel Visits Little Village Chamber of Commerce

Rahm Emanuel Visits Little Village Chamber of Commerce

Knowing the importance of neighborhood communities, Rahm visited Little Village in South Lawndale last week to meet with the Chamber of Commerce. He joined the Chamber at Davila’s Restaurant to discuss the community’s needs. continue reading »

Congratulations to Félix Hernández, 2010’s Cy Young Award Laureate!

Congratulations to Félix Hernández, 2010’s Cy Young Award Laureate!

Hernandez, the Seattle Mariners’ right-handed pitcher who earned only 13 victories last season, won the American League Cy Young Award in a landslide. continue reading »

Boycott Costs AZ Businesses $141 Million+

Boycott Costs AZ Businesses $141 Million+

A report released Monday states that seven months after the boycott of Arizona businesses in response to the state’s controversial immigration law has cost the state $141 million in lost meeting and convention business alone since governor Jan Brewer signed the law in April. continue reading »

Idle Drives are the Devil’s Playground. The Brazilian Evangelical Campaign Against USB

Idle Drives are the Devil’s Playground. The Brazilian Evangelical Campaign Against USB

News have surfaced in Brazil that an evangelical group known as “Paz do Senhor Amado” has banned USB devices from the homes of its followers on the grounds that the USB symbol looks like Satan’s trident. continue reading »

He’s a CA Student Body President and an Undocumented Immigrant

One secret. That’s all it took to throw Cal State Fresno Student Body President Pedro Ramirez’s life into controversy. When the high school valedictorian was filling out college applications and his parents clued him in on a major continue reading »

The DREAM Act as A Stand Alone Bill

Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that he would introduce the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act as a stand alone bill during the lame duck session of Congress. continue reading »

Voting Ends Today for CNN Hero Award: Vote for Border Hero Guadalupe Arizpe de la Vega (VIDEO)

Voting Ends Today for CNN Hero Award: Vote for Border Hero Guadalupe Arizpe de la Vega (VIDEO)

UPDATE: Voting ends today for CNN Heroes and border heroine Guadalupe Arizpe de la Vega is one of the ten finalists hoping to garner enough votes to take the title continue reading »