Two advocacy groups filed a federal complaint Tuesday alleging a North Carolina school district's treatment of three Latino families was discriminatory because it did not provide important information in Spanish.
Cinco de Mayo -- the unofficial U.S. holiday long believed to have been imported, with celebratory beer, from Mexico -- isn't a Mexican holiday at all but rather an American one created by Latinos in the West during the Civil War, according to new research by a California professor.
Reporters from Spanish-language media peppered a State Department spokesman with questions Thursday on sanctions in Syria, Iran's influence in Latin America and Colombia's decision not to invite Cuba to an upcoming regional summit.
TIME magazine's cover story, which hit the newsstand Thursday, argues that Latino voters will cast the deciding vote in the upcoming election.
Former Gov. Jeb Bush recently argued in an op-ed that Hispanic voters will represent the margin of victory in the 15 swing states that will decide who will win the race for the White House. Is his political intuition right? And if it is, how do both parties significantly increase their chances of winning the Hispanic vote?
Charles Garcia says issues and candidates get Hispanic votes, not party lines.
A human smuggling ring used non-Spanish speaking African-Americans to drive suspected illegal immigrants across the U.S.-Mexican border to the Los Angeles area, according to immigration authorities.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich accused former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney of taking out of context comments he made about bilingual education. The speaker's comments are referenced in a Spanish-language political ad. During Thursday night's CNN Republican candidates debate, moderator Wolf Blitzer asked Romney about it, "You've had an ad running saying that Speaker Gingrich called Spanish -- quote -- 'The language of the ghetto.' What do you mean by that?"
Beef from Brazil is on Iranian dinner tables. An Iranian-built hospital treats patients near Bolivia's capital. Iranian-funded factories dot the Venezuelan countryside.
With so many means for guests to leave feedback on hotels worldwide, it's easy to take those opportunities for granted. But what would workers in the hospitality industry say if they were asked to comment on their employers?
With the help of a marching band, a hotel employee quits his job and becomes a YouTube sensation. Jeanne Moos reports.
"Go home!" she yelled at me. "Why don't you go back home to Mexico before you ruin this country like you ruined your own!"
Big news in the world of U.S. soccer came on Friday when FIFA awarded the U.S. broadcast rights for 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Fox (English language) and Telemundo (Spanish language). The Sports Business Journal reported the total rights fee for the U.S. to be between $1.05 billion and $1.1 billion, an increase of at least 147 percent over the combined $425 million that ESPN and Univisión paid for the rights to the '10 and '14 tournaments.
Next Wednesday is one of the most important days of the next decade for soccer in the United States. That's when bids are due in Zürich, Switzerland, for the U.S. broadcast rights for World Cups '18 and '22. ESPN, NBC and Fox are expected to bid for the English-language rights, while Univisión and NBC-owned Telemundo are expected to be in competition for the Spanish-language rights. After the bids are submitted on Wednesday -- there will be no formal presentations, as there were for the Olympic rights bids earlier this year -- the FIFA executive committee will meet on Thursday and could reach a decision on the winners as soon as that day.
Five Republican presidential candidates are boycotting a proposed Univision debate because of what they say were unethical reporting practices by the Spanish-language network in how it handled a story concerning Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida.
Republicans lack the leadership to put comprehensive immigration reform back to the table, President Barack Obama said Wednesday during an online roundtable about issues in the Hispanic community.
Robert Traynham and James Peterson on the challenges facing the President oin the African American community.
In the middle of the massive effort to protect New Yorkers from the effects of Hurricane Irene last month, a colorful moment gave people an amusing opportunity to laugh and joke. It was New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's efforts to communicate with Spanish-speaking New Yorkers in their own language.
The 'Bag (soccer version) is back, and we'll start this week with a question from @WillEhrenfeld: "Will Robbie Keane be an effective scorer for L.A.? And does his addition make the Galaxy clear favorites going forward?"
