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Justice Dept Settles Immigration Discrimination Case Against Indiana Manufacturer

Justice Dept Settles Immigration Discrimination Case Against Indiana Manufacturer

The Justice Department today reached a settlement agreement with Kinro Manufacturing Inc. in Goshen, Ind., resolving allegations that the company engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against work-authorized non-citizens in the employment eligibility verification process. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Senator Roberto Arango Resigns After Naughty Ass Photos Surface

Puerto Rican Senator Roberto Arango Resigns After Naughty Ass Photos Surface

The Republican Puerto Rican Senator, Roberto Arango, has resigned after some very inappropriate nude photos surfaced on an iPhone application for gay and bisexual hook ups surfaced. continue reading »

USA Defeats Brazil to Become Women’s World Prix Volleyball Champs

USA Defeats Brazil to Become Women’s World Prix Volleyball Champs

The heavily favored Brazilian womens volleyball team went home defeated, which was not expected, when the USA Volleyball Women’s National Team defeated them in the World Grand Prix today. continue reading »

Vote for Your Favorite 2011 NCLR ALMA Award Winners Here

Vote for Your Favorite 2011 NCLR ALMA Award Winners Here

You can now vote for your 2011 ALMA Award winners here. The ALMA Awards will be co-hosted by Eva Longoria and George Lopez to pay tribute to Latino performers promoting positive images of Hispanics. continue reading »

Yale University Study:  Do Hispanic Women Have Different Type of Breast Cancer?

Yale University Study:  Do Hispanic Women Have Different Type of Breast Cancer?

Yale University researchers will examine biological factors in Hispanic women in hopes of one day developing a test to detect breast cancer very early, with research funding announced today by Susan G. Komen for the Cure. continue reading »

Governor Perry Sends Obama a $350 Million Bill for Housing Illegal Immigrants in Texas Jails

Governor Perry Sends Obama a $350 Million Bill for Housing Illegal Immigrants in Texas Jails

Republican Presidential contender and current Texas Governor Rick Perry earlier this month sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security asked to be reimbursed approximately $350 million of housing illegal immigrants in Texas prisons. continue reading »

Former Mexican President Fox:  ‘Let’s Make Truce with Drug Cartels’

Former Mexican President Fox:  ‘Let’s Make Truce with Drug Cartels’

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox in reaction to the firebombing act of terrorism in Monterrey this week suggested Mexico should think about calling a truce with the drug cartels. continue reading »

Join us This and Every Sunday At HS-News Open Mic

Join us This and Every Sunday At HS-News Open Mic

Your backstage pass to HS-News showcase of emerging and established Latino musical talent. continue reading »

Third Round of Cancer Treatment for Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez

Third Round of Cancer Treatment for Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez

While insisting he has no more cancer, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez is set to start this third round of chemotherapy treatment. continue reading »

Argentina Set to Raise Its Minimum Wage by 25%

Argentina Set to Raise Its Minimum Wage by 25%

Argentina, under the leadership of President Cristina Fernandez, is set to raise its minimum wage by 25% to approximately $550 per month wages. The Latin American country already was paying the highest minimum in the region and is living under the highest inflations rates in the region. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Politician’s Peeled Pictures

Puerto Rican Politician’s Peeled Pictures

Normally I wouldn’t bother commenting on it, but this time it involves a Puerto Rican politician, meaning from the actual island of Puerto Rico. It appears as though the senator and estadista Roberto Arango has been caught with his pants down and in a compromising position – literally. continue reading »

Colombian Superstar and Activist , Juanes to Receive Vision Award at 25th Hispanic Heritage Awards

Colombian Superstar and Activist , Juanes to Receive Vision Award at 25th Hispanic Heritage Awards

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced today that Colombian rock superstar Juanes will receive the Vision award at the 25th Hispanic Heritage Awards; the annual celebration of Hispanic excellence and premier event of Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States. continue reading »

Survival Tips After a Hurricane Strikes

Survival Tips After a Hurricane Strikes

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) are warning residents in hurricane-impacted areas about the deadly dangers that can remain even after Hurricane Irene strikes. Consumers need to be especially careful during a loss of electrical power, as the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and fire increases at that time. continue reading »

Bolivian Mennonites Jailed for Serial Rapes Using Sedation

Bolivian Mennonites Jailed for Serial Rapes Using Sedation

Seven members of a Protestant sect in Bolivia have been sentenced to 25 years each in prison for raping some 100 women in an agrarian commune, the judge and prosecutors told the press. An eighth man was sentenced to 12.5 years in prison for providing a narcotic that the men sprayed to render the women unconscious before raping them in their dormitories, said Judge Luis Enrique Perez. continue reading »

My First Time Facing the Anti-Immigrant Crowd

My First Time Facing the Anti-Immigrant Crowd

The Secure Communities Task Force hearing in Arlington, Virginia Wednesday night was not my first protest, but it was my first exposure to what we call “antis”—people from the anti-immigrant crowd. Some were reasonable, and some were not. Some were people I felt I could have a conversation with, and some were so unbelievable in their comments and beliefs that I thought they must be joking. We met up at St. Charles Barromeo Catholic Church before the hearing, and attendance there was very good. Many activists were there, including people from Casa de Maryland, who introduced us to two working mothers who shared very similar stories. continue reading »