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  • News & Politics
    Pope Francis thankful for Brazil after World Youth Day

    To outsiders World Youth Day has been viewed as a rock festival of sorts for Catholics of the Christian faith. Organized by the Catholic Church and started back in the 80s under Pope John Paul II the event is an annual youth were bishops and their dioceses from all over the world...

  • News & Politics
    Ongoing push to build the National Museum of the American Latino continues

    In an ongoing bid to get a bill passed to build a national museum honoring the history of Latinos in the United States entitled the National Museum of the American Latino has yet to be supported by the House of Representatives and the Senate. That is until the effort to get the...

  • News & Politics
    Introducing: Luna Encinas Cruz

    On July 22nd Latino superstars Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem welcomed their second child a baby girl, today the baby’s name has been revealed as Luna Encinas Cruz. The selection of the name not only has Latino heritage but means a great deal to the couple. In Spanish, Luna means moon meanwhile...

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    Leader of the dangerously infamous Los Zetas captured!

    Considered one of Mexico’s most wanted drug lords, Miguel Angel Trevino, also known as Z-40, the alleged leaders of the Los Zetas cartel was captured on Sunday. In Anahuac, Mexico, a town near the border of Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon states, Morales was apprehended by Mexican Marines. According to authorities, the arrest...

  • Entrepreneurship
    Young Voices: The New Audience – Attracting Diverse Americans

    The 2012 elections analyst of the elections noted how Latinos came out in record breaking numbers and very well have been the reason why President Barack Obama was re-elected. Since then members of the Democratic Party and Republican Party have branched out to sway the Latino community for future elections. This newly...

  • Trendspotting
    Weird but True: Cow kills Brazilian man

    In a latest Weird but True news, this past Wednesday a cow was the recent cause of a man’s death. According to a police officer from the small town southeast of Caratinga, Brazil a man named Joao Maria de Souza lost his life when a one-ton cow fell through the roof of...

  • Entertainment
    Guillermo Del Toro talks about latest scifi film Pacific Rim

    In Guillermo de Toro’s latest film in the near future monstrous creatures come from another world through a portal in the pacific ocean and threaten to expunge humanity from the world, but in Pacific Rim humanity comes together to fight back to protect themselves and their home. Mexican director Guillermo de Toro’s,...

  • Entertainment
    Latino channel Mun2 holding auditions for new bilingual-speaking talent

    Mun2 the Latino channel known for bringing such shows as I Love Jenni and Larrymania has begun a search for bilingual-speaking on-air video-jockeys, or VJs, for their music shows and other entertainment specials. “We’re giving people a chance to introduce themselves to us and earn an on-air spot on Mun2 – one...

  • News & Politics
    Latino Outreach Director of Utah removed, but why?

    Yesterday a controversial decision was met when the Utah Democratic Party voted out its first Latino outreach director, Melodia Gutierrez who worked as the party’s Latino outreach director over the past year. The decision to remove Gutierrez has been met with some opposition and questions as to why she was removed. According...

  • News & Politics
    First Lady Michelle Obama to speak at National Council of La Raza Conference

    At the National Council of La Raza’s annual conference held next week in New Orleans, First Lady Michelle Obama will be one of the important speakers to partake in the event held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center giving recognition to one of this country’s rising demographics. On the organization’s website...

  • News & Politics
    Could whistle-blower Edward Snowden be heading to Venezuela?

    Maybe, yes he may but there is no official confirmation to say whether or not Edward Snowden is headed to Venezuela. Since the start of June, Snowden, 30, has become one of the most popular man, or one of the most hated and hunted man, in the world. Wanted by United States...

  • Entertainment
    Latin Alternative Music Conference begins this week in New York City

    This week at various points throughout the New York City Latino music will be filling the bustling city streets thanks to Latin Alternative Music Conference. Hitting the city during the second week of July, the showcase presents the growing yet not yet renowned alternative Latin music scene to those who partake in...

  • News & Politics
    Clinton vs. Rubio: Who will Latinos vote for in 2016?

