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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 »

Costa Rica to Spent $132 Million to Address Its at Risk-Youth

Costa Rica to Spent $132 Million to Address Its at Risk-Youth

Costa Rica will support children and youth at risk for criminal activities, rehabilitate people in conflict with the law, and strengthen the institutional capacity continue reading »

Latin American Filmmaking on the Rise

Latin American Filmmaking on the Rise

New talent, tax incentives, strong local box offices and multi-country collaborations are among the reasons for the current boom in Latin American cinema. continue reading »

OVERVIEW:  Alcohol and the Hispanic Community

OVERVIEW:  Alcohol and the Hispanic Community

Research shows that drinking patterns among Hispanics are different from those of non­Hispanic Whites and other ethnic or racial groups. Understanding these differences can help continue reading »

Mexico: Pres. Calderon Defends Top Security Officer Amidst Allegations

Mexico: Pres. Calderon Defends Top Security Officer Amidst Allegations

As Mexicans call for the resignation of the country’s top security official, Pres. Calderon is defending the man said to have “worked for the creation of a civilian police force that is professional.” continue reading »

Indiana University Study Examines Why Big Movies Rarely Have Minority Casts

Indiana University Study Examines Why Big Movies Rarely Have Minority Casts

Whites in study perceived that if film had a minority cast, they didn't see themselves as the intended audience. As Hollywood heads into its annual summer blockbuster season, few if any, major films will feature minority characters, due to studio executives' fears that white audiences will stay away, which a new Indiana University study appears to confirm. continue reading »

Messi Breaks Plane, Gets Scolded by Pilot (VIDEO)

Messi Breaks Plane, Gets Scolded by Pilot (VIDEO)

“La Pulga” got yelled at through the plane intercom, after his celebratory banging of walls, resulted in a broken panel! continue reading »

Congressman on Ethnic Museums in D.C.: That’s Not What America is All About

Congressman on Ethnic Museums in D.C.: That’s Not What America is All About

Currently, a Native American museum sits on Washington's National Mall, with an African-American museum expected to open in 2015, as well as a museum dedicated to Latinos. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Paraguay on Your 200th Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Paraguay on Your 200th Year of Independence

Today, all of Paraguay is celebrating and rejoicing its 200-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, convert natives to Christianity and enslaved native populations. continue reading »