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Latin American Press Abuzz with Alleged Past Sexual Attack On Mexican Maid By Strauss-Kahn

Latin American Press Abuzz with Alleged Past Sexual Attack On Mexican Maid By Strauss-Kahn

Newspapers throughout Latin America have remarked on excerpts from a book that accuses the FMI boss of assaulting a maid in Mexico. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Commuter Ferry Boat in Puerto Rico Found with $13M Worth of Cocaine

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Commuter Ferry Boat in Puerto Rico Found with $13M Worth of Cocaine

Drug traffickers suffered yet another setback today. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents and Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) officers stopped "The Islander," continue reading »

Govt’s Digital Literacy Initiative Applauded and Noted as Critical to Hispanics Accessing Job Market

Govt’s Digital Literacy Initiative Applauded and Noted as Critical to Hispanics Accessing Job Market

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies today hailed the launch of DigitalLiteracy.gov, the U.S. Commerce Department’s online digital literacy portal, as an important step toward helping more Americans gain not only computer and Internet skills but also critical access to the job market. continue reading »

Cop Who Stomped On and Yelled Racial Slurs at a Suspect, Will Not Be Fired (VIDEO)

Cop Who Stomped On and Yelled Racial Slurs at a Suspect, Will Not Be Fired (VIDEO)

On April 17th, 2010, in Seattle, Washington, detective Shandy Cobane stomped on a Latino suspect, and said he would “beat the f*cking Mexican piss out of” him, continue reading »

9 Latinos Make it to Forbes’ Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities!

9 Latinos Make it to Forbes’ Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities!

While Lady Gaga took the top spot as the World's Most Powerful Celebrity, there were 9 Latinos that made it to Forbes' Top 100 Most powerful celebrities! The list is a measure of entertainment-related earnings and media visibility (exposure in print, television, radio and online). Who are the most powerful Latino celebrities? Read here. continue reading »

Study: Air Pollution Is Greatest Near Schools With Minority Students

Study: Air Pollution Is Greatest Near Schools With Minority Students

Researchers from the University of Michigan found that schools located in areas with the state's highest industrial air pollution levels had the lowest attendance rates—an indicator of poor health—as well as the highest proportions of students who failed to meet state educational testing standards. continue reading »

Reports Show Less Cruise Ships Arriving in Mexico but Passengers Spending More

Reports Show Less Cruise Ships Arriving in Mexico but Passengers Spending More

The Mexican business and economic newspaper, El Economista, is reporting the startling decline of cruise ship arrivals in Mexico. continue reading »

WATCH Comedian Al Madrigal Joins The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (VIDEO)

WATCH Comedian Al Madrigal Joins The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (VIDEO)

Watch the first segment of comedian Al Madrigal, who joined the cast of the Daily Show as Senior Latino correspondent earlier this week. continue reading »

513 Migrants Rescued Inside ‘Inhumane’ Cramped Trailers Making Way to U.S. (VIDEO)

513 Migrants Rescued Inside ‘Inhumane’ Cramped Trailers Making Way to U.S. (VIDEO)

Mexican authorities are reporting that they have rescued 513 migrants of different nationalities inside two cramped tractor trailers making their way into the U.S. illegally. continue reading »

World’s Richest Man Predicts Chile Will Be the Next Developed Country in Latin America

World’s Richest Man Predicts Chile Will Be the Next Developed Country in Latin America

In a presentation last week, Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, predicted that Chile will become the next to move from an "underdeveloped" to a developed country. continue reading »

Shakiro Dazzles in Argentina (VIDEO)

Shakiro Dazzles in Argentina (VIDEO)

Shakiro was recently in Susana Giménez's show, where he sung three of Shakira's hits, becoming the new sensation in Argentina. continue reading »

Kalimba Accused of Raping Ex Girlfriend and her 5 Year-old Girl

Kalimba Accused of Raping Ex Girlfriend and her 5 Year-old Girl

The Musician denies the accusations brought forth by Kimberly de la Campa, his former fiancée. continue reading »

¡Ay Papi! Mother of Arnold’s Love Child Revealed: Former Housekeeper Mildred Patricia Baena, 50

¡Ay Papi! Mother of Arnold’s Love Child Revealed: Former Housekeeper Mildred Patricia Baena, 50

Latina Mildred Patricia Baena (Patty), 50, has been identified by TMZ.com and Radaronline.com as the former maid and mother of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s love child. continue reading »

Former Senator Majority Leader of Puerto Rico Sentenced to 5 Yrs in Prison for Extortion

Former Senator Majority Leader of Puerto Rico Sentenced to 5 Yrs in Prison for Extortion

Jorge De Castro Font, 47, a former senate majority leader in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison after pleading guilty to 20 counts of honest services wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit extortion, continue reading »

Velázquez, Serrano Urge Governor Cuomo to Withdraw from Secure Communities

Velázquez, Serrano Urge Governor Cuomo to Withdraw from Secure Communities

On Friday, Congressman José E. Serrano (D-NY) and Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) wrote New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, urging that the state withdraw from the federal 'Secure Communities' program. continue reading »