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Power Restored to Most of of AZ, California and Mexico After Major Blackout

Power Restored to Most of of AZ, California and Mexico After Major Blackout

Almost 24-hours after a massive electrical outage blacked out large portions of California, Arizona and Mexico, effecting almost 6 million people, power is now being restored. continue reading »

Senator Marco Rubio to Deliver Keynote Address at U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Convention

Senator Marco Rubio to Deliver Keynote Address at U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Convention

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will deliver the keynote speech at the International Opening Ceremony for the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) 32nd Annual National Convention & Business Expo. continue reading »

Chile Investing in Climate Friendly Technologies

Chile Investing in Climate Friendly Technologies

The Multilateral Investment fund (MIF), of the IDB Group, will provide equity investment of up to $5 million in the Chilean Renovarum Renewable Energy Fund, a project that seeks to create a new development model for the local venture capital industry around low-carbon and climate-friendly technologies. continue reading »

Aaron Rodgers v Mark Sánchez Feud - Who Do You Prefer?

Aaron Rodgers v Mark Sánchez Feud - Who Do You Prefer?

You would of thought Aaron Rodgers, quarterback for the Green Bay Packer, would be a little busy getting ready for tonight's game to diss on anyone even if Latin hottie Mark Sanchez was asking for it. continue reading »

Nicaragua to Spend $20 Million to Support Housing for Low-Income Families

Nicaragua to Spend $20 Million to Support Housing for Low-Income Families

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the approval of $20 million in financing to support a housing and neighborhood improvement program focused on low-income families in Nicaragua. continue reading »

Dalai Lama is in México for Four day Visit

Dalai Lama is in México for Four day Visit

The Dalai Lama, Tibets exiled spiritual leader, is on his third visit to Mexico and will participate in conferences and events accompanied by celebrities “Chespirito” and Richard Gere. continue reading »

Forty-Seven Dominicans to be Honored at National 9/11 Memorial

Forty-Seven Dominicans to be Honored at National 9/11 Memorial

The names of 47 Dominicans, including several women, who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, will be included in the National September 11 Memorial and Museum that will be inaugurated this Sunday. continue reading »

Perhaps Surprisingly, Multi-Lingualism Continues in Congress

Perhaps Surprisingly, Multi-Lingualism Continues in Congress

Some might be surprised to learn the number of Members in the House that speak Spanish, and do it frequently. It seems the Spanish-speaking Members have their own continue reading »

Jean Paul Gaultier’s New Perfume “Kokorico” Is The Name of Colombian Chicken Chain (VIDEO)

Jean Paul Gaultier’s New Perfume “Kokorico” Is The Name of Colombian Chicken Chain (VIDEO)

Gaultier’s new perfume "Kokorico" (French for a Rooster’s cry) might be the perfect scent for the “cocky” male, but in Colombia and Miami, "Kokoriko" smells like rotisserie chicken. continue reading »

STUDY:  Latinos and African Americans Remain Optimistic in Face of Tough Economy

STUDY:  Latinos and African Americans Remain Optimistic in Face of Tough Economy

Findings from the Blair-Rockefeller Poll challenge long-held assumptions about the impact of the economy on political attitudes and voting behaviors, according to a new report by political scientist Todd Shields continue reading »

Climate Change Likely Influenced Mexican Migration North

Climate Change Likely Influenced Mexican Migration North

According a report from the Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) bank, the migration of Mexicans to the U.S. may have been triggered by a change in climate which dried out much of Mexico’s land, leaving it unsuitable for farming. continue reading »

Could a Latino Man be Gumby’s Crime Mentor? (VIDEO)

Could a Latino Man be Gumby’s Crime Mentor? (VIDEO)

Surveillance cameras from a San Diego 7/11 prove that a few minutes before 8pm on Labor Day, an unusually tense Gumby entered a 7-11 followed by a Latino man. Police said they are investigating this unidentified male who entered the store seconds before Gumby attempted to rob it. continue reading »

Former New Mexico Governor Travels to Cuba, Looking to Negotiate Release of U.S. Contractor

Former New Mexico Governor Travels to Cuba, Looking to Negotiate Release of U.S. Contractor

Earlier this year, Alan Gross, 62, was sentenced by a Cuban court to 15 years in prison for attempting to set up internet networks in the communist country. continue reading »

Argentina Will Raise Payments to Poor Families by 23%

Argentina Will Raise Payments to Poor Families by 23%

Argentina is planning on spending $2.8 billion dollars or 11.8 billion pesos to boost payments to the countries poor families. This 23 percent increase in support for the poor is considered one of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s biggest achievements. continue reading »

Loyal Chihuahua Brings Life-Saving Help to Elderly Woman Stuck in Deck Chair

Loyal Chihuahua Brings Life-Saving Help to Elderly Woman Stuck in Deck Chair

A Texas woman is giving credit to her little Chihuahua for saving her life after she became lodged in a deck chair after it broke. Evelyn Rogers was watering her p continue reading »