By Dorkys Ramos | 03/12/2009 - 16:05
United States residents will now have an easier time traveling to Cuba and sending money to family thanks to three provisions attached to the $410 billion omnibus spending bill President Obama signed yesterday.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/12/2009 - 14:45
President Barack Obama spoke out about the recent violence that has enveloped our neighbor to the south and has begun to spill over from Mexico into the United States. He admitted that he has been weighing the possibility of moving National Guard troops to the border in an effort to contain the violence but ruled out immediate military action.
By Monica Herrera | 03/09/2009 - 16:05
Hugo Chavez took to Venezuelan state television on Friday to lament the state of the U.S. economy and urge President Barack Obama to join the socialist movement.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/03/2009 - 16:45
President Barack Obama's choice for Director of the newly created White House Office on Urban Policy, Adolfo Carrión, is facing allegations that he accepted thousands of dollars in donations from city developers in exchange for approving or funding their projects.
By Dorkys Ramos | 02/26/2009 - 17:30
The Obamas gripped the nation with their search for a family dog (they're looking to bring home a rescue Portuguese Water dog in April) and now your child wants a pet too. Caring for an animal teaches kids responsibility, nature, compassion, life and death. They also learn how to show affection, loyalty and engage in physical activities. But don’t rush to the nearest pet shop just yet.
By Monica Herrera | 02/25/2009 - 09:30
After facing repeated delays and opposition from Republican members of Congress, Rep. Hilda Solis was finally confirmed as President Barack Obama's Secretary of Labor on Tuesday, making her the first Latina to ever hold the position. The Washington Post reports that U.S.
By Angie Romero | 02/24/2009 - 17:45
I’m sure you’ve heard of that little cartoon that ran in the New York Post last week and got Rupert Murdoch in trouble. You know, the one of the chimp getting shot at by cops who say, "They’ll have to find someone else to write that stimulus bill." The cartoon was reportedly based on an incident that happened earlier that week involving a chimp who attacked a woman, but many, including Rev. Al Sharpton, have publicly condemned it for being what they see as a racist depiction of President Obama.
By Norell Giancana | 02/23/2009 - 16:25
Carnival in Brazil is full of beautiful people of all shades, dancing to samba and celebrating the many cultures and rich history of the large South American country. One standout this year was Viviane Castro, known for baring all with the exception of a strategically placed 1 1/2 inch piece of tape, which acts as a modern-day fig leaf. Last year, Castro’s samba group was fined for her violation of the (rarely-enforced) nudity rule. This year, however, Castro got p
By Mariela Rosario | 02/20/2009 - 16:30
Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión is moving to Washington! President Barack Obama recently tapped the NYC politico to be the first director of the newly created Office on Urban Policy. After months of speculation about a possible appointment for Carrión, Obama put the doubters to rest with the announcement this past Wednesday.
By Mariela Rosario | 02/17/2009 - 16:07
Hugo Chavez scored a decisive win recently with the passing of a referendum he had proposed, effectively ending term limits and opening a path for the controversial president to stay in power well past his current term, which ends in 2012.
Speaking from the balcony of the presidential palace to thousands of supporters, Chavez called his referendum win a "perfect victory" and declared it a "mandate for socialism."