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Nevada Latino Population Grows
Nevada's Latino Population Growing As White Population Shrinks
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/19/2013 - 17:26

The chance for Latinos to become a majority seems to get bigger by the minute. According to new U.S. Census figures, the Latino population in Nevada increased by 5.1 percent in the state's two largest counties from 2010 to 2012.


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Marijuana Plant
Mexico City is Considering Making Marijuana Legal
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/19/2013 - 15:22

Mexico City is the latest to announce that they are now considering the legalization of marijuana.


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Texas Gov. Rick Perry Vetoes Funding for Mexican American Studies Center
Texas Gov. Rick Perry Vetoes Funding for Mexican American Studies Center
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/18/2013 - 14:25

Well, this is surely disappointing, chicas. Texas Gov. Rick Perry has decided to veto $1.5 million in funding that would have expanded the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas.

According to the Huffington Post, the veto dashed hopes for those who want to develop  the center into a full-fledged academic department.


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7-Eleven Stores Raided by Homeland Security for Human Smuggling
7-Eleven Stores Raided by Homeland Security for Human Smuggling
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/18/2013 - 14:20

As many as 15 7-Eleven stores in New York and Virginia were raided by the Department of Homeland Security early Monday morning, according to HuffPost Business.


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Puerto Rico's Commonwealth Status is "Root" of Problems
Pedro Perluisi Says Puerto Rico's Commonwealth Status is "Root" of Problems
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/18/2013 - 11:46

Puerto Rico's current commonwealth status has been a hot topic of debate for quite some time. Now Puerto Rico pro-statehood leader Pedro Pierluisi is saying that La Isla del Encanto's commonwealth status is “the root cause of the economic and social problems that impair quality of life on the island."


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After 50 Years, U.S. and Cuba Will Discuss Resuming Direct Mail
After 50 Years, U.S. and Cuba Will Discuss Resuming Direct Mail
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/18/2013 - 09:45

It's been 50 years since direct mail between U.S. and Cuba was suspended. Now the two countries are set to resume discussion that could bring on the end of this suspension.


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Woman Writing an Email on her Laptop
5 Things You Need to Know About Tech Surveillance
By Latina Staff | 06/17/2013 - 17:19

By now, you’ve heard all about the huge scandal that erupted after the world found out about mass-surveillance programs built and managed by the National Security Agency (NSA).


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Cuban Ballerinas Flee Cuban National Ballet to Seek New Life in the U.S.
Cuban Ballerinas Flee Cuban National Ballet to Seek New Life in the U.S.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/17/2013 - 14:33

Cuban ballerinas -- the latest flock of immigrants to cross the border and enter the U.S. through Texas. In April, while on tour in Mexico, these six dancers fled from the Cuban National Ballet.

These Cuban ballerinas are talented dancers who would be perfect for any ballet company, but at the moment they are busy trying to learn English and navigate cultural differences in a very unfamiliar place. Fortunately for them, Pedro Pablo Pena, a Cuban exiled dancer, has taken them under his wing.


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Whole Foods Workers
Whole Foods Revises Language Policy
By Amaris Castillo | 06/17/2013 - 14:22

Whole Foods Market has changed its employee language policy after a recent incident involving two employees being suspended for speaking Spanish. According to Fox News Latino, the organic supermarket chain’s Co-CEO Walter Robb said that the “unfortunate incident” prompted the company to revise a policy that “does not reflect and is not in alignment with the spirit of this company.”


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Judge Edith Jones
U.S. District Judge Under Review For Racially Charged Comments
By Fox News Latino | 06/14/2013 - 14:18

An appeals court justice under fire for saying Hispanics and African-Americans were “predisposed to crime” is under investigation for her comments.

A council of federal judges in Washington said it will review a misconduct complaint against Judge Edith Jones of the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for allegedly making inflammatory comments during a speech in February.


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