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Dear Abby- 12/18/10- Girl  Feels Like Hanging Up When Boy Calls to Hang Out

Dear Abby- 12/18/10- Girl Feels Like Hanging Up When Boy Calls to Hang Out

DEAR ABBY: I'm a senior in high school and I have a problem. I'm in a parasitic relationship. A boy at my school, "Dan," believes himself to be my best friend. It is sad because everyone acts as if he is invisible. continue reading »

Horoscope for Saturday December 18, 2010

Horoscope for Saturday December 18, 2010

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Christina Aguilera, 30; Katie Holmes, 32; Brad Pitt, 47; Steven Spielberg, 64 continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: DREAM Act Dies In The Senate  55N - 41Y

BREAKING NEWS: DREAM Act Dies In The Senate 55N - 41Y

Starting at around 10:30 today the Senate took up a cloture vote on the DREAM Act. Cloture needs a super-majority of 60 senators to get passed, which stops debate on the bill and moves it into being considered for final passage. continue reading »

How to Drink Less During the Holidays

How to Drink Less During the Holidays

Research shows that Hispanics are at particular risk of death and injury from alcohol related crashes. There seems to be a little bit more of everything during the holidays: more travel, more parties, more food, and certainly more alcoholic drinks.The holidays shouldn't be an excuse to drink excessively. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS:  WATCH NOW DREAM ACT DEBATE - DREAM Act Vote Set for 9:30 a.m. (CST)/10:30 a.m. (ET)

Watch the live DREAM Act procedural vote on C-Span video stream at 9:30 a.m. CST/10:30 a.m. ET. on the Senate Floor. RIGHT NOW Republican Senator Jeff Sessions speaking right now on the "illegality at the border" continue reading »

UN Set to Investigate Origins of Cholera in Haiti and Urges for More Funding to Combat Outbreak

UN Set to Investigate Origins of Cholera in Haiti and Urges for More Funding to Combat Outbreak

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to the world for more funds to fight the cholera epidemic in Haiti that has already killed more than 2,400 people and infected nearly 110,000 others, 55,000 of whom had to be hospitalized. continue reading »

Hours Before DREAM Act Vote:  Key Supporter Rep. Gutierrez DOESN’T See the Votes Needed

Hours before the DREAM Act is to go the Senate for a crucial and final vote, one of its leading proponents, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, doesn’t see the votes it needs to pass. continue reading »

Inclusion Survey Finds Efforts to Attract and Retain Hispanic Employees has Improved

Inclusion Survey Finds Efforts to Attract and Retain Hispanic Employees has Improved

The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), one of the most influential advocacy organizations in the nation representing 16 national Hispanic organizations in the United States and Puerto Rico, released its 2010 HACR Corporate Inclusion Index Survey (HACR CII). continue reading »

VIVA Las Vegas:  Senator John Ensign of Nevada the Focus of DREAM Act Students

VIVA Las Vegas:  Senator John Ensign of Nevada the Focus of DREAM Act Students

The Republican Senator from Nevada, John Ensign, is getting a lot of attention and mail this week from Nevada students in support of the DREAM Act. There are the 3,000 postcards that have been mailed to his Las Vegas office, continue reading »

Venezuela Congress Grants Chavez Decree Powers

Venezuela Congress Grants Chavez Decree Powers

The Venezuela Congress has granted President Hugo Chavez broader powers by allowing him to rule by decree. Rule by decree allows the ruler to arbitrarily create law, without approval by a legislative assembly. continue reading »

According to Literary Experts the Next Great Literary Talent May Hail From Latin America

According to Literary Experts the Next Great Literary Talent May Hail From Latin America

London based 'Granta,' considered one of the most prestigious literary magazines has been a several decade long history of writing about and often discovering and thrusting into the limelight some of the world's biggest names in literature. But for the winter issue this year, the editors turned away from Britain and America and focused on Spain and Latin America, dedicating the Christmas issue to the best new writing emerging from the Latin and Hispanic world. continue reading »

Where Most People Speak Spanish in the U.S:  Starr, Texas

Where Most People Speak Spanish in the U.S:  Starr, Texas

The U.S. Census Bureau released 5-year American Community Survey (ACS) estimates for the first time, making available social, economic, housing and demographic statistics for every community in the nation. continue reading »

Grammatical Crisis in the Dominican Republic’s Constitution

The president of the Dominican Language Academy, Bruno Rosario Candelier, revealed yesterday that the Academy found more than 200 grammatical errors within the text of the new constitution, amended last January. continue reading »

Chile’s Beaches Officially Opened for Summer - So Are We on the Wrong Side of the Equator?

As the U.S. lives through another day of winter freeze and snow and Chile officially opens all its 750 beaches - we must ask: "Are we on the wrong side of the Equator?" continue reading »

Chicago Mayoral Candidate Flashes the Race Card After his “Hispanics are Not Minorities” Remark

Chicago Mayoral Candidate Flashes the Race Card After his “Hispanics are Not Minorities” Remark

Chicago Mayoral candidate Rev. James Meeks is putting out a major fire he started Wednesday when, during a radio interview, he claimed that only blacks should be eligible for Chicago’s city contracts set aside for minorities. continue reading »