By Viviana Hurtado | 05/04/2012 - 12:07
On Day 45 of the “Newt Death Watch” – a media-penned name coined while waiting for GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich to drop out – the former Speaker of the House announced in a short YouTube video that he was out of the running for President. He thanked the “nearly” 180,000 people who donated to the campaign, the thousands who volunteered, and the two million who voted for him in the primaries.
Watch Gingrich’s campaign adios here.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/02/2012 - 11:20
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently criticized Marco Rubio’s immigration push and revised version of the Dream Act, which would legalize immigrants to stay in the country who have graduated from high school and hope to obtain a college education or join the military.
By Samantha Leal | 04/30/2012 - 16:12
Border problems… at the northern border? Yep. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint against the U.S. Border control after two Latinos and a black man were "unjustifiably" stopped in Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula, an area close to Canada, reports Reuters. The complaint was filed in Seattle on Thursday.
By Lourdes Medrano | 04/26/2012 - 13:40
Cinco de Mayo fiestas abound north of the border. But do you know the history of this Mexican holiday and how it came to be popular in this country? Here are five interesting tidbits about one of our favorite holidays:
By Samantha Leal | 04/26/2012 - 12:04
Arguments were heard Wednesday in the case of Arizona v U.S., the case that questions the legality of four provisions of Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070. Arizona, enacting a new law to combat illegal immigrants crossing from Mexico, has overstepped their rights. Immigration is a federal issue, according to the U.S. But that apparently wasn’t quite as convincing of an argument as the federal government might have hoped, reports CNN.
By Samantha Leal | 04/24/2012 - 16:27
The legality of Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070, has long been disputed and is now headed to the Supreme Court. The case, Arizona v. United States, will look at not only SB 1070, but will also affect any similar laws enacted nationwide. Here’s what you need to know about the case:
The Act has several provisions – only four are being examined by the court.
The Court will not be looking at the entire Act, but rather, four key provisions, including:
By Sugey Palomares | 04/20/2012 - 13:40
A class action lawsuit was filed against ABC and the production companies responsible for the hit television shows, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, on Wednesday, reports CNN. The suit claims that producers, and the makers of the show, have racially discriminated against applicants seeking lead roles.
By Sally Mercedes | 04/20/2012 - 12:43
In all this talk of immigration lately, people have been focusing a lot on the specific stands of Republican candidates and President Obama. While it's necessary to look to the future, of course, there's still today to deal with and the sad fact is that too many lives are being destroyed in here and now.
By Sugey Palomares | 04/18/2012 - 16:39
Florida Senator, Marco Rubio, has been increasing his cred as a possible vice president for the GOP. Since presidential candidate, Mitt Romney announced that Rubio was on his list for possible VP, the Cuban politician has become more vocal about his stance for increasing jobs and supporting immigration rights.
By Soledad O'Brien | 04/12/2012 - 16:02
The lightning-rod issue—and what politicians plan to do about it—is a major concern for Latinos, regardless of their own residency status.
The sun struggles against the thick fog rolling in from the ocean as I go to air in Jacksonville, Fla. It’s the day after a Republican debate, and I am having breakfast at a beachside diner with political pundits on my CNN morning show, Starting Point. We’re discussing the critical role Latino voters will play in the Florida GOP primary.