By Amaris Castillo | 06/04/2013 - 16:26
The abortion debate was shaken to its core this week after a Salvadoran woman’s pregnancy found itself at the center of great controversy. The ill 22-year-old (known only as Beatriz to protect her identity) had asked courts in El Salvador for – and been denied – an abortion because of her high-risk pregnancy. Abortion is banned in El Salvador, as well as in many other areas of Latin America.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/15/2013 - 11:22
The movement for same-sex marriage in the U.S. took a promising turn after President Obama’s endorsement earlier this year (the first sitting President to do so), but petitions have also flooded in by state opponents who prefer for the institution of marriage to only include heterosexual unions.
Despite their protests, gay rights continue to become questioned and challenged nationwide.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/10/2013 - 11:35
Latinos are enrolling into college more than ever. According to a Pew Research Center analysis, a record seven out of ten (or 69%) of Latino high school graduates enrolled into college during fall 2012. In contrast, the results are 2% higher than non-Hispanic whites and 6% higher than African Americans.
By Amaris Castillo | 05/10/2013 - 10:09
Yes, Zoë Saldaña is Latina. But that doesn’t mean her ethnicity inspires her for every role she tackles.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/08/2013 - 15:17
According to a new study, many Latinos admit they are less likely to report crimes because local police are more involved in enforcing immigration laws, which has led to an increase in deportations. Over 2,000 Latinos in major cities including, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Phoenix were surveyed over telephone for the report titled, Insecure Communities: Latino Perceptions of Police Involvement in Immigration Enforcement.
By Kamren Curiel | 05/02/2013 - 12:41
The Plan B debate continues after the Food and Drug Administration approved over-the-counter sales of the emergency contraceptive for women 15 and older on Tuesday, sparking beef on both sides of the issue.
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 04/30/2013 - 19:34
Think all Americans have been equally affected by the Recession? Think again...
A new report by the Urban Institute reveals that Americans are not all equally affected by the recession and that Blacks and Hispanics have been hit harder than whites.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 04/26/2013 - 12:07
These pages were supposed to host a virtual quinceañera — a celebration of Dolores Prida’s 15 years as Latina’s advice columnist, with a special piece by the veteran writer herself. It was to be a toast to her witty, on-point, irreverent and unabashedly feminist advice on everything from getting rid of cheating boyfriends to reconnecting with Latin culture.
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 04/22/2013 - 13:12
Every day is Earth Day for Latinos. Caring and tending to the earth and our community is the only way of life for us. It goes deeper than any talk of CFC’s, holes in the Ozone Layer and climate change (even though we can agree that all of those things are important).
By Latina Staff | 04/18/2013 - 18:00
Happy (almost) 4/20! A recent Pew Research poll suggests that most Americans agree with the legalization of marijuana. Support for this move has increased over time, but now we see an 11% spike in approval since 2010. Even more surprising are the amount of Latinos who support the move a - a whopping 51%. Here are five reasons Latinos may be okay with the legalization of pot.