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STUDY:  Hispanics Use Their Mobile for All Aspects of Movie-Going Process

STUDY:  Hispanics Use Their Mobile for All Aspects of Movie-Going Process

As Hollywood looks to drive waning movie ticket sales, their focus should be on the growing Hispanic population and their use of mobile devices throughout the movie-planning process. continue reading »

After 10 Years of 15-Year Fishing Ban, Mexico Park Sees Fish Population Explode

After 10 Years of 15-Year Fishing Ban, Mexico Park Sees Fish Population Explode

According to a recently released study, more than 10 years after the Cabo Pulmo National Park of Mexico banned fishing in its waters, the fish population has seen a 460 percent increase. continue reading »

Hormonal Disorder Making Dominican Boys Grow Breasts (VIDEO)

Hormonal Disorder Making Dominican Boys Grow Breasts (VIDEO)

The disorder could have been detected and prevented early on, but due to a precarious financial situation, the Ramírez boys have never seen an specialist. continue reading »

Brazilian Immigrant Wanting to Look Beautiful for Birthday Dies Day After Breast Surgery

Brazilian Immigrant Wanting to Look Beautiful for Birthday Dies Day After Breast Surgery

When Brazilian immigrant Adriana da Silva went under the knife for breast surgery she just wanted to look beautiful for the milestone birthday she had coming up. continue reading »

Take a Look at Costa Rica’s Own “Slut Walk” (VIDEO)

Take a Look at Costa Rica’s Own “Slut Walk” (VIDEO)

For the first time ever in Costa Rica, and in response to a bishop’s remarks on modesty, thousands of women marched to stop objectification and violence against women. continue reading »

Puerto Ricans Smoking Menthol Cigarettes Have Hardest Time Quitting

Puerto Ricans Smoking Menthol Cigarettes Have Hardest Time Quitting

According to a report published in the Journal of Preventative Medicine, those smoking menthol cigarettes have more difficulty quitting than those who smoke regular cigarettes, with Puerto Rican menthol smokers appearing to have the most difficulty. continue reading »

Bradley Cooper Abandons Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s Remake of “The Crow”

Bradley Cooper Abandons Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s Remake of “The Crow”

Bradley Cooper has realized that his schedule starting this fall is way too busy to throw on top preparing and embodying the character of Eric Draven, in Juan Carlo’s Fresnadillo’s continue reading »

Dominican Republic Port Being Transformed into Carnival Cruise Destination with $65M Investment

Dominican Republic Port Being Transformed into Carnival Cruise Destination with $65M Investment

Friday, the Dominican Republic’s tourism minister Francisco Javier Garcia announced that construction of a modern cruise terminal just west of Puerto Plata in Maimón Bay. continue reading »

“Phosphophagia” Check Out the Spanish Food Show Serving Fluorescent Food

“Phosphophagia” Check Out the Spanish Food Show Serving Fluorescent Food

Michelin Star winner Jesús Sánchez and artist Alfonso Barragán have created a show where the fluorescent food is the light of the evening. continue reading »

University of Michigan Ends Study Abroad Program in El Salvador After Armed Robberies of Students

University of Michigan Ends Study Abroad Program in El Salvador After Armed Robberies of Students

The University of Michigan has announced that it has cancelled an internship program based in the Central American country of El Salvador after three of its students were robbed at gun point. continue reading »

Texas Border Patrol Make Largest Drug Seizure in Years: 100 Bricks of Cocaine Worth $8.4M

Texas Border Patrol Make Largest Drug Seizure in Years: 100 Bricks of Cocaine Worth $8.4M

CBP U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station seized more than 260 pounds of cocaine Friday evening. The incident marked the largest cocaine seizure in the Del Rio Border Patrol Sector since August 2006. continue reading »

Board of Immigration Ascerts Immigrants Arrested Not Entitled to Certain Miranda-Like Warnings

Board of Immigration Ascerts Immigrants Arrested Not Entitled to Certain Miranda-Like Warnings

The American Immigration Council strongly condemns last week’s ruling from the Board of Immigration Appeals holding that immigrants arrested without a warrant are not entitled to certain Miranda-like warnings prior to questioning by immigration officers. continue reading »

Ambassador Melanne S. Vereer to Travel to Mexico to Discuss Women’s Issues

Ambassador Melanne S. Vereer to Travel to Mexico to Discuss Women’s Issues

Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, will travel to Mexico City, Mexico August 16-19 to promote bilateral engagement on women’s economic empowerment and political participation, as well as challenges women face on key societal issues like citizen safety. continue reading »

Winners of 26th Annual Imagen Awards Announced Honoring Latinos in Entertainment

Winners of 26th Annual Imagen Awards Announced Honoring Latinos in Entertainment

Winners of the 26th Annual Imagen (Spanish for “image”) Awards, honoring positive portrayals of Latinos and Latino culture in entertainment, were announced tonight at a star-studded dinner ceremony held in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. continue reading »

I-9 Audits Forcing Undocumented into the Shadows Once More

I-9 Audits Forcing Undocumented into the Shadows Once More

As immigration officials continue the audits of businesses across the U.S., undocumented immigrants aren’t all fleeing the country. Some are just being forced underground, and int continue reading »