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New Rules for Spanish Language Set to be Ratified Today Effecting 450 Million People

New Rules for Spanish Language Set to be Ratified Today Effecting 450 Million People

The Royal Spanish Academy is meeting in Guadalajara, Mexico today and plans to enact new rules for the second-most spoken tongue in the world, something it has been doing since 1713. continue reading »

Mexico City Mayor to Spearhead International Campaign to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Mexico City Mayor to Spearhead International Campaign to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The United Nations body that coordinates global disaster reduction efforts named the mayor of Mexico City, Marcelo Ebrard, as champion of a UN initiative aimed at enhancing cities' disaster preparedness. continue reading »

Latino Leaders Considering Idea of Tequila Party

Latino Leaders Considering Idea of Tequila Party

Latino leaders nationwide and in Nevada are quietly considering stepping back from the Democratic Party and forming an independent grass-roots political party. Similar to the Tea-Party (in model only) the idea is being considered out of frustration over the Party’s inaction on immigration reform. Latino leaders have called their proposal “ Tequila Party.” continue reading »

Hispanic Caucus Director Elbows President in a Friendly (???) Game of Hoops (VIDEO)

Hispanic Caucus Director Elbows President in a Friendly (???) Game of Hoops (VIDEO)

Yesterday no one knew who Rey Decerega was or maybe even who the Hispanic Caucus Institute is but thanks to 12 stitches the leader of the free world received, they do now. continue reading »

Numbers of Legal Immigrants Remain Constant at 12.5 M - Most from Mexico and Living in CA and NY

The Department of Homeland Security just released its statistics on the number of legal permanent residents (LPR) in the U.S. showing that 12.5 million legal permanent residents are here. continue reading »

DREAM Act: Much Hope but Reality Dim for Passage

DREAM Act: Much Hope but Reality Dim for Passage

The issue of the DREAM Act has galvanized immigrant high-school and college students like no other in the country. As Congress considers taking up the measure during the lame duck session, students are staging hunger strikes, reaching out to their elected officials and trying to draw attention to the issue in any way they can. continue reading »

Ongoing Brazil Slum Violence Leaves 25 Dead as Police Clash with Drug Gangs

Ongoing Brazil Slum Violence Leaves 25 Dead as Police Clash with Drug Gangs

A week long clash between Brazilian police and drug gangs of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas “slums” has resulted in 25 dead and 188 arrests. The violence erupted when drug gang members being transferred from local prisons to federal facilities ordered the uprising. continue reading »

Holiday Doesn’t Slow Drug Smugglers: $5 Million Seized over Thanksgiving Holiday

Holiday Doesn’t Slow Drug Smugglers: $5 Million Seized over Thanksgiving Holiday

More than $5.3 million worth of marijuana was confiscated in multiple seizures by U.S. Border Patrol agents throughout the Rio Grande Valley Sector in a 48-hour time period spanning the Thanksgiving holiday. continue reading »

Another U.S.-Mexico Tunnel Discovered in San Diego

Another U.S.-Mexico Tunnel Discovered in San Diego

Eight suspects are in custody on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border and more than 20 tons of marijuana have been seized following the San Diego Tunnel Task Force's discovery Thursday of a cross-border passageway even more sophisticated than a similar tunnel uncovered in the area less than three weeks ago. continue reading »

WARM UP  this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

WARM UP this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

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

For Those Not Looking for Black Friday Deals Try a $3.5 Million Tequila (VIDEO)

For Those Not Looking for Black Friday Deals Try a $3.5 Million Tequila (VIDEO)

A Mexican tequila distillery, Hacienda la Capilla, has just unveiled what is believed to be the most expensive bottle of tequila valued at $3.5 million. continue reading »

Majority of Hispanics Plan to Give Charitable Donations between Now and End of Year

Majority of Hispanics Plan to Give Charitable Donations between Now and End of Year

As the final push for charitable donations before year end starts many Hispanic have already decided to contribute. A study by the American Red Cross found that 54 percent of Hispanics plan to give to their preferred charity between Thanksgiving and year end. continue reading »

BEWARE of ‘Black Friday’ Frenzy

BEWARE of ‘Black Friday’ Frenzy

When retailers limit quantities, allow for long lines and have poor coupon instructions something called 'black Friday' frenzy can occur, say researchers. Many others would simply say its all part of the shopping experience but others warn of the risks associated with shopper meltdowns. continue reading »

CHC Divided on Combining DREAM Act and AgJOBS when Immigration Reform comes to the Floor

CHC Divided on Combining DREAM Act and AgJOBS when Immigration Reform comes to the Floor

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus need to decide what their priorities are for the lame duck session. CHC Leaders are in agreement to press for a vote on the DREAM Act. Leaders are currently lobbying out going Democrats for their support and have sealed the support of the White House and Congressional Democratic Leaders continue reading »

No Problems with Tourists and Cholera Say Government of Dominican Republic

No Problems with Tourists and Cholera Say Government of Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic authorities say that no new cases of cholera have been reported, leaving the number of cases at four and they are doing all they to keep it that way. continue reading »