Opposition Congresswoman Maria Corina Machado speaks to protesters during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela
5 Things You Need to Know About Venezuela Right Now
By Latina Staff | 02/24/2014 - 12:13

Sick and tired of the economic crisis, food shortage, infringement on free speech and increased insecurity; hundreds of thousands of anti-government demonstrators came together last week in Venezuela


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Protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
9 Things You Need to Know About the Brazilian Protests
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/20/2013 - 17:00

If you haven't heard about the protests that have been taking place over in Brazil, then we're about to bring you up to speed. Here are 6 things you need to know about the demonstrations going on in Brazil:

1. The protests have been occurring over the past two weeks and these have been some of the biggest protests since the end of Brazil's 1964-1985 dictatorship. The protests were organized mostly by snowballing social media campaigns.


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10 Things Every Latina Needs to Know about Occupy Wall Street
10 Things Every Latina Should Know About Occupy Wall Street
By Viviana Hurtado | 10/19/2011 - 15:00

We're sure you've heard of the Occupy Wall Street movement that began almost 2 months ago in downtown Manhattan and has since spread nationally, and in some cases even globally. We just found out that some citizens down in Puerto Rico got in on the act, which got us thinking: What do we really know about this protest?


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Camila Vallejo
Meet Camila Vallejo: Leader of Chile’s Youth Movement
By Amaris Castillo | 08/25/2011 - 14:30

There’s a new youth movement going on in Chile—and 23-year-old Camila Vallejo is at the head of it all! Vallejo, the current leader of the University of Chile’s student union, is behind protests that started in early June by young people upset about the quality of education in the South American country.


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EXCLUSIVE: Ahead of Protests, President Obama Talks to Latina about Immigration
EXCLUSIVE: Ahead of Protests, President Obama Talks to Latina about Immigration
By Galina Espinoza | 08/15/2011 - 16:22

With a “National Day of Action” set for tomorrow to protest President Obama’s decision to involve local police officers in immigration enforcement, Latina asked the President last week to clarify his position on immigration as part of a wide-ranging interview that will appear in the magazine’s November issue.
 


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Immigrant Families Protest Obama Administration's Deportations
Immigrant Families Protest Obama Administration's Deportations
By Adriana Rivera | 08/04/2011 - 13:15

“Destroying families is un-American,” said Chicago community leader Artemio Arreola.

With nearly 400,000 deportations per year, and more than one million families separated, President Obama’s administration is facing heat from the immigrant Latino community. The national Change Takes Courage campaign, launched on June 30 and sponsored by the Fair Immigration Reform Movement, is combating the President’s resistance to stop deportations.


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Hunger Strike in NY Continues as Undocumented Youths Push for Dream Act
By Angie Romero | 06/09/2010 - 10:00

While Latino citizens and celebrities alike condemn Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 law, a highly motivated group of young Latino leaders are fighting for their chance at the dream—the Dream Act, that is.


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Singer Jenni Rivera to Perform in AZ to Protest SB 1070
By Elayne Fluker | 05/28/2010 - 12:35

Tomorrow, protestors will take to the streets of Arizona in opposition to SB 1070, the recent law passed by state governor Jan Brewer that will allow law enforcement officials to question the documentation status of anyone they deem "reasonably suspicious." Among those protestors will be award-winning singer Jenni Rivera, who will perform a concert at the end of Saturday’s march to the State Capitol.


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AZ Students Protest in John McCain's Senate Office
By Mariela Rosario | 05/19/2010 - 09:30

Since the new SB 1070 immigration laws were passed in Arizona, there has been a steady stream of protests. High school students walked out of classes in Flagstaff and University of Arizona students urged their school president to formally denounce the laws.


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Immigration Protests Draw Thousands to Nation's Capital
By Mariela Rosario | 03/22/2010 - 16:15

Tens of thousands of protesters, young and old, descended on the National Mall in Washington DC to demand that the government get moving with regards to comprehensive immigration reform. Ever since President Obama promised to make sweeping immigration reform a major goal during his first year in office, supporters of the process have been waiting for something, anything, to indicate that he was making good on his pledge.


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