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3 Immigrant Mothers Tell Their Stories of Having a LGBTQ Child in “Tres Gotas de Agua”

3 Immigrant Mothers Tell Their Stories of Having a LGBTQ Child in “Tres Gotas de Agua”

Hoping to bring to light the faces of the Latino LGBTQ community, Somos Familia spoke with a number of mothers to discuss what it was like for their children to come out. continue reading »

Chile Prepares for 1st Anniversary of San José de Copiapó Mine Collapse

Chile Prepares for 1st Anniversary of San José de Copiapó Mine Collapse

A mass and the inauguration of an exhibition in Atacama will mark the first anniversary of the collapse of the San José Mine in Chile. continue reading »

Mexico & 15 Other Latin American Countries File Suit Against Alabama’s New Immigration Law

Mexico & 15 Other Latin American Countries File Suit Against Alabama’s New Immigration Law

The list of countries and organizations filing legal briefs against Alabama’s new tough immigration law continues to grow. First came the very much anticipated suit by the U.S. government followed by the Catholic Church and American Civil Liberties Union. continue reading »

Latino Blotter:  Special Ed Teacher Had 1-Year Sexual Affair with 16-Yr Student

Latino Blotter:  Special Ed Teacher Had 1-Year Sexual Affair with 16-Yr Student

Waleska Velasquez, from Miami, will probably never get to teach again thanks in great part to her one-year sexual affair with a 16-year old student from the Miami Jackson Senior High School. continue reading »

ICE Arrests TX Pawn Shop Employees for Ammo Smuggling into Mexico

ICE Arrests TX Pawn Shop Employees for Ammo Smuggling into Mexico

A local pawn shop manager and five other employees were arrested on Wednesday on federal ammunition-smuggling charges by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). continue reading »

Remittances to Mexico from Migrants for First Six Months of 2011 Were Up by 4.7%, Totaling $11.16B

Remittances to Mexico from Migrants for First Six Months of 2011 Were Up by 4.7%, Totaling $11.16B

Mexican national living and working outside of Mexico sent remittances totaling $11.16 Billion for the first six month of the year. This amount is a 4.7% increase from the same time last year. continue reading »

Chile Set to Boost and Diversify Its Fruit Exports

Chile Set to Boost and Diversify Its Fruit Exports

The Inter-American Development Bank today announced the approval of a $32 million loan to Chile’s Grupo Subsole, one of the largest locally owned fresh fruit companies and the country’s third largest table grape exporter. continue reading »

UN Helps Belize Fight Highest Incidence of AIDS in Central America

UN Helps Belize Fight Highest Incidence of AIDS in Central America

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is implementing an HIV/AIDS grant agreement with Belize to treat and prevent the disease among the large number of teens and young adults in the country, which has the highest incidence of HIV/AIDS in Central America. continue reading »

Gunmen Show Mercy and Let 5 Children Live- HSN Narco Blog

Gunmen Show Mercy and Let 5 Children Live- HSN Narco Blog

At 3:00 am Wednesday morning, an armed group of criminals broke into a house in the town of Cerralvo, Nuevo León. Gunmen kidnapped a couple with three children and another couple with two of their children. continue reading »

Trafficker Claims Gov. Allowed Sinaloa Cartel to Bring Drugs into U.S.

Trafficker Claims Gov. Allowed Sinaloa Cartel to Bring Drugs into U.S.

It is being reported that the federal government may have allowed tons of cocaine into the United States in exchange for information on rivals of the Sinaloa drug cartel. continue reading »

New SELENA Album in the Works. Will be Released Early 2012

New SELENA Album in the Works. Will be Released Early 2012

Selena’s Father, Abraham Quintanilla, is releasing a 10-song album of songs by the late Selena before she reached worldwide fame. continue reading »

Former Soliders Receive More 6,000-Year Sentences for 1982 Guatemalan Massacre

Former Soliders Receive More 6,000-Year Sentences for 1982 Guatemalan Massacre

Four former soldiers have been sentenced to more than 6,000 years each for the 1982 Guatemalan massacre that occurred during the country’s 36-year civil war that lasted from 1960 to 1996. continue reading »

WATCH Shakira Singing Hand in Hand with Dora The Explorer (VIDEO)

WATCH Shakira Singing Hand in Hand with Dora The Explorer (VIDEO)

Check out the Colombian singer and Dora (...and Kate, Alana, Emma, and Naiya, from Nick Jr’s Dora’s Girls website) singing "Todos Juntos" together. continue reading »

Mexican Team Chivas de Guadalajara Beats The Best Team in The World (VIDEO)

Mexican Team Chivas de Guadalajara Beats The Best Team in The World (VIDEO)

The Mexican soccer team outplayed the best soccer team in the world 4-1 in a friendly match, Wednesday night in the city of Miami. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Woman Calls 911 More Than 2100 Times in One Month

LATINO BLOTTER: Woman Calls 911 More Than 2100 Times in One Month

Jennifer Arguellas may hold a new record. In the month of June alone, she called 911 thousands of times. Not once did it appear she had an actual emergency. continue reading »