Latino State News

Car Bomb in Colombia

Colombian news agencies are reporting a car bomb going off in northern Bogota near one of the country's major radio stations, Caracol Radio. The national police chief, Oscar Naranjo immediately identified the bombing as "a terrorist act." No one was reported killed and several people were injured when the blast occurred early this morning. continue reading »

Mexico and Spain Play to a Draw

Mexico and Spain Play to a Draw

Javier Hernandez scored in the 12th minute to put Mexico ahead in a game marking the 200th anniversary of Mexican independence from Spain. Spain was returning to the field exactly one month after their World Cup victory. David Silva scored in the second minute of added time for Spain, who had trailed for almost the entire game. continue reading »

8% of births in US to Unauthorized Immigrants

8% of births in US to Unauthorized Immigrants

An estimated 340,000 of the 4.3 million babies born in the United States in 2008 were the offspring of unauthorized immigrants, according to a just released analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. continue reading »

El Salvador: Capacitarán a Mujeres en Competitividad

El Salvador: Capacitarán a Mujeres en Competitividad

Se ha realizado un taller para capacitar a 25 empresarias que sean mentoras para otras mujeres en temas de competitividad, emprendedurismo, innovación y liderazgo. continue reading »

Unemployed Homeowners Getting More Help to Keep Homes

The Obama Administration today announced additional support to help homeowners struggling with unemployment through two targeted foreclosure-prevention programs. continue reading »

Hollywood is MAD: Wants More Performance Visas Issued and Quickly

Hollywood is MAD: Wants More Performance Visas Issued and Quickly

More immigration visas are being denied and delayed for performing artists and Hollywood is not happy. The roadblocks immigration officials are placing when they request additional documentation or deny continue reading »

Heated Immigration Debate Lighting a Fire Under Latino Voters

Heated Immigration Debate Lighting a Fire Under Latino Voters

Three Recent Polls Show Impact the Immigration Issue will have on 2010 Races. A new summary of recent Latino voter polls highlights the way the immigration debate is influencing Latino political engagement in the run-up to the November mid-terms. The lack of action on comprehensive immigration could dampen enthusiasm continue reading »

Young Hispanics Less Likely to be Catholic

Young Hispanics Less Likely to be Catholic

A recent poll found that, while the majority of Hispanics in the United States identify as Catholics and take morally conservative stances on controversial issues, a significant gap exists between the older and younger generations on the issues of religion and morality. continue reading »

Colombia y Venezuela Restablecen Relaciones; Hablan de “Nueva Era”

Colombia y Venezuela Restablecen Relaciones; Hablan de “Nueva Era”

Santa Marta, Colombia, 10 de agosto. Los presidentes de Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, y de Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, decidieron hoy restablecer las relaciones diplomáticas en un encuentro que sostuvieron en esta localidad, en el que además anunciaron el inicio de una nueva era entre ambos países. continue reading »

After 150 years in Wales, Santiago’s Bells are Coming Home

After 150 years in Wales, Santiago’s Bells are Coming Home

Having been sold for scrap after the fire in Chile’s capital in 1863, spending 150 years in Wales, the bells of Santiago are heading home. “The fire that destroyed the church of La Compañía de Jesús was a terrible tragedy. continue reading »

Texas Border Patrol Agent awarded The Purple Cross

Texas Border Patrol Agent awarded The Purple Cross

To formally recognize Border Patrol agents who are injured in the line of duty as a direct result of a hostile act or armed conflict, The Purple Cross was established in 2001. Border Patrol agent Anthony Gutierrez of Mc Allen Texas Border Patrol Station was awarded this metal for his service the night of August 18, 2009. continue reading »

40% of Pregnancies in Argentina Terminated by Abortion, Double the Latin American Average

A Human Rights Watch (HRW) report shows that Argentina continues to have the highest rate of abortion throughout Latin America, terminating 40% of all pregnancies by illegal abortion. continue reading »

Gay Marriage Must Be Recognized in All of Mexico Says Supreme Court

Mexico’s Supreme Court in a 9-2 decision has stated that Mexico City’s same sex marriage law must be recognized by all the country’s 31 states. Mexico City allowed gay marriage as of March 4th making this the first gay marriage continue reading »

Two Hispanics Receive Presidential Citizens Medals

Two Hispanics Receive Presidential Citizens Medals

President Barack Obama awarded 13 Presidential Citizens Medals at a White House ceremony and among this elite group were two Hispanics. Roberta Diaz Brinton and Colombian born Jorge Munoz received the Presidential Citizens Medal, the second highest civilian award after the Medal of Freedom, for their work in predominantly Latino communities. continue reading »

La Bala que Mató a Hispano en Tiroteo en Harlem fue Disparada por la Policía

La Bala que Mató a Hispano en Tiroteo en Harlem fue Disparada por la Policía

El joven hispano que murió el fin de semana durante un tiroteo en el barrio neoyorquino de Harlem falleció a causa de un disparo realizado por la Policía, según los resultados de la autopsia difundidos hoy por medios locales. continue reading »