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Violent Border Gang Indicted, Charged in 2010 Consulate Murders

Violent Border Gang Indicted, Charged in 2010 Consulate Murders

Thirty-five members and associates of the Barrio Azteca (BA) gang have been charged in a third superseding indictment unsealed today with various counts of racketeering, murder, drug offenses, money laundering and obstruction of justice, announced Attorney General Eric Holder. continue reading »

Flamenco or Mariachi? William Shatner Plays Maracas in Historically Unaware New Priceline Ad (VIDEO)

Flamenco or Mariachi? William Shatner Plays Maracas in Historically Unaware New Priceline Ad (VIDEO)

"Master of Disguise" Shatner shows his identity concealing skills in the new Priceline ad, where apparently writers forgot Spanish conquistadors invaded and ravaged Mexico back in the day, and mashed up a costume half mariachi, half flamenco. continue reading »

Latinos Represent Significant Number of California Youth

Latinos Represent Significant Number of California Youth

More than half (51%) of Californians under 18 are Latino, according to a National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund analysis of newly released Census 2010 data. continue reading »

60 National Partners Release Roadmap to Improve Latino College Completion Rates

60 National Partners Release Roadmap to Improve Latino College Completion Rates

Rep. Charles Gonzalez, Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, former Secretary of Education Richard Riley, and Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, chairman of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, continue reading »

Opening Friday: Red Riding Hood Featuring Shiloh Fernandez

Opening Friday: Red Riding Hood Featuring Shiloh Fernandez

A new vision in the classic fairytale, this time around from the Director of Twilight and featuring Shiloh Fernández, seen in Dead Girl and several episodes of Gossip Girl. continue reading »

Republican Lawmakers in Texas Attempt to Repeal State’s DREAM Act

Just months after the federal DREAM Act failed to pass in the U.S. Senate, Republicans in Texas are looking to repeal the state’s version, stating the economic impact of the DREAM Act is costing the state millions of dollars. continue reading »

Mexico’s Largest Phone Company Telmex Splits in Two

Mexico’s Largest Phone Company Telmex Splits in Two

Mexico’s largest phone company, Telefonos de Mexico SAB (Telmex) has announced its plans to split into two different companies. continue reading »

LA-area Furniture company Executive Gets Prison Time for Hiring Illegal Workers

LA-area Furniture company Executive Gets Prison Time for Hiring Illegal Workers

The president of a Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., furniture manufacturing business was sentenced Monday to 10 months in federal prison on two criminal counts continue reading »

U.S. Extraditions from Mexico Increasing

U.S. Extraditions from Mexico Increasing

As Mexico’s drug war spills into the United States, authorities are having more violent encounters with criminals. As a result, the number of extradition requests being sent to Mexico are increasing, but so too are the number granted, says a new report. continue reading »

Illinois Governor Quinn Abolishes Death Penalty, Commutes 15 Sentences

Illinois Governor Quinn Abolishes Death Penalty, Commutes 15 Sentences

Democratic Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois today signed Senate Bill 3539, which effectively abolishes the death penalty in the state effective July 1st. continue reading »

International Woman’s Day Celebrations and Manifestations Across Latin America (VIDEO)

International Woman’s Day Celebrations and Manifestations Across Latin America (VIDEO)

March 8 is the international day of the “working woman.” Several cities across Latin America saw their women celebrate, as well as marched, to raise awareness about violence against women, and women’s issues. continue reading »

Military Diversity Group’s Report: Too Many White Men in Highest Ranks

Military Diversity Group’s Report: Too Many White Men in Highest Ranks

Monday, the Military Leadership Diversity Commission (MLDC) released a report stating that there are too many white men in the highest ranking positions of the military. continue reading »

Cesar Chavez’ “Forty Acres” Site Dedicated as National Historic Landmark

Cesar Chavez’ “Forty Acres” Site Dedicated as National Historic Landmark

On February 21st, Ken Salazar - Secretary of the Interior - traveled to Delano, California to honor the life and legacy of César Chávez and to designate the “Forty Acres” site as a National Historic Landmark. continue reading »

Groups Look to Increase Alzheimer’s Awareness Among Hispanics

As elderly Hispanics are poised to become the fastest growing of all U.S. racial and ethnic groups over the next few years, Alzheimer’s groups are pushing to raise awareness of the disease to Hispanics. continue reading »

Charlie Sheen Embraces His Latino Blood, Wields Machete Like a Conquistador

Charlie Sheen Embraces His Latino Blood, Wields Machete Like a Conquistador

For decades Latin leaders and Latin laborers have enjoyed the use of the machete, and now none other than Charlie Sheen, also known as Carlos Irwin Estévez is brandishing the weapon of choice of his winning pueblo. continue reading »