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Alabama Bill Would Keep Undocumented Immigrant Students Out of Their Proms

Alabama Bill Would Keep Undocumented Immigrant Students Out of Their Proms

The Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act, which gives law enforcement more authority to check people’s immigration status, requires voters to show proof of citizenship to vote, and prohibits continue reading »

Julio Iglesias Has a Crush on…. Lady Gaga?

Julio Iglesias Has a Crush on…. Lady Gaga?

Come visit our ¿Amigo ó Enemigo? section as we analyze and dissect what is said by and about Hispanics and Latinos. continue reading »

Hispanics Improve Civics Exam Scores, Still Scoring Lower Than Non-Hispanics

Hispanics Improve Civics Exam Scores, Still Scoring Lower Than Non-Hispanics

The National Assessment of Educational Progress has released a report in which it states that students of all ages have poor knowledge of how the democratic process works, including one-third of high school seniors. Hispanics however, have showed some improvement. continue reading »

Mexican Gunfight Leaves 13 Dead at Falcon Lake

Mexican Gunfight Leaves 13 Dead at Falcon Lake

The Mexican military engaged in a gun battle with a Zeta camp site on the U.S.-Mexico border at Falcon Lake. Falcon Lake, located 45 miles from McAllen, Texas, came to American infamy last year with the shooting of a jet skiing American couple, the Hartley’s that left the husband dead. continue reading »

Chicago Hotel Chain Fined for Allowing Hispanic Employees to be Harassed

Chicago Hotel Chain Fined for Allowing Hispanic Employees to be Harassed

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that a federal judge has entered a $195,000 consent decree to resolve a national origin harassment lawsuit brought by the agency against the Hilton Lisle/Naperville Hotel in Lisle, Ill. continue reading »

Watch Pres. Obama Immigration Blueprint Speech LIVE- Join the Conversation (LIVE STREAM)

Watch Pres. Obama Immigration Blueprint Speech LIVE- Join the Conversation (LIVE STREAM)

Today at 3:30 p.m. EDT (2:30 p.m. CDT, 1:30 p.m. MDT), President Barack Obama will lay out his vision for an immigration system for America's 21st century economy. continue reading »

A Hispanic New York Video Editor Sues ABC Affiliate, On-Air Reporters for Xenophobic Comments

A Hispanic New York Video Editor Sues ABC Affiliate, On-Air Reporters for Xenophobic Comments

A video editor for an ABC affiliate in New York is suing for what he says was “abusive, offensive and demeaning” language directed at him because he is Hispanic. continue reading »

Salma Hayek Releases “Nuance” Beauty Line

Salma Hayek Releases “Nuance” Beauty Line

The Mexican star’s impressive beauty collection that includes shampoo, body wash and brow liner will hit CVS shelves in August. continue reading »

Latin Americas Trade with China Growing at Twice the Rate of U.S.

Latin Americas Trade with China Growing at Twice the Rate of U.S.

China continues to grow in significance in terms of trade to the Latin American region. In 2010 the trade level between both sectors increased a stunning 51.2 percent to a record $178.6 billion. continue reading »

Co-anchor and National Correspondent Natalie Morales Moves Up on TODAY, After Vieira’s Departure

Co-anchor and National Correspondent Natalie Morales Moves Up on TODAY, After Vieira’s Departure

As Meredith Vieira prepares to step down from her post on NBC’s “Today” show, Ann Curry is moving up to fill the co-host position alongside Matt Lauer, leaving her anchor spot to be filled by Natalie Morales. continue reading »

AC/DC Releases New Live in Argentina DVD

AC/DC Releases New Live in Argentina DVD

“AC/DC Live at River” is the name of the new DVD containing live material from the Aussie band’s shows at the River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires. continue reading »

Study Examines the Relationship Between Hispanics’ Blood-Lead Levels and Kidney Issues

Study Examines the Relationship Between Hispanics’ Blood-Lead Levels and Kidney Issues

Attempting to explain why Hispanics suffer from serious kidney disease at two times the rate of non-Hispanic whites, a recent study took a look at the blood-lead levels of 245 residing in U.S. border towns. continue reading »

Majority of Americans Favor Cutting Funding to Immigration Sanctuary Cities

Majority of Americans Favor Cutting Funding to Immigration Sanctuary Cities

New legislation being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives would stop all federal funding for cities that give sanctuary to illegal immigrants, continue reading »

Extreme Trafficking:  High-Tech Drug Tunnel Found Under Arizona and Mexico

Extreme Trafficking:  High-Tech Drug Tunnel Found Under Arizona and Mexico

A 15-foot underground high-tech tunnel has been discovered under the cities of Nogales, Mexico and Nogales, Arizona. It is the eighth such tunnel that has been discovered in the area over the last seven months. continue reading »

Coca-Cola Turns Traffic Jam in Colombia Into Drive-In Cinema (VIDEO)

Coca-Cola Turns Traffic Jam in Colombia Into Drive-In Cinema (VIDEO)

Coca-Cola turns traffic jam in Colombia into a drive-in cinema. The soda-pop giant launched this ingenious initiative on the eve of their 125th anniversary. continue reading »