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Time is Now Immigration Rally in Washington, DC
March on Washington: “What Comprehensive Immigration Reform Means to Me” (VIDEO)
By Viviana Hurtado | 04/11/2013 - 13:12

In 2006 while a local television reporter in Providence, Rhode Island, I covered the immigration reform rally, one of many held throughout the country. Many in politics and the media marveled that Latinos had come out in big numbers. Fast forward seven years to this week’s “All in for Citizenship” rally in Washington, DC (with important sister rallies held in other cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta).


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Marco Rubio speaks during the 2012 Republican National Convention
5 Latino Politicians Who Have Supported Strict Immigration Reform
By Sugey Palomares | 04/09/2013 - 13:29

Conservatives aren’t backing down from the immigration debate. As lawmakers from Washington return from a two-week recess, the next few weeks will be crucial in the development of an immigration reform bill, which will affected millions of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. Learn what these Republican Latino politicians stand for and let us know if you agree.


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Obama Budget Cuts: Were Latinos Wrong to Vote for The President?
Obama Budget Cuts: Were Latinos Wrong to Vote for The President?
By Sugey Palomares | 04/08/2013 - 15:11

Congress is back from recess today and looking closely at President Barack Obama’s second term agenda, including his proposed budget cuts. In a previous appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press, Obama stated that his top priorities were developing immigration reform and creating harsher gun laws.


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Fidel Castro Calls North Korea the Biggest Nuclear Threat
Fidel Castro Calls North Korea the Biggest Nuclear Threat Since Cuba's Missile Crisis
By Sugey Palomares | 04/05/2013 - 14:21

As tensions rise concerning North Korean threats to attack the U.S. using nuclear force, Fidel Castro recently shared his concern over the current crisis and urged American politicians to avoid confrontation with the communist country’s leader Kim Jong Un.


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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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