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Texas Mexican Mafia Members Sentenced to Lengthy Federal Prison Terms

Texas Mexican Mafia Members Sentenced to Lengthy Federal Prison Terms

United States Attorney Robert Pitman announced that in Del Rio this week, five Texas Mexican Mafia members were sentenced to lengthy federal prison terms for committing various federal racketeering offenses committed in Uvalde, Eagle Pass, Del Rio and the surrounding area. continue reading »

STUDY:  In 2010 Immigration Population Reaches Record Level at 40 Million

STUDY:  In 2010 Immigration Population Reaches Record Level at 40 Million

New Center for Immigration Studies' analysis of Census Bureau data shows the nation's immigrant population (legal and illegal), also referred to as the foreign born, reached 40 million in 2010, the highest number in American history. continue reading »

Join us This and Every Sunday At HS-News Open Mic

Join us This and Every Sunday At HS-News Open Mic

Your backstage pass to HS-News showcase of emerging and established Latino musical talent. Introducing This Week La Rompehueso continue reading »

Government Settlement Protects Voting Rights of Spanish-Speaking Voters in Ohio

The Justice Department announced a settlement with Lorain County, Ohio, to protect the rights of Spanish-speaking Puerto Rican voters under Section 4(e) of the Voting Rights Act. continue reading »

Clear Channel Cancels Meeting with Latino Leaders to Discuss Hispanic Hate Rhetoric on Its Show

Clear Channel Cancels Meeting with Latino Leaders to Discuss Hispanic Hate Rhetoric on Its Show

The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is asking the Latino community to join in the "Take John and Ken off the Air" Campaign. Supporters are asked to call and write letters to Clear Channel, parenting company of KFI. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Aims to Have Merengue Deemed a National Treasure

Dominican Republic Aims to Have Merengue Deemed a National Treasure

Dominican Republican Senators Fernando Mateo Vasquez and Manuel Antonio Paula have asked the Ministry of Culture to submit Dominican merengue as a candidate for UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list. continue reading »

Telemundo Launches Two YouTube Channels Available with English-Subtitles

Telemundo Launches Two YouTube Channels Available with English-Subtitles

Telemundo announced that it will launch two YouTube channels dedicated exclusively to Telemundo and mun2 content. The two YouTube channels, designed to promote viewership on its linear networks, will feature clips and short-form programming. continue reading »

Campaign “For a Mexico Without Hunger” Launches

The Food Bank of the Archdiocese of Mexico is getting ready to host and organize its ninth consecutive day against hunger in the Federal District. continue reading »

In Mexico, October 12th is a National Holiday Known as Día de la Raza or Day of the Race

In Mexico, October 12th is a National Holiday Known as Día de la Raza or Day of the Race

In Mexico, October 12th is a national holiday known as Día de la Raza or Day of the Race, this date is honored in other countries as Columbus Day. In the fifteenth century, an obscure Italian seafarer named Christopher Columbus became convinced that it was possible to reach the East from Europe by sailing continue reading »

Man Sentenced to Jail for Racism Against Brazilian Indians

Man Sentenced to Jail for Racism Against Brazilian Indians

A man has been sentenced to jail in Brazil for racism against indigenous people, having described them as ‘vagrants’ and ‘tramps’ in a newspaper article. The article says of indigenous people, including the Guarani Indians, ‘They take possession of the land like true vandals’. continue reading »

Just In: Gov. Jerry Brown signs California Dream Act

Just In: Gov. Jerry Brown signs California Dream Act

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed the California Dream Act, AB 131, that allows undocumented immigrants attending California universities to receive state-funded financial aid. continue reading »

Honduras Government Bans Children under 15 from Ricky Martin Concert

Honduras Government Bans Children under 15 from Ricky Martin Concert

The Honduran government has authorized the upcoming October 16 Ricky Martin concert. Earlier this month some religious leaders wanted to prevent the show from happening because they deemed Ricky a bad example for being a gay parent and claiming the show has “erotic content”. continue reading »

Call of Duty, Killzone 3  Take Over The First-Ever MTV Game Awards Latin America

Call of Duty, Killzone 3 Take Over The First-Ever MTV Game Awards Latin America

Call of Duty; Black Ops was the nights big winner- Taking home three awards. Killzone 3 earns the coveted " game of the year" awards. continue reading »

Leader of Cuba’s Ladies in White in Intensive Care

Leader of Cuba’s Ladies in White in Intensive Care

The founder of a Cuban dissident group, the Ladies in White, was hospitalized for acute respiratory problems and was in intensive care Saturday, her associates said. continue reading »

On Train Ride North, Hungry Migrants Grab Sustenance From Mexican Women

On Train Ride North, Hungry Migrants Grab Sustenance From Mexican Women

The horn sounds and the ground rumbles, setting off a mad dash by a group of women armed with food and drink for the hundreds of hungry migrants riding atop "the train of the flies." continue reading »