Legislators Vow to Protect Children Being Targeted by Sex Traffickers
Legislators Vow to Protect Children Being Targeted by Sex Traffickers
By Celia Fernandez | 08/09/2013 - 13:29

An estimated 20.9 million men, women and children are trafficked for commercial sex or forced labor around the world.

Of those 20.9 million 26 percent are children, according to the International Labour Organization.

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, CA-D, has reintroduced the Child Trafficking Victims Protection Act in order to protect vulnerable children at the border.


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Half of the Children in Dominican Republic are Living in Poverty
Half of the Children in Dominican Republic are Living in Poverty
By Celia Fernandez | 08/09/2013 - 11:09

A report released by UNICEF has found that half of Dominicans under the age of 18 live in poverty; despite the fact Dominican Republic has an economy that has been growing since 1996, according to the Associated Press.

UNICEF also found that those living in poverty don’t have proper housing, access to safe drinking water and are struggling to get enough food.


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The 13 Best Latino Stepparents in Hollywood!
By Tom Castaneda | 07/23/2013 - 14:08

There’s no doubt that being a stepparent is one of the most difficult roles one can accept in a blended family. But it’s not impossible to create a beautiful bond with your significant others’ children from a previous relationship—even in the entertainment world. From Olivier Martinez, who married Halle Berry this past weekend, to Gisele Bündchen, here’s a look at the 11 best Latino stepparents in Hollywood.


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Education Secretary Says More Latino Children Should Attend Preschool
Education Secretary Says More Latino Children Should Attend Preschool
By Samantha Leal | 05/31/2013 - 12:15

Latino children attend preschool in lower numbers than other groups, and this might be the reason there's an achievement gap, according to Education Secretary Arne Duncan. 


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Tips For Talking To Kids About Tragedy
By Valerie Tejeda | 07/25/2012 - 18:00

By now, most everyone knows about the horrific event that took place last week in Aurora, Colorado. A 24-year-old man named James Holmes, opened fire on lots of innocent people at the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, leaving 12 dead, and 58 injured. The sadness surrounding this senseless event has been catastrophic, and since the tragedy, many have been wondering how to talk to their children about something of this magnitude.


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Deportations Physically & Emotionally Traumatizing Children, Says New Study
By Samantha Leal | 07/20/2012 - 14:00

A new study shows that children bear the greatest burden of U.S. deportation policies, which cause many of them to exhibit signs physically and emotionally, reports Fox News Latino. These symptoms include loss of appetitie, increases in crying and upset behavior, sleeplessness, clingy behavior, an increase in fear and anxiety and a general fear of law enforcement officials. 


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Meet the New Dora the Explorer!
By Adriana Rivera | 01/26/2012 - 14:34

Dora the Explorer has been a revolutionary character in the beloved animated Nickelodeon children’s show for 11 years. Now, there’s a new Dora in town, 11 year-old part-Ecuadorian actress Fátima Ptacek, and her voice is the one for the next generation.

WATCH: Shakira & Dora the Explorer Team up for “Todos Juntos”


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Kids React to Selena Gomez
WATCH: Kids React to Selena Gomez
By Mariela Rosario | 08/10/2011 - 09:30

In this hilarious video produced by the Fine Brothers, kids talk about Selena Gomez and react to the video that she posted on her Youtube page of meeting Shia Leboef for the first time.

Of course, their reactions are hysterical! And in the bonus videos, the children even weigh in on her relationship with Justin Bieber. Our favorite, "Girls shouldn't date boys that are shorter than them." Here's to starting off the day with some good LOL's:


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Once-Conjoined Guatemalan Twins Celebrate Tenth Birthday
Once-Conjoined Guatemalan Twins Celebrate Tenth Birthday
By Amaris Castillo | 08/09/2011 - 09:33

In 2002, 1-year-old twins Maria de Jesus and Maria Teresa Quiej-Alvarez were joined at the tops of their heads.  Known as “the two Marias,” the Guatemalan sisters underwent a 23-hour surgery to get separated, which ushered in a swirl of international media attention.  This past Saturday, the sisters celebrated their tenth birthday in


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Shakira & FC Barcelona Partner to Bring Sports to Needy Children
By Amaris Castillo | 08/02/2011 - 11:15

In a press conference yesterday in Miami, Colombian singer, songwriter and philanthropist Shakira announced that her Fundación Pies Descalzos and FC Barcelona (her boyfriend Gerard Pique’s soccer team) have signed on agreement to build two sports complexes—one in Miami and one in Cartagena, Colombia—for local youth.

Shakira Joins Forces with FC Barcelona to Promote Education


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