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Cuban Men Rescued by Disney Cruise Ship Near Key West - Were They Trying to Get to U.S.?

Cuban Men Rescued by Disney Cruise Ship Near Key West - Were They Trying to Get to U.S.?

While one cruise ship defends itself for not helping stranded boaters, some of who died, another is being called heroic. Over the weekend, cruise ship Disney Fantasy embarked from Port Canaveral, on its way to Gra continue reading »

Cuba’s Sugar Harvest Fell Short By 68,000 tons

Cuba’s Sugar Harvest Fell Short By 68,000 tons

The 2011-2012 sugar harvest in Cuba was 16 percent bigger than the year before, but the results were "modest" and "insufficient" following a disappointing growing season, government officials said. continue reading »

RUBIO WATCH:  Senator’s First Trip to Cuba is to Guantanamo Bay

RUBIO WATCH:  Senator’s First Trip to Cuba is to Guantanamo Bay

Yesterday, Florida Senator Marco Rubio made a visit to the homeland of his parents when he made a surprise visit to Guantanamo Bay to meet with military personnel. continue reading »

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

While Latino organizations point to Texas as a state where election results will be determined by Hispanics, the two Democrats vying to represent El Paso in Congress say that what they believe most important are border issues, apart from any ethnic differences. continue reading »

Wilmer Valderrama Being Sued By Neighbor For “Too Much Noise”

Wilmer Valderrama Being Sued By Neighbor For “Too Much Noise”

Of all the neighbors in the world to live by, Wilmer Valderrama isn’t one person’s first choice, reports state. continue reading »

Jessica Sanchez Hopes to Follow in Beyonce’s Footsteps

Jessica Sanchez Hopes to Follow in Beyonce’s Footsteps

Jessica Sanchez, the 16-year-old runner-up in the latest season of "American Idol", told Efe on Friday that she wants of model her career on what Beyonce has done, and that she doesn't rule out singing in Spanish in the future. continue reading »

Only 2% of Congressional Representation is Latinos - Diversity Lacking in Government

Only 2% of Congressional Representation is Latinos - Diversity Lacking in Government

National Urban Fellows, one of the country’s oldest leadership development organizations, announced the findings of Diversity Counts: Racial and Ethnic Diversity among Public Service Leadership, the first comprehensive review of representation in government, philanthropy, and non-profit organizations. continue reading »

,Pitcher Aroldis Chapman Sued for Causing Cuban-American’s Imprisonment in Cuba

,Pitcher Aroldis Chapman Sued for Causing Cuban-American’s Imprisonment in Cuba

Two Spanish-language newspapers in Miami, Florida are reporting that Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is being sued for $18 million dollars for causing the imprisonment of a Cuban-American in Cuba. continue reading »

America Ferrera Launching “America4America” Campaign for Voto Latino

America Ferrera Launching “America4America” Campaign for Voto Latino

Voto Latino, is announcing the launch of the “America4America” on Thursday May 31st, spearheaded by America Ferrera. continue reading »

President Obama to Deliver Speech At NALEO Conference

President Obama to Deliver Speech At NALEO Conference

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) announced today that President Barack Obama will address the nation’s Latino leadership at the organization’s 29th Annual Conference on Friday, June 22, in Orlando, Florida. continue reading »

Innovative Program for Latino Students: 100 Role Models in 100 Hours

Innovative Program for Latino Students: 100 Role Models in 100 Hours

A tried and tested role model program for Hispanic middle school students will begin in San Antonio, Texas with an initiative to recruit 100 role models in 100 hours. The HISPA Role Model Bureau, a national non-profit organization that provides professional Hispanic role models for young students, is hosting a recruiting event on May 25 at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). continue reading »

Did an Embezzlement Scandal Put an End to Cuba’s Internet Plans or Was it Fear of An Uprising?

Did an Embezzlement Scandal Put an End to Cuba’s Internet Plans or Was it Fear of An Uprising?

In February 2011, a ceremony was held to announce an undersea fiber-optic project that was said would boost the island nation’s internet capacity 3000-fold. continue reading »

Undocumented Law Graduate Awaits California Supreme Court Decision

Undocumented Law Graduate Awaits California Supreme Court Decision

Sergio Garcia graduated from law school three years ago, but he cannot practice his profession because he is undocumented, and so the California Bar Association is asking the state Supreme Court to make an exception and approve his license. continue reading »

Reds’ Aroldis Chapman Arrested Doing 93 mph and No Drivers License

Reds’ Aroldis Chapman Arrested Doing 93 mph and No Drivers License

Aroldis Chapman may be the Cincinnati Reds closer but early on Monday, Grove City;, Ohio Police labeled him a speeder. The “Cuban Missle” was clocked driving 93mph in his Mercedes. continue reading »

MALDEF to Sue California Car Washes for Unlawful Labor Practices

MALDEF to Sue California Car Washes for Unlawful Labor Practices

MALDEF will hold a press conference on Monday May 21, 2012 to announce details of a class action lawsuit against multiple southern California car washes. The car washes have maintained unlawful labor policies and practices resulting in thousands of hours of free labor at each car wash and a work environment depriving workers of their right to be paid, MALDEF is alleging. continue reading »