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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 »

Wilmer Valderrama Being Sued By Neighbor For “Too Much Noise”

Wilmer Valderrama Being Sued By Neighbor For “Too Much Noise”

Of all the neighbors in the world to live by, Wilmer Valderrama isn’t one person’s first choice, reports state. continue reading »

Jessica Sanchez Hopes to Follow in Beyonce’s Footsteps

Jessica Sanchez Hopes to Follow in Beyonce’s Footsteps

Jessica Sanchez, the 16-year-old runner-up in the latest season of "American Idol", told Efe on Friday that she wants of model her career on what Beyonce has done, and that she doesn't rule out singing in Spanish in the future. continue reading »

After 10 Years in Prison for Alllegedly Assaulting a Nurse, Roberto Anel Diaz Morales Exonerated

After 10 Years in Prison for Alllegedly Assaulting a Nurse, Roberto Anel Diaz Morales Exonerated

Roberto Anel Diaz Morales, sentenced in 2001 to 172 years in prison for taking part in a fatal assault on a young nurse, was freed after the Puerto Rican Supreme Court overturned his conviction. continue reading »

Two Puerto Rican Men Found Dead in Taxi

Two Puerto Rican Men Found Dead in Taxi

Two men were found dead in the wee hours of Friday inside a taxi in the San Juan neighborhood of Hato Rey, the Puerto Rico Police Department said. continue reading »

Only 2% of Congressional Representation is Latinos - Diversity Lacking in Government

Only 2% of Congressional Representation is Latinos - Diversity Lacking in Government

National Urban Fellows, one of the country’s oldest leadership development organizations, announced the findings of Diversity Counts: Racial and Ethnic Diversity among Public Service Leadership, the first comprehensive review of representation in government, philanthropy, and non-profit organizations. continue reading »

America Ferrera Launching “America4America” Campaign for Voto Latino

America Ferrera Launching “America4America” Campaign for Voto Latino

Voto Latino, is announcing the launch of the “America4America” on Thursday May 31st, spearheaded by America Ferrera. continue reading »

President Obama to Deliver Speech At NALEO Conference

President Obama to Deliver Speech At NALEO Conference

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) announced today that President Barack Obama will address the nation’s Latino leadership at the organization’s 29th Annual Conference on Friday, June 22, in Orlando, Florida. continue reading »

Innovative Program for Latino Students: 100 Role Models in 100 Hours

Innovative Program for Latino Students: 100 Role Models in 100 Hours

A tried and tested role model program for Hispanic middle school students will begin in San Antonio, Texas with an initiative to recruit 100 role models in 100 hours. The HISPA Role Model Bureau, a national non-profit organization that provides professional Hispanic role models for young students, is hosting a recruiting event on May 25 at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). continue reading »

Carlos Beltran Proving Baseball Critics Wrong

Carlos Beltran Proving Baseball Critics Wrong

So far Beltran has shown to be a leader in the clubhouse as well as on the field. He has helped the Cardinals to a 25 in 19 record; which is enough for first place in the National League Central. continue reading »

Undocumented Law Graduate Awaits California Supreme Court Decision

Undocumented Law Graduate Awaits California Supreme Court Decision

Sergio Garcia graduated from law school three years ago, but he cannot practice his profession because he is undocumented, and so the California Bar Association is asking the state Supreme Court to make an exception and approve his license. continue reading »

Constructing “HeelCondoms” Reduces Sentences For Puerto Rican Inmates

Constructing “HeelCondoms” Reduces Sentences For Puerto Rican Inmates

Inmates at Vega Alta women's prison in Puerto Rico are reducing their sentences thanks to their daily work of sewing "HeelCondoms," colorful and varied accessories that fit onto the heels of women's shoes. continue reading »

Producer Who Has Worked With LatAm Elite Hopes To Establish Singing Career

Producer Who Has Worked With LatAm Elite Hopes To Establish Singing Career

Gocho is preparing his second album with which, after a solid career as a producer and songwriter, he is seeking to further establish himself with the public as a singer. continue reading »