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Is there Some Monkey Business in Mexico’s Telecommunication Sector?

Is there Some Monkey Business in Mexico’s Telecommunication Sector?

In July, Televisa announced it would team up w/ Nextel Mexico to go into the mobile phone business and therefore submit a bid to provide mobile telecommunication services at Mexican airports. The $14 million bid immediately came under scrutiny for being so low and being the only bid submitted. Under Mexican law, other competitors were barred from bidding due to their other large wireless holdings. Carlos Slim’s America Movil has paid close to $400 million f continue reading »

Representation of Minorities On Corporate Boards Still Lags –Hispanics Being the Least Represented

Representation of Minorities On Corporate Boards Still Lags –Hispanics Being the Least Represented

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Democratic Task Force and the lone Hispanic Senator, unveiled the results of his survey on women and minority representation among the senior management of Fortune 500 companies, as well as their use of minority and women-owned businesses in the contracting and procurement process. The surve continue reading »

México Podría Impedir el Acceso de Camiones de EEUU al País Por un Conflicto de Transportistas

El Gobierno mexicano podría llegar a establecer nuevas sanciones e incluso cerrar la frontera a los camiones de carga estadounidenses si ese país mantiene su negativa a que los transportistas mexicanos ingresen a EE.UU., afirmó hoy el secretario (ministro) de Economía, Bruno Ferrari. continue reading »

US Farmers Need Undocumented to Fill Jobs Americans Don’t Want

US Farmers Need Undocumented to Fill Jobs Americans Don’t Want

With harvest time approaching, US Farmers must depend on undocumented immigrants to bring in the crops. Farm workers have a very long day, beginning at dawn and working all day in the hot sun. Of the estimated one million farm workers nationwide, the majority are immigrants with up to half of them being illegal. continue reading »

Campaign for More Adoptions Underway in Hispanic Christian Churches

Campaign for More Adoptions Underway in Hispanic Christian Churches

The Call to Conscience recently partnered with The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) to help mobilize Hispanic Christians around the issue of abortion. continue reading »

Major Drug Operation Shut Down at Miami International Airport

Major Drug Operation Shut Down at Miami International Airport

Twenty-seven members of an international drug trafficking organization operating primarily through Miami International Airport (MIA) were charged with federal narcotics violations, following an investigation by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continue reading »

Corte Avala Bodas y Adopciones Gay

Corte Avala Bodas y Adopciones Gay

Es un hecho. Los matrimonios gay y las adopciones de niños por parte de estas parejas se mantienen. continue reading »

Caca, Tequila and Juggalos and its Just Monday

Caca, Tequila and Juggalos and its Just Monday

World news agencies, well not the serious ones anyway, reported a Hispanic performer was attacked by flying feces. Alarmed HS-News staff investigated and after a thorough investigation can report its only Tila Tequila, a non-Hispanic. continue reading »

Hispanic Market to be Key Army Recruiting Focus

Hispanic Market to be Key Army Recruiting Focus

The Army plans on spending over $150 million on its upcoming recruiting campaign “Army Strong” for all markets with a special emphasis on the Hispanic market. continue reading »

More and More Argentinean Land in Hands of Foreign Interests

More and More Argentinean Land in Hands of Foreign Interests

The amount of land owned by foreign interests in Argentina has more than tripled in the last 10 years alarming the country so much so they are considering legislation placing restriction on additional purchases. continue reading »

Utah Looks at Guest Worker Program, Shifting its Once Harsh Stance Toward Undocumented Workers

Utah Looks at Guest Worker Program, Shifting its Once Harsh Stance Toward Undocumented Workers

Utah was on the path to craft legislation similar to Arizona’s SB 1070 and go beyond Arizona’s controversial law and require state welfare workers to check the immigration status of applicants. Now all you hear in the halls of Utah government is the spirit of cooperation and worker integration. continue reading »

Un Muerto y 114 Heridos en Un Avión Alcanzado Por un Rayo (Video in English)

Un Muerto y 114 Heridos en Un Avión Alcanzado Por un Rayo (Video in English)

Los hechos ocurrieron en Colombia, cerca del aeropuerto de la isla turística de San Andrés, de acuerdo a informes policiales continue reading »

The Tea Party Comes to the Border

The Tea Party Comes to the Border

The remote desert of Hereford, Arizona was abuzz with activity yesterday as the Tea Party held a rally at this portion of the U.S.-Mexico border. The rally billed as the “United Border Coalition Tea Party” brought together some 400 people and speakers most of which were Republican candidates for office. The group was there to give suppor continue reading »

Intimidation of the Media Continues in Mexico

Intimidation of the Media Continues in Mexico

Mexico’s largest television network, Televisa was bombed in Monterey. The bomb went off in front of the building causing some damage to the facility but no one was hurt. Their studios in Matamoros were attached just hours earlier. continue reading »

Major Latin American Airline Merger Announced

Major Latin American Airline Merger Announced

Chile’s LAN Airlines, SA announced the $3.7 billion purchase of Brazil’s TAM, SA making it the 3rdt largest airline carrier in the world. The acquisition which will proceed as a merger and be known as LATAM Airlines Group, gives TAM 43% of the Latin American domestic market r continue reading »