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50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps

50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps

Fifty years ago a pilot program called the Peace Corps started with President Kennedy’s signature, led by Sargent Shriver and fueled by the compassion and generosity of the American people. continue reading »

Carlos is Crazy! Love Him or Hate Him, Sheen’s Shit Is Hilarious, and A New Website Thinks So Too

Carlos is Crazy! Love Him or Hate Him, Sheen’s Shit Is Hilarious, and A New Website Thinks So Too

Born Carlos Irwin Estévez, Charlie Sheen has been all over the place recently, in terms of the media, and emotionally. Last month, after reported heavy partying, Sheen was hospitalized for the second time in as many years. continue reading »

Justin Bieber Spotted with Girlfriend Selena Gomez at their Hotel after Oscar Parties (VIDEO)

Justin Bieber Spotted with Girlfriend Selena Gomez at their Hotel after Oscar Parties (VIDEO)

Finally, somebody caught on tape a kiss between the two alleged lovebirds, much to the dismay of his army of teenage Bieberettes. continue reading »

New Bilingual Groupon-like Site to Launch this Week for Latinos

New Bilingual Groupon-like Site to Launch this Week for Latinos

Launching this week in U.S. cities with large Latino populations is a new Groupon-like website for Latinos with bilingual group discounts. PapáPosible.com will launch in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York later this week continue reading »

Christina Aguilera Charged with ‘Public Intoxication’, Just Released from Custody

Christina Aguilera Charged with ‘Public Intoxication’, Just Released from Custody

At 2:45 a.m. songbird Christina Aguilera was arrested along with her boyfriend, of the moment, Matthew Rutler in West Hollywood. Rutler was behind the wheel therefore charged with driving under the influence. continue reading »

Watch Facebook Live’s Interview with JUANES - A Latino First (VIDEO)

Watch Facebook Live’s Interview with JUANES - A Latino First (VIDEO)

Juanes, who just released his new single "REGALITO" became the first latino to be interviewed by Facebook Live! continue reading »

U.S.-Latin America: Record Trade Levels at $636.26 Billion

U.S.-Latin America: Record Trade Levels at $636.26 Billion

The U.S. sold more of its products to Latin American countries than ever before, except for Cuba, while buying more products from the region than ever before except from Argentina and Uruguay. continue reading »

Owl Kicked by Colombian Soccer Player Dies

Owl Kicked by Colombian Soccer Player Dies

A defense player for the Pereira team kicked the animal off the field over the weekend, an aggression from which the bird never recovered. continue reading »

STUDY:  Immigrants are Not the Cause of High Unemployment and Low Wages Among Minority Workers

STUDY:  Immigrants are Not the Cause of High Unemployment and Low Wages Among Minority Workers

Despite plenty of evidence to the contrary, some are still trying to make the claim that deporting millions of unauthorized immigrants would free up jobs for unemployed American workers, and minority workers specifically. continue reading »

Immigration Debate in Illinois Heats Up- Whose Job Is It?

Immigration Debate in Illinois Heats Up- Whose Job Is It?

The questions of whose responsibility to legislate and enforce immigration issues are being vigorously debated in the Illinois General Assembly. continue reading »

U.S. Ranks in Top 10 for Immigration Integration Policies and Practices

U.S. Ranks in Top 10 for Immigration Integration Policies and Practices

In cooperation with the Immigration Policy Center, the British Council and the Migration Policy Group release a new study today which reviews and ranks U.S. immigrant integration policies against other countries. continue reading »

Alleged Terrorist Supporter Extradited from Paraguay

Following a joint investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the FBI, Moussa Ali Hamdan, a former resident of Brooklyn, N.Y., has been charged with conspiring to provide material support to Hizballah. The 38-year-old is a dual citizen of the United States and Lebanon. continue reading »

DOL Announces Grants to Improve Employment of Young Adult Offenders in High-Crime Neighborhoods

DOL Announces Grants to Improve Employment of Young Adult Offenders in High-Crime Neighborhoods

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced the availability of approximately $17 million in funds for two grants to support the employment prospects of young offenders, ages 16 to 24, in high-poverty, high-crime communities. continue reading »

National Hispanic Media Coalition Files FCC Complaint for Obscene Spanish-Language Program

National Hispanic Media Coalition Files FCC Complaint for Obscene Spanish-Language Program

The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) and the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) today filed a joint complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) against Liberman Broadcasting, Inc. and KRCA, a broadcast television station serving the Los Angeles area. continue reading »

One of Puerto Rico’s Most Wanted Jailed in Cleveland

One of Puerto Rico’s Most Wanted Jailed in Cleveland

Wanted fugitive Roberto Rivera-Amezquita, age 27, was arrested early this morning at approximately 7:15 am on Cleveland’s west side. Rivera-Amezquita had been on the run and eluding law enforcement since December 2007. continue reading »