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Congressman on Ethnic Museums in D.C.: That’s Not What America is All About

Congressman on Ethnic Museums in D.C.: That’s Not What America is All About

Currently, a Native American museum sits on Washington's National Mall, with an African-American museum expected to open in 2015, as well as a museum dedicated to Latinos. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Paraguay on Your 200th Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Paraguay on Your 200th Year of Independence

Today, all of Paraguay is celebrating and rejoicing its 200-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, convert natives to Christianity and enslaved native populations. continue reading »

Shakira Sends Hugo Chávez an Autographed Guitar, Aspiring to be the Next Santana (VIDEO)

Shakira Sends Hugo Chávez an Autographed Guitar, Aspiring to be the Next Santana (VIDEO)

The singer was unable to attend her March meeting with the Venezuelan president, and sent a signed guitar as an apology of sorts. continue reading »

Virtual Concert Connecting Students in NYC and Mexico City Airing this Week

Virtual Concert Connecting Students in NYC and Mexico City Airing this Week

Using 21st Century statecraft to fuse technology and music to bring youth in New York and Mexico City together, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, continue reading »

Local Farms Under Seige in Colombia, Pope John’s “Operative Dove” Comes to the Rescue

Local Farms Under Seige in Colombia, Pope John’s “Operative Dove” Comes to the Rescue

Paramilitary groups are threatening the local farmers living in the district of Cordoba, in the north of Colombia, so that they abandon the area around the artificial lake created by the Urra dam as soon as possible, leaving free hand to build a second dam, mining concessions and drug dealing, this according to religious organizations. continue reading »

U.S. and Brazil Set to Discuss International Parental-Child Abductions

U.S. and Brazil Set to Discuss International Parental-Child Abductions

Special Advisor for Children’s Issues Ambassador Susan Jacobs will visit Brazil May 17 – 19 for meetings regarding international parental child abduction. In Brazil, Ambassador Jacobs will meet with senior Brazilian officials to discuss judicial delays in unresolved Hague Abduction Convention applications and how the two countries can facilitate quicker reunification of parents and their children. continue reading »

Secretary Clinton to Deliver Remarks at the Mexican American Leadership Initiative

Secretary Clinton to Deliver Remarks at the Mexican American Leadership Initiative

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver remarks at the U.S.-Mexico Foundation’s Mexican American Leadership Initiative reception at approximately 5:15 p.m. on May 16, 2011, at the U.S. Department of State. continue reading »

Spotlighting the Plight of Immigrant Minors

Spotlighting the Plight of Immigrant Minors

Even as strict immigration bills await committee hearings in the Texas Legislature, a steady stream of unaccompanied immigrant minors continues to attempt to cross the border into the United States. Figures show more than half come from as far away as Honduras and Guatemala. What happens to these children, some only toddlers, if they’re apprehended? continue reading »

FX’s Sons of Anarchy to Feature Danny Trejo

FX’s Sons of Anarchy to Feature Danny Trejo

The FX TV series Sons of Anarchy that has been on the air since 2008 has just added Mexican-American actor Danny Trejo to the line up. Trejo will play a Mexican (what else) military commando by the name of Romeo Parada who joins the Sons of Anarchy group. The show’s fourth season will premiere in early September. continue reading »

Watch Zoe Saldana as a Bad Ass ‘Colombiana’ (VIDEO)

Watch Zoe Saldana as a Bad Ass ‘Colombiana’ (VIDEO)

The movie trailer for Zoe Saldana and Michael Vartan’s upcoming movie “Colombiana’ is out. The movie, which is due out on September 2nd, features the 32-year-old Puerto Rican Dominican playing a bad ass Colombiana. continue reading »

62-Yr Old Leader of IMF Stands Accused of Attempted Rape of Hotel Maid

62-Yr Old Leader of IMF Stands Accused of Attempted Rape of Hotel Maid

The leader of the influential and powerful International Monetary Fund (IMF) today stands accused of attempted rape of a New York City hotel maid, where he was staying while in the U.S. continue reading »

Aetna Seeks to Find and Promote a Diverse Generation of U.S. Doctors

Aetna Seeks to Find and Promote a Diverse Generation of U.S. Doctors

Aetna Inc. is addressing the lack of ethnic diversity amongst physicians by allocating $454,000 to seek and promote the next generation of ethnically diverse U.S. physicians. continue reading »

Cuba Set to Begin Drilling for Oil with International Help

Cuba Set to Begin Drilling for Oil with International Help

Cuban is preparing to drill for oil and hoping to transform its economy if huge beds of crude are found in the Gulf of Mexico. This fall Cuba is ready to drill 5,000 feet deep with international help: the Chinese are building the rigs, the Brazilians are financing the ports, and the Spanish are doing exploratory drilling. continue reading »

Colombia Mourns Senseless Murder of Beloved University Chaplain, Killed For His Cell Phone

Colombia Mourns Senseless Murder of Beloved University Chaplain, Killed For His Cell Phone

The Eudista priest, father Gustavo Garcia, 34, Chaplain of the University "Minuto de Dios", was murdered in Bogotá by an individual who attacked him to steal his mobile phone, as confirmed by the Episcopal Conference of Colombia. continue reading »

Only 30% of Americans think the U.S.-Mexico Border is Secure

Only 30% of Americans think the U.S.-Mexico Border is Secure

President Obama on Tuesday encouraged Congress to move forward on immigration reform, saying his administration has “strengthened border security beyond what many believed was possible.” But most voters don’t share the president’s view. continue reading »