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Rompe Chávez Relaciones con Colombia

Tomó la medida tras que Bogotá reiteró en OEA acusación de la presencia de jefes guerrilleros colombianos en territorio de Venezuela. continue reading »

Hispanics Three Times as Likely to Contract HIV than General Population

AIDS appears to be disproportionately a disease of the poor effecting poor minorities hardest; African-American's are eight times as likely to contract the disease and Hispanics three times as likely versus the general population. continue reading »

HAPPENING NOW:  Judge to Decide if AZ Law to Go Into Effect

HAPPENING NOW:  Judge to Decide if AZ Law to Go Into Effect

HS Breaking News: HEARINGS on SB1070 Conclude, No Ruling by Judge Bolton Nor an Indication When She Will Make Decision continue reading »

Convertirán Palacio Nacional de México En Gran Museo

Convertirán Palacio Nacional de México En Gran Museo

A partir de agosto el Palacio Nacional, otrora sede del gobierno federal, se convertirá en Galería Nacional y las personas podrán ver incluso la oficina que por años ocuparon diversos presidentes del país. continue reading »

Recent Tests in Connecticut Reveal Improvements for Hispanic Students

Recent Tests in Connecticut Reveal Improvements for Hispanic Students

Hispanic and Black students in Connecticut's school systems continue to narrow their academic achievement gap in math and reading skills. continue reading »

Chavez’s Latest Attempt to Stifle the Opposition

Chavez’s Latest Attempt to Stifle the Opposition

New Center for Situational Studies of the Nation (Centro de Estudio Situacional de la Nación, CESNA), is Chavez’s latest attempt to reign in critics of government policies or actions. “President Chávez has created a new tool for controlling public debate in Venezuela,” said José Miguel Vivanco, Americas’ director at Human Rights Watch. “The new decree would allow the president to block the discussion of topics that are continue reading »

More Dead Penguins Wash Ashore on Brazilian Shores

More Dead Penguins Wash Ashore on Brazilian Shores

Over 400 penguins have washed up dead on the tropical coasts of Brazilian shores due to their quest for food. continue reading »

Pierden Sus Casas 2 mil Familias Tras el Paso del Huracán Alex en Nuevo León

Casi 70% de los habitantes de los municipios de Anáhuac y Rodríguez reportan daños totales en su patrimonio, tras el desbordamiento del río El Salado; además no tienen empleo y algo qué comer continue reading »

Virginia Becomes “Legal Friend” of Arizona’s Immigration Legislation

Virginia is expected to enact strict immigration laws similar to Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 within the next year announced its Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. In addition, in solidarity with Arizona, the Attorney General signed a “friend-of-the-court” legal brief supporting Arizona’s legislation, one of nine other states to do so. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Unemployment Remains High and Higher than National Average

The island of Puerto Rico continues to be besieged by a high unemployment rate that remains at 16.6% as of June figures. This rate is higher than the national U.S. average of 9.5% which slowly is trending downward. continue reading »

Guatemalan Women being Considered for Special Asylum Group

Guatemalan Women being Considered for Special Asylum Group

Lesly Yajayra Perdomo came to the US from Guatemala in 1991, when she was 16 to join her mother. Lesly has lived here for 18 years and works as a secretary in New York, and she is seeking asylum because she would be unsafe in her home country. Perdoma has been fighting deportation since 2003. Her request for asylum is continue reading »

Santos en Gira Latinoamericana Mientras Uribe Denuncia a Venezuela en la OEA

Santos en Gira Latinoamericana Mientras Uribe Denuncia a Venezuela en la OEA

El presidente electo de Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, inicia una gira por cinco países latinoamericanos este jueves, el mismo día en que el gobierno saliente de Alvaro Uribe presenta ante la OEA denuncias sobre la supuesta presencia de las guerrillas colombianas en Venezuela. continue reading »

Hispanic Students Make Impassioned Plea to Sen. Hopeful Kirk to Support DREAM Act

Hispanic Students Make Impassioned Plea to Sen. Hopeful Kirk to Support DREAM Act

20 courageous undocumented youth, including 10 from Chicago, are risking arrest and deportation to stage sit-ins at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington D.C. in order to urge congressional leadership to win a path to citizenship through the DREAM Act, and to push for immigration reform. continue reading »

NCLR’s Powerful Message: SB1070 = Legalized Profiling

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) continues its “Boycott Intolerance” campaign by producing a public service announcement (PSA) titled “Do I Look Illegal” and plans to air it in New York’s Times Square. continue reading »

Hispanic Running for Judgeship in Kentucky for First Time

Ellie Kerstetter is many things: lawyer, Brandeis Law School graduate, Goodwill Board Member and now the first Latino to run for a judgeship in the state of Kentucky. continue reading »