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Eva Mendes Disproves Early Hollywood Critics

Eva Mendes Disproves Early Hollywood Critics

Hispanic film star Eva Mendes is proud of her career after many initially said of her that her look was not "commercial," she told Efe at the U.S. screening of the comedy "Girl in Progress." continue reading »

Gloria Estefan to Appear on “Glee” Season Finale

Gloria Estefan to Appear on “Glee” Season Finale

Cuban American singer Gloria Estefan confirmed Wednesday, via Twitter, her upcoming participation in the successful musical television series "Glee" in the role of the mother of Cheerio Santana, played by Naya Rivera. continue reading »

Suspicious Details Regarding the Arrest of Prominent Cuban Dissident

Suspicious Details Regarding the Arrest of Prominent Cuban Dissident

The opposition Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation denounced the fact that dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer, who spent eight years in prison as one of the "Group of 75," was arrested on Wednesday in Havana. continue reading »

Cuban Tourism to See Boost with Increased Capacity and New Destinations

Cuban Tourism to See Boost with Increased Capacity and New Destinations

Cuba is intending to increase its hotel capacity on its offshore keys and islets to take advantage of the economic opportunities offered by tourism, according to leaders in the sector attending the 32nd International Fitur Fair. continue reading »

New Accusations of Discrimination Against Latinos in North Carolina School District

New Accusations of Discrimination Against Latinos in North Carolina School District

A North Carolina school system is defending itself against the accusations of two civil rights defense groups that it discriminates against the families of Hispanic students by not providing information in Spanish. continue reading »

Ikea Accused of Using Cuban Prisoners to Make their Products in the 1980s

Ikea Accused of Using Cuban Prisoners to Make their Products in the 1980s

Amid news that Swedish-based furniture company Ikea was looking to open a store in Puerto Rico, claims have surfaced saying Cuban dissidents and East Germans were forced to make its products. continue reading »

Supermodel Bar Refaeli Bares All For Her Lingerie Line

Supermodel Bar Refaeli Bares All For Her Lingerie Line

Bar Refaeli is completely naked in a new ad campaign for her underwear company, Under.Me. continue reading »

Univision Stations Are Most Watched Local Newscasts in the Country

Univision Stations Are Most Watched Local Newscasts in the Country

Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, today announced that for the second consecutive sweep month, its owned-and-operated (O&O) television stations in Los Angeles and New York led all other stations in the country with the most watched early and late local newscasts, among Adults 18-34 and 18-49, regardless of language. continue reading »

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 »

Alan Gross Calls Offer to Fly Terminally Ill Mother to Cuba “Baloney”

Alan Gross Calls Offer to Fly Terminally Ill Mother to Cuba “Baloney”

U.S. contractor Alan Gross, behind bars in Cuba since December 2009, termed an alleged offer by the island's authorities to fly in his terminally ill mother "baloney." 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 »

Cubans Injecting Themselves with Sunflower Oil to Build Massive Muscles

Cubans Injecting Themselves with Sunflower Oil to Build Massive Muscles

Injections of kitchen oils such as soy and sunflower has grown among Cubans seeking to build massive muscles, the Communist Party daily Granma said Friday, calling the practice "deplorable" and irresponsible. continue reading »