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Paul McCartney’s Rio Show Sells Out in One Hour

Paul McCartney’s Rio Show Sells Out in One Hour

This morning, after one hour of being open to online buyers, the website selling the tickets informed the 45,000 seats had been purchased. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Church Condemns Ricky Martin’s “Promotion of Homosexuality”

Puerto Rican Church Condemns Ricky Martin’s “Promotion of Homosexuality”

Cardinal Luis Aponte Martínez, from San Juan bashed the pop star in an interview with Primera Hora. continue reading »

American Households Becoming “More Ethnically Diverse”

American Households Becoming “More Ethnically Diverse”

According to a new report from The Nielsen Company that looks at family dynamics, media and purchasing behavior trends, American households are getting smaller, growing more slowly and becoming more ethnically diverse than at any point in history. continue reading »

Bolivia’s President Morales Plans to Expropriate All Mines

Bolivia’s President Morales Plans to Expropriate All Mines

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales is set to announce on May 1st that he will be ‘dismantling the privatization model’ thereby expropriating privately owned zinc, silver and tin mines. continue reading »

Did You Know INS No Longer Exists? Thousands Doing Internet Search Don’t

Did You Know INS No Longer Exists? Thousands Doing Internet Search Don’t

Each month, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) publishes a report on traffic to their website, which includes statistics on popular search terms people use to find the site. And every month, tens of thousands of visitors search “INS” to find them. In January 2011, that monthly report registered nearly 30,000 searches for the term “INS.” continue reading »

Marketers Beware: Not All “Hispanics” Identify Themselves as Such

Marketers Beware: Not All “Hispanics” Identify Themselves as Such

The Hispanic population in the U.S. is the fastest-growing demographic, but marketers have to be careful how they address the community, because not everyone defines themselves as “Hispanic” or “Latino(a)” or by race, says a new study. continue reading »

Auteur Showdown at Cannes Sees Almodóvar as the Only Hispanic Competitor

Auteur Showdown at Cannes Sees Almodóvar as the Only Hispanic Competitor

“La Piel Que Habito,” Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar’s latest film, will compete in the Cannes Film Festival against masterpieces by giants like Terrence Malick and Lars Von Trier. continue reading »

Study: HIspanic Children Learn Inactive Lifestyles from Parents at Young Age

Study: HIspanic Children Learn Inactive Lifestyles from Parents at Young Age

“Lead by example.” A new study is showing that Hispanic children are following in their parents’ healthy (or unhealthy) footsteps. The study, published in Pediatrics this week, stated that “Hispanic parents play a critical role in setting physical activity patterns in their children.” continue reading »

50 Years Later, Congress Finally Honors Bay of Pigs Vets (VIDEO)

50 Years Later, Congress Finally Honors Bay of Pigs Vets (VIDEO)

Five decades after these brave Cuban men volunteered to participate in what turned out to be a giant blunder, Congress has decided to honor their courage. continue reading »

Hardest Working People on the Planet:  Mexicans in Mexico

Hardest Working People on the Planet:  Mexicans in Mexico

Mexicans work longer days than anyone else in the Organizations for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, devoting 10 hours to paid and unpaid work, continue reading »

Teacher Holds Mock Slave Auction in Virginia, Parents Shocked

Teacher Holds Mock Slave Auction in Virginia, Parents Shocked

A teacher in Virginia is in hot water with parents after her lesson plan on the Civil War included a mock slave trade. Jessica Boyle, a fourth grade teacher, ordered the class’ black and mixed race children to stand on one side of the class room continue reading »

Federal Court Decision Protects H-1B Visa Employees from Wrongful Arrest

Federal Court Decision Protects H-1B Visa Employees from Wrongful Arrest

The decision in El Badrawi v. United States, by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall, recognized that a federal regulation allows H-1B employees to continue working for 240 days pending the adjudication of their extension applications. continue reading »

Owl Kicking Panamanian Fined for Kicking Opponent  (VIDEO)

Owl Kicking Panamanian Fined for Kicking Opponent (VIDEO)

Luis Moreno seems to get a kick out of kicking; an owl, an opponent…what's next, the ball for a change? The cleat-slinging Moreno, a defenseman for the Deportivo Pereira was fined continue reading »

Spanish & English Speaking Hispanics Dine Out Often, Go For Different Reasons

Spanish & English Speaking Hispanics Dine Out Often, Go For Different Reasons

Hispanics now make up 16 percent of the U.S. population based on the 2010 U.S. Census, and are an increasingly important customer base for the foodservice industry in light of the some 9.8 billion restaurant visits continue reading »

The Number of Minorities in Newsroom Continues to Decline

The Number of Minorities in Newsroom Continues to Decline

The percentage of minorities in newsrooms totaled 12.79 percent, a decline of .47 percentage points from a year ago, according to the American Society of News Editors (ASNE), which has conducted a census of professional full-time journalists since 1978. continue reading »