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Monday, December 19th, 2011

An Ex-Secret Agent With An Impeccable Career

He’s had the responsibility of guarding four presidents, two ex-presidents, and a vice-president, along with various international figures.  Through 22 years in the ranks of the Secret Service, Anthony M. Chapa, better known as Tony Chapa, is retiring with the honor of being the highest-ranking Latino agent in the history of one of the oldest and

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Steven Martínez: One Of The Highest Ranking Latinos In The FBI

It’s been 24 years since Steven Martínez joined the ranks of the FBI. Since then, his career has been exceptional, gaining recognition as he leaves his mark on each task that he is entrusted with. Martínez  is, proudly,...

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Blind Man Helps Immigrants Settle In The U.S.

Ruben Hernandez is an inspiring example for those around him, with or without physical limitations, who know full well that the struggle for a better world is worthwhile. A bullet in the head snatched his sight from...

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Prescription Drug Abuse: A Growing Epidemic

By Expediente Rojo Approximately 15,000 people in the U.S. die every year from perscription drug overdose. In the last 10 years, there’s been a drastic rise in the number of deaths caues by overdosing on doctor prescribed...

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Studying Gangs From The Inside

Alex Alonso, expert in the subject, has been very close to the phenomenon.  From an early age Alonso became familiar with the violence that reigns in the streets of our neighborhoods, but New York in particular.  This...

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Daniel Hernandez Jr., Giffords Hero, Elected To AZ School Board

Daniel Hernandez Jr., former Congressional intern, credited with helping save Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords’ life after she was shot last January was elected to a school board in Arizona early last week according to the LA Times. According...

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Modern Day Slavery: Human Trafficking In The U.S.

“Every 10 minutes a woman or a child is brought illegally to the United States for use as a slave.” After being brought into this country under false pretenses, the stories of those who manage to escape...

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Teaching Poetry In Mexico’s Prisons

It is not difficult to imagine that Juan Manuel Rodriguez has managed to turn the tide in the lives of many young prisoners in Mexico. He knows well the problems and obstacles that live in and off...

Monday, October 17th, 2011

A Zapotec Oaxacan Immigrant Becomes A PhD

“It’s time we talk about the Mexican dream,” Zapotec researcher Felipe Lopez says. At just 16 years old and without speaking Spanish – only his indigenous language, Zapotec – Felipe López left Mexico in search of his...

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Every 40 Seconds In The U.S. A Child Is Kidnapped

In legal terms, “kidnapping” means “a person taken or detained against their will.” Kidnapping cannot only be considered an act by strangers, but rather it can also be committed by acquaintances, romantic partners, and including acts by...

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

The Top Mental Health Concerns For Latinos In The U.S.

An estimated one fifth of Americans suffer from a mental disorder. There are violent acts that are associated with mental health — rape, toxic substance dependence, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders and bipolar disorder, domestic violence and child abuse...

Monday, September 26th, 2011

The Statistics On Rape In The U.S.

There is an average of more than 600,000 rapes committed each year in this country, this is how they break down: Monthly: about 59,000 cases. Per day: more than 1,800 cases. Per hour: about 75 cases. Per...

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Latino Drug Use By The Numbers

Latinos and African Americans are the demographic groups with the greatest increase in drug use between 2008 and 2009. Use of these substances among young African Americans, 12 to 17 years old increased from 7.3% in 2008 to 10.4% in 2009. Similarly, among Hispanic males in this age group, drug use increased from 9.2% in 2008 to 12.8% in 2009, with an overall increase of 43% to 39%, respectively....

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Latinos: Victims Of Intolerance

Hate crimes Hate crimes are motivated by hostility or aggression toward any person because of race, color, sexual orientation, disability or religious beliefs. Every hour of every day a hate crime is committed in the United States....

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