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2010 Census Reveals More El Paso Hispanics Identified Themselves as “White”

2010 Census Reveals More El Paso Hispanics Identified Themselves as “White”

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in El Paso, more Hispanics see themselves as both white and Hispanic. About 84 percent of Hispanics in El Paso County checked the “white” box on their 2010 Census forms, compared to 73 percent on the 2000 Census. continue reading »

Egyptian Man Names Daughter “Facebook” but Doesn’t Compare to Unusual Names In L.A.

Egyptian Man Names Daughter “Facebook” but Doesn’t Compare to Unusual Names In L.A.

The unusual name is a nod to the role that the social network played in this month’s protests, but, does it top the most unusual Latino names? continue reading »

Will Venezuela NOW be Run by Two Baboons??

Will Venezuela NOW be Run by Two Baboons??

Alot of Venezuelans want to get rid of the 'monkey' running the country known as Hugo Chavez - well now word comes that another 'monkey' might be joining him, Colonel Gaddafi as he flees Libya. Can Latin America's left leaning nation handle these two first-class monkeys?? continue reading »

JUST IN:  European Sources Say Colonel Gaddafi has Fled Libya En Route to Venezuela

JUST IN:  European Sources Say Colonel Gaddafi has Fled Libya En Route to Venezuela

Well placed European sources and intelligence ministers are reporting that Colonel Gaddafi may have already fled his native Libya and is en route to Venezuela. continue reading »

Rio de Janeiro Names First Female Police Chief in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro Names First Female Police Chief in Brazil

In Rio de Janeiro, Martha Mesquita da Rocha has been named the first female civil police chief in Brazil. Rocha, 51, has been on the force for 28 years, and was formerly in charge of a special division of precincts that focused on crimes against women. Throughout her career, Rocha has often taken a stand against corruption. continue reading »

Meet Humberto Velez, the Spanish Voice of Homer Simpson

Meet Humberto Velez, the Spanish Voice of Homer Simpson

The renowned Mexican actor has dubbed some 600 characters, including Shrek’s Lord Farquaad, Winnie the Pooh, Monster’s Inc.’s Roz, and the dentist from Finding Nemo. continue reading »

Joel Rosario the Best Dominican Jockey Ever, Winning 1,000 Races in U.S. and Canada

Joel Rosario the Best Dominican Jockey Ever, Winning 1,000 Races in U.S. and Canada

26 year-old Dominican jockey, Joel Rosario, won his 1,000 race in U.S. and Canada this week. He accomplished this milestone this past Thursday at the Santa Anita track, making him the best Dominican Republic race jockey ever. continue reading »

NRA Helps Block Gun Rule Meant to Stop Gun Trafficking to Mexico

Opposed to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms’ proposed rule change that would require firearms dealers along the southwest border to report multiple sales of long guns has been allegedly blocked with help from the National Rifle Association. The rule change was proposed in an attempt to stop the trafficking of guns to Mexico. continue reading »

Join Linkin Park and UN Secretary on Facebook to Benefit Haiti (VIDEO)

Join Linkin Park and UN Secretary on Facebook to Benefit Haiti (VIDEO)

You can join the United Nations Foundation, Music for Relief’s Download to Donate, that will include special guests UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and musical group continue reading »

Guns on Campus are OK – Says Texas and Its Governor

Guns on Campus are OK – Says Texas and Its Governor

The state of Texas has taken its pro-gun stance to another level with a bill that will allow college students to bring concealed weapons to class all in the name of self-defense. continue reading »

Former Venezuelan Beauty Queen Graphically Chronicles her Battle with Cancer

Former Venezuelan Beauty Queen Graphically Chronicles her Battle with Cancer

The 28-year-old Miss Universe finalist Eva Ekvall documented every step of her battle against breast cancer, and published the chronicle in a book titled “Fuera de Foco” (Out of Focus). continue reading »

Hispanic Catholic Leader Reminds Everyone Christ was an Immigrant

Hispanic Catholic Leader Reminds Everyone Christ was an Immigrant

Archbishop Jose Lopez, head of the U.S. bishops committee and migration and leader in the Los Angeles Catholic Church is reminding everyone that Christ was an immigrant. continue reading »

Mastretta Mexican Car Manufactures Hopes BBC Insults Translate to More Sales

Mastretta Mexican Car Manufactures Hopes BBC Insults Translate to More Sales

While many Mexican’s and even the Mexican Ambassador to the U.K. were demanding apologies for the negative portrayal of Mexican people and local car manufacturer Mastretta continue reading »

Puerto Rico Rep in Congress Calls out Gutierrez for Disrespecting People of PR (VIDEO)

Puerto Rico Rep in Congress Calls out Gutierrez for Disrespecting People of PR (VIDEO)

An angry Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi lashed out Thursday at U.S. Rep. Luis Gutiérrez for "disrespecting the people of Puerto Rico" during the Illinois lawmaker's speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives a day earlier. continue reading »

Mass. Banker Helping Latino Families Afford College With Matching Funds and More

Mass. Banker Helping Latino Families Afford College With Matching Funds and More

Bob Hildreth, the son of an Irish immigrant and a descendant of the Puritans was first drawn to the Hispanic Community four years ago while watching an immigration raid on TV. After seeing the fate some of the young children whose parents were arrested in the raid, the Boston banker went into action mode, and came to the rescue. continue reading »