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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 »

Sexual Assault and Armed Robbery of Tourists at Popular Nature Reserve in Paracas, Peru

Sexual Assault and Armed Robbery of Tourists at Popular Nature Reserve in Paracas, Peru

Four foreign female tourists were robbed and sexually assaulted at the popular national reserve of Paracas located at the southern coast of Peru. Peruvian officials are reporting the four female’s ranging continue reading »

More than 99% of TARP Funds Paid Back by U.S. Financial Institutions

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that today six financial institutions have repurchased Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) Capital Purchase Program (CPP) investments, delivering a total of $475 million in proceeds for taxpayers. continue reading »

Vme Partners with White House on Educational Initiatives for Hispanics

Vme Partners with White House on Educational Initiatives for Hispanics

With Hispanics comprising more than twenty percent of the public school population, the White House is focusing on Hispanics, declaring that, "to meet national goals for improving academic achievement, continue reading »

Hispanic Standout: Samantha Marquez: Researcher, Scientist, Entrepreneur, and High School Freshman

Hispanic Standout: Samantha Marquez: Researcher, Scientist, Entrepreneur, and High School Freshman

Like most high school freshmen in America, Samantha Marquez wakes up early and heads off to school for the day. She has to travel a little further than most since her school is a bit far from her Virginia home, but what makes her a Hispanic Standout is what she does outside of school. continue reading »

Utah Gov. Herbert Signs “Solution” to Immigration Issue, Still Angers Tea Party

Utah Gov. Herbert Signs “Solution” to Immigration Issue, Still Angers Tea Party

On Tuesday, Gov. Gary Herbert signed four immigration reform bills officially starting Utah’s attempt to “force the federal government to engage” in a debate that they have so-far ignored. continue reading »

Johnny Depp Says No Pancho Villa Role, Now It’s Up to Gael or Benicio

Johnny Depp Says No Pancho Villa Role, Now It’s Up to Gael or Benicio

Gael García Bernal and Benicio del Toro are set to meet director Emir Kusturika in Cuba, to discuss who will become Pancho Villa on the film production. continue reading »

High Percentage of Hispanic and African-American Youth Using Menthol Cigarettes

High Percentage of Hispanic and African-American Youth Using Menthol Cigarettes

While menthol cigarettes account for approximately a third of all U.S. cigarette sales most of those sales are to teen minorities, according to a new report. continue reading »

Associated Press Looks to Increase its Spanish-language Coverage, Names New Reporters, Translators

The Associated Press has announced that they have expanded their Spanish-speaking staff, and named a new correspondent in Haiti and has moved an Latin America news desk member to the AP bureau in Havana, Cuba. continue reading »

Mexican  Auto Industry Set to Lose $250 Million – Unable to Export to Japan’s Shuttered Plants

Mexican Auto Industry Set to Lose $250 Million – Unable to Export to Japan’s Shuttered Plants

The Mexican auto industry is feeling the effect of the Japan tsunami and is anticipating losing approximately $250 million from exports to Japan. continue reading »

Sendng Money to Latin American from Texas Could Get a Lot More Expensivie

Those sending money to Latin America from Texas may soon have to pay an eight percent fee if a bill from Republican state Rep Leo Berman is approved. continue reading »