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New Initiative to Protect Water Sources Supplying Water to 50 Million People in Latin America

New Initiative to Protect Water Sources Supplying Water to 50 Million People in Latin America

Global business, financial, development and conservation leaders announced a new partnership that will protect threatened water resources across Latin America and the Caribbean or 50 million people. continue reading »

Poll: Immigration Remains Top Issue for Latino Voters

Poll: Immigration Remains Top Issue for Latino Voters

impreMedia, the leading Hispanic news and information company, announced today the results of a current tracking poll that reinforced that immigration and related issues continue to be a top concern for Latinos. continue reading »

The League of United Latin American Citizens Files Redistricting Suit in TX

The League of United Latin American Citizens Files Redistricting Suit in TX

The League of United Latin American Citizens, the oldest and largest Latino membership organization in the United States, filed suit today against the State of Texas challenging the manner in which redistricting for the United States House of Representatives, the State House of Representatives and the Texas State Board of Education have been drawn or will be drawn. continue reading »

Top Three Myths About Immigration (VIDEO)

Top Three Myths About Immigration (VIDEO)

Prof. Ben Powell explores the top three myths about immigration. After analyzing the data, he finds that immigrants in fact do not have negative effects on the economy, jobs, or wages. Prof. Ben Powell explains why immigrants are good for America. Watch and learn: continue reading »

NHCLC President Rev. Rodriguez Says AL Law Is Anti-Christian, Anti-Conservative and Anti-American

NHCLC President Rev. Rodriguez Says AL Law Is Anti-Christian, Anti-Conservative and Anti-American

The Alabama Immigration policy, known as H.B. 56, signed into law by Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Thursday, is already being hailed as the most controversial immigration law and the most restrictive law against illegal continue reading »

National Poll Reveals Immigration Remains Top Issue For Latino Voters

National Poll Reveals Immigration Remains Top Issue For Latino Voters

impreMedia, the leading Hispanic news and information company, announced today the results of a current tracking poll that reinforced that immigration and related issues continue to be a top concern for Latinos. continue reading »

1500 Strong, Mexican Poets Caravan Arrives in Juarez, Calling for Justice

1500 Strong, Mexican Poets Caravan Arrives in Juarez, Calling for Justice

Javier Sicilia, A Mexican Poet who lost an innocent son to drug violence has turned his grief into a crusade for peace. He started a caravan outside Mexico City last Saturday, and has gained about 1,500 followers, including others who had lost innocent family members and friends to drug violence, on his route to Ciudad Juarez, the country's most violent city. continue reading »

Latino Leaders Urge Baseball Commissioner Selig to Focus Attention on Baseball, Not Dodgers Owner

Latino Leaders Urge Baseball Commissioner Selig to Focus Attention on Baseball, Not Dodgers Owner

A growing number of Latino organizations are speaking out in support of embattled Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, arguing that McCourt and the Dodgers have done more for the Latino community continue reading »

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

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 »

Latinos in Social Media [LATISM] Releases Report of Its 2011 Latino Blogosphere Survey

Latinos in Social Media [LATISM] Releases Report of Its 2011 Latino Blogosphere Survey

Latinos in Social Media [LATISM], the largest organization of Latinos in the social media arena, today has released the results of its 2011 Latino Blogosphere Survey, part of a series aiming to explore the state of online and continue reading »

Chile’s Volcanic Eruption Threatens Fishing and Cattle

Chile’s Volcanic Eruption Threatens Fishing and Cattle

Last weeks volcano eruptions in South Chile have left rivers looking like a “thick, vaporous torrent of chocolate.” The fresh water fishing industry has been affected and farmers are concerned for their cattle. continue reading »

Reducing Child Labor in Latin America and Caribbean

Reducing Child Labor in Latin America and Caribbean

Imagine your child working long hours under hazardous conditions, using dangerous chemicals or carrying heavy loads over long distances. Unfortunately, this is a reality for far too many families in Latin America and the Caribbean. continue reading »

Updated Interactive Maps, Data and Profiles on the Latino Population in U.S. Counties, States

Updated Interactive Maps, Data and Profiles on the Latino Population in U.S. Counties, States

The Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center, has updated its interactive maps and database on the Latino population in the nation's more than 3,100 counties continue reading »

Fox’s Carlson Falsely Claims 35% Of CA Students Paying In-State Tuition “Were Illegals” (VIDEO)

Fox’s Carlson Falsely Claims 35% Of CA Students Paying In-State Tuition “Were Illegals” (VIDEO)

On The O'Reilly Factor, Gretchen Carlson falsely claimed that "about 35 percent of the in-state tuition people or students" at University of California schools "were illegals." In fact, students receiving the discount account for only 0.34 percent of undergraduates in the University of California system. continue reading »

Spanish Cultural Icon Jorge Semprun Dies at Age 87

Spanish Cultural Icon Jorge Semprun Dies at Age 87

A cultural icon of Spanish has died, Jorge Semprun, at age 87 in his home in Paris. He was a multi-facted, multi-talented man: anti-facist resistance fighter, writer, screenplayer writer and activist. continue reading »