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On the Eve of Labor Day Employment Outlook for Latino Workers Remains Dim with 12% Unemployment Rate

As the country prepares to honor its work force on Labor Day this Monday, the employment picture in the country remains bleak. The unemployment rate rose in August for the first time in four months to 9.6%. Latinos in the country have been hit especially hard with a higher rate of unemployment at 12.1% and fewer employment opportunities especially if they are uneducated. continue reading »

Aveledo Afirma que Chávez No es Juez de los Rectores del CNE

El coordinador nacional de la Mesa de la Unidad, desde el Zulia donde se reunió con candidatos unitarios, instó al Presidente a respetar las normas electorales y la Constitución que establece la separación de poderes continue reading »

Is it the Sun or Drugs Seized from the Illegals–What Happened to Gov Jan ‘Duh’ Brewer? (VIDEO)

Is it the Sun or Drugs Seized from the Illegals–What Happened to Gov Jan ‘Duh’ Brewer? (VIDEO)

The camera-lovin’, illegal immigrant hatin’, sun drenched Governor of Arizona was not ready for prime-time yesterday. The Governor was part of a televised Arizona gubernatorial debate that began with each candidate giving opening remarks. Governor Brewer was the final candidate to give opening remarks but remarkably she was unprepared and stupefied. continue reading »

AT&T Expands Relationship with Mexican National Team

AT&T Expands Relationship with Mexican National Team

As part of AT&T expanding partnership with the Mexican National Team, the company is teaming with Univision Interactive Media to stream more upcoming Mexican National Soccer Team international friendly games live starting this month. The streams will be available to AT&T customers who subscribe to AT&T Mobile TV or MobiTV services. continue reading »

Latin Love Battles at Chilean Mine Site

Latin Love Battles at Chilean Mine Site

There has been a rush of women coming forward and claiming relationships with the miners in order to gain government benefits. At least five of the miners have had multiple women claim family benefits and experts believe there will be more. Marta Flores, a Red Cross worker said: "There has been a lot of conflict between women." continue reading »

Secuestran en México a ex Alcalde, Primo del Propietario de Televisa

El ex alcalde de Tampico Fernando Azcárraga López, primo del dueño de Televisa, Emilio Azcárraga, fue secuestrado hoy por un grupo de desconocidos cuando salía de un restaurante de esta ciudad, en el estado de Tamaulipas (noreste), informaron a Efe fuentes cercanas al político y empresario. continue reading »

Second Gulf of Mexico Oil Explosion in Six Months

Second Gulf of Mexico Oil Explosion in Six Months

Nearly five months after the worst environmental disaster in U.S. History, a second incident on Thursday sent waves of fear through the nation. Reports are that the initial flyover of the site showed “no hydro-carbon spill” although a sheen was noted on the surface of the water 100 ft wide and stretching out for a mile. continue reading »

Latin American Exports to Jump 21% This Year

A new United Nations study says that exports from Latin America and the Caribbean will grow by 21.4 per cent this year, owing mainly to purchases from Asia – particularly China – continue reading »

In Bolivia Thousands without Food or Resources due to Drought

In Bolivia Thousands without Food or Resources due to Drought

The United Nations food aid agency has stepped in to help in southern Bolivia’s El Chaco region, where a long dry spell has decimated maize harvests, threatening an entire culture of indigenous corn growers with destitution. Th continue reading »

El Salvador Set to Improve its Infrastructure

El Salvador Set to Improve its Infrastructure

El Salvador is set to spend some $35 million to improve its rural roads that tie into key cities throughout the country. The rehabilitation and/or improvement of some 80 km of rural roads within a new approach to rural roads management which en continue reading »

‘Illegal’ Insect Tries to Smuggle itself into U.S. Inside a Costa Rican Pineapple – For Real!

‘Illegal’ Insect Tries to Smuggle itself into U.S. Inside a Costa Rican Pineapple – For Real!

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists intercepted a “First in the Nation” destructive pest, this time on a shipment of fresh pineapples arriving from Costa Rica in a sea container. continue reading »

Jewish Community in Venezuela Shrinks By Half

Jewish Community in Venezuela Shrinks By Half

“We have too many killers in Venezuela,” said head of the Confederacion de Asociaciones Israelitas de Venezuela Salomon Cohen when asked why he believes the Venezuelan Jewish population has dropped by half. continue reading »

Sears and Kmart Team Up with Cristina Saralegui to Launch New Bed and Bath Line

Sears and Kmart Team Up with Cristina Saralegui to Launch New Bed and Bath Line

Sears and Kmart have teamed up with Hispanic talk show celebrity and former host Cristina Saralegui for the launch of an exclusive new soft home collection, Casa continue reading »

After Waiting 15 Months- Feds Sue Sheriff Arpaio

After Waiting 15 Months- Feds Sue Sheriff Arpaio

The US Justice Department filed suit today against Sheriff Joe Arpaio for his refusal to provide documents in an investigation where they were requested over 15 months ago. continue reading »

Hate Crimes Against Latinos on the Rise Throughout U.S.

Hates crimes, defined as a crime motivated by the victim’s ethnicity or national origin, against Latinos in the U.S. are on the rise and several recent incidents add credence to a general trend that started back in 2003. continue reading »