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Chavez Calls Obama "Ignoramus"
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 03/23/2009 - 11:40

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has resumed trash talking President Barack Obama. In response to the U.S. president’s assertion in a January interview with Univision that Chavez exported terrorism and obstructed progress in Latin America, Chavez said Obama was at best an "ignoramus,” Reuters reports.


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Despite What You May Think, Obama Has Not Forgotten the Immigration Issue
By Yuliana Gomez | 03/19/2009 - 17:15

On Wednesday during a press conference in Southern California, President Barack Obama said he is still for “comprehensive immigration reform,” the Associated Press reports. He made the comments during the town hall-style conference, after being asked about the touchy, now largely forgotten subject.


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United States Loosens Travel Restrictions to Cuba
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.


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Obama Considers Moving Troops to Mexico Border
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.


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Hugo Chavez Urges Obama to Join Socialist Movement
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.


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UPDATE: Did Adolfo Carrión Accept Questionable Donations?
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.


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The First Pet
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.


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Hilda Solis Finally Confirmed, Becomes First Latina Secretary of Labor
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.


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The Last Great Cartoonist?
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.


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Brazilian Carnival Queen, Viviane Castro, Bodypaints Obama On Her Nude Body
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


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