Alianza Mexicana helped organize Fiesta in Indianapolis. Fiesta is an annual event that celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

(Photo: Vanessa Santos).

Fantasía Juvenil danced Caribbean rhythms for the public attending Fiesta Michiana in South Bend.

(Photo: Douglas Reina)

In Soccer Planet while some of the kids play, some mothers and children chat and connect.

(photo: Douglas Reina)

More US Latinos entering college

U.S.-born children of Hispanic immigrants are nearly as likely as whites to enroll in college, but less than half as likely to earn bachelor’s degrees, according to a report released Thursday.


Anti-tobacco campaigns drive down youth tobacco use 17.9-percent overall drop in smoking rates among high school students

INDIANAPOLIS- Youth tobacco prevention efforts are helping to curb the nation’s youth smoking rates, according to the American Legacy Foundation, which was created as a result of the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement.



A dynamic, crossborder citizens’ movement in Mexico and Central America has emerged to challenge the Plan Puebla-Panama (PPP) an industrial development program being promoted by the Mexican government and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). In just over a year, the movement has managed to bring significant public scrutiny to bear on the PPP, both on the home front and internationally.