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9 Things To Know About Ted Cruz
8 Things To Know About Ted Cruz

On Monday morning, Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for President of the United States — becoming the first major politician to formally declare their intention of running for the office in 2016. Cruz, a Cuban-American, has served as a Republican Senator from Texas since 2012, and has become a key political player in Washington since his election. 
However, despite his brash speeches, many know little about the 44-year-old politician. Below, learn eight things about the Latino presidential contender: 


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WATCH: Funny Or Die Releases "Ted Cruz Honest Presidential Campaign Ad"
WATCH: Funny Or Die Releases "Ted Cruz Honest Presidential Campaign Ad"

"I believe this is very different from Barack Obama's whole Kenya thing. Because, I have a birth certificate. A birth certificate that very clearly state I was born in Alberta, Canada."


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Venezuela Economic Crisis Forcing Women Prostitution
Venezuela's Economic Crisis is Forcing More and More Women Into Prostitution

Venezuela's failing economy has women commuting to nearby Colombia— where prostitution has not been criminalized — for quick paydays. 


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Latina Whisper Confessions Abuela Advice
18 Things Latinas Learned From Their Abuela

What's the craziest thing you abuelita ever taught you? 


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How Equal Are Latinos and Blacks To Whites? This Report Reveals...
How Equal Are Latinos and Blacks To Whites? This Report Reveals...

Despite gains, Latinos and African Americans still fall short when it comes to education, income and involvement in the criminal justice system, according to a report issued by the National Urban League on Thursday. 


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Study: Hispanics Struggle To Make Ends Meet, Chris Rock May Know Why
Study: Hispanics In Los Angeles Struggle To Achieve "Modest But Adequate" Lifestyle

For Latinos living in Los Angeles, the so-called “American dream” may be more of a pipe dream as far too many are struggling to have an adequate standard of living.


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'Univison Contigo' Empowering Hispanic Entrepreneurs
Univison Contigo Campaign is Empowering Hispanic Entrepreneurs

Hispanics contribute nearly $500 billion in revenue to the national economy – at more than twice the start-up rate in the U.S. to non-Hispanics – so it’s no wonder that Univision is launching a campaign to empower even more Hispanic entrepreneurs.


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Starbucks Wants Employees To Start Convos About Race With Customers
Starbucks Wants Employees To Start Convos About Race With Customers

How can a company, ahem Starbucks, that continuously spells my name incorrectly launch a campaign aimed at starting conversations about a touchy subject like race with me?

Whether or not the misspellings are deliberate – as this comedian has alluded to in his hilarious skit – are besides the fact.

RELATED: The Real Reason Starbucks Spells Your Name Wrong


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Inspiring Latina: High Schoolers Win $20k After Designing App To Treat Depression
Inspiring Latina: High Schoolers Win $20k After Designing App To Help Teens With Depression

The stress and anxiety of high school can take its emotional toll upon young people, and many teenagers don't have access to a safe escape from their feelings. Five high school students from Kennewick, WA, made it their mission to change that.


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