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Ann Coulter at the TIME 100 Gala
Ann Coulter Attacks Latinos in Column
By Samantha Leal | 12/07/2012 - 12:18

The conservative pundit Ann Coulter wrote a column on Wednesday that blatantly attacked Latinos. In her column, titled "America Nears El Tipping Pointo," she states that "the deluge of unskilled immigrants pouring into the country" are taking over America, and that the typical Hispanic immigrant nowadays is both "underclass" and "the poorest of the world's poor."

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World AIDS Day Red Ribbon
World AIDS Day 2012: Latina HIV Rate Four Times Higher Than White Women
By Sugey Palomares | 12/01/2012 - 11:00

Today marks national World AIDS Day, and statistics published by the CDC confirms that the HIV rate among Latinas is four times higher than white-non-Hispanic women. One reason for the harsh statistics is that some Latinas have limited access to sex education and preventive services. Immigration status, lack of health insurance, and income are additional factors.

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Commentary: Thanks to La Vida!
COMMENTARY: Thanks to La Vida!
By Dolores Prida | 11/21/2012 - 13:52

Thanksgiving Day is a Latino holiday... For real.

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Handicap Artist Juan Agudelo
Juan Agudelo Has No Arms Or Legs, Draws With His Heart
By Sugey Palomares | 11/20/2012 - 15:24

Juan Agudelo has an art portfolio rich with hand drawn pieces of artwork that proves the value and strength and determination. The 20-year-old artist from Colombia was born without legs or arms, and has achieved exceptional skills despite his disability.

Born with an underdeveloped forearm and one finger, Juan started to create sketches at the age of six. Over the years, the LaGuardia Community College student has perfected his own technique for drawing still life and hopes to become an architect someday.

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Young Voters at the Polls
Nuyoricans in Florida Could Decide the Election—If They Hit The Polls
By Latina Staff | 11/06/2012 - 17:00

Today, on election day, we want our readers, our chicas, to be as well informed about the candidates as possible when they head to the polls. To that end, Latina.com will be bringing you the BEST Latino elections coverage from around the web all day long! The story below was recently published on the Univision News/ABC site.  

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Best Colleges
The Best Scholarships for Latino Students
By Samantha Leal | 10/27/2012 - 15:00

With the Hispanic Scholarship Fund recently hosting its gala and a tech CEO creating a scholarship fund for undocumented students, scholarship talk and opportunities seem to be everywhere and for every type of student. But which should young Latino students apply for? Here are some great scholarships geared specifically toward Latino students.

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Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
LA Mayor Pushing for Immigrant ID Cards
By Samantha Leal | 10/16/2012 - 15:00

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is pushing for ID cards for immigrants, which would give them access to city services including a bank account, reports the Huffington Post

"It will be an official ID," Villaraigosa said. "It will be as strong an effort as San Francisco's."

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Rosario Dawson at the Tara Smith Vegan Haircare Photocall in London
WATCH: Rosario Dawson Fights Domestic Violence With Purple Purse Campaign
By Sugey Palomares | 10/10/2012 - 13:00

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in every four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.

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I'm Here: The Call Short Movie
Short Film to Bring Awareness to Immigrant Women Struggles
By Samantha Leal | 10/01/2012 - 18:00

The global human rights organization Breakthrough has released a short film titled "The Call," seeking to bring to light the tough choices that many immigrant women find themselves making -- such as reporting abuse or keeping their families safe. 

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Voting Booth, Polls
Telemundo and Voto Latino Join Forces for National Voter Registration Day
By Sugey Palomares | 09/25/2012 - 10:20

In honor of National Voter Registration Day, Hispanic media network Telemundo and the bipartisan non-profit Voto Latino have joined forces along with the United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) to make sure an estimated 25.6 million Latinos are prepared to rock the polls in November.

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