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‘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 »

Congressman Rothman Introduces Bill Benefitting People of Vieques, Puerto Rico

Congressman Rothman Introduces Bill Benefitting People of Vieques, Puerto Rico

From 1941-2003, the Navy tested nearly every kind of munitions employed by the U.S. military, dropping millions of pounds of ordnance on Vieques. Today, Congressman Steve Rothman (D-NJ) is proud to introduce the Vieques Recovery and Development Act of 2011. continue reading »

WATCH Will Ferrell Speak En Español in the Trailer for  “Casa De Mi Padre” (VIDEO)

WATCH Will Ferrell Speak En Español in the Trailer for “Casa De Mi Padre” (VIDEO)

Yes, That’s right. Hear Señor Will say “Te voy a dar una paliza con estas manos” and become the Mexican Armando Alvarez continue reading »

Despite Receiving a Temporary Stay, Undocmented Coma Patient Still Faces Deportation

Despite Receiving a Temporary Stay, Undocmented Coma Patient Still Faces Deportation

An undocumented immigrant who has been in a coma for weeks following an incident with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, could be deported despite being granted a "temporary stay" by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. continue reading »

Perú Seeks to Attract 3M Visitors to Top Archeological Sites

Perú Seeks to Attract 3M Visitors to Top Archeological Sites

The South American nation is seeking to beat last year’s numbers, and attract at least three million people to tourist places like Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu. continue reading »

As the Drug Violence Continues, Mexico’s Language is Changing

As the Drug Violence Continues, Mexico’s Language is Changing

"Encobijados", "Encajuelados", "Encintados", all are names given to those killed in drug-related violence in Mexico, and each is a slang given to the dead to describe how they were found. continue reading »

Georgia, Like Arizona, Passes Tough Immigration Laws Enhancing Police Powers

Georgia, Like Arizona, Passes Tough Immigration Laws Enhancing Police Powers

Late last night the Georgia legislature passed immigration legislation similar to Arizona in that police now have the right to check someone’s immigration status. continue reading »

Eva Longoria to Star in  Horror Film ‘Tenement’

Eva Longoria to Star in Horror Film ‘Tenement’

Eva Longoria will start work next month in a horror film by writer/director Franc.Reyes titled ‘Tenement’. While Longoria is best known for her work on Desperate Housewives, Reyes is known for his urban themed movies like Illegal Tender and Empire. continue reading »

MEET Esteban Ruiz Ordinary Ice Cream Vendor and Extraordinary Paleta-Man!

MEET Esteban Ruiz Ordinary Ice Cream Vendor and Extraordinary Paleta-Man!

Father and Son team Lobo Video Productions, LLC has just released "The Adventures of Paleta Man: Secret of the Gold Medallion" the second in a three children's book series for Latino kids. continue reading »

Cuba Sees Worse Drought in 50 Years

Cuba Sees Worse Drought in 50 Years

The drought in Cuba that started two years ago continues making this the worse drought that the island nation has seen in 50 years. continue reading »

About.com Debuts “About en Español”

Wanting to expand its content, About.com has launched a Spanish-language channel, About en Español. The expansion will be supported by independent subject matter and will allow for a doubling of the site's video content. continue reading »

WATCH Bruno Mars Monkeying Around in new “The Lazy Song” Video

WATCH Bruno Mars Monkeying Around in new “The Lazy Song” Video

This is the third single from the 25 year old singer's "Doo - Wops & Hooligans," album currently sitting at No. 20 on Billboard Hot 100. continue reading »

Arizona Vote in Country’s First Presidential ‘Birther’ Bill

Arizona Vote in Country’s First Presidential ‘Birther’ Bill

Late last night Arizona’s legislature voted in the country’s first ‘birther’ bill requiring all Presidential candidates to prove they are U.S. citizens before their names can appear on the state’s election ballot. continue reading »

Former Mexican Federal Agent Returned to Mexico to Face Drug Charges

Former Mexican Federal Agent Returned to Mexico to Face Drug Charges

A former agent for the Mexican judicial police, who is wanted in his native country on drug trafficking charges, was turned over to Mexican law enforcement officials at the border crossing here Wednesday morning following his capture in the Bay Area by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers. continue reading »

Outreach Program Educates Teen About Dangers of Drug Smuggling

Outreach Program Educates Teen About Dangers of Drug Smuggling

In 2008, within 24 hours, five teenagers were apprehended at the San Ysidro Port in San Diego, Calif., and the Calexico Port in Imperial Valley, Calif. Each of continue reading »