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Quiara Alegria Hudes at the Clybourne Park opening night on Broadway
Two Latinas Join Pulitzer Prize Board
By Samantha Leal | 10/25/2012 - 13:55

The Pulitzer Prize board, the organization that gives out one of the most prestigious awards in journalism and literature, has announced that two Latinas will be joining the board: Miami Herald Executive Editor Aminda Marques and playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes

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Taxis Offer Latinos Free Ride to the Polls
Taxis Offer Latinos Free Ride to the Polls
By Samantha Leal | 10/24/2012 - 13:00

Two taxi services organized by the Utah Coalition of La Raza, the Mexican Civic Center and the "Pulso Latino" radio program will provide Latinos a free ride to the polls so that they can perform their civic duty, reports Fox News Latino. The service aims to promote Latinos to come to the polls. This is the first year that Utah will have ballots available in Spanish.

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Arizona Maricopa County Election Date Mistake
Arizona Flubs Election Date on Spanish Document - Again
By Samantha Leal | 10/24/2012 - 09:30

After already making an error on a Spanish-language document that gave voters the wrong election date, Maricopa County of Arizona does it again.

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Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Names Seven New Saints
By Samantha Leal | 10/22/2012 - 09:59

Pope Benedict XVI named seven new saints on Sunday, looking to reinvigorate the faith in parts of the world where the religion is lagging, reports Fox News Latino. In his homily, Pope Benedict praised each of the seven as heroic and courageous examples for the entire church.

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund Gala Dinner 2012
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund Inducts Six Into Alumni Hall of Fame
By LeAura Luciano | 10/19/2012 - 16:00

On October 17, 2012, the nation’s largest Hispanic college scholarship awarding organization, The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), held its annual Hall of Fame gala to raise scholarship fund to help more deserving students attend college.

The HSF Alumni Hall of Fame recognizes past scholarship recipients and other successful Latinos whose stories of achievement and contributions to their communities demonstrate the power of higher education and personify the mission and values of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

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Fidel Castro meets with Pope Benedict XVI on March 29, 2012
Venezuelan Doctor Claims Fidel Castro Suffered a Stroke
By Sugey Palomares | 10/19/2012 - 12:08

Several reports have claimed that Fidel Castro’s health decline is taking a rapid turn for the worst. As Fox News Latino reports, Venezuelan Dr. Jose Marquina, revealed to the Spanish-language publication El Nuevo Dia that the 86-year-old dictator suffered a massive stroke.

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Ric Elias
CEO Funding Scholarships for Undocumented Immigrants
By Samantha Leal | 10/18/2012 - 09:54

Latino CEO Ric Elias has donated a million dollars to launch a non-profit organization called Golden Door Scholars, which will offer full scholarships to undocumented immigrants to attend a college in North Carolina. The college that will support the program has yet to be decided, but Elias is in talks with five North Carolina colleges, reports Fox News Latino

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Pro abortion activists in front of the Uruguayan congress in Montevideo
Uruguay Senate to Present Revised Abortion Law
By Samantha Leal | 10/17/2012 - 10:23

Senators in Uruguay will be preparing to present a revised law legalizing abortion, reports Fox News Latino. The measure had already been passed by the Senate once before, but due to Uruguay's lower house making changes, they will now have to vote on the bill again. 

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Labor Department Report: Latinos Filled 60 Percent Of All New Jobs In 2011
Labor Department Report: Latino Unemployment Rate Dips to 9.9 Percent
By Sugey Palomares | 10/09/2012 - 16:00

After months of unemployment rates hitting record highs, it seems like the tides aren't changing fast enough for many Latinos.

According to the latest employment report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for Latinos slightly decreased to 9.9 percent in September, compared to 10.2 percent in August.

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aztec skulls
Aztec Skulls Unearthed in Mexico City Temple
By Samantha Leal | 10/09/2012 - 10:04

Fifty skulls were unearthed in a Mexico City Aztec temple, in what could be the largest collection of pre-Colombian skulls ever found in one sacred temple, reports Fox News Latino.

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