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Ricky Martin Meets with Uruguayan President to Discuss Child Trafficking Issues

Ricky Martin Meets with Uruguayan President to Discuss Child Trafficking Issues

This week Ricky Martin met with Uruguay’s President, Jose Mujica wearing his child-advocacy hat to promote awareness of child slavery and children in the sex trade. The Puerto Rican singer was in the country as part of his ‘Musica+Alma+Sexo” 2011 tour. From here the singer is heading to Argentina, the longest leg of his tour, for 7 days of performances. The Ricky Martin Foundation advocates for the well being of children around the globe in critical areas of social justice, education and health while its principal mission to bring attention to trafficking of children. continue reading »

Latino Decisions:  Obama’s Latino Challenge

Latino Decisions:  Obama’s Latino Challenge

The President has a long list of things to worry about, topped by his approval to disapproval ratio in the general electorate. Among Latinos the downward trend in approval is reflected, but less severe continue reading »

Spanish Top Foreign Language Studied but Not Tops for Business

Spanish Top Foreign Language Studied but Not Tops for Business

Top business publication, Bloomberg, has come out with their list of the most useful foreign language for business and Spanish did not make the top three. continue reading »

GALA Hispanic Theatre presents ¡Ay, Carmela!

GALA Hispanic Theatre presents ¡Ay, Carmela!

GALA opens its 36th Season with the United States Premiere of ¡Ay, Carmela! by José Sanchis Sinisterra, one of Spain’s most acclaimed contemporary playwrights. Directed by José Luis Arellano-García from Madrid, ¡Ay, Carmela! runs September 15 to October 9, 2011 at GALA Theatre, 3333 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20010. continue reading »

Did a Mexican Tarantula Disrupt Indiana’s News Broadcast? (VIDEO)

Did a Mexican Tarantula Disrupt Indiana’s News Broadcast? (VIDEO)

Indiana residents we are sure have never witnessed anything like this before on their news broadcast. What from fleeing anchors to screeches of fear to a large black tarantula holding court on the news. continue reading »

Check Out ‘All I Want is Everything’ by Victoria Justice and Her “Victorious” Cast (VIDEO)

Check Out ‘All I Want is Everything’ by Victoria Justice and Her “Victorious” Cast (VIDEO)

Check out the new music video by Nickelodoen's Victoria Justice and her "Victorious" cast titled "All I Want is Everything". The Puerto Rican beauty and star of Nickelodeon's "Victorious" show released her last music video "Best Friend's Brother" to great success. The music video's star Justice but feature the entire cast of her TV show. Earlier in the year the group premiered with the music video "Begging on Your Knees". continue reading »

Infamous NM State Trooper Bert Lopez Apparently Fired, Caught on Film Having Sex on Top of Car

Infamous NM State Trooper Bert Lopez Apparently Fired, Caught on Film Having Sex on Top of Car

The New Mexico Department of Public Safety has decided after all to fire the amorous Bert Lopez after he got filmed enjoying some afternoon delight on top of a car. continue reading »

Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon Delivers His Fifth State of the Union (VIDEO)

Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon Delivers His Fifth State of the Union (VIDEO)

President Calderón delivered the Fifth State of the Union Address at the National Museum of Anthropology this week. continue reading »

8 Million Mexicans Gather in Defense of Family Values and to Create a More Civilized Mexico

8 Million Mexicans Gather in Defense of Family Values and to Create a More Civilized Mexico

More than eight million between adults and young people who are part of the lay movements and organizations grouped in the Association for Episcopal Laity (DELAI), celebrated their first national meeting on August 27 and 28th continue reading »

Major US Cheese Producer Charged for Discriminating Against Hispanic & Other Minority Job Applicants

Major US Cheese Producer Charged for Discriminating Against Hispanic & Other Minority Job Applicants

The administrative complaint seeks back wages and interest for at least 270 class members, as well as job offers for at least 17 of the original applicants. OFCCP also is requesting that Leprino Foods' existing federal contracts be canceled and the company be debarred from entering into any future contracts until the violations are resolved and the company corrects its discriminatory employment practices. continue reading »

International Acclaim for Bolivia’s Decision to Prosecute Killing of Government Protesters in 2003

International Acclaim for Bolivia’s Decision to Prosecute Killing of Government Protesters in 2003

The United Nations human rights chief welcomed the decision by Bolivia’s top court to convict several high-level officials for their part in the deaths of over 60 people during anti-government protests in 2003, calling it an important step in the fight against impunity. continue reading »

Latino Immigrant Children More Likely to Go Hungry

Latino Immigrant Children More Likely to Go Hungry

Nearly one in four children in the United States lives in families that struggle to put food on the table, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But Latino children are even more likely to be at continue reading »

Double Agent- Police Officer /Zeta Member Arrested in Casino Massacre-HS News Narco Blog

Double Agent- Police Officer /Zeta Member Arrested in Casino Massacre-HS News Narco Blog

Late Thursday, the Attorney General's Office confirmed that Federal Police made another arrest of a man involved in the attack on Casino Royale. Miguel Angel Barraza Escamilla, part of the State Police of Nuevo Leon, who was active on the force when he participated in the slaughter in which more than 60 people were executed. "Through intelligence information provided by the Federal continue reading »

Unusual Smuggling Tunnel Found Near California-Mexico Border

Unusual Smuggling Tunnel Found Near California-Mexico Border

Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) continued to gather evidence following the discovery of an incomplete pipeline-style smuggling tunnel last Thursday afternoon; the tunnel originated beneath the floor of a vacant Mexican supermarket continue reading »

Annual Fireball Fight in El Salvador ( VIDEO)

Annual Fireball Fight in El Salvador ( VIDEO)

Salvadorans throw fiery, gasoline-soaked rags at one another in the streets in El Salvador as part of an annual festival in honor of a volcanic eruption in 1922. Residents in the town of Nejapa, located some 18 miles north of San Salvador, gather every August 31 to hurl fireballs at one another in honor of a huge volcanic eruption in 1922 that forced all of the residents to abandon the town. continue reading »