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UPDATE: Texas Bill That Would Deny MX Consul Officials Entry to State Schools is Heard in Court

UPDATE: Texas Bill That Would Deny MX Consul Officials Entry to State Schools is Heard in Court

Wednesday, a bill to keep officials from the Mexican Consulate off Texas campuses for the purpose of helping students with their matricula consular applications was heard by a House panel. continue reading »

Goya Foods to Donate 1 Million Pounds of Food to Local Food Pantries Nationwide

Goya Foods to Donate 1 Million Pounds of Food to Local Food Pantries Nationwide

On March 16th, Goya Foods, the leading Hispanic-owned company in the United States, in conjunction with United Way, will donate one million pounds continue reading »

Studies Look at Blacks’ and Latinos’ Declining Attendance at Arts Events

Studies Look at Blacks’ and Latinos’ Declining Attendance at Arts Events

A new study out of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has revealed that black and Latino people have been deprived of an education in the arts since 1982, and as a result, the number of young adult Latino and black students who take advantage of art functions has dwindled. continue reading »

National Society of Hispanic MBA’s Theme for Year: “Accelerating Hispanic Business Talent”

National Society of Hispanic MBA’s Theme for Year: “Accelerating Hispanic Business Talent”

Though several months away until the next National Society of Hispanic MBA’s (NSHMBA) Conference & Career Expo, preparation for the 2011 Conference & Career Expo continue reading »

Jennifer Aniston Launches Perfume in Mexico, Selling Her Home, Goes Viral and All in a Week! (VIDEO)

Jennifer Aniston Launches Perfume in Mexico, Selling Her Home, Goes Viral and All in a Week! (VIDEO)

Jennifer Aniston launched her brand new perfume Thursday, at the St. Regis hotel in Mexico City. continue reading »

73 Dominicans Deported from Greece Arrive Home from via Charter at a $630,000 Cost

73 Dominicans Deported from Greece Arrive Home from via Charter at a $630,000 Cost

The Ministry of Foreign Relations of the Dominican Republic (DR) says that 73 Dominicans who were deported from Greece arrived yesterday. continue reading »

USDA Offers Hispanic Female Workers an Over $1 Billion Lawsuit Settlement

USDA Offers Hispanic Female Workers an Over $1 Billion Lawsuit Settlement

The USDA is offering a up a billion dollar settlement in hopes of ending a years-long lawsuit in which hundreds of Hispanic female farmers say they were discriminated against when applying for loans and other assistance between 1981 and 2000. continue reading »

French Fashion House HERMES Launches Collection Featuring Mexican Indigenous Art

French Fashion House HERMES Launches Collection Featuring Mexican Indigenous Art

French Fashion House Hermés has released a collection of scarves and handkerchiefs featuring colorful embroidered designs produced by a community of Mexican Otomi natives. continue reading »

Immigration Officals Seize 11,000 Pounds of Marijuana At Border, $6.6 MIllion Street Value

Immigration Officals Seize 11,000 Pounds of Marijuana At Border, $6.6 MIllion Street Value

U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Office of Field Operations interdicted a large drug smuggling attempt on Monday - seizing more than 11,000 pounds of marijuana in Nogales, Ariz. continue reading »

Rep Barney Frank, “Lazy People Don’t Immigrate”

Rep Barney Frank, “Lazy People Don’t Immigrate”

Rep Barney Frank (D-Mass) received an award from National Council of La Raza at a black tie event ant the National Building Museum this week. continue reading »

Latin America and Caribbean Regions to Invest $500 Million to Prepare for Natural Disasters

Latin America and Caribbean Regions to Invest $500 Million to Prepare for Natural Disasters

Financial disaster preparedness is a growing concern in Latin America and the Caribbean. Last year the region saw devastating earthquakes in Chile and Haiti and an active hurricane season that impacted Central America and Mexico continue reading »

Michelle Phillips to Perform “California Dreamin” at DREAM ACT March This Week

Michelle Phillips to Perform “California Dreamin” at DREAM ACT March This Week

On March 12, 2011, constituents of the National Hispanic Media Coalition and a host of other organizations, as well as other interested community members, will march in Los Angeles to launch continue reading »

Despite Alleged Harassment by Customs Agents, Shoppers Say Duty Free Shopping in Mexico “Worth It”

As the U.S. economy continues to struggle, many are looking for any way to save a few dollars, and despite Mexico’s recent drug-related violence, people are crossing the border to take advantage of duty free shopping. continue reading »

Jedi Knight School Opens In Chile

Jedi Knight School Opens In Chile

Now, even in places far, far away in Chile, parents can instruct their young padawans on the ways of the force! continue reading »

Newspaper Salesman in Valparaiso, Chile has 82 Tattoos of Julia Roberts’ Face

Newspaper Salesman in Valparaiso, Chile has 82 Tattoos of Julia Roberts’ Face

Miljenko Parserisas, is the name of the street newspaper salesman in Valparaíso, Chile who after seeing “Erin Brockovich” in the early nineties, decided to start getting Julia Roberts’ face tattooed all over his body. continue reading »