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New Film Starring Oscar Winner Ernest Borgnine Hopes to Unite Latinos and Anglos

New Film Starring Oscar Winner Ernest Borgnine Hopes to Unite Latinos and Anglos

"The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez," starring Ernest Borgnine, Barry Corbin and Carla Ortiz is, according to its actors, a bridge of respect between the Latino and Anglo cultures. continue reading »

RUBIO WATCH:  Marco Rubio on Anniversary of Osama Bin Laden’s Death

RUBIO WATCH:  Marco Rubio on Anniversary of Osama Bin Laden’s Death

This week in Marco Rubio's weekly newsletter the Senator from Florida noted the anniversary of Osama Bin Laden's death by reflecting on the future of the country's national security. He also called for passage of The Down Payment to Protect National Security Act, a bill he cosponsored, which stops the automatic, across-the-board cuts to our nation’s defense capabilities. continue reading »

Univision’s “Despierta America” Celebrates 15 Years

Univision’s “Despierta America” Celebrates 15 Years

Univision morning show "Despierta America" (Wake Up America), the highest-rated among Hispanics, celebrated its 15th anniversary Friday with a special featuring its most memorable moments and many, many thanks to viewers for welcoming the program into their homes each day. continue reading »

Historic NY Church With Ties to Latino Community Competing for Preservation Grant - LET’S HELP THEM

Historic NY Church With Ties to Latino Community Competing for Preservation Grant - LET’S HELP THEM

Historic St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery is one of 40 New York landmark’s chosen to compete for a portion of $3 million in grant money marked for historic preservation projects through Partners in Preservation. continue reading »

Listen up Latinos: Summer Job Opportunities Available Online Using New Search Applications

Listen up Latinos: Summer Job Opportunities Available Online Using New Search Applications

Four weeks ago the US Office of Science and Technology Policy launched the first-ever White House Code Sprint, challenging app developers to build job search apps using the opportunities found in the Summer Jobs+ bank. The Summer Jobs+ initiative is a new call-to-action for businesses, non-profits, and government to provide pathways to employment for low-income and disconnected youth in the summer of 2012. continue reading »

Romney Disingenuous to Support Chinese Activist but Not Latino Immigrants Seeking a Better Life

Romney Disingenuous to Support Chinese Activist but Not Latino Immigrants Seeking a Better Life

Mitt Romney has come out calling the US policy on Chen Guangcheng, a political dissidence, a “dark day for freedom” and “a day of shame for the Obama administration.” With such bold quotes on immigrant’s rights, you would think that he would support humane immigration laws at in the US, however, he remains entrenched in his no amnesty, self-deportation position. continue reading »

Kelly Ripa: Mark Consuelos won’t be the permanent co-host of ‘LIVE! With Kelly’

Kelly Ripa: Mark Consuelos won’t be the permanent co-host of ‘LIVE! With Kelly’

It's been said that one should never mix business with pleasure and that is why you won’t see Mark Consuelos permanently in the co-host chair on LIVE! With Kelly. continue reading »

Cardinal Timothy Dolan Weighs in on Immigration Reform and Contraception

Cardinal Timothy Dolan Weighs in on Immigration Reform and Contraception

Cardinal Timothy Dolan weighed in on immigration reform, contraception and the Catholic Church today in an exclusive interview on MSNBC’s “Jansing & Co.” continue reading »

Who Speaks Spanish Best? by Raul Guerrero

Who Speaks Spanish Best? by Raul Guerrero

Are Spain, Latin America and Hispanic US, paraphrasing Oscar Wilde, worlds separated by the same language? Argentinos and uruguayos pronounce ll, y and g as English speakers do the sh in she, and some bolivianos and ecuatorianos pronounce the ll as the l in Leonor, while other Spanish-speakers do as the y in yo-yo. continue reading »

Shakira And Ronaldo Top 2012 Latino Social Media Ranking

Shakira And Ronaldo Top 2012 Latino Social Media Ranking

@Plus_Three, the leading online marketing firm for Hispanic causes and organizations, today released its 2012 Latino Social Media Ranking (#2012LatinoRanking) analysis. continue reading »

Ship Named After Prominent Civil Rights Activist Cesar Chavez to be Christened by US Navy

Ship Named After Prominent Civil Rights Activist Cesar Chavez to be Christened by US Navy

The Navy will christen and launch the dry cargo/ammunition ship the USNS Cesar Chavez, Saturday, May 5, 2012, during a 7:30 p.m. PDT ceremony at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego. continue reading »

Costa Rican Company President Guilty of Massive Fraud in U.S., Spends Money on Soccer Team

Costa Rican Company President Guilty of Massive Fraud in U.S., Spends Money on Soccer Team

The president of a Costa Rican company that sold reinsurance bonds to life settlement companies was found guilty by a federal jury in Richmond, Va., for carrying out a half-billion-dollar fraud scheme that affected more than 2,000 victims throughout the United States and abroad. continue reading »

Costa Rican President Comes to the Rescue of Hit and Run Victims

Costa Rican President Comes to the Rescue of Hit and Run Victims

Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla became the heroine of a tragic hit and run accident injuring three people last night when her security detail arrived on the scene. continue reading »

MAD MAX: Mel Gibson Loses it in Costa Rica, Screenwriter Provides Audio Proof

MAD MAX: Mel Gibson Loses it in Costa Rica, Screenwriter Provides Audio Proof

Just a few months after formerly-troubled actor Robert Downey Jr. asked the world, Hollywood in particular, to forgive Mel Gibson for his drunken anti-Semitic rants, the Mad Max star is just that, completely mad. continue reading »

First Tax Fraud Conviction in Costa Rica’s History, 10 Year Sentence

First Tax Fraud Conviction in Costa Rica’s History, 10 Year Sentence

Maira Marlene Zamora Alvarado, will spend the next ten years in prison and pay a fine of $180 million colones, after being found guilty of tax fraud in Costa Rica. This is the first tax fraud conviction in the country’s history. Zamora Alvarado is the sister of Movimiento Libertario party legislator, Mireya Zamora. continue reading »