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Being Latino contributors consists of individuals and partner organizations. They join us in our goal of providing our audience with a communication platform designed to educate, entertain and connect all peoples across the global Latino spectrum. Together we aim to break down barriers and foster unity and empowerment through informative, thought-provoking dialogue and exchanging of ideas. Giving a unified voice to the multitude of communities that identify with the multidimensional culture that is Latino.

Salma Hayek: Social media newbie

If you felt as if there was someone missing from social media, we have the pleasure of welcoming a new and long awaited member, Mexican actress Salma Hayek. This week she made her debut by sharing her first post on Facebook, as well as posting a group selfie on Instagram. Her Facebook has been up Read More

East Los High, a Hulu Series Hit

East Los High is an Emmy nominated series on Hulu that is ranking high in ratings. It is a show made for young teens that are intrigued by drama, romance, good looking people, and did I mention drama? After watching a clip of East Los High, it becomes tantalizing especially if you are awaiting season Read More

Teacher Assistant strips in front of class

A 31 year old teacher’s assistant was arrested and charged March 25th with false imprisonment and resisting arrest at Lemon Grove Academy in California. There are a total of 28 charges against Ms. Lira,  14 counts of child endangerment and 14 counts of child imprisonment. Linda Lira is being held at the Las Colinas Detention Read More

Emory University announces financial aid for undocumented students

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, is a policy started back in June 2012 by the Obama administration, that provides temporary legal status and work permits for young individuals who entered the country illegally as children. This certainly made a huge impact in the Latino community across the states with the ability for the Read More

Rich kids behaving badly

Have you ever crossed paths with rich kids that seem to be arrogant, big headed and just all together snobby? If so, you might be able to picture these privileged Catholic High school students’ short graduation video that has been under fire recently with Mexican news outlets as well as regular Mexican citizens who are Read More

Letourneau and Fualaau: Ten years later

The infamous story that caught headlines back in 1996 was the affair between a teacher (34) and her student (13). This story is once again receiving much media attention now that this relationship has lasted almost 10 years. Mary Kay Letourneau, a former middle school teacher, had an affair with her 13-year-old student, Vili Fualaau, Read More

Jeb Bush marked Hispanic on 2009 voter registration


Apparently, Jeb Bush marked “Hispanic” in the 2009 Florida voter registration application, according to a New York Times article. So now the question is, is it “Heb” or Jeb since the letter “j” is pronounce as an “h” in the Spanish language? Mr. Bush’s wife, Columba, is from Mexico. He is fluent in Spanish, lived Read More

Jacksonville businessman fakes his death

Two years ago, 62 year old Jose Lantigua of Jacksonville, Florida faked his death. He was arrested in North Carolina on March 21st due to alleged life insurance fraud. Hartford Life and Annuity Life Insurance Co. filed lawsuits claiming Lantigua was still alive and the company should not be making payments for the past two Read More

Latinos’ Furious influence

Furious 7  had a tremendous debut weekend. With global opening sales of $384 million, the fourth-best of all time, the Universal movie has outdone its predecessors. This can be attributed to the Fast & Furious franchise and its diverse audience. The leading area in ticket sales was Mexico, with a total of $20.8 million. The franchise Read More

Obama and Castro: The next step

President Obama continues to push for a better relationship with Cuba as he sets out for a summit meeting that includes Cuba after almost fifty years of isolation. There has been buzz as to whether or not to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. This removal can also help efforts to Read More