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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 »

Shakira Appointed to Obama’s Hispanic Education Advisory Board (VIDEO)

Shakira Appointed to Obama’s Hispanic Education Advisory Board (VIDEO)

President Obama has appointed Shakira to his Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. continue reading »

Nation’s First Comprehensive Online Immigrant Oral History Project Launches Today

Nation’s First Comprehensive Online Immigrant Oral History Project Launches Today

The Immigrant Archive Project (IAP) and Farmers Insurance will host a special presentation featuring the stories of struggle and triumph of some of Southern California's most successful immigrants during a special media continue reading »

Public Initiative to Educate Latinos About Importance of Influenza Immunization is Launched

Public Initiative to Educate Latinos About Importance of Influenza Immunization is Launched

Hispanic Americans are hit particularly hard by influenza with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting that up to 9.5 million Hispanic Americans will suffer from the flu in an average year. Yet, vaccination rates among this population are seriously low. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Genius and Tech Pioneer Steve Jobs Dies

JUST IN:  Genius and Tech Pioneer Steve Jobs Dies

On the heels of the launch of Apple's new iPhone 4s its visionary founder, Steve Jobs, passed away today. Jobs, 56 years-old was the co-founder and former CEO of Apple. The report of his death came for the company itself. continue reading »

Alabama Makes First Charge Since Passing Harsh Immigration Law, Turns Out He’s a Legal Resident

Alabama Makes First Charge Since Passing Harsh Immigration Law, Turns Out He’s a Legal Resident

The first arrest under Alabama’s new harsh anti-illegal immigration law has been made, but many are saying Alabama officials have egg on their face after it was discovered that the man arrested is a legal resident of the United States. continue reading »

Study: Elderly Are Happier in Brazil and South Africa

Study: Elderly Are Happier in Brazil and South Africa

Contrary to belief, older people in South Africa and Brazil become happier as they age. New research suggests that, with the right policies in place, a developing country can significantly improve the wellbeing of its older citizens. continue reading »

The Now Poorer 85-Year-Old Duchess of Alba Ties the Knot to Handsome & Much Younger Commoner (VIDEO)

The Now Poorer 85-Year-Old Duchess of Alba Ties the Knot to Handsome & Much Younger Commoner (VIDEO)

The octogenarian Duchess of Alba finally was able to marry state employee Alfonso Diez at the Las Dueñas Palace in Seville at a high cost to her in terms of money, titles and real estate holdings. Her marriage was blocked by her children and allegedly required her to give up her enormous wealth in order to marry what the family perceived as a gold digger. continue reading »

Silvio Horta to Write Comedy Series Based on “Texts From Last Night”

Silvio Horta to Write Comedy Series Based on “Texts From Last Night”

Silvio Horta is in talks to develop a half hour television show, based on quips from the popular internet blog “Texts From Last Night” for Fox. continue reading »

Victoria Justice and Carlos Pena of Big Time Rush Reflect on Their Hispanic Heritage (VIDEOS)

Victoria Justice and Carlos Pena of Big Time Rush Reflect on Their Hispanic Heritage (VIDEOS)

Nickelodeon stars Victoria Justice of Victorious and Carlos Peña (singer and star of Big Time Rush) share their personal stories with family during Hispanic Heritage Month. continue reading »