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Voter ID Update: WI and TN disenfranchise voters, TX and MO close at their heels

Voter ID Update: WI and TN disenfranchise voters, TX and MO close at their heels

Though the perception is that photo ID battles are slackening a bit, this week’s news proves that overall voter suppression efforts are not. continue reading »

NY Sen. Ruben Diaz Revives “Gay Versus Black” Debate

NY Sen. Ruben Diaz Revives “Gay Versus Black” Debate

In response to New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg’s recent speech in support of marriage equality, New York State Senator Ruben Diaz issued a statement Thursday continue reading »

Hispanic Woman Gives Birth to Baby Carried Outside Uterus (VIDEO)

Hispanic Woman Gives Birth to Baby Carried Outside Uterus (VIDEO)

Against all odds (and advice), Nickie Soto in Arizona gave birth to a healthy baby boy this week that grew outside the uterus. continue reading »

MTV Latin America to Produce New Paparazzi Inspired Telenovela ’ POPLAND’

MTV Latin America to Produce New Paparazzi Inspired Telenovela ’ POPLAND’

MTV Latin America, a unit of Viacom Inc. , announced the start of production of POPLAND, the network’s second undertaking in the telenovela format, continue reading »

“Marco Rubio is not the solution to the Hispanic Problem” Hispanic GOP

“Marco Rubio is not the solution to the Hispanic Problem” Hispanic GOP

As the largest national Latin Republican group in the United States, we believe we have to address Rubio’s recent remarks because he made it very clear that he has opposed the DREAM Act continue reading »

Latino Division Over Illinois Legislative Maps

Latino Division Over Illinois Legislative Maps

After analyzing HB3760, the legislative redistricting map passed earlier today by the Illinois House, the Mexican American Legal Defense and continue reading »

High Heel Race For Charity in Lima Peru (VIDEO)

High Heel Race For Charity in Lima Peru (VIDEO)

More than 100 women took place in the race wearing high heels of at least 2 inches high. Proceeds support the victims of domestic violence in Peru. continue reading »

Univision to Produce Phone Bank to Help LA Homeowners Avoid Scams

Univision to Produce Phone Bank to Help LA Homeowners Avoid Scams

On June 1st, KMEX CH 34 in Los Angeles will have more than 20 housing counselors come to their studios to answer calls from homeowners concerned about keeping their homes. continue reading »

Obama Administration and Farm Bureau tout ‘comprehensive’ Immigration Reform

Obama Administration and Farm Bureau tout ‘comprehensive’ Immigration Reform

Agriculture labor requirements and the threat of higher food prices and rising imports took center stage when Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack pushed immigration reform during a Wednesday morning press conference. continue reading »

Arizona Style Immigration Bill Dies in Texas

Arizona Style Immigration Bill Dies in Texas

As the clocked ticked down the final moments of the 82nd Legislative session, the prediction of some Senate Democrats that their Tuesday vote to block HB12 was the end of “sanctuary cities” came true. continue reading »

U.S. Hispanic Country-of-Origin Counts - 63% Mexican Origin

U.S. Hispanic Country-of-Origin Counts - 63% Mexican Origin

The 2010 Decennial Census counted 50.5 million Hispanics. Among them, 31.8 million, or 63%, are of Mexican origin. They are followed by Puerto Rican-origin Hispanics, who number 4.6 million, or 9.2%, of all U.S. Hispanics. Next are Cubans at 1.8 million or 3.5%, Salvadorans at 1.6 million or 3.3%, Dominicans at 1.4 million or 2.8%, Guatemalans at one million or 2.1% and Colombians at 909,000 or 1.8%. continue reading »

CLEAR YOUR MIND OF WORRIES This Weekend With A Latin American Wonder

CLEAR YOUR MIND OF WORRIES This Weekend With A Latin American Wonder

CLEAR YOUR MIND OF WORRIES this weekend with a Latin American natural wonder. Guess What and Where this is? continue reading »

Change.org Calls for Immediate Moratorium on Secure Communities Program- sign petition here

Change.org Calls for Immediate Moratorium on Secure Communities Program- sign petition here

When an L.A. woman named Isaura Garcia finally worked up the nerve to call 911 -- after two years of brutal beatings by her husband -- her fingerprints were sent to a federal database for immigration checks. continue reading »

White House Details Next Step in Improving Academic Achievement of Latinos

White House Details Next Step in Improving Academic Achievement of Latinos

Yesterday, more than a dozen new members of the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics were announced at the White House and later sworn-in at an official ceremony with U.S. Supreme Court Justice continue reading »

CENSUS:  Hispanic Population Grew 4x National Rate, Up 43%

CENSUS:  Hispanic Population Grew 4x National Rate, Up 43%

The U.S. Census Bureau today released a 2010 Census brief on the nation's Hispanic population, which shows the Hispanic population increased by 15.2 million between 2000 and 2010 continue reading »