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Renewing the American Dream: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by Helping Hispanic Businesses Grow

Renewing the American Dream: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by Helping Hispanic Businesses Grow

I was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, but have lived in Connecticut, Texas, Ohio and currently in New York City. As such, I am one of millions of Puerto Ricans who have embarked on what we have come to call the "guagua aerea" (or "airbus" in Spanish) which exemplifies the constant flux of Puerto Ricans coming from or moving back to the Island. continue reading »

Stop Matias’ Deportation- Sign Petition Here

Stop Matias’ Deportation- Sign Petition Here

After years of fighting for the DREAM Act and an opportunity to gain legal status, Matias Ramos was told by immigration authorities to leave the country in less than 14 days. continue reading »

Diana Nyad Makes Another Attempt to Swim From Cuba to Florida

Diana Nyad Makes Another Attempt to Swim From Cuba to Florida

62-year-old Diana Nyad is once again trying to swim from Cuba to Florida. She set out yesterday, a month after she had to abandon her previous attempt in part because of a severe asthma attack, reports AP. continue reading »

Mike Stauffer for Maricopa Sheriff blasts Paul Babeu and Joe Arpaio

Mike Stauffer for Maricopa Sheriff blasts Paul Babeu and Joe Arpaio

Just in from Mike Stauffer’s facebook page. He gets it, and I’m glad he has more common sense than Paul Babeu and Joe Arpaio (the newest tweedle dee and tweedle dumb of Arizona). continue reading »

Famous Transexual Identified Amongst Bodies Dumped in Veracruz- HS News Narco Blog

Famous Transexual Identified Amongst Bodies Dumped in Veracruz- HS News Narco Blog

Veracruz was the scene of a gruesome occurrence this week when 40 bodies were dumped on the highway during rush hour traffic. The most famous transexual sex worker in the port - Brigitte was identified amongst the bodies. continue reading »

UN Hears:Drug Trafficking Greatest Threat to Latin American Countries Today

UN Hears:Drug Trafficking Greatest Threat to Latin American Countries Today

Costa Rica and El Salvador, two countries highly affected by drug-related violence in recent years, have urged the United Nations to help fight drug cartels and organized crime, and called on Member States with high numbers of drug consumers to take the lead on the issue. continue reading »

‘Modern Family’ Star Sofia Vergara Launches her Own Line at Kmart

‘Modern Family’ Star Sofia Vergara Launches her Own Line at Kmart

Modern Family star, Sofia Vergara, launched her own clothing line for Kmart, revealing that it’s always been a dream of hers to set out on this sort of venture. Vergara believes that having a clothing line will allow her to connect more with her fans, as she told Robert Roberts on Good Morning America that “it's a great idea to have a little side business and to be in touch with my fans." continue reading »

Latino Leaders to Make Voice Heard at Vatican City

Latino Leaders to Make Voice Heard at Vatican City

As Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off in the United States, U.S. Catholic Latino leaders will complete a major step in achieving more open communication with the Vatican. continue reading »

Now Instantly Play Music from Rdio Straight from Your Facebook Profile

Now Instantly Play Music from Rdio Straight from Your Facebook Profile

Rdio Becomes One of the First Music Services to Launch on Facebook Open Graph continue reading »

Immigration Summit Takes Place in Arizona Presented by Hispanic Evangelical Leaders

Immigration Summit Takes Place in Arizona Presented by Hispanic Evangelical Leaders

A historic Immigration Summit hosted by Hispanic Evangelical leaders with delegates from across the nation including representatives from President Obama's administration, denominational leaders, pastors continue reading »

RELAX this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

RELAX this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

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

Next Stop, Napolitano: DHS Committee Approves Task Force Recommendations on Secure Communities

Next Stop, Napolitano: DHS Committee Approves Task Force Recommendations on Secure Communities

Last week, a task force created to study DHS’ controversial “Secure Communities” initiative issued a report listing a series of recommendations to improve the program. continue reading »

Residents in Tennessee Town Feel Intimidated by Immigration Officials

Residents of Shelbyville, TN describe a continuing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) presence in their community, after a weekend raid that struck fear in the hearts of community activists--the same people who just days before, continue reading »

U.S. Marine Explorers Ordered to Give $500 Millon in Recovered Sunken Treasure to Spain

U.S. Marine Explorers Ordered to Give $500 Millon in Recovered Sunken Treasure to Spain

In 1804, the Nuestra Senor de las Mercedes was sunk by British warships in while sailing back form South America. In May 2007, Tampa-based Odyssey Mar continue reading »

Pedro Almodóvar Has No Kind Words for Silvio Berlusconi

Pedro Almodóvar Has No Kind Words for Silvio Berlusconi

Legendary Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar said the Italian leader is a “Homophobe obsessed with women.” continue reading »