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Latina Teen Pregnancy Rate Down 33 Percent
By Samantha Leal | 06/21/2012 - 10:06

Latina teen pregnancy is down 33 percent, hitting its lowest point since 1976, reports a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In fact, pregnancy rates for all teens between the ages of 15 and 19 are down, falling 40 percent overall from 1990 to 2008 (that latest year the data is available).

The main reason teen pregnancy is down? More effective use of birth control methods. 


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Gawker Launches Regular Feature Chronicling Mexican Drug Wars
By Samantha Leal | 06/20/2012 - 15:56

In an interesting move for a website known for it’s satirical, no-holds-barred take on news and entertainment, Gawker will be highlighting a new feature, “Mexican Drug Blood,” a column of sorts on the nation’s drug wars. 

The regular feature will be written by Miguel Angel Rodriguez Vazquez, editor of El Nuevo Alarma!, and will be translated into English by Gawker staff. Readers are warned that the images accompanying the posts can be graphic. 


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Bill O'Reilly at The Hollywood Reporter event in April 2012
Bill O'Reilly Supports a Pathway to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants
By Samantha Leal | 06/20/2012 - 10:10

In a strange concession, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly announced on his show The O'Reilly Factor that he believes there should be a pathway to citizenship for individuals who came here at a young age as undocumented immigrants, reports the Huffington Post.


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Jason Puracel, American prisoner in Nicaragua
American Man Held in Prison in Nicaragua -- "I Am 100% Innocent"
By Samantha Leal | 06/18/2012 - 09:48

An American man imprisoned in a Nicaraguan cell claims his innocence and attributes his survival thus far to "crackers and peanuts and raisins" in an exclusive phone conversation with CNN's Anderson Cooper


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President Barack Obama at the Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security
Obama Agrees To Stop Deporting Undocumented Students
By Sugey Palomares | 06/15/2012 - 13:50

Change is finally on the way for Dream Act advocates. President Barack Obama’s administration has announced a plan to stop deporting undocumented immigrants who are Dream Act-eligible and between the ages of 15 to 30.

Instead, the "deferred action" policy will grant work permits to undocumented youth who have immigrated to the U.S. as children, have lived in the U.S. for at least 5 years, are working towards receiving higher education, or have obtained higher education, as long as they have a clean criminal record.


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Jorge Ramos on Univision Meet the Candidate in January 2012
Jorge Ramos Says No to Obama Campaign
By Latina Staff | 06/14/2012 - 14:58

By Jordan Fabian for Univision News

Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos took to the airwaves last week to object to the Obama campaign’s use of his image in a Spanish-language television advertisement.


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Big Surge in Number of Immigrants Who Are Small Business Owners
By Samantha Leal | 06/14/2012 - 14:30

One in six small business owners in the United States is an immigrant, according to a new report from the Fiscal Policy Institute's Immigration Research Initiative. Immigrants make up 18 percent of all small business owners in the United States. Twenty years ago, immigrants made up only 12 percent of small business owners.


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Saul Tello, Jr., High School Valedictorian, Spanish Speech
High School Valedictorian Delivers Speech in Spanish - Sparks Debate
By Samantha Leal | 06/14/2012 - 09:48

A valedictorian at a Orestimba High School in California gave his commencement address in Spanish and sparked a debate among board members and officials, reports Fox News Latino. Saul Tello, Jr., told local media that he wanted to do it in both English and Spanish, but that he was told there would not be enough time.


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Carlos La Madrid, murder at border
Mom Suing Border Patrol Agent for Killing Her Son
By Samantha Leal | 06/13/2012 - 14:51

Such a tragedy: a 19-year-old man, Carlos La Madrid, was fatally shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent after he climbed a ladder on the U.S.-Mexico border fence in southeastern Arizona on March 21, 2011. The mother, Guadalupe Guerrero, is now suing the federal government and the agent who shot her son, Lucas Tidwell, saying that the act was “an appalling use of excessive force.”


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Gymnast Jorge Valdes
Gymnast Jorge Valdés’ Miraculous Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury
By Latina Staff | 06/13/2012 - 11:41

By Teresa Rodriguez for Univision News

A spinal cord injury can have irreversible consequences, including the possibility of becoming a quadriplegic. That seemed to be the case for Jorge Valdés, a young gymnast who suffered a devastating fall that threatened to paralyze him.


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