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Hispanics Fall Behind in Internet Use and Utilization

Hispanics Fall Behind in Internet Use and Utilization

Though recent reports have stated that Hispanics are the fastest growing demographic of tech users, a recent poll has indicated that they are still behind blacks and whites in web usage. continue reading »

Extreme Trafficking: CBP Seizes $11.4M in Narcotics, $574 in Cash Last Week in Ariz.

Extreme Trafficking: CBP Seizes $11.4M in Narcotics, $574 in Cash Last Week in Ariz.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Arizona Joint Field Command is reporting the seizure of more than 18,300 pounds of narcotics with an estimated value of nearly $11.4 million and the continue reading »

Bolivian Coca Growers Upset With Comedy Film (VIDEO)

Bolivian Coca Growers Upset With Comedy Film (VIDEO)

The film titled “Los Gringos No Comen Llajua” (Gringos Don’t Eat Spicy Sauce) has been banned in the Chulumani region of Bolivia after local coca growers say they have been portrayed at criminals. continue reading »

Senator Rubio Gives His Inaugural Senate Speech, Speaks of Economic Prosperity

Senator Rubio Gives His Inaugural Senate Speech, Speaks of Economic Prosperity

Though he has been in office for six months, Florida senator Marco Rubio gave his inaugural speech in the Senate last week, and called for a new "American century” which is to begin a new era of economic prosperity. continue reading »

Tr3s: MTV,Musica y Mas & OurStage.com Launch New Music Platform to Engage Undiscovered Latino Artist

Tr3s: MTV,Musica y Mas & OurStage.com Launch New Music Platform to Engage Undiscovered Latino Artist

Rebranded "Tr3s Latin Music Channel" launches monthly "El Headliner" competition, giving new Latino artists 360-degree exposure across the network's multiple platforms continue reading »

Union Pacific Fights Against Nearly $400 million in Fines for Drugs Smuggled into U.S. on Trains

Union Pacific Fights Against Nearly $400 million in Fines for Drugs Smuggled into U.S. on Trains

As a means of getting it across the U.S.-Mexico borders, cartels have been hiding illegal drugs on railway cars heading north, and now, the U.S. government is slapping hundreds of millions of dollars worth of fines against U.S. railroads, and they are refusing to pay. continue reading »

Venezuelan Jail “El Rodeo” Under Siege (VIDEO)

Venezuelan Jail “El Rodeo” Under Siege (VIDEO)

Close to 1,500 prisoners refuse to surrender, and allow military personnel into the second precinct of the compound. continue reading »

Hispanic Teens Less Likely to Drink Water and Milk Than White Counterparts

Hispanic Teens Less Likely to Drink Water and Milk Than White Counterparts

Recent findings in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) suggest that teens are drinking healthy beverages, but also consuming soda. It also found that the amount of soda consumed varies among race/ethnicities. continue reading »

Narco Blog: The Knights Templar Execute 8 Men for aiding Rival Cartel (Warning-Explicit Photos)

Narco Blog: The Knights Templar Execute 8 Men for aiding Rival Cartel (Warning-Explicit Photos)

Over this past weekend in different parts of Michoacán,ten Narco banners appeared signed by The Knights Templar. The cartel states that they will continue to do the righteous thing and to exterminate those considered traitors. continue reading »

Hey, Lady Gaga! Why Don’t You Come To Madrid? (VIDEO)

Hey, Lady Gaga! Why Don’t You Come To Madrid? (VIDEO)

Fans used social networks to gather more “monsters” and shoot a “GagaVideoMob” asking her to come to Madrid. continue reading »

Zeta’s Founder “The Executioner” Reportedly killed in Matamoras

Zeta’s Founder “The Executioner” Reportedly killed in Matamoras

Sources outside of law enforcement have confirmed that Heriberto “El Lazca” Lazcano Lazcano, the leader of the Zetas, was killed Friday in a firefight with rival Gulf Cartel. continue reading »

Peru Vows to Protect Uncontacted Tribe’s Reserve

Peru Vows to Protect Uncontacted Tribe’s Reserve

Peru’s Culture Ministry has promised to protect an uncontacted tribe’s reserve in the Amazon amid fears that it would be shut down. continue reading »

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Travel to Guatemala on Diplomatic Security Mission

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Travel to Guatemala on Diplomatic Security Mission

On June 22, 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to Guatemala City to participate in the International Conference of Support for the Central American Security Strategy. Central American heads of state and international partners will attend the conference. continue reading »

Latino Elected Officials to Meet to Get the Hispanic Vote Out Nation Wide

Latino Elected Officials to Meet to Get the Hispanic Vote Out Nation Wide

With 2010 Census data demonstrating that the Latino community now numbers more than 50 million strong, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) will assemble more continue reading »

REPORT:  Latinos, 1st Time Homebuyers Key to Housing Recovery

REPORT:  Latinos, 1st Time Homebuyers Key to Housing Recovery

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) has published a report “The State of Hispanic Homeownership” that offers an overview of compelling data on the Hispanic homebuyer continue reading »