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Are Politicians Afraid to Speak Spanish?
By Viviana Hurtado | 01/26/2012 - 16:43

In this week’s Tampa Bay, Florida Republican debate, the question was asked why candidates run ads in Spanish, ostensibly seeking the votes of Spanish speakers, but insist English be the only official language of the U.S. government.

This incident is a perfect example of the complicated relationship that politicians and monolingual Americans have with learning and flaunting that they know another language.


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Will Spanish Survive in America?
By Grace Bastidas | 01/26/2012 - 12:18

Among many second and third generation Latinos the answer is, "No," making some wonder if Spanish will survive in America as more and more of us are born here.


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Univision Poll
Poll Reveals Latinos Have Mixed Reviews About Obama's Reelection
By Sugey Palomares | 01/25/2012 - 12:04

With Election Day only nine months away, politicians are focused on reaching Latinos, which represent the fastest growing group of voters. According to a new poll by Latino Decisions for Univision News and ABC News, Latinos have mixed reviews on President Barack Obama’s reelection.

Latinos may be known for favoring Democrats at the polls, but they also have the power to sway the vote for upcoming conservative candidates in states like Nevada and Florida, which is set to cast their vote at the end of this month.


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State of the Union
5 Latino Moments From Last Night's State of the Union
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/25/2012 - 11:33

When President Barack Obama gave his state of the union speech on Tuesday night, Latinos played a role in the event, whether it was POTUS’s mention of immigration reform or the key (and surprising!) Latinos in the audience. Here are five Latino moments from last night's state of the union. 

1. Homeless student Samantha Garvey attends the speech


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Why Your Vote Counts More Than Ever
Rosario Dawson: Why Your Vote Counts More Than Ever
By Latina Staff | 01/20/2012 - 16:53

By Rosario Dawson

We all need to become involved. We can’t sit on our hands waiting for the change we want to see. Sí se puede, but only if we demand it.


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Election 2012: ¿Mitt or Mitteo Romney?
By Viviana Hurtado | 01/18/2012 - 17:18

When Fox News contributor Juan Williams referenced Mitt Romney’s Mexican roots at Monday night’s South Carolina Republican debate, boos erupted from the crowd.  This reaction reflects the complicated relationship between the Republican frontrunner, the GOP, and Latino voters.


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Curve Appeal
Curve Appeal: A New Perception of Full-Figured Women
By Olga Gonzalez-Ramos | 01/18/2012 - 15:57

This size 22 colombiana is determined to change the perception of full-figured women.


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Colbert
Stephen Colbert Asks If Latinos Are "The New Negro"
By Sugey Palomares | 01/18/2012 - 15:43

Stephen Colbert is no stranger to political satire. On Monday night's episode of The Colbert Report, the controversial host invited Scott Douglas, the Executive Director of Greater Birmingham Ministries, to ring in on discrimination against Latinos in Alabama.


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April Unscripted
April Unscripted: Say Hello to the “Real House Wife” of Bronx County
By April Hernandez-Castillo | 01/13/2012 - 10:32

Happy New Year! So, you finally made it through the holidays, mommy’s comida, tons of shopping and a little extra weight gained; well over the holidays I met with a young lady who is a newlywed and who I had not seen in a while.


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Mitt Romney
What a Romney Veto of the DREAM Act Would Mean for Latinos
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/04/2012 - 14:24

When Mitt Romney said he’d veto the DREAM Act if he were President and Congress approved the measure—and then reiterated his stance this week—he was essentially reversing his support of comprehensive immigration reform bills of 2005 and 2007.


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