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More Latin Americans Have Wanderlust

More Latin Americans Have Wanderlust

Countries like Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia and especially Brazil are being watched attentively by the World Tourism Organization, or UNWTO, because of the "interesting growth" in the number of international tourists coming from those countries, an organization official said here Saturday. continue reading »

UN Urges Central America to Fight Organized Crime in the Region

UN Urges Central America to Fight Organized Crime in the Region

Senior United Nations officials drew the world’s attention to threats posed by transnational organized crime and drug trafficking in Central America and called for concerted global efforts to combat the scourge, which they said is spreading to other continents. continue reading »

Social Security Releases Illinois’s Top Baby Names of 2011

Social Security Releases Illinois’s Top Baby Names of 2011

The Social Security Administration today announced the most popular baby names in Illinois for 2011. Alexander and Sophia topped the list. continue reading »

Barrick Gold Hopes To Begin Production At Pascua Lama in 2013

Barrick Gold Hopes To Begin Production At Pascua Lama in 2013

Canada's Barrick Gold expects to finish earthworks construction this year at the Pascua Lama open-pit gold and silver mine project on the Argentine-Chilean border with a view to inaugurating production in 2013, an Argentine government official said. continue reading »

J.T. Ready: The Link Between White Supremacy and Anti-Immigration Groups in Arizona

J.T. Ready: The Link Between White Supremacy and Anti-Immigration Groups in Arizona

Jason Todd Ready was a neo-Nazi who didn’t try to hide the fact that he was ready and willing to use deadly force on the U.S.-Mexico border to stop the incursion of undocumented immigrants. That his life came to a violent end was no surprise to those who, over the years, had tried to raise awareness about the danger to society posed by Ready and his associates. continue reading »

Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips Go Head-to-Head for ‘American Idol’ Title

Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips Go Head-to-Head for ‘American Idol’ Title

The audiences have spoken and the final two on American Idol have been revealed to be Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez. Joshua Ledet was eliminated on Thursday night, and he wanted to keep it together and not shed any tears – but when he started to get comfort from everyone else he “lost it a little.” continue reading »

Infographic: Bilingualism Across the U.S.

Infographic: Bilingualism Across the U.S.

While a majority of the country's population spoke English in 2007, data reveals that the population that speaks a language other than english has been increasing for about 30 years. While some may not like the sound of that, it does present the opportunity for those children to grow up as bilinguals. continue reading »

Environmental Group Commends Mexican Farmworker For His Stance on Food Justice

Environmental Group Commends Mexican Farmworker For His Stance on Food Justice

Lucas Benitez, a Mexican immigrant who helped organize fellow farmworkers in Florida, shared with colleague Greg Asbed the Natural Resources Defense Council's Growing Green Award in the category of Food Justice. continue reading »

New U.S. Census Report Shows More Than Half of Infants Are Minorities

New U.S. Census Report Shows More Than Half of Infants Are Minorities

For the first time in U.S. history, the majority of the population under the age of 1 are minorities, according to figures released Thursday by the Census Bureau. continue reading »

First Hispanic Woman to Preside On New Mexico Supreme Court Shares Advice for Young Latino Women

First Hispanic Woman to Preside On New Mexico Supreme Court Shares Advice for Young Latino Women

Judge Petra Jimenez Maes, well-known for her efforts to promote diversity, is the first Hispanic woman to preside on the New Mexico Supreme Court. continue reading »

Survey: Majority of Hispanic Teens Guilty of Texting While Driving

Survey: Majority of Hispanic Teens Guilty of Texting While Driving

Findings from a new survey commissioned by AT&T as part of the "It Can Wait"campaign indicate Hispanic teens are highly vulnerable when it comes to texting while driving. A shocking 54 percent of Hispanic teens admit to texting while driving, compared to 41 percent of Caucasian and 42 percent of African-American teenagers. continue reading »

The “Most Beautiful” Latinos Celebrate At People en Español Magazine Gala

The “Most Beautiful” Latinos Celebrate At People en Español Magazine Gala

Mexican songstress Thalia, in a sensual and short dress designed by Roberto Cavalli, and Dominican TV host Charytin Goyco in an elegant black outfit by countryman Oscar de la Renta, turned heads in New York during their red carpet appearances for People en Español magazine's "50 Most Beautiful" issue gala. continue reading »

Spain’s Eosol Energy Aims to Build Major Solar Energy Project in Chile

Spain’s Eosol Energy Aims to Build Major Solar Energy Project in Chile

Spain's Eosol Energy plans to build a $615.9 million solar energy project in Tocopilla, a town in northern Chile. The project will have generating capacity of 192.6 MW, the company said in an environmental impact statement. continue reading »

Chilean Faction of Greenpeace Protests Brazil Energy Firm For Wanting to Install Coal-Fired Plant

Chilean Faction of Greenpeace Protests Brazil Energy Firm For Wanting to Install Coal-Fired Plant

Several activists from the Chilean contingent of Greenpeace unfurled a giant sign Monday on the front of the Santiago office of Brazilian energy firm CGX to protest the "illegality" of continue reading »

Eva Mendes Remains Coy About Relationship With Ryan Gosling on Ellen Show (VIDEO)

Eva Mendes Remains Coy About Relationship With Ryan Gosling on Ellen Show (VIDEO)

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling put breakup rumors to rest when the hot couple was spotted holding hands in New York City. The duo, who met on the set of The Place Beyond The Pines, have yet to officially confirm their relationship. In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, the popular talk-show host joked about their non-confirmed relationship, asking the actress in a roundabout way. continue reading »