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First Latino Wins American Idol, Scotty McCreery

First Latino Wins American Idol, Scotty McCreery

As the lights dimmed on Wednesday’s season finale of American Idol, with more than 122.4 million votes counted for the final two contestants continue reading »

JUST IN: Arizona Law Punishing Businesses for Hiring Illegal Immigrants is Upheld

JUST IN: Arizona Law Punishing Businesses for Hiring Illegal Immigrants is Upheld

The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-3 vote has upheld Arizona’s four-year old law that allows the state to punish businesses that hired illegal immigrants. continue reading »

First Ever Spanish Language PORNO Parody To be Made of TV Favorite “El Gordo y La Flaca”

First Ever Spanish Language PORNO Parody To be Made of TV Favorite “El Gordo y La Flaca”

A new all-Spanish language porn company reportedly has their eyes set on making a XXX parody of El Gordo Y La Flaca! continue reading »

Rep. Guitierrez Attends Anti-Deportation Town Hall Meeting in Nevada

Rep. Guitierrez Attends Anti-Deportation Town Hall Meeting in Nevada

Illinois Rep. Luis Guitierrez will be in Reno Nevada for a town hall meeting this Friday. People will be asking for relief from immigration deportations and gathering signatures on a petition for President Obama. continue reading »

Cesar Chavez Home Nominated for Placement in National Historic Registry

Cesar Chavez Home Nominated for Placement in National Historic Registry

The nine-member California Historic Resources Commission voted on May 19 to nominate the National Chavez Center, where Cesar Chavez lived and led the farm worker movement during his last 22 years at La Paz in Keene, Calif., continue reading »

Largest Corporate Social Responsibility Conference for the Americas Opens in Paraguay

Largest Corporate Social Responsibility Conference for the Americas Opens in Paraguay

The Inter-American Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, CSRAmericas 2011, opened in Paraguay with a reaffirmation of the importance of corporate social responsibility as a key tool for transforming Latin American society.. continue reading »

San Antonio: Organization Files Suit to Stop the Renaming of Street to Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard

San Antonio: Organization Files Suit to Stop the Renaming of Street to Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard

Years after his death, revolutionary Cesar Chavez is still at the heart of controversy. This time, over a street sign. In San Antonio, Texas, city council members approved the renaming of a 5.4-mile street to “Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard” continue reading »

REINVENTING the Mexican Siesta!

REINVENTING the Mexican Siesta!

This Madrid based architecture/design conglomerate is set to revolution the dozing off industry with Ostrich, the XXI century siesta device. continue reading »

Frosty Pod Rot Threatens Cocoa Farms in Latin America

Frosty Pod Rot Threatens Cocoa Farms in Latin America

Cocoa farmers in Latin America are battling a hearty opponent that is already on its way to crippling the chocolate industry, as it is a main ingredient in the treat. continue reading »

Harvard Alum and President of Mexico Felipe Calderon to Give Commencement Speech at Stanford

Harvard Alum and President of Mexico Felipe Calderon to Give Commencement Speech at Stanford

Stanford University’s 2011 graduating class will be hearing Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon on its 120th Commencement day, June 12th. continue reading »

Edward James Olmos Joins Cast of “Dexter”

Edward James Olmos Joins Cast of “Dexter”

Edward James Olmos is set to join the cast of “Dexter”. Olmos is the first Latino addition to the upcoming and much awaited season of Showtime’s serial killer drama. continue reading »

New Immigration Laws in Indiana Trigger Lawsuit by ACLU

New Immigration Laws in Indiana Trigger Lawsuit by ACLU

The new Indiana immigration laws that deny in-state tuition rates to undocumented immigrants and revokes tax credits for businesses found to be hiring undocumented individuals are going to be tested legally. continue reading »

Mexican Horse Racing May Be Coming to Colorado

Mexican Horse Racing May Be Coming to Colorado

Looking to bring in more revenue, city leaders are considering bringing Mexican horse racing Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley, Colorado. The Greeley Stampede is the park’s larges continue reading »

Major Project Underway To Digitize and Preserve ALL Latin American Art Documents

Major Project Underway To Digitize and Preserve ALL Latin American Art Documents

Thousands of 20th century Latin American art texts have been cataloged and digitized by teams based in the US and Latin America. continue reading »

Mexico Still Awaiting Promised Aid From U.S. to Battle Drug Violence

Mexico Still Awaiting Promised Aid From U.S. to Battle Drug Violence

In 2008, the U.S. government agreed to provide equipment and training for Mexico to help combat the ongoing drug violence, but despite the promised help from two administrations, less than 60 percent of that help has been received. continue reading »