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Foreign-Born Population in U.S. Tops 37 Million

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 36.7 million of the nation's population (12 percent) were foreign-born, and another 33 million (11 percent) were native-born with at least one foreign-born parent in 2009, making one in five people either first or second generation U.S. residents. continue reading »

LULAC and NALEO Condemn Latino Voter Suppression Efforts for November

LULAC and NALEO Condemn Latino Voter Suppression Efforts for November

The League of United Latin American Citizens, Statement- A cynical ad funded by the conservative group Latinos for Reform is running a new Spanish language ad in Nevada and California encouraging Latinos not to vote in the upcoming elections. LULAC and other Latino organizations are outraged over these ads and applaud Univision for declining to run the ad. continue reading »

Nevada Latinos Urged Not to Vote by Republican Special Interest Group on Univision Ads (VIDEO)

Here is the English version of an ad now pulled by Univision television that is telling the Hispanic electorate not to vote to punish the Democrats for not coming through on their promises to take up immigration reform. continue reading »

Sharron Angle has Not Only Offended Hispanic Children but All Hispanic Icons the World Over

As the storm rages around Republican Senatorial candidate Sharron Angle's comments other Hispanic super stars are joining in on the debate, see below. The controversy started when Angle visited the Rancho High School that is predominantly Hispanic. continue reading »

Sears Reaches Out to Small Hispanic Businesses with Grants

Sears Reaches Out to Small Hispanic Businesses with Grants

To recognize the value and importance of small business growth across the country, Sears Holdings is conducting a competition that will award four $5,000 grants to small businesses with the Tu Empresa, Tu Futuro/Your Company, continue reading »

Getting Naked in Spain to Garner Votes (VIDEO)

The Citizens party of Catalonia, known as Ciutadans, is trying a ‘fresh’ ‘breezy’ way to promote their party as the rebels choice in Spain – going nude. Everyday citizens are seen disrobing and basically saying continue reading »

$340 Million Pot Bust in Mexico

Mexican authorities at the border city of Tijuana seized 105 tons of marijuana, making this the largest pot bust thus far this year and all of it due to be sold in the U.S. continue reading »

Record Breaking Attendance to International Film Festival Despite Tensions in Mexico (BILINGUAL)

Record Breaking Attendance to International Film Festival Despite Tensions in Mexico (BILINGUAL)

The 8th annual International Film Festival opened Saturday in the drug-ridden state of Michoacán drawing the largest crowd in its history, illustrating the interesting contrast that defines Mexico today. continue reading »

Vevo and Univision Working Together to Reach Hispanics Music Lovers

Vevo, the popular music site and Univision have signed an agreement whereby Vevo will provide video content to Univision highlighting Latino performing artists. continue reading »

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

The U.S. Department of Education kicked-off its National Education Summit yesterday with a call to action to raise awareness about the education disparity within the Hispanic community. continue reading »

Pope Reflects on Churches Role in Latin America

Pope Reflects on Churches Role in Latin America

In separate meetings yesterday with new ambassadors from Colombia and El Salvador to the Holy See, Pope Benedict XVI reflected on the role of the Catholic Church in Latin America, continue reading »

U.S. Diplomats Visting Guatemala and Honduras Focusing on Violence in Region

In Guatemala, Johnson will meet with Minister of Government Carlos Menocal, Attorney General Maria Mejia de Contreras, Police Reform Commissioner Helen Mack, International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) Commissioner Francisco Dall'Anese, and other members of the Guatemalan government to discuss law enforcement reform and pending legislation that will allow further security and justice efforts. continue reading »

Guatemala’s El Mirador One of the World’s Greatest Cultural Sites Endanger of Disappearing

Guatemala’s El Mirador One of the World’s Greatest Cultural Sites Endanger of Disappearing

Twenty-five world experts in conservation and cultural development have identified twelve cultural heritages sites on the verge of disappearing and Guatemala’s El Mirador is on that list. continue reading »

UN Visit to Mexico Concludes: “Strong Justice System is Needed”

UN Visit to Mexico Concludes: “Strong Justice System is Needed”

A strong and independent justice is a prerequisite for effectively fighting growing violence in Mexico, a United Nations human rights expert, who wrapped up a 15-day mission to the country last week, said today. continue reading »

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a new website as a one-stop national resource in efforts to protect consumers from identity theft. The website launch coincides with President Barack Obama's declaration of October 2010 as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. continue reading »