U.S. & Cuba to Resume Relations After Decades
U.S. & Cuba to Resume Relations
By Latina Staff | 12/17/2014 - 14:15

In a historic move, President Obama announced earlier today that the


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New Poll Shows Most Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana
New Poll Shows Most Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/24/2013 - 10:39

A recent poll conducted by Gallup revealed that for the first time, a large portion of Americans are in favor of legalizing marijuana.

According to the poll, 58 percent of Americans feel marijuana should be legalized, in comparison to only 12 percent who were in favor of it in 1969 -- the year the question was first asked by Gallup.

In the 1970s, support for marijuana legalization grew to 28 percent. Fast forward to 2011, 50 percent of Americans were in favor.


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The Countries of Origin of U.S. Latinos Identified
The Countries of Origin of U.S. Latinos Identified
By Latina Staff | 10/21/2013 - 10:06

The U.S. Census Bureau released a data visualization gallery to highlight the distribution of the Latino population by specific origin throughout the United States.

The census mapped 22 different groups of origin for those who identified as Hispanic or Latino on the 2010 census. According to the maps, Mexico ranks as the country of origin with the highest population number in the U.S.


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Is Puerto Rico Going Bankrupt?
Is Puerto Rico Going Bankrupt?
By Latina Staff | 10/17/2013 - 11:21

Despite its shaky economy, Puerto Rico's government is denying claims that it is headed for bankruptcy.

"There seems to be a lot of misinformation out there," said Jose Coleman, executive vice president of the Government Development Bank. "Bankruptcy is completely out of the question concerning Puerto Rico."


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U.S. Capitol Locked Down Temporarily
U.S. Capitol Locked Down Temporarily After Shots Fired
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/04/2013 - 10:14

At approximately 2:00 p.m. Thursday, a woman driving a black luxury sedan, with her child in the back seat, rammed through a barrier at the White House, then sped to Capitol Hill.


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Report: 1.4 Latino Adults Identify as LGBT
Report: 1.4 Million Latino Adults Identify as LGBT
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/03/2013 - 15:00

According to a new report by the UCLA Williams Institute, an estimated 1.4 million of adult Latinos in the United States consider themselves lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) and 29 percent of Latino same-sex couples are raising children.


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Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro
Venezuela Expels 3 U.S. Embassy Officials
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/01/2013 - 15:40

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has made a move that could put a further strain on the relationship between Venezuela and the United States.

According to The New York Times, Maduro expelled the top U.S. diplomat and two other embassy officials from the country on Monday.


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U.S. Accused of Human Rights Violations in Puerto Rico
U.S. Accused of Human Rights Violation in Puerto Rico
By Latina Staff | 09/26/2013 - 11:23

Puerto Rico has brought on a human rights violation case against the United States.

According to The Huffington Post, the National Lawyers Guild along with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights have filed a petition against the U.S. government in a case involving the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.


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Teen Birth Rates Decline Among Latinas
Teen Birth Rates Decline Among Latinas
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 09/10/2013 - 15:51

Great news for everyone!

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that the teen birth rate in the U.S. has reached a historic low, especially among Latinas.


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Ouch: Drunk Mexican Man Hides in a Truck Full of Chili Peppers to Sneak Into U.S.
By Samantha Leal | 09/09/2013 - 11:46

He must be hurting: a Mexican man tried to cross the border by hiding himself in a cargo of red chili peppers. He was found face down in the cargo in New Mexico, drunk off tequila, reports The Guardian


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