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Boston Airport Accused of Racial Profiling
By Samantha Leal | 08/13/2012 - 09:57

More than 30 federal officers say that a program at Logan International Airport in Boston intended to spot potential terrorists has become rife with racial profiling, targeting minorities including blacks and Hispanics, says The New York Times

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GOP Bill to Deport Victims of Domestic Abuse
Fear of Deportation Stops Many Women from Reporting Domestic Abuse
By Samantha Leal | 08/10/2012 - 10:05

Fear of deportation or having their children taken away from them ranks high on the list of reasons why women won't report domestic abuse or sexual assault, according to the El Paso Police Department.

Although city-specific, this speaks to a larger issue at hand: How can women seek help if they feel they themselves will be punished?

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Undocumented Immigrants Await Deportation in Arizona
Immigrants Generate Big Profits for Prison Companies
By Samantha Leal | 08/03/2012 - 09:35

The U.S. is locking up more undocumented immigrants than ever, and prison companies are reaping the benefits, says a new Associated Press review. The review shows that the businesses have spent tens of millions of dollars lobbying lawmakers and contirbuting to compaigns.

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New College for Undocumented Students to Open in California
By Samantha Leal | 08/01/2012 - 09:55

A new project called National Dream University, a collaboration between the University of California, Los Angeles Center for Labor Research and Education and the National Labor College, will offer online courses for college credit to young immigrant and labor rights activists who want to attend college.

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Obama Rasies 4 Million for Reelection Campaign in California
Latino Support for President Obama Holds Steady
By Samantha Leal | 07/26/2012 - 09:30

President Barack Obama retains his popularity with Latinos, according to new data from the NBC-Wall Street Journal-Telemundo poll. The key voting bloc favored the president, with 67 percent voting for him over Republican Mitt Romney, reports MSN

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Samyr Laine at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in May 2012
Four of Haiti's Olympic Athletes Aren’t From Haiti
By Sugey Palomares | 07/23/2012 - 16:11

Since the tragic earthquake in 2010, Haiti has struggled with rebuilding infrastructure and a stable economy. According to Fox News Latino, millions of Haitians live on an estimated $2 a day and the harsh living standards have made it even harder for the Caribbean country to foster and develop Olympic athletics.

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Aurora Colorado Dark Knight Rises Movie Theater Shooting
Massacre at Dark Knight Rises Premiere in Colorado
By Samantha Leal | 07/20/2012 - 09:14

A gunman opened fire on a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado, reports Fox News Latino. 38 people have been reported injured and at least 14 are dead.

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George Lopez and Joe Arpaio
Election 2012: George Lopez vs. Sheriff Joe Arpaio, A Missed Opportunity?
By Viviana Hurtado | 07/19/2012 - 15:00

When George Lopez in his HBO special went on a rapid-fire tirade after “getting political,” many of us didn’t get upset because our culture has desensitized us to this kind of explicit language. Whether it’s a live comedy performance or cable shows, you would think you’re in a war zone “F bombs” are dropped that often. 

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George Zimmerman in court in June 2012
George Zimmerman in First TV Interview: "I'm Not a Racist and I'm Not a Murderer"
By Samantha Leal | 07/19/2012 - 09:56

George Zimmerman, who is on trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin, spoke in a nationally televised interview for the first time last night. The interview, with Sean Hannity for Hannity on Fox News, was conducted at an undisclosed location in Seminole County, where Zimmerman must stay under conditions of his release on bail, reports Fox News Latino.

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Endangered Languages website
Google Is on a Quest to Save Endangered Languages
By Latina Staff | 07/18/2012 - 20:00

By Manuel Rueda for Univision News

Did you know about Kulina, the language spoken by just 30 people in the Brazilian Amazon? How about Kiliwa, which is only spoken by 8 indians in Mexico’s Baja California desert? With a new platform launched at the end of June, Google now makes it easier to identify the world’s most endangered languages and share information about them.

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