As the players run on to the court, the excitement begins to build in the arena full of fiercely loyal basketball fans. It's a small arena with capacity for only 1,200 people, not counting standing-room-only tickets. As the members of the team are introduced, fans jump up to cheer them on, clapping and chanting, full of team spirit. "I've been yelling my heart out!" says a fan who arrived early for the game.
American basketball players migrate to Mexico to find a new home and life. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
In Hollywood's chase for America's new No. 2 demographic -- Latinos -- Carmen Marron stands front and center.
First-time director Carmen Marron discuses her film "Go For It!" and why she thought it was important to make.
Just who are the Africans who helped shape the Americas, and where did they come from?
A new project is tracing the identities of Africans brought to the Americas during the slave trade, using naming traditions.
The sexy telenovela sensation is getting lots of buzz (and ratings!) for her latest project
Augmented-reality applications have promised to revolutionize the way we live on the go with our smartphones, but none have fully delivered yet.
There have been a number of stories recently about California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, her former housekeeper (an illegal immigrant) and the possible electoral fallout.
Jorge Ramos has been the face of Univision's News broadcast for 24 years. The program's estimated audience of more than 2 million viewers exceeds most English language news broadcasts. Ramos is also a best-selling author of 10 books. His latest is "A Country for All: An Immigrant Manifesto."
QuÃ© Bueno! The actress has hired a Spanish teacher for her daughter - and herself
A young Venezuelan conductor is an unlikely superstar. CNN's Kara Finnstrom profiles Gustavo Dudamel.
He got a standing ovation before the orchestra even played a single note.
Just about any celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) will highlight the diversity among Hispanics.
Singer Nelly Furtado talks about the making of her first Spanish speaking album "Mi Plan."
Singer Nelly Furtado is trying to cross over in a direction many artists don't ordinarily take.
The NFL has spent a lot of time and money taking mighty swings at the multi-billion dollar Hispanic market. The result? It's been as if the league has been blindfolded, spun around in circles, and told to hit a piñata with one-hand tied behind its collective back.
Father Alberto Cutie, an internationally known Catholic priest who admitted having a romantic affair and breaking his vow of celibacy, was married this week in Miami, Florida.
Florida priest questions celibacy after racy photos surface of him with a woman. CNN's Elaine Quijano reports.
Father Alberto Cutie, an internationally known Catholic priest who admitted having a romantic affair and breaking his vow of celibacy, is joining the Episcopal Church to be with the woman he loves, he said Thursday.
An internationally known Catholic priest who was shown in photographs last week embracing a bathing-suit-clad woman on a Florida beach has admitted they had a two-year affair.
Rev. Alberto CutiÃ© has confessed his feelings for a divorced mom
An internationally known Catholic priest sometimes called "Father Oprah" has been removed from his posts in Florida after published photos showed him lying down bare-chested in an embrace with a woman on a beach.
A priest is removed from his duties after damaging photos of him and a woman surface. CNN's John Zarrella reports.
If you aren't a Spanish-speaking teenager, you probably haven't heard of the third-largest social networking site in the world: hi5.com. Founders Ramu Yalamanchi and Akash Garg don't much care. Because more than a year after Facebook and MySpace announced plans to dominate the international markets, the San Francisco-based site still has a lock on audiences in countries from Portugal to Mexico - and it's growing.
For more than a decade, as the immigration debate has swelled on both sides of the border, the Mexican government has been quietly providing money, materials and even teachers to American schools, colleges and nonprofit organizations
Come home from your next trip relaxed and smarter. Where to learn Spanish, whitewater rafting, astrophysics and more
After 22 years in private practice and seeing people "kicked around by the system," Dr. Lorna Stuart found herself frustrated with the number of insurance companies and the rules and restrictions that came with them.
Dr. Lorna Stuart left private practice to start "The Clinic," a medical center for the uninsured in Pennsylvania.
