Dolores Huerta was among the 13 people honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in Washington D.C.
The Pew Hispanic Center recently published a new report, "When Labels Don't Fit: Hispanics and their Views of Identity". The survey found that most Hispanics don't embrace the term "Hispanic" and even fewer prefer the term "Latino".
Arts and Entertainment
Chilean director Pablo Larrian's "No" took home the Art Cinema Award at the Directors Fortnight in Cannes. Mexican director Carlos Reygadas took home the Cannes award for Best Director for his film "Post Tenebras Lux".
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) will hold its 35th Anniversary Awards Gala on September 13th in Washington, D.C. Univision will be the exclusive media partner for the event and Univision News anchor Maria Elena Salinas will serve as this year's host.
Beto Cuevas and Sharon Stone collaborated on a song, "Eterno", that will be on Cuevas' new album.
Reik will perform at SESAC's Latin Music Awards on June 20th in Beverly Hills.
American Idol runner up Jessica Sanchez may not make as large a royalty advance per her contract, with an advance that could be as small as $30,000 compared to previous years that were as much as $175,000.
Media and Marketing
The New Generation Latino Consortium will hold the sixth annual "NGLC Media, Marketing & Entertainment Conference" in Los Angeles on June 5th.
Univision announce that its ratings were up 1% among Adults 18-49 for the May 2012 sweeps period over the same period last year. TeleFutura's rating went up 24% with all other top 10 English or Spanish-language broadcast networks ratings declining.
Spain's soccer teams owe nearly $1 billion in back taxes and Social Security payments to the government.
Dafne Almazan Anaya is Mexico's youngest college student. The 10-year-old attends Monterrey's Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey and is studying for a degree in psychology.
51-year-old Pedro Hernandez confessed to the kidnapping and murder of Etan Patz, who disappeared on his way to school 33 years ago in New York City, and was one of the first missing children featured on a milk carton.
Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations" visited Baja California on recent episode. He was joined by Pepe Mogt of the Nortec Collective.
South Korea agreed to grant technology transfers to help strengthen Peru's Navy and Air Force and will support Peru in joint production of training planes and navy ships.
The European Commission offered Spain more time, until 2014, to reduce its budget deficit and direct aid from a euro zone rescue fund to aid its ailing banks.
An anonymous source told reporter Dan Rather that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma, an agressive cancer, and that Chavez is not expected to live "more than a couple of months at the most".
U.S. border patrol agents stopped a phony UPS van with 13 suspected illegal immigrants from Mexico in Niland, CA, about 150 miles east of San Diego.
Alejandro Sanz and Raquel Perera were married over the weekend in Barcelona while also celebrating the baptism of their son.