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Latinos Honor World Aids Day Around the Globe

Latinos Honor World Aids Day Around the Globe

Today is World Aids Day that highlights the plight of some 33.3 million people around the world that have HIV that causes AIDs. According to the Latino Commission on AIDS the HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. continue reading »

Hollywood Actor Viggo Mortensen Presents his New Book in Buenos Aires

Hollywood Actor Viggo Mortensen Presents his New Book in Buenos Aires

Viggo Mortensen was in Buenos Aires this week promoting his new photo and poetry book "Canciones de Invierno" as well as another poetry book written by Argentine poet Talo Kejner, edited by Mortensen and published by the actor's own publishing house Percival Press. continue reading »

Illinois Approves Equal Rights for Same-Sex Couples

The Illinois Senate today voted 32-24 to grant gay couples the same legal rights as married couples in the state. Yesterday, the state’s legislative body approved the measure moving it to the Senate today. continue reading »

Republicans Threaten to Block DREAM Act if Taxes Not Addressed First

Republicans Threaten to Block DREAM Act if Taxes Not Addressed First

A letter signed by every Republican senator sent to Senate Majority Leader Harry Ried (D-Nev.) states that the GOP will block the DREAM Act in Congress’ lame-duck session until a deal on tax cuts is worked out. continue reading »

UPDATE “No Permits, No Candy”  Madonna’s Hard Candy Fitness in the Tightrope

UPDATE “No Permits, No Candy”  Madonna’s Hard Candy Fitness in the Tightrope

A month after pop icon Madonna announced the lance of her new chain of gyms --Hard Candy Fitness, Monday saw the diva open her first branch in Ciudad de México. Problem is, she has no permits. continue reading »

WIKILEAKS: American Government Concerned about ties Between Cuba and Venezuela

WIKILEAKS: American Government Concerned about ties Between Cuba and Venezuela

Cuban intelligence agents are deeply involved in Venezuelan affairs, according to a 2006 US diplomatic cable, one of the many leaked by WikiLeaks and published by the Spanish newspaper, El Pais. continue reading »

Who is Justin Bieber’s “Latin Girl?”

Who is Justin Bieber’s “Latin Girl?”

Canada's own piece of teenage pop "culture," Justin Bieber, just released another one of his gems, this one titled "Latin Girl." continue reading »

Arizona Economy Staying Afloat Due, In Large Part, to Latinas

Arizona Economy Staying Afloat Due, In Large Part, to Latinas

According to a recent study by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, more than $31 billion of the money being put into the state’s economy is a result of Arizona’s Latino population which makes up more than 30 percent of the state’s total population continue reading »

Adios to CBS’ Morning Anchors: Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez – He’s Reassigned, She’s Not

Adios to CBS’ Morning Anchors: Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez – He’s Reassigned, She’s Not

The third-place CBS morning show “The Early Show” that continues to struggle to find its voice and place has announced another shake up. continue reading »

Texas Firefighter Arrested For Transporting Undocumented and Money Laundering

Texas Firefighter Arrested For Transporting Undocumented and Money Laundering

Four people, including a Portland, Texas, firefighter, have been indicted and charged with alien smuggling and money laundering. The charges were announced Monday by U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas José Angel Moreno and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton. continue reading »

DREAMers Demonstrate at Military Recruiting Office in D.C.

DREAMers Demonstrate at Military Recruiting Office in D.C.

Tuesday, outside a military recruiting center in Washington D.C., a group of undocumented immigrants arrived and asked to serve in the U.S. military. This display was to implore legislators to support the DREAM Act by showing that many continue reading »

OVERNIGHT IN MEXICO:  Illegal Immigrant Sweep Nets 125 Central Americans

OVERNIGHT IN MEXICO:  Illegal Immigrant Sweep Nets 125 Central Americans

Mexico’s National Migration Institute (INM) is reporting that an immigration sweep in Oaxaca has netted 125 illegal aliens mostly Central Americans. The illegal immigrants were located in train cars and it is assumed they were traveling through Mexico to enter the U.S. continue reading »

Florida Professor Opposed to Negative Latino Stereotypes Loses Job

Florida Professor Opposed to Negative Latino Stereotypes Loses Job

Dr. Nancy Rudner Lugo is fighting for her academic professional career saying that ther term at the University of Central Florida abruptly ended when she refused to use a textbook with negative Latino stereotypes. continue reading »

Illegal Aliens - Calls for Help

Illegal Aliens - Calls for Help

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias Texas station rescued two illegal aliens Monday. The event transpired when the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from an illegal alien who claimed to be lost in the brush and in need of assistance. continue reading »

Poverty in Latin America Stabilizes per UN Report

Poverty in Latin America Stabilizes per UN Report

The number of poor people in Latin America will fall this year to 180 million – the pre-crisis levels seen in 2008 – thanks to robust economic recovery in most of the countries of the region, says a United Nations report released today. continue reading »