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UN Praises Tolerance in Paraguay, Noting Much Inequality Remains

UN Praises Tolerance in Paraguay, Noting Much Inequality Remains

The United Nations independent expert on religious freedom commended Paraguay for the openness and tolerance of both the Government and society, but pointed out there is “much room” for improvement in tackling the issue of inequality. continue reading »

California Farmworkers Get One Step Closer to Easier Unionization

California Farmworkers Get One Step Closer to Easier Unionization

In direct opposition of Republicans and the business community, California lawmakers are on their way to passing a bill that would make it easier for farmworkers to unionize. continue reading »

Shakira’s Barefoot Foundation to Help Rebuild Historic Public School

Shakira’s Barefoot Foundation to Help Rebuild Historic Public School

The Inter-American Development Bank and Colombian singer Shakira’s Barefoot Foundation announced they will support the Haitian government’s efforts to rebuild a historical public school in the capital’s downtown area. continue reading »

Justice Dept. Opens Investigation into Seattle Police for Discriminatory Practices & Excessive Force

Justice Dept. Opens Investigation into Seattle Police for Discriminatory Practices & Excessive Force

The Justice Department announced that it has opened a pattern or practice investigation into allegations of use of excessive force and discriminatory policing by members of the Seattle Police Department (SPD), continue reading »

U.S. - Chile Sign Anti-Trust Pact to Improve Law Enforcement Initiatives Between Countries

U.S. - Chile Sign Anti-Trust Pact to Improve Law Enforcement Initiatives Between Countries

Christine Varney, Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, signed an antitrust cooperation agreement with the Chilean antitrust agency on behalf of the Department of Justice continue reading »

Unemployment Falls to 8.8%, Two-Year Low

The Labor Department announced that the unemployment rate in March fell to 8.8 percent, which is a two-year low. The labor report showed that businesses were adding employees at the fastest two-month pace since the recession began. continue reading »

H-1B Visa Reform: Open the Door to Highly Skilled Foreigners

H-1B Visa Reform: Open the Door to Highly Skilled Foreigners

The top immigration panel in the House of Representatives will examine the H-1B visa program this morning, just a day before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services begins accepting H-1B applications from companies. continue reading »

Government Approves Additional Funding for Puerto Rico for May, 2010 Storm Damage

Government Approves Additional Funding for Puerto Rico for May, 2010 Storm Damage

The U.S. Department of Labor announced a $300,000 National Emergency Grant increment to continue recovery and cleanup efforts in the wake of severe storms and flooding that struck Puerto Rico in May 2010. continue reading »

Debate in Texas as Lawmakers Propose Creating Southbound Checkpoints to Keep Guns out of Mexico

Debate in Texas as Lawmakers Propose Creating Southbound Checkpoints to Keep Guns out of Mexico

A few Texas legislators, troubled by the non-stopping illegal flow of weapons and money to Mexico have claimed to have a tentative solution. continue reading »

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Exonerated in Ecuador

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Exonerated in Ecuador

An Ecuadorian court provisionally dismissed Santos from the investigation concerning the 2008 bombing of a FARC camp inside Ecuador. continue reading »

16 Years Without Selena (VIDEO)

16 Years Without Selena (VIDEO)

Today is the 16th anniversary of the death of Selena, regarded as the "Madonna of México" and loved by millions of fans worldwide. continue reading »

Ricky Martin Kicks Off Tour With New Do (VIDEO)

Ricky Martin Kicks Off Tour With New Do (VIDEO)

Shaved on the sides, and fuzzy top, sort of like a 2011 mohawk, or something. What do you think? continue reading »

New York’s Mexican Immigrants Hit Hardest by Housing Situation

New York’s Mexican Immigrants Hit Hardest by Housing Situation

A recent study from the Community Service Society has determined that Mexican immigrant households are the having been hit hardest by the housing situation in New York. continue reading »

Sen. Graham: Give Legal Status to Undocumented, but Only If Border Secured First

Sen. Graham: Give Legal Status to Undocumented, but Only If Border Secured First

After speaking to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Sen. Lindsey Graham told reporters, Tuesday, that he is willing to give legal status to undocumented immigrants, but only under the condition that the borders be secured first. continue reading »

Spain’s Solar Subsidies Cut During Budget Crisis

Spain’s Solar Subsidies Cut During Budget Crisis

Spain’s three largest utilities Iberdrola, Endesa and Gas Natural weigh in on the renewable versus nonrenewable debate and the tariff program. continue reading »