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By LeAura Luciano | 10/19/2012 - 16:00
On October 17, 2012, the nation’s largest Hispanic college scholarship awarding organization, The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), held its annual Hall of Fame gala to raise scholarship fund to help more deserving students attend college.
The HSF Alumni Hall of Fame recognizes past scholarship recipients and other successful Latinos whose stories of achievement and contributions to their communities demonstrate the power of higher education and personify the mission and values of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
By Sugey Palomares | 10/19/2012 - 12:08
Several reports have claimed that Fidel Castro’s health decline is taking a rapid turn for the worst. As Fox News Latino reports, Venezuelan Dr. Jose Marquina, revealed to the Spanish-language publication El Nuevo Dia that the 86-year-old dictator suffered a massive stroke.
By Samantha Leal | 10/18/2012 - 09:54
Latino CEO Ric Elias has donated a million dollars to launch a non-profit organization called Golden Door Scholars, which will offer full scholarships to undocumented immigrants to attend a college in North Carolina. The college that will support the program has yet to be decided, but Elias is in talks with five North Carolina colleges, reports Fox News Latino.
By Samantha Leal | 10/17/2012 - 10:23
Senators in Uruguay will be preparing to present a revised law legalizing abortion, reports Fox News Latino. The measure had already been passed by the Senate once before, but due to Uruguay's lower house making changes, they will now have to vote on the bill again.
By Sugey Palomares | 10/09/2012 - 16:00
After months of unemployment rates hitting record highs, it seems like the tides aren't changing fast enough for many Latinos.
According to the latest employment report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for Latinos slightly decreased to 9.9 percent in September, compared to 10.2 percent in August.
By Samantha Leal | 10/05/2012 - 12:00
Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz has come out as a gay man, and in doing so has become the first openly gay man in the sport's history (while still competing).
By Samantha Leal | 10/02/2012 - 09:51
The recipients of the MacArthur Fellowships (also known as "Genius Grants") have been named for 2012. Included in the list of 23 outstanding individuals are two Latinos: Natalia Almada, the 37-year-old filmmaker who resides in both Mexico City and New York and Junot Diaz, the 43-year-old Dominican-American writer.
By Samantha Leal | 10/01/2012 - 09:19
A 20-year-old Brazilian woman is putting her virginity up for sale and the winner will get an added bonus: they'll join the mile-high club as well. Yep, the deed will be done on a plane, reports the Huffington Post.
By Samantha Leal | 09/28/2012 - 09:35
Thirty national Latino organizations are demanding an apology from Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser.