Idol: Worst
VIDEO: He Dropped Out of College to be the Next American Idol
By Lee Hernandez | 02/04/2011 - 11:38

Isaac Rodriguez recently dropped out of college to become the next American Idol and didn't tell his mom. "I'm really happy because my son is going to school and coming here too," said his in-the-dark mom, Cecilia Rodriguez, just before Isaac stood up in front of the judges and sang, "Build Me Up Buttercup," by The Foundations.


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LIVE SAG Awards Coverage: Al Pacino Beats Edgar Ramirez for Best Actor
LIVE SAG Awards Coverage: Al Pacino Beats Edgar Ramirez for Best Actor
By Lee Hernandez | 01/30/2011 - 21:41

At tonight's Screen Actor's Guild Awards, Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez lost to Al Pacino for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Series or Movie.


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Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin: "We're Born Gay"
By Lee Hernandez | 01/28/2011 - 11:33

Ricky Martin has taken a definitive stand in the nature vs. nurture debate.

"Everyone who's gay is born that way," Martin, 38, tells Batanga.com. "And that's their nature."


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WATCH: Cuban Idol Contestant Wows J.Lo (and us)
By Lee Hernandez | 01/21/2011 - 10:15

During last night's American Idol New Orleans auditions, contestant Jovany Barreto, a 23-year-old Cuban-American ship builder from Louisiana, belted out a cover of Luis Miguel's Spanish song, "Contigo en la Distanciá" that wowed judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.


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Nearly a Quarter of Latinos in the U.S. Live Below Poverty Line
Nearly a Quarter of Latinos in the U.S. Live Below Poverty Line
By Mariela Rosario | 12/16/2010 - 18:00

According to new census numbers, almost 22% of all Latinos in the United States live below the poverty line. The disheartening numbers demonstrated that the rate of poverty among Latinos is almost 10% higher than the rest of the population.


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Is Marco Rubio Latino Enough?
Is Marco Rubio Latino Enough?
By Mariela Rosario | 11/15/2010 - 15:30

When we saw this editorial in the Washington Times by Mario Salazar, just the headline was enough to turn us off: Marco Rubio: Latino or Not? It reminded us of all of our readers who have told us that other Latinos made them feel bad about themselves and who they are.


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2010 Election Results: What They Mean for You
By Mariela Rosario | 11/03/2010 - 00:00
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Election 2010: The Latino Vote
Election 2010: The Latino Vote
By Mariela Rosario | 10/26/2010 - 10:30

With the Hispanic community making up such a crucial number of voters in tight midterm election races all across the country, it seems like everyone is scrutinizing us.


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POLL: Did CNN do the right thing in Firing Rick Sanchez?
POLL: Was it Fair that CNN Fired Rick Sanchez?
By Mariela Rosario | 10/04/2010 - 15:15

Rick Sanchez was unceremoniously fired from CNN over the weekend for inflammatory comments he made about both The Daily Show host Jon Stewart, and media ownership.

During a recent appearance on the SiriusXM radio, Stand Up! With Pete Dominick, Sanchez went on a rant in which he called Jon Stewart a "bigot" and made claims about Jews controlling the media. 


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Sextuplets
Latino Sextuplets to Take New York!
By Mariela Rosario | 08/26/2010 - 08:00

Victor and Digna Carpio are not your run of the mill Latino family. The Queens-based couple had sextuplets about two years ago (Yup, six kids! At the same time! And naturally!) and make it work on the very modest $1,800 a month Victor earns at his maintenance job. Oh, and the couple also have a nine-year old son, too!


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