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."
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.
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.”
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Viviana Hurtado | 03/05/2013 - 16:47
I’m trying to figure out how to explain the impact of sequestration to my Latina readers. These are the automatic cuts divided evenly between defense and domestic spending, totally $1.2 trillion dollars over ten years that kicked in last week when Congress and The White House couldn’t come to an agreement on the federal budget deficit.