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Key Government Website GSA Launches Mobile Version in Spanish

The U.S. General Services Administration launched today a mobile version of GobiernoUSA.gov, the official portal of the U.S. government in Spanish with access to a bounty of government websites, continue reading »

STUDY:  Minorities and Women Make Best Hedge Fund Managers

STUDY:  Minorities and Women Make Best Hedge Fund Managers

Want an annualized return of 7.5% over three years or 9.1% over the last five then make sure your hedge fund is run by a woman or minority. continue reading »

Two Pennsylvania Men Convicted of Hispanic Hate Killing Sentenced to Nine Yrs in Prison & $550 Fine

Two Pennsylvania Men Convicted of Hispanic Hate Killing Sentenced to Nine Yrs in Prison & $550 Fine

Brandon Piekarsky, 19, and Derrick Donchak, 21, both of Shenandoah, Pa., were sentenced today to nine years in prison for the fatal beating of Luis Ramirez, the Justice Department announced. continue reading »

Rep. David Rivera’s Relationship with Politcal Consultant Raising Campaign Finance Questions

While state and local officials look into the personal finances of freshman Rep. David Rivera (R-FL) as well as his campaign accounts, they have also begun looking at his relationship with political consultant Esther Nuhfer, who has received $817,000 in fees from Rivera’s campaigns and affiliated political committees since 2006. continue reading »

Four Day Immigration Sweep Nets 58 Undocumented Aliens in Mississippi

During a four-day targeted enforcement operation in and around Jackson that ended Monday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested 58 individuals, including convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and known gang members and affiliates. continue reading »

Few Minority Students Studying Abroad, Educators Want to Change This

Educators are pushing for more students of color to study abroad, and are helping students work out the finances to take part in what many call a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” continue reading »

U.S. Customs Seize Fake iPads in Puerto Rico

U.S. Customs Seize Fake iPads in Puerto Rico

Just as the Apple-loving world is anxiously awaiting the official unveiling of iPad2 on March 2nd, counterfeiters are trying to get the American consumer to buy their fake iPad. continue reading »

Try Something Truly Mexican in the Heart of Chicago - A Chapulin Quesadilla (VIDEO)

Try Something Truly Mexican in the Heart of Chicago - A Chapulin Quesadilla (VIDEO)

Tepatulco, is a Mexican-joint in the heart of Lincoln Park, one of Chicago's upscale neighborhoods, this is is not your average taco place. continue reading »

In 2010, 190 Mexico City Youth Took Their Lives After Being Bullied

In 2010, 190 Mexico City Youth Took Their Lives After Being Bullied

A foundation out of Mexico City has stated that at least 190 youths from the city took their own lives in 2010. Mexico’s Movement Foundation (MF) director Trixia Valle told those attending Mexico’s Citizen Council for Public Security and Law Enforcement that the majority of these young people took their lives after being bullied at school. continue reading »

Computerization of USCIS Immigration Files Taking Longer Than Expected

Computerization of USCIS Immigration Files Taking Longer Than Expected

Behind schedule and over budget, the plan for the computerization of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ files has clearly not gone according to plan. continue reading »

Newfound Peace in Brazilian Favelas Sets New Precedent in Popular Music (VIDEO)

Newfound Peace in Brazilian Favelas Sets New Precedent in Popular Music (VIDEO)

The traditionally angry, violence exalting, drug encouraging lyrics, have been replaced by songs of hope, and calls for peace. continue reading »

Florida Man Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Roommate’s Chihuahua

Florida Man Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Roommate’s Chihuahua

Animal cruelty charges have been filed against a Florida man who allegedly sexually assaulted his roommate’s tiny pet dog. Thursday, Tomas Bautista, 40, was arrested after his drunken night led to the sick violation of his roommate’s chihuahua said Broward County sheriff’s department in Oakland Park, Florida. continue reading »

U.S. Urges Cuba to Release All Political Prisoner  on One-Yr Anniv. of Orlando Tamayo’s Death

U.S. Urges Cuba to Release All Political Prisoner on One-Yr Anniv. of Orlando Tamayo’s Death

Today marks one year since the death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, a Cuban political prisoner who died following an eleven-week hunger strike calling for the release of his fellow political prisoners in Cuba. continue reading »

Did Somebody say Brainchiladas? Mexico Takes a (Machete) Stab at Zombie Flicks (VIDEO)

Did Somebody say Brainchiladas? Mexico Takes a (Machete) Stab at Zombie Flicks (VIDEO)

“Los Infectados” a new Mexican take on the usual Zombiepocalypse plot will hit theaters soon. continue reading »

Gates Foundation, Univision and Other Partners Stressing Importance of Education for Latinos

Gates Foundation, Univision and Other Partners Stressing Importance of Education for Latinos

Univision today unveiled the second phase of its highly successful, multi-platform education initiative, Es El Momento (The Moment is Now). The initiative's second phase highlights the importance of children h continue reading »