Now that pools and beaches are open for the summer, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging the Latino community to teach children to swim, since the USA Swimming Foundation estimates that nearly three out of four Latino kids can’t swim. I personally don’t know what to believe, though. One the one hand, you have a national organization saying that a majority of Latino kids don’t know how to swim, yet on the other hand, you have your grandma telling you that it’s “La Llorona” taking little kids who don’t eat all their caldito.
A woman has successfully sued an abortionist for child support on the Spanish island of Majorca after the doctor botched her abortion. The man will have to pay the equivalent of $1300 in euros per month until the child turns 26, in addition to a lump sum of close to $190,000 in euros in “moral damages.” The doctor is using his experience as a cautionary tale for young abortionists, saying, “You tell yourself it’ll never happen to you, but next thing you know, she’s still pregnant.”
The Haitian government is initiating a program in which mothers will receive up to $20 a month via mobile devices for making sure their children attend school regularly. Haiti is even planning an additional benefits program that would encourage child participation in extracurricular activities by rewarding parents with FarmVille credits.
On hearing about the new program, the Romney campaigned decided to institute its own program to boost attendance at its struggling rallies: a Bible and a gun to the first 100 people through the door.
A Mexican won the prize for best director at the Cannes Film Festival for his movie “Post Tenebras Lux.” Judges praised the film’s unconventional elements, but many people in the audience complained that their popcorn was missing Valentina sauce.
Fox News Latino as published an article explain how the growing popularity of Latin America and its culture on the global stage has led to Latin American festivals in Malayasia and South Korea. Ever the savvy entrepreneur, rapper Pitbull plans to perform in Tibet during his next world tour.
The number of registered Latino voters in North Carolina has more than doubled since 2008, going from 44,500 to 91,500, causing many political analysts to predict a Democratic shift for the state in the not-too-distant future. In a move acknowledging the state’s growing Latino population, the state legislature is considering changing the state’s motto from “First in Flight” to “First in ‘White Flight.’”
Afraid that the Latino population explosion in North Carolina might spill over into their state, South Carolina Republicans are calling for an electrified double fence along the state’s northern border and are looking to change the state’s motto to “If You’re Brown, Get Out of Town.”