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SB 1070 Protest in Phoenix Arizona in April 2012
Arizona Immigration Ruling: Who Really Won?
By Samantha Leal | 06/26/2012 - 09:41

Within minutes of the Supreme Court ruling on the Arizona immigration law SB1070, both sides were declaring a clear victory for their cause. Those on the side of the Arizona law, and helped to craft the law itself, said that the court's decision help to affirm the right of the states to create laws that address regional problems. Those who oppose the law insisted that the court affirmed federal authority, and cerated a clear path to challenge SB1070's lone standing provision.


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Salma Hayek at the La Chispa de la Vida photocall in Berlin in 2012
WATCH: Salma Hayek Directs Human Trafficking Video “Nada”
By Sugey Palomares | 06/19/2012 - 12:59

Human trafficking affects an estimated 20 million people worldwide and Latinos are the largest demographic to fall victim to sex and labor trafficking cases. Thirty-seven percent of Latinos are sex trafficked and 56 percent are labor trafficked victims in the U.S., according to the Department of Justice. Within the percentage of citizens being trafficked for forced prostitution in the U.S., most are Latinas under the age of 25.


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Chinese-Americans in New York City's Chinatown
Asians Surpass Latinos in Number of U.S. Immigrants
By Samantha Leal | 06/19/2012 - 10:04

The number of new Asian immigrants moving to the United States has surpassed that of Latinos for the first time, according to the Associated Press. 


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Sports Anchor Antonietta Collins, Claudia Trejos
Talking Sports with Latina Sports Anchors Antonietta Collins & Claudia Trejos
By Samantha Leal | 06/14/2012 - 18:00

Univision Deportes Extra hosts Claudia Trejos and Antonietta Collins are no strangers to (silly) sports questions. Here, we got the scoop on what you should know in sports (now), the absolute hottest players and the biggest myths about Latinas and sports.

What's the biggest misconception when it comes to women and sports? 

Claudia: “That women don't know sports, that women can't be as passionate about sports, that women simply repeat what their fathers, brothers, boyfriends or husbands say…”


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Young Voters at the Polls, American Youth Voters
Election 2012: Do Young Latinos Hold the Key?
By Viviana Hurtado | 06/14/2012 - 16:06

Are you surprised that the Hispanic population is growing? I’m not. What does take me aback is how late political parties, the media, and some corporations are to the fiesta. You don’t need to be Latino, a statistician, or a census worker to see the changes happening all around you: the Hispanic population is responsible for more than half of the nation’s growth, according to the 2010 U.S.


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Time Magazine Immigration, We Are Americans
Time Magazine Immigration Issue: "We Are Americans - Just Not Legally"
By Sugey Palomares | 06/14/2012 - 12:41

Immigration politics continues to be a hot button issue with an estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. The latest cover of Time Magazine reads, “We Are Americans Just Not Legally,” and features reporting by Filipino journalist Jose Antonio Vargas (shown in the center).


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President Barack Obama, GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney
Poll Finds Latinos Favor Obama; Video Ad Says Romney Out of Touch With Voters
By Samantha Leal | 06/11/2012 - 17:00

A new national poll finds that Latino voters favor President Obama with a 43-point margin over Mitt Romney. Overall, 66% of Latino registered voters were certain or leaning towards Obama, while only 23% were certain or leaning towards Romney.


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Carlos Correa Signed to Houston Astros
The Week in Culture: Deportations Don't Slow, Puerto Rico is Now Cuba, and More!
By Samantha Leal | 06/09/2012 - 17:00

Here's what you happened this week, if you missed it:

- The New York Daily News used the Cuban flag, not the Puerto Rican one, to promote the Puerto Rican Day Parade. Oops? [Latina]

- Sofia Vergara is reportedly back with her ex, Nick Loeb. The two were spotted hand-in-hand out in New York. [TheInsider]


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Univision Poll
Deportations Not Slowing, Despite U.S. Backlog
By Samantha Leal | 06/08/2012 - 11:56

Deportations have not slowed down in the U.S., despite seven months of reviews by the Obama administration, reports The New York Times. This continuance has obviously disappointed many immigrants, many of whom President Obama hopes to court for his re-election.


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Career Woman, Equal Pay for Women
Election 2012: Women Voters and Equal Pay
By Viviana Hurtado | 06/07/2012 - 16:00

Deep in campaign silly season, “the war on ______” (fill in the blank) has become part of the jargon we hear on cable TV and see in Twitter hashtags.  I have actually seen #WaronLatinos, not a joke.


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