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UN Official Commends Mexican Human Rights Reform Efforts

UN Official Commends Mexican Human Rights Reform Efforts

A top United Nations official has lauded Mexico’s enactment of constitutional changes on human rights as a positive reform that will pave the way for greater protection of internationally recognized rights in that country. continue reading »

USDA Meets with Hispanic Farmers in CA to Discuss Process to Resolve Discrimination Claims

USDA Meets with Hispanic Farmers in CA to Discuss Process to Resolve Discrimination Claims

As part of continued efforts to close the chapter on allegations of past discrimination at USDA, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Fred Pfaeffle held a series of outreach meetings this week with farmers and ranchers to talk about the process that has been continue reading »

Report Shows Employment of Blacks Trailing That of Hispanics and Whites

Report Shows Employment of Blacks Trailing That of Hispanics and Whites

The Labor Department released "The Black Labor Force in the Recovery" on Monday, the latest report in a series examining the situations of women and minorities in the American economy since the recession that began in 2007. In 2010, the unemployment rate for blacks was 16 percent – significantly higher than those of both whites and Hispanics. continue reading »

LA City Council Votes 11-1 to Ignore Homeland Securities Program- Secure Communities

LA City Council Votes 11-1 to Ignore Homeland Securities Program- Secure Communities

The Los Angeles City Council voted overwhelmingly in support of legislation that would allow them to opt out of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Secure Communities Program. continue reading »

Federal Agencies Announce National Initiative to Combat Immigration Services Scams

Federal Agencies Announce National Initiative to Combat Immigration Services Scams

The U.S. government unveiled today a multi-agency, nationwide initiative to combat immigration services scams . The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are leading this historic effort. continue reading »

Latino Gang Tried to Rid Entire California City of Its African-American Residents

Latino Gang Tried to Rid Entire California City of Its African-American Residents

Unsealed Tuesday, a federal racketeering indictment reveals that a Latino gang was working towards ridding a town in southern California of it’s black residents. continue reading »

Interview With Marc Anthony Goes Awry When Sex Tape Questions Arise (VIDEO)

Interview With Marc Anthony Goes Awry When Sex Tape Questions Arise (VIDEO)

The visibly annoyed Puerto Rican artist cut the interview short after Burma Rivers asked about the Jlo’s old sex tape with first hubby, Ojani Noa. continue reading »

“The Guardian” Says Best Goal of The European Soccer Season, Scored By Colombian (VIDEO)

“The Guardian” Says Best Goal of The European Soccer Season, Scored By Colombian (VIDEO)

Not Messi, Not Pedro. Porto’s Fredy Guarín scored the best goal of the season from about one hundred feet away, against Marítimo. continue reading »

Highly Skilled Immigrant Workers Now Outnumber Lower Skilled Immigrants

Highly Skilled Immigrant Workers Now Outnumber Lower Skilled Immigrants

According to a new study, a change 30-years in the making has resulted in more highly skilled immigrants living in the U.S. than lower-skilled immigrants. continue reading »

Number of Minority-Owned Businesses Soar from 2002-2007 Contributing $860.5 Billion to Economy

Number of Minority-Owned Businesses Soar from 2002-2007 Contributing $860.5 Billion to Economy

In 2007, minority-owned firms numbered 5.8 million, up from 4.0 million in 2002, an increase of 45.5 percent, more than double the 17.9 percent increase for all U.S. businesses, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2007 Survey of Business Owners continue reading »

PGA Thinking About South American Circuit

PGA Thinking About South American Circuit

PGA Officials have spent the last 18 months meeting with golf federations all through South America and the Caribbean. continue reading »

Study: Minorities Believe Bottled Water is Safer, Buy More

Study: Minorities Believe Bottled Water is Safer, Buy More

Poor minority parents are spending a sizeable chunk of their income on bottled water based on unfounded beliefs that it's safer, researchers say. A poll of 632 parents visiting an emergency departm continue reading »

President Chavez Raises Tariffs at Venezuela Ports

President Chavez Raises Tariffs at Venezuela Ports

According to an official statement form the government, on June 24, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will increase the country’s port tariffs. Tariffs at certain ports will rise as much as 250 percent. continue reading »

Argentine Polo Team Captain Signs Deal to Clone Horses

Argentine Polo Team Captain Signs Deal to Clone Horses

The clone of a top mare was sold for $800,000 at an auction in Argentina last year. continue reading »

Proportionately More Young Hispanic Adults Getting HS Diplomas, Fewer Dropping Out Than Decade Ago

Proportionately More Young Hispanic Adults Getting HS Diplomas, Fewer Dropping Out Than Decade Ago

Proportionately more young Hispanic adults are completing high school and fewer are dropping out than were doing so a decade ago, according to an analysis of enrollment trends by the U.S. Census Bureau. continue reading »