By Mariela Rosario | 11/03/2009 - 10:25
After fighting in court since 1995, Rody Alvarado Peña's path to political asylum was finally cleared by the Department of Homeland security, which declared she is "eligible for asylum and merits a grant of asylum as a matter of discretion."
By Mariela Rosario | 09/17/2009 - 10:23
Even jaded senators and supreme court justices get excited when Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony come into town! The superstar duo hit Washington D.C. last night to celebrate Marc's receipt of a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Congressional Hispanic Institute's 32nd Annual Gala held at the Walter E. Washington Convention center.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/08/2009 - 13:45
Sonia Sotomayor earned the highest praise possible from the American Bar Association, who yesterday announced that the appellate judge is ''well qualified'' to serve on the Supreme Court even as Republican politicos were attempting to rally against her.
At this point even Sen. Lindsey Graham, R, SC admitted, "The only way she can get derailed is if she performs poorly next
week." Graham, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee also said although he was still undecided, "I honestly think I could vote for her."
By Christine Estevez | 06/30/2009 - 11:15
Various leaders are calling for the return to power of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who was exiled by a military coup last weekend after he expressed interest in changing the constitution to allow him to seek another term in office. The country’s Congress has appointed a new president, Roberto Micheletti, who is insisting that Zelaya was removed legally for violating Honduras's constitution and attempting to extend his own rule.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/26/2009 - 10:00
President Barack Obama has chosen Puerto Rican Judge Sonia Sotomayor as his pick for the Supreme Court seat being vacated by Justice David Souter. The President is making his announcement this morning, but finalized his decision over the weekend while at Camp David and alerted White House officials.
Sotomayor will be the first Hispanic, and only the third woman, to become a U.S. Supreme Court justice if she is successfully confirmed.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/20/2009 - 14:00
The Senate has denied President Barack Obama's request for 80 million dollars to be alloted to facilitate the closure of the Guantanamo Bay Prison Camp located on the Eastern coast of Cuba.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/11/2009 - 17:15
President Barack Obama has overwhelming support from the Latino community, according to a new study conducted by the University of Washington.
Matt Barreto, an assistant professor of political science who is the poll's lead researcher, says, "President Obama campaigned heavily for the Latino vote in 2008 and remains very popular. In his first 100 days, he has appointed two Latinos to his inner circle and said immigration reform will be a priority in year one."
By Mariela Rosario | 05/07/2009 - 14:00
The world was rocked the other day when President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden headed out among all us regular people to...eat lunch! It was an event that is sure to go down in the annals of history as totally epic. Ever the elitest, President Obama even had the audacity to ask for dijon mustard on his hamburger. DIJON MUSTARD!
By Mariela Rosario | 04/20/2009 - 12:45
Over the weekend, the Summit of the Americas provided a stage for some highly anticipated interaction between President Obama and left-leaning leaders of Latin America, who have sharply criticized the United States in the past.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/16/2009 - 17:30
President Obama was expected to focus heavily on helping Mexico curtail the drug-related violence that has been plaguing the country for the last few years during his visit to the beleaguered country today. It was obviously an appropriate topic to be discussing as on the eve of Obama's visit, soldiers were forced into a deadly gun battle with heavily armed drug gangsters in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, resulting in the deaths of dozens of people.