Is Dora the Explorer an Illegal Immigrant?
By Mariela Rosario | 05/21/2010 - 16:30

An image of Dora the Explorer with a black eye, posing for a mugshot and labeled as an "illegal" has been generating a lot of internet buzz.

Sometimes, we must admit, Dora the Explorer gets on our nerves—mainly due to her high pitched voice and endless repetition of catch phrases. But she definitely does not deserve the treatment she has received at the hands of anonymous online haters. There is even a Facebook group entitled "Dora the Explorer is so an illegal immigrant," which dedicates itself to bashing the beloved Nickelodeon character.


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Crazy Stuff Racists Say: Special Jan Brewer Edition
By Mariela Rosario | 05/14/2010 - 16:45

What can we say about Arizona Governor Jan Brewer? We must admit, we had no idea who she was until she upped and signed that crazy new immigration law into effect in Arizona. But since that fateful day a few weeks ago, it seems like there is no escaping her, or her insistence on passing insane laws that demonize Latinos in a state where 30+% of the population is Hispanic.


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Pitbull Cancels Phoenix, AZ Stop of 'Mr. Worldwide's Carnaval' Tour
By Mariela Rosario | 05/14/2010 - 10:26

Pitbull announced yesterday via his Twitter and his website, www.PlanetPit.com, that he was canceling  the May 31 date of his "Mr. Worldwide's Carnaval" tour in Phoenix, AZ to protest the recent passing of the state's polarizing SB1070 legislation.

"I am canceling my concert in Phoenix on May 31. How is the country we enjoy and love bcuz of its human rights, freedom, opportunity and that has been built by immigrants, now start 2 deny them?" he asked. "It is contradicting 2 everything the USA stands 4."


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Watch: Shakira Advocates for Immigrants in Arizona
By Mariela Rosario | 05/04/2010 - 10:08

Shakira has been on a whirl-wind media tour recently, speaking out against the passage of the new immigration laws in Arizona, SB 1070. Although some saw her involvement as an affront since she is not a United States citizen, we think it makes sense that Shaki stepped up to the plate; she herself admitted while speaking to the mayor of Phoenix, "I have no papers here."


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Celebs React to the Signing of SB 1070
By Mariela Rosario | 04/28/2010 - 11:30

Everyone from President Obama to Calle 13 is lambasting the insane new immigration bill recently signed into law by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.


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AZ Gov. Jan Brewer Signs Racist Immigration Bill into Law
By Mariela Rosario | 04/26/2010 - 16:00

The immigration debate has always caused a rift among citizens of Arizona —a state that has one of the highest Latino populations in the country. Though Hispanics own businesses, hold public office and help support the local economy, the perception that immigrants do nothing but drain community resources, take away jobs and increase violence persists for some in the southwestern state.


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Watch: John McCain Says, "Immigrants are Crashing Cars on Purpose"
By Mariela Rosario | 04/20/2010 - 16:30

Since when is John McCain a hard line conservative Republican? Though he was once known as a "maverick" it looks like these days, McCain is drinking the right-wing Kool-aid (or maybe it's just too much tea time with Sarah Palin)? Either way, McCain took to Fox News's The O'Reilly Factor to address the incredibly stringent new immigration laws that were recently passed in Arizona.


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Movie Review: 'The Perfect Game'
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 04/14/2010 - 13:35

The real-life story behind The Perfect Game, opening April 16, is one for the ages. In 1957, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico with little baseball-playing experience became the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series. They were led by a man who was once a pitching coach and then a janitor for a major league team. They overcame racism, lack of money and visa woes to make it to the championship.


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Hate Crime Trial Shines Spotlight on Violence Against Latinos
By Mariela Rosario | 04/13/2010 - 17:30

When Marcelo Lucero was murdered in March of 2009, his mother traveled from Ecuador to the US for the first time to ensure that her son murderers were brought to justice. She may finally get what she came for, although more than a year later, as the defense for boy accused of his murder rested last week.


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George Lopez Stands By BF Sandra Bullock Through Jesse James Scandal
By Mariela Rosario | 04/07/2010 - 15:21

Sandra Bullock has remained locked away from the prying press in her Hollywood Hills home since news broke of her (soon-to-be-ex, we hope) husband Jesse James's extramarital affairs with a variety of big breasted, tattooed strippers.


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