Latino Voters
Harvard University Study Says Election Officials are Biased Against Latinos
By Sugey Palomares | 05/23/2013 - 10:31

A new Harvard University study suggests that it may be more difficult for Latinos to gather election information from voting officials. Political science graduate students Julie Faller, Noah Nathan and Ariel White discovered that local election officials were less likely to reply to emails signed with Spanish names. 


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Women's suffrage protest
COMMENTARY: This Girl's On Fiiireee!
By Dolores Prida | 11/06/2012 - 11:06

I haven't called myself a "girl" in a long time, but I'm so fired up about today's presidential election that I can't help singing along with Alicia Keys.

Most of all, I can't stop thinking about the girls on fire of a century ago--the suffragists, those women with plenty of ovarios who marched, got beaten, harassed, thrown in jail for daring to demand that women be allowed to vote.

Imagine, women on hunger strikes for wanting to do what we now take for granted and many don't do at all.


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Lawsuit Challenges Texas Redistricting
Lawsuit Challenges Texas Redistricting
By Mariela Rosario | 02/22/2011 - 13:25

Just as Latino leaders warned, battle lines are being drawn surrounding congressional redistricting and the new Census numbers. Texas is one of the first states to see controversy, which is not surprising given that the state stands to gain more Congressional seats than any other state in the union (4).


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Brazil Elects First Female President
Brazil Elects First Female President
By Mariela Rosario | 11/01/2010 - 08:21

Dilma Rousseff became the first female president elect of Brazil on Sunday, beating out her opponent, José Serra, the former governor of São Paulo, with 56 percent of the vote.


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Wins for the Right and Left in Two Important Latin American Elections
By Mariela Rosario | 11/30/2009 - 09:21

Two important elections happened in Latin America over the weekend, although the selection of Porfirio Lobo as the new Honduran president has been getting most of the attention.


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