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Sanctioned ‘Red Light Districts’ Maybe Coming to Dominican Republic

Sanctioned ‘Red Light Districts’ Maybe Coming to Dominican Republic

Certain areas of cities and tourism destinations could be earmarked as vice-friendly zones in the future in the Dominican Republic. Under the plan, sex for sale would be restricted to these areas. continue reading »

Hispanic Entrepreneurship On the Rise

Entrepreneurship is a widespread activity in the United States. Participation is as common as getting married or the birth of a baby. About 6.2 in every 100 U.S. adults 18 years and older are engaged in trying to start new fir continue reading »

Zoe Saldana Joins Mark Ruffalo in “Infinitely Polar Bear” a J.J. Abrams Project

Zoe Saldana Joins Mark Ruffalo in “Infinitely Polar Bear” a J.J. Abrams Project

The film, produced by JJ Abrams, is the directorial debut of writer Maya Forbes. continue reading »

Declarations Protecting Guatemalan & Nicaraguan Migrant Workers’ Rights While Working in US Signed

Declarations Protecting Guatemalan & Nicaraguan Migrant Workers’ Rights While Working in US Signed

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, Guatemalan Ambassador Francisco Villagran De Leon and Nicaraguan Ambassador Francisco Campbell today signed declarations that will make it easier to protect the rights of Guatemalan and Nicaraguan citizens who work in the United States. continue reading »

Georgia Farmers Face Labor Shortage, Gov. Says to Use Offenders on Probation

Georgia Farmers Face Labor Shortage, Gov. Says to Use Offenders on Probation

Georgia governor has shared his proposal for easing the labor shortage issues faces farmers who say that the crackdown of undocumented workers has left them with fewer people willing to work in their fields. continue reading »

WATCH Christina Aguilera Baring it All for “W” Magazine

WATCH Christina Aguilera Baring it All for “W” Magazine

The pop star opened up to “W” about her recent string of blunders, her heartache and posed for them in a very provocative set. continue reading »

Smurfs vs. Los Pitufos: What’s the Deal with the Odd Translation

Smurfs vs. Los Pitufos: What’s the Deal with the Odd Translation

As “The Smurfs” is about to hit theaters (July 29), many may have been wondering something: What’s with the translation?” The Smurfs were the brain-child of Belgian cartoonist Peyo, who continue reading »

El Salvadoran Based MS-13 Gang Member and 9 Others Guilty of Vicious Crimes in NY

El Salvadoran Based MS-13 Gang Member and 9 Others Guilty of Vicious Crimes in NY

Earlier today, La Mara Salvatrucha (“MS-13”) member Rene Mendez Mejia, also known as “Zorro,” pleaded guilty to two counts of causing death through use of a firearm in connection continue reading »

Watch the Entire First Total Lunar Eclipse of 2011 (VIDEO)

Watch the Entire First Total Lunar Eclipse of 2011 (VIDEO)

Yesterday’s unusually long lunar eclipse, is here, for you to watch a much shorter, but still incredible time-lapse version! continue reading »

Mexican Tycoon with Suspected ties to Cartels, Released Due to Insufficient Evidence

Mexican Tycoon with Suspected ties to Cartels, Released Due to Insufficient Evidence

A judge has ordered the release of the former mayor of Tijuana, accused of having nearly 90 illegal firearms, leaving President Felipe Calderon’s administration reeling, and anti-crime advocates angry. continue reading »

Nat’l Latino GOP Group Permanently Puts Senator Rubio on ‘Unfriendly’ to Latino List

Nat’l Latino GOP Group Permanently Puts Senator Rubio on ‘Unfriendly’ to Latino List

Cuban-Americans Sen. Marco Rubio and candidate Ted Cruz will permanently wind up on the SOMOS REPUBLICANS unfriendly to Latino list because of their support for enforcement only continue reading »

Pioneer Trini Lopez: “They said Trini was Nice, but López had to go. I said no.”

Pioneer Trini Lopez: “They said Trini was Nice, but López had to go. I said no.”

Trini López told Gibson.com how he almost walked out of his first record deal, because the studio wanted him to change his name. “I was proud of my heritage, always will be” continue reading »

Another Defender of Amazon Rainforest Brutally Murdered

Another Defender of Amazon Rainforest Brutally Murdered

The farmer and activist for the defense of the Amazon, Obed Loyla Souza, 31, was killed on Thursday, June 9 in the Brazilian state of Pará (North Brazil). The news was released on June 14. continue reading »

Uruguay is Hailed as One of the Largest Contributors to UN Peacekeeping Worldwide

Uruguay is Hailed as One of the Largest Contributors to UN Peacekeeping Worldwide

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today thanked Uruguay for being one of the largest contributors to United Nations peacekeeping worldwide. “Uruguay’s commitment to global peacekeeping is without rival,” Mr. Ban said in his remarks to the National School for Peacekeeping Operations, located in the capital, Montevideo. “When adjusted for population, no country contributes more troops than Uruguay.” continue reading »

New York City Mayor Bloomberg calls US Immigration Policy “National Suicide”

New York City Mayor Bloomberg calls US Immigration Policy “National Suicide”

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the US risks “national suicide” if it doesn’t implement a more welcoming immigration policy. Bloomberg spoke on Wednesday to the Council on Foreign Relations. continue reading »