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Hispanic Scholarship Fund Gala Dinner 2012
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund Inducts Six Into Alumni Hall of Fame
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.

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Fidel Castro meets with Pope Benedict XVI on March 29, 2012
Venezuelan Doctor Claims Fidel Castro Suffered a Stroke
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.

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Ric Elias
CEO Funding Scholarships for Undocumented Immigrants
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

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Pro abortion activists in front of the Uruguayan congress in Montevideo
Uruguay Senate to Present Revised Abortion Law
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. 

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Labor Department Report: Latinos Filled 60 Percent Of All New Jobs In 2011
Labor Department Report: Latino Unemployment Rate Dips to 9.9 Percent
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.

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aztec skulls
Aztec Skulls Unearthed in Mexico City Temple
By Samantha Leal | 10/09/2012 - 10:04

Fifty skulls were unearthed in a Mexico City Aztec temple, in what could be the largest collection of pre-Colombian skulls ever found in one sacred temple, reports Fox News Latino.

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Boxer Orlando Cruz
Boxer Orlando Cruz Comes Out: "I Am a Proud Gay Man"
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). 

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Author Junot Diaz in 2008
Two Latinos Given 'Genius Grants'
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. 

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Catarina Migliorini
Brazilian Woman Auctions Her Virginity
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

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Michael Kaiser at the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors
Latino Organizations Demand Apology From Kennedy Center President
By Samantha Leal | 09/28/2012 - 09:35

Thirty national Latino organizations are demanding an apology from Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser.

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