WASHINGTON –A former minister of defense of El Salvador was removed from the United States by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Wednesday, after the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) dismissed his appeal and upheld an immigration judge’s decision finding him removable for his role in the commission of human rights violations during the Civil War in El Salvador. The 1980-1992 war resulted in the death of more than 70,000 civilians.Details
Tenth Annual South East European Film Festival in Los Angeles To Present Inaugural Legacy and Lifetime Achievement Awards
Beverly Hills, CA — The South East European Film Festival (SEEfest) (seefilmla.org) will celebrate its 10th anniversary beginning April 30th, with a special opening night gala at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. This year the festival will place the spotlight on the rich cinema of Romania, and to celebrate its milestone year, will present its first ever Legacy and Lifetime Achievement Awards to Oscar-winning actor George Chakiris and legendary Romanian actor Victor Rebengiuc.Details
Los Angeles, CA – April 6, 2015 –The South East European Film Festival (SEEfest) (seefilmla.org) will celebrate a milestone 10th anniversary year in 2015, unveiling a robust program of feature films, documentaries and fiction, documentary and animation shorts.
Named one the best “under the radar” film festivals in America by Flavorwire in 2012, SEEfest continues to gain recognition and exposure within the world film festival circuit. The 2015 SEEfest is scheduled from April 30 – May 7, 2015, with screenings at Laemmle’s Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills and the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, with select complimentary screenings at the Macha Theatre in West Hollywood.Details
Los Angeles- Spring is in the air. This could mean one thing, time to get out to enjoy all of the amenities that Southern California has to offer. You can go to the beach, the mountains, desert, amusement parks or the various relaxing, well maintained parks that dot throughout the city.
Thousands of book lovers from points near and far descended on Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles. The occasion, The Music Center Presents the Third Annual Grand Park Downtown Book Fest, featuring Artizen Lab, in a salute to local creative community.Details
A great way to attend IFFLA 2015 is with one of our Festival Passes. There are four passes available this year: All-Access Pass, Fest Pass, Silk Pass and Silver Pass. Visit our website to learn more about the various perks of each type of Pass.
One of the highlights of the All-Access Pass is being able to attend our Galas. The festival kicks off with Opening Night Gala HARAAMKHOR, a coming-of-age tale directed by Shlok Sharma. It stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and is produced by Anurag Kashyap (GANGS OF WASSEYPUR) and Guneet Monga (THE LUNCHBOX).Details
BERKELEY, Calif. – Undocumented immigrants’ ability to stay healthy might come down to a matter of luck. That’s one of the findings that emerged from a study released this week by The Greenlining Institute, a national research and advocacy organization.
Prohibitive costs, language barriers, fear of outing themselves as undocumented and a perceived lack of cultural competency among health care providers were among the reasons undocumented immigrants gave for not seeking timely medical care when they fell sick.Details
Editor’s Note: Univision’s dismissal of Rodner Figueroa following a racist remark he made about First Lady Michelle Obama has sparked a series of commentaries in the Spanish-language press about racism in the Latino community. In this editorial in today’s La Opinión, editors write that unfortunately, racism and classism are alive and well in the Hispanic community.
Univision host Rodner Figueroa’s comment about First Lady Michelle Obama rightfully caused a commotion around the topic of racism and discrimination among the Latino community, who are sometimes both victims and perpetrators.Details
When the hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown landed on the front page of the New York Times last year, it was a game-changing moment in the evolution of black Twitter, particularly in how social media was forcing mainstream news media to look at the way they portrayed African Americans.Details
The defendants in a scheme that targeted Spanish-speaking consumers have been banned from telemarketing and selling weight-loss products under a new settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
The settlement agreement, released March 2, comes on the heels of the FTC’s annual fraud report, which cited phone scams as one of the leading means of fraud nationwide. The agency received more than 1.5 million fraud-related complaints totaling more than $1.7 billion in 2014. Of the 46% who reported a specific method of fraudulent contact, 54% said they were initially contacted by phone. The annual report was released February 27.Details