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Mexico Sets Guinness Record for Largest Folk Dance

Mexico Sets Guinness Record for Largest Folk Dance

A total of 457 Mexicans on Saturday set a Guinness record for the largest folk dance performance in the world at the International Mariachi and Charreria Conference being held in the western Mexican city of Guadalajara. continue reading »

Rafa Nadal Collapses at Press Conference After Winning at US Open (VIDEO)

Spanish tennis sensation, Rafael Nadal, experienced such severe cramping on Sunday that he collapsed during a post-game press conference at the US Open. After beating his opponent David Nalbandian, Nadel attended a press conference where he was seated and in mid-sentence was under some type of distress and stopped speaking. continue reading »

Hurricane Katia - Projected Path

Hurricane Katia - Projected Path

Hurricane Katia has become better organized to the northeast of the Lesser Antilles. The forecast calls for continued strengthening to a major hurricane (category three or higher) as Hurricane Katia moves off to the northwest. It is still too early to determine if any land areas, including the U.S. East Coast, will be directly affected by this system. continue reading »

HS News Pays Tribute to The American Worker this Labor Day

HS News Pays Tribute to The American Worker this Labor Day

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. continue reading »

Immigrant Laborers Continue to Strengthen American Workforce, Economy

Immigrant Laborers Continue to Strengthen American Workforce, Economy

This Labor Day, we reflect on the many contributions workers make to the U.S.—including those of immigrant workers. While immigration restrictionists have long tried to demonize immigrant workers continue reading »

STUDY:  Number of Hispanic Serving Educational Institutions Expected to Boom

STUDY:  Number of Hispanic Serving Educational Institutions Expected to Boom

The number of Hispanic-serving institutions, (HSIs) nationwide has increased by 24 percent since 2004 and could grow by another 40 percent if “emerging” HSIs in 18 states and Puerto Rico continue to grow, a new study says. continue reading »

Mexican ‘Twitter Terrorists’ Face Thirty Years for Inciting Fear in Veracruz

Mexican ‘Twitter Terrorists’ Face Thirty Years for Inciting Fear in Veracruz

Two people, dubbed the ‘Twitter Terrorists’, caused widespread panic in Veracruz, Mexico through twitter messages insinuating drug cartels were kidnapping children out of local schools, so much so that they are both facing 30 year prison sentences. continue reading »

Ricky Martin Meets with Uruguayan President to Discuss Child Trafficking Issues

Ricky Martin Meets with Uruguayan President to Discuss Child Trafficking Issues

This week Ricky Martin met with Uruguay’s President, Jose Mujica wearing his child-advocacy hat to promote awareness of child slavery and children in the sex trade. The Puerto Rican singer was in the country as part of his ‘Musica+Alma+Sexo” 2011 tour. From here the singer is heading to Argentina, the longest leg of his tour, for 7 days of performances. The Ricky Martin Foundation advocates for the well being of children around the globe in critical areas of social justice, education and health while its principal mission to bring attention to trafficking of children. continue reading »

Latino Decisions:  Obama’s Latino Challenge

Latino Decisions:  Obama’s Latino Challenge

The President has a long list of things to worry about, topped by his approval to disapproval ratio in the general electorate. Among Latinos the downward trend in approval is reflected, but less severe continue reading »

Spanish Top Foreign Language Studied but Not Tops for Business

Spanish Top Foreign Language Studied but Not Tops for Business

Top business publication, Bloomberg, has come out with their list of the most useful foreign language for business and Spanish did not make the top three. continue reading »

GALA Hispanic Theatre presents ¡Ay, Carmela!

GALA Hispanic Theatre presents ¡Ay, Carmela!

GALA opens its 36th Season with the United States Premiere of ¡Ay, Carmela! by José Sanchis Sinisterra, one of Spain’s most acclaimed contemporary playwrights. Directed by José Luis Arellano-García from Madrid, ¡Ay, Carmela! runs September 15 to October 9, 2011 at GALA Theatre, 3333 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20010. continue reading »

Did a Mexican Tarantula Disrupt Indiana’s News Broadcast? (VIDEO)

Did a Mexican Tarantula Disrupt Indiana’s News Broadcast? (VIDEO)

Indiana residents we are sure have never witnessed anything like this before on their news broadcast. What from fleeing anchors to screeches of fear to a large black tarantula holding court on the news. continue reading »

Check Out ‘All I Want is Everything’ by Victoria Justice and Her “Victorious” Cast (VIDEO)

Check Out ‘All I Want is Everything’ by Victoria Justice and Her “Victorious” Cast (VIDEO)

Check out the new music video by Nickelodoen's Victoria Justice and her "Victorious" cast titled "All I Want is Everything". The Puerto Rican beauty and star of Nickelodeon's "Victorious" show released her last music video "Best Friend's Brother" to great success. The music video's star Justice but feature the entire cast of her TV show. Earlier in the year the group premiered with the music video "Begging on Your Knees". continue reading »

Infamous NM State Trooper Bert Lopez Apparently Fired, Caught on Film Having Sex on Top of Car

Infamous NM State Trooper Bert Lopez Apparently Fired, Caught on Film Having Sex on Top of Car

The New Mexico Department of Public Safety has decided after all to fire the amorous Bert Lopez after he got filmed enjoying some afternoon delight on top of a car. continue reading »

Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon Delivers His Fifth State of the Union (VIDEO)

Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon Delivers His Fifth State of the Union (VIDEO)

President Calderón delivered the Fifth State of the Union Address at the National Museum of Anthropology this week. continue reading »