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California Dream Act Update

California Dream Act Update

Assembly Bill (AB) 130, one half of the California Dream Act, passed the State Senate floor Thursday and is now headed to the Governor's desk for his hopeful signature. AB 130 allows AB 540 students full access to California's higher education system. It enables these hard-working students who have met the UC, CSU or community college academic requirements to receive scholarships from private sources. continue reading »

Indigenous Conservation Strategy Stops Amazon Deforestation

Indigenous Conservation Strategy Stops Amazon Deforestation

This indigenous-run program has achieved zero deforestation within the one million acres of biodiversity-rich lands that are under Cofan control. By joining the newly launched “Campaign for 5000,” each $10/month supporter will save 2,000 acres of Ecuadorian rainforest, offset their carbon emissions, and help preserve the Cofan indigenous culture. continue reading »

Border Patrol Demands the Removal of a Memorial Cross for Teen Slain by Agent

Border Patrol Demands the Removal of a Memorial Cross for Teen Slain by Agent

Tucson-Nearly four months after the shooting death of Carlos Lamadrid by a Border Patrol Agent in Douglas, Arizona, his family has been ordered to remove a cross placed at the site of the murder. Guadalupe Guerrero, mother of the 19 year-old, received the letter on July 14th, nearly four months after Carlos, a U.S. citizen, was shot in the back by a Border Patrol Agent. continue reading »

Paraguay to Conduct Housing & Population Census

Paraguay to Conduct Housing & Population Census

Paraguay’s 2012 National Population and Housing Census will be carried out with the help of a $12.5 million financing package from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Flash Mobs Show Up at Foreclosed Homes to Stop Families From Being Evicted

Flash Mobs Show Up at Foreclosed Homes to Stop Families From Being Evicted

In Spain, flash mobs are showing up at people’s homes to stop families from being evicted after their homes go into foreclosure. In what Bloomberg has dubbed continue reading »

JUST IN:  JLo and Marc Anthony Split with Plans to Divorce

JUST IN:  JLo and Marc Anthony Split with Plans to Divorce

According to numerous sources including the stars themselves, JLo and Marc Antony are divorcing. The Puerto-Rican power couple who are the parents of three-year old twins, Emme and Max made the announcement to People Magazine., Access Hollywood and other media outlets. continue reading »

AARP Launches Spanish-Language Retirement Calculator

AARP Launches Spanish-Language Retirement Calculator

AARP today announced the launch of its Spanish-language Retirement Calculator as part of its continued efforts to serve older Hispanics with resources that help them live their best lives and plan ahead for a secure retirement. continue reading »

Virgin Mary Icon in New Mexico Church Helping Fertility-Troubled Couples Conceive

Virgin Mary Icon in New Mexico Church Helping Fertility-Troubled Couples Conceive

A Virgin Mary icon is being credited with helping dozens of couples conceive, after a number of those who had visited it, conceived a child though they had previously been unable to. continue reading »

Immigrants With Mental Illnesses Falling Between the Cracks, Shows Need for Immigration Reform

Immigrants With Mental Illnesses Falling Between the Cracks, Shows Need for Immigration Reform

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people are caught up in the immigration system in the United States annually. Some of them have severe mental disabilities, and often fall through the cracks. Among these people, some even go missing. continue reading »

HS-News Presents: Latino Solutions for Carmaggedon

HS-News Presents: Latino Solutions for Carmaggedon

Don't get stranded, or stuck forever bumper to bumper under the scorching sun. Here are some suggestions for alternate transportation methods we have covered in the last year. continue reading »

Hello, Nurse. Oh, Wait. WTF? Take A Look at Paz de la Huerta’s New Film Poster (NSFW)

Hello, Nurse. Oh, Wait. WTF? Take A Look at Paz de la Huerta’s New Film Poster (NSFW)

Red hot, or just plain gross? you be the judge. continue reading »

Senator Robert Menendez Signs Petition to Investigate Murdoch’s News Corp - You Can Join Him

Senator Robert Menendez Signs Petition to Investigate Murdoch’s News Corp - You Can Join Him

On Tuesday, ThinkProgress launched a petition requesting a Department of Justice investigation into potential violations of U.S. law by News Corporation, owned by Rupert Murdoch. continue reading »

As Baby Boomers Age, It is Immigrant Caregivers Many Will Rely On

As Baby Boomers Age, It is Immigrant Caregivers Many Will Rely On

As the Baby Boomers are reaching old age, their children and family members are facing the issue how to care for them. Recently, the National Domestic Workers Alliance continue reading »

Guinness Record Breaking Lush Pot Crop Found in México in the Middle of the Dry Desert

Guinness Record Breaking Lush Pot Crop Found in México in the Middle of the Dry Desert

Hidden under black netting in the middle of the desert, police found 300 acres of marijuana! continue reading »

Topps to Print Trading Card of Christian Lopez Who Caught Jeter’s 3,000 Hit!

Topps to Print Trading Card of Christian Lopez Who Caught Jeter’s 3,000 Hit!

Christian López, who in an act of selflessness returned the ball has also been invited to the rest of the Yankees' 32 home games. continue reading »