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El Salvador to Improve Water Services

El Salvador to Improve Water Services

El Salvador, with international aid and loans will spend $44 million on programs for water and sanitation in the country. The project’s main goal is to improve living conditions in El Salvador through the provision of adequate water and sanitation services. It will finance the expansion of coverage in rural areas with high levels of extreme poverty, the sustainable management of water resources and improvements in efficiency and sustainability of services provided by ANDA, the leading water utility. continue reading »

Read a Book Over the Weekend: There Are 129,864,880 to Pick From

Read a Book Over the Weekend: There Are 129,864,880 to Pick From

A little interesting factoid brought to you by Google: there are 129,864,880 books in the world. Google knows this, well because they’re Google and because they have to digitize all of them. Note that these do not include duplications or reprints because the figure would go up to 600,000,000. No, there are 129,864,880 unique books to choose from to read over the weekend. Get going because more original titles are added daily. continue reading »

Mayans want Conquistador Statue Removed

Mayans want Conquistador Statue Removed

A life size bronze statue of a Spanish conquistador was installed in June in the Mexico’s Yucatan’s state capital; and over 100 Mayan groups want it removed. History tells us that between 1528 and 1546 Montejo and later his son led bloody battles while seeking control of the Yucatan peninsula. They killed Mayas by the thousands and suppressed the Mayan culture. The Mayans stood strong and continue reading »

Ley SB 1070 reduce 17% de compras en Arizona

La polémica ley antiinmigrante de Arizona redujo en 17 por ciento, unas 12 mil 500 personas por día, el número de mexicanos que cruzan la frontera principalmente a hacer compras a ese estado, de acuerdo con estadísticas federales. continue reading »

The Mysterious Deaths of Prisoners In Puerto Rico Investigated

The Mysterious Deaths of Prisoners In Puerto Rico Investigated

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has concluded its four year probe into prisoner deaths in Puerto Rico and what they have found is disturbing and calls for an investigation of possible human rights violations. continue reading »

Congressman Luis Gutierrez on Changing the 14th Amendment -“Bring it On” He Says (VIDEO)

Congressman Luis Gutierrez on Changing the 14th Amendment -“Bring it On” He Says (VIDEO)

Congress Luis Gutierrez reacts to the growing Republican call for amending the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. Presented here are his words in print and video. continue reading »

Over 2.0 Million Mexico City Residents Have Little to No Running Water

Over 2.0 Million Mexico City Residents Have Little to No Running Water

The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) is reporting over 2 million people living in Mexico City, Mexico either have no running water or receive water sporadically. continue reading »

Constitucionales, las Bodas Gay en el Distrito Federal

La Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación (SCJN) aprobó, por ocho votos en favor y dos en contra, la constitucionalidad de la reforma al artículo 146 del Código Civil del Distrito Federal, que permite los matrimonios entre personas del mismo sexo. continue reading »

Telemundo’s Coming to Your Local Store!

Telemundo’s Coming to Your Local Store!

Spanish language television broadcaster Telemundo is expanding its network and content distribution by announcing the launch of DO network. DO, short for “Telemundo en tu Mundo”, will provide Telemundo content on digital screens at your local grocer, retailer, bus spot and sports arenas. The launch will put the DO network in several hundred supermarkets and in over 700 retailers. continue reading »

More than One in Four Illinoisans Obese

More than One in Four Illinoisans Obese

There are 72 Million people in America that are obese. This number increased from 2007 to 2009 by 2.4 million. This study looked at the number of obese people in each state and compared it to the overall population. continue reading »

Peru to Spend $45Million on Women Microentrepreneurs

The Inter-American Development Bank disbursed a syndicated loan for the equivalent of $36 million, denominated in Peruvian nuevos soles, to help Mibanco – Banco de la Microempresa S.A. increase its capacity to lend to female microentrepreneurs in Peru. continue reading »

Labor and Latino Community Leaders Announce Todos a Votar! Campaign

Labor and Latino Community Leaders Announce Todos a Votar! Campaign

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California, the California Teachers Association (CTA) and Latino leaders today announced a major statewide campaign, "Por Nuestras Familias - Todos a Votar!," aiming to register thousands of new Latino voters and boost Novembers Latino election turnout by signing up Latinos as new, permanent absentee (PAV) voters. continue reading »

Is a National American Latino Museum Still a Good Idea?

Is a National American Latino Museum Still a Good Idea?

In September of this year Congress will be deciding on whether to have a national museum, dedicated to the American Latino and their contributions, go up in Washington D.C. and become part of the Smithsonian museum Mall. continue reading »

Senate Rep Leader Mitch McConnell Today Defended the Idea of Holding Hearings on 14th Amendment

Senate Rep Leader Mitch McConnell Today Defended the Idea of Holding Hearings on 14th Amendment

Mitch McConnell referred Thursday to what 'seems to be a burgeoning and unseemly business' of flying illegal immigrants to the US to give birth to a child, who would be a US citizen under the 14th Amendment. continue reading »

Bolivia: Reducen Salario a Ejecutivos de Petroleras

El ministerio de Hidrocarburos redujo en más del 50% los salarios de los ejecutivos de las petroleras nacionalizadas por el gobierno hace cuatro años, informó el titular de esa cartera. continue reading »