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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 »

MALDEF to Sue California Car Washes for Unlawful Labor Practices

MALDEF to Sue California Car Washes for Unlawful Labor Practices

MALDEF will hold a press conference on Monday May 21, 2012 to announce details of a class action lawsuit against multiple southern California car washes. The car washes have maintained unlawful labor policies and practices resulting in thousands of hours of free labor at each car wash and a work environment depriving workers of their right to be paid, MALDEF is alleging. continue reading »

Could Hispanic Women Represent New Healthcare Marketing Target? Survey Says Yes

Could Hispanic Women Represent New Healthcare Marketing Target? Survey Says Yes

A new national survey commissioned by Cultur Health shows healthcare marketers should target insured Hispanic women ages 25-35. These young Latinas, representing a rapidly growing Hispanic demographic, are key healthcare gatekeepers – managing their own health needs and frequently those of their families, parents, grandparents and other relatives as well. continue reading »

More Latin Americans Have Wanderlust

More Latin Americans Have Wanderlust

Countries like Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia and especially Brazil are being watched attentively by the World Tourism Organization, or UNWTO, because of the "interesting growth" in the number of international tourists coming from those countries, an organization official said here Saturday. continue reading »

UN Urges Central America to Fight Organized Crime in the Region

UN Urges Central America to Fight Organized Crime in the Region

Senior United Nations officials drew the world’s attention to threats posed by transnational organized crime and drug trafficking in Central America and called for concerted global efforts to combat the scourge, which they said is spreading to other continents. continue reading »

Social Security Releases Illinois’s Top Baby Names of 2011

Social Security Releases Illinois’s Top Baby Names of 2011

The Social Security Administration today announced the most popular baby names in Illinois for 2011. Alexander and Sophia topped the list. continue reading »

Corrupt Puerto Rican Police Officer Sentenced to 24 Years for Being a Coke Distributor

Corrupt Puerto Rican Police Officer Sentenced to 24 Years for Being a Coke Distributor

David González-Pérez, a former Puerto Rico Police officer from Arecibo, Puerto Rico, was sentenced yesterday to 24 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Aida Delgado-Colón for conspiracy and attempt to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, announced U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez. González-Pérez was found guilty of 28 counts of conspiracy and attempt to possess with intent to distribute cocaine after a two-week trial in August 2011. continue reading »

J.T. Ready: The Link Between White Supremacy and Anti-Immigration Groups in Arizona

J.T. Ready: The Link Between White Supremacy and Anti-Immigration Groups in Arizona

Jason Todd Ready was a neo-Nazi who didn’t try to hide the fact that he was ready and willing to use deadly force on the U.S.-Mexico border to stop the incursion of undocumented immigrants. That his life came to a violent end was no surprise to those who, over the years, had tried to raise awareness about the danger to society posed by Ready and his associates. continue reading »

Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips Go Head-to-Head for ‘American Idol’ Title

Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips Go Head-to-Head for ‘American Idol’ Title

The audiences have spoken and the final two on American Idol have been revealed to be Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez. Joshua Ledet was eliminated on Thursday night, and he wanted to keep it together and not shed any tears – but when he started to get comfort from everyone else he “lost it a little.” continue reading »

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 »

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 »