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Nearly Half of Mexican Population Lives in Poverty

Nearly Half of Mexican Population Lives in Poverty

In a report released yesterday, the number of Mexicans living in poverty grew by 3 million in the past two years to 52 million people. This represents 46.2 percent of the population living below the poverty line. continue reading »

One Year Later, States Draw Back from SB 1070 Legislation

One Year Later, States Draw Back from SB 1070 Legislation

A year after SB 1070 took effect, states nationwide are turning away from similar bills, fearing the financial and political fallout seen in Arizona and the consequences that anti-immigrant legislation could have in their own backyards. “Arizona was a wake up call for other states,” said Elena Lacayo, field coordinator with the Immigration Policy Project at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the nation’s largest advocacy group for Hispanics. continue reading »

Progress Can Kill – Peru’s New Government Warned

Progress Can Kill – Peru’s New Government Warned

Peru’s new government will take office this week having received a stark warning of the imminent dangers faced by its country’s indigenous population.Survival has sent copies of two booklets entitled ‘Progress Can Kill’ and ‘There You Go!’ to President Ollanta Humala and key members of his cabinet. continue reading »

Futbol Club Barcelona and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Team Up to End Polio

Futbol Club Barcelona and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Team Up to End Polio

Futbol Club (FC) Barcelona, FC Barcelona Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation kicked off a three-year partnership today to energize the global fight to end polio and draw attention to the promise of life-saving vaccines. Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, along with FC Barcelona President Sandro Rosell and Manager Josep Guardiola, announced the partnership at the Newseum in Washington, DC. They were joined by players Andres Iniesta and Seydou Keita. continue reading »

MegaTV and ESPN Deportes Secure Multimedia Agreement

MegaTV and ESPN Deportes Secure Multimedia Agreement

Today, July 30th "Clasicos de ESPN Deportes" will feature the 10th Edition of "Billabong Big Wave Challenge" from 6 p.m.- 7 p.m., followed by "ESPN Perfiles: Gabriela Sabatini", and "ESPN Perfiles: Ronaldihno Gaucho" from 7 p.m.- 8 p.m., and later "Big Fights: Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Gene Fulmer" and "Big Fights: Joe Frazier vs. Oscar Bonavena" from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. continue reading »

RICHARD E. CHAVEZ: Memorial Services for Iconic United Farm Worker Leader

RICHARD E. CHAVEZ: Memorial Services for Iconic United Farm Worker Leader

It is with a heavy heart that we will say goodbye to a longtime friend, colleague, mentor, loved one and iconic United Farm Worker leader - Richard E. Chavez, farmworker justice advocate and civil rights hero. continue reading »

Dancing With The Ponch!

Dancing With The Ponch!

Television is about to get a lot cheesier thanks to Erik Estrada being the first “star” confirmed for Univision’s hit reality show “Mira Quien Baila” (Look Who’s Dancing). The announcement was made this week during the network’s “El Gordo y La Flaca” entertainment show. continue reading »

DREAM ON this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

DREAM ON this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

DREAM ON this weekend with a Latin American natural wonder. Guess What and Where this is? continue reading »

Microsoft, Experts Stress Need for High-Skilled Immigration in Senate Hearing

Microsoft, Experts Stress Need for High-Skilled Immigration in Senate Hearing

While the House Judiciary Committee focused on a very different part of immigration yesterday, its Senate counterpart held a hearing on “The Economic Imperative for Enacting Immigration Reform.” In the hearing, witnesses testified that immigration reform that makes it easier for high-skilled immigrants to come work in the U.S. is not only good policy, but an economic necessity. Brad Smith, General Counsel and Senior VP for Legal and Corporate Affairs at Microsoft testified that smart immigration reform could create more jobs for American workers, something the economy needs as our nation struggles to recover from the recession. continue reading »

Cook County Commissioner Garcia Withdraws Bill to Stop ICE from Taking Detainees

Cook County Commissioner Garcia Withdraws Bill to Stop ICE from Taking Detainees

Cook County Commissioner Jesús García (D-Chicago) withdrew a bill Wednesday that would have required the county to free certain detainees wanted by federal immigration authorities. continue reading »

Alessandra Ambrosio and Ashton Kutcher Faces of Colcci

Alessandra Ambrosio and Ashton Kutcher Faces of Colcci

Check out the model and the actor cozy together in a steamy photo session for Brazilian Fashion Company Colcci. continue reading »

Mexico’s Federal Electoral Institute Making it Easier For MX Nationals Abroad to Vote

Mexico’s Federal Electoral Institute Making it Easier For MX Nationals Abroad to Vote

It will soon be easier for Mexican nationals abroad to register to vote in the 2012 presidential elections for Mexico. Starting October 1, Mexicans living continue reading »

Alan García Steps Down, Skips Humala’s Inauguration (VIDEO)

Alan García Steps Down, Skips Humala’s Inauguration (VIDEO)

Choosing to go against tradition, Past President Alan García didn’t appear before congress, nor was he present at the future president’s inauguration. continue reading »

Airlines Looking to Increase Traffic to Mexico as Business Traveler Demand Rises

Airlines Looking to Increase Traffic to Mexico as Business Traveler Demand Rises

As the demand from international travelers to visit Mexico for business increases, international airlines are attempting to increase the number of flights to the country. And Mexico is beginning to look like the new aviation hub of North America. continue reading »

Minorities, Those in Need of Cleaner Air May Benefit the Least from Electric Cars

Minorities, Those in Need of Cleaner Air May Benefit the Least from Electric Cars

A new report to be released Wednesday by The Greenlining Institute, the first ever to examine the impact of electric vehicles on communities of color, continue reading »