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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month- See Carmela Story (VIDEO)

Carmela partnered with The Allstate Foundation to share her story of domestic violence. The Foundation supports survivors through resources targeted to build financial independence and educates continue reading »

Sen Menendez on the President’s Announcement of Troop Withdrawal from Iraq

Sen Menendez on the President’s Announcement of Troop Withdrawal from Iraq

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez today issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s announcement of troop withdrawal from Iraq by the end of the year. “Today's announcement by President Obama, bringing home American troops from Iraq, is historic. continue reading »

CD Review: ‘Alma Vieja’ by Russ Hewitt (Audio)

CD Review: ‘Alma Vieja’ by Russ Hewitt (Audio)

Released this year, Russ Hewitt’s Latin American influenced album, Alma Vieja, or “old soul” in English, made my old soul want to crumble- and not in a good way. As much as I appreciate culturally influenced works, this anything but bearable album that mixes the sounds of Rhumba with Flamenco and Jazz is not even close to becoming a hit. There are several things I would rather listen to: elevator music, my mother ranting about laundry to do, and a monkey giving birth continue reading »

Fireworks Blasts Kills 16 in Peru

Fireworks Blasts Kills 16 in Peru

Peruvian authorities say two unrelated explosions involving fireworks have killed at least 16 people. Police say a vehicle packed with confiscated fireworks exploded in front of a police station in the southern highlands town of Julia, killing four officers and injuring nearly two dozen others Thursday. continue reading »

Obama Signs US/Colombia Trade Agreement- 7 Years in the Making

Obama Signs US/Colombia Trade Agreement- 7 Years in the Making

President Obama signed a US/Colombia trade agreement on Friday after seven years of legislative effort. US Ambassador Michael McKinley said that although Obama would sign the bill “there are issues like the protection of intellectual property, customs, arbitration” that could delay the trade pact between seven and 18 months to take effect. continue reading »

ICE deports record 400,000 immigrants

ICE deports record 400,000 immigrants

This week federal immigration officials announced that it had deported nearly 400,000 people in the last fiscal year, the largest number of deportations in history. continue reading »

Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo elected to Security Council

Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo elected to Security Council

Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo will serve as non-permanent members of the 15-member Security Council in 2012-13 after winning their seats during elections held Friday at United Nations Headquarters in New York. continue reading »

Cablevision’s iO TV Launches “Semillitas” Channel for Latino Toddlers and Preschoolers

Cablevision’s iO TV Launches “Semillitas” Channel for Latino Toddlers and Preschoolers

SOMOSTV today announced the launch of "Semillitas," a TV channel targeting Latino toddlers and preschoolers from 0-5 years of age with the goal of helping parents preserve their language and cultural roots, on Cablevision's iO en espanol package continue reading »

Ten Things to Know About Alabama’s New Immigration Law

Ten Things to Know About Alabama’s New Immigration Law

On September 28th, 2011, the most sweeping anti-immigration law in the country went into effect in Alabama. The law, HB 56, has already had harsh and sweeping consequences—hurting not only undocumented immigrants but legal residents, continue reading »

CELEBRATE this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

CELEBRATE this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

CELEBRATE this weekend with a Latin American natural wonder. Guess What and Where this is? continue reading »

First Mexican Carrier Set to Cross Border

First Mexican Carrier Set to Cross Border

Transportes Olympic, a Monterrey, Mexico-based carrier, completed a safety audit to become the first Mexican trucking company to receive Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration permission to operate beyond the U.S. commercial border zone on Friday. continue reading »

Amid Continuous Student Protests in Chile, Human Right Advocates are Watching

Amid Continuous Student Protests in Chile, Human Right Advocates are Watching

The Chilean Government must adopt a human rights approach in its policies, particularly those regarding education, indigenous people and freedom of expression, a senior United Nations official has said. continue reading »

Second-, Third-Generation U.S. Hispanics Leaving the Catholic Church

Second-, Third-Generation U.S. Hispanics Leaving the Catholic Church

According to polls from the Pew Research Center, less than 60 percent of second-generation Latinos are Catholic. However, they are not necessarily turning away from religion all together. continue reading »

Spanish Terrorist Group ETA Declares Ceasefire (VIDEO)

Spanish Terrorist Group ETA Declares Ceasefire (VIDEO)

The Spanish terrorist group has announced a definite end to their terrorist operations that started in 1968, in the midst of Francisco Franco’s dictatorship. continue reading »

Luis Miguel Sued by Spanish Actress Humiliated by “Quartet”

Luis Miguel Sued by Spanish Actress Humiliated by “Quartet”

Mexican singer Luis Miguel has been sued by Spanish actress Carmen Molero, who said the singer humiliated her sexually while in a foursome with Mexican actress Adriana Fonseca, and other friend. continue reading »