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INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

With daily reports of homicides, violent crimes, and corruption occurring in Latin America it is obvious that Latin America is struggling with peace. Check out Hispanically Speaking News's Infographic to see the global rankings and scores of Latin American countries in terms of peace. continue reading »

Former Boxer “Macho” Camacho Ordered Not to Contact Son, Ex-Wife

Former Boxer “Macho” Camacho Ordered Not to Contact Son, Ex-Wife

A judge in Central Florida ordered former boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho to have no contact with his 13-year-old son pending a verdict in the child abuse case against the retired athlete. continue reading »

Daddy Yankee to Perform at Messi’s “Match of the Stars”

Daddy Yankee to Perform at Messi’s “Match of the Stars”

Puerto Rican singer Daddy Yankee will perform Thursday in Bogota during the benefit Match of the Stars, which will donate part of its box office to the Leo Messi Foundation, its representative said. continue reading »

ACLU Denounces PR Police with Report - “Island of Impunity: Puerto Rico’s Outlaw Police Force”

ACLU Denounces PR Police with Report - “Island of Impunity: Puerto Rico’s Outlaw Police Force”

The Puerto Rico Police Department "is steeped in a culture of unrestrained abuse and near-total impunity" and promised reforms have yet to materialize, the American Civil Liberties Union says in a report released Tuesday. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Accepts Plea Deal For His Role in $7 Million Heist

Puerto Rican Accepts Plea Deal For His Role in $7 Million Heist

A militant Puerto Rican independence activist has accepted a plea deal for his role in a record-setting 1983 armored-truck robbery in Connecticut. continue reading »

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and the Caribbean face annual damages in the order of $100 billion by 2050 from diminishing agricultural yields, disappearing glaciers, flooding, droughts and other events triggered by a warming planet, according to the findings of a new report to be released at the Rio+20 summit. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Schools to Teach Most Classes in English

Puerto Rican Schools to Teach Most Classes in English

English will gradually replace Spanish as the language taught in Puerto Rico's public schools under a 10-year plan due to enter into force later this summer, Education Secretary Edward Moreno Alonso told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Roselyn Sanchez to Celebrate Her Daughter’s Baptism in Puerto Rico

Roselyn Sanchez to Celebrate Her Daughter’s Baptism in Puerto Rico

Actress and singer Roselyn Sanchez said Thursday she will baptize her daughter, Sebella Rose, in her native Puerto Rico. "Desperate because September 9 is coming. Crazy to do RS Triathlon For Life and for Sebella to go to Puerto Rico for the 1st time! And to baptize her! Happy!" said Sanchez via Twitter. continue reading »

Ricky Martin is the Most Influential Person Fighting for LGBT Rights, Says Report

Ricky Martin is the Most Influential Person Fighting for LGBT Rights, Says Report

Puerto Rican singer and actor Ricky Martin tops the list of the 20 most influential people in the United States in fighting for the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and transsexual, or LGBTT, community, the Huffington Post reported. continue reading »

17-Year-Old Carlos Correa Number One in MLB Draft, Making Puerto Rican Sports History

17-Year-Old Carlos Correa Number One in MLB Draft, Making Puerto Rican Sports History

In last night’s Major League Baseball’s Amateur Draft the Houston Astros selected shortstop Carlos Correa of the Puerto Rican Baseball Academy and High School with the first overall pick. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Sees Bloodiest Weekend in 2012 With 17 Murdered in 2 Days

Puerto Rico Sees Bloodiest Weekend in 2012 With 17 Murdered in 2 Days

Seventeen people were murdered over the past two days in Puerto Rico on the island's bloodiest weekend so far this year, bringing the number of violent deaths in 2012 to 389. continue reading »

Argentine University Honors Calle 13’s Cultural Contributions

Argentine University Honors Calle 13’s Cultural Contributions

Puerto Rican urban band Calle 13 has been honored by Argentina's National University of La Plata for its contributions to popular communication and culture, the institution said. continue reading »

Senators Say Yes to English in Puerto Rican Classrooms, but No to English-Only

Senators Say Yes to English in Puerto Rican Classrooms, but No to English-Only

Opposition Popular Democratic Party, or PPD, Sen. Juan Eugenio Hernandez Mayoral told Efe on Thursday that the English-only schooling that the administration of pro-statehood Gov. Luis Fortuño continue reading »

US: Puerto Rico: Failure of the State

US: Puerto Rico: Failure of the State

The Puerto Rican economy has come a long way since it started to industrialize and modernize in the mid-1900s through what was called "Operation Bootstrap" in English, or "Operación Manos a la Obra" in Spanish. continue reading »

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

While Latino organizations point to Texas as a state where election results will be determined by Hispanics, the two Democrats vying to represent El Paso in Congress say that what they believe most important are border issues, apart from any ethnic differences. continue reading »