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Look for Unprecedented Latino Cultural Experience in NY This Summer

Look for Unprecedented Latino Cultural Experience in NY This Summer

Trendsetting Latino artists, musicians, DJs, filmmakers and tastemakers will unite under one roof in New York this summer at The Spot by Heineken. continue reading »

Join us This and Every Sunday At HS-News Open Mic

Join us This and Every Sunday At HS-News Open Mic

Your backstage pass to HS-News showcase of emerging and established Latino musical talent. continue reading »

Countries Adopt New UN Standards to Improve Conditions for Domestic Workers

Government representatives and delegates representing worker and employer organisations attending a United Nations conference today adopted a set of international standards aimed at improving the working conditions of millions of domestic workers worldwide. continue reading »

Harvard’s Partnership to Support Young Latino Leaders Gains Momentum

Harvard’s Partnership to Support Young Latino Leaders Gains Momentum

The Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) has announced that increased support will enable a 40% increase in the number of participants continue reading »

Satellite Imagery Helping ID Illegal Forest Clearing in Latin America

Satellite Imagery Helping ID Illegal Forest Clearing in Latin America

Brazilian beef barons whose illegal clearance of land inhabited by uncontacted Indians in Paraguay was spotted by satellites have now been charged with illegal deforestation. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFIKCING:  49 Bricks of Cocaine Valued at $1.5M Seized on Puerto Rican Waters

EXTREME TRAFFIKCING:  49 Bricks of Cocaine Valued at $1.5M Seized on Puerto Rican Waters

Earlier this week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine assets seized 49 bricks of narcotics on board a boat near the southwest coast of the island. continue reading »

Tony Mendoza, Chair of the Latino Legislative Caucus, Releases Response to CA Gov.  Brown

Tony Mendoza, Chair of the Latino Legislative Caucus, Releases Response to CA Gov.  Brown

In response to today’s budget veto by Governor Brown, Assembly member Tony Mendoza, Chair of the Latino Legislative Caucus, has released the following statement: continue reading »

Bishops Approve Physician-Assisted Suicide Statement; Call on Catholics to Support the Dying

Bishops Approve Physician-Assisted Suicide Statement; Call on Catholics to Support the Dying

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved a policy statement on physician-assisted suicide at its Spring General Assembly in Seattle on June 16. The statement, To Live Each Day with Dignity, continue reading »

The healing spirit of El Niño Fidencio

The healing spirit of El Niño Fidencio

One Sunday a month, in a small house in Fort Worth, Texas, the bigger-than-life spirit of a man known for his childlike demeanor comes to visit a devoted congregation continue reading »

DHS’ proposed Changes to Secure Communities: Too Little Too Late

DHS’ proposed Changes to Secure Communities: Too Little Too Late

The Obama Administration’s Announcement Proves That the Program Should be Suspended Immediately . continue reading »

Pending a Resolution of DOMA, Immigration Judges Should Exercise Discretion to Stay Removal Cases

Pending a Resolution of DOMA, Immigration Judges Should Exercise Discretion to Stay Removal Cases

To date, five states plus the District of Columbia celebrate marriages of gay and lesbian couples and several other states honor such marriages. In addition, five countries, including Canada, permit marriages of gay and lesbian continue reading »

Border Patrol Nabs 159 Pounds of Iguana Meat

Border Patrol Nabs 159 Pounds of Iguana Meat

US Border Patrol agents seized nearly 160 pounds of raw iguana meat at the San Diego Border. continue reading »

Latino Targeted Anti-Abortion Billboard Campaign Stops

Latino Targeted Anti-Abortion Billboard Campaign Stops

A controversial ad campaign directed at Latina women in Los Angeles has been pulled after complaints from pro choice organizations mounted. continue reading »

TEXAS Gov Perry Has 1170 Bills Awaiting his Signature or Veto by Sunday (VIDEO)

TEXAS Gov Perry Has 1170 Bills Awaiting his Signature or Veto by Sunday (VIDEO)

Texas Governor Perry flirts with a presidential bid as he has 1170 Bills sitting on his desk awaiting his response. Rick Perry has been very busy as he crisscrosses the country feeling out the waters for a presidential run. continue reading »

Continuing Attack On Tucson Ethnic Studies Class, Beck Ignores Report That Contradicts Fearmongering

Continuing Attack On Tucson Ethnic Studies Class, Beck Ignores Report That Contradicts Fearmongering

Glenn Beck said that "the top education official" in Arizona ruled that an ethnic studies program, which Beck claimed "called for the overthrow of the United States government," was in violation of state law. continue reading »