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Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney’s Family Has Mexican Roots

Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney’s Family Has Mexican Roots

In a 2007 interview with "60 Minutes" the now-presidential candidate Mitt Romney said he couldn't "imagine anything more awful than polygamy,” when asked about his family’s polygamist continue reading »

Venezuelan Scientists Unsure of Simon Bolivar Cause of Death

Venezuelan Scientists Unsure of Simon Bolivar Cause of Death

Despite running tests, and analyzing the Libertador’s remains for over a year, what killed Simón Bolívar is still a mystery. continue reading »

Republican Presidential Candidates Turn Down Chance to Speak at NCLR Conference

Republican Presidential Candidates Turn Down Chance to Speak at NCLR Conference

Monday, President Obama spoke at the National Council of La Raza annual conference and recommitted himself to working towards getting the DREAM Act passed and work towards immigration reform, but along with the President, Republican presidential candidates were invited to address the conference. However, NCLR’s President said all nine turned down the invitation. continue reading »

As Wealth Gap Widens – Hispanics Wealth Declined by 66% from 2005-2009

As Wealth Gap Widens – Hispanics Wealth Declined by 66% from 2005-2009

These lopsided wealth ratios are the largest since the government began publishing such data a quarter century ago and roughly twice the size of the ratios that had prevailed between these three groups for the two decades prior to the Great Recession that ended in 2009. continue reading »

TRAGEDY: 6-Year-Old Rebecca Maria Herrera Dies in a Microwave

TRAGEDY: 6-Year-Old Rebecca Maria Herrera Dies in a Microwave

The body of a little girl was found in a microwave over the weekend, and police are still trying to put all the pieces together to figure out exactly what happened. continue reading »

“Americans With Disabilities Act” 21 Years Later, Kathy Martinez’ Story  (VIDEO)

“Americans With Disabilities Act” 21 Years Later, Kathy Martinez’ Story (VIDEO)

Watch disability rights advocate Kathy Martínez of Berkeley, California explain how the law has helped people with disabilities in our nation, and hear her point out the difficulties still to overcome. continue reading »

JUST IN:  U.S. Teen Edgar “El Ponchis” Jimenez Found Guilty of Four Beheadings in Mexico

JUST IN:  U.S. Teen Edgar “El Ponchis” Jimenez Found Guilty of Four Beheadings in Mexico

Mexican authorities have just announced the guilty verdict against 15-year old Edgar Jimenez Lugo, also known as El Ponchis. continue reading »

Who Should be On the “Dance Floor” with Obama on Immigration Reform?

Who Should be On the “Dance Floor” with Obama on Immigration Reform?

Come visit our ¿Amigo ó Enemigo? section as we analyze and dissect what is said by and about Hispanics and Latinos. continue reading »

California Gov. Brown Signs Half of State’s DREAM Act, Advocates Say It’s Good, but Not Enough

California Gov. Brown Signs Half of State’s DREAM Act, Advocates Say It’s Good, but Not Enough

Monday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed California’s Assembly Bill 130, which increased access to college financial aid for undocumented students. continue reading »

Senator Menendez Responds to President Obama’s Remarks at the NCLR Annual Conference (BILINGUAL)

Senator Menendez Responds to President Obama’s Remarks at the NCLR Annual Conference (BILINGUAL)

US Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Democratic Task Force and author of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, today released the following statement in response to President Obama’s remarks at the National Council of La Raza Annual Conference: continue reading »

Puerto Rican Roberto Alomar Inducted Into Baseball Hall of Fame (VIDEO)

Puerto Rican Roberto Alomar Inducted Into Baseball Hall of Fame (VIDEO)

The Former Toronto Blue Jay and probably best second-base man of all time was inducted into the hall of fame. Alomar, who played second base for the Blue Jays in the 1992 and 1993 World Series Championships has become the first Blue Jay to be inducted to the HOF, and the twentieth second baseman. He is the third Puerto Rican to be inducted, the other two are Orlando Cepeda and Roberto Clemente. continue reading »

Colombian Salsa Legend Joe Arroyo Dies (MUSIC VIDEO)

Colombian Salsa Legend Joe Arroyo Dies (MUSIC VIDEO)

The legendary salsa artist from the Northern Colombian Caribbean, passed away this morning in Barranquilla, Colombia. continue reading »

Jose Fellicano, Alex Lora, Linda Ronstadt & Others to be Honored with Lifetime Latin Grammy’s

Jose Fellicano, Alex Lora, Linda Ronstadt & Others to be Honored with Lifetime Latin Grammy’s

Joe Arroyo, Gal Costa, Jose Feliciano, Alex Lora, Les Luthiers, Ruben Rada, and Linda Ronstadt will be honored with The Latin Recording Academy®'s Lifetime Achievement Award, and Manuel Alejandro, Jesus "Chucho" Ferrer and Ray Santos are the recipients of the prestigious Trustees Award, it was announced today by The Latin Recording Academy. continue reading »

Criminal Alien Turns Snitch, Turns in Fellow Drug Smuggler & Stash-House Location

Criminal Alien Turns Snitch, Turns in Fellow Drug Smuggler & Stash-House Location

An illegal immigrant working for a drug-trafficking organization was apprehended Wednesday in the West Desert. While being interviewed by Ajo Station Border Patrol agents, the subject provided information leading to yesterday’s arrest of fellow drug smugglers, as well as the location of a stash-house. continue reading »

Thugs Disarm 21 Police Officers in Michoacan Mexico- HS News Narco Blog

Thugs Disarm 21 Police Officers in Michoacan Mexico- HS News Narco Blog

Authorities in Michoacán have confirmed that criminals disarmed 21 Officers of the States Police command. The uniformed policemen were going to watch a rodeo in the community of San Miguel del Monte, located south of Morelia when hooded men armed with AK-47 have surprised them. The gunmen questioned the officers individually and proceeded to disarm them one by one. The continue reading »