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UN Officials Say Latin America and the Caribbean Remain Most Socially Unequal Region

UN Officials Say Latin America and the Caribbean Remain Most Socially Unequal Region

Latin America and the Caribbean remains the most socially unequal region in the world, the head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said today, highlighting the measures required to tackle the problem in a region which has made significant strides in reducing poverty. continue reading »

Apple Manufacturer Foxconn Looking to Build $12 Billion Factory in Brazil, Presents Demands

Apple Manufacturer Foxconn Looking to Build $12 Billion Factory in Brazil, Presents Demands

Apple's China-based manufacturer, Foxconn, is looking to build a $12 billion plant in Brazil, but has presented the country with a list of demands that must first be met. On the list are the following continue reading »

Pancho Villa’s Great Nephew New Top Cop in Mexico’s Quintana Roo

Pancho Villa’s Great Nephew New Top Cop in Mexico’s Quintana Roo

The name Carlos Bibiano Villa Castillo may not be familiar to many outside of Mexico, but the retired Mexican army general, and new ¬head of coast state Quintana Roo’s department of public security is the great nephew of the revolutionary leader Pancho Villa. continue reading »

Central and South America Saw Increase in Foreign Investment in 2010

Central and South America Saw Increase in Foreign Investment in 2010

A report from the United Nations is showing an increase of 40 percent in foreign direct investment in Latin America, which adds up to about $113 billion. continue reading »

Protesters in Mexico March to End Calderon’s “Badly Planned” War on Drugs

Protesters in Mexico March to End Calderon’s “Badly Planned” War on Drugs

In Mexico, a protest consisting of hundreds of marchers has begun. They walk in their capital in demand of peace and an end to the violent drug war that is destroying their country from within. continue reading »

Campaign Looks to Preserve Latino Culture With Help From Linda Ronstadt and Latino Youth (VIDEO)

Campaign Looks to Preserve Latino Culture With Help From Linda Ronstadt and Latino Youth (VIDEO)

Linda Ronstadt and other celebrities are lending their names, faces, and support to a new campaign intended to engage Latino youth in their culture and history by way of creative expression. continue reading »

RESEARCH: Parent’s Limited English Tends to Prolong their Child’s Hospital Stay

RESEARCH: Parent’s Limited English Tends to Prolong their Child’s Hospital Stay

Children have longer hospital stays if their parents or other main caregivers have poor English language skills, a U.S. study finds. The research, published in the May issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, included almost 1,300 children admitted to a children's hospital in the Midwest for treatment of infections requiring long-term antibiotics. continue reading »

U.S. Catholic Bishops Launch Major-Spanish Media Initiative in Support of Traditional Marriage

U.S. Catholic Bishops Launch Major-Spanish Media Initiative in Support of Traditional Marriage

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced the launch of a major Spanish-language media initiative in support of marriage and the family. continue reading »

Hispanic Bar Association Leaders Nominated to the Federal Bench

Hispanic Bar Association Leaders Nominated to the Federal Bench

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) commends President Barack H. Obama for his nomination yesterday afternoon of The Honorable Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California continue reading »

Latina Victims of Domestic Violence More Likely to Experience Postpartum Depression

Latina Victims of Domestic Violence More Likely to Experience Postpartum Depression

Latinas who endure violence at the hands of a partner during or within a year of pregnancy are five times more likely to suffer postpartum depression than women who have not experienced such violence, according to a new study by researchers at the UCLA Center for Culture, Trauma and Mental Health Disparities. continue reading »

Illinois Senate Passes their own version of The Dream Act..On to the House Now

Illinois Senate Passes their own version of The Dream Act..On to the House Now

This week , the Illinois Senate passed the Illinois Dream Act with an overwhelming 45-11 bipartisan vote- with 11 GOP Senators voting in favor of the bill. continue reading »

Numerous Properties in Latin America and Spain Being Considered for UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Numerous Properties in Latin America and Spain Being Considered for UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Remarkable natural and cultural properties from 40 countries will be considered for inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during the meeting of the World Heritage Committee in Paris (June 19 – 29). continue reading »

Dominican Republic Set to Expand Lending to Corporate Sector

Dominican Republic Set to Expand Lending to Corporate Sector

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Banco BHD of the Dominican Republic signed the contracts for $17.5 million financing facility that will strengthen Banco BHD’s capital to further expand its long-term lending to the corporate sector, including small continue reading »

Europes Largest Bank, Santander, Suspends Funding of Controversial Brazil Dam

Europes Largest Bank, Santander, Suspends Funding of Controversial Brazil Dam

Europe’s largest bank, Santander, has suspended its funding for Brazil’s hugely controversial Santo Antonio dam, citing environmental and social concerns. continue reading »

Mayor Daley at Final City Council Meeting: “I Love Chicago More Than You Can Imagine”

Mayor Daley at Final City Council Meeting: “I Love Chicago More Than You Can Imagine”

Thursday, Chicago’s Mayor Daley presided over his last City Council meeting. The emotional farewell had the mayor he “loved every minute” of his public service job. continue reading »