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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 »

Religious Artifacts Being Stolen from Churches Across Latin America

Religious Artifacts Being Stolen from Churches Across Latin America

Gangs in Mexico and throughout Latin America are now turning their attention towards religious artifacts, as a string of robberies are being reported at churches and other religious institutions. continue reading »

Emergency Aid Coming to Puerto Rico After President Declares An Emergency

Emergency Aid Coming to Puerto Rico After President Declares An Emergency

President Obama has declared an ‘emergency’ exists in Puerto Rico after the island was hit by Hurricane Irene on Sunday. Now the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Homeland Security can coordinate aid to all 78 municipalities affected. continue reading »

Pitbull Will Bring The Heat to 2011’s MTV Video Music Awards!

Pitbull Will Bring The Heat to 2011’s MTV Video Music Awards!

MTV today announced that international music superstar and two-time 2011 VMA nominee, Pitbull will be the next artist to bring the heat to the “2011 MTV Video Music Awards” stage. continue reading »

When You Gotta Go You Gotta Go: Angel Pagan’s Emergency Bathroom Break Delays Mets-Phillies Game

When You Gotta Go You Gotta Go: Angel Pagan’s Emergency Bathroom Break Delays Mets-Phillies Game

Ángel Pagán may be feeling a bit embarrassed after his run to the bathroom caused a game delay, Monday night. The New York Mets center fielder was feeling a bit unsettled continue reading »

Border Patrol Answering More Heat-Distress Calls from Illegal Aliens

Border Patrol Answering More Heat-Distress Calls from Illegal Aliens

With temperatures remaining high throughout south Texas, the number of illegal aliens who require assistance due to extreme heat continues to rise. continue reading »

Baby, Baby, Baby, Ooooh. Bieber-Fever Reaches Lima, Peru (VIDEO)

Baby, Baby, Baby, Ooooh. Bieber-Fever Reaches Lima, Peru (VIDEO)

Be a witness to the effect the 17 year old Canadian boy singer has on Peruvian teens. They are even planning a flashmob to greet him! continue reading »

Take a Look at the New Martin Luther King JR. Memorial (VIDEO)

Take a Look at the New Martin Luther King JR. Memorial (VIDEO)

The striking 28-foot statue of the civil rights leader marks the first time a member of a minority group, and a non president is memorialized on the National Mall. continue reading »

High Ranking Member of Mexican Gulf Cartel Extradited to U.S.

High Ranking Member of Mexican Gulf Cartel Extradited to U.S.

Aurelio Cano-Flores, aka “Yankee” and “Yeyo,” a high-ranking member of the Mexican Gulf Cartel, has been extradited to the United States from Mexico to face drug conspiracy charges, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Administrator Michele M. Leonhart of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). continue reading »

LATINO DECISIONS POLL:  President Obama’s Support Waning Amongst Latino Voters

LATINO DECISIONS POLL:  President Obama’s Support Waning Amongst Latino Voters

The most recent poll of Latino voters reveals a continuing political problem for President Barack Obama, which he must address if he wants to get re-elected next year. The number of Latinos who are certain to vote for Obama in 2012 does not reach the level needed to, continue reading »

Galavision Breaks Audience Records with Mexico v Brazil U20 World Cup

Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network, announced today that its live coverage of the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup semifinal between Mexico and Brazil averaged more than 1.7 million total viewers, making it the second most-watched Spanish-language cable telecast in history. continue reading »

U.S. Diplomat Travels to Guatemala to Discuss Intercountry Adoption

U.S. Diplomat Travels to Guatemala to Discuss Intercountry Adoption

Special Advisor for Children’s Issues Ambassador Susan Jacobs is visiting Guatemala through August 24 to accompany Senator Mary Landrieu and officials from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services continue reading »

Taking Up an Invitation from Nancy Reagan Herself, Sen. Rubio to Speak at Reagan Library

Taking Up an Invitation from Nancy Reagan Herself, Sen. Rubio to Speak at Reagan Library

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is preparing to speaking at the Reagan presidential library on Tuesday after former first lady, Nancy Reagan requested he speak at her husband’s library. continue reading »