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The Catholic Church Renders Opinion on Chile’s Controversial Environmental Policies

The Catholic Church Renders Opinion on Chile’s Controversial Environmental Policies

Chilean Bishops have intervened to promote dialogue and at the same time to remember that with regard to energy projects, "a decision based solely on economic interests is ethically unacceptable." continue reading »

Employment Gap Widens for Minority & Women Film and Television Writers

Employment Gap Widens for Minority & Women Film and Television Writers

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) has released the Executive Summary of the 2011 Hollywood Writers Report: Recession and Regression. The study examines writers’ employment and earnings by ethnicity, gender, and age from 2008 through 2009 continue reading »

Telemundo to Take ‘Maid in Manhattan’ to the Small Screen With ‘Una Maid en Manhattan” Telenovela

Telemundo to Take ‘Maid in Manhattan’ to the Small Screen With ‘Una Maid en Manhattan” Telenovela

Based on the 2002 movie Maid in Manhattan (Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes), Telemundo is preparing a telenovela Una Maid en Manhattan for the 2011/2012 season. continue reading »

Bolivian Pastor Who Spoke of ‘The Rapture’ in 2009 & Hijacked Plane Because of It, Is Sentenced

Bolivian Pastor Who Spoke of ‘The Rapture’ in 2009 & Hijacked Plane Because of It, Is Sentenced

In 2009 Rev. Josmar Flores desperately wanted to speak directly with Mexican President Felipe Calderon to warn him and the people of Mexico that a catastrophic earthquake would occur in 2012. continue reading »

WATCH Señor DARTH VADER’s Gloria-Estefan-Reggaeton-Imperial-March-Salsa Dancing Extravaganza (VIDEO

WATCH Señor DARTH VADER’s Gloria-Estefan-Reggaeton-Imperial-March-Salsa Dancing Extravaganza (VIDEO

The empire strikes back! Watch trombone wielding Darth Vader take up the stage for a spicy performance! continue reading »

Hispanic Workers Sue For Not Being Allowed to Speak Spanish At Work

Hispanic Workers Sue For Not Being Allowed to Speak Spanish At Work

Hispanic workers in Rochester, New York are suing the city, claiming harassment and discrimination, after they say they were told they could no longer speak Spanish while at work. continue reading »

MIKE TYSON and Wife Dazzle While Salsa Dancing in Argentina TV

MIKE TYSON and Wife Dazzle While Salsa Dancing in Argentina TV

The couple danced to a Chayanne tune in the popular TV Show Bailando Por un Sueño. continue reading »

Jose No Longer On List of Top 50 Baby Names

Jose No Longer On List of Top 50 Baby Names

Since 1996, Jose had been the top Hispanic name for baby boys, but now, it has fallen from the Top 50 list. Even in Texas, where it had been the top name overall since ’96, it has fallen to #2. It was nudged out of the top spot by Jacob last year. continue reading »

WOW: Interactive U.S. Map Showing Population Growth for People of Color from 1990 through 2040

PolicyLink, a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity, has released “The Map of America’s Tomorrow,” an amazing new interactive map using time lapse to illustrate the growth of people of color in America from 1990 through 2040. continue reading »

South Carolina: ‘El Cheapo’ Squares Off With ‘Obama’ Gas Station

South Carolina: ‘El Cheapo’ Squares Off With ‘Obama’ Gas Station

A gas station in Columbia, South Carolina has a new look and a new name. Located just across the street from the El Cheapo gas station sits the newly redecorated Obama gas station. continue reading »

WATCH Los Tigres Del Norte and Paulina Rubio UNPLUGGED

WATCH Los Tigres Del Norte and Paulina Rubio UNPLUGGED

This is the first video from the new upcoming album called "Los Tigres del Norte and Friends Unplugged" on stores May 23rd continue reading »

UN: Immigrants Accelerate Development by Sending Remittances

UN: Immigrants Accelerate Development by Sending Remittances

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underlined the role of migrants in accelerating development through remitting funds regularly to their countries of origin, noting that their economic contributions to host societies are often overlooked. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Crafty, Hot And Spicy… Watch for Pot When Making Salsa!

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Crafty, Hot And Spicy… Watch for Pot When Making Salsa!

A load of jalapeño peppers held a significant surprise for U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias checkpoint, who seized more than 3,700 pounds of marijuana hidden inside it. continue reading »

Colombian Tree Rat Rodent not seen for 113 Years Reappears! (VIDEO)

Colombian Tree Rat Rodent not seen for 113 Years Reappears! (VIDEO)

Santamartamys Rufodorsalis , or Rufo, as we call this super cute rodent has not been since 1898, despite several searches. continue reading »

Nielsen’s Dissects Diversity and the Minority Consumer

Nielsen’s Dissects Diversity and the Minority Consumer

The findings show that African Americans are TV-centric, Hispanics are savvy smartphone users, and Asians/Pacific Islanders are heavily wired to the Internet. In retail, continue reading »