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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 »

Legal Experts Weigh in on Executive Branch Authority as Its Relates to Immigration

Legal Experts Weigh in on Executive Branch Authority as Its Relates to Immigration

President Obama’s insistence that his “hands are tied” by Congressional inaction on immigration has raised questions about how much executive power the President has when it comes to immigration. continue reading »

Rising Food Price Expected to Negatively Impact Urban Poor of Latin America

Rising Food Price Expected to Negatively Impact Urban Poor of Latin America

Rising international food prices could trigger an acceleration of inflation in several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean this year, highlighting the need for policies to protect the urban poor, according to a new study by Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Comcast Set to Open Spanish-Language Call Center in Florida Employing 300 People

Comcast Set to Open Spanish-Language Call Center in Florida Employing 300 People

Comcast Cable is set to open a new call center in Miramar, Florida that will be operating as a Spanish-language center, employing 300 people. This dedicated customer-service center will handle inquiries and sales calls for the nation’s largest cable operator across the U.S. continue reading »

Mexico’s Press Now Listed as “Not Free” in World Press Report

Mexico’s Press Now Listed as “Not Free” in World Press Report

As the drug war rages on in Mexico, the country’s press is becoming more and more stifled. While HS News’ acquaintance behind the Narco Blog is still publishing the often-gruesome photos of the near-constant violence in Mexico continue reading »

Illegal Immigrants Lose Homes in Tornadoes, Fearful to Ask for Federal Aid

Illegal Immigrants Lose Homes in Tornadoes, Fearful to Ask for Federal Aid

As the southeast region of the U.S. starts its recovery from deadly tornadoes that left countless dead, undocumented aliens living in the region are fearful to rebuild with federal aid. continue reading »

Colombian Performance Artist Dies Freakishly in Front of His Art Patrons (VIDEO)

Colombian Performance Artist Dies Freakishly in Front of His Art Patrons (VIDEO)

John Jairo Villamil asphyxiated while in the middle of a performance art piece about his perception of Bogotá and its surroundings. continue reading »

Minority Students Benefit Academically From Improved Self-Esteem

Minority Students Benefit Academically From Improved Self-Esteem

Researchers and psychologists Geoffrey L. Cohen and Gregory M. Walton found that while black and Latino 17-year-olds have the average reading level of 13-year-old whites, the key to improvement and success isn’t necessarily the drilling of information. continue reading »

Argentine Novelist Ernesto Sábato Dies

Argentine Novelist Ernesto Sábato Dies

The brilliant argentine novelist died in Argentina Saturday, at the age of 99. continue reading »

The “Latino Paradox” and Its Effects

The “Latino Paradox” and Its Effects

As the life expectancy continues to increase, the Latino community is faced with what many experts call the “Latino paradox,” in which much like the overall population, they are living longer, yet they often suffer from chronic health problems that lower their quality of life. continue reading »

Train Delays in Argentine Prompts Commuters To Torch Trains (VIDEO)

Train Delays in Argentine Prompts Commuters To Torch Trains (VIDEO)

Government officials say the arson in three different stations was premeditated, and politically motivated. continue reading »