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Hispanic Contributions to U.S. Railroads to be Honored

Hispanic Contributions to U.S. Railroads to be Honored

Amtrak, in a partnership with the National Museum of American History, will feature an exhibit at Chicago Union Station that honors the contributions of thousands of Mexicans to the nation's railroads on National Train Day, May 7, 2011. continue reading »

REPORT:  ‘Urgent Need’ for Cancer Research Among U.S. Minorities

REPORT:  ‘Urgent Need’ for Cancer Research Among U.S. Minorities

The United States urgently needs to expand research and improve understanding of cancer among minority populations, according to a special report issued Thursday by the President's Cancer Panel. continue reading »

Utah Gov. Herbert Defends New Immigration Law Protecting Undocumented Immigrants

Utah Gov. Herbert Defends New Immigration Law Protecting Undocumented Immigrants

Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued a statement last week defending Utah’s new immigration law in a rebuttal to U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith’s comment that the federal government should sue Utah to stop its immigrant guest-worker program. continue reading »

Argentina Investing to Improve Global Exports by Small-to-Mid Size Businesses

Argentina Investing to Improve Global Exports by Small-to-Mid Size Businesses

Argentina will seek to increase the value of annual exports by its small and medium enterprises (SMEs) by $90 million over the next two years, as part of a program to strengthen the management of foreign trade policy that will be supported by a $3 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Sen. Menendez in Support of Rep. Lofgren’s Call to Investigate Secure Communities Program

Sen. Menendez in Support of Rep. Lofgren’s Call to Investigate Secure Communities Program

Amid reports that the Department of Homeland Security misled local governments to coerce them into participating in the Secure Communities program and ignored concerns with the program’s impact on crime fighting continue reading »

U.S. Immigration’s Victim Assistance Program Puts Victim’s Needs First

U.S. Immigration’s Victim Assistance Program Puts Victim’s Needs First

The phone rings at 1:32 a.m. At that hour, the news can't be good. The agent on the line received a referral from a local law enforcement partner who encountered an abused and exploited individual, potentially someone who has been trafficked for sex or labor. continue reading »

Hispanic World Prepares for Nuptials of Príncipe Guillermo, and Future Princesa Catalina

Hispanic World Prepares for Nuptials of Príncipe Guillermo, and Future Princesa Catalina

The Hispanic world, like everywhere else, is preparing for the royal wedding nuptials of Príncipe Guillermo, and Future Princesa Catalina, as they will be known in the region. Traditionally, the names of Popes, and members of the Royalty are translated, a practice alive since the Renaissance. continue reading »

President Obama Meets with Hispanic Public Figures to Discuss Immigration

President Obama Meets with Hispanic Public Figures to Discuss Immigration

Thursday, President Obama hosted a number of "influential Hispanics from across the country to discuss the importance of fixing the broken immigration system." continue reading »

Mortgages Scare for Minorities According to Most Recent Study

Mortgages Scare for Minorities According to Most Recent Study

The report, Paying More for the American Dream V, examines the most recent home mortgage data available to the public, for New York City and six other metropolitan areas, continue reading »

American Learns the Importance of Knowing Spanish Slang

American Learns the Importance of Knowing Spanish Slang

No matter which you speak, nearly all languages have their own slang. For one American starting a new life in Chile, it took some getting used to. continue reading »

$15,000 Fine for Owl Kicking Soccer Player Luis Moreno

$15,000 Fine for Owl Kicking Soccer Player Luis Moreno

Panamanian soccer player Luis Moreno was sanctioned by the Environment Department of Barranquilla. continue reading »

Mexico’s Contribution to Pope John Paul II Beatification: A Miracle and Mangos

Mexico’s Contribution to Pope John Paul II Beatification: A Miracle and Mangos

This May 1st, the late Pope John Paul II will be beatified as México embraces the memory of one of the most charismatic religious leaders. continue reading »

Southern California Considers Financing Mexico Desalinization Plant

Southern California Considers Financing Mexico Desalinization Plant

Southern California water officials are now considering looking to Mexico to aid in the state’s on-going water issues by financing desalinization plants. continue reading »

Obama Meets with Panamanian President After Release of Revealing Wikileaks Documents

Obama Meets with Panamanian President After Release of Revealing Wikileaks Documents

President Obama will be meeting with Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli Thursday to discuss security and trade. This meeting comes after Wikileaks released State Department cables in which Martinelli was not spoken of favorably. continue reading »

Catholic Church in Colombia Continues to Garner Support for Right to Life Legislation

Catholic Church in Colombia Continues to Garner Support for Right to Life Legislation

The Catholic Church has extended until the first week of June, the deadline for collecting signatures throughout Colombia, in support of the request of some senators who wish to present continue reading »