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George Lopez Sitcom Actress Constance Marie’s New Sitcom “Switched at Birth”

George Lopez Sitcom Actress Constance Marie’s New Sitcom “Switched at Birth”

You are likely to have seen one of Constance Marie’s many onscreen portrayals of loving Latino mothers, like in the film Selena or like her role as George Lopez’s wife on George Lopez. This season, Marie is back as mom Regina Vazquez in the ABC Family sitcom Switched at Birth. continue reading »

Mexico’s ‘Baby’ Sheriff Marisol Valles MISSING - We Know how to Find Her

Mexico’s ‘Baby’ Sheriff Marisol Valles MISSING - We Know how to Find Her

Mexico's own 'baby' sheriff Marisol Valles who at the tender age of 19 decided to become Praxedis G. Guerrero's police chief. She became this rural community's police chief continue reading »

Artist Francis Alÿs’ Look at Mexico City Debuts in Wellesley’s Davis Museum -  A CULTURAL MUST

Artist Francis Alÿs’ Look at Mexico City Debuts in Wellesley’s Davis Museum -  A CULTURAL MUST

Artist Francis Alÿs’ first Boston-area solo exhibit can now be seen a Wellesley College’s Davis Museum. “Francis Alÿs: The Moment Where Sculpture Happens” is presented in conjunction with the Davis Museum’s recent acquisition of a major triptych by Alÿs continue reading »

Pedro Almodovar Thinks Antonio Banderas is “Perfect” for Antisocial Roles

Pedro Almodovar Thinks Antonio Banderas is “Perfect” for Antisocial Roles

Production has been wrapped up on the new project that sees Almodóvar and Banderas working together in more than a decade. continue reading »

“Taxi-Cab Confessions” Remake with a Latino Tinge at UrbanoTV.com (VIDEO)

“Taxi-Cab Confessions” Remake with a Latino Tinge at UrbanoTV.com (VIDEO)

Remember channel surfing like an insomniac drone at 3:00 AM back in the nineties, and stumbling upon the HBO show about people spilling all kinds of beans in the backseat of a taxi? continue reading »

5.3 Million People In Mexico Are Illiterate

In the final report from a 2010 census in Mexico, it was concluded that over 5.3 million people over 15 years of age are illiterate -- unable to read and write - more than 100 years after the start of the Mexican Revolution (1910-1917). continue reading »

Brazil’s Economy Now One of World’s Top Five

Brazil’s Economy Now One of World’s Top Five

Thanks to last year’s annual rate of growth of 7.5%, a 24-year high for the country, Brazil is now of the world’s top five economies. continue reading »

Take a Peek at Rafael Nadal’s New Armani Emporium Commercial (VIDEO)

Take a Peek at Rafael Nadal’s New Armani Emporium Commercial (VIDEO)

Watch the new commercial featuring a very lightly clothed Rafael Nadal. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Senator and Local Businessman Convicted in Bribery Scheme

Puerto Rico Senator and Local Businessman Convicted in Bribery Scheme

Martinez Maldonado , 42, of Carolina, Puerto Rico, and Bravo Fernandez, 55, of San Juan, were each convicted late yesterday of federal program bribery. continue reading »

Saluting Advances of Latin American Women during 100th International Women’s Day

Saluting Advances of Latin American Women during 100th International Women’s Day

On the International Women’s Day 100th anniversary, the world celebrates the advances of women all over the world. In Latin America and the Caribbean women’s contribution to the region is also being celebrated. continue reading »

Missing Student Found Dead in Madrid River, 6 Weeks After Arriving in Country as Exchange Student

Missing Student Found Dead in Madrid River, 6 Weeks After Arriving in Country as Exchange Student

The family of 22-year Austin Bice just received the worse news possible on their missing son from Madrid authorities – that his body was found in a shallow river in the city. continue reading »

Senator Asks for Investigation into Student Visa Fraud at ‘Sham Universities’

Senator Asks for Investigation into Student Visa Fraud at ‘Sham Universities’

Today, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is announcing that she is calling for an investigation into the instances of student visa fraud through ‘sham universities' that are providing a loophole in the immigration system for foreign continue reading »

San Francisco County Gets First Hispanic District Attorney

San Francisco County Gets First Hispanic District Attorney

Earlier this year, San Francisco County’s first Hispanic district attorney took office, and the Cuban-born former police chief is looking to make some serious changes. continue reading »

Good Jobs Still Scarce Despite Growth in Industries with Strong Latino Representation

Good Jobs Still Scarce Despite Growth in Industries with Strong Latino Representation

NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today released an analysis of Latino employment trends showing that significant job growth is occurring in industries with strong Latino representation. continue reading »

TV Ads Call for Slowing Legal Immigration Until San Luis Obispo, California is Working Again

TV Ads Call for Slowing Legal Immigration Until San Luis Obispo, California is Working Again

Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) has launched a TV campaign in San Luis Obispo, California calling for lower levels of legal immigration and temporary workers until Californians are working again. continue reading »