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El Salvador Set to Improve Living Conditions of Women in Country

El Salvador Set to Improve Living Conditions of Women in Country

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $20 million loan to help El Salvador finance the Ciudad Mujer (Women City) Program to be carried out by its Ministry of Social Inclusion continue reading »

Foreclosures, Rentals Prime Real Estate for Drug, Human Sumgglers

Foreclosures, Rentals Prime Real Estate for Drug, Human Sumgglers

Law enforcement officials say that as the number of foreclosure and rental properties rises in Santa Cruz County in Arizona, drug and human smugglers are finding it easier to obtain places to use for their illegal operations. continue reading »

23 Cuban Illegals Land on U.S. Island Territories

23 Cuban Illegals Land on U.S. Island Territories

Between Sunday and this morning, 23 aliens, claiming to be Cuban citizens, landed in both Mona Island and Monito Island after entering illegally into United States territory. continue reading »

REPORT:  Only 150 Latinos Hired by Illinois State Government Since 2000

REPORT:  Only 150 Latinos Hired by Illinois State Government Since 2000

Over the past decade, just 150 Latino employees have been added to the state workforce, according to analysis released in Springfield today by the Latino Policy Forum and the Illinois Association for Hispanic State Employees continue reading »

Central American Migrants Sue Mexican Immigration Agents

Central American Migrants Sue Mexican Immigration Agents

A group of Central American migrants are suing Mexican immigration agents after they allegedly pulled them off a bus and handed the migrants over to criminal gangs. continue reading »

Who is Latino? EVERYBODY is Latino! (VIDEO)

Who is Latino? EVERYBODY is Latino! (VIDEO)

The census reports that there are over 50 million Latinos in the United States! Watch this hilarious video by Kamikaze School's Latino Rock, showing just how many celebrities are Latinos! continue reading »

HAPPY 51, Bono! Por ser Día de tu Santo, te las Cantamos a ti! (VIDEO)

HAPPY 51, Bono! Por ser Día de tu Santo, te las Cantamos a ti! (VIDEO)

U2 frontman Bono celebrated his 51st birthday in México, where locals gathered around to sing him "Las Mañanitas" continue reading »

College Affordability in California at Risk for Latinos and Other Minorities

College Affordability in California at Risk for Latinos and Other Minorities

The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA today released two studies showing that college affordability in California is at risk and financial aid is urgently needed. continue reading »

In the Face Staunch Opposition, Chile Panel Approves Plan to Build Dams along Patagonia Rivers

In the Face Staunch Opposition, Chile Panel Approves Plan to Build Dams along Patagonia Rivers

A panel in Chile has approved a plan to build dams along Patagonia rivers at the estimated cost of $7 billion in order to harness the rivers’ power for electricity. continue reading »

The Cat Speaks English, But Purrs in Spanish (VIDEO)

The Cat Speaks English, But Purrs in Spanish (VIDEO)

Watch the trailer for the upcoming DreamWorks animated 3D feature “Puss in Boots,” voiced by Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek. continue reading »

Women Still Paid Less Than Men, With Minority Women Paid Even Less

Women Still Paid Less Than Men, With Minority Women Paid Even Less

According to the National Partnership for Women and Families, the average woman in the United States, working full-time, is paid $10,622 less than their male counterparts, with minority women being paid even less. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Strong Earthquake Rocks Spain, Thus Far 7 Reported Dead (VIDEO)

JUST IN:  Strong Earthquake Rocks Spain, Thus Far 7 Reported Dead (VIDEO)

The Spanish government is reporting two strong earthquakes, this afternoon affecting the areas of Lorca and Murcia, Spain and leaving 7 dead thus far. The 5.3 magnitude quake was felt in the afternoon continue reading »

Giant Galapagos Tortoise Has Been Seeking Partner for Over Half a Century - OUCH!

Giant Galapagos Tortoise Has Been Seeking Partner for Over Half a Century - OUCH!

Meet 100 year old Lonesome George, the giant Ecuadorean tortoise, who has been looking for a partner for half a century! continue reading »

30 Senators Led by Senators Durbin, Reid & Menendez Introduce the DREAM Act

30 Senators Led by Senators Durbin, Reid & Menendez Introduce the DREAM Act

Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and 30 other Senators introduced the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors continue reading »

Federal Authorities Warn School Districts: Do Not Ask Student, Parents About Immigration Status

Federal Authorities Warn School Districts: Do Not Ask Student, Parents About Immigration Status

Public schools across the country are being warned by the federal government that they are not to ask their students about their immigration status continue reading »