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POLL:  75% of Americans Support Showing Photo ID at Election Polls

POLL:  75% of Americans Support Showing Photo ID at Election Polls

Support remains high for requiring voters to show photo identification before being allowed to cast their ballots. An increasing number of states across the country are putting that requirement into law. continue reading »

Reports Suggest Money Spent by U.S. on Latin American Drug War Not Justified

Reports Suggest Money Spent by U.S. on Latin American Drug War Not Justified

Recently released reports from government agencies say that President Obama’s administration has shown no evidence that the money spent on Latin America’s war on drugs has slowed the flow of drugs to the U.S. continue reading »

i’m Debbie, i love cats and i just want a soulmate!  Hysterical  eHarmony Video

i’m Debbie, i love cats and i just want a soulmate!  Hysterical eHarmony Video

OK, it may not be Latino related in any way...BUT it has us rolling on the floor here! continue reading »

Pitbull and  Marc Anthony - Rain Over Me - Coming June 21 (Hear it Now)

Pitbull and Marc Anthony - Rain Over Me - Coming June 21 (Hear it Now)

Pitbull and Marc Anthony have teamed up for a new single, Rain Over Me, from Mr. Worldwide's new alum, Planet Pit, coming out on June 21. continue reading »

Three-Month-Old Killed When Teen Shooter Opens Fire on Family

Three-Month-Old Killed When Teen Shooter Opens Fire on Family

A three-month-old child is dead after a teenaged gunman opened fire on a family’s car after mistaking them for gang members that had beaten him earlier. continue reading »

Enjoy Sneak Peak at New TV Project for Rita Moreno – Happily Divorced

Enjoy Sneak Peak at New TV Project for Rita Moreno – Happily Divorced

TV Land is premiering Happily Divorced, a scripted comedic re-envisioning of Fran Drescher’s real life, in which she learned that her husband was gay after 18 years of marriage. continue reading »

Selena Gomez Rushed to the Hospital After Jay Leno Appearance

Selena Gomez Rushed to the Hospital After Jay Leno Appearance

Teen star, Selena Gomez, 18, was rushed to the hospital last night TMZ is reporting. The actress/singer appeared to be well during her interview with Jay Leno o continue reading »

Goodwill Ambassador & Track Star Carl Lewis to Visit Dominican Republic Focusing on Ending Hunger

Goodwill Ambassador & Track Star Carl Lewis to Visit Dominican Republic Focusing on Ending Hunger

Nine-time Olympic gold medallist and United Nations advocate Carl Lewis will embark tomorrow on a visit to the Dominican Republic and Haiti to meet with national leaders and visit forestry and agricultural projects. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Boxer Juan “El Puma” González Vázquez Killed in Hometown

Puerto Rican Boxer Juan “El Puma” González Vázquez Killed in Hometown

Puerto Rican Boxer Juan “El Puma” González Vázquez was shot on Tuesday night in his hometown of Tao Baja. The 21 year old was riding his motorcycle with his friend Javier Joel Pérez Santana, 25, continue reading »

5 Members of Mexico’s National Team Suspended After Doping Tests Come Back Positive

5 Members of Mexico’s National Team Suspended After Doping Tests Come Back Positive

Five players from Mexico’s national soccer team have been suspended after they failed drug tests taken on May 21, just before the start of the CONCACAF’s Gold Cup. continue reading »

Education Not Deportation: A Guide for Undocumented Youth in Removal Proceedings

DREAMActivist.org has created a really useful guide titled, "Education Not Deportation: A guide for undocumented youth in removal proceedings." This guide is meant to serve both youth facing deportation and their attorneys. continue reading »

Ouch:  Child Born in 2010 Will Cost $226,920 to Raise

Ouch:  Child Born in 2010 Will Cost $226,920 to Raise

The Department of Agriculture today released its annual report, Expenditures on Children by Families, finding that a middle-income family with a child born in 2010 can expect to spend about $226,920 ($286,860 continue reading »

New Book on Latina Teen Suicide Attempts to Uncover Reality Behind Grim Statistics

New Book on Latina Teen Suicide Attempts to Uncover Reality Behind Grim Statistics

Luis Zayas’ commitment to U.S. Latinas and their struggle with suicide started in the 1970s when he encountered the pain and suffering that the teenage girls and their parents were experiencing during his work in emergency rooms and mental health-care clinics. continue reading »

UN Official Commends Mexican Human Rights Reform Efforts

UN Official Commends Mexican Human Rights Reform Efforts

A top United Nations official has lauded Mexico’s enactment of constitutional changes on human rights as a positive reform that will pave the way for greater protection of internationally recognized rights in that country. continue reading »

USDA Meets with Hispanic Farmers in CA to Discuss Process to Resolve Discrimination Claims

USDA Meets with Hispanic Farmers in CA to Discuss Process to Resolve Discrimination Claims

As part of continued efforts to close the chapter on allegations of past discrimination at USDA, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Fred Pfaeffle held a series of outreach meetings this week with farmers and ranchers to talk about the process that has been continue reading »