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Illinois Senate Passes their own version of The Dream Act..On to the House Now

Illinois Senate Passes their own version of The Dream Act..On to the House Now

This week , the Illinois Senate passed the Illinois Dream Act with an overwhelming 45-11 bipartisan vote- with 11 GOP Senators voting in favor of the bill. continue reading »

Numerous Properties in Latin America and Spain Being Considered for UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Numerous Properties in Latin America and Spain Being Considered for UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Remarkable natural and cultural properties from 40 countries will be considered for inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during the meeting of the World Heritage Committee in Paris (June 19 – 29). continue reading »

Dominican Republic Set to Expand Lending to Corporate Sector

Dominican Republic Set to Expand Lending to Corporate Sector

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Banco BHD of the Dominican Republic signed the contracts for $17.5 million financing facility that will strengthen Banco BHD’s capital to further expand its long-term lending to the corporate sector, including small continue reading »

Europes Largest Bank, Santander, Suspends Funding of Controversial Brazil Dam

Europes Largest Bank, Santander, Suspends Funding of Controversial Brazil Dam

Europe’s largest bank, Santander, has suspended its funding for Brazil’s hugely controversial Santo Antonio dam, citing environmental and social concerns. continue reading »

Mayor Daley at Final City Council Meeting: “I Love Chicago More Than You Can Imagine”

Mayor Daley at Final City Council Meeting: “I Love Chicago More Than You Can Imagine”

Thursday, Chicago’s Mayor Daley presided over his last City Council meeting. The emotional farewell had the mayor he “loved every minute” of his public service job. continue reading »

Sen. Menendez Introduces Bill to Recognize Importance of Cinco de Mayo

Sen. Menendez Introduces Bill to Recognize Importance of Cinco de Mayo

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced bipartisan legislation to recognize the significance of the date May 5, 1862, when the Battle of Puebla was fought by Mexicans continue reading »

New Mexico Student Paper Apologizing for “Racist” Obama Cartoon

New Mexico Student Paper Apologizing for “Racist” Obama Cartoon

Wednesday, the editor of a student newspaper at the University of New Mexico apologized for what some students are calling a lack of discretion. The apology from the editor-in-chief of the Daily Lobo, Chris Quintana, continue reading »

Latinos Likely to Reach for Bud Light, Not Corona This Cinco de Mayo

Latinos Likely to Reach for Bud Light, Not Corona This Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, the relatively minor holiday in Mexico, has grown to be a big celebration for those in the United States. And as Arizona party-goers head to the liquor store to buy beer, continue reading »

Foreign Born Hispanic Grounds Workers Suffering Fatalities at High Rates

Foreign Born Hispanic Grounds Workers Suffering Fatalities at High Rates

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shows that fatal injuries among grounds maintenance workers is disproportionately higher for Latinos born outside of U.S. but equal for U.S. born Hispanics and the general work force. continue reading »

Rick Gonzalez is…Jesus in Lady Gaga’s Leaked “Judas” Video? (VIDEO)

Rick Gonzalez is…Jesus in Lady Gaga’s Leaked “Judas” Video? (VIDEO)

Bound to offend, Rick Gonzalez (The Rookie, Coach Carter, Reaper [tv], War of the World) portrays what appears to be Jesus in Lady Gaga's (leaked) video for her latest single "Judas." continue reading »

Mexico Quietly Buys $4.6 Billion In Gold

Mexico Quietly Buys $4.6 Billion In Gold

Throughout February and March of 2011, Mexico’s central banks quietly bought 93.3 tons of gold, likely as a way to diversify their “reserves away from the faltering U.S. dollar,” continue reading »

Asthma Affecting 3 Million Hispanics – Many Living Near Polluted Areas

Asthma Affecting 3 Million Hispanics – Many Living Near Polluted Areas

“The simple act of taking a breath is a challenge for three million Hispanics with asthma,” said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance), the nation’s leading Hispanic health advocacy group. continue reading »

Eva Mendes New Star Ambassador of Pantene

Eva Mendes New Star Ambassador of Pantene

Beginning in July, Mendes will be Pantene’s spokesperson on TV and print advertising, in-store displays, iMedia and public relations campaigns. continue reading »

Diversity Capital of the World No Longer Los Angeles but New York

Diversity Capital of the World No Longer Los Angeles but New York

The definition of diversity means ‘having or being composed of variety’ so when a minority has become a majority like the Hispanic population in Los Angeles – they are no longer deemed diverse. continue reading »

Jalapeno Eating Champion Crowned - Fourth Win (VIDEO)

Jalapeno Eating Champion Crowned - Fourth Win (VIDEO)

Pat "Deep Dish" Bertoletti claimed victory for the fourth time at the fifth annual La Costena "Feel the Heat" Jalapeno Eating Championship Challenge. Bertoletti, currently the second world ranked competitive eater in the sanctioned sport of Major League Eating (MLE continue reading »