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Turbulent Wind Storm Attacks Colombian Town, Damages 1,000 Homes

Turbulent Wind Storm Attacks Colombian Town, Damages 1,000 Homes

A wind storm battered the northern Colombian town of Sabanalarga, leaving 108 people injured and damaging 1,000 homes, the National Risk Assessment Unit, or UNGRD, said. continue reading »

Police Officers Who Burned Dogs Alive Will Be Fired, Says Colombian Mayor

Police Officers Who Burned Dogs Alive Will Be Fired, Says Colombian Mayor

The police officers who burned two dogs alive while clearing homeless people out of a camp in Colombia's capital will be fired, Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro said. continue reading »

Red Cross Confirms French Journalist’s Release After 33 Days with the FARC

Red Cross Confirms French Journalist’s Release After 33 Days with the FARC

The International Committee of the Red Cross, or ICRC, announced Wednesday that French war correspondent Romeo Langlois was released by the FARC guerrillas, left the village of San Isidro with the humanitarian mission that took custody of him and is en route to Florencia, the capital of Colombia's southern Caqueta province. continue reading »

Violence Takes the Life of Former Pro-Soccer Player in Colombia

Violence Takes the Life of Former Pro-Soccer Player in Colombia

A former soccer player for Barranquilla's Atletico Junior was gunned down and the case is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police of that Colombian city on the Caribbean, officials said. continue reading »

FARC Will Finally Release Detained French Journalist This Week

FARC Will Finally Release Detained French Journalist This Week

French journalist Romeo Langlois will be released this week, Colombia's FARC guerrilla group said in a statement on Sunday. continue reading »

New TV Series Based on Drug Lord Pablo Escobar’s Life To Premiere

New TV Series Based on Drug Lord Pablo Escobar’s Life To Premiere

The life of notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar can soon be followed on the small screen in a series that recounts his reign over a vast criminal empire during the 1980s and early 1990s when he terrorized his country with murders and car bombs. continue reading »

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

While Latino organizations point to Texas as a state where election results will be determined by Hispanics, the two Democrats vying to represent El Paso in Congress say that what they believe most important are border issues, apart from any ethnic differences. continue reading »

Wilmer Valderrama Being Sued By Neighbor For “Too Much Noise”

Wilmer Valderrama Being Sued By Neighbor For “Too Much Noise”

Of all the neighbors in the world to live by, Wilmer Valderrama isn’t one person’s first choice, reports state. continue reading »

Jessica Sanchez Hopes to Follow in Beyonce’s Footsteps

Jessica Sanchez Hopes to Follow in Beyonce’s Footsteps

Jessica Sanchez, the 16-year-old runner-up in the latest season of "American Idol", told Efe on Friday that she wants of model her career on what Beyonce has done, and that she doesn't rule out singing in Spanish in the future. continue reading »

UN Official Implores Colombia to Fight Impunity For Sexual Violence Crimes

UN Official Implores Colombia to Fight Impunity For Sexual Violence Crimes

Colombia must increase its efforts to fight impunity for crimes of sexual violence, a United Nations envoy said today, adding that such efforts should be paired with assistance to survivors and victims. continue reading »

Only 2% of Congressional Representation is Latinos - Diversity Lacking in Government

Only 2% of Congressional Representation is Latinos - Diversity Lacking in Government

National Urban Fellows, one of the country’s oldest leadership development organizations, announced the findings of Diversity Counts: Racial and Ethnic Diversity among Public Service Leadership, the first comprehensive review of representation in government, philanthropy, and non-profit organizations. continue reading »

America Ferrera Launching “America4America” Campaign for Voto Latino

America Ferrera Launching “America4America” Campaign for Voto Latino

Voto Latino, is announcing the launch of the “America4America” on Thursday May 31st, spearheaded by America Ferrera. continue reading »

President Obama to Deliver Speech At NALEO Conference

President Obama to Deliver Speech At NALEO Conference

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) announced today that President Barack Obama will address the nation’s Latino leadership at the organization’s 29th Annual Conference on Friday, June 22, in Orlando, Florida. continue reading »

Innovative Program for Latino Students: 100 Role Models in 100 Hours

Innovative Program for Latino Students: 100 Role Models in 100 Hours

A tried and tested role model program for Hispanic middle school students will begin in San Antonio, Texas with an initiative to recruit 100 role models in 100 hours. The HISPA Role Model Bureau, a national non-profit organization that provides professional Hispanic role models for young students, is hosting a recruiting event on May 25 at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). continue reading »

Undocumented Law Graduate Awaits California Supreme Court Decision

Undocumented Law Graduate Awaits California Supreme Court Decision

Sergio Garcia graduated from law school three years ago, but he cannot practice his profession because he is undocumented, and so the California Bar Association is asking the state Supreme Court to make an exception and approve his license. continue reading »