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By Sugey Palomares | 01/31/2012 - 11:30
Mercedes Ramirez Johnson survived most people’s worst fear – a plane crash. On her 21st birthday in 1995, Johnson boarded a flight with her parents from Miami to Cali, Colombia. Tragically, the plane crashed in the Andes Mountains and only four people survived. Johnson lost her parents and suffered serious injuries from the accident. Despite all of the challenges she faced, the mother of four boys finished college and transformed her terrible experience into a hopeful story.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/12/2012 - 16:03
With Mitt Romney all but sewing up the Republican presidential nomination with primary wins in Iowa and New Hampshire, it’s time to start giving a closer look at the Latinos from both sides of the aisle who are likely to play a big role in the upcoming elections. Whether blue or red, they represent the growing clout of the 50.5 million U.S. Latinos.
Here ar six Latinos to keep an eye on...
By Viviana Hurtado | 01/11/2012 - 11:13
Even though the 2012 Republican presidential nominee has not be chosen, Washington, D.C., where I’ve lived for more than five years, is buzzing with this year’s “Veepstakes” parlor game. This is where “insiders,” political big wigs and regular friends make predictions in political columns, out at dinner, or on Facebook about who will be named frontrunner Mitt Romney’s Vice President. In Las Vegas, actual bets are being placed!
By Viviana Hurtado | 12/23/2011 - 11:00
The clock is counting down, not just to a New Year, but to one of the most exciting Presidential elections which may be determined by Latinos. We decided to look back at the most important issues, policies, and political stories of 2011 that may influence for whom voters cast their ballots in 2012.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/22/2011 - 10:00
Does your family celebrate unique traditions when the holidays roll around? Although many of these practices may seem silly, the holidays just wouldn’t feel the same with out them! Check out some of our favorite Latino Holiday traditions from around the world:
By Amaris Castillo | 12/22/2011 - 09:43
Jail officers working for Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio handed in their federal credentials during a news conference in Phoenix Wednesday, a day before civil rights attorneys will be in federal court to seek a ruling in a lawsuit that alleges Arpaio systematically discriminated against Latino residents in conducting traffic patrols and so-called "crime suppression sweeps.”
By Amaris Castillo | 12/16/2011 - 16:30
The self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff in America” is in trouble with the U.S. Department of Justice. According to America’s Voice Online, Maricopa County (AZ) Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s reign may end soon, as a result of a three-year investigation conducted by the department. Those familiar with Arpaio know of his controversial practices aimed at cracking down illegal immigration, and the fierce criticism he has received because of it.
By Amaris Castillo | 12/13/2011 - 10:45
Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would hear the arguments surrounding Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070.
By Amaris Castillo | 12/12/2011 - 11:30
For one night, Antonio Banderas was back to being Zorro.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, that’s the code name given to the 51-year-old Spanish actor during his fall fundraising event for President Barack Obama. The president’s U.S. Secret Service agents dubbed Banderas that, in reference to his role as Zorro in 1998’s The Mask of Zorro film.