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Violent Struggle Over Illegal Mining in Colombia Forces Hundreds to Flee

Violent Struggle Over Illegal Mining in Colombia Forces Hundreds to Flee

At least 800 ethnic Afro-Colombians have had to flee their homes in western Colombia since the start of the month because of a struggle between armed groups continue reading »

Why Mexicans Have a Special Place in Their Hearts for St. Patrick’s Day (VIDEO)

Why Mexicans Have a Special Place in Their Hearts for St. Patrick’s Day (VIDEO)

St. Patrick’s day might be the day of the Irish, but it holds a special significance to Mexican people too, due to the brave actions of heroes known as San Patricios. continue reading »

President Obama’s Trip to Latin America “Still On”

President Obama’s Trip to Latin America “Still On”

Despite earlier speculation that, due to the current unrest in the Middle East and the fear of nuclear disaster in Japan, President Obama might not travel to Latin American, White House spokesman Jay Carney said, “The trip is still on. The president will be going…” continue reading »

BE WARNED: Serial Scammer Targeted L.A. Latino Community

BE WARNED: Serial Scammer Targeted L.A. Latino Community

Last month, a California con man was sentenced to 22 years in prison for running a Ponzi scheme that raked in at least $30 million from more than 500 victims and for launching a mortgage fraud operation that targeted distressed homeowners. continue reading »

Argentine Woman Says She Has Been Dating Shakira’s Ex for the last 6 Years (VIDEO)

Argentine Woman Says She Has Been Dating Shakira’s Ex for the last 6 Years (VIDEO)

Mariana Gallo, a 27 year old Argentine woman claims Antonio de la Rúa is a cheater and claim they had a 6 year relationship, even when he was seeing Shakira. continue reading »

Crime is Costly in Mexico at Nearly $85.38 Billion a Year

Crime is Costly in Mexico at Nearly $85.38 Billion a Year

A study just released by the Citizens Crime Research Institute (Icesi) revealed that crime costs accounted for 8.9 percent of Mexico’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2009. That’s nearly $85.38 billion or 1.01 trillion pesos. continue reading »

Atlanta Braves Coach Luis Salazar Loses Eye After Line Drive Hits Him

Atlanta Braves Coach Luis Salazar Loses Eye After Line Drive Hits Him

In his first year with the Atlanta Braves organization Coach Luis Salazar has suffered an enormous loss after a line drive hits him in the face during spring training. continue reading »

Miami-Dade, Angry About Property Tax Hike, Vote out Mayor Carlos Alvarez

Miami-Dade, Angry About Property Tax Hike, Vote out Mayor Carlos Alvarez

In a special vote on Tuesday, Carlos Alvarez was removed as mayor of Miami-Dade county in Florida. The vote was triggered by an overwhelming majority of voters angry about a hike in property taxes. continue reading »

Latinos Struggle in Los Angeles to Preserve Culturally Significant Hub of the City

Latinos Struggle in Los Angeles to Preserve Culturally Significant Hub of the City

Dozens of merchants along El Pueblo's shopping street, who sell tacos and souvenirs, are afraid that city rent hikes could sever their historical attachment to the site continue reading »

Minority Organizations Say Debit-Card Fees Cap May Negatively Affect Latinos in the Long Run

Minority Organizations Say Debit-Card Fees Cap May Negatively Affect Latinos in the Long Run

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) are expressing concern continue reading »

Cartoon Art Museum to Present First Ever Latino Comics Expo

Cartoon Art Museum to Present First Ever Latino Comics Expo

Cinco de Mayo always brings many tasty treats and ethnic delights to the San Francisco Bay Area. In celebration of the season, the Cartoon Art Museum presents the First Annual Latino Comics Expo on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8, 2011. continue reading »

UN Secretary General Voices Concern About Guatemala’s Human Rights Violations and Rising Crime

UN Secretary General Voices Concern About Guatemala’s Human Rights Violations and Rising Crime

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed appreciation of Guatemala’s contribution to United Nations peacekeeping operations, but also voiced alarm at the worsening rate of crime, insecurity and human rights violations in the Central American country. continue reading »

Obama Urged to Halt Deportations until Promised Immigration Reform is Approved

Obama Urged to Halt Deportations until Promised Immigration Reform is Approved

34 Leaders of 24-immigrant advocacy US organizations leaders have asked President Obama to issue an executive order halting all deportations until immigration reform is approved. continue reading »

Spanish Church Starts Excommunication for Priest Who Paid for Abortions and Has Girlfriend

Spanish Church Starts Excommunication for Priest Who Paid for Abortions and Has Girlfriend

The Spanish Catholic Church in Barcelona has started the excommunication process for a priest that has admitted to paying for parishioners abortions and condones same-sex unions. continue reading »

Univision Radio Raises More than $4.7 Million to Support St. Jude Hospital and Children with Cancer

Univision Radio Raises More than $4.7 Million to Support St. Jude Hospital and Children with Cancer

In a nationwide effort to help fight childhood cancer and other deadly diseases, Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group in the United States, continue reading »