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Top Directors Including Diego Luna Debut Movie about Mexican Revolution and Want to Hear From You

Ten of Mexico’s top directors have come together to commemorate the 100 years of the Mexican Revolution this November 20tn with a movie titled: Revolucion. The movie is comprised of ten short plots by these different directors that include such notable names as Gael Garcia-Bernal, Amat Esclante and Diego Luna. continue reading »

Virtual Games and Mobile Apps with Latino Perspective Coming Soon

Virtual Games and Mobile Apps with Latino Perspective Coming Soon

Virtual world maker Hip Venture that runs HipChicas.com (a virtual world for tweens with a Latino perspective) is now moving into social and mobile games for Latinos. continue reading »

‘Tijuana Tornado’ Lost the Fight to Pacquiao but Wins Big Money Thanks to Latino Fans (VIDEO)

Antonio Margarito, known as “Tijuana Tornado” to his fans faced the fabled Manny Pacquiao (who is a Philippine Congressman and talk show favorite) yesterday for the fight of his life and to gain the super welterweight title. He lost in terms of the fight but not in terms of financial reward. continue reading »

Mexico and Central America Face Hundreds of Millions in Repairs from Natural Disasters this Year

Mexico and Central America are facing hundreds of millions of dollars in repairs bills, thanks to 19 major storms thus far this year that occurred in the region. In Oaxaca, Mexico alone, one of the country’s poorest state’s, the government faces $163 million to repair public structures, roads and infrastructures from extreme weather in 2010. continue reading »

Catholic Church Has a Shortage of Exorcists to Handle “People Possessed by Demons”

Catholic Church Has a Shortage of Exorcists to Handle “People Possessed by Demons”

U.S. bishops are looking for a few good men to become exorcists. In response to growing interest in the rite of exorcism and a shortage of trained exorcists nationwide, the bishops are sponsored a two-day conference that just concluded. Interest was great, 56 bishops and 66 priests had signed up. continue reading »

Mexican Officials Seeking 12-year-old Killer- “El Ponchis”

Mexican Officials Seeking 12-year-old Killer- “El Ponchis”

Pedro Luis Benitez, the attorney general of central Morelos state, told a local radio station Friday that police had detained a minor who allegedly worked as a gunman for a drug cartel and were looking for another. The youth are seen on a YouTube Video claiming that his gang was paid $3000 per killing. continue reading »

Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness in the Latino Population

Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness in the Latino Population

The Conference, titled "How is immigration affecting my daily life?" was held entirely in Spanish and led by respected professionals with deep experience working on mental health issues within the Latino/a community. continue reading »

18 South American Countries Create Landmark Policy to Protect Refugee Rights

18 South American Countries Create Landmark Policy to Protect Refugee Rights

The United Nations refugee agency yesterday welcomed a landmark declaration by 18 South American countries to protect refugees continue reading »

Utah’s Catholic Church and Local Leaders Urge Humane Approach to Immigration Reform

Utah’s Catholic Church and Local Leaders Urge Humane Approach to Immigration Reform

Bishop John Wester of Salt Lake City joined other governnment, business, and religious leaders in signing the “Utah Compact” on immigration reform. continue reading »

Wisconsin Rep to Introduce Arizona-like Immigration Legislation

Wisconsin Rep to Introduce Arizona-like Immigration Legislation

A Republican legislator says he plans to introduce a Wisconsin version of Arizona's controversial SB-1070 immigration law. State Rep. Don Pridemore said he will introduce his bill in 2011, when a new Republican majority takes over, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. "I want Wisconsin to be recognized as a state that will be on the side of Arizona," he said. continue reading »

DREAM Act to get one Last Push During Lame Duck Session

DREAM Act to get one Last Push During Lame Duck Session

Sen. Harry Reid has said he is going to make another attempt at passing the DREAM Act during the lame duck session of Congress. Reid, who was re-elected last week due to strong support from Latino Voters, will make a push in the final days of the 111th Congress. continue reading »

Brazil’s Favorite Clown and Deputy “Tiririca” Not Illiterate After All

Brazil’s Favorite Clown and Deputy “Tiririca” Not Illiterate After All

Brazilian electoral candidate Francisco Everando Oliveira Silva, better known as "Tiririca" the clown, is a step closer to be able to serve as a deputy, after passing a reading/writing test (which current president Lula, once a shoe shiner said to be an idiocy, an insult to those who voted for him) mandated by the Regional Electoral Tribunal of Sao Paulo, following rumors that the clown was illiterate, and thus unable to assume the job. continue reading »

Meet Tlaloque I, Mexico’s High Tech Archeologist Exploring 2000 Year Old Tunnels in Teotihuacán

Meet Tlaloque I, Mexico’s High Tech Archeologist Exploring 2000 Year Old Tunnels in Teotihuacán

Tlaloque 1 is only 12 by 20 inches and 8 in height. It could be Pixar Wall-e's little brother, with its 4x4 traction and 2 remote-controlled camcorders that are able to do 360 degree turns; one at the front and the other at the back. Tlaloque 1 has its own illumination source and transmits images to a computer monitor in the exterior. continue reading »

Google Hires New Head of US Hispanic Effort- 5 Things He Should Do

Google Hires New Head of US Hispanic Effort- 5 Things He Should Do

Last week, Google made a really smart move and hired Mark Lopez to head its U.S. Hispanic efforts. I was thrilled when I saw the announcement. I was not only happy for a good friend, but I also felt that the U.S. Hispanic online market had finally come of age. By hiring one of us to spearhead its Hispanic efforts, the Internet giant has officially recognized the importance of the Hispanic continue reading »

Latin Grammys: Juan Luis Guerra and Pop Group Camila Each Win 3

Latin Grammys: Juan Luis Guerra and Pop Group Camila Each Win 3

New comers and old greats shared the stage Thursday at the Latin Grammy. No better example of the mix was Dominican merengue superstar Juan Luis Guerra and Mexican pop group Camila winning three awards each. continue reading »