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Latin American Exports Projected to Grow by 29% in 2010

Latin American exports to the world grew by a projected 29 percent in 2010, to approximately $853 billion, reversing a 23 percent fall in 2009, according to preliminary estimates by the Inter-American Development Bank’s Integration and Trade Sector continue reading »

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses   -  Why the Top Reasons for Opposing the DREAM Act are Wrong

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses   -  Why the Top Reasons for Opposing the DREAM Act are Wrong

CLAIM: The DREAM Act will encourage more illegal immigration. FACT: The DREAM Act DOES NOT encourage more illegal immigration. continue reading »

San Juan, Puerto Rico – One of CNN’s Top Places to Spend Christmas

San Juan, Puerto Rico – One of CNN’s Top Places to Spend Christmas

CNN has announced their preferred 10 places to spend Christmas and the only tropical hot spot on the list was San Juan, Puerto Rico. The island city was chosen as the number three choice because it celebrates La Navidad continue reading »

Mormon Church Expands Hispanic Outreach- Their Fastest Growing Group of Converts

Mormon Church Expands Hispanic Outreach- Their Fastest Growing Group of Converts

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) is one of the most active modern practitioners of missionary work, with over fifty thousand full-time missionaries worldwide, as of the end of 2009. continue reading »

La Virgen of Guadalupe Celebrated Today Throughout the Americas

La Virgen of Guadalupe Celebrated Today Throughout the Americas

Today is the feast of the Patroness for millions of Mexican and Mexican-Americans, Our Lady of Guadalupe, who appeared to the humble St. Juan Diego in 1531 on the hill of Tepeyac near Mexico City- continue reading »

Laugh Out Loud This and Every Sunday With HS-NEWS SUNDAY COMICS

Laugh Out Loud This and Every Sunday With HS-NEWS SUNDAY COMICS

Your source for Hispanically Speaking Cartoons continue reading »

UNWIND This Weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

UNWIND This Weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

UNWIND this weekend with a Latin American natural wonder. Guess What and Where this is? continue reading »

Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem Preparing to Have What Some Would Call an “Anchor Baby”

Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem Preparing to Have What Some Would Call an “Anchor Baby”

Actors Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem have reportedly decided their baby will not be born in Spain but rather in the United States. This is the first child for the famous couple, who tied the knot in July. Cruz was born in Madrid and Bardem was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. continue reading »

Illegal Aliens Sentenced to 2-to-4 Years for Causing Death of Immigrant They Were Smuggling

Illegal Aliens Sentenced to 2-to-4 Years for Causing Death of Immigrant They Were Smuggling

Two illegal aliens from Mexico were sentenced this week to 27 and 51 months imprisonment, respectively, for conspiring to transport and harbor an illegal alien within the United States resulting in his death. The sentences were announced by U.S. Attorney José Angel Moreno. continue reading »

UN in Colombia to Aid with Flood Emergency Response

United Nations agencies have mobilized nearly $6 million to support efforts by the Colombian Government to respond to the humanitarian needs of those affected by the heavy rainfall that has caused floods and landslides in the South American country. continue reading »

Hispanic Vets to Benefit from ‘Patriot Loan Initiative’ from SBA

Hispanic Vets to Benefit from ‘Patriot Loan Initiative’ from SBA

A very popular initiative that in just three-and-a-half years has provided more than $560 million in loan guarantees to nearly 7,000 veterans to start or expand their small businesses is being renewed for three more years, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. continue reading »

Obama Tax Agreement has Benefits for Latino Workers and Families

Obama Tax Agreement has Benefits for Latino Workers and Families

NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, has expressed support for the new framework agreement on taxes, continue reading »

Judge Orders Woman Adopted from Mexico at 5 Months Old to be Deported

Judge Orders Woman Adopted from Mexico at 5 Months Old to be Deported

This week a federal immigration judge has ordered a 38 year old woman who was adopted from a Mexican orphanage by US citizens at 5 months old to be deported back to Mexico. continue reading »

Breaking Down This Weeks HR Dream Act Vote

Breaking Down This Weeks HR Dream Act Vote

This week the House of Representatives passed the DREAM Act by a vote of 216 to 198. Here is how the vote broke down: continue reading »

Glacier Melting in Chile and Argentina Spurs Warning

Glacier Melting in Chile and Argentina Spurs Warning

A report presented this week at the UN Climate change talks in Cancun Mexico warns that glaciers in Chile and Argentina are melting at the fastest rate. This is likely to have a significant impact on the amount of water available to the drier regions of Chile and Argentina where they have low amounts of rainfall. continue reading »