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¡Felicidades! Uruguay on Your 186th Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Uruguay on Your 186th Year of Independence

Today, all of Uruguay is celebrating and rejoicing its 186-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in 1516 and stayed for close to 300 years as it colonized the region and enslaved native populations. The fight for independence started in 1811 when national hero Jose Gervasio Artigas launched a revolution for freedom that was marked by the key Battle of Las Piedras. The country declared itself independent from Spain on 1825 some 14 years later. continue reading »

Costa Rica and Mexico Strengthen Their Ties

Costa Rica and Mexico Strengthen Their Ties

Earlier this week, President Felipe Calderón of Mexico officially welcomed President Laura Chinchilla in Chapultepec. continue reading »

NBCUniversal Failing to Keep Promise of Diverse Programming, Canceling Shows Instead

NBCUniversal Failing to Keep Promise of Diverse Programming, Canceling Shows Instead

When NBCUniversal announced it would be merging with Comcast, diversity was an issue and became a stipulation for those that would eventually allow the merger. Ye continue reading »

Remote Region of Peru Hit by 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake

Remote Region of Peru Hit by 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake

The Global Seismographic Network (USGS) is reporting a 7.0 magnitude earthquake has hit a remote and sparsely populated area of Peru, some 370 miles from the capital city of Lima. continue reading »

Cute Overload: White Lion is Born in Colombia (VIDEO)

Cute Overload: White Lion is Born in Colombia (VIDEO)

Her name is “Miracle” and according to Colombian biologists is the first baby white lion to be born in 14 years! continue reading »

Florida’s Hispanic Population Explodes Thanks to South American Immigrants

Florida’s Hispanic Population Explodes Thanks to South American Immigrants

For decades there has been a large Hispanic population in Florida, but in just 10 years, the portion of that population made up of just South Americans has more than doubled. continue reading »

Miss Brazil World Contestant Takes a Dive on the Catwalk (VIDEO)

Miss Brazil World Contestant Takes a Dive on the Catwalk (VIDEO)

A young beauty queen at the Miss Brazil World Pageant slipped during a dance number. See the faux pas inside! continue reading »

Spanish Retailer & U.S. Tween Fave  “Zara” Found to be Exploiting Its Labor in Brazil

Spanish Retailer & U.S. Tween Fave “Zara” Found to be Exploiting Its Labor in Brazil

In efforts to end modern day slavery, Brazil’s Labor Public Ministry published the names of 251 companies found to be exploiting workers. continue reading »

MALDEF Files Motion in Texas to Preserve Latino Voting Strength During Redistricting

MALDEF Files Motion in Texas to Preserve Latino Voting Strength During Redistricting

MALDEF, in Washington D.C., filed a Motion to Intervene on behalf of the Texas Latino Redistricting Task Force in an effort to prevent the reduction of Latino voting strength in the ongoing Texas redistricting process. continue reading »

DHS Fails to Reveal the Effectiveness (or Ineffectiveness) of Their Repatriation Flights

DHS Fails to Reveal the Effectiveness (or Ineffectiveness) of Their Repatriation Flights

As the U.S. Department of Homeland Security continues its repatriation flights, it also continues to face opposition. In the last eight years, DHS has spent $85 million putting u continue reading »

Has Shopping at Saks Given Billionaire Carlos Slim an Even Greater Love for the Retailer?

Has Shopping at Saks Given Billionaire Carlos Slim an Even Greater Love for the Retailer?

Mexican billionaire and world’s richest man Carlos Slim Helú has reportedly just spent $8.8 million to increase is stake in department store retailer Saks Inc. and the media giant New York Times Co. continue reading »

Today’s Google Doodle Honors Argentine Author Jorge Luis Borges

Today’s Google Doodle Honors Argentine Author Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges, the Argentine novelist and master of short fiction would have turned 112 today. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Sonia Hermosilla Drops Infant Son from Four-Story Building

LATINO BLOTTER: Sonia Hermosilla Drops Infant Son from Four-Story Building

Monday evening, police believe Hermosillo, 31, was not in fact better, and threw her infant son from the fourth level of a parking garage for the Children's Hospital of Orange County. continue reading »

Spain No Longer #1 Fútbol Team in the World

Spain No Longer #1 Fútbol Team in the World

The title of best soccer team in the world is now for the mighty “Clockwork Orange,” The Netherlands! continue reading »

Colombian Narco Grandmother Drugs Police Dog, Pleads “Age” Immunity to be Set Free (VIDEO)

Colombian Narco Grandmother Drugs Police Dog, Pleads “Age” Immunity to be Set Free (VIDEO)

Despite being caught sneaking drugs into a prison, and then feeding them to the dog that ID’d her, she walks free, as there is no jail-time in Colombia for anyone over 65-years old. continue reading »