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Latino Immigrants Find Empowerment in Voting
By Latina Staff | 11/06/2012 - 13:44

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! Several of the stories we will post today have appeared on websites like CNN.com, The Huffington Post and Univision News. The story below was recently published on CNN.com. 


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Women's suffrage protest
COMMENTARY: This Girl's On Fiiireee!
By Dolores Prida | 11/06/2012 - 11:06

I haven't called myself a "girl" in a long time, but I'm so fired up about today's presidential election that I can't help singing along with Alicia Keys.

Most of all, I can't stop thinking about the girls on fire of a century ago--the suffragists, those women with plenty of ovarios who marched, got beaten, harassed, thrown in jail for daring to demand that women be allowed to vote.

Imagine, women on hunger strikes for wanting to do what we now take for granted and many don't do at all.


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Barack Obama and Mitt Romney during 2012 third Presidential Debate
5 Things to Watch When It Comes to the Latino Vote
By Latina Staff | 11/06/2012 - 09:39

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! Several of the stories we will post today have appeared on websites like CNN.com, The Huffington Post and Univision News. The story below was recently published on CNN.com. 


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Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin Rocks The Vote With Michelle Obama
By Samantha Leal | 11/05/2012 - 15:23

Ricky Martin will open for Michelle Obama in an event in Florida where the First Lady will speak to grassroots supporters. The event, which will be held in Orlando Park, will focus on getting all supporters out to the polls and encouraging them to get others to vote.


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Woman Voting
Election 2012: On Tuesday, the Latina Vote Can Make History
By Viviana Hurtado | 11/02/2012 - 13:25

These days every time I turn on the TV or radio, I hear an anchor, a campaign operative or an analyst telling us:

“This is the most important election in your lifetime.”

Really?

Why?

I’ll leave it to the experts to parse out history, data, and economic models.

Instead, I’m going to laser focus on Latinos and the women of our community. Hispanics have been an integral part of this country, in parts of the Southwest, since before the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock.


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Early Voting in Florida
Could the Election be Postponed Because of Sandy?
By Samantha Leal | 10/31/2012 - 09:20

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, millions are without power and even more are dealing with the general devestation of the superstorm. Many on the East Coast are starting to wonder, among many other things, will voting areas be ready by election time on Tuesday? 


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Mitt Romney and Barack Obama during the third Presidential Debate
Election 2012: The Last Presidential Debate
By Viviana Hurtado | 10/23/2012 - 15:30

The table that divided President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney did not adequately capture how far apart their visions are on America’s role in the world. How to deal with friend Israel or foe Iran, trade with an emboldened China, and troop withdrawals from Afghanistan are some of the issues where their differences emerged. Both men threw in some domestic issues in the last debate devoted to foreign policy, full well knowing that most Americans are more focused on the economy at home than China’s.


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Arizona Election Day Notification Mistake
Arizona County Screws Up Spanish Election Date Notification
By Samantha Leal | 10/18/2012 - 15:14

Arizona officials in Maricopa County made a big mistake on official government documents printed in Spanish, reporting the wrong election date.

The document was attached to updated voter registration cards that were requested to be delivered in person, and listed the general election date as November 8 in Spanish. The document reported the correct date (November 6) in an English translation. 


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Mitt Romney and Barack Obama during the second Presidential Debate
Election 2012 Presidential Debates: Obama and Romney Re-Match
By Viviana Hurtado | 10/17/2012 - 15:00

This was the debate between the two men vying to be President Americans were waiting for. President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney sparred on domestic and foreign policy, at times interrupting and talking over each other, hurling accusations of their alleged respective failures and even getting in each other’s faces. Moderator Candy Crowley from CNN acted much like an older sister letting younger brothers resolve their differences, but heading off a fight with firm “if I could have you sit down!”


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Rosie Perez and Mitt Romney
WATCH: Rosie Perez Mocks Mitt Romney
By Samantha Leal | 10/15/2012 - 09:15

In a video for the new campaign by super PACs Jewish Council for Education and Research and American Bridge 21st Century, Rosie Perez feigns sympathy for Mitt Romney, targeting (and mocking) the comment he made at a May fundraiser that it "would be helpful to be Latino" to get elected president. 

Perez, who has campaigned for Obama in the past, makes jokes that the election would be even more "in the bag" if Romney were a "lesbian Latina." 


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