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George W. Bush at the Summit to Save Lives
George W. Bush Says Immigrants Vital to Economy
By Latina Staff | 12/05/2012 - 15:24

After a long public silence on immigration, former President George W. Bush praised immigrants Tuesday as critical to the U.S. labor market and appealed for the country to be welcoming of them.

The former president delivered a short opening speech on immigrants and the economy at a symposium the George W. Bush Presidential Center hosted on immigration and economic growth.

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Yoselyn Ortega
Dominican Nanny Pleads Not Guilty to Murder of 2 Children
By Samantha Leal | 11/29/2012 - 16:03

The Dominican New York City nanny accused of murder of two children she was caring for has entered a plea of not guilty. She entered her plea through her defense attorney from inside the hospital room where she's been treated for self-inflicted stab wounds, reports Fox News Latino

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Joe Arpaio at the 2012 Republican National Convention
Sheriff Joe Arpaio: "I Can Get Along Great With the Hispanics"
By Samantha Leal | 11/29/2012 - 15:20

After winning reelection to a sixth term as the sheriff for Arizona's Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio is reaching out to Latinos and the local community in the way only Joe Arpaio can.

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A Growing Number of Mexicans in the U.S. Don't Speak Spanish... Or English
Say What?! Growing Number of U.S. Mexicans Don’t Speak Spanish
By Samantha Leal | 11/29/2012 - 12:58

Many Mexican immigrants migrating to the United States are assumed to speak Spanish, but that assumption is wrong, reports NBC Latino. Many immigrants come to the U.S. speaking indigenous languages, and a workshop by The City University of New York's Institute of Mexican Studies is hoping to shed light on the diversity of languages spoken by Mexican communities in the United States.

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Maria Susana Flores Gamez
UPDATE: Mexican Beauty Queen Found With Gun, Used as a Human Shield
By Samantha Leal | 11/28/2012 - 13:37

Mexican beauty queen Maria Susana Flores Gamez, 20, was killed in a shooting over the weekend that involved military and a group of armed men, reportedly involved in drug trafficking. Gamez's boyfriend and three other people were also killed in the shootings that took place in Caitime in Sinaloa, reports Fox News Latino

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Marc Anthony with children in the Dominican Republic
Marc Anthony and Girlfriend Shannon de Lima Help Build Dominican Orphanage
By Sugey Palomares | 11/27/2012 - 16:00

Marc Anthony and his girlfriend Shannon de Lima dedicated their holiday weekend to helping children in need at the Children of Christ orphanage in the Dominican Republic.

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Undocumented Immigrants Time
'Undocumented Immigrants' Could Nab Time Magazine's 'Person of the Year' Award
By Samantha Leal | 11/27/2012 - 15:58

Time magazine will soon reveal their Person of the Year for 2012, and among the 40 candidates are "undocumented immigrants," reports NBC Latino.

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Hilarious Twitter Feed Corrects Outraged Nativists' Grammar
Hilarious Twitter Feed Corrects Outraged Nativists' Grammar
By Samantha Leal | 11/27/2012 - 13:20

Oh boy. Over the holiday weekend, a new (hilarious) Twitter handle drew attention for correcting outraged people who believe that others should speak English in English-speaking countries. Of course, those writing these tweets seem to not have so much of a handle on the language themselves, with grammar mistakes galore. 

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John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy
History Lesson: The Latino Voting Bloc First Acknowledged by JFK
By Samantha Leal | 11/26/2012 - 16:32

This election wasn't the only one that had politicians acknowledging the power of the Latino vote. Did you know President John F. Kennedy was one of the first to acknowledge Latinos as an important voting bloc? It's true. 

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Adela Hernandez
Transgender Woman Wins Election, Makes History in Cuba
By Samantha Leal | 11/20/2012 - 13:05

Adela Hernandez, a transgender who lives as a woman in a central Cuban village, has won an election in a local office -- claiming the win as the "biggest victory" possible over all the "repudiation" she has encountered for the 48 years of her life, reports Fox News Latino.

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