    While there are members of the Republican Party already drawing attention about being possible candidates for the 2016 Presidential elections–such members as: US senator Marco Rubio, Governor Jeb Bush, and Representative and 2012 Vice President candidate Paul Ryan–there is one name drawing attention and support amongst the Democratic Party. That name is...

  • Entertainment
    Desperate Housewives Star, Eva Longoria has found love

    Well, after three months of rumors circulating that the Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria and Miami-based entrepreneur and philanthropist Ernesto Arguello are now officially dating. While during the months of the two being together were not true, the actress confirmed their relationship just started to PEOPLEmagazine. The Tex-Mexican actress, 38, met Arguello,...

  • News & Politics
    Young Voices: How can Republicans win over Latino voters?

    In 2012 more than 11 million Latino voters were reported as casting their ballots in the 2012 election. For the 2016 presidential election the estimated Latino voters is expected to rise to 12.5 million. This estimated has been determined by Latino Decisions, a Latino political research firm founded by professors of political...

  • News & Politics
    Supreme Court changes civil rights landmark Legislation, Voters Act of 1965, putting voters’ right at risk

    Today, June 26th 2013, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to overturn the fourth section of the Voting Rights Act. The section is a provision of the landmark civil rights law that entitles which parts of the country must change their voting laws to be cleared by the federal government or within federal...

  • Entertainment
    Actor James Gandolfini dead at 51

    He was known for his memorable as mob boss Tony Soprano on HBO’s The Soprano sadly actor James Gandolfini died today of a possible heart attack while on holiday in Rome, Italy at the age of 51. While noticeably shy to the press and public, the New Jersey born actor best known...

  • News & Politics
    Young Voices: The Protests of Brazil

    If citizens of a country feel their rights or livelihood are being trampled upon by their country’s ruling government an act of protest can be the one form to show their discontent. Protests, or demonstrations, can range from peaceful to violence dependent upon the interaction between demonstrators and agents of the government...

  • News & Politics
    Young Voices: The Real Bronx Tour not so Real

    Despite how far we grow from who we once were, sometimes our unsavory past can never escape in defying who we are to others. Recently, this idea was present within one of New York City’s five boroughs: the Bronx. Three times a week, Real Bronx Tours promised take tourists—mostly white Europeans and...

  • Entertainment
    Victor Gonzalez Jr. To Make NASCAR History This Weekend At Sonoma Raceway

    This Sunday Victor Gonzalez, Jr. will become a part of NASCAR history when he takes part in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race as the first Caribbean driver to take part in the competition. The Puerto Rican driver will join Juan Pablo Montoya in the race as one of the two Hispanic...

  • Trendspotting
    Celebrating Fathers on Father’s Day: A list of Latino Fathers

    Celebrated on every third Sunday of June, Father’s Day is a celebration that honors all fathers or those who are father figures in our lives. To show support for popular Latino fathers out there here are just several popular Padres. Gael García Bernal: the Mexican director and star of such films Y...

  • News & Politics
    East Harlem Bookstore, La Casa Azul, celebrates its 1st Anniversary

    La Casa Azul, a bookstore in East Harlem, has welcomed some renowned Latino writers such as Junot Diaz, Esmeralda Santiago, and etc. who have ventured to the bookstore to sign and read from their respective books to audiences of loyal readers. And now, after being opened for a year its founder and...

  • News & Politics
    Original gay “Class Couple” From Brooklyn, New York

    Earlier this week, Dylan Meehan and Brad Taylor became media sensations when a photo of the two posted on a friend’s tumblr blog was reblogged close to 100,000 times. What was so special about the photo? The photo was taken from the couple’s Carmel High School year book where the two happy...

  • News & Politics
    The New Bond Girl: Penelope Cruz

    007 may find himself head-over-heels for a Latina love interest. According to reports, in the 24th installment of James Bond Latina Superstar and Oscar winner Penelope Cruz could the next Bond girl in the film franchise. Following in the footsteps of husband and fellow Latino actor Javier Bardem, Cruz, aged 40, could...