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Hispanic Health Groups Applaud FDA Action on Supplements

Hispanic Health Groups Applaud FDA Action on Supplements

"We all need to know that what we take is safe. Today the FDA called the dietary supplements industry to task for deceptive practices that have hidden from consumers the presence of potentially harmful ingredients in some supplements," said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation's leading Hispanic health advocacy group. Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of Food and Drugs, issued a letter today to dietary supplement man continue reading »

The New GM Volt Electric Car Has Shipped

The New GM Volt Electric Car Has Shipped

With the auto industry increasing marketing efforts geared towards growing Latino segment will there be interest in the new Electric Volt? continue reading »

Diego Forlán and Iker Casillas Receive Their World Cup Awards (VIDEO)

Diego Forlán and Iker Casillas Receive Their World Cup Awards (VIDEO)

Diego Forlán, was chosen the best player of the World Cup, and Iker Casillas, best goalie receiving along with the German Thomas Müller (more goals scored) their respective golden trophies from the hands of soccer legend Franz Beckenbauer. continue reading »

Spain Donates $20 Million to Help Haiti Combat Cholera

The Inter-American Development and the government of Spain will provide $20 million in emergency grants to help Haiti fight cholera, which has claimed more than 2,300 lives since late October. continue reading »

The US Version of “La llorona” Future House Speaker John Boehner via Jimmy Fallon

The US Version of “La llorona” Future House Speaker John Boehner via Jimmy Fallon

Future House Speaker John Boehner is quickly becoming as legendary as Mexico La LLoronz sung by Chavela Vargas continue reading »

CENSUS:  22% of Hispanics Living Below Poverty Line

The American Community Survey, a five year annual study from the U.S. Census, shows that 9.8 million or 22 percent of Latinos are living below the poverty level. continue reading »

As the DREAM Act Lingers in Congress, Scholarships for Immigrant Youth Bring Hope

As the DREAM Act Lingers in Congress, Scholarships for Immigrant Youth Bring Hope

While DREAM Act supporters are worried about the bill’s passing after its delayed Senate vote, others are bringing hope and help to immigrant youth. continue reading »

NARCO BLOGGER: Three People Executed in Ciudad Juárez, More Than 3,100 in 2010

NARCO BLOGGER: Three People Executed in Ciudad Juárez, More Than 3,100 in 2010

Three people were killed Tuesday in a neighborhood in southeast Ciudad Juárez; federal police are conducting investigations. continue reading »

No Latinos Among Time Magazine’s ‘People Who Mattered’

No Latinos Among Time Magazine’s ‘People Who Mattered’

Time Magazine has published this year's 'People Who Mattered' list and apparently no Latinos mattered this year. continue reading »

New Initiatives Available to Increase Leading for Hispanic-Owned Businesses

With small business owners and entrepreneurs in traditionally underserved communities continuing to face challenges accessing capital, the U.S. Small Business Administration continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: Secretary Napolitano Reacts to Border Agent’s Death

BREAKING NEWS: Secretary Napolitano Reacts to Border Agent’s Death

Secretary Napolitano, before her trip to Arizona on Friday, has released the following statement regarding the shooting death of Border Patrol agent Brian A. Terry: continue reading »

World Largest Airlines No Longer in U.S. or Europe – Now in Latin America and Asia

World Largest Airlines No Longer in U.S. or Europe – Now in Latin America and Asia

The world’s largest airlines now call Latin America and Asia home, which reflects the diminished role of U.S. airlines and the emerging power of high-growth countries. continue reading »

Argentina’s ‘Dancing for a Dream’ Plays out like a Bristol Palin Dance Saga

Argentina’s ‘Dancing for a Dream’ Plays out like a Bristol Palin Dance Saga

Model Vanina Escudero showed to a live audience a move that we would have liked to see Bristol Palin try on Dancing With The Stars. continue reading »

“Don’t Tase Me, Bro!” Tasings by Chicago Police Increased in 2010

“Don’t Tase Me, Bro!” Tasings by Chicago Police Increased in 2010

In 2009, the Chicago Police Department used their Tasers on people 197 times. In 2010 however, that number more than tripled to 683 according to the Independent Police Review Authority. continue reading »

Revenue and Number of Minority-Owned Business Firms on the Rise

Revenue and Number of Minority-Owned Business Firms on the Rise

While the government just released figures that the private-sector only created 159,000 jobs in October the real growth under those numbers is coming from minority owned firms. continue reading »