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By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 11/01/2010 - 11:20 | 0 Comments
In the past month, we’ve gotten discouraging news about and for Latino voters: A Pew Hispanic poll said that 50 percent of registered Latino voters planned to skip the election, at least one group (Latinos for Reform) was urging Latinos to stay home as a way to protesting its perceived inaction to our issues by President Obama and Democrats...
By Mariela Rosario | 11/01/2010 - 08:21 | 0 Comments
Dilma Rousseff became the first female president elect of Brazil on Sunday, beating out her opponent, José Serra, the former governor of São Paulo, with 56 percent of the vote.
Rousseff was the chief of staff and energy minister for previous president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Rousseff has no previous political...
By Mariela Rosario | 10/29/2010 - 11:43 | 6 Comments
Next Tuesday is election day and the nation is watching the Latino community to see what our impact will be. Here is a round up of the important races and issues that affect our community.
Senate candidate Marco Rubio is ahead of Democrat Kendrick Meek and independent Charlie Crist...
By Mariela Rosario | 10/29/2010 - 09:00 | 0 Comments
Latinos are undeniably going to make an impact in the 2010 elections—both at the ballot box and as candidates. We even have Hispanics running in states that don't have large Latino populations!
Idaho's only Latino State Representative, Republican Raúl Labrador, is trying to unseat his Democratic opponent, incumbent Walt Minnick for a congressional...
By Mariela Rosario | 10/28/2010 - 15:20 | 0 Comments
Three years, four Tonys and one movie deal later, Lin-Manuel Miranda's wildly successful musical masterpiece In the Heights is ending it's run on Broadway.
It was just announced that the show would no longer run on the Great White Way and that the show's creator and original star, Lin-Manuel Miranda return for the last two...
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 10/28/2010 - 13:49 | 2 Comments
With the 2010 midterm elections coming up you’re probably wondering what effect the nationwide backlash against undocumented immigrants has had on Latinos as a community. The short answer: Worry and some division, according to a Pew Hispanic Center poll released today.
Most Latinos—81 percent—think that illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay (with 53% of these...
By Mariela Rosario | 10/27/2010 - 17:00 | 0 Comments
Former president of Argentina Néstor Kirchner died today at the age of 60 of a heart attack at his summer residence in the small town of El Calafate.
While he was president, Kirchner oversaw Argentina's recovery from the 2001-2001 economic collapse. As a center-left leader, he has wielded considerable political influence over the last century. He was...
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 10/27/2010 - 15:00 | 0 Comments
Meg Whitman, who earlier this month made a tequila-soaked confession that she couldn’t win California’s gubernatorial race without Latinos, is giving off another whiff of desperation. With just days left before...
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