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  • News & Politics
    Puerto Rico is Officially Protecting Investors & Retirees Via A Menendez Bill Passed by US Senate

    Senate Passes Menendez Bill to Protect Investors and Retirees in Puerto Rico   Bill closes loophole and...

  • Featured
    3 Things We All Thought While Watching the Republican Debate

    By Jessica Torres Last night’s Republican debate at the University of Houston, was the last chance candidates...

  • Featured
    Meaning of Friendship or Meaning of Corruption: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez faces Corruption Charges

    He says he is not going anywhere, but if charges due prove he is just another corrupt senator a New Jersey senator may not be able to stand by his words. On Friday, controversy hit the garden state when it was revealed that the Department of Justice is planning on filing criminal...

  • Entertainment
    The First South American Latina elected-Judge in Queens!

    Just two weeks ago, Queens made history after the November 2014 Elections when voting in the first South American Latina judge from Ecuador. Being the first South American elected-judge, Carmen Velásquez attributes being voted into the Queens Supreme Court of the 11th judicial district of the New York Supreme Court to her...

  • Entertainment
    UNIMAS PRESENTS “EL CHIVO,” BASED ON BESTSELLER BY MARIO VARGAS LLOSA

    A new series that portrays the story of Rafael Trujillo, a ruthless dictator whose voracious sexual energy drove women to destruction and determined the course of an entire nation “El Chivo” premieres on UniMás in September 23, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT (9:00 p.m. Central).     UniMás premieres ‘El Chivo ”(The...

  • Entertainment
    The Second Latino to serve in President Obama’s Cabinet

    Last Wednesday, the Senate voted to confirm Democrat Julian Castro as the new United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. The position was once held by President Barack Obama, and now Castro becomes the second Latino in President Obama‘s Cabinet, joining Labor Secretary Thomas Perez in such a coveted position. The...

  • News & Politics
    LatinTRENDS Congratulates Alejandra Castillo [Former Trendsetter] on her Appointment as National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency

      U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced the appointment of Alejandra Y. Castillo, a New York City native born to Dominican immigrants, with more than 20 years of experience working in the private, government and non-profit sectors, as the new Director of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). “The success...

  • News & Politics
    Parade Limbo: No Puerto Rican Day Parade for New York City?

      One week ago, LatinTRENDS reported that a decision would soon be made regarding the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau probe into the financial handling and other issues regarding six board members of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade also known as the NPRDP. While Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is still preparing to...

  • News & Politics
    Mayor Bill De Blasio says “Not Attending” to St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

    It’s the one day of the year that it is okay to be decked out in all green to celebrate your inner Irish pride, and New York City is the place to be to broadcast your Kiss me I’m Irish pins or shamrock attire for the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. No...

  • Entertainment
    Melissa Mark-Viverito: The First Latina Elected as Speaker of the New York City Council

    Today is a historical day in New York City with the election of East Harlem councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito as the new Speaker of the New York City council. Selected to replace Christine Quinn as speaker, Mark-Viverito will become the first Latina and person of color ever elected for the position. “This is...

  • Entertainment
    Eva Longoria Supports Hillary Clinton

    Talks of the 2016 Presidential election have already started! With Hillary Clinton possibly in the running one celebrity has already confirmed her support. Eva Longoria was asked by TMZ cameras if she would campaign for Hillary, to which Eva replied, “Absolutely!” Longoria is one of the more outspoken celebrity Democrats who even...

  • 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
    Rene Pérez and Family Arrested For Oscar López Rivera

    Rene Pérez of Calle 13 voluntarily imprisoned himself with his family May 30th demanding the release of political prisoner Oscar López Rivera, who has been detained in the U.S. for 32 years. May 29, 2013 marks the 32nd anniversary of Rivera’s imprisonment for seditious conspiracy, use of force to commit robbery, interstate...

  • News & Politics
    Connected: Cuba now receiving internet access

    When we open our laptops, flip on our ipads, or search the web on our cellphones we don’t really take the time to acknowledge how easy it is to be connected by easy access to any Wifi hotspot. While we don’t truly see being able to go online as a luxury but...

  • Entrepreneurship
    Young Voices: LGBT families to be included in immigration reform?

    According to a new poll, 64% of Latinos think that lesbians and gays should have the right to sponsor a partner who may be an immigrant for residency in the United States of America. From the poll, the support for gay sponsoring of immigrant partners including voters from different religious backgrounds with...

  • Entrepreneurship
    First Latino to serve in President Obama’s second-term cabinet?

    The head of the Department of Justice’s civil rights division, Thomas Perez is expected to be President Barack Obama’s pick to serve as the next labor secretary. Sources report that Perez would be the likely pick, but the White House has declined to confirm whether the reports are true. If the appointment...

  • Entrepreneurship
    Young Voices: President Barack Obama’s State of the Union and Reaction

    Last Night, President Barack Obama stood before Congress and all of America and delivered his State of the Union address. On Tuesday, President Obama discussed both economy recovery and for immigration reform. Continuing to place emphasis on the importance of reforming immigration, Obama called for Congress to send him an immigration reform...

  • Entrepreneurship
    Mexico’s Reaction on Obama’s Comprehensive Immigration Reform

    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto supports President Barack Obama on immigration reform.

  • News & Politics
    Gabriela Rosa Sworn in As Uptown’s Assemblywoman.

    Assembly member Gabriela Rosa made history in Washington Heights this week...

  • News & Politics
    @HildaSolisDOL Resigns As Secretary of Labor.

    Hilda L. Solis stepped down as President Obama’s secretary of Labor Wednesday afternoon. In a letter to Labor Department employees, Solis, 55, said that after spending time with family over the holidays, she had decided to “begin a new future, and return to the people and places” she loves. Before joining Obama’s...

  • Entertainment
    Celebs VOTE!

    Hollywood Celebs Head To The Polls On Election Day

  • Entrepreneurship
    Study released on stereotypes against Latino Immigrants

    Check out these interesting results!

  • Entrepreneurship
    WEIRD BUT TRUE NEWS: Bilingual immigrants are healthier, according to new Rice study

    Bilingual immigrants are healthier than immigrants who speak only one language, according to new research from sociologists...