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Brazil Painter Makes More Money than Angel Gisele Bundchen and Soccer Legends

Brazil Painter Makes More Money than Angel Gisele Bundchen and Soccer Legends

Meet Romero Britto, the Brazilian painter who brings in more moolah than the best Brazilian soccer players! continue reading »

Cristiano Ronaldo Ties the Spanish League Goal Record

Cristiano Ronaldo Ties the Spanish League Goal Record

After scoring twice against Villarreal on Sunday, Ronaldo brought his goal tally to 38 scores! And that ties the Spanish league goal record. continue reading »

California: Latino, Asian Populations Grow, White Pop. Drops

California: Latino, Asian Populations Grow, White Pop. Drops

Over the last decade, the ethnic makeup of California has begun to change. As the number of Latinos and Asians rise, the number of non-Hispanic whites has dropped. continue reading »

Texas Wants Legal Immigrants to Provide Addl Proof of Poverty If Applying for Benefits

Texas Wants Legal Immigrants to Provide Addl Proof of Poverty If Applying for Benefits

The Texas house yesterday passed in a 100-to-37 vote a bill that would require legal immigrants, who apply for state benefits, to provide additional proof of their ‘poorness’. continue reading »

Carlos Santana Tells Georgia and Arizona ‘Stop Shucking and Jiving’ about Immigration

Carlos Santana Tells Georgia and Arizona ‘Stop Shucking and Jiving’ about Immigration

Guitar virtuoso Carlos Santana had a few things to say at the Atlanta Braves "Civil Rights" Game in Georgia, held only two days after the state passed a bill, allowing law enforcement to demand continue reading »

DOJ Settles with Arizona on Allegations of Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination

DOJ Settles with Arizona on Allegations of Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination

The Justice Department today reached a settlement agreement with the Maricopa County Community College District in Arizona, resolving allegations that the district engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against non-citizens in the hiring and employment-eligibility verification process continue reading »

The Machista Threat to Latino Males

When I tell Latinas that I plan on publishing a book on the conditions related to being a Latino male in today’s American society, I’m invariably asked, “why don’t you just do it on Latinos in general?” And when I try to explain continue reading »

Gingrich Clarifies (Confuses) His Position on America’s Undocumented

Gingrich Clarifies (Confuses) His Position on America’s Undocumented

Newt Gingrich told a Univision interviewer that he believes a "citizen board" could be a better way to deal with the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. continue reading »

Hispanic Leadership in NY Urging Governor to Withdraw from Secure Communities

Hispanic Leadership in NY Urging Governor to Withdraw from Secure Communities

Congressman José E. Serrano and Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez, both of New York, wrote New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, urging that the state withdraw from the federal ‘Secure Communities’ program. continue reading »

NARCO BLOG: Parents Play “Execution” with Children in Park

NARCO BLOG: Parents Play “Execution” with Children in Park

It was Holy Thursday in the Federal District, normally a city that lives in chaos; it is a hurried, busy, noisy town. This day is much quieter, ideal for relaxing, going to the park and playing with the children. continue reading »

Cristina to Launch the ‘Cristina Channel’ on Sirius XM Radio

Cristina to Launch the ‘Cristina Channel’ on Sirius XM Radio

National Latino Broadcasting, LLC. (NLB) announced today that it has signed talk show icon Cristina Saralegui to an exclusive contract, and plans to launch the Cristina Channel in the fall as part of their multi-channel deal with Sirius XM Radio. continue reading »

Spanish-Language Networks to See a Large Part Advertising Dollars This Year

Spanish-Language Networks to See a Large Part Advertising Dollars This Year

As the major television networks – known as the Big Five – except to receive a record-breaking $9.5 billion at the “upfront market” this year, fast-growing Spanish-language broadcasters like Univision and Telemundo are expecting to take a big chunk of that money. continue reading »

REPORT: Migrants and Minorities Continue to be Discriminated at Work

REPORT: Migrants and Minorities Continue to be Discriminated at Work

Migrant workers and minorities are among groups that continue to face discrimination in the labour market as a result of the global economic crisis, despite positive advances in anti-discrimination laws, the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) said in a report unveiled today. continue reading »

Latin America Unites in Song for Gustavo Cerati, 1 Yr After He Collapses in Coma

Latin America Unites in Song for Gustavo Cerati, 1 Yr After He Collapses in Coma

It has been a year since the exceptional Argentine singer and guitarist Gustavo Cerati sung his last show, in Venezuela. continue reading »

Faces of the DREAM Act: Undocumented Wins Student Senate Seat

Faces of the DREAM Act: Undocumented Wins Student Senate Seat

Born in Seoul, South Korea in 1989, Ju Hong came to the U.S. when he was 11. He is now an elected member of the University of California-Berkeley’s student senate. He’s extensively involved with campus activism, and plans to attend law school. There’s just one problem. Ju is undocumented. continue reading »