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Infographic: Bilingualism Across the U.S.

Infographic: Bilingualism Across the U.S.

While a majority of the country's population spoke English in 2007, data reveals that the population that speaks a language other than english has been increasing for about 30 years. While some may not like the sound of that, it does present the opportunity for those children to grow up as bilinguals. continue reading »

Environmental Group Commends Mexican Farmworker For His Stance on Food Justice

Environmental Group Commends Mexican Farmworker For His Stance on Food Justice

Lucas Benitez, a Mexican immigrant who helped organize fellow farmworkers in Florida, shared with colleague Greg Asbed the Natural Resources Defense Council's Growing Green Award in the category of Food Justice. continue reading »

Conflict Arises Over Mariela Castro Being Granted U.S. Visa for California Conference

Conflict Arises Over Mariela Castro Being Granted U.S. Visa for California Conference

Now that Raul Castro's daughter has received a U.S. visa to attend an academic event in California some are protesting. Mariela Castro was granted a visa by Secretary of State Hilary Clin continue reading »

New U.S. Census Report Shows More Than Half of Infants Are Minorities

New U.S. Census Report Shows More Than Half of Infants Are Minorities

For the first time in U.S. history, the majority of the population under the age of 1 are minorities, according to figures released Thursday by the Census Bureau. continue reading »

Pitbull Named One of the Top Songwriters of the Year

Pitbull Named One of the Top Songwriters of the Year

Cuban-American rapper Pitbull was named as one of three pop songwriters of the year at the BMI Pop Music Awards, handed out each year by U.S. performing rights organization Broadcast Music Inc. continue reading »

First Hispanic Woman to Preside On New Mexico Supreme Court Shares Advice for Young Latino Women

First Hispanic Woman to Preside On New Mexico Supreme Court Shares Advice for Young Latino Women

Judge Petra Jimenez Maes, well-known for her efforts to promote diversity, is the first Hispanic woman to preside on the New Mexico Supreme Court. continue reading »

Survey: Majority of Hispanic Teens Guilty of Texting While Driving

Survey: Majority of Hispanic Teens Guilty of Texting While Driving

Findings from a new survey commissioned by AT&T as part of the "It Can Wait"campaign indicate Hispanic teens are highly vulnerable when it comes to texting while driving. A shocking 54 percent of Hispanic teens admit to texting while driving, compared to 41 percent of Caucasian and 42 percent of African-American teenagers. continue reading »

The “Most Beautiful” Latinos Celebrate At People en Español Magazine Gala

The “Most Beautiful” Latinos Celebrate At People en Español Magazine Gala

Mexican songstress Thalia, in a sensual and short dress designed by Roberto Cavalli, and Dominican TV host Charytin Goyco in an elegant black outfit by countryman Oscar de la Renta, turned heads in New York during their red carpet appearances for People en Español magazine's "50 Most Beautiful" issue gala. continue reading »

Authorities Determine Fire at Cuba’s Airline Brokers Co. Was Deliberate

Authorities Determine Fire at Cuba’s Airline Brokers Co. Was Deliberate

The fire last month that ravaged an agency offering charter flights to Cuba from Miami was set deliberately, authorities determined. According to a Coral Gables Fire Department report, obtained by Miami's El continue reading »

Eva Mendes Remains Coy About Relationship With Ryan Gosling on Ellen Show (VIDEO)

Eva Mendes Remains Coy About Relationship With Ryan Gosling on Ellen Show (VIDEO)

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling put breakup rumors to rest when the hot couple was spotted holding hands in New York City. The duo, who met on the set of The Place Beyond The Pines, have yet to officially confirm their relationship. In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, the popular talk-show host joked about their non-confirmed relationship, asking the actress in a roundabout way. continue reading »

Latin Grammys Increase Nominees and Elect New Trustees

Latin Grammys Increase Nominees and Elect New Trustees

The Latin Recording Academy recently held its spring Board of Trustees meeting and The Academy's Trustees voted to expand the Rock Field and the Tropical Field, restructure the Pop Field, and develop the four General Categories to include 10 nominees each. This brings the total number of Latin GRAMMY Categories that will be recognized in November 2012 to 47 (previously 46). continue reading »

Latino Commission on AIDS Commends FDA Recommendations to Prevent HIV Infections

Latino Commission on AIDS Commends FDA Recommendations to Prevent HIV Infections

An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration recommended that Truvada, an antiretroviral medication used to treat HIV, should be used as a new prevention tool for people that are at high risk of being exposed to HIV. continue reading »

Stranded 50 Days in Costa Rican airport, Cuban Asylum Seeker Denied Entry

Stranded 50 Days in Costa Rican airport, Cuban Asylum Seeker Denied Entry

Costa Rica's migration court rejected on Friday a request for asylum from a Cuban who has spent the past 50 days at San Jose's Juan Santamaria International Airport. continue reading »

Broadway League Launches Viva Broadway to Bring More Latinos to the Theater

Broadway League Launches Viva Broadway to Bring More Latinos to the Theater

The Broadway League has created Viva Broadway, a new audience development partnership with the Hispanic community, to help bridge the world of Broadway with Latino audiences around the country. continue reading »

Chavez Returns to Venezuela, Announces Success of Cancer Therapy

Chavez Returns to Venezuela, Announces Success of Cancer Therapy

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned home from Cuba after an 11-day absence for cancer treatment, saying his latest round of radiation therapy had ended successfully and he is very optimistic about his recovery. continue reading »