Latino State News

Chile Debate Legalizar Matrimonios Gay

Tres senadores presentaron ayer un proyecto al Congreso en Chile que permitiría el matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo, lo que levantó polvareda en el poder legislativo y una nueva fisura en el desgastado bloque opositor de centroizquierda, Concertación. continue reading »

McCain Apoya Audiencia para Quitar Ciudadanía a Niños de Indocumentados

McCain Apoya Audiencia para Quitar Ciudadanía a Niños de Indocumentados

El senador republicano de Arizona, John McCain, respaldó que el Congreso de EE.UU. convoque audiencias para debatir una posible reforma constitucional que privaría de la ciudadanía automática a niños nacidos en EEUU de inmigrantes indocumentados. continue reading »

Mexicana Airlines Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Mexicana Airlines Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Grupo Mexicana de Aviacion, (Mexicana) filed for bankruptcy protection, in Mexico and the U.S., from its creditors after it failed to obtain new labor agreements from its pilots and flight attendants to lower operating costs. The company has approximately $125million in debt and has had some of its aircraft seized by creditors due to lack of payment. The filing will protects its assets while it reorganizes it finances. continue reading »

CNN Poll:  24% of Hispanics Support SB 1070

CNN Poll:  24% of Hispanics Support SB 1070

A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll reports that 24% of the Hispanics questioned support the new Arizona SB 1070 law. 71% of Hispanics polled are opposed to the bill while white respondents responded 61% in support of bill with 34% opposed. continue reading »

Deferring Dreams of Progress a Reality for Most Hispanics

Deferring Dreams of Progress a Reality for Most Hispanics

A recent study has found Hispanics are deferring economic dreams; dreams of greater self-reliance and equality as a result of economic problems due to the recession and lessening economic possibilities. continue reading »

BP’s Colombian Assets to be Sold

BP’s Colombian Assets to be Sold

British Petroleum (BP) has announced it plans to sell 100% of its Colombian assets for $1.9billion in cash, the sale will consist of its Colombian exploration company and its oil and gas exploration division. Fifty-one percent of the assets will be sold to Ecopetrol, Colombia’s national oil company and the rest to Talisman of Canada. continue reading »

Roberto wins Ali’s Heart  “Aceptarias Esta Rosa?”

Roberto wins Ali’s Heart “Aceptarias Esta Rosa?”

Last night on the Bachelorette, it was Roberto standing alone. Ali chose her Latin lover to go off and live happily ever after with. continue reading »

Colombiamoda Fashion Fair Deemed a Success and Lots of FUN

Colombiamoda Fashion Fair Deemed a Success and Lots of FUN

From pantless pants to skimpy bath suits you had it all at Colombiamoda Fashion Fair that closed on Thursday. Audiences saw established fashion brands like Maaji, Leonisa, and Agua Bendita highlight their new designs. While designers like Silvia Therassi and Santacruz were greeted with thunderous applause. Latin American fave designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, did not disappoint with her swim line that had a lot of color but little fabric. continue reading »

Arizona’s Tough Immigration Laws are Costing the State Millions

Arizona’s Tough Immigration Laws are Costing the State Millions

The Hotel and Lodging Association of Arizona estimates tourism brings in $2.4 billion every year. Chief executive Debbie Johnson believes it is a low estimate but confirms that the state has lost about 40 conventions and $15 million so far. continue reading »

Policía de Ciudad Juárez en Alerta Máxima

Policía de Ciudad Juárez en Alerta Máxima

El alcalde de Ciudad Juárez, José Reyes Ferriz elevó al más alto el nivel la alerta a la policía municipal, luego de los constantes ataques que han sufrido elementos de la policía federal, el reciente motín en el CERESO y las constantes amenazas de carros-bomba en esta frontera. continue reading »

Gulf of Mexico One of the World’s Most Diverse Sea Habitats

Gulf of Mexico One of the World’s Most Diverse Sea Habitats

The Census of marine life conducted an exhaustive ten-year study to determine what lives in the world seas and what will be there in the future. The study found the Gulf of Mexico to be one of the most diverse sea habitats in the world and the only one in North America. continue reading »

Several members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Not sponsoring DREAM Act

Several members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Not sponsoring DREAM Act

Several members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) continue to disrespect immigrant youth by refusing to co-sponsor the DREAM Act. These are John T. Salazar (D-CO), Dennis Cardoza (D-CA), Jim Costa (D-CA), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), and perhaps most embarrassing CHC Chairwoman Nydia Velasquez (D-NY). continue reading »

Are Bombings the New Terror Tool of Mexican Cartels?

On July 15 when a car bomb went off in Ciudad Juarez targeting a nearby federal police station, it was declared to be the first time drug cartels used bombing terrorism as a means of threat, clearly it was not to be the last. continue reading »

Ban on Affirmative Action Upheld in California

Ban on Affirmative Action Upheld in California

The California Supreme Court has upheld a lower courts decision to ban the practice of affirmative action that gives preferential treatment to minorities and women in state contracts, hiring and public school admissions. The court in a 6-to-1 vote found that the ban did not violate federal protections already in place that offers equal treatment under the law. continue reading »

Pide Calderón a los Ciudadano Ser Vigilantes y Exigir Resultados

Luego de reconocer que su estrategia de seguridad ha recibido "cuestionamientos" a casi cuatro años de implementada, y que el país vive un momento "crítico" con un "saldo pendiente" de resultados, el presidente Felipe Calderón Hinojosa pidió a los ciudadanos que exijan a todas las autoridades resultados y vencer la apatía o el sentimiento de derrota. continue reading »