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President Obama to Establish César E. Chávez National Monument

President Obama to Establish César E. Chávez National Monument

On October 8th, 2012, President Obama will travel to Keene, California to announce the establishment of the César E. Chávez National Monument. Years in the making, the monument – which will be designated under the Antiquities Act – will be established on the property known as Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz (Our Lady Queen […]

GM Baltimore Operations, Baltimore City Public School System & USHYEE Partner

Baltimore, MD [CapitalWirePR] September 29, 2012 – U.S. Hispanic Youth Entrepreneur Education (USHYEE)  partnered with the GM plant in Baltimore and Baltimore City Public Schools to provide a unique look inside engineering at the GM plant in White Marsh, MD. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month students from Patterson High School ‘s Academy of Engineering […]

New York Retailer Accepts Mexican Pesos

Escondido, a retailer based in the DUMBO district of Brooklyn, announces that it will begin to accept the Mexican peso as payment at its store as of October 1. “This is both a vote of confidence inMexico, as well as recognizing the ascendance of Mexicans in theUnited States,” proprietor Dr. Maurice Shrem said. “We have […]

Treasury Takes Additional Action Against Sinaloa Cartel

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced the designation of Victor Manuel Felix Felix, a close associate of fugitive drug lord Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman Loera, leader of the Sinaloa Cartel.  Felix Felix plays a key role in Chapo Guzman’s drug trafficking organization and is the father-in-law of Guzman Loera’s […]

“Vota Por Tu Futuro”

CHLI congratulated Emilio Romano, President of Telemundo Media, on his commitment to promote voter registration through its multi-platform campaign, “Vota Por Tu Futuro”. “As a former U.S. Congressman, I personally applaud collaborative efforts to get all U.S. Hispanics to register and vote, because all citizens in a democracy have not only the right, but the obligation, to vote,” […]

Not Lost in Translation: The Life of Peruvian Clotilde Arias

The exhibition is about Clotilde Arias, a Peruvian immigrant who came toNew York Cityin 1923 at age twenty-two to study music. Decades later she translated the national anthem into the official Spanish version at the request of theU.S.government. Arias died in1959 inManhattanat age fifty-eight. Through the lens of Ms. Arias’s own possessions—personal and professional documents, […]

CHC onKennedyCenterInclusion of Hispanics

Chairman Charles A. Gonzalez (TX 20) released the following statement regarding Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser’s response to criticism by National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts Chairman Felix Sanchez. Mr. Sanchez has been working to increase the number of Hispanics recognized by the Kennedy Center Honors. “Mr. Kaiser’s language was a shocking, intemperate and inappropriate response […]

Teatro Lírico of DC presents “La Dolorosa”,

Spanish  zarzuela (light opera)  by  José Serrano. Teatro Lírico of DC is pleased to premiere “La Dolorosa”: Spanish composer Jose Serrano’s masterpiece. La Dolorosa is the story of a man and a woman torn apart by their faith and love in a society that does not condone wrong choices. Filled with dramatic emotion, beautiful music, and Italian verismo influence,  this Spanish […]

Briefing: El Salvador’s Gang Truce: Challenges and Opportunities

October 3, 2012, 1:30 pm–3:00 pm
Washington Office On Latin America
1666 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC   Early this year, authorities in El Salvador facilitated a truce between the country’s two largest street gangs, MS-13 and 18th Street. Homicide rates in El Salvador have dropped dramatically as a result, and the truce, to the surprise […]

Prince George’s County 2012 Business Conference and EXPO

LARGO, MD [CapitalWirePR] September 25, 2012 – Channel 9 News Anchor Lesli Foster will join the Prince George’s County Minority Business Development Division (MBDD) and Prince George’s County Public Schools as master of ceremonies at the 2012 Prince George’s County Business Conference and Expo. This is a collaborative endeavor for small, minority-owned and local businesses.  […]

Teens Invited to Explore Policing

Teens and their parents are invited to an informational meeting on Monday, October 1, at the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy, 14601 Lee Road, Chantilly, to learn more about Fairfax County Police Explorer Post #1742. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. For any teen that’s ever dreamed of a potential career in the challenging field […]