Hot Headlines: 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Mexico, Elián Gonzalez 10 Years Later and more

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7.2 Earthquake Hits Mexico
Over the weekend, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake ripped through Mexico and Baja California, resulting in injuries to hundreds and three reported deaths. Since the original temblor, there have been 500 aftershocks, causing the governors of both the Mexican state of Baja California and Governor Schwarzenegger to declare states of natural disaster although the damage has been relatively minimal.

Elián Gonzalez: 10 Years Later
It's been 10 years since the story of Elián Gonzalez captured the public imagination. Back in Nov. of 1999, Gonzalez, then 6, was found adrift in the Caribbean Sea and was rescued by fishermen who turned him over to the US coastguard. The Cuban government recently released an image of Gonzalez, now 17 years old, at the Union of Young Communists congress in Havana.

Second Round of Census Forms Mailed out to 40 Million Households
Have you returned your 2010 US census form? Maybe you lost it, or worse yet, never recieved it! Well, you're in luck, because the U.S. Census Bureau has begun mailing second forms to approximately 40 million houses in areas that had below-average response rates. Be sure to stand up and be counted! It's more important than ever that the government knows the strength of the Latino community so we can be allocated the resources we need and deserve.


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Mariela Rosario,

I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

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