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Looking to Make Your Own Music Video Then Read This

Looking to Make Your Own Music Video Then Read This

Time Warner Cable and the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts launched “Alcanza La Fama” – a national talent contest that offers young artists the opportunity to showcase their singing skills for a chance to star on their own music video and be the face of an upcoming Time Warner Cable Spanish advertising campaign. continue reading »

American Latino and LatiNation Launches New Seasons

American Latino and LatiNation Launches New Seasons

LATV Networks announced today that American Latino and LatiNation, its nationally syndicated half-hour television weeklies, will debuted new seasons of their long-running shows the began this weekend, October 2 - 3. continue reading »

Drop the I-Word Campaign Launches

Drop the I-Word Campaign Launches

ColorLines is a team of writers, producers and photographers who come together in service to racial justice and they have just launched the “Drop the I-World” campaign. continue reading »

Brazil Presidential Elections give Rousseff Lead but Head to Round 2

Brazil Presidential Elections give Rousseff Lead but Head to Round 2

Although Dilma Rousseff came out on top in Sunday’s presidential election in Brazil, she did not gain the necessary 50% plus one vote, so a runoff will be run the end of October. continue reading »

Honduras to Boost Health Services for Poor Mothers and Children

The Inter-American Development Bank approved a $27.5 million loan to help enhance the coverage and quality of health services in Honduras, mostly among poor women and their children. continue reading »

UPDATE:  More Explosions Occur Throughout Monterrey, Mexico

UPDATE:  More Explosions Occur Throughout Monterrey, Mexico

It is now being reported that three grenade attacks over the weekend in Monterrey and one in Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The three grenade attacks in Monterrey were aimed at public buildings including the U.S. consulate. continue reading »

Ad Campaign to Launch Targeting Republican Senators Who Voted Against DREAM Act

Ad Campaign to Launch Targeting Republican Senators Who Voted Against DREAM Act

Numerous organizations including big labor and liberal organizations are committing $300,000 for ad campaigns targeting the Republican Senators who either voted against or blocked passage of the DREAM Act. continue reading »

Peru Demanding Yale University Return its Ancient Treasures

Peru Demanding Yale University Return its Ancient Treasures

Peru's President Alan Garcia has asked Yale University to return the Inca artifacts found in Machu Picchu in the 1900's. More than 40,000 artifacts including pottery, jewelry and bones were found from this site in the Peruvian Andes and are currently in Yale's possession. continue reading »

Brown - Whitman Spar over Illegal Immigration (VIDEO)

Brown - Whitman Spar over Illegal Immigration (VIDEO)

Republican Meg Whitman and Democrat Jerry Brown had an angry exchange in their first Spanish-language debate in the race for California’s governorship. Both candidates spoke in English and their answers were simultaneously translated into Spanish for the audience in Fresno. continue reading »

Polls Predict Voters in Brazil will Elect their First Women President Today (VIDEO)

Polls Predict Voters in Brazil will Elect their First Women President Today (VIDEO)

Dilma Rousseff’s, Lula’s chief of staff lead has narrowed recently. The latest polls released have shown that Rousseff might not win at the first stage as expected earlier, with figures around 51% showing her support within the margin of error from the 50% she needs. continue reading »

U.S. Tour Bus Passengers Found with $3.1 million in Cash at Texas Border

Fourteen passengers aboard a tour bus bound for Mexico have been arrested and charged for knowingly conspiring to evade currency transaction reporting requirements by concealing in luggage $3.1 million in U.S. currency. continue reading »

Ecuador Amanece Resguardado y en Relativa Calma

Ecuador Amanece Resguardado y en Relativa Calma

Ecuador amaneció hoy con relativa calma tras la crisis desatada ayer por una sublevación de policías que tuvieron secuestrado durante varias horas al presidente Rafael Correa, quien considera los hechos un intento de golpe de Estado. continue reading »

Paraguay’s President Hospitalized for Cancer Treatment

Paraguay’s President Hospitalized for Cancer Treatment

Paraguay's President Fernando Lugo will now be hospitalized in Brazil due to a negative reaction to his on-going treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The President was initially admitted to a local continue reading »

Venezuela Seeks Bigger Role in UN and Radical Change for the Organization

As the UN General Assembly concludes its meetings with world leaders Venezuela took the stage to call for wholesale reform of the United Nations – suspending veto rights of the five permanent Security Council members, enlarging the 15-member body, strengthening the General Assembly and opening up the election of Secretary-General. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: 22 Tourists Kidnapped in Acapulco

BREAKING NEWS: 22 Tourists Kidnapped in Acapulco

An armed gang has kidnapped 22 Mexican Tourist in the resort city of Acapulco authorities report today. The prosecutor's office said it did not know the identity of the armed men or the fate of those abducted. The motive of the kidnapping also remains unclear. continue reading »