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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 »

Peruvian Fighting Out of New Zealand Dies 32 Seconds into First Fight

Peruvian Fighting Out of New Zealand Dies 32 Seconds into First Fight

A Peruvian kickboxer fighting out of New Zealand died after he dropped to the mat during his debut bout in Tahiti. Kickboxer Willman Rodriguez Gomez’s family is devastated after the 29-year-old collapsed ju continue reading »

Peru’s No. 1 Export is Now Gold, Totaling $2.57 billion in Year’s First Quarter

Peru’s No. 1 Export is Now Gold, Totaling $2.57 billion in Year’s First Quarter

Peru's gold sales totaled $2.57 billion in the first quarter of this year, making the commodity the country's top export, the National Mining, Petroleum and Energy Society, or SNMPE, said. continue reading »

Jilted Peruvian Lover Extorts Webcam Nudes and Cash, Then Sends Out to Family and Friends

Jilted Peruvian Lover Extorts Webcam Nudes and Cash, Then Sends Out to Family and Friends

A Peruvian national was sentenced to six months in prison for demanding nude photographs and cash from a South American woman after she ended their online relationship. continue reading »

Peruvian Artist Mario Testino Announces 1st Exhibition for Non-Profit Organization  ‘MATE’

Peruvian Artist Mario Testino Announces 1st Exhibition for Non-Profit Organization ‘MATE’

Peruvian artist Mario Testino has announced the opening of MATE - Asociación Mario Testino in Lima, Peru. The non-profit focuses on the photographer's work, calling it a "manifestation of his desire to contribute to the cultural heritage of Peru." continue reading »

Peru’s New Amazon Road Could Threaten Uncontacted Tribes’ Land

Peru’s New Amazon Road Could Threaten Uncontacted Tribes’ Land

Peru’s Congress is about to approve a highly controversial road that will divide the Madre de Dios Reserve, where at least two uncontacted tribes live. continue reading »

Peru Recognizes Grammy Winner Tania Libertad for 50-year Career

Peru Recognizes Grammy Winner Tania Libertad for 50-year Career

Peruvian Foreign Minister Rafael Roncagliolo awarded the Order of Merit for Distinguished Service in the "degree of great officer" to singer Tania Libertad for her 50-year artistic career. 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 »

Heavy Rains in Peru Leave 260,000 Homeless and 53 Dead over Last 6 Months

Heavy Rains in Peru Leave 260,000 Homeless and 53 Dead over Last 6 Months

Since November last year, when the rains began to fall in Peru, until recent days, the total affected by natural disasters is very high. The news, sent to Fides from the Catholic radio station Onda Azul in Puno, reports the data in the Report of the National Institute of Civil Defense, regarding the consequences of heavy rains in the last 6 months: 53 deaths, 267,391 homeless, 9,383 houses destroyed. 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 »

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 »