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Study: Day Laborers in New Jersey being Robbed, Injured and Beaten

Study: Day Laborers in New Jersey being Robbed, Injured and Beaten

Day Laborers in New Jersey are being “robbed, injured and beaten with impunity because of weak, under enforced and antiquated labor laws” states a report released Monday by Seton Hall University. continue reading »

US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Selects Miami Beach for Upcoming 32nd Convention

US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Selects Miami Beach for Upcoming 32nd Convention

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) today announced Miami Beach as the host city for its 32nd Annual National Convention & Business Expo, slated for September 18-21, 2011 at the Fountainebleau Hotel. continue reading »

PETA Says No Free Puppy Promo to Cell Phone Carrier in Colombia

PETA Says No Free Puppy Promo to Cell Phone Carrier in Colombia

"Comcel," the Colombian branch of Carlos Slim's "America Movil" Wireless carrier has cancelled plans to give out 200 pure bred puppies in a cell phone promotion, due to heavy pressure by the People for the Ethical Treatment of animals. continue reading »

NARCO BLOG:  Confessions of a Zeta Assassin

NARCO BLOG:  Confessions of a Zeta Assassin

Nicolas Ortiz Javier Miranda, alias El Flaco or Javi, who is currently imprisoned at the central prison of Cancun, belonged to a cell of Los Zetas during one of their bloodiest periods of violence in 2010 and slowly his testimony is coming to light. continue reading »

Vatican Denies Collaboration on Reality TV Show on Exorcism

Vatican Denies Collaboration on Reality TV Show on Exorcism

Days after Discovery Channel announced it was working closing with the Vatican on the upcoming reality TV show ‘The Exorcist Files’, the Vatican is denying this. continue reading »

Florida Legislators to Meet for Immigration Law Discussion

Florida Legislators to Meet for Immigration Law Discussion

Monday, in what will be the first of three meetings, the Senate will be discussing an issue that Florida Gov. Rick Scott campaigned on heavily; immigration. During the Senate meetings continue reading »

Hispanic Evangelicals Announce Campaign to Provide Health Care Coverage to Clergy and Ministers

The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) announced today Minister's Med as its newest senior partner. Ministers Med and the NHCLC teamed up today to bring access to healthcare to millions of uninsured church workers. continue reading »

Dead Fish now Plague Colombian Coasts

Dead Fish now Plague Colombian Coasts

Beaches in the Northwestern regions of Colombia, are the latest to be hit with the grim spectacle of thousands of dead fish, a bizarre occurrence plaguing Brazil, New Zealand and at least three U.S. states. continue reading »

13 Hispanic Actresses To Reopen Iconic Theater in Miami with a Latino Show of ‘The Vagina Monogues’

13 Hispanic Actresses To Reopen Iconic Theater in Miami with a Latino Show of ‘The Vagina Monogues’

Directed by Manuel Mendoza, and produced by Colombian actress Marisol Correa, a new version of "The Vagina Monologues' featuring only Hispanic actresses is in the works. continue reading »

US Citizen Daughter Deported, but Mother Can’t Sue Federal Gov. says Supreme Court

An appeal from a Texas mother attempting to sue the federal government was rejected by the Supreme Court. The woman’s daughter, a U.S. citizen, was sent to Mexico with her father when he was deported. continue reading »

Jeb Bush:  Republican Conservatives Need to Reach Out to Hispanics

Jeb Bush:  Republican Conservatives Need to Reach Out to Hispanics

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is urging his fellow Republicans, especially the conservative arm of the party to reach out to Hispanics, other wise risk not being politically relevant. continue reading »

Lionel Messi Wins The Ballon D’or

Lionel Messi Wins The Ballon D’or

Argentina's phenom Lionel 'La Pulga' Messi has been awarded Player of the Year from FIFA. This is Messi's second consecutive Player of the Year Award. Brazil’s Marta continued her winning streak, as the top female futboller, by claiming her fifth FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award at the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala held at the Zurich Kongresshaus on Monday evening. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS:  Former US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay Sentenced:3 yrs in Prison, 10 yr Probation

In November a Travis County, Texas jury convicted Republican Tom DeLay of illegally laundering money through the Republican National Committee to seven Texas political candidates during the 2002 election season. continue reading »

Trash Along Arizona-Mexico Border Target of New Website

Trash Along Arizona-Mexico Border Target of New Website

Attempting to draw attention to the amount of trash left by those crossing the U.S.-Mexico border of Arizona, state officials have launched a new website called azbordertrash.gov. continue reading »

Netflix Sets Its Sights on Latin America

Netflix Sets Its Sights on Latin America

Netflix, the DVD rental and video streaming business, is looking to expand outside the U.S. and Canada and has its sights on Latin America and Asia. continue reading »