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Alabama’s State House Passes Arizona-like Anti-Immigration Law

Alabama’s State House Passes Arizona-like Anti-Immigration Law

Late last night the Alabama State House of Representatives in a 73-28 vote passed an anti-immigration law that will allow police officers to hold people suspected of being in the country illegally. continue reading »

Mexican President Felipe Calderon Honors Tenor Placido Domingo

Mexican President Felipe Calderon Honors Tenor Placido Domingo

Mexican President Felipe Calderón and his wife, Margarita Zavala hosted a dinner in honor of tenor Plácido Domingo at at Mexico City hotel after the event: Mexico Celebrates Plácido Domingo, in concert. continue reading »

Lima Peru’s Jorge Chavez International Airport Voted Best Airport in South America for 3rd Year

Lima Peru’s Jorge Chavez International Airport Voted Best Airport in South America for 3rd Year

Skytrax Research has announced the best airports in South America for 2011 at their annual World Airport Awards ceremony in Copenhagen and for the third year in a row Lima, Peru’s airport has won. continue reading »

Telenovelas Key to Spanish-language Networks’ Gain in the Primetime Race

Telenovelas Key to Spanish-language Networks’ Gain in the Primetime Race

In February and March, Univision was the fourth-rated broadcast network in primetime, topping even NBC. Now, Telemundo is racing to catch up with its Spanish-language rival, and in the process utilizing the proven (yet still risky) formula of putting out must-see telenovelas. continue reading »

CDC: Contraceptive Use is Lowest & Teen Childbirth Highest Amongst Latinos & Blacks

CDC: Contraceptive Use is Lowest & Teen Childbirth Highest Amongst Latinos & Blacks

Teen birth rates have decreased by 37 percent in the last two decades, though U.S. rates are up to nine times higher than in other developed countries, according to the latest CDC Vital Signs report. About 46 percent of teens have had sexual intercourse. About 14 percent of sexually active teen girls and 10 percent of teen boys report that they do not use any type of birth control, the report says. continue reading »

Oldest Tomb of Ancient Maya Ruler Found in Guatemala

Oldest Tomb of Ancient Maya Ruler Found in Guatemala

The tomb site was marked with a symbol of royalty among the ancient Maya: The Jester God it read. continue reading »

Two U.S. Citizens Killed at Border Stop While Waiting to Re-Enter U.S.

Two U.S. Citizens Killed at Border Stop While Waiting to Re-Enter U.S.

Two young U.S. citizens were shot and killed while waiting to re-enter the U.S. at the border crossing at the San Ysidro Port of Entry near San Diego yesterday morning. continue reading »

Spaniards Looking for Work Abroad Running into Language Barrier

Spaniards Looking for Work Abroad Running into Language Barrier

As Spaniards face high unemployment in their native country, many are looking abroad for work, but coming face-to-face with the issue of poor foreign-language skills. continue reading »

U.S. Senate Confirms 1st Latino for Court of Appeals in the Federal Circuit

U.S. Senate Confirms 1st Latino for Court of Appeals in the Federal Circuit

By a vote of 86-0, yesterday afternoon the Senate confirmed President Obama's nomination of Jimmie V. Reyna to serve as a Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). Mr. Reyna will be the first Latino to serve on the CAFC. continue reading »

BBC2’s Show “Top Gear” Cleared After Calling Mexicans “Lazy, Feckless, Flatulent, Overweight”

BBC2’s Show “Top Gear” Cleared After Calling Mexicans “Lazy, Feckless, Flatulent, Overweight”

Despite having referred to Mexicans as “lazy, feckless, flatulent [and] overweight,” the BBC2 program Top Gear has been cleared by media regulator Ofcom. Though Ofcom did say the comments had the potential to be “very offensive,” continue reading »

Walk a Mile in Their Shoe:  Inside Colombia’s Mine Awareness Day

Walk a Mile in Their Shoe:  Inside Colombia’s Mine Awareness Day

HS-News brings you an inside look at Colombia’s Mine Awareness Day, from the perspectives of the creators of a series of truly inspiring campaigns, as well as Daniel Ávila, director of Colombia’s Presidential Program for Integral Action against Anti-Personal Land Mines. continue reading »

Watch Marc Anthony’s New Video “A Quien Quiero Mentirle” (VIDEO)

Watch Marc Anthony’s New Video “A Quien Quiero Mentirle” (VIDEO)

Watch Marc Anthony's first single, "A Quien Quiero Mentirle" (Who Do I Want to Lie To) from his latest album "Iconos". continue reading »

Expert says, “Catholicism is Destined to be Abandoned” in Mexico

Expert says, “Catholicism is Destined to be Abandoned” in Mexico

Roberto Blancarte, a sociologist and historian, and one of the nation’s top specialists on religious on topics of religion, has said that each day of the last decade, more than 1,000 Mexicans left the Catholic Church. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: US Ambassador in Ecuador Dismissed and Declared Persona Non-Grata for WikiLeak Cables

BREAKING NEWS: US Ambassador in Ecuador Dismissed and Declared Persona Non-Grata for WikiLeak Cables

Leaked comments of US Ambassador Heather Hodges regarding alleged police corruption in the South American Nation provoked the anger of the Ecuadorian government, which demanded the envoy to leave the country immediately. continue reading »

59% of U.S. TB Cases Occur in Foreign-Born, Mainly from Mexico & Philippines

59% of U.S. TB Cases Occur in Foreign-Born, Mainly from Mexico & Philippines

In the United States, the number of TB cases reported in foreign-born persons has remained virtually level, with approximately 7,000 to 8,000 cases reported each year from 1993 to 2008. continue reading »