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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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."
By Mariela Rosario | 08/04/2010 - 09:00
Although many of the most offensive sections of the proposed new SB 1070 legislation were blocked from going into effect last Thursday, July 29th, some local Arizona authorities are taking the law into their own hands.
By Mariela Rosario | 08/02/2010 - 13:30
Although Lady Gaga did not join the long list of artists recruited by Zack de la Rocha's Sound Strike in boycotting her performances scheduled for Arizona, the eccentric pop star took a moment to speak out against SB 1070 while performing in Phoenix over the weekend.