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NCLR Poll:  Immigration Tops Jobs & Economy as Most Important Issue for Latinos

NCLR Poll:  Immigration Tops Jobs & Economy as Most Important Issue for Latinos

A poll conducted at the National Council of La Raza's (NCLR) Annual Conference held in Washington, D.C. showed that immigration overwhelmingly trumps both the economy and education as the most important issue for Latinos. continue reading »

New Homes for Over 300 Street Children of Ecuador

New Homes for Over 300 Street Children of Ecuador

Guayaquil is one of the most important cities in Ecuador, developed mainly on the right bank of the Guayas River, its population reaches 3 million and half. The Nigeria area, which is located on the island of Trinitaria, on the delta of the river, is one of the poorest and deprived areas of the city. continue reading »

Nicargua Obtains Financing for $22 Million to Improve Electrical Service Throughout Country

Nicargua Obtains Financing for $22 Million to Improve Electrical Service Throughout Country

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved the second loan, for $22 million, for Nicaragua's National Sustainable Electrification and Renewable Energy Program (PNESER, for its initials in Spanish). continue reading »

Paralyzed Brazilian Lion Made Famous via Facebook DIES  (VIDEO)

Paralyzed Brazilian Lion Made Famous via Facebook DIES (VIDEO)

UPDATE: Less than two weeks after capturing the world's hearts, Ariel the paralyzed Brazilian lion has died. Her loyal owner Raquel Borges noted on Ariel's Facebook page: "Our beloved Ariel is gone. This is the saddest day of my life." No other details were available. continue reading »

Family of Shooting Victim, Danny Guzman, Wins Largest Settlement Against Gun Manufacturer

Family of Shooting Victim, Danny Guzman, Wins Largest Settlement Against Gun Manufacturer

Massachusetts gun-maker, Kahr Arms, has settled with the families of one man you was killed and another who was wounded in a 1999 shooting outside a nightclub. continue reading »

Meet 14-yr-old App Designer Jorge Izquierdo

Meet 14-yr-old App Designer Jorge Izquierdo

Jorge Izquierdo, is a 14 year-old Spanish kid who was tired of being disciplined at school for being late, so he created an app to prove it wasn’t his fault! continue reading »

Hundreds of Humpback Whales Pay a Visit to Colombia’s Pacific Coast  (VIDEO)

Hundreds of Humpback Whales Pay a Visit to Colombia’s Pacific Coast (VIDEO)

The monumental mammals travel north every year, seeking the warm Colombian waters, where they mate and breed. continue reading »

Microsoft: Strategic Immigration Reform is Key to Bringing in High-Skilled Workers

Microsoft: Strategic Immigration Reform is Key to Bringing in High-Skilled Workers

Tuesday, Microsoft’s General Counsel & Senior Vice President, Brad Smith, testified about education and high-skilled immigration reform before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, continue reading »

Influential Mexican-American Artist Gilbert ‘Magú’ Luján Dies at 70.

Influential Mexican-American Artist Gilbert ‘Magú’ Luján Dies at 70.

His witty, humorous art works evoking a magically exuberant Mexican-American experience was in museums, as well as the Hollywood and Vine subway station. continue reading »

Banco Popular Renaming Branches ‘Popular Community Bank’ to Attract More Non-Hispanic Customers

Banco Popular Renaming Branches ‘Popular Community Bank’ to Attract More Non-Hispanic Customers

In an attempt to lure in more non-Hispanic customers, Banco Popular is changing the name of some of its Southern California branches. Started in Puerto Rico in 1983, Banco Popular has 24 branches in Los Angeles, continue reading »

Mexico City Succeeding in Reducing It’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions (VIDEO)

Mexico City Succeeding in Reducing It’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions (VIDEO)

It appears Mexico City is on track to meet it’s 2012 goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. “Plan Verde” (Green Plan) was implemented in the capital city in 2008. continue reading »

George Lopez: If Palin Becomes President, I’ll Leave the U.S. (VIDEO)

George Lopez: If Palin Becomes President, I’ll Leave the U.S. (VIDEO)

On Tuesday’s “Piers Morgan Tonight Show” the funny man said if Palin moves to the White House, he’ll move to Canada. continue reading »

MMA’s Gina Carano Goes Hollywood in Steven Soderbergh’s “Haywire” (VIDEO)

MMA’s Gina Carano Goes Hollywood in Steven Soderbergh’s “Haywire” (VIDEO)

The MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) eye-catcher Gina Carano is taking the leap to the big screen in her Hollywood debut, Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire. And for a first movie, she’s under some pretty crazy pressure to deliver an amazing performance against some Hollywood heavyweights. continue reading »

Even With College Degree, Young Illegal Immigrants Face Low-Skill Jobs

Even With College Degree, Young Illegal Immigrants Face Low-Skill Jobs

In the same week that California opened up some financial aid for illegal immigrants, a new report finds that many college graduates who entered the country illegally ended up with the same low-skill jobs as their parents, despite dreams of bettering their lives. continue reading »

Paranoid Much? Evo Morales, While in U.S., Fears Govt Will Plant Drugs on His Presidential Plane

Paranoid Much? Evo Morales, While in U.S., Fears Govt Will Plant Drugs on His Presidential Plane

The Bolivian president fears the Obama Administration may plant cocaine in Bolivia’s Air Force 1 and accuse him of trafficking! Morales is attending a United Nations meeting in New York later today, but a continue reading »