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Crime is Costly in Mexico at Nearly $85.38 Billion a Year

Crime is Costly in Mexico at Nearly $85.38 Billion a Year

A study just released by the Citizens Crime Research Institute (Icesi) revealed that crime costs accounted for 8.9 percent of Mexico’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2009. That’s nearly $85.38 billion or 1.01 trillion pesos. continue reading »

Atlanta Braves Coach Luis Salazar Loses Eye After Line Drive Hits Him

Atlanta Braves Coach Luis Salazar Loses Eye After Line Drive Hits Him

In his first year with the Atlanta Braves organization Coach Luis Salazar has suffered an enormous loss after a line drive hits him in the face during spring training. continue reading »

Miami-Dade, Angry About Property Tax Hike, Vote out Mayor Carlos Alvarez

Miami-Dade, Angry About Property Tax Hike, Vote out Mayor Carlos Alvarez

In a special vote on Tuesday, Carlos Alvarez was removed as mayor of Miami-Dade county in Florida. The vote was triggered by an overwhelming majority of voters angry about a hike in property taxes. continue reading »

Latinos Struggle in Los Angeles to Preserve Culturally Significant Hub of the City

Latinos Struggle in Los Angeles to Preserve Culturally Significant Hub of the City

Dozens of merchants along El Pueblo's shopping street, who sell tacos and souvenirs, are afraid that city rent hikes could sever their historical attachment to the site continue reading »

Minority Organizations Say Debit-Card Fees Cap May Negatively Affect Latinos in the Long Run

Minority Organizations Say Debit-Card Fees Cap May Negatively Affect Latinos in the Long Run

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) are expressing concern continue reading »

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 »