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California Boy Inspires Entrepreneurs Around the World with Cardboard Arcade

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More than one year ago, 11-year-old Caine Monroy built a cardboard arcade inside his dad’s auto parts store. Caine had yet to have a single customer, until a filmmaker shared his story with the world. Now, he’s raised $200,000 for college and inspired entrepreneurs worldwide. 

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Diego Luna Talks Sci-Fi Film “Elysium,” Says He’s Ready To Play A Super Hero

Diego Luna may have made viewers laugh until they were nearly in tears when he taught talk show host Conan O’Brien his favorite Spanish curse words, but the actor shares that his on-camera joke about Spanish being the language of the future was his way of addressing the need for a “better relationship” between the U.S. and Mexico.

“It’s not Spanish that people here need to learn as much as how to improve its connection to Latin America,” says Luna. 

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Opinion: Why We Need The American Latino Museum

"Currently, Latinos are under-represented in the Smithsonian collections.  The proposed new museum would not only provide Hispanics with a permanent home showcasing Latino culture, it would inform and educate all Americans as well," writes NBCLatino contributor Raul Reyes. 

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As Immigration Activists Step Up Pressure, Dream 9 In Solitary Confinement

After being detained in Nogales by U.S Customs and Border Protection officials since Monday evening, six of the Dream 9 immigrants were place in solitary confinement on Friday.

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New Yorker Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez Certified World’s Oldest Man

In the wake of the Spanish-American War in 1901, Cuba became a U.S. protectorate. That same year, Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez was born in El Tejado de Bejar, Spain. Just over 112 years later, the Guinness Book of World Records officially certified Sanchez-Blazquez as the oldest living man in the world. 

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Mexico Native to Bike 2,200 Miles for Immigration Reform

Armando Rosales, a Mexico native, has started quite a long bike ride – he is going from New York City to his hometown in Saltillo, Mexico, to spread awareness of immigration reform and the importance of voting.

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Thomas Perez, Son of Dominican Immigrants, Confirmed to be Next Secretary of Labor

After a long and contentious nomination process, the Senate voted 54-46 to confirm Thomas Perez as Labor Secretary Thursday afternoon. He is the only Latino to serve in Obama’s cabinet this term. 

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“Despicable Me 2″ Just Got Some Latin Flavor

Audiences will flock to theaters to see “Despicable Me 2” in order to get their fill of adorable, bright yellow minions  but they’ll be getting loads of laugh-out-loud thanks in part to Moisés Arias, who voices the character of Antonio Perez. 

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Academy invites 22 Latinos to join its ranks

Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Lopez, and Danny Trejo just received one of the most exclusive invitations in Hollywood. They are a few of the 22 Latinos to be invited by the Academy of Motion PictureArts and Sciences to join its ranks and will be able to vote on the recipients of the next Academy Awards.

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Five-Year-Old Style Star Makes Social Stratosphere His Catwalk

Gymboree and babyGap? Not for the newest — and likely youngest — fashion star. Hailed as one of the most stylish 5-year-olds, Alonso Mateo has thousands of online fans eager to check out his catwalk-ready outfits.

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