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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 »

La Familia Narco Traffickers Plead Guilty to Operating in U.S.

La Familia Narco Traffickers Plead Guilty to Operating in U.S.

United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill; Steven E. Ibison, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Tampa Field Office; and Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube announce today that two brothers, Victor Peralta-Saucedo (25) and Guillermo Peralta-Saucedo (32) pled guilty to drug and money laundering charges. Both brothers are Mexican nationals residing in the United States illegally. Prior to their arrest, they lived in Bradenton. continue reading »

Mayan Celebrations Begin in Mexico With Traditional Events

Mayan Celebrations Begin in Mexico With Traditional Events

A pre-Columbian market, dances and offerings to the goddess Ixchel were the first events of the Sacred Maya Crossing, a tradition restored several years ago that is the first big event of the Maya year celebrations in Mexico. continue reading »

8 Arrested In Mexico May Be Linked To the Massacre of 49 People

8 Arrested In Mexico May Be Linked To the Massacre of 49 People

Mexican army soldiers detained eight purported members of the Gulf drug cartel during an operation in the small northeastern town of China, the Defense Secretariat said. 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 »

Activists Plan to Protest Carlos Slim’s Honorary Degree from George Washington University

Activists Plan to Protest Carlos Slim’s Honorary Degree from George Washington University

Nearly 1,000 Latino leaders, students, community activists and others from across the U.S. will come to the National Mall in Washington DC this Sunday, May 20th, 2012 to protest the presentation of Carlos Slim 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 »

2 Men With Connections to Mexican Cartel Are Convicted of Murder in San Diego

2 Men With Connections to Mexican Cartel Are Convicted of Murder in San Diego

Two men on the payroll of a Mexican drug kingpin operating in San Diego were convicted of murdering two people and then dissolving their bodies in acid. 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 »

With 50% of Farmworkers Undocumented,Females are Defenseless Against Sexual Abuse in US

With 50% of Farmworkers Undocumented,Females are Defenseless Against Sexual Abuse in US

Female farmworkers in the United States are defenseless against the sexual abuse to which they fall victim at their places of work, as in the case of a young undocumented Mexican woman who was deported when she reported the fact that a fellow worker had raped her. continue reading »

Watch Paul McCartney in Mexico City Concert Performing with Mariachis

Watch Paul McCartney in Mexico City Concert Performing with Mariachis

A crowd of over 200,000 people saw Sir Paul McCartney perform at the Zocalo of Mexico City this past weekend. The former Beatle took the stage a little after 9 p.m. in a red jacket and pink shirt. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Mexican Los Zetas Cartel Members Arrested in Guatemala

Blog del Narco: Mexican Los Zetas Cartel Members Arrested in Guatemala

Three suspected employees of Mexico's Los Zetas drug cartel were arrested in the eastern province of Zacapa after a gunfight with security forces, the Guatemalan interior minister said Thursday. The clash Wednesday in the town of Gualan resulted in no casualties, Mauricio Lopez told reporters in the capital. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Police Find $65,000 of Cocaine in Man’s Wheelchair Cushion

LATINO BLOTTER: Police Find $65,000 of Cocaine in Man’s Wheelchair Cushion

A 43-year-old male Mexican national was arrested Sunday for attempting to smuggle approximately 7.2 pounds of cocaine into the United States. The cocaine was stuffed in the seat cushion of his wheelchair. continue reading »

2 Mexicans in Texas Told Undocumented, “Welcome to Hell,” As They Arrived at Stash House

2 Mexicans in Texas Told Undocumented, “Welcome to Hell,” As They Arrived at Stash House

Two Mexican nationals were indicted Tuesday for conspiring to harbor aliens and alien harboring, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas. The investigation is being led by U.S. Immigration a 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 »