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State of Emergency Extended Indefinitely in Ecuador

Ecuador’s military will continue to be in charge of providing security internally and externally indefinitely announced President Rafael Correa. The original state of emergency was imposed on September 30th continue reading »

Cuba Instaura la Guayabera “Diplomatica”

El Gobierno cubano ha resuelto que la típica guayabera vista a partir de ahora a sus funcionarios en todos los actos diplomáticos oficiales de la isla, donde en los últimos años ha resurgido el uso y comercio de esa camisa, a la que se ha dedicado hasta la sala de un museo. continue reading »

Chile Miners Rescue to Begin Wednesday (VIDEO)

Chile Miners Rescue to Begin Wednesday (VIDEO)

Engineers have completed the inspection of the shaft and concluded they must only reinforce the top few hundred feet. continue reading »

Mexico Offers Reward in Case of Missing Children

Mexico Offers Reward in Case of Missing Children

Mexico's attorney general is offering $1.2 million for information on 14 children who disappeared from orphanages in 2009, the presumed victims of a child-trafficking ring. continue reading »

10/10/10  A Date that only Occurs Once in a Century

10/10/10 A Date that only Occurs Once in a Century

The three digit phenomenon only occurs 12 times every 1,000 years, with the next two this millennium being 11-11-11 and 12-12-12. After that a similar calendar date won't occur until the year 3001. continue reading »

NCLR to Host First-Ever Latino Focused Workforce Development Conference

NCLR to Host First-Ever Latino Focused Workforce Development Conference

NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, will hold its 2010 Workforce Development Conference—“¡Listo! Preparing Latino Workers for the New Economy” continue reading »

Largest Hispanic Owned Food Company Goya Foods Celebrates its 75th Year in Business

Largest Hispanic Owned Food Company Goya Foods Celebrates its 75th Year in Business

Goya Foods, an institution among Latin Americans, is poised to launch several initiatives to commemorate its 75th Anniversary throughout 2011. Founded by Spanish immigrants in 1936 as a modest storefront continue reading »

Dignity, Not Detention: Preserving Human Rights and Restoring Justice (VIDEO)

Dignity, Not Detention: Preserving Human Rights and Restoring Justice (VIDEO)

Human rights groups around the country participated in a National Day of Action yesterday to mark the one-year anniversary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Immigration Customs and Enforcement's (ICE) 2009 detention reform announcement. Activists called for an end to the human rights abuses in detention centers, the restoration of due process in the enforcement of immigration laws, and the implementation of cost saving alternatives. continue reading »

Louisiana Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Slams Ad as Racist

Louisiana Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Slams Ad as Racist

The Louisiana Hispanic Chamber of Commerce slams Sen. David Vitter’s campaign for re-election to the U.S. Senate of running an anti-immigration TV ad against Rep. Charlie Melancon, D-Napoleonville that is being denounced as “racist” and “reprehensible.” continue reading »

Secretaría de Seguridad Pública: Narco usa Tácticas Terroristas

Secretaría de Seguridad Pública: Narco usa Tácticas Terroristas

En el marco de la Cumbre de la Ameripol, el secretario ejecutivo de la SSP, Genaro García Luna afirma que las acciones violentas de los cárteles tienen alto impacto social y provocan miedo continue reading »

Bore Hole Reaches Trapped Chilean Miners, But Risks Remain

Bore Hole Reaches Trapped Chilean Miners, But Risks Remain

On Saturday, Chilean rescuers completed a shaft that will be used to rescue the 33 miners who have been trapped for over two months inside the collapsed mine. Engineers used special care when drilling through the last 4 yards of rock to avoid tunnel collapse then the horn blast rang out. Unleashing a wave of euphoria from rescuers and family alike. continue reading »

El Salvador Committed to Strengthening Its Financial Sector

El Salvador Committed to Strengthening Its Financial Sector

The Government of El Salvador and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have signed a contract for a $200 million loan to help strengthen the fiscal sector of El Salvador. continue reading »

Biodiversity Losses ‘Bankrupting’ the World’s Natural Economy

Biodiversity Losses ‘Bankrupting’ the World’s Natural Economy

A rescue package similar to that introduced after the global financial crisis is urgently needed to halt the worldwide loss of biodiversity, which is resulting in a heavy human cost, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is stressing. continue reading »

President Lula Threatens to Review Brazil’s Agreements with Catholic Church

President Lula Threatens to Review Brazil’s Agreements with Catholic Church

Brazilian President Luiz “Lula” da Silva has threatened to review the government’s agreements with the Church if Catholic leaders continue to question his likely successor’s stand on abortion. continue reading »

Language Barrier Hurts Diabetics, Study Finds

Language Barrier Hurts Diabetics, Study Finds

Spanish-speaking patients fare better with doctors they understand, researchers say. Researchers analyzed data from diabetes patients in California and found that 28 percent of Hispanic patients with limited English-language skills seen by non-Spanish-speaking doctors had poor blood sugar control, compared with 16 percent who had Spanish-speaking doctors. continue reading »