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Female Prison Official Killed in Venezuela

Female Prison Official Killed in Venezuela

An official of the Andean Region Penitentiary Center, or CPRA, in the western Venezuelan state of Merida, died after being shot six times by two men who intercepted her as she was on her way home, the daily Panorama said. 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 »

State Department Announces Basketball Envoy Program to Venezuela

State Department Announces Basketball Envoy Program to Venezuela

The U.S. State Department and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that they will send Nykesha Sales, a six-time Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) All-Star, to Venezuela May 28 - June 1. Sales will join Greivis Vasquez, a Venezuelan-born player with NBA’s New Orleans Hornets, to participate in a U.S. government exchange program that brings people together for greater understanding through sports. 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 »

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 »

Hugo Chavez Vows to Launch Re-election Campaign for ‘Unprecedented’ Defeat Against Opponents

Hugo Chavez Vows to Launch Re-election Campaign for ‘Unprecedented’ Defeat Against Opponents

Venezuela’s controversial President Hugo Chavez made his first public appearance since returning from his last cancer treatment in Cuba. continue reading »

To Aid in Search of Rebels, Venezuela and Colombia Militarize Shared Border

To Aid in Search of Rebels, Venezuela and Colombia Militarize Shared Border

The governments of Colombia and Venezuela on Tuesday consolidated their joint fight against Colombian rebels, militarizing both sides of the border in the hunt for guerrillas who killed 12 soldiers in Colombia and later returned to their base in the neighboring country. continue reading »

Designer Carolina Herrera Reaches New Milestone - $1 Billion in Sales

Designer Carolina Herrera Reaches New Milestone - $1 Billion in Sales

Venezuelan fashion designer, Carolina Herrera, has reached another milestone in her stellar career, $1 billion in annual sales. This is yet another milestone for the iconic designer who last year celebrated 30-years in business. continue reading »

Citing Health, Chavez says He will Work Only 8 Hour s a Day and Will No Longer be “Runaway” Horse

Citing Health, Chavez says He will Work Only 8 Hour s a Day and Will No Longer be “Runaway” Horse

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez broke last week's silence to say that "unfortunately" he will no longer be that "runaway" horse that never slept, and that he now works just eight hours a day and sometimes less. continue reading »

Chavez Confesses to Lesser Workload In Wake Of Health Issues

Chavez Confesses to Lesser Workload In Wake Of Health Issues

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez broke his weeklong silence to say that "unfortunately" he will not continue being that "runaway" horse that never slept, and said he now works only eight hours a day and sometimes less. continue reading »