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ACLU Alleges Extensive Abuse by U.S. Border Patrol

ACLU Alleges Extensive Abuse by U.S. Border Patrol

The American Civil Liberties Union today demanded a federal investigation into allegations of rampant abuse of individuals, including U.S. citizens and legal residents, by Customs and Border Protection agents at ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border. continue reading »

Sirius XM Adding More Latino Content with ‘Latin Grammy En Vivo’ Show

Sirius XM Adding More Latino Content with ‘Latin Grammy En Vivo’ Show

National Latino Broadcasting (NLB) announced the launch of Latin GRAMMY En Vivo, a daily show airing on SiriusXM EN VIVO channel 147 at 4:00 pm ET. Hosted by industry veteran Kike Posada, Latin GRAMMY En Vivo is jointly produced by NLB and The Latin Recording Academy, the non-profit organization that recognizes excellence in the recorded arts and sciences through its annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, the most prestigious award in Latin music. continue reading »

National Hispanic Media: Go See Eva Mendes’ Girl In Progress this Weekend.

National Hispanic Media: Go See Eva Mendes’ Girl In Progress this Weekend.

The performance of a film on its opening weekend is crucial. NHMC encourages you to go and watch Eva Mendes, Cierra Ramirez, and Eugenio Derbez this weekend, May 11, in Girl in Progress. continue reading »

Univision Launching 3 Webnovelas In Connection with New Digital Network

Univision Launching 3 Webnovelas In Connection with New Digital Network

This past Friday, Univision, the top network for Spanish-speaking viewers, announced that it would launch a new video digital network and three webnovelas. Webnovelas are similar to telenovelas in the sense that the stories end in cliffhangers, but you will not find these on your TV. continue reading »

House Passes Amendment That Blocks DOJ’s Ability to Challenge Anti-Immigrant Laws

House Passes Amendment That Blocks DOJ’s Ability to Challenge Anti-Immigrant Laws

Late Tuesday night, the House of Representatives pushed through an amendment that would cut off the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) ability to bring new challenges or join existing challenges to nine specific state racial profiling, anti-immigrant laws. continue reading »

Romeo Santos Leads “Premios Juventud” Nominations With 11

Romeo Santos Leads “Premios Juventud” Nominations With 11

In a first-ever, exclusive live streaming event at PremiosJuventud.com today, Univision revealed the names of superstars nominated by viewers for its 9th annual edition of “Premios Juventud” (Youth Awards). continue reading »

Rubio Watch: Senator To Receive The Latino Coalition’s Tributo Award and Deliver Keynote at Summit

Rubio Watch: Senator To Receive The Latino Coalition’s Tributo Award and Deliver Keynote at Summit

The Latino Coalition, the leading Latino non-profit small business organization founded in 1995 with a commitment of building communities and partnerships for a stronger America, announced that U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida will provide a keynote address and receive the annual Tributo Award at its Annual Economic Summit. continue reading »

Expert Recognizes Issues in Puerto Rican Bilingual Education Program

Expert Recognizes Issues in Puerto Rican Bilingual Education Program

The academic director of Spain's Cervantes Institute noted here the problems involved in establishing public bilingual education in Puerto Rico, where Spanish is the mother tongue of the vast majority. continue reading »

Dengue Costs Puerto Rico Almost $40 Billion Per Year

Dengue Costs Puerto Rico Almost $40 Billion Per Year

A study in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene has revealed that mosquito-borne dengue disease costs the island territory of Peru ne continue reading »

Experts Say Gay Marriage Will Not Alienate Hispanic Voters

Experts Say Gay Marriage Will Not Alienate Hispanic Voters

The historic and politically risky announcement by President Barack Obama supporting same-sex marriage comes at a time when the largely Catholic Hispanic community is also evolving its opinion on the matter, experts consulted on the subject on Thursday told Efe. continue reading »

Eva Mendes Disproves Early Hollywood Critics

Eva Mendes Disproves Early Hollywood Critics

Hispanic film star Eva Mendes is proud of her career after many initially said of her that her look was not "commercial," she told Efe at the U.S. screening of the comedy "Girl in Progress." continue reading »

Gloria Estefan to Appear on “Glee” Season Finale

Gloria Estefan to Appear on “Glee” Season Finale

Cuban American singer Gloria Estefan confirmed Wednesday, via Twitter, her upcoming participation in the successful musical television series "Glee" in the role of the mother of Cheerio Santana, played by Naya Rivera. continue reading »

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 »

Over 300 Pounds of Cocaine Seized Near Northern Coast of Puerto Rico

Over 300 Pounds of Cocaine Seized Near Northern Coast of Puerto Rico

Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) law enforcement authorities, working in support of the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force (CCSF), arrested 2 smugglers, seizing a boat and a drug shipment of approximately 154 kilos (339.5 pounds) of cocaine during a maritime interdiction early Friday evening off the northern coast of Dorado, Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Miguel Cotto Battles Floyd Mayweather and Loses in Unanimous Decision

Miguel Cotto Battles Floyd Mayweather and Loses in Unanimous Decision

Puerto Rico’s favorite boxer, Miguel Cotto, gave quit a show to his fans and all the pay-per-view audience watching his fight against Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather was victorious at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas with scores of 117-111, 1117-111 and 118-110 but Cotto rode it out until the 12th and final round. continue reading »