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Argentina Set to Raise Its Minimum Wage by 25%

Argentina Set to Raise Its Minimum Wage by 25%

Argentina, under the leadership of President Cristina Fernandez, is set to raise its minimum wage by 25% to approximately $550 per month wages. The Latin American country already was paying the highest minimum in the region and is living under the highest inflations rates in the region. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Politician’s Peeled Pictures

Puerto Rican Politician’s Peeled Pictures

Normally I wouldn’t bother commenting on it, but this time it involves a Puerto Rican politician, meaning from the actual island of Puerto Rico. It appears as though the senator and estadista Roberto Arango has been caught with his pants down and in a compromising position – literally. continue reading »

Colombian Superstar and Activist , Juanes to Receive Vision Award at 25th Hispanic Heritage Awards

Colombian Superstar and Activist , Juanes to Receive Vision Award at 25th Hispanic Heritage Awards

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced today that Colombian rock superstar Juanes will receive the Vision award at the 25th Hispanic Heritage Awards; the annual celebration of Hispanic excellence and premier event of Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States. continue reading »

Survival Tips After a Hurricane Strikes

Survival Tips After a Hurricane Strikes

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) are warning residents in hurricane-impacted areas about the deadly dangers that can remain even after Hurricane Irene strikes. Consumers need to be especially careful during a loss of electrical power, as the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and fire increases at that time. continue reading »

Bolivian Mennonites Jailed for Serial Rapes Using Sedation

Bolivian Mennonites Jailed for Serial Rapes Using Sedation

Seven members of a Protestant sect in Bolivia have been sentenced to 25 years each in prison for raping some 100 women in an agrarian commune, the judge and prosecutors told the press. An eighth man was sentenced to 12.5 years in prison for providing a narcotic that the men sprayed to render the women unconscious before raping them in their dormitories, said Judge Luis Enrique Perez. continue reading »

My First Time Facing the Anti-Immigrant Crowd

My First Time Facing the Anti-Immigrant Crowd

The Secure Communities Task Force hearing in Arlington, Virginia Wednesday night was not my first protest, but it was my first exposure to what we call “antis”—people from the anti-immigrant crowd. Some were reasonable, and some were not. Some were people I felt I could have a conversation with, and some were so unbelievable in their comments and beliefs that I thought they must be joking. We met up at St. Charles Barromeo Catholic Church before the hearing, and attendance there was very good. Many activists were there, including people from Casa de Maryland, who introduced us to two working mothers who shared very similar stories. continue reading »

Mexican Charged in US Consulate Murders Extradited to US

Mexican Charged in US Consulate Murders Extradited to US

The U.S. Justice Department says one of the accused killers in the March 2010 killings of three people with ties to the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico has been extradited to the United States. continue reading »

Brazilian Beef Barons Hold Paraguay’s Government Ransom (VIDEO)

Brazilian Beef Barons Hold Paraguay’s Government Ransom (VIDEO)

Brazilian beef barons are holding Paraguay’s government to ransom over land inhabited by uncontacted tribes. Ayoreo Indians were granted legal title to the land last year, but ranchers have refused to hand it over unless the state allows them to deforest a large area of adjacent land continue reading »

Blue Jays Slugger Jose Bautista Tosses Bat etc After Being Thrown Out (VIDEO)

Blue Jays Slugger Jose Bautista Tosses Bat etc After Being Thrown Out (VIDEO)

Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista didn’t go quietly after being ejected from Friday’s game against Tampa Bay in the sixth inning. Baseball’s reigning home run king tossed his bat, helmet, padding and a water bottle onto the field before leaving the dugout. continue reading »

Juárez Demographer says 40,000  Fled Juarez to the U.S. as a Result of Drug-War Violence Since 08

Juárez Demographer says 40,000 Fled Juarez to the U.S. as a Result of Drug-War Violence Since 08

Rodolfo Rubio Salas is a professor and researcher at the Juárez City campus of Colegio de la Frontera Norte where he has been for 16 years. He specializes in border migration studies and affirms that behind all the numbers about the violence-propelled exodus of people from Juárez into El Paso there is a lot of politics and little research. continue reading »

President Rousseff Adds Two Blondes To Her Troubles

President Rousseff Adds Two Blondes To Her Troubles

Gleisi Hoffman was named by Rousseff as her cabinet chief and the other is the sister in law of Vice President Michel Temer. Ms Hoffman who also happens to be the wife of President Rousseff’s Communications minister Paulo Bernardo, has been accused of claiming redundancy compensation ($33,000) after she left her continue reading »

Letter from Survivor of Casino Massacre-  HS News Narco Blog

Letter from Survivor of Casino Massacre-  HS News Narco Blog

Blog del Narco received a letter by mail where a woman tells what she experienced yesterday afternoon inside the Casino Royale, located in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. The woman said the Government of Nuevo Leon is lying about details of the attack and calls on the Federal Government to intervene to resolve the wave of violence that affects thousands of innocent people. A full text below: continue reading »

Music Legend Gilberto Santa Rosa to Perform at CHCI’s 34th Annual Awards Gala

Music Legend Gilberto Santa Rosa to Perform at CHCI’s 34th Annual Awards Gala

Billboard Magazine's Tropical Artist of the Decade and GRAMMY®-award winning Gilberto Santa Rosa will take center stage to perform an amazing tribute to Latin music legends during CHCI's 2nd Annual Post-Gala Concert on Wednesday, September 14, 2011. The post-gala concert is the culmination of CHCI's Hispanic Heritage Month Events as part of its 34th Annual Awards Gala at the Walter E. Washington Convention in Washington, D.C. continue reading »

Amid Allegations of Human Trafficking, Guatemala to Review Adoptions

Amid Allegations of Human Trafficking, Guatemala to Review Adoptions

All it took was a moment. Loyda Rodriguez recalls carrying her groceries into her Guatemala City apartment before turning around to find her two-year-old daughter Anyeli gone from the patio. continue reading »

TAKE IT EASY this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

TAKE IT EASY this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

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