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Mariachis Fight for Work Against Those They Call “Pirates”

Mariachis Fight for Work Against Those They Call “Pirates”

In Los Angeles, California, there is an area commonly referred to as “Mariachi Plaza.” The spot has gone by that name and been a place for Mariachi bands to congregate since the 1940s, continue reading »

Scary and Weird: Movie Trailer for Pedro Almodovar’s ‘La Piel Que Habito’

Scary and Weird: Movie Trailer for Pedro Almodovar’s ‘La Piel Que Habito’

Get ready for some really scary and weird stuff from Pedro Almodovar's new movie 'La Piel Que Habito'. Almodovar's latest film competed at this year's Cannes Film Festival. continue reading »

Undocumented Leaving California, Drawn South by Mexico’s Improving Economy

Undocumented Leaving California, Drawn South by Mexico’s Improving Economy

As Mexico’s economy improves, the undocumented immigrants in California are heading south, realizing that sometimes, the American dream is only achievable when her economy allows it. continue reading »

Former CNN Anchor Rick Sanchez to Be Florida Football Radio Commentator

Former CNN Anchor Rick Sanchez to Be Florida Football Radio Commentator

The former CNN anchor, Rick Sanchez, has landed a gig as a Florida International University (FIU) football radio commentator for this upcoming season. continue reading »

“I’m Like The Phoenix” Says the Reborn Hugo Chávez Today on his 57th Birthday

“I’m Like The Phoenix” Says the Reborn Hugo Chávez Today on his 57th Birthday

By medical advice, the Venezuelan leader is celebrating his birthday sheltered and surrounded by few inside the Miraflores palace. continue reading »

EU Issues Cholera Travel Alert for Dominican Republic, 6 Tourists Affected in Punta Cana

EU Issues Cholera Travel Alert for Dominican Republic, 6 Tourists Affected in Punta Cana

The Dominican Republic hotel sector has announced a series of measures to prevent the spread of cholera, after six tourists - two Europeans and four Chileans - contracted the disease after a stay in Punta Cana. continue reading »

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 »