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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.