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Supreme Court Will Decide If Catholic Church Can Continue to be Exempt from Anti-Discrimination Laws

Supreme Court Will Decide If Catholic Church Can Continue to be Exempt from Anti-Discrimination Laws

On Oct. 5, 2011, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that could help determine how much latitude religious organizations have in continue reading »

President of Dominican Republican Blames Arrogance & Greed for Global Economic Crisis

President of Dominican Republican Blames Arrogance & Greed for Global Economic Crisis

Blaming speculation for the high price of food and oil, and arrogance and greed for the global economic crisis, the Dominican Republic called on the United Nations today for new market rules and proposed a 5 per cent tax on financial transactions to spur growth and prosperity. continue reading »

UN:  Modern, Sustainable Development Critical to Ibero-American Countries

UN:  Modern, Sustainable Development Critical to Ibero-American Countries

Sustainable development will be critical to achieving long-term progress, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told foreign ministers from Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries in Europe and the Americas today in New York. continue reading »

National Hispanic Media Considers Boycott of LA Radio Shadow Inciting Hate & Crimes Against Latinos

National Hispanic Media Considers Boycott of LA Radio Shadow Inciting Hate & Crimes Against Latinos

Several representatives of leading Los Angeles Latino civil-rights groups met this morning at the National Hispanic Media Coalition, NHMC, headquarters in Pasadena, California, to discuss the John and Ken Show and its troubling pattern of broadcasting hate and misinformation over the public airwaves. continue reading »

Ecuadorian President Correa Uninvited by Mayor of Union City, NJ

Ecuadorian President Correa Uninvited by Mayor of Union City, NJ

Ahead of the Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa’s arrival in New Jersey to speak at Union City High School, Union City’s Mayor Brian Stack has asked him not to come. continue reading »

What’s With the Heels, Eva? Mendez and Beau Ryan Gosling Hike Hollywood

What’s With the Heels, Eva? Mendez and Beau Ryan Gosling Hike Hollywood

Eva Mendes, 37, and Hollywood hunk Ryan Gosling, 30, were seen hiking at L.A.’s Griffith Park Observatory this weekend underneath the famous Hollywood sign, but we couldn’t help but wonder, “What’s with the shoes, Eva?” continue reading »

Former Chief NAFTA Negotiator for Mexico Named President of Telemundo Network

Former Chief NAFTA Negotiator for Mexico Named President of Telemundo Network

NBCUniversal announced today that Emilio Romano has been named President of Telemundo and will begin in October. Romano will lead the Telemundo Spanish broadcast network and its 14 owned stations, continue reading »

Check Out Sara Bareilles’ Video for “Gonna Get Over You” - Mocking the Mexicans or Loving Latinos?

Check Out Sara Bareilles’ Video for “Gonna Get Over You” - Mocking the Mexicans or Loving Latinos?

Aside from the fact that this video has pretty much nothing to do with the song itself, this songstress is dancing about in a clearly Hispanic neighborhood, causing a scene. continue reading »

Donated Meals to Children’s School in Peru Contaminated with Rat Poison, Deaths Reported (VIDEO)

Donated Meals to Children’s School in Peru Contaminated with Rat Poison, Deaths Reported (VIDEO)

At least 3 Peruvian children have died, and another hundred remain ill after eating a meal of fish and rice believed to be contaminated with rat poison. continue reading »

Latino Gang Members Plead Guilty to Running Massive Cross-Border Illegal Enterprises

Latino Gang Members Plead Guilty to Running Massive Cross-Border Illegal Enterprises

A member and an associate of the Barrio Azteca (BA) gang each pleaded guilty today to participating in a racketeering conspiracy involving, among other things, the March 13, 2010, murders in Juarez, Mexico continue reading »

U.S. Coast Guard Seize Boat, 5 Smugglers, $58 M Worth of Cocaine in Key West and Cuban Waters

U.S. Coast Guard Seize Boat, 5 Smugglers, $58 M Worth of Cocaine in Key West and Cuban Waters

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bear interdicted a go-fast vessel carrying 4,355 pounds of cocaine while patrolling the Caribbean Sea Sept. 9. With help from U.S. Customs and Border P continue reading »

Latino Leaders Call for Increased Funding to Combat Growing HIV Epidemic in Community

Latino Leaders Call for Increased Funding to Combat Growing HIV Epidemic in Community

Congressional and Latino community leaders called for enhanced efforts to combat the growing HIV epidemic in their communities and adequate resources to implement the Administration’s new HIV/AIDS Strategy during a Capitol Hill congressional briefing. continue reading »

Enraged Taco Lover Asks For Hot Sauce With 12 Gauge Shotgun

Enraged Taco Lover Asks For Hot Sauce With 12 Gauge Shotgun

Angered that Taco Bell drive-thru employees failed to put hot sauce in his order, Jeremy Combs (30) returned with a shotgun to demand it! continue reading »

Mexican Immigrant Hops U.S. School Bus at Border, Faces Immigration Violations

Mexican Immigrant Hops U.S. School Bus at Border, Faces Immigration Violations

A young Mexican man is facing a number of immigration violations after grabbing a ride with a public school bus in Deming, New Mexico near the U.S.-Mexico border. continue reading »

UPDATE Take a Look at Cristina’s Brand New Shoes

UPDATE Take a Look at Cristina’s Brand New Shoes

One of our readers snapped a few pictures of Cristina sporting her new kicks at the UNESCO in Paris. Thanks, Hugo! continue reading »