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POLL: Was Obama Wrong for Calling Kamala Harris the ‘Best Looking’ Attorney General?
By Sugey Palomares | 04/05/2013 - 11:05

President Barack Obama is feeling the heat after making comments about California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ good looks during a fundraiser in Atherton, California on Thursday.


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John Boehner Apologizes for 'Wetback' Slur
John Boehner Demands Rep. Don Young to Apologize for 'Wetback' Slur
By Sugey Palomares | 03/31/2013 - 10:51

At a time when the Republican Party is trying to gain more support from Latino voters, Alaska Republican Representative Don Young is facing major controversy after referring to Latinos as 'wetbacks' in a recent press conference. 

While talking to a crowd about how technology has created job loss in the U.S., Young expressed, "I used to own – my father had a ranch,” he said. “We used to hire 50 to 60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes. You know it takes two people to pick the same tomatoes now. It’s all done by machine."


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Gay Marriage Cake Topper
POLL: Do the Majority of Latinos in the U.S. Support Gay Marriage?
By Sugey Palomares | 03/26/2013 - 17:21

As the Supreme Court reviews arguments today related to California’s Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage, the Latino public opinion on the issue is divided.


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President Barack Obama speaks about the economy in North Carolina
President Obama Addresses Immigration Reform: "We Are Making Progress"
By Sugey Palomares | 03/26/2013 - 10:23

The Senate is feeling the heat from President Obama in regards to immigration reform. During a naturalization ceremony for 28 new citizens at the White House on Monday, Obama declared that he wants to see the passage of a bill that will fix the immigration system "as soon as possible.”


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Yoani Sánchez Says Latinas Can Protect Cuban Dissident Bloggers
By Viviana Hurtado | 03/21/2013 - 10:00

Yoani Sánchez’s visit to the nation’s capital started off with a tweet. While reading my Twitter, I found out that the Cuban dissident blogger who writes Generación Y blog is touring the U.S., visiting New York City, Washington, DC, and Miami, as part of a three month world tour.

Excited to hear Sánchez speak and write about it for my Latina readers, I tweeted:


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Rush Limbaugh Compares Obama Nominee Thomas Perez to Hugo Chavez and KKK Member
Rush Limbaugh Compares Obama Nominee Thomas Perez to Hugo Chavez and KKK Member
By Sugey Palomares | 03/19/2013 - 16:32

After a day since President Barack Obama announced his Cabinet nomination, he is already feeling the heat from conservatives about his pick. Dominican American Thomas Perez was offered the seat as the next Secretary of Labor to replace Hilda Solis since her resignation, but Rush Limbaugh recently went on a rant about the civil rights lawyer.


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President Barack Obama and Thomas Perez; labor secretary nominee.
5 Things to Know About Obama Cabinet Nominee Thomas Perez
By Sugey Palomares | 03/18/2013 - 15:35

This morning, President Obama nominated Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez to succeed Hilda Solis' post as head of the Labor Department. Throughout his career as a civil rights lawyer, he has fought hard for working class families and vowed to continue on that path if confirmed. Perez would also become the first Dominican-American to ever be appointed to a cabinet-level position in the U.S. Now that's making history! Here are 5 other facts you should know about him.


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Hugo Chavez
Hugo Chavez Died of Massive Heart Attack
By Amaris Castillo | 03/07/2013 - 11:02

After his struggle with cancer, Hugo Chavez’s life ended from a massive heart attack.

According to CBS News, the head of Venezuela's presidential guard delivered the news late Wednesday, adding that the late president mouthed his desire to live.


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Sean Penn and Hugo Chavez in 2007
Hollywood Celebs Sean Penn, Oliver Stone Mourn Death of Hugo Chavez
By Kamren Curiel | 03/06/2013 - 12:41

Hollywood heavyweights Sean Penn and Oliver Stone both released statements following the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday. Penn was a longtime supporter of the late president who lost his fight with an undisclosed type of pelvic cancer at 58.


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Hugo Chávez: A Timeline of His Declining Health
By Sugey Palomares | 03/05/2013 - 18:45

Whether you saw him as a political savior or socialist tyrant, Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez lived up to his reputation of being a fighter. Diagnosed with cancer in 2011, the 58-year-old leader was dedicated to beating cancer and completing his new six-year term. As we honor the legacy and history he left behind, we take a look back at Chávez’s declining health throughout recent years.


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