The surprise success of Under the Same Moon shows that Latino audiences will respond to films that tell their own stories
CNN Radio's Michelle Wright breaks down the good, bad and ugly 'American Idol' performances.
A mysterious nerve disorder that hit some slaughterhouse employees with debilitating symptoms apparently was caused by inhaling a fine mist of pig brain tissue.
Hispanics are described as the largest minority group in the United States, as a burgeoning force in the electorate and as an untapped frontier of the business market. Yet these descriptions belie the complexity of the 44 million people to whom they refer.
Many immigrants sent by the U.S. back to Mexico have little real connection with the country. Now Mexico is trying to help with "humane repatriation"
With 22 states holding their primaries and caucuses on February 5's "Tsunami Tuesday," the candidates now find themselves trying to win the support of the different ethnic communities that can deliver a bloc of votes
Republican candidates are working to win back the Latino vote. CNN's Bill Schneider reports.
Most Americans realize that when they call a bank, electronics maker or insurance provider, there's a good chance their queries will be routed to a call center outside the U.S., perhaps in India, the Philippines or other markets filled with English speakers happy to provide customer service or tech support for relatively low wages.
Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) gives all Americans the chance to gain insight into the nation's largest minority.
The Hispanic community is one of the fastest-growing minority groups in the United States. Its growing influence is changing the social, cultural and political landscape of the country.
As police and lawmakers continue the fight against substance abuse, researchers are working on new ways to gauge America's addictions
Only one candidate has agreed to the next Univision Spanish- language debate. Has the GOP given up on the Latino vote?
In politics, Hispanics are a bundle of contradictions.
Questions about immigration dominated a forum for Democratic presidential candidates put on Sunday by the Spanish-language television network Univision.
The 2008 Democratic presidential candidates debate on Univision from Coral Gables, Florida. (In Spanish)
Get the number right. If there's one thing that will be running through Duane Kuiper's mind when Barry Bonds hits home run No. 756, it's making sure he doesn't screw up the number.
CARSON, Calif. -- As he begins his New World Adventure in U.S. soccer, David Beckham can't help but smile when the childhood memories of his first American sojourn come tumbling back into his consciousness. But here's an unexpected twist: Beckham's initial taste of the U.S. had a distinctly Mexican-American flavor.
Barcelona is Spain's second city and the capital of the proud and distinct region of Catalonia. With Francisco Franco's fascism now long gone, Catalonia's creative and independent spirit is on a roll. Many visitors find this to be Spain's most cosmopolitan and vibrant corner.
Emigrant Savings Bank, owner of online bank Emigrant Direct, announced Thursday the launch of a Spanish-language bank to deepen its push into the online Hispanic market.
"May I offer you a cucumber?"
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is trying to assuage Latinos over recent comments on bilingual education by delivering a video statement -- in Spanish and English -- in which he concedes his word choice was "poor."
The most important imports in the Daytona 500 Sunday are not the three Toyota Camrys that will be in the field for the first time. Instead it will be Juan Pablo Montoya, the Colombian-born rookie driver.
Employers and their workers often don't speak the same language. A new company called TV Trainer hopes to change that with a series of videos designed to teach Spanish-speaking employees workplace English. But for the Edina, Minn., firm to succeed, it will have to compete against established teaching practices that have been used and tweaked for years. Here's how it stacks up against other teaching tools.
Haim Saban, founder and CEO, Saban Capital Group
Joshua Rand flies to Mexico on business every few weeks but rarely takes a laptop. Instead, he uses the virtual-desktop software made by his startup, Sapotek, based in New York and Toluca, Mexico.
Stocks fell sharply Tuesday as investors retreated from the market a day before the start of the Federal Reserve's highly anticipated two-day policy meeting.
Money. Power. Attraction. Sounds like the stuff Univision's telenovelas are made of.
