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Cartagena Named New President and General Counsel at Latino Justice PRLDEF

Cartagena Named New President and General Counsel at Latino Justice PRLDEF

Cartagena is a constitutional law and civil rights attorney with extensive litigation experience in the areas of voting rights, employment discrimination, education and language rights. He served as a staff attorney at LatinoJustice in the 1980s. continue reading »

Mexicans and Jews Fight for the Rights of Immigrant Mercado Workers

Mexicans and Jews Fight for the Rights of Immigrant Mercado Workers

An estimated 10,000 mercado workers work in the Bay Area and most are recent immigrants from Latin America and Asia. Workers lack proper meal and rest breaks, earn poverty wages, and often endure abuse. Benefits such as paid vacations and holidays, medical coverage, and pension plans are practically nonexistent. Overtime and double-time pay violations are common. continue reading »

Colombia to Strengthen Its Attorney General Office and Judicial Transparency

The Inter-American Development Bank approved a $10 million loan to Colombia to improve public management transparency and increase regulatory compliance. continue reading »

Jobs at Top of President Obama’s Latin America Agenda as Noted in His Op-ed

Jobs at Top of President Obama’s Latin America Agenda as Noted in His Op-ed

This is the full text of the op-ed by President Obama as published in today’s USA Today and offered by the White House Press Secretary: continue reading »

Black Eyed Peas Sing “Just Can’t Get Enough” on “American Idol” (VIDEO)

Black Eyed Peas Sing “Just Can’t Get Enough” on “American Idol” (VIDEO)

Frontman will.i.am dedicated the song to "our friends in Japan. Check out Tabboo's solo! continue reading »

Man Believed to Have “Racist Views” Invited to Speak to State Senate on Arizona-Mexico Border

Man Believed to Have “Racist Views” Invited to Speak to State Senate on Arizona-Mexico Border

A man described as a “vitriolic Mexican-basher” who looks for white supremacists to join his group was invited by an Arizona lawmaker to speak to a state Senate’s border security committee about his assessment of the Arizona-Mexico border. continue reading »

Illegal Alien Arrested, Charged with Voter Fraud and Tampering with Voting Machines

Illegal Alien Arrested, Charged with Voter Fraud and Tampering with Voting Machines

An illegal alien from the Philippines was arrested Thursday morning on a felony complaint charging her with 17 counts related to voter fraud in Lake County. continue reading »

Coalition of Civic Organizations Oppose Texas Voter ID Law, Vote Set For Monday

Coalition of Civic Organizations Oppose Texas Voter ID Law, Vote Set For Monday

A coalition of civic organizations, including the League of Women Voters-Texas, Texas NAACP, Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF), continue reading »

Bandido-Hackers Target Demi Lovato, Christina Aguilera, Selena Gomez, Jessica Alba and Others

Bandido-Hackers Target Demi Lovato, Christina Aguilera, Selena Gomez, Jessica Alba and Others

The list of those affected by a hacking ring reads like an entertainment who's who and allegedly includes sports personalities, politicians and 50 other Hollywood actresses! continue reading »

Five Aeromexico Flight Crew Members This Week Alone In Trouble for Drinking on the Job

Five Aeromexico Flight Crew Members This Week Alone In Trouble for Drinking on the Job

The Mexican ministry of Communications and Transportation announced yesterday that they have suspended seven flight personnel from Aeromexico for flying drunk or attempting to fly drunk,this week. continue reading »

Shakira Will Perform Free Concert in Mexico

Shakira Will Perform Free Concert in Mexico

The Colombian artist is expected to break the record of attendance to one of her upcoming shows. continue reading »

Mexico Looking to Prove They Really Are “Going Green”

Mexico Looking to Prove They Really Are “Going Green”

Looking to increase the country’s international “green credibility,” Mexico has started a program to prove they are making strides and actually reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. continue reading »

Arizona Senate Strikes Down Five Bills Aimed at Undocumented Immigrants

Arizona Senate Strikes Down Five Bills Aimed at Undocumented Immigrants

Thursday, five bills with undocumented immigration at their cores, were struck down by the Arizona Senate. This was a severe departure from last year’s implementation of a harsh local law enforcement measure that shined a glaring spotlight on the state and its treatment of the Hispanics. continue reading »

Coming to a Cruise to Panama and Spain Soon: ‘All-You-Can-Drink’ Option

Coming to a Cruise to Panama and Spain Soon: ‘All-You-Can-Drink’ Option

What is sure to bring joy to the many cruise-loving people out there – an ‘All-You-Can-Drink’ package option is coming soon to some Royal Caribbean cruises. continue reading »

International Criticism for U.S. Immigration Detention Centers

International Criticism for U.S. Immigration Detention Centers

A key international human rights organization is reporting that U.S. immigration detention centers are woefully inadequate with detainees receiving unjust treatment, poor health care and minimal access to legal aid. continue reading »