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Has Shopping at Saks Given Billionaire Carlos Slim an Even Greater Love for the Retailer?

Has Shopping at Saks Given Billionaire Carlos Slim an Even Greater Love for the Retailer?

Mexican billionaire and world’s richest man Carlos Slim Helú has reportedly just spent $8.8 million to increase is stake in department store retailer Saks Inc. and the media giant New York Times Co. continue reading »

Today’s Google Doodle Honors Argentine Author Jorge Luis Borges

Today’s Google Doodle Honors Argentine Author Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges, the Argentine novelist and master of short fiction would have turned 112 today. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Sonia Hermosilla Drops Infant Son from Four-Story Building

LATINO BLOTTER: Sonia Hermosilla Drops Infant Son from Four-Story Building

Monday evening, police believe Hermosillo, 31, was not in fact better, and threw her infant son from the fourth level of a parking garage for the Children's Hospital of Orange County. continue reading »

Spain No Longer #1 Fútbol Team in the World

Spain No Longer #1 Fútbol Team in the World

The title of best soccer team in the world is now for the mighty “Clockwork Orange,” The Netherlands! continue reading »

Colombian Narco Grandmother Drugs Police Dog, Pleads “Age” Immunity to be Set Free (VIDEO)

Colombian Narco Grandmother Drugs Police Dog, Pleads “Age” Immunity to be Set Free (VIDEO)

Despite being caught sneaking drugs into a prison, and then feeding them to the dog that ID’d her, she walks free, as there is no jail-time in Colombia for anyone over 65-years old. continue reading »

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 »