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WATCH: Brazilian Pole “Dance Off” Between World Champ and Event Organizer (VIDEO)

WATCH: Brazilian Pole “Dance Off” Between World Champ and Event Organizer (VIDEO)

Oona Kivela, the winner of the First Pole Dance World Cup, and Grazzy Brugner, the organizer of the Second Miss Pole Dancing Brazil went on a friendly (….and steamy!) dance battle. continue reading »

Music Celebrities Converge in Brazil for “Rock in Rio” (VIDEO)

Music Celebrities Converge in Brazil for “Rock in Rio” (VIDEO)

The first weekend of Rock in Rio, saw over 700,000 fans rock out to headliners Rihanna, Katy Perry, Elton John and Red Hot Chili Peppers. continue reading »

Argentina to Tackle 500,000 Annual Abortions that Take Place, Leading Cause of Maternal Deaths

Argentina to Tackle 500,000 Annual Abortions that Take Place, Leading Cause of Maternal Deaths

The issue on abortion will be on the agenda of the Commission of the Criminal Law of Deputies that will talk about this topic for the first time tomorrow, September 27. continue reading »

STUDY:  Mexican-American Students Benefit from Speaking Spanish in School Environment

STUDY:  Mexican-American Students Benefit from Speaking Spanish in School Environment

A new University of Missouri study shows that Mexican-American students who identify and practice speaking their native language have higher grades than those who are put in English-only environments in their schools. continue reading »

Hispanic Breast Cancer Survivors With Depression Less Likely to Get Screening for Other Cancers

Hispanic Breast Cancer Survivors With Depression Less Likely to Get Screening for Other Cancers

New research suggests that depression and other factors may keep Hispanic women who have survived breast cancer from getting screenings that could pick up signs of colorectal or ovarian cancer. continue reading »

Sirius Radio Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Gloria Estefan and Others

Sirius Radio Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Gloria Estefan and Others

Sirius XM Radio announced today it will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with performances, interviews and specials with many of today's hottest Latin artists hosted by the "Queen of Latin Pop," Gloria Estefan, now through Saturday, October 15 on SiriusXM's Caliente, channel 150. continue reading »

WNBA Legends’ Olympia Scott & Sue Wicks Travel to Dominican Republic as Sports Diplomats

WNBA Legends’ Olympia Scott & Sue Wicks Travel to Dominican Republic as Sports Diplomats

Using sports as a means to empower young people worldwide, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) announced today that WNBA legends Olympia Scott and Sue Wicks will travel to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic as sports envoys. continue reading »

Victor Cruz NFL’s Newest Darling at Least for This Week

Victor Cruz NFL’s Newest Darling at Least for This Week

How did the San San Francisco Giant’s most unlikely game hero, Victor Cruz, become this week’s NFL darling? The 29-16 Sunday win for the Giants v Eagles made everyone notice this Puerto Rican wide receiver that was an undrafted free agent not that long ago and just signed in the off season. continue reading »

Latin American Economies Doing Well Inspite of Global Economic Problems Say Economic Ministers

Latin American Economies Doing Well Inspite of Global Economic Problems Say Economic Ministers

Latin America and the Caribbean continue to weather relatively well the problems currently afflicting the global economy, Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno said today at a meeting of central bankers and finance ministers. continue reading »

National Awareness Campaign Continues to Build Support for Creation of American Latino Museum

National Awareness Campaign Continues to Build Support for Creation of American Latino Museum

With a series of regional awareness and fundraising events successfully hosted in the key cities of New York, Los Angeles, Washington, DC and Miami, the nonprofit organization at the heart of the movement, to build an American Latino Museum, Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) continue reading »

Tecate Beer Bust in Los Angeles Gets 3 Teens in A Lot of Trouble

Tecate Beer Bust in Los Angeles Gets 3 Teens in A Lot of Trouble

This week in odd news has a Tecate beer bust getting local three California teens in a lot of legal hot water. It all started when three Covina 19-year-olds decided they needed a 30-pack of Tecate beer no matter what. continue reading »

Dominican-American Francisco Nunez Wins MacArthur Genius Award

Dominican-American Francisco Nunez Wins MacArthur Genius Award

Dominican-American Francisco Nunez, a choral conductor and composer who has made a difference to the lives of so many inner-city children in New York City, has been awarded the 2011 Genius Award by the MacArthur Foundation. The award comes with a prize of US$500,000 that the winner can spend as he pleases. The funds will be received over a five year period, and Nunez has already announced they will help add more singers to the program. continue reading »

Honduras to Benefit from $21 Million Aid to Cut Poverty in Rural Areas

Honduras to Benefit from $21 Million Aid to Cut Poverty in Rural Areas

Small producers in rural areas of Honduras will be the main beneficiaries of a new United Nations-backed project that will invest $21 million to combat poverty in the north of the country. continue reading »

Hispanics in Higher Ed Inspired by the Words & Story of Rachel Moran, Dean of UCLA Law School

Hispanics in Higher Ed Inspired by the Words & Story of Rachel Moran, Dean of UCLA Law School

When Rachel F. Moran was in elementary school she overheard a teacher say, “Such a bright girl. Too bad there’s no future for her.” Even then she realized that her educational prognosis was wrapped up in perceptions of her Mexican ancestry. Moran, now Dean of the UCLA School of Law, has overcome many obstacles on her road to success. She details these, and the importance of connecting with mentors, in the just published 2011 Tomás Rivera Lecture. continue reading »

White House to Host First-Ever Hispanic-Focused Online Roundtable

White House to Host First-Ever Hispanic-Focused Online Roundtable

Next week President Obama and the White House will host the first-ever Hispanic-focused online roundtable in partnership with Yahoo! media that will be live streamed. The event is slated for Wednesday, September 28 continue reading »