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Cucumber Wars: Spain vs Germany

Cucumber Wars: Spain vs Germany

This might be the year of the ‘pepino’ wars if Spain goes ahead and sues Germany for maligning its cucumbers and questioning the quality. continue reading »

Drink it ‘Til You’re Yellow in the Face: The Simpson’s Duff Beer the Rage in Latin America

Drink it ‘Til You’re Yellow in the Face: The Simpson’s Duff Beer the Rage in Latin America

“Yes, it does exist!” The Simpsons’ favorite adult beverage is now available in México, Argentina, Colombia and Chile! continue reading »

Hispanic Youth Making a Difference at Santa Cruz Island and Making Our World Greener

Hispanic Youth Making a Difference at Santa Cruz Island and Making Our World Greener

What does Los Angeles’ inner city have in common with a rugged island off the southern California coast? A group of young people who are dedicated to making the world a better and greener place. continue reading »

IL House Passes Illinois DREAM Act On a Bipartisan Vote

IL House Passes Illinois DREAM Act On a Bipartisan Vote

Tuesday, the Illinois DREAM Act (SB2185), legislation that would offer undocumented youth better access to higher education, passed in the Illinois House of Representatives on a bipartisan 60-54 vote. SB 2185, sponsored in the House by Rep. Edward Acevedo, has the support of Cardinal George, 15 university presidents, and hundreds of other faith leaders, business leaders, and community organizations. continue reading »

American Academy of Pediatrics Reaches Settlement Agreement on Immigration Discrimination Charges

American Academy of Pediatrics Reaches Settlement Agreement on Immigration Discrimination Charges

The Justice Department today reached a settlement agreement with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), an organization of 60,000 pediatricians based in Elk Grove Village, Ill. continue reading »

U.S. Enters Second Round of High-Level Partnership Talks with Colombia

U.S. Enters Second Round of High-Level Partnership Talks with Colombia

On May 31, the United States and Colombia will hold the second round of working group meetings as part of our continuing High-Level Partnership Dialogue. Delegations from the two countries will have discussions continue reading »

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Announces Theme for This Yrs Hispanic Heritage Month

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Announces Theme for This Yrs Hispanic Heritage Month

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) today announced September 11-14 as the dates for its 2011 Hispanic Heritage Month celebration in Washington, D.C. with the theme continue reading »

Tequila Party to Host Their First Political Rally in Tucson, Arizona

Tequila Party to Host Their First Political Rally in Tucson, Arizona

The newly minted ‘Tequila Party’ movement is ready to issue a wake-up call to the Latino voting bloc. The nonpartisan movement that launched on Cinco de Mayo wants to make sure all 20 million Hispanics eligible to vote – vote. continue reading »

FIFA Officials Face Questions and Allegations of Bribery Continue

FIFA Officials Face Questions and Allegations of Bribery Continue

As the world soccer organization known as FIFA, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (International Federation of Association Football) remains embroiled in controversy over the alleged corruption throughout the organization, continue reading »

Good & Bad News:  Comedian Chespirito is now on Twitter and He’s Is the Most Pirated Artist! (VIDEO)

Good & Bad News:  Comedian Chespirito is now on Twitter and He’s Is the Most Pirated Artist! (VIDEO)

The creator of El Chavo del 8 and El Chapulín Colorado has garnered more than 300,000 followers in 3 days! continue reading »

See Robert Rodriguez’s Recently Released ‘Spy Kids 4’ Trailer - Starrin: Alba, Trejo, Vega, Banderas

See Robert Rodriguez’s Recently Released ‘Spy Kids 4’ Trailer - Starrin: Alba, Trejo, Vega, Banderas

On the surface, Marissa Cortez Wilson (Jessica Alba) has it all...married to a famous spy hunting television reporter, a new baby and intelligent twin step kids. continue reading »

Majority of Americans Willing to See Businesses that Repeatedly Hire Undocumented Shut Down

Majority of Americans Willing to See Businesses that Repeatedly Hire Undocumented Shut Down

The U.S. Supreme Court late last week upheld the legality of an Arizona law cracking down on employers who hire illegal immigrants, and most voters support having a similar law in their own state. continue reading »

Puerto Rican José Andújar Arrested for Selling “Obama Condoms” on Times Square

Puerto Rican José Andújar Arrested for Selling “Obama Condoms” on Times Square

The hilarious and entrepreneurial Hispanic street vendor proclaims his right to sell politician clad condoms under the first amendment. continue reading »

Rep. Ana Hernandez Luna - From Undocumented Immigrant to U.S. State Representative

Rep. Ana Hernandez Luna - From Undocumented Immigrant to U.S. State Representative

When Ana Hernandez Luna was a toddler, she was brought to Texas from Mexico. Being carried across the U.S.-Mexico border, she became an undocumented immigrant. Today, she stands as a lawyer and a House representative. continue reading »

California Taxpayers Spend $1 Billion a Year to Keep Undocumented Immigrants Jailed

California Taxpayers Spend $1 Billion a Year to Keep Undocumented Immigrants Jailed

According to data from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from December 2010, just under 17,000 inmates in the state are on hold for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), continue reading »