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More than $2Million in Microsoft Software Donated to LULAC Education Centers Across the Country

More than $2Million in Microsoft Software Donated to LULAC Education Centers Across the Country

Microsoft announced a $2 million dollar donation in software to LULAC’s 55 technology centers. The commitment was made at the 2011 LULAC National Convention in Cincinnati. With Microsoft’s support, the centers, which are located in Hispanic communities across the country, will help bridge the Digital Divide, with state-of-the-art computer equipment, software and high-speed internet access as well as computer instruction to students and parents. continue reading »

The National Tequila Party Movement Upset with Senator Rubio & His Stance Against the DREAM Act

The National Tequila Party Movement Upset with Senator Rubio & His Stance Against the DREAM Act

The National Tequila Party Movement, a non-partisan movement seeking to get the Latino vote out, is pissed at the junior Senator from Florida who happens to be Cuban-American. They recently issued a statement regarding the Senator's stances on tax cut or rather the lack of them. It reads as follows: continue reading »

President Warmly Receives New Dominican Republic Ambassador to U.S.

The new Dominican Republic ambassador to the US, Anibal de Castro, presented his credentials this week to President Barack Obama in the United States. Meanwhile the President lauded the great relations both countries enjoy and the contribution from Dominicans living in the US. continue reading »

El Salvador Now Being Considered a Preferred Port of Call for Cruises

El Salvador Now Being Considered a Preferred Port of Call for Cruises

El Salvador’s tourism ministry is celebrating news that the Royal Caribbean cruise liner is considering them as a port of call, they are among a list of other carriers looking to visit this Central American country. continue reading »

House Votes to Uphold DOMA-and Ban Same-Sex Weddings on Navy Bases

House Votes to Uphold DOMA-and Ban Same-Sex Weddings on Navy Bases

Family Research Council (FRC) praised yesterdays bipartisan majority approval in the U.S. House of Representatives of Rep. Tim Huelskamp's (R-KS) amendment to the 2012 defense appropriations bill that would block same-sex weddings on Navy bases, since this would be a direct violation of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman for all federal purposes. continue reading »

A First: Flying Car Cleared for Road from Massachusetts-based Terrafugia(VIDEO)

A First: Flying Car Cleared for Road from Massachusetts-based Terrafugia(VIDEO)

The U.S. Department of Transportation gave Massachusetts-based Terrafugia two important exemptions which would allow the company to offer its flying car -- the Transition -- to customers next year; the exemptions allow the company to use different tires and different laminated protective glass, and come on top of a 110 lb. allowance the FAA gave the company last year; continue reading »

Mexico Advances to Under-17 World Cup Final on Goal in 90th Minute against Germany (VIDEO)

Mexico Advances to Under-17 World Cup Final on Goal in 90th Minute against Germany (VIDEO)

Mexico, taking full advantage as host nation, defeated Germany, 3-2, and will face Uruguay in Sunday’s final at Azteca Stadium (6:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU, Galavision, ESPN3.com). Mexico’s goalkeeper is Richard Sanchez, a California native who graduated from the FC Dallas youth academy and signed a homegrown contract with the MLS club early this year. continue reading »

Three Sent to Prison for Holding Three Illegal Immigrants Captive for Ransom

Three Sent to Prison for Holding Three Illegal Immigrants Captive for Ransom

Three Mexican citizens were sentenced to three years in California state prison after pleading no contest to charges that they held three illegal immigrants captive for ransom. continue reading »

Growing Demand for Chilean Wine Causes Experts to Take Notice

Growing Demand for Chilean Wine Causes Experts to Take Notice

This month’s issue of the U.K.-based Decanter magazine focused on the growing wine culture in Chile. They refer to Chile as a “grape growing and wine producing paradise” due its geographical diversity. continue reading »

Puckering Up for Education Reform in Chile (VIDEO)

Puckering Up for Education Reform in Chile (VIDEO)

Thousands of university students in Chile stage a kissing rally rather than continuing with violent demonstrations in their efforts demanding reform in education standards and costs. continue reading »

Mexico’s Economic, Demographic and Social Advances Resulting in Illegal Immigration Decline

Mexico’s Economic, Demographic and Social Advances Resulting in Illegal Immigration Decline

In a recent article by The New York Times, Mexico's impressive advances in education, economy and democracy are making Mexican citizens choose to stay in Mexico rather than migrate north to the United States. MexicoToday's video on YouTube and blog on its website illustrate the story. continue reading »

Designer to the Stars, Nick Verreos Shares his Fashion Tips To Get Red Carpet Ready

Designer to the Stars, Nick Verreos Shares his Fashion Tips To Get Red Carpet Ready

The red carpet offers celebrities the opportunity to shine and show off their star-powered style. Stylists and fashion designers to the stars work behind the scenes to help celebrities look their best, no matter what! continue reading »

Women in the Workforce- After Walmart by Labor Secretary Hilda Solis

Women in the Workforce- After Walmart by Labor Secretary Hilda Solis

The Supreme Court’s recent decision in the case of Walmart v. Duke has reignited the national debate about unequal pay that many women face in the American workplace. Today in America, women are paid on average of 80 cents for every dollar paid to men. For African-American women, it’s 70 cents on the dollar. For Latina women, it’s 60 cents on the dollar. continue reading »

OOIDA Files Suit to Halt Mexican Truck Pilot Program

OOIDA Files Suit to Halt Mexican Truck Pilot Program

Within hours of the announcement that the U.S. and Mexico had officially signed an agreement for a new cross-border trucking pilot program, opponents of the deal fired back, including the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. (OOIDA), which filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Washington D.C. Circuit seeking to halt the program. continue reading »

Fox Hypes Photo Of One Man Climbing Border Fence To Fearmonger Over Border Security

Fox Hypes Photo Of One Man Climbing Border Fence To Fearmonger Over Border Security

Fox & Friends repeatedly aired a photo of a man climbing a fence on the Mexican border to fearmonger over border security. However, illegal border crossings have reportedly "sputtered to a trickle," and the Obama administration has taken measures to increase border security; moreover, according to Fox's own reporting, the man shown in the picture was captured by Border Patrol agents. continue reading »