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EPA Orders Puerto Rico’s Lead Smelting Facility to Reduce Air & Water Pollution

EPA Orders Puerto Rico’s Lead Smelting Facility to Reduce Air & Water Pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken legal action against the Battery Recycling Company, Inc. requiring the company to take multiple actions to reduce the pollution of air and water from lead at its Arecibo, Puerto Rico facility continue reading »

Nation’s Most Comprehensive Bilingual Digital Literacy Program Launched

Nation’s Most Comprehensive Bilingual Digital Literacy Program Launched

Officials from the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics and the State of California today joined Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and impreMedia publisher Monica Lozano to participate in the launch of Club Digital, the nation's most comprehensive bilingual Internet training program. continue reading »

Minority Farmer Advisory Committee to Hold Its First Meeting Today

Minority Farmer Advisory Committee to Hold Its First Meeting Today

This Thursday and Friday, August 11-12, the members of USDA's Minority Farmer Advisory Committee will meet for the first time to discuss efforts to increase minority participation in Department programs and services. continue reading »

U.S. Men National Team vs Mexico, Final Score 1:1 (VIDEO)

U.S. Men National Team vs Mexico, Final Score 1:1 (VIDEO)

The U.S. Men's National Team took on Mexico at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia tonight with a final source of 1:1. In the 17th minute of the match Mexican forward Oribe Peralta took a nice cross from team mate Andres Guardado to score - take a look. continue reading »

AZ Governor Jan Brewer Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Overturn Hold on SB1070

AZ Governor Jan Brewer Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Overturn Hold on SB1070

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer fulfilled her promise to fight for the enactment of SB 1070, the state’s strict immigration bill, in its totality all the way to the Supreme Court. Late today she filed an appeal with the Supreme Court to overturn a lower state court ruling that put on hold on certain portions of the bill. continue reading »

Immigrant Advocates Say Chicago Officers are Violating Sanctuary City Policy

Chicago has been one of the nation’s many Sanctuary Cities, in which local officers are told not to enforce federal immigration laws. Monday however, in prot continue reading »

Check Out the World’s Longest Motorcycle for All Your Familia (VIDEO)

Check Out the World’s Longest Motorcycle for All Your Familia (VIDEO)

Planning a summer road trip? Why not ride with tíos, primos, abuelos, hermanos, sobrinos and el perro atop the World’s Longest Motorcycle? The bike, designed continue reading »

NY Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony Opens Sports Complex in Puerto Rico

NY Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony Opens Sports Complex in Puerto Rico

NBA star Carmelo Anthony inaugurated a new sports center in Puerto Rico over the weekend. Anthony, 27, whose father is Puerto Rican, created the nonpr continue reading »

Sao Paulo Says I LOVE YOU Via Post-its and Stop Motion

Sao Paulo Says I LOVE YOU Via Post-its and Stop Motion

Check out this gorgeous animation made over 5 months with 350,00 pos-its, 25 animators, and more than 30,000 love notes left by fans and visitors! Check out this gorgeous animation made over 5 months with 350,00 post-its, 25 animators, and more than 30,000 love notes left by fans and visitors in Brazil! continue reading »

Lawsuit to Allow Non-U.S. Citizens to Donate to U.S. Politcal Campaigns Shot Down

Lawsuit to Allow Non-U.S. Citizens to Donate to U.S. Politcal Campaigns Shot Down

Monday, a three-judge court ruled that the ban on the majority of foreign donations to U.S. political campaigns is constitutional. Federal law states that donations continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER:  Former Miss El Paso USA Arrested for Shoplifting a $69 Shirt!

LATINO BLOTTER:  Former Miss El Paso USA Arrested for Shoplifting a $69 Shirt!

Lorena Tavera, a former pageant winner allegedly left a El Paso department store before paying for a shirt tucked inside her plastic shopping bag. continue reading »

Government Silence Prompts New Wave of Protests in Chile  (VIDEO)

Government Silence Prompts New Wave of Protests in Chile (VIDEO)

Close to 400 students were arrested yesterday when the peaceful pot-banging protests turned to looting, arson and violence. continue reading »

Mexican Beauty Queen Loses Crown, Claims Gaining 6lbs Angered Pageant Officials

Mexican Beauty Queen Loses Crown, Claims Gaining 6lbs Angered Pageant Officials

Cynthia de la Vega was crowned runner up in the Nuestra Belleza Mexico competition. Holding that title, she was to go on to compete in the Miss World (the first place finisher competes for the Miss Universe title), but after gaining a bit of weight, De la Vega says she was stripped of her title. continue reading »

JUST IN:  ‘Lopez Tonight’ Cancelled Last Episode Tomorrow

JUST IN:  ‘Lopez Tonight’ Cancelled Last Episode Tomorrow

George Lopez’s late night talk show, “Lopez Tonight” on TBS has been canceled effectively immediate and the last episode will air tomorrow. The cable network decided not to proceed with a third season of the Mexican-American comedienne’s show. continue reading »

JUST IN: Jennifer Lopez Confirmed to Return to American Idol for Second Season

JUST IN: Jennifer Lopez Confirmed to Return to American Idol for Second Season

"American Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe has confirmed that Jennifer Lopez will definitely be returning the Fox show for a second season. continue reading »