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Research:  Latino Purchasing Power Now Pegged at $1 Trillion

Research:  Latino Purchasing Power Now Pegged at $1 Trillion

With an estimated buying power of $616 billion, Latinos of Mexican heritage represent the single most influential segment of the Hispanic market. By 2015, Packaged Facts forecasts the buying power of the Latino population as a whole will reach $1.3 trillion. continue reading »

Study: Latino Immigrants Not Integrating As Well As Other Minorities

Study: Latino Immigrants Not Integrating As Well As Other Minorities

Released Monday, a study done by the Migration Policy Institute, reveals that compared to Asian, black and non-Hispanic white immigrants, Latinos are not integrating as quickly into American society. continue reading »

Mother’s Day Flowers Threatened by Record Rains in Colombia

Mother’s Day Flowers Threatened by Record Rains in Colombia

Some of the most intense rains in Colombia’s history have left three million people affected, and now threatens to water down everyone's Mother's Day and the flowers you were going to give mama. continue reading »

Avon Triples First-Quarter Profits with Help From Latin American Sales

Avon Triples First-Quarter Profits with Help From Latin American Sales

Avon Products Inc. has announced that its first quarter profit more than tripled thanks in to its Latin American sales. At the end of last year’s first quarter, Avon’s profits were $42.5 million, continue reading »

U.S. to Provide $25.5 Million for Emergency Communication at Mexico and Canada Borders

U.S. to Provide $25.5 Million for Emergency Communication at Mexico and Canada Borders

Monday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a plan to strengthen emergency communications along both Canada and Mexico. Grant funding of $25.5 million was allocated under the Border Interoperability Demonstration Project continue reading »

BUSTED! Desperate Housewives Ricardo Chavira Held For DUI

BUSTED! Desperate Housewives Ricardo Chavira Held For DUI

Eva Longoria’s onscreen hubby in ‘Desperate Housewives’ is being held on $25k bond after refusing to take a blood/alcohol test. continue reading »

Remittances to Mexico from U.S.-based Migrants Increases 5.5% to 5 Billion

Remittances to Mexico from U.S.-based Migrants Increases 5.5% to 5 Billion

Mexico’s central bank has just released its quarterly report on remittances sent through its banks from migrants workers in the U.S. continue reading »

Hispanic Florida Woman Hides Fraudulent Credit Card in Her Vagina or “Lady Purse”

Hispanic Florida Woman Hides Fraudulent Credit Card in Her Vagina or “Lady Purse”

Friday, Florida authorities arrested a women after it was discovered that she was in possession of thousands of dollars worth of merchandise purchased with a fraudulent credit card. When questioned, she told police that the credit card was hidden in her vagina. continue reading »

The #1 Most Popular Video in Argentina: Reggaeton Frolicking Abuelitos (VIDEO)

The #1 Most Popular Video in Argentina: Reggaeton Frolicking Abuelitos (VIDEO)

Not all of them are abuelitos; it seems that Tío Bailarín and Tío Ritmo De Pollo might have instigated this peculiar dance off! continue reading »

Sam’s Club of Walmart Finds  Out Hispanic Hate Can be Costly

Sam’s Club of Walmart Finds Out Hispanic Hate Can be Costly

Hispanic hate never pays let alone when you are one of the country’s largest employers. The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) has leveled a continue reading »

Latin America’s Top Ten Billionaires of 2011

Latin America’s Top Ten Billionaires of 2011

Meet the wealthiest people in Latin América! continue reading »

American Heart Assoc. Helping Latina Moms Fight High Rate of Heart Disease

American Heart Assoc. Helping Latina Moms Fight High Rate of Heart Disease

Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of Hispanic women. On average, Hispanic women are likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than non-Hispanic white women. continue reading »

Mexico Approves New Laws Protecting Migrants in Light of Mass Graves & Killings

Mexico Approves New Laws Protecting Migrants in Light of Mass Graves & Killings

The Chamber of Deputies of Mexico approved unanimously late last week, a new law that recognizes and protects the human rights of migrants, both for the countrymen and for foreigners, continue reading »

Michigan Governor Welcomes Immigration as a Way to Spur Economic Growth

Michigan Governor Welcomes Immigration as a Way to Spur Economic Growth

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says he welcomes using immigration to repopulate areas of his state and spur economic growth. continue reading »

California Advances Bill to Allow Communities To Opt Out of ICE Secure Communities Program

California Advances Bill to Allow Communities To Opt Out of ICE Secure Communities Program

California lawmakers are considering allowing communities to opt out of using ICE’s “Secure Communities” program. California accounts for more than a third of the continue reading »