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Domestic Violence Deaths Rise 40% in Argentina

La Casa del Encuentro has released unofficial figures citing the death of 126 women as a result of domestic violence during the first half of this year. continue reading »

Shifting Priorities:  U.S. Hispanic’s Now View Immigration as No. 1 Concern Not Economy

A comprehensive study was just completed showing shifting priorities for the U.S. Latino population and a galvanization of this population behind the issue of immigration. The U.S. Hispanic community like the rest of America typically has listed jobs, the economy and education as priorities, not any more. The study shows that immigration is now statistically more important than jobs, specifically for every 9 out of 10 Latinos. continue reading »

Consumer Reports No Recomienda El IPhone 4

Consumer Reports No Recomienda El IPhone 4

La revista estadounidense Consumer Reports que se encarga de clasificar nuevos productos que entran al mercado reporto que el nuevo iPhone 4 tiene problemas de recepción causados por el diseño de su antena. continue reading »

Mexico’s Calderon Shuffles Ministry Posts- Again

Mexico’s Calderon Shuffles Ministry Posts- Again

With two years left in his term and an inability for Calderon to achieve consensus, replacements in Ministry positions are an effort to get the opposition to support important reforms. Calderon’s fourth interior minister, in four years will be Jose Francisco Blake. continue reading »

33 Yes, 27 No- Argentina Legalizes Same Sex Marriage

33 Yes, 27 No- Argentina Legalizes Same Sex Marriage

Argentina becomes the first country in Latin America to legalize same sex marriage. Gays and Lesbian s will enjoy all the same legal rights and responsibilities as heterosexual couples. Rights are significantly broader than civil unions as it encompasses the right to adopt, inheritance rights, and addition of partners to health care to name only a few. continue reading »

Gutierrez Hoping to See Immigration Reform Bill in House This Year

Gutierrez Hoping to See Immigration Reform Bill in House This Year

Rep Louis Gutierrez- D Il is hopeful that the House can pass immigration reform legislation before the November elections. Gutierrez claims to have the support of 200 colleagues in the House leaving him 17 short of the necessary majority. "I am very confident the House can act quickly on legislation," he said on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" program. continue reading »

Too Close for Comfort – Cuba’s Deepwater Drilling

Too Close for Comfort – Cuba’s Deepwater Drilling

60 miles away, less than an hour boat ride from the Florida coast, Cuba is preparing to do some deepwater drilling of its own. If the United States, British Petroleum and Admiral Thad Allen can’t figure out how to stem a U.S. leak it is unknown what it can and will do if there ‘s an accident caused by an unfriendly neighbor. continue reading »

First Latina Supreme Justice Sonia Sotomayor Will Publish her Memoir

First Latina Supreme Justice Sonia Sotomayor Will Publish her Memoir

The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group announced on Monday that it will publish the memoir of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina member in the Supreme Court. continue reading »

UN Calls For Urgent Action to Tackle Rising Youth Unemployment

The United Nations labor agency is calling for urgent action to tackle the crisis of youth unemployment, which has increased significantly in the wake of the global economic slowdown; nearly three times the average among adults. continue reading »

Robot Armies Could be the Next Border Defense Agents

Robot Armies Could be the Next Border Defense Agents

Tomorrow the House Homeland Security Committee will meet to discuss the use of robot aircraft to patrol America's borders. continue reading »

Child Labor Remains Rampant in Mexico

Child Labor Remains Rampant in Mexico

Mexico's National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi), similar to our Census Bureau, published results on the country's child labor practices through 2009. continue reading »

3 Millones de Niños Entre 5 a 17 Años Trabajan en México

El Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (Inegi), ayer publico los resultados del Módulo de Trabajo Infantil 2009 y se dieron a conocer las figuras mas recientes que indican que el trabajo infantil en México disminuyó de 3.6 a 3 millones entre 2007 y 2009. continue reading »

Surge una Carta con Datos de 1,300 Inmigrantes Hispanos en Utah

Los medios de comunicación y agencias de seguridad recibieron una carta anónima con los datos de 1,300 inmigrantes hispanos. continue reading »

When Billions Aren’t Enough: Slim Buying Gold Mines

When Billions Aren’t Enough: Slim Buying Gold Mines

Everyone has always said that Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu has the golden touch in business and now he actually has the gold as in gold mines. continue reading »

Penelope and Javier Are Married

Penelope and Javier Are Married

Spanish movie stars, Penelope Cruz and boyfriend, Javier Bardem quietly wed and Spain continues its streak of good fortunate: its tennis prodigy Rafael Nadal wins Wimbledon, the Spanish team wins the World Cup and now its two most recognizable exports wed! ¡¡¡Bravo!!! continue reading »