Flip on Univision or Telemundo on any given night, and in between the melodramatic telenovelas and campy talk shows, you'll see the biggest consumer brands in the world pitching their products in Spanish. It would seem every major company, from car makers to fast food franchises, is trying to reach the nation's fast-growing Hispanic population, now more than 40 million strong.
We're road testing on this month's Business Traveller, testing all the latest gadgets, gizmos and must-haves to make life on the road more bearable.
Spanish language broadcaster Univision is "muy caliente" on Wall Street these days.
On 52 nights last season the most watched television network among 18- to 34-year-olds was not ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, or even youth-oriented outlets like the WB and UPN. It was Univision, the Spanish-...
Even if you don't speak Spanish, you've probably seen -- or at least heard of -- Sabado Gigante, the campy variety show that airs on Univision on Saturday nights.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Forget the Super Bowl. Who really cares about the Winter Olympics?
Fast food usually means rapid employee turnover. But the Chipotle Mexican Grill chain is holding on to its workers longer, thanks to a program that provides English-language instruction for Spanish...
When Nick Goldschmidt travels abroad, he's met at the airport by English-speaking colleagues and chauffeured to the operations he oversees in three Spanish-speaking countries. But that little luxur...
It makes all the political sense in the world: take your wedge issues -- abortion, same-sex marriage and stem-cell research -- and aim them at a population whose membership in the Roman Catholic Church and other Christian churches exceeds 90%.
Here's an investment strategy to help counter the slowing economy: Identify a fast-growing industry and single out the one player that dominates that flourishing market. Adding shares of such a com...
Here's an investment strategy to help counter the slowing economy: Identify a fast-growing industry and single out the one player that dominates that flourishing market.
Spanish police say they have arrested 10 people, mainly Pakistani nationals, who are suspected of providing logistical support in the past for Islamic terrorists outside of Spain.
Juan Catalan has never watched "Curb Your Enthusiasm," the HBO comedy series starring comedian Larry David. "I don't even have HBO," he says with an easy laugh.
A man appearing in a videotape claiming to be a military spokesman for Al Qaeda in Europe says al Qaeda was behind Thursday's bombings in Madrid that killed 200 people.
The Basque separatist group ETA has provoked a political storm by declaring a limited cease-fire ahead of next month's Spanish general elections.
Spain's prime minister has fended off questions into the leaking of an intelligence report on a meeting between an opposition politician and the Basque separatist group ETA.
She wants you to sign this for her," says a grinning dad, framing a space with his fingers on his daughter's T-shirt. Arturo Moreno, the new owner of the Anaheim Angels, bends down, happy to oblig...
They were on the verge of extinction. The famed Kahiki, of Columbus, Ohio, had been torn down for a Walgreen's. Aku Aku, in Cambridge, Mass., became a New England fish house. But even 18 months ago...
Can you actually build a business on the back of the U.S. government? Let's take a look at Cor Productions, a St. Louis video production company that started at ground zero and ended up with revenu...
If you've noticed a series of brightly colored ads lately--everywhere from the New York Times to Fox TV--they're the leading edge of the latest Internet invasion. Spain's Terra Networks, one of the...
Latin pop phenoms Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez may have ruled the airwaves during this so-called Latin summer, but for investors, the season's main act was StarMedia Networks.
When Nely Galan was a high school sophomore, she wrote a letter to Seventeen magazine about her rough experiences in an all-girl Catholic school. The editors were so impressed that they gave her a ...
Ana Hernandez, 23, a pharmacist's assistant, and her husband Jose, 21, a maintenance worker at Disney World, speak English while at work in Orlando. But when they learned they were expecting twins ...
For the past 2 1/2 years, fledgling television networks UPN and WB have been fighting each other for the title of "fifth network." Both claim higher ratings and better distribution, and both have b...
WHEN IT comes to Hispanic marketing, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Remember Braniff's blooper? The airline's ads told Hispanics to fly en cuero -- or ''naked.'' Tropicana advertised jugo...