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Claims Process to Open for Hispanic Farmers to Resolve Discrimination Suits

Claims Process to Open for Hispanic Farmers to Resolve Discrimination Suits

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved and set up a process by which to handle claims of discrimination while applying for loan for Hispanic and women farmers. continue reading »

U.S. Contributes $126.8 Million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

U.S. Contributes $126.8 Million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The United States is pleased to announce a contribution of $126.8 million toward the 2011 operations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). continue reading »

12% of Students Admitted to Harvard Are Hispanic, A Record Number this Year

12% of Students Admitted to Harvard Are Hispanic, A Record Number this Year

The elite Harvard College is reporting that it set a record in minority representation in admissions this year, specifically 12.1% of the 2,158 students admitted were Hispanic. Last year Latinos made up 10.3% of the incoming class. continue reading »

Passenger Plane Coming into U.S. from Colombia Found to Contain Drugs Hidden in Cabin

Passenger Plane Coming into U.S. from Colombia Found to Contain Drugs Hidden in Cabin

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection canine unit discovered 21 ounces of cocaine concealed in an airline cabin panel about 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Washington-Dulles International Airport. continue reading »

Argentine’s Last Dictator Reynaldo Bignone Sentenced to Life in Prison for Crimes Against Humanity

Argentine’s Last Dictator Reynaldo Bignone Sentenced to Life in Prison for Crimes Against Humanity

The former Argentinean dictator, Reynaldo Bignone, and four other individuals were sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity. continue reading »

Last Two Weeks of Heavy Rain in Colombia Leave 45 Dead, 50 Landslides in 1 Week Alone

Last Two Weeks of Heavy Rain in Colombia Leave 45 Dead, 50 Landslides in 1 Week Alone

As a result of heavy rains throughout the week a mudslide in swept a bus in central Colomiba leaving 16 dead and 4 missing. continue reading »

ICE Deports Suspect Wanted in Mexico for Murdering a 4-year-old Boy

ICE Deports Suspect Wanted in Mexico for Murdering a 4-year-old Boy

A fugitive wanted in Mexico for beating a young boy to death with a hammer in 2001 was deported Thursday to Mexico where he faces aggravated homicide charges. continue reading »

Perceptions of Party Outreach to Latinos Key to 2012 Vote

Perceptions of Party Outreach to Latinos Key to 2012 Vote

Two months ago the February 2011 Latino Decisions tracking poll found 52% of Latino registered voters said the Democratic Party was doing a good job of reaching out to the Hispanic community. This month, that number has slipped slightly to just 47% who rate the Democrats positively on outreach. continue reading »

UNWIND this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

UNWIND this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

UNWIND this weekend with a Latin American natural wonder. Guess What and Where this is? continue reading »

Nogales Border Fence to be Upgraded

Nogales Border Fence to be Upgraded

U.S. Border Protection has announced they will be upgrading nearly three miles of U.S.-Mexico border fence near Nogales, Arizona. The original fence built in 1994 will now be stronger, newer and taller. continue reading »

The Sheriff Arpaio Circus Continues Despite His Legal Issues

The Sheriff Arpaio Circus Continues Despite His Legal Issues

Media monger, Joe Arpaio, Sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona, is making headlines once more, but this time, he probably doesn't like it. The controversial sheriff is accused of misusing nearly $100 million in funds, but despite all this, he continues his "war" on immigration. continue reading »

Mexico Predicts $3.5 BN for Tourism from Foreign Investment in Next 3 Yrs

Mexico Predicts $3.5 BN for Tourism from Foreign Investment in Next 3 Yrs

Mexico’s tourism ministry has announced that is has secured $2.5 billion in foreign investment commitments and expects another $1 billion to come in over the next three years to enhance the country’s tourism sector. continue reading »

Magic Takes Over Chile in “Chile Mágico 2011” (VIDEO)

Magic Takes Over Chile in “Chile Mágico 2011” (VIDEO)

Take a peek at the best World Champion magicians, who will come together in Chile for Chile Mágico 2011. continue reading »

Mosquito Coast Sees Financial Boom From “White Lobsters”, Trafficking

Mosquito Coast Sees Financial Boom From “White Lobsters”, Trafficking

"White lobsters" or what some call "bendiciones de Dios" (godsends) have transformed Nicaragua's Caribbean coast into a much more affluent community than it was just a decade ago, but experts warn that there is a price. continue reading »

‘Black in Latin America’ New PBS Series Set to Premiere

‘Black in Latin America’ New PBS Series Set to Premiere

Black in Latin America, a new four-part series on the influence of African descent on Latin America, is the 11th and latest production from renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., writer and presenter of the acclaimed PBS series African American Lives. continue reading »