Norteño Group Named Immigrants’ Rights Ambassadors
By Amaris Castillo | 03/16/2011 - 12:00

The popular norteño music band El Gigante de America has been named Immigrants’ Rights Ambassadors by Mexico’s National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH). 


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UPDATE: Mexican Police Chief Marisol Valles Garcia Flees Country, Seeks Asylum in the U.S.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 03/08/2011 - 15:45

UPDATE: After being hailed as “the bravest woman in Mexico” for becoming a 20-year-old female police chief in a town where drug cartels had beheaded her predecessor, Marisol Valles Garcia of drug-embattled Pradexis Guerrero apparently crossed the border and is seeking asylum in the United States for herself and her infant son. Local officials fired her on Monday for not returning to work.


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Get Your Dancing Shoes! Carnival is Here!
Get Your Dancing Shoes! Carnival is Here!
By Grace Bastidas | 03/07/2011 - 14:00

Carnival kicked off this weekend, which means it’s time to let loose before Lent rolls around. Not that you have to be Catholic to indulge in a little church-sanctioned debauchery. Hedonists of all stripes can party at celebrations all across Latin America. Just pick your destination.

Barranquilla, Colombia


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This Week in Latino News
By Fox News Latino | 03/04/2011 - 12:07

The Week in Latino news starts off with a much-talked about summit between President Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderón.

barack obama felipe calderon


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Is Mexican Band Camila Breaking Up?
Is Mexican Band Camila Breaking Up?
By Johanna Ferreira | 03/02/2011 - 14:05

Mexican band Camila won three Latin Grammys, a Premios Lo Nuestro award and has generally achieved a phenomenal level of success since the release of their debut studio album Todo Cambio. So why would the rock group decide to break up at the peak of their career?


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Braceros
Mexican Government Owes Back Payments to Braceros
By Erika Ramirez | 02/08/2011 - 16:16

Imagine working your hands to the bone and not getting paid for it. Well, around 35,000 braceros are still waiting to be compensated for work they completed close to 50 years ago. During World War II, an agreement between Mexico and the United States created the Bracero program, which brought thousands of Mexican men to the U.S. to do manual work on farms and building railroads.


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First Latino Studies Class Deemed Illegal in Arizona
First Latino Studies Class Deemed Illegal in Arizona
By Mariela Rosario | 01/26/2011 - 12:34

At Tucson High Magnet School, almost all of teacher Curtis Acosta's students are Mexican-American. But Tom Horne, Arizona's newly elected attorney general (and former superintendent) says Acosta's Latino Literature class is "propagandizing and brainwashing." So, Horne declared the program in violation of a new state law that went into effect on January 1 that outlaws ethnic studies classes in the state of Arizona.


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Mexican Women's Rights Crusader Susana Chavez Murdered
Mexican Women's Rights Crusader Susana Chavez Murdered
By Mariela Rosario | 01/18/2011 - 12:30

Mexican womens rights activist Susana Chavez tirelessly fought to bring attention to the decade's long murder of women occurring in Ciudad Juarez.


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LISTEN: Indie Darling Ximena Sariñana Preps English Album
By Grace Bastidas | 01/10/2011 - 08:00

When Mexican singer-songwriter Ximena Sariñana made her Spanish-language debut in 2008 with the album Mediocre, critics went mad over the 25-year-old, gushing about her gorgeous vocals and thoughtful lyrics in one jazzy song after another. To top it all off, she received both Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations—no small feat for a first album.


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14-year-old Drug Cartel Hitman is an American Citizen
14-year-old Drug Cartel Hitman is an American Citizen
By Mariela Rosario | 12/08/2010 - 17:45

A 14-year-old boy was recently arrested and charged with murder while trying to cross the border from Mexico to San Diego. Authorities are claiming the young teen, named Edgar Jimenez, aka "El Ponchis," has been working as a hitman for the Pacifico Sur drug cartel based out of Cuernavaca, Mexico.

He reportedly worked alongside his 16-year-old sister, who dumped the headless bodies after her brother had finished his job. Jimenez, who was paid three thousand dollars per murder, told authorities that he had decapitated numerous rivals for the cartel.


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