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Language Barrier Hurts Diabetics, Study Finds

Language Barrier Hurts Diabetics, Study Finds

Hispanic diabetes patients who can't discuss their condition with a doctor in their own language have poorer health, even when interpreter services are available, a new study has found. continue reading »

STUDY: 32 Latino Celebrities Among Top 1,000 Facebook Fan Pages

STUDY: 32 Latino Celebrities Among Top 1,000 Facebook Fan Pages

Plus Three recently conducted a survey of social networking sites to determine the growth of this valuable media tool for Latinos. Among the more interesting findings, actress and singer Selena Gomez has passed a significant milestone on Facebook by surpassing Barack Obama with 22.5 million fans. A total of 32 Latino celebrities are among the top 1,000 Facebook fan pages, the survey finds. continue reading »

Galavision Scores Highest Ratings in Spanish-Language Cable History with U-17 World Cup

Galavision Scores Highest Ratings in Spanish-Language Cable History with U-17 World Cup

Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, today announced that its exclusive coverage of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Final between Mexico continue reading »

Church of Santiago Celebrates 450 Years of Service to Country

Church of Santiago Celebrates 450 Years of Service to Country

"Christ ayer, hoy y siempre" is the motto with which the Church of Santiago, created as a diocese in 1561 by Pope Pius IV, celebrated her 450 years of life. The Archbishop of Santiago, His Exc. Mgr. Ricardo Ezzati, presented the many events that are taking place throughout the month at a press conference. continue reading »

Campaign Promotes Use of Minority Banks

Campaign Promotes Use of Minority Banks

The National Bankers Association {NBA}, a cosortium of minority-owned banks, is teaming with nationally-syndicated radio talk show host, Warren Ballentine, to spearhead a national campaign to get minorities and other consumers in the urban areas to bank with minority banks. continue reading »

Mexico Awaits Millions of Tourists for Religious Tourism

Mexico Awaits Millions of Tourists for Religious Tourism

The Vatican will have the full support of the Mexican authorities for the realization of the VII World Congress on the Pastoral Care of Tourism to be held from April 23 to 27, 2012, assured the Ambassador of Mexico t continue reading »

US Immigration Removes Former Guatemalan Army Member Linked to 1980’s Massacre

US Immigration Removes Former Guatemalan Army Member Linked to 1980’s Massacre

A former member of the Guatemalan army whom witnesses say participated in a massacre there three decades ago that claimed at least 162 lives was deported to his native country Tuesday, capping an effort by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to investigate the case and win the ex-commando’s removal from the United States. continue reading »

COPA AMERICA UPDATE: Messi Awake at Last While Maradona Crashes! (VIDEO)

COPA AMERICA UPDATE: Messi Awake at Last While Maradona Crashes! (VIDEO)

The Argentines beat Costa Rica 3-0 and passed to the next round, 2 points behind the group leader, Colombia. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: TSA Agent Steals $50,000 Worth of Electronics from Hollywood Airport Luggage

LATINO BLOTTER: TSA Agent Steals $50,000 Worth of Electronics from Hollywood Airport Luggage

An agent with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has be arrested for stealing roughly $50,000 worth of electronics from air travelers at a California airport. continue reading »

Sheriff Arpaio’s Chain Gang Cancelled for Tonight’s All Star Game

Sheriff Arpaio’s Chain Gang Cancelled for Tonight’s All Star Game

Arizona's controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio has just announced he has cancelled plans to host a jailed chain gang squad right in front of Chase Field for tonight's MLB All-Star Game. Maybe the Sheriff, though doubtful, sense even he would be pushing the envelope by having a chain gang dressed in pink tops and black striped pants might offend some and bother many. continue reading »

Piqué Disses Shakira’s Paddling Skills Via Twitter (VIDEO)

Piqué Disses Shakira’s Paddling Skills Via Twitter (VIDEO)

The couple and some friends were rafting, and their raft tumbled. Piqué Blamed it on Shakira. continue reading »

Jersey Shore’s Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Avoids Jail Time for 2009 Brawl

Jersey Shore’s Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Avoids Jail Time for 2009 Brawl

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has managed to avoid any jail time for the a 2009 brawl, which was captured by the camera’s of MTV’s hit show Jersey Shore of which he is a cast member. continue reading »

WATCH Maná‘s Brand New Video “Amor Clandestino”

WATCH Maná‘s Brand New Video “Amor Clandestino”

Watch the new video from the Mexican Band's latest album "Drama y Luz" continue reading »

2.1 Million Eligible for DREAM Act, Only 38% of Them Meet Educ/Military Requirements

2.1 Million Eligible for DREAM Act, Only 38% of Them Meet Educ/Military Requirements

Slightly more than 2.1 million unauthorized immigrant youth and young adults could be eligible to apply for legal status under the DREAM Act legislation pending in Congress, continue reading »

Arizona’s Maricopa County - of Sheriff Arpaio Fame - to Pay Two Hispanic Men for Unlawful Detention

Arizona’s Maricopa County - of Sheriff Arpaio Fame - to Pay Two Hispanic Men for Unlawful Detention

Sheriff Joe Arpaio likes to call himself “America's Toughest Sheriff,” as he is constantly in the spotlight for his controversial stance on how to handle undocumented immigrants. Now, his office has been told to pay $200,000 to two Hispanic men who were unlawfully detained when they were swept up in a raid. continue reading »