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NCLR Commends Immigration Policy That Puts Safety First When Immigration Laws Enforced

NCLR Commends Immigration Policy That Puts Safety First When Immigration Laws Enforced

NCLR (National Council of La Raza) praised the announcement made by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regarding important steps that the agency will be taking to better focus continue reading »

Despite Sluggish Economy Latin American Exports to U.S. Increase by 22%

Despite the sluggish economy this year, Latin American exports to the U.S. jumped by 22 percent for the first half of the year. continue reading »

POLL: Most Voters Oppose Public Schooling, Tuition Breaks & Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Immigrants

POLL: Most Voters Oppose Public Schooling, Tuition Breaks & Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Immigrants

The Obama administration announced last week that it was slowing the deportation process for "low priority" immigration cases to focus on illegal immigrants with criminal records. continue reading »

STUDY:  Mexican-American Children Have Lowest Prevalence Rates of ADHD

STUDY:  Mexican-American Children Have Lowest Prevalence Rates of ADHD

The Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention’s National Center’s official report on the rates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in US children shows the trend is upward. Nonetheless, there were different prevalence rates amongst different ethic groups. continue reading »

Did Columbus Give the World Lager Beer While Discovering the Americas?

Did Columbus Give the World Lager Beer While Discovering the Americas?

It seems that after years of believing that credit for the discovery of the fermentation process that led to the modern day lager beer belongs to the Bavarians, it turns out th continue reading »

Allegations: Wiretaps & Other Abuses of Power in Colombia Financed With U.S. Aid

Allegations: Wiretaps & Other Abuses of Power in Colombia Financed With U.S. Aid

The Washington Post published over the weekend a very comprehensive article providing significant information about the financing of illegal operations carried out by the Colombian government. continue reading »

Immigration Rules Hit the Classroom

Immigration Rules Hit the Classroom

A new immigration policy at Georgia’s five most competitive colleges has so far resulted in only one illegal immigrant being turned away after being accepted. continue reading »

Honduras-Born Inventor Using Disassembled Toys to Provide Medical Tools

Honduras-Born Inventor Using Disassembled Toys to Provide Medical Tools

When medical supplies finally make their way to third world countries, they are sometimes broken or possess defects making them useless, but one man has found a way to turn toys into much needed medical tools. continue reading »

Quinceañera! People En Español Turns 15 Years Old!

Quinceañera! People En Español Turns 15 Years Old!

To celebrate the first 15 years of People en Español, the magazine brought together four of the most influential Latinas: Gloria Estéfan, Cristina Saralegui, Adamari López and Maite Perroni. continue reading »

STUDY:  High Achieving Latinos & Blacks Suffer Most Academically from Bullying

STUDY:  High Achieving Latinos & Blacks Suffer Most Academically from Bullying

Victims of bullying often suffer academically, and this is particularly true for high achieving black and Latino students, according to new research to be presented at the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. continue reading »

Religious Artifacts Being Stolen from Churches Across Latin America

Religious Artifacts Being Stolen from Churches Across Latin America

Gangs in Mexico and throughout Latin America are now turning their attention towards religious artifacts, as a string of robberies are being reported at churches and other religious institutions. continue reading »

Emergency Aid Coming to Puerto Rico After President Declares An Emergency

Emergency Aid Coming to Puerto Rico After President Declares An Emergency

President Obama has declared an ‘emergency’ exists in Puerto Rico after the island was hit by Hurricane Irene on Sunday. Now the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Homeland Security can coordinate aid to all 78 municipalities affected. continue reading »

Pitbull Will Bring The Heat to 2011’s MTV Video Music Awards!

Pitbull Will Bring The Heat to 2011’s MTV Video Music Awards!

MTV today announced that international music superstar and two-time 2011 VMA nominee, Pitbull will be the next artist to bring the heat to the “2011 MTV Video Music Awards” stage. continue reading »

When You Gotta Go You Gotta Go: Angel Pagan’s Emergency Bathroom Break Delays Mets-Phillies Game

When You Gotta Go You Gotta Go: Angel Pagan’s Emergency Bathroom Break Delays Mets-Phillies Game

Ángel Pagán may be feeling a bit embarrassed after his run to the bathroom caused a game delay, Monday night. The New York Mets center fielder was feeling a bit unsettled continue reading »

Border Patrol Answering More Heat-Distress Calls from Illegal Aliens

Border Patrol Answering More Heat-Distress Calls from Illegal Aliens

With temperatures remaining high throughout south Texas, the number of illegal aliens who require assistance due to extreme heat continues to rise. continue reading »