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State Officials to Travel to Argentina & Brazil to Discuss Academic Exchanges

State Officials to Travel to Argentina & Brazil to Discuss Academic Exchanges

In Buenos Aires, Argentina, Deputy Assistant Secretary Romanowski will inaugurate the Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program. continue reading »

It’s a Latino PanderFiesta Says Stephen Colbert (VIDEO)

It’s a Latino PanderFiesta Says Stephen Colbert (VIDEO)

It's a Latino PanderFiesta Says Stephen Colbert continue reading »

Carlos Santana to go on Tour With George López This Fall (VIDEO)

Carlos Santana to go on Tour With George López This Fall (VIDEO)

Carlos Santana to go on tour with George López this fall. No joke folks! Or actually, jokes aplenty from funnyman George López, accompanied by musical interludes by Carlos Santana! continue reading »

Big Oil Doing Something Right – ConocoPhillips Pulls Out of Amazon Project

Big Oil Doing Something Right – ConocoPhillips Pulls Out of Amazon Project

ConocoPhillips CEO James Mulva announced at its Annual General Meeting of shareholders that the company has withdrawn from its controversial co-venture with Repsol-YPF in Oil Block 39 of the remote northern Peruvian Amazon. continue reading »

Meet “Eduardo Fresco” Wilmer Valderrama’s BIZARRE Music Alter-Ego  (VIDEO)

Meet “Eduardo Fresco” Wilmer Valderrama’s BIZARRE Music Alter-Ego (VIDEO)

It is unclear to us whether this video is the musical debut of That 70’s Show’s Fez, or a twisted joke called “The Way I Fiesta” continue reading »

Thought of the Day: Are Immigrants For Sale? (VIDEO)

Thought of the Day: Are Immigrants For Sale? (VIDEO)

¿Could it be possible that somebody actually profits from incarcerating and keeping immigrants locked up? continue reading »

City Streets of Durango, Mexico Littered with Beheaded Bodies

City Streets of Durango, Mexico Littered with Beheaded Bodies

The state of Durango got more bad news with the finding of bodies of eight decapitated men littered throughout the state capital – this finding on the heels of the mass grave body count increasing. continue reading »

5 Undocumented Student Protesters Will Not Face Deportation in IN

5 Undocumented Student Protesters Will Not Face Deportation in IN

Five student protesters arrested during Mondays protest at the Indiana Statehouse will not face deportation. continue reading »

Dominican Sentenced to 24 Yrs in Prison for Drug Smuggling Through Port of Savannah

Dominican Sentenced to 24 Yrs in Prison for Drug Smuggling Through Port of Savannah

Jose Orlando Garcia Duran, 33, a native of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced Wednesday to 286 months in federal prison for his role in smuggling cocaine and heroin through the Port of Savannah. continue reading »

U.S. Hispanics Driving U.S. Food Spending Growth

U.S. Hispanics Driving U.S. Food Spending Growth

The food and beverage industry is counting on current research data that shows the dormant U.S. food, beverage and restaurant growth is and will be driven by the U.S. Hispanic consumer. continue reading »

‘The Storm That Swept Mexico’ PBS Special on the Mexican Revolution to Debut

‘The Storm That Swept Mexico’ PBS Special on the Mexican Revolution to Debut

THE STORM THAT SWEPT MEXICO is a vibrant new two-hour PBS special that tells the epic story of the Mexican Revolution of 1910, the first major political and social revolution of the 20th century continue reading »

Border Agents Killed Today are Identified by Sec. Janet Napolitano

Border Agents Killed Today are Identified by Sec. Janet Napolitano

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano addressed the death of two Arizona border agents, killed earlier today in a SUV-train crash. Reports are attributing the auto accident to the pursuit of several illegal border crossers that might of been drug smugglers. continue reading »

Mexican Pres. Calderon Confirms that Country Has No Plan to Make Pemex Oil Public

Mexican Pres. Calderon Confirms that Country Has No Plan to Make Pemex Oil Public

Tuesday, the President of Mexico, Felipe Calderon clarified that rumors of the government-owned Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) going public are not true, but he does have plans for a second attempt at oil reform before his term ends in 2012. continue reading »

Take a Peek Onto “Miss Bala,” Mexican Movie Competing in Cannes  (VIDEO)

Take a Peek Onto “Miss Bala,” Mexican Movie Competing in Cannes (VIDEO)

Take a peek onto “Miss Bala,” Mexican movie competing in Cannes. The movie is loosely based on the life of Laura Zúñiga, a beauty queen who gets caught up in Mexico’s drug war. continue reading »

Latinos Economically at Risk with Proposed Social Security Benefit Changes

Latinos Economically at Risk with Proposed Social Security Benefit Changes

Social Security benefits are particularly important to Latinos because of their lower socioeconomic status, higher rates of disability and longer life expectancy; almost half of all Latino elders would live in poverty without Social Security benefits. continue reading »