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Lamar Smith’s “Jobs” Plan: A Massive Guest Worker Program With No Labor Protections

Lamar Smith’s “Jobs” Plan: A Massive Guest Worker Program With No Labor Protections

Smith is Putting Anti-Immigrant Ideology Ahead of What’s Good for Workers, Economy. Rep. Lamar Smith, the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, is also the self-appointed jobs czar for the GOP. continue reading »

‘You Lied’ Says Cuba to Former Governor Bill Richardson

‘You Lied’ Says Cuba to Former Governor Bill Richardson

To hear former New Mexican Governor Bill Richardson tell it, he was invited to Cuba by the Raul Castro government to discuss the Alan Gross matter. continue reading »

HS-News Celebrates  Hispanic Heritage Month

HS-News Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Take a look at this year's Hispanic Heritage Month poster, and learn some important facts about Latinos and their month. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Guatemala on Your 190th Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Guatemala on Your 190th Year of Independence

Today, all of Guatemala is celebrating and rejoicing its 190-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! El Salvador on Your 190th Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! El Salvador on Your 190th Year of Independence

Today, all of El Salvador is celebrating and rejoicing its 190-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Costa Rica on Your 190th Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Costa Rica on Your 190th Year of Independence

Today, all of Costa Rica is celebrating and rejoicing its 190-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Honduras on Your 190th Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Honduras on Your 190th Year of Independence

Today, all of Honduras is celebrating and rejoicing its 190-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Nicaragua on Your 190th Year of Independence!

¡Felicidades! Nicaragua on Your 190th Year of Independence!

    Today, all of Nicaragua is celebrating and rejoicing its 190-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox.
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Vote For Us For A Chance To Win Your Own HS-News Shirt! (SWEEPSTAKES)

Vote For Us For A Chance To Win Your Own HS-News Shirt! (SWEEPSTAKES)

For the rest of the week, we will be giving away Hispanically Speaking News Shirts to the first voters of the day. Find out more details inside. continue reading »

Largest Christian Hispanic Organization Partners with Puerto Rico’s Pentecostal Community

Largest Christian Hispanic Organization Partners with Puerto Rico’s Pentecostal Community

The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (www.nhclc.org), also known as the Hispanic Evangelical Association, the nation's largest Christian Hispanic organization, has announced that Dr. William Hernandez and the Puerto Rico Pentecostal Association, FRAPE, has become an official partner of the NHCLC. continue reading »

Colombia To Bring Down Housing Shortage in Low-Income Sectors

Colombia To Bring Down Housing Shortage in Low-Income Sectors

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will contribute to reduce the housing shortage in the most backward sectors of Colombia through a credit guarantee of 9.5 billion Colombian pesos (some US$5.38 million) granted to Credifamilia Compañía de Financiamiento S.A., which specializes in mortgage loans for social housing. continue reading »

Panama Spends $250 Million on Coastal Radar System to Stem Drug Trafficking

Panama Spends $250 Million on Coastal Radar System to Stem Drug Trafficking

Panama’s Vice Minister of Public Safety has announced the country spent $250 million to stem drug trafficking in the country and to specifically avoid having the drugs enter Panama’s borders. continue reading »

Jennifer Lopez Debuts her New ‘Papi’ Video in Partnership With FIAT (VIDEO)

Jennifer Lopez Debuts her New ‘Papi’ Video in Partnership With FIAT (VIDEO)

Jlo showed off a 30 sec. snippet of the video for her single ‘Papi,’ in a Fiat commercial aired during “Monday Night Football” continue reading »

Labor Dept. Releases $41.2 Million in Recovery Act Funds to Puerto Rico

The U.S. Department of Labor has certified for release $41,247,756 in unemployment insurance modernization incentive funds to Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico qualified for its full share of the funds available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act by including in its law provisions that assist recent entrants to the workforce, part-time workers and individuals who become unemployed because of compelling family reasons. continue reading »

Mexico Asking its Congress to Borrow Additional $5 Billion Internationally

Mexico Asking its Congress to Borrow Additional $5 Billion Internationally

Mexico’s government is asking Congress for authorization to increase its out-of-control debt, by borrowing an additional $7 billion in 2012. Taking advantage of the current low borrowing costs in the U.S. continue reading »