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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 »

Archie, Veronica, Betty and Jughead Now Digital and In Spanish

Archie, Veronica, Betty and Jughead Now Digital and In Spanish

Archie Comics is offering digital editions of their comics in Spanish, at www.archiedigital.com continue reading »

Study Finds Surgeons With Higher Proportions of Hispanic Patients Less Happy at Work

Study Finds Surgeons With Higher Proportions of Hispanic Patients Less Happy at Work

A study submitted to the Annals of Surgery suggests that surgeons “treating a large proportion of Hispanic patients were significantly less likely to be satisfied with their careers.” continue reading »

Man Pleads Guilty to Crimes Against Hispanics and Racial Intimidation

Man Pleads Guilty to Crimes Against Hispanics and Racial Intimidation

The Justice Department announced today that Johnny Mathis, 47, of Lecompte, La., pleaded guilty to two federal crimes for shooting at the home of three Hispanic men living across the street from him because of the victims’ race and national origin. continue reading »

Mexican Rock Band Maná Calls for Immigration Reform On the Eve of Their First Album in 5 Years

Mexican Rock Band Maná Calls for Immigration Reform On the Eve of Their First Album in 5 Years

Mexican rock band, Mana, calls for “justice for the undocumented” while attending Billboard’s Latin Music Conference in Miami. continue reading »

Massachusetts Workplace Fatalities Highest for Hispanics

Massachusetts Workplace Fatalities Highest for Hispanics

In a timely report titled “Dying for Work in Massachusetts: The Loss of Life and Limb in Massachusetts Workplaces” the state is finding out that Hispanics workers die on the job at a much higher rate than anyone else. continue reading »

Obama Criticizes Georgia’s Immigration Bill (VIDEO)

Obama Criticizes Georgia’s Immigration Bill (VIDEO)

President Obama has weighed in on the controversial Arizona style law that the Georgia Governor has said he intends to sign into law. continue reading »

Federal Judge Blocks Local Town’s Day Laborer Law - They Can Return to Corners to Seek Work

Federal Judge Blocks Local Town’s Day Laborer Law - They Can Return to Corners to Seek Work

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit today upheld a preliminary injunction barring enforcement of an ordinance in Oyster Bay, Long Island that violates day laborers’ core constitutional right to free speech. continue reading »

Opportunity for Latinos Wanting to Write for Major Television Networks

Opportunity for Latinos Wanting to Write for Major Television Networks

The NLMC Television Writers Program submission period is now open for those writers who can write at least one half-hour comedy or one-hour dramatic television script in English within a five-week period of time. The program will take place in Burbank, CA from October 8th to November 11th. continue reading »

Honduras to Spend $37 Million to Improve Basic Education

Honduras to Spend $37 Million to Improve Basic Education

Honduras will improve basic education for more than 100,000 students with the help of a $37 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The financing will help students to learn more in basic education schools that serve the country’s poorest population. continue reading »

FTC Sends Out $1.5 Million in Refund Checks to Hispanics for Discrimination of Mortgage Lender

FTC Sends Out $1.5 Million in Refund Checks to Hispanics for Discrimination of Mortgage Lender

The Federal Trade Commission has mailed refund checks to Hispanic borrowers allegedly charged more on their mortgage than their white counterparts. The refunds total $1.5 million. continue reading »

Deportation of DREAMers Being Suspended

Deportation of DREAMers Being Suspended

Two years ago, Olga Zanella, 20, began her battle with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), but the Mexican-born college student has lived under the possibility of deportation since she was a child. continue reading »

Mexicans Protest Via Twitter with #FailedState &  #EstadoFallido Hashtags

Mexicans Protest Via Twitter with #FailedState &  #EstadoFallido Hashtags

In response to the violence ravaging the nation on a daily basis, Mexican citizens have been tweeting their commentaries, protests, and news, followed by the #estadofallido hashtag. continue reading »

UFC Latino Launched on Monday, Will Have Both English and Spanish Content

UFC Latino Launched on Monday, Will Have Both English and Spanish Content

Thanks to tremendous growth in its Hispanic fan base in the United States, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced Monday that it will launch a website dedicated to bilingual UFC® fans. continue reading »

State Owned Uruguayan TV Channel Has Been Operating for 12 Years Without Broadcasting Anything

State Owned Uruguayan TV Channel Has Been Operating for 12 Years Without Broadcasting Anything

Melo’s Channel 8 has studios, antennas, cameras, 7 workers and its own building, but hasn’t broadcast a single image in over a decade. continue reading »