With New Year’s Eve just a few days away, many of us are gearing up for a celebration. Whether those celebrations are quiet evenings at home watching the ball drop on TV while sipping un taza de chocolate or full-on parrandas under a big glitzy ball with a bunch of other decked out revelers, each Read More
- via BBC News People living in the Comuna 13 district – which clings to a steep hillside – previously had to climb hundreds of steps to get home from the city centre. The escalator is divided into six sections and ascends nearly 384m (1,260ft). The mayor of Medellin says it is the first project Read More
- via The Huffington Post They say there is nothing like Southern hospitality in making folks feel welcomed and included. But lately for immigrants of all stripes, this hasn’t been the general feeling from states like Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina. The sentiment towards immigrants and Latinos in general has been anything but Southern Comfort; Read More
via The Huffington Post Already known as a refuge for people from other lands, New Haven is tightening its embrace of newcomers as its mayor seeks to extend voting rights to undocumented immigrants and other noncitizens, a policy challenge that comes shortly after attacks on “sanctuary cities” by Republican presidential candidates.
…you don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military… –Rick Perry As a Tejano, I shouldn’t be surprised by many of the things that Perry says or does, but the last few months have even me scratching my Read More
via CNN – On Tuesday, citing safety concerns, the National Transportation Safety Board called for a ban on all cell phone use by drivers. It’s the most far-reaching recommendation of its kind to date, and it extends to wireless headsets. What will the fallout of the ban be? It’s likely to cut down on sightings of drivers who Read More
- via La Prensa Some Latino star power will lead the effort to establish the Smithsonian American Latino Museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Actress Eva Longoria and recording artist Emilio Estefan have agreed to take leadership roles in a national campaign launched by the Friends of the National Museum of the American Read More