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Migrant Workers Given Shelter During Hurricane Irene

Migrant Workers Given Shelter During Hurricane Irene

Though many have complained that law enforcement and government officials overreacted to Hurricane Irene, the threat it possessed was very real, and sent a number of the East Coast’s migrant workers to shelters. continue reading »

POLL:  ‘Tea Party’ Label Viewed as Negative by More Americans

POLL:  ‘Tea Party’ Label Viewed as Negative by More Americans

Looks like it’s a little more popular to be a liberal or a progressive these days, although conservative remains the best political label you can put on a candidate for public office. Being linked to the Tea Party is the biggest negative. continue reading »

Olsen Twins Visit Honduras To Give Shoes To Children (VIDEO)

Olsen Twins Visit Honduras To Give Shoes To Children (VIDEO)

Mary-Kate and Ashley’s “The Row” partnered with TOMS, the company that gives away a pair of kids’ shoes per every pair of shoes sold on their site. continue reading »

Longest Living Brazilian Indian Celebrates 121st Birthday, Eats Natural Food Only

Longest Living Brazilian Indian Celebrates 121st Birthday, Eats Natural Food Only

Survival International has located a Brazilian Indian, believed to be the oldest living person in the world, as she prepares to celebrate her 121st birthday. continue reading »

Labor Secretary Signs Agreements with Dominican & El Salvador to Protect Migrant Workers Rights

Labor Secretary Signs Agreements with Dominican & El Salvador to Protect Migrant Workers Rights

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis signed joint declarations and letters of arrangement with Ambassador Aníbal de Castro of the Dominican Republic, Ambassador Muni Figueres Boggs of Costa Rica continue reading »

Homeland Secretary Napolitano Meets with Honduras’ Secretary of Security

Homeland Secretary Napolitano Meets with Honduras’ Secretary of Security

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano met yesterday with Honduran Secretary of Security Oscar Alvarez to discuss joint U.S.-Honduras security strategies and to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the bilateral use of traveler information to strengthen international air transportation security. continue reading »

Justice Dept Settles With Puerto Rican Government on Charges of Disability Discrimination

Justice Dept Settles With Puerto Rican Government on Charges of Disability Discrimination

The Justice Department today settled a lawsuit with the Puerto Rico Department of Justice (PRDOJ) to protect the rights of employees with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). continue reading »

Miami’s Cuban-Exiles Celebrate the Feast of the Virgin for the Legend of Our Lady of Charity

Miami’s Cuban-Exiles Celebrate the Feast of the Virgin for the Legend of Our Lady of Charity

Sunday, a number of Cuban-American Catholics in Florida’s Biscayne Bay came together in a pre-celebration parade, to honor the arrival of the statue of Our Lady of Charity. continue reading »

Watch Comedian Katt Williams Latino Racist Rant in Phoenix (VIDEO)

Watch Comedian Katt Williams Latino Racist Rant in Phoenix (VIDEO)

Not the calmest of summers for the comedian who despite dodging jail time, was kicked out of his own show in CA, and was the a-hole in two separate Phoenix altercations. continue reading »

Is This the Next Cast of ‘Dancing With the Stars’?

Is This the Next Cast of ‘Dancing With the Stars’?

Though there hasn't been an official announcement from 'Dancing With the Stars' on who will be in the next cast there is plenty of speculation. continue reading »

Pedro Almodóvar To Be American Film Institute’s Next Guest Artistic Director

Pedro Almodóvar To Be American Film Institute’s Next Guest Artistic Director

The Spanish director will succeed David Lynch as the next Guest Artistic Director at the American Film Institute's (AFI) annual film festival. This year’s AFI’s film festival, will run from November 3rd to the 10th in Hollywood, CA. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Alabama’s Immigration Law, Toughest in Nation, Temporarily Blocked by Judge

JUST IN:  Alabama’s Immigration Law, Toughest in Nation, Temporarily Blocked by Judge

Today, a federal judge has blocked Alabama’s controversial anti-immigration law from going into effect on Thursday – however the stay is temporary. Judge Sharon L. Blackburn stated she needs more time to look at the various suits filed against HB 56 including the suit brought by the U.S. government. continue reading »

Dominican Conjoined Twins Coming to the States for Possible Separation Surgery

Dominican Conjoined Twins Coming to the States for Possible Separation Surgery

Dominican Republican conjoined twins Maria Teresa and Teresa Maria will travel to Virginia to the Children's Richmond Hospital for a final test prior to possible separation surgery. The case is described as complex because they share a liver and small intestine. continue reading »

PETA Entering Fight to Stop Pamplona-Style Bull Run in Arizona, Permit Recently Revoked

PETA Entering Fight to Stop Pamplona-Style Bull Run in Arizona, Permit Recently Revoked

Arizona has built up it’s reputation as being hard on undocumented immigrants, namely Hispanics, so it’s decision to hold an event like Spain’s running of the bulls seems a rather odd choice. continue reading »

Camila Vallejo, the Face of Chile’s Student Revolution (VIDEO)

Camila Vallejo, the Face of Chile’s Student Revolution (VIDEO)

In only 2 months, the 23 year-old leader of the student protests in Chile has received countless death threats while keeping Chile’s government in check. continue reading »