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Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift & Other Celebrities Focus on Clean Drinking Water for Children Worldwide

Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift & Other Celebrities Focus on Clean Drinking Water for Children Worldwide

Celebrities from the worlds of music, film, television and sport have joined with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to engage consumers in a conversation about the lack of access to safe, clean water for nearly 900 million continue reading »

Catholic Church & Human Right Groups in Mexico Propose “Humanitarian Visas” for Central American

Catholic Church & Human Right Groups in Mexico Propose “Humanitarian Visas” for Central American

The Diocese of Saltillo, the Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez Centre for Human Rights, the Rafto Foundation (Norway) and the Pastoral Care Commission for Human Mobility of the Mexican Episcopal Conference, continue reading »

Hispanic Standout:  Chicago’s Marty Castro Appointed Chair of  U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Hispanic Standout:  Chicago’s Marty Castro Appointed Chair of U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

On the heels of President Barack Obama appointing Chicago attorney and prominent Hispanic business man, Marty Castro to the Commission on Civil Rights, he was appointed the chair person of the Commission via an affirmation vote at the Commission's first meeting. continue reading »

Texas State Representative Files Bill to Create Guest-Worker Program in State

Texas State Representative Files Bill to Create Guest-Worker Program in State

Texas Republican State Representative Aaron Peña is hoping Texas can learn something from Utah and their dual approach to the immigration issue. continue reading »

Tsunami Damage Being Assessed in Latin America, Minor Thus Far

Tsunami Damage Being Assessed in Latin America, Minor Thus Far

The 9.0 magnitude earth quake in Japan unleashed a tsunami that resulted in enormous devastation in Japan and resulted in numerous tsunami warnings in Latin America. continue reading »

Is it Praise, Parody Or Just Freaky:  Gay Latinos do Dance to Lady GaGa’s Born This Way (VIDEO)

The alternative Spanish-language website Frekuenzia.com has launched a dance parody of Lady GaGa’s Born This way. They have changed the word praising the gay way of life – the visual are well Freaky. continue reading »

Mexican Media Reporting Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney to Perform in Ciudad Juarez

Mexican Media Reporting Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney to Perform in Ciudad Juarez

Several Mexican media sources are reporting that the former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney is due to perform in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico located in the northern state of Chihuahua. continue reading »

U.S. Professor of Archaeology Kidnapped in Mexican Border City of Juarez

U.S. Professor of Archaeology Kidnapped in Mexican Border City of Juarez

Mexican authorities from the northern state of Chihuahua have announced that Veronica Perez Rodriguez, a professor of archaeology at Northern Arizona University, has been kidnapped there while visiting relatives. continue reading »

Sports Tourism Continues to Pay Off for Puerto Rico’s Economy

Sports Tourism Continues to Pay Off for Puerto Rico’s Economy

The government of Puerto Rico is starting to see its investment in sports tourism pay off with over 50 sport events scheduled between 2010-2011, netting the island’s economy roughly $28 million. continue reading »

U.S. Contractor Alan Gross Found Guilty in Cuba

U.S. Contractor Alan Gross Found Guilty in Cuba

The pleas of the U.S. government and Alan Gross fell on deaf ears in Cuba. After a two-day trial, a Cuban court found the 61-year old contractor guilty of crimes against the island nation and sentenced him to 15-years in prison. continue reading »

Laugh Out Loud This and Every Sunday With HS-NEWS SUNDAY COMICS

Laugh Out Loud This and Every Sunday With HS-NEWS SUNDAY COMICS

Your source for Hispanically Speaking Cartoons continue reading »

ICE Investigation Leads to Methamphetamine Seizure at Border

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized nearly 13 pounds of methamphetamine this week near Amado, Ariz. continue reading »

Si TV’s ‘PASTPORT’ Connects Latino Celebrities With Their Family’s Past Premieres 3/20 -Paula Garces

Si TV’s ‘PASTPORT’ Connects Latino Celebrities With Their Family’s Past Premieres 3/20 -Paula Garces

This year's maiden voyage of PASTPORT casts off on Sunday, March 20 at 9PM ET/PT with PASTPORT: Colombia A Daughter's Journey Home featuring actress PAULA GARCES (Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle, The Shield, The Sopranos), who travels to COLOMBIA to connect with the father she never really knew. Traveling closely by her side is Paula's 18-year-old daughter, who can't wait to meet her family whom she's only known through bedtime stories. continue reading »

DREAMer Pedro Gutierrez Is Granted One Year Stay of Deportation

DREAMer Pedro Gutierrez Is Granted One Year Stay of Deportation

News about one of the lucky 900 this week: Pedro Gutierrez, a 22-year old Arizonan, has been granted a one-year stay of deportation, thanks to the work of DREAM activists and DREAM Act supporters all over the nation. continue reading »

Tsunami Cleanup to Cost Millions along US West Coast (VIDEO)

Tsunami Cleanup to Cost Millions along US West Coast (VIDEO)

In the aftermath of Japan’s tragic earthquake, tsunamis also hit the west coast of the US on Friday. Minimal damage was reported. NBC’s Miguel Almaguer reports. continue reading »