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Bernie Williams to be Inducted into Latino Baseball Hall of Fame

Bernie Williams to be Inducted into Latino Baseball Hall of Fame

Five-time All-Star Bernie Williams will be among the six inductees who will be announced when the Latino Baseball Hall of Fame unveils its 2012 inductee class at Major League Baseball’s headquarters in New York City on Thursday, September 1st continue reading »

Colombian Couple Win World Championship of Tango

Colombian Couple Win World Championship of Tango

Natasha Agudelo and Diego Benavidez won a tie-off against a Venezuelan couple, and became the world’s best tango dancers. continue reading »

Mexico’s Strategy to Protect Migrants Fails to Have Impact

Mexico’s Strategy to Protect Migrants Fails to Have Impact

The Mexican government’s strategy on migrants has so far failed to tackle the alarming numbers of Central American migrants being kidnapped regularly in the country, Amnesty International said a year after the plan was first launched. continue reading »

Roll Up To The Mariachi Mystery Tour, Step Right This Way (VIDEO)

Roll Up To The Mariachi Mystery Tour, Step Right This Way (VIDEO)

If the title doesn’t give it away, here’s another clue: New Mexico is the new Liverpool! continue reading »

Anti-Abortion Group Claims Planned Parenthood and “Abortion Industry” Target Hispanics and Blacks

Anti-Abortion Group Claims Planned Parenthood and “Abortion Industry” Target Hispanics and Blacks

In a 24-page report, Life Dynamics, a pro-life group, claims Planned Parenthood has been targeting the U.S. Hispanic and black populations by placing their facilities within communities with high numbers of minorities. continue reading »

Oscar De La Hoya Spills the Juicy Beans on Univisión (VIDEO)

Oscar De La Hoya Spills the Juicy Beans on Univisión (VIDEO)

The retired boxer talked about his addiction to drugs and alcohol, thoughts of suicide, rehab stint and cheating on his wife—“Not like Tiger Woods,” but cheating nonetheless. continue reading »

Multi-Lingual Skills Easier for Infants to Pick Up

Multi-Lingual Skills Easier for Infants to Pick Up

Babies and children are whizzes at learning a second language, but that ability begins to fade as early as their first birthdays. Researchers at the University of Washington's Institute for Learning & Brain continue reading »

Bruno Mars Sues His Publisher Bug Music Inc.

Bruno Mars Sues His Publisher Bug Music Inc.

Singer Bruno Mars says his Publisher Bug Music Inc. refuses to let him out of his contract despite having fulfilled all contractual obligations. Mars (Peter Hernández) filed a lawsuit against Bug Music Inc. in a Los Angeles County Superior Court Wednesday. continue reading »

Many Large U.S. Cities Now Have Majority-Minority Populations

According to a recent analysis of census information, in many metropolitan areas, minorities are now the majority after a decline in the cities’ white residents. continue reading »

Popocatepetl Volcano Spews Ash, Smoke South Of Mexico City

Popocatepetl Volcano Spews Ash, Smoke South Of Mexico City

The volcano shot out four minor blasts of ash, gas and vapor reaching a half mile into the sky earlier today. A cold ash rain is expected to fall onto Mexico City overnight if wind conditions and direction remain the same. continue reading »

14 Chilean Miners Awarded Lifetime Pensions

14 Chilean Miners Awarded Lifetime Pensions

Chilean First Lady Cecilia Morel traveled to Copiapó on behalf of President Piñera and awarded 14 of the 33 miners a lifetime monthly salary of 250,000 Chilean pesos, almost $540. The miners themselves chose the group of fourteen who would not have to work for the rest of their lives. continue reading »

Johnny Depp in Trailer for Hunter S. Thompson’s  “The Rum Diary,” Set in Puerto Rico

Johnny Depp in Trailer for Hunter S. Thompson’s “The Rum Diary,” Set in Puerto Rico

Johnny Depp’s new movie is based on “The Rum Diary” by Hunter S. Thompson’s semi-autobiographical novel. In the novel/movie, journalist Paul Kemp (Depp) continue reading »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez Launches Initiative to Inform Immigrants About Obama’s New Deportation Policies

Rep. Luis Gutierrez Launches Initiative to Inform Immigrants About Obama’s New Deportation Policies

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) announced plans for a September 10 Community Forum on Immigration in Chicago to disseminate information about what President Obama's new prioritization policies mean for immigrants facing deportation. continue reading »

U.S.-Brazil Join Forces to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Discrimination

U.S.-Brazil Join Forces to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Discrimination

The United States and Brazil will hold a coordination meeting of the U.S.–Brazil Joint Action Plan to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Discrimination and Promote Equality (Joint Action Plan) September 1-2 in Brasilia, Brazil. continue reading »

Telemundo Remains Only Spanish-Language Broadcaster to Air “Sunday Night Football”

Telemundo Remains Only Spanish-Language Broadcaster to Air “Sunday Night Football”

Telemundo and the National Football League announced today that they have extended their six-year partnership through the 2013 NFL season and, together with NBC Sports, will offer season-long, special Spanish-language coverage of the NFL. continue reading »