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Chile Wins First Gold at Pan American Games

Brazilian Soccer Great Ronaldinho Works to Eliminate AIDS in Brazil and Globally

Brazilian Soccer Great Ronaldinho Works to Eliminate AIDS in Brazil and Globally

The United Nations has a new striker on its team to defeat HIV/AIDS, Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho, who will now parlay his devastating skills on the sports field into raising awareness among young people worldwide to help block further infections. continue reading »

California Latino Lottery Winners Making a Difference for Others

A generous pledge of $700,000 from The Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros Foundation has led to the creation of the Cisneros Family Endowment. The endowment will provide support for two Latino students from California to participate continue reading »

ACLU Sues Immigration Officials Over Sexual Assaults of Female Immigrant Detainees

ACLU Sues Immigration Officials Over Sexual Assaults of Female Immigrant Detainees

The ACLU of Texas filed suit in federal district court seeking class action damages on behalf of three immigrant women who were sexually assaulted while in custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the T. Don Hutto Family Residential Center in Taylor, along with numerous others who experienced similar trauma. continue reading »

Brazil Cuts Its Lending Ratest to 11.5%

UN Approves Funds for Flood Ravaged El Salvador

UN Approves Funds for Flood Ravaged El Salvador

The United Nations reported it has approved an emergency cash grant for El Salvador and sent additional staff to the country as it beefs up efforts to help the Government respond to severe floods that have affected five other countries after heavy rainfall in Central America. continue reading »

Brazil Plays Host to UN Forum on Global Health Inequities

Lobbying for Free Trade Pacts with Panama and Colombia, News Corp. Direct Benefit

According to federal records, Rupert Murdoch’s global media empire News Corp. lobbied in favor of the free trade pact with Panama. The free trade pact with the Latin American country makes it harder to crack dow continue reading »

Rio de Janeiro Prepares for Dengue Epidemic

Rio de Janeiro Prepares for Dengue Epidemic

As summer approaches south of the equator, Rio de Janeiro braces for the season’s worst enemy: Dengue Fever. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Woman Who Drowned Infant Child in 1986 Now Stabs Mother in Face

LATINO BLOTTER: Woman Who Drowned Infant Child in 1986 Now Stabs Mother in Face

In 1986, Lorenza Delgadillo Penguelly was charged with killing her 5-month-old daughter. Monday, she was arrested for attacking her mother with a knife. Though convicted for killing her , Penguelly’s lawyers su continue reading »

WATCH Stephen Colbert Take on Herman Cain’s Picturesque Quips (VIDEO)

WATCH Stephen Colbert Take on Herman Cain’s Picturesque Quips (VIDEO)

Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert poked some fun at Republican Candidate Herman Cain’s “joke” about putting an electrified fence on the border. continue reading »

Missing CA Teen Contacts Mother via Facebook, Says She’s In Mexico, Married and Pregnant

Missing CA Teen Contacts Mother via Facebook, Says She’s In Mexico, Married and Pregnant

A California mother is both relieved and worried after receiving a Facebook message from a teenage daughter who vanished months ago. Sheri Simonek was terrified when her 15-year-old daughter, Alisa Wheeler, disappeared four months ago. continue reading »

Meet Director Rodrigo Garcia and his new Project “Albert Nobbs” (VIDEO)

Meet Director Rodrigo Garcia and his new Project “Albert Nobbs” (VIDEO)

Rodrigo García is the film director son of Colombian Nobel Prize writer Gabriel García Márquez. In Garcia's latest film “Albert Nobbs”, Glenn Close poses as a man so she can work as a butler in 19th Century continue reading »

Owner of Juarez Women’s Shelter Being Investigated for Abuse, Human Trafficking

Owner of Juarez Women’s Shelter Being Investigated for Abuse, Human Trafficking

A battered women’s shelter in Mexico is at the center of a human trafficking, abuse, and forced prostitution investigation, where a woman thought to be “a charitable soul” has been accused of abusing the women of the shelter. continue reading »

WATCH Chef José Andrés Make Conan A Power Tool Cocktail (VIDEO)

WATCH Chef José Andrés Make Conan A Power Tool Cocktail (VIDEO)

Spanish Chef José Andrés recently won the coveted James Beard Foundation's Outstanding Chef Award, the highest honor a chef can achieve in America. continue reading »