By Huffington Post Latino Voices | 10/26/2011 - 13:00 | 0 Comments
In the eyes of the federal government, Carlos is still an undocumented immigrant.
But four years ago, the city of New Haven, Conn., issued Carlos -- his real name has been changed at his request due to privacy concerns -- its own form of documentation: a municipal ID. The ID allowed him, for the first time, to open a bank account, apply for hospital services,...
By Grace Bastidas | 10/26/2011 - 11:00 | 0 Comments
Grandparents across Latin America have been scaring kids (and adults) for years with accounts of monsters, creatures and ghosts with names and back-stories so real you almost believe them. Almost. Here are some of the apparitions that still keep us up at night.
Talk about creepy, the legend of La Llorona (or “The Weeping Woman”)...
By Amaris Castillo | 10/14/2011 - 14:31 | 0 Comments
In a new Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) PSA campaign, Mario Lopez and Naya Rivera speak out against bullying gay and transgender youth....
By Fox News Latino | 10/13/2011 - 13:24 | 0 Comments
Dominican American writer Junot Díaz didn’t always feel accepted as a child. In an interview with Fox News Latino, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author spoke about growing up in the 80s as an...
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 10/12/2011 - 14:45 | 0 Comments
With Senate Republicans blocking the American Jobs Act on Tuesday night, President Obama kept a short speech at the first ever White House American Latino Heritage Forum to one topic: not immigration, education, but the importance of getting the bill passed in Congress.
Pointing out the benefits of the bill, including jobs for teachers, construction...
By Grace Bastidas | 10/10/2011 - 10:18 | 0 Comments
Want to reconnect with your Latinidad, but not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of everything you need to know—history, movies, art, sayings, recipes, etc.—to get back in touch with your Puerto Rican, Mexican, Colombian, what have you side. Consider it a cultural toolkit!
By Amaris Castillo | 09/23/2011 - 08:00 | 0 Comments
One of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes for 2011 is Latina. Mexican psychologist Elena Durón Miranda was recently selected for her work with poverty-stricken children in Argentina. The CNN Hero initiative spotlights those striving to spur change in the world. A decade ago, Durón Miranda traveled to Argentina to research communities...
Reactions From Latinas Directly Affected by 9/11 on Osama Bin Laden's Death: "He Got The Easy Way Out"
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/02/2011 - 18:18 | 7 Comments
The barrage of text messages came through on Iliana Guibert McGuinnis’ cell phone late Sunday night: “Turn on the TV,” one of the texts read. “Any channel.”
What followed was a moment that the Cuban 9/11 widow had given up hoping would ever happen: The announcement that ...
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