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Time is Now Immigration Rally in Washington, DC
Comprehensive Immigration Reform By Independence Day?
By Amaris Castillo | 06/03/2013 - 12:01

So, comprehensive immigration reform will be passed by this Independence Day? According to one member of the “Gang of Eight,” yes.

On Sunday, Sen. Chuck Schumer said he anticipates as many as 70 of the 100 senators will vote for the measure, which will make its way to the full Senate in a week, according to Fox News Latino.


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Eduardo Paes
The Worst Politically-Related Fights in Latin America
By Amaris Castillo | 06/01/2013 - 10:00

Who knew the mayor of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro was so fiesty? Eduardo Paes was all over the news this week after punching a constituent in the face. The cause for his aggressive move? He was called the Portuguese equivalent of “excrement” in a dispute before shocked diners at a restaurant. Though Paes issued a written apology after the episode, the world won’t soon forget.


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Rosie Perez in Fedoras for Families video
WATCH: Stars Unite for New Immigration Reform Campaign
By Kamren Curiel | 05/31/2013 - 14:51

Julianne Moore, Rosie Perez, John Leguizamo, and Christy Turlington Burns are among a new wave of stars standing up for immigration reform by rocking fedoras and voicing their own immigrant stories.

Famed fashion photographer Albert Watson shot the celebrities for a campaign by We Belong Together, which empowers women to support immigration reform and keep families together, called Fedoras For Fairness.


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10 Things You Never Knew About Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez
10 Things You Never Knew About Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez
By Sugey Palomares | 05/28/2013 - 17:07

On Sunday, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the government she and her late husband Nestor Kirchner started in 2003. In honor of Argentina's first elected female president, here are some fun facts you may not know about the powerful leader.


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Katherine Archuleta to Become First Latina to Head the White House's OPM
Katherine Archuleta to Become First Latina to Head the White House's OPM
By Sugey Palomares | 05/24/2013 - 11:41

President Barack Obama announced that he plans on nominating Katherine Archuleta as the Director of the Office of Personnel Management. If confirmed, the Colorado-native will be the first Latina to head this agency. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is in charge of managing the civil service of the federal government.


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Cuba Lifts Ban on Appliances that Consume Too Much Energy
Cuba Lifts Ban on Appliances that Consume Too Much Energy
By Sugey Palomares | 05/22/2013 - 12:05

Cuba is now allowing individual imports of appliances, lifting a ban imposed in 2005 after a wave of energy shortages and blackouts, reports the AP. As a result, Cubans are now able to bring up to two appliances per person into the island for noncommercial use. The list of approved items now include air conditioners with a capacity of less than 1 ton, microwaves under 2,000 watts and ovens that consume less than 1,500 watts.


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Commentary: Marco Rubio Is On The Wrong Side Of Immigration Reform
Commentary: Marco Rubio Is On The Wrong Side Of Immigration Reform
By Irina Gonzalez | 05/19/2013 - 15:00

Marco Rubio is not exactly known for a progressive stance on social issues in our country. In fact, I would say that it’s pretty fair to say that he is the opposite of a liberal thinker. 


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Obama in Mexico
Obama to Discuss Immigration, Drug Violence, and Economy During Trip to Mexico
By Sugey Palomares | 05/02/2013 - 15:42

President Barack Obama is currently in Mexico for a highly publicized meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. According to NPR, talks about immigration, drug violence, and economic trade are on Obama’s agenda. This is the President’s first trip to Latin America since winning his re-election and his fourth trip to Mexico since his Presidency.


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Marco Rubio and the Gang of 8 speak on immigration reform
Boston Bombings: Senators Say Tragedy Should Speed Up Immigration Deal
By Amaris Castillo | 04/22/2013 - 13:42

The Boston Marathon bombing remains on a lot of peoples’ minds – in particular two senators who say that the recent tragedy that left three dead “should urge us to act quicker, not slower when it comes to getting the 11 million identified (a reference to the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States.”


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Victoria Soto sister Carlee Soto after Senate gun control vote
“Disgusted” and “Disappointed”: Newtown Shooting Victim’s Sister Carlee Soto to the Senate
By Viviana Hurtado | 04/19/2013 - 12:42

The younger sister of Vicki Soto, one of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting victims, had powerful words for the U.S. Senate after a crucial gun control legislation vote requiring background checks failed. Speaking on CNN, Carlee Soto expressed what millions of Americans feel: “I am disgusted and so disappointed in our Senate.”


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