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President Obama to Address National Council of La Raza Annual Conference

President Obama to Address National Council of La Raza Annual Conference

The White House has confirmed that President Barack Obama will speak at the 2011 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Annual Conference, NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía announced today. continue reading »

“Silent Raids” Continue as Government Continues Search for Illegal Labor

“Silent Raids” Continue as Government Continues Search for Illegal Labor

The federal government continued its crackdown on businesses and employers who hire undocumented immigrants, and Wednesday issued another 1,000 warning to companies across the country saying that inspections of their hiring records should be expected. continue reading »

In Brazil, UN Secretary Ki-moon to Confer with National Leaders There

In Brazil, UN Secretary Ki-moon to Confer with National Leaders There

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is set to meet Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, Foreign Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota and members of the national Parliament during his final stop on a four-nation visit that has already taken him to Colombia, Argentina and Uruguay. continue reading »

Messi Wins, Messi Parties (VIDEO)

Messi Wins, Messi Parties (VIDEO)

Argentine tabloids report that Leo Messi’s apartment has become a haven for hard partying, alcohol, sex and cumbia. continue reading »

AARP Has Not Changed Its Position on Social Security and Issues Statement to Clarify

AARP Has Not Changed Its Position on Social Security and Issues Statement to Clarify

AARP CEO A. Barry Rand offered the following statement in response to inaccurate media stories on the association's policy on Social Security: continue reading »

Eva Longoria Pushes on Capital Hill to Reform Migrant Child Labor Laws

Eva Longoria Pushes on Capital Hill to Reform Migrant Child Labor Laws

Actor and Activist Eva Longoria, who is executive producer of a new documentary THE HARVEST/LA COSECHA, joined Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) on yesterday at the House Triangle continue reading »

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Praises Brazil’s Global Leadership and Commitment to UN Ideals

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Praises Brazil’s Global Leadership and Commitment to UN Ideals

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised Brazil for its leadership and commitment to world peace and security, regional integration, development and the promotion of the values and goals of the United Nations, continue reading »

Reducing Birth Defects Amongst Latina Moms with Folic-Acid Fortified Tortillas & Tamales

Reducing Birth Defects Amongst Latina Moms with Folic-Acid Fortified Tortillas & Tamales

Fortifying corn masa flour with the B vitamin folic acid could prevent more serious birth defects of the brain and spine in the Hispanic community, according to a March of Dimes commentary published in the American Journal of Public Health. continue reading »

Mexico Sets ‘Digital’ As Its New Radio Standard

Mexico Sets ‘Digital’ As Its New Radio Standard

Mexican President, Felipe Calderon, presented the progress of Agenda Broadcasting at the official residence of Los Pinos, where he announced that the Federal Communications Commission issued an agreement to make the transition to digital radio . continue reading »

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart  Mocks Obama’s Trip to Puerto Rico (VIDEO)

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mocks Obama’s Trip to Puerto Rico (VIDEO)

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart continue reading »

U.S. Bishops Launch Immigration Campaign in Opposition to the E-Verify Program Expanding

U.S. Bishops Launch Immigration Campaign in Opposition to the E-Verify Program Expanding

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Justice for Immigrants campaign is urging Catholics to oppose the expansion of E-Verify in the absence of comprehensive immigration reform continue reading »

Spain and Peru Winners for “International Communication Awards”

Spain and Peru Winners for “International Communication Awards”

The International Communication Awards "Centinelas of mañana" (Morning Sentinel) have been awarded, promoted by the Spanish Foundation "White Report" on the occasion of World Youth Day (WYD), to be held in August in Madrid. continue reading »

Americans Are Most Willing To Help Costa Rica, Dominican Republic On Latest List of Defense Partners

Americans Are Most Willing To Help Costa Rica, Dominican Republic On Latest List of Defense Partners

The United States has defense treaties with more than 50 nations, but Rasmussen Reports is finding that most Americans aren't willing to go to bat militarily for the majority of them continue reading »

Illustrator Ricardo Cortes Sees “Go the F*ck to Sleep” Reach No.1 on NY Times Best Seller List

Illustrator Ricardo Cortes Sees “Go the F*ck to Sleep” Reach No.1 on NY Times Best Seller List

“Go the F*ck to Sleep” a sometimes foul-mouthed but honest book told in a childrens’-book type of way, depicts the frustration parents go through when faced with the usual bedtime illus continue reading »

ANOTHER Ché Guevara Diary Published in Cuba

ANOTHER Ché Guevara Diary Published in Cuba

“Diary of a Combatant” is a series of notebooks in terrible handwriting, that editors were able to decipher into a peek into late 50’s Cuba, and a Castro fresh in power. continue reading »