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Puerto Rico Prepares for Fight Against More Cases of Zika Virus

By Staff   Puerto Rico is bracing itself for a fight against more cases of the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus. There are currently...

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Latinos Shine Bright During Oscars with Three Huge Victories Despite Perceived Lack of Diversity

This year’s Academy Awards were laden with controversy, particularly due to a dearth of African-American nominees in acting...

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Cuomo says Access to HIV Treatment Critical for Youth

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants minors to be able to get treatment for HIV without parental consent. Under current state law, people younger than...

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President Obama Announces Historic Visit to Cuba in March

After nearly a century of hostility and tense diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba, President Obama has announced that he will...

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Two Latina Women Driving Factors in Recent Discovery of Gravitational Waves

One of the most important scientific discoveries in centuries was announced last week, and at the forefront of this momentous occasion are...

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Gina Rodriguez Calls On Fellow Latinos to Support Her New Movement to Help Diversify Hollywood

With all the recent talk of this year’s white-washed Oscars Award Ceremony, there are some who are doing more than just paying lip...

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Mexico Now Officially Recognizing Citizens of African Descent in Preliminary Census

Spanish Version Follows/Versión en español adjunta Mexico has quietly avoided recognizing citizens of African descent for decades, but a...

Some farmers in New York say a hike in the minimum wage would wipe out their profits. (Javier Ramos/freeimages.com)

NY Farming Group Opposes Cuomo’s Minimum Wage Hike Proposal

ALBANY, N.Y. – Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to raise New York’s minimum wage to $15 an hour is praised by many. But the New...

(Source: Gage Skidmore)

The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Just Made a Surprising Endorsement…

San Antonio’s former mayor Julian Castro is fast emerging as one of the brightest rising stars in the Democratic party, and now the...

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Popular Latino Digital Network Mitu Raises $27 Million in New Funding

A Latino-based digital network that caters to millennials recently secured new investments from some major U.S. companies, allowing the...