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Climbing Group Set to Become First Dominicans to Scale Mount Everest

Climbing Group Set to Become First Dominicans to Scale Mount Everest

Federico Jovine, Ivan Gomez and Karim Mella will become the first Dominicans to attempt to scale Mount Everest as part of a project to climb seven of the world's highest mountains since 2004. continue reading »

Young Latina Victoria Justice Lands Lead Role in ‘Fun Size’

Young Latina Victoria Justice Lands Lead Role in ‘Fun Size’

Actress and singer Victoria Justice has beat out here teen movie rivals and landed the leading role in an upcoming Halloween movie. In Fun Size, the half Puerto Rican Justice continue reading »

What Does President Obama’s Townhall on Latino Education Mean for Community?

What Does President Obama’s Townhall on Latino Education Mean for Community?

Tonight, the President will join Jorge Ramos and Univision for a townhall, “Noticias Univision Presenta: Es El Momento –El Presidente, Los Hispanos continue reading »

Dallas’ “D Magazine”: Be a True “Dallasite,” Hire a Day Laborer

Dallas’ “D Magazine”: Be a True “Dallasite,” Hire a Day Laborer

Seemingly trying to be light-hearted, yet informative, D Magazine released a list of “Things Every Dallasite Must Do” to call themselves a Dallas local. One thing on the list however, stood out. Hire a day-laborer. continue reading »

Now in Stores all Over Mexico: Quench Your Thirst With “Pecsi” (VIDEO)

Now in Stores all Over Mexico: Quench Your Thirst With “Pecsi” (VIDEO)

Soft drink giant Pepsico has launched a new campaign aimed at promoting their signature product—Pepsi, in a new, fashionable way in Mexico. continue reading »

The Ol’ Twin Switcharoo. Jose Canseco Sends Twin Brother Ozzie to Boxing Match

The Ol’ Twin Switcharoo. Jose Canseco Sends Twin Brother Ozzie to Boxing Match

Adding to his list of less-than-normal activities, Jose Canseco reportedly didn’t feel like participating in a Celebrity Boxing match. However, rather than completely bailing on the event, he stole an idea from bad television. He sent his twin brother in his place. continue reading »

Latin America See Japan Crisis as Economic Opportunity Not Setback to Economic Recovery

Latin America See Japan Crisis as Economic Opportunity Not Setback to Economic Recovery

As several finance ministers in the Latin American region gathered for annual meetings they noted the Japanese earthquake as an opportunity to continue their economic growth via a higher demand for raw materials. Noting the human tragedy they still felt Japan would recovery quick through an aggressive rebuild plan. continue reading »

In Honor of This Week’s National Paella Day:  Infographic on How to Make Your Own

Celebrate National Paella Day with us and learn how to make your own Spanish favorite. continue reading »

Anchorage Man Sentenced for Stealing Identity and Citizenship of Deceased Nephew

Anchorage Man Sentenced for Stealing Identity and Citizenship of Deceased Nephew

A local resident, who stole the identity of his deceased nephew pleaded guilty and was sentenced this week for falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen and filing a false Social Security application. continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s Census Population Totals Down in Most Key Cities

Puerto Rico’s Census Population Totals Down in Most Key Cities

The U.S. Census Bureau today released more detailed 2010 Census population totals and demographic characteristics to the governor and leadership of the legislature in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. These data provide the first look at population counts for small areas and race, Hispanic origin, voting age and housing unit data released from the 2010 Census. continue reading »

Global Online Travel Leader Shows Rising Demand for Travel into Mexico

Global Online Travel Leader Shows Rising Demand for Travel into Mexico

Expedia, Inc., the world's largest online travel company, released booking data from its global websites showing rising demand for travel into Mexico. Travel bookings to Mexico made on the more than 90 Expedia continue reading »

Celebrate National Spanish PAELLA DAY With Us

Celebrate National Paella Day with us and learn how to make your own Spanish favorite. continue reading »

Annual Financing in Latin America’s Private Sector Expected to Exceed $3 Billion by 2015

The Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB) expects to more than double its annual financing to companies in Latin America and the Caribbean over the next four years, a move that will help the Group fulfill its mission to promote development though the private sector in the region. continue reading »

Rebecca Black’s Friday Reggaeton Remix (VIDEO)

Rebecca Black’s Friday Reggaeton Remix (VIDEO)

You knew it was only a matter of time before somebody set the screech tone’s of Rebecca Black’s Friday to a reggaeton beat. We aren’t sure if someone just wanted to Hispanicize the Youtube hit (57.4 million hits and counting) or they just wanted to make it sound better. continue reading »

Antonio Banderas Sizzling in Trailer for His New Movie ‘The Big Bang’ (VIDEO)

Antonio Banderas Sizzling in Trailer for His New Movie ‘The Big Bang’ (VIDEO)

Spanish actor, Antonio Banderas, also known as husband of Melanie Griffith is ready to take his rightful place as lead actor in the soon-to-be released movie ‘The Big Bang’. continue reading »