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Carnival Cruise Lines Hires George López as “Creative Director of Comedy”

Carnival Cruise Lines Hires George López as “Creative Director of Comedy”

George Lopez' as expected did not stay too long in the unemployment line. His new gig will be to design and manage luxury liner Carnival’s “Fun Ship's Punchliner Comedy Club.” continue reading »

JUST IN:  U.S. Gov’t Goes to Federal Court to Block Alabama Immigration Law from Going into Effect

JUST IN:  U.S. Gov’t Goes to Federal Court to Block Alabama Immigration Law from Going into Effect

Today the U.S. Justice Department has asked the Federal Appeals Court to block Alabama from enforcing its immigration law. continue reading »

Colonial City of Santo Domingo to Be Promoted as Key Tourist Destination for Dominican Republic

Colonial City of Santo Domingo to Be Promoted as Key Tourist Destination for Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic will promote tourism in the Colonial City of Santo Domingo to generate income and create jobs for the capital’s residents, in an program financed with a $30 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

More State-of-the-Art Hospitals Coming to Underserved Areas of Mexico

More State-of-the-Art Hospitals Coming to Underserved Areas of Mexico

The new facility in Tepic has 40 beds and provides specialized services not available from primary care doctors or secondary care consulting physicians, such as diagnosis, treatment continue reading »

Listen to Daddy Yankee’s New Single “Lovumba”

Listen to Daddy Yankee’s New Single “Lovumba”

Puerto Rican reggaeton artist Daddy Yankee, born Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez, has just released his new new single "Lovumba" on El Cartel Records. Click, listen, and dance. continue reading »

Rhode Island and Conn. Towns Lead in Latino Unemployment

Rhode Island and Conn. Towns Lead in Latino Unemployment

Latinos in Hartford, Connecticut and Providence, Rhode Island have two of the highest rates of unemployment amongst Latinos according to a new study released Monday. continue reading »

Meet The Hispanics in ESPN’s “Body Issue” On Stands Friday

Meet The Hispanics in ESPN’s “Body Issue” On Stands Friday

ESPN releases a yearly “Body Issue,” famous for its steamy portraits of professional athletes. Meet the Hispanic sports personalities featured in this year’s edition. continue reading »

Puerto Rico: Legislation Will Allow Residents to Determine Island’s US Territory Status

Puerto Rico: Legislation Will Allow Residents to Determine Island’s US Territory Status

Puerto Rico Governor Luis G. Fortuño today announced legislation that will enable the people of Puerto Rico to determine whether or not they want to change the island’s current status as a U.S. territory. continue reading »

Salma Hayek to Play Drug Cartel Queen in Oliver Stone’s “Savages”

Salma Hayek to Play Drug Cartel Queen in Oliver Stone’s “Savages”

Hayek told Redbook Magazine she accepted a role in “Savages” to prove Director Oliver Stone she hasn’t “gone all soft.” continue reading »

Divers Fernando Garcia Puerta, Paul Kline Spend 2 Hrs in Shark-Infested Water After Boat Leaves

Divers Fernando Garcia Puerta, Paul Kline Spend 2 Hrs in Shark-Infested Water After Boat Leaves

In what must have been a frightening experience, two tourists found themselves in open, shark-infested water, clinging to a buoy, wondering if they would ever be found. continue reading »

WATCH Gloria Estefan’s New #1 Single “Wepa!” (VIDEO)

WATCH Gloria Estefan’s New #1 Single “Wepa!” (VIDEO)

Gloria Estefan’s new single “Wepa!” from her upcoming album “Miss Little Havana” is already #1 in Billboard’s Dance chart. continue reading »

Pieces of South America’s Largest Beatle Memorabilia Collection Up for Auction

Pieces of South America’s Largest Beatle Memorabilia Collection Up for Auction

“My passion for The Beatles comes from childhood,“ Raúl Blisniuk, owner of of South America’s largest of Beatles memorabilia collection told the Associated Press. Some of the Argentine’s pieces will be auctioned off October 13 by Banco Ciuda continue reading »

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Sparsely Populated Northern Region of Argentina

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Sparsely Populated Northern Region of Argentina

At approximately 8:12 am this morning the northern region of Argentina was rattled with a 6.2 magnitude earthquake. The area affected is sparsely populated and borders Bolivia and Paraguay. continue reading »

iPhone 4S: “Lo Siento… No Hablo Español”

iPhone 4S: “Lo Siento… No Hablo Español”

Siri, the new iPhone 4S voice recognition app, responds to commands in three dialects of English, French and German, but not in Spanish. continue reading »

Can Ron Paul Win Without Latino Vote He Won’t ‘Kowtow’ to?

Can Ron Paul Win Without Latino Vote He Won’t ‘Kowtow’ to?

Earlier this week, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul told Univision’s Jorge Ramos he was not willing to “kowtow” to win the Latino vote, causing one to wonder if he can win without it. continue reading »