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Hugo Chavez in Brazil in July 2012
Hugo Chavez Fights for His Life
By Kamren Curiel | 02/28/2013 - 15:54

Venezuelan vice president Nicolas Maduro said President Hugo Chavez is fighting for his life while he continues to undergo cancer treatment, according to the AP News.


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Latinas’ Vote Under Fire?
By Viviana Hurtado | 02/27/2013 - 18:08

In 1965, 25,000 people marched to Montgomery, Alabama to help pass the Voting Rights Act. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court, including Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, heard arguments on a section of this historic legislation with their decision having a big impact on the Latino vote.


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Ann Coulter at CPAC 2012
Ann Coulter Lashes Out At Republicans And Latinos Over Immigration Reform
By Kamren Curiel | 02/22/2013 - 11:52

Right-wing political commentator Ann Coulter lashed out at Republicans working to pass comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship. In an opinion piece titled "Hispanicked GOP Elite: They'll Respect Us in the Morning," the 51-year-old New York native claims Latinos will never vote for the GOP because they are too "poor" and "government dependent."


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President Barack Obama speaks about the economy in North Carolina
President Obama's Approval Rate Increases Among Latinos
By Sugey Palomares | 02/22/2013 - 11:16

Despite President Barack Obama’s challenge of delivering spending cuts for the sequester deadline on March 1st, a new survey conducted by USA Today and the Pew Research Center claims that his approval rate among Latinos has improved dramatically.


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Report: ICE Detained 800 U.S. Citizens in 4 Years
Report: ICE Detained 800 U.S. Citizens in 4 Years
By Kamren Curiel | 02/21/2013 - 13:13

In the midst of President Obama's highly anticipated immigration reform proposal—a leaked version raised GOP concerns for reportedly not tying a pathway to citizenship to new border security measures—a new report found that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detained nearly 1 million people between 2008 and 2012. Of those detained, 800 were American citizens, which is illegal for authorities to do.


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President Barack Obama talks about not deporting illegal immigrant children
A Latina Watches the State of the Union at the White House
By Viviana Hurtado | 02/13/2013 - 16:31

I was one a few dozen people invited to an exclusive State of the Union Social at the White House with an “enhanced” speech. Staffers, interns, and techies made graphics for the TV monitor that illustrated with data key parts of President Barack Obama’s address.


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President Barack Obama speaks about immigration reform in Las Vegas
President Obama Says Immigration Reform is Likely in 6 Months, Speaks Spanish
By Kamren Curiel | 01/31/2013 - 13:27

On the heels of his highly anticipated immigration speech at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, President Obama spoke to two of the country's leading Spanish-language television networks about his immediate plan for immigration reform.

In interview with Telemundo's Jose Diaz-Balart, Obama said he's hopeful an immigration overhaul is something that can get done "certainly this year, and I’d like to see if we can get it done sooner, in the first half of the year if possible."


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President Barack Obama talks about not deporting illegal immigrant children
President Obama to Unveil Immigration Plan in Nevada Today
By Kamren Curiel | 01/29/2013 - 14:06

In an attempt to make swift moves on immigration reform, President Obama will unveil his plan in Las Vegas, Nevada today. After winning a historical 71% of the Latino vote in November, Obama chose to lay down his proposal in a state where over a quarter of the population is Latino.


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Puerto Rican Flag
Puerto Rican Bill Would Penalize Use of American Flag Without Puerto Rican Flag
By Kamren Curiel | 01/28/2013 - 14:23

A new bill being considered by Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives would penalize the use of the American flag in the absence of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s flag on any state and municipal government building or any public corporation.


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Latino Population Catching Up With Whites, But Politics Lag Behind
Latino Population Catching Up With Whites, But Politics Lag Behind
By Kamren Curiel | 01/24/2013 - 11:39

Last week, the office of California Gov. Jerry Brown released a section of the state's budget report, revealing that by July, California’s Latino population will make up about 39%, which is the same as the state’s non-Hispanic white population. By the end of December, Latinos will outnumber non-Hispanic whites in California.


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