AZ Rep. Raul Grijalva: "Politics in Arizona Fueled by Hate"
By Mariela Rosario | 01/12/2011 - 16:30

Rep. Raul Grijlalva (D-AZ) talked Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! yesterday about the recent senseless shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. He knew Giffords well and worked with her both in their home state and on Capitol Hill.


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Local AZ Latino Community Reacts to Shooting Rampage
By Latina Staff | 01/10/2011 - 18:00

The Latino community in Arizona, like most Americans throughout the nation, were stunned by the weekend shooting spree in Tucson that killed six and wounded 14 others, including US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

The Democratic congresswoman was hit in the head during a Congress on Your Corner events over the weekend where Tucsonans had gathered to chat with her. Constituents say she has always been accessible.


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Latino Voters Gain Influence for 2012 Elections
Latino Voters Gain Influence for 2012 Elections
By Mariela Rosario | 01/10/2011 - 17:30

Due to a recent redistricting of congressional seats, the Latino vote has an unprecedented opportunity to hold sway over the 2012 elections. According to analysis of Census data by the Pew Hispanic Center, states having disproportionately large amounts of Latino resident have gained congressional seats.


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Hero Intern Daniel Hernandez: "Politics has Become Disruptive"
By Fox News Latino | 01/10/2011 - 17:00

In an interview with Fox News Latino, Daniel Hernández, the 20-year-old intern who saved  Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' life, opened up about Saturday's tragic shooting and how he kept his wits about him.

“My main goal was to try to make sure the congresswoman and everyone was ok," the University of Arizona junior said. "When I saw injured people I tried to tend to them as good as I could, until emergency personnel arrived.”


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Arizona Law Makes Ethnic Studies Classes Illegal
Arizona Law Makes Ethnic Studies Classes Illegal
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/03/2011 - 17:00

A new Arizona law banning ethnic studies courses in public schools went into effect on January 1st and it’s already wreaking havoc. The Tucson Unified School District currently stands to lose $15 million in funding for refusing to shut down its controversial classes.


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Jeb Bush Opposes Ariszona's SB 1070 Law
Jeb Bush Opposes Arizona's SB 1070 Law
By Mariela Rosario | 12/07/2010 - 08:39

Jeb Bush—former President George W. Bush's younger brother and member of one of the most esteemed Republican families in the country—announced his opposition to Arizona's SB 1070 laws over the weekend.

At the National League of Cities convention in Denver, Colorado, he explained that doesn't believe racial profiling is an affective way to determine citizenship and pointed out that his half-Latino children (he is married to a Mexican woman) could be suspects.


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Aterciopelados Get Animated for Their Latest Video
By Grace Bastidas | 09/07/2010 - 14:15

Colombian rockeros Aterciopelados have never shied away from commenting on political and social issues through their music. The band’s latest video tackles the immigration debate with lyrics and images. The clip is for the song "Bandera," which was recorded for the 2008 album Rio but might as well have been written with Arizona's controversial SB1070 legislation in mind.

"Who are you?/ Where were you born?/ Therefore you can’t enter this country," sings vocalist Andrea Echeverri.


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No Back-to-School for Kids Who Crossed Border in AZ
No Back-to-School for Kids Who Crossed Border in AZ
By Mariela Rosario | 08/25/2010 - 12:15

Tom Horne is on a mission. The wanna-be politician, in the running to become Arizona's next attorney general, is determined to keep kids who can't prove they are American citizens from attending school.


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Actor Esai Morales on SB 1070: "Our People Are Not the Enemy"
Actor Esai Morales on SB 1070: "Our People Are Not the Enemy"
By Mariela Rosario | 08/23/2010 - 17:00

We caught up with Esai Morales at the recent Latino Baseball MVP awards hosted by Latino Sports Ventures in NYC and had a chance to chat up the La Bamba star. The hot button issue on everyone's lips was the possible boycott of the 2011 MLB All-Star game, currently slated to be held in Phoenix, Arizona at Chase Field (home of the Diamondbacks).


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Tougher Immigration Laws than SB 1070 Proposed in FL
By Mariela Rosario | 08/12/2010 - 17:30

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum proposed a sweeping immigration reform bill in his homestate this week that trumps even Arizona's notorious SB 1070 and would give Florida the distinction of being the state with the harshest stance on immigration in the United States.

McCollum, who is also the Republican Gubenatorial candidate, said of his new bill: "Arizona is going to want this law. We're better, we're stronger, we're tougher and we're fairer."


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