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Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

In letters to Kennedy Center executives, Caroline Kennedy, President Obama, and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) are calling for major changes in the process by which Kennedy Center Honorees are selected and asking why there is a constant pattern of exclusion of Latinos. The groups' demands follow the recent announcement of the 2012 Honorees, none of whom are Latino artists. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Pollution in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Pollution in Latin America

Globally, outdoor urban air pollution kills 2 million people annually and indoor air pollution causes 2 million premature deaths. In Latin America, 100 million people in are exposed to levels of air pollution that exceed the recommended standards. With these rates it is important to look at the health and environmental issues connected to pollution. HS-News takes a look at which countries are culprits and which are taking strides towards environmental protection. continue reading »

Candidate for Puerto Rican Governor Opposes Same-Sex Marriage

Candidate for Puerto Rican Governor Opposes Same-Sex Marriage

The main opposition candidate for governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro Garcia Padilla, said Friday he is opposed to same-sex marriage. "I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. Having said that, it can't be used as an excuse to discriminat continue reading »

Puerto Rican Singer Ambar Returning to the Stage After Raising Son

Puerto Rican Singer Ambar Returning to the Stage After Raising Son

Puerto Rican singer Ambar is achieving her dream by bringing her music to the international market with her seventh album "Libre." Born Alma Iris Acosta, the singer made her debut in 1987 with the album "L continue reading »

Immigration Rates Decrease, Proportion of Latinos Among Immigrants Drops in 2011

Immigration Rates Decrease, Proportion of Latinos Among Immigrants Drops in 2011

Immigration to the United States last year had its smallest increase in a decade, and the proportion of Latin Americans among immigrants fell, according to calculations published Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Had Highest Number of Corruption Cases in the U.S. in 2011

Puerto Rico Had Highest Number of Corruption Cases in the U.S. in 2011

The U.S. Attorney's Office brought 130 prosecutions for official corruption in 2011, more than any one of the country's 92 other judicial districts, according to a report from the Justice Department's Public Integrity Section. continue reading »

Today’s Latin Americans Living 45 Years Longer than Those in 1900

Today’s Latin Americans Living 45 Years Longer than Those in 1900

The average life expectancy in Latin America has risen from 29 years in 1900 to 74 years in 2010, according to a study presented by the Pan American Health Organization, or PAHO. continue reading »

Miss Puerto Rico 1985, Iris Matias is Terminally Ill

Miss Puerto Rico 1985, Iris Matias is Terminally Ill

Miss Puerto Rico 1985, Iris Matias, is suffering from terminal pulmonary hypertension which has her bedridden and dependent on a machine connected to her heart that provides the necessary medications to keep her alive. continue reading »

Border Patrol Seizes 2,000 Pounds of Coke Worth $22 Million on Tuna Beach in Puerto Rico

Border Patrol Seizes 2,000 Pounds of Coke Worth $22 Million on Tuna Beach in Puerto Rico

Four individuals landing a boat in the southern coast of Puerto Rico were caught and arrested by Customs and Border Protection's U.S. Border Patrol agents and the Puerto Rico Police Department continue reading »

Puerto Rican Boxer Hector “Macho” Camacho to Have Show on You Tube (VIDEO)

Puerto Rican Boxer Hector “Macho” Camacho to Have Show on You Tube (VIDEO)

Former Puerto Rican boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho will have his own program on YouTube's NuevOn channel on which his fans will be able to follow the ex-pugilist as he looks for a new love, his representatives said Tuesday. continue reading »

President Obama Denies Neglecting Latin America During First Term

President Obama Denies Neglecting Latin America During First Term

U.S. President Barack Obama denied Thursday - contrary to what many of his critics contend - that he has neglected Latin America and said that his administration has been "very aggressive" in trying to broaden relations with the region. continue reading »

Prison Fight in Puerto Rico Injures 10 Inmates

Prison Fight in Puerto Rico Injures 10 Inmates

At least 10 inmates were injured in a fight Thursday at the Bayamon Regional Prison in the San Juan metropolitan area, Puerto Rican Department of Corrections spokeswoman Damarisse Martinez said. continue reading »

Gubernatorial Candidate Garcia Padilla Gets Caught in Altercation

Gubernatorial Candidate Garcia Padilla Gets Caught in Altercation

The opposition Popular Democratic Party, or PPD, candidate for Puerto Rico's governorship, Alejandro Garcia Padilla, found himself enmeshed Thursday in an altercation at the State Elections Commission in San Juan when he accompanied a group of citizens who were intending to register to vote. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Economic Competitiveness in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Economic Competitiveness in Latin America

The 2012-2013 Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) covers 144 major and emerging economies. The report assesses the ability of countries to provide high levels of prosperity to their citizens. Scoring a variety of indicators out of a possible 7 points, below is a sampling of where LatAm ranked globally. continue reading »

Carnival Cruise Could be Found Liable in Shooting Death of Quinceañera  During Land Excursion

Carnival Cruise Could be Found Liable in Shooting Death of Quinceañera During Land Excursion

The parents of Liz Marie Perez Chaparro are hoping the courts will find Carnival Cruise liable for the 2010 shooting death of their daughter during a land excursion in the Virgin Islands. continue reading »