By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/12/2013 - 09:16 | 0 Comments
The Senate has finally voted on whether or not to proceed with a formal debate on the immigration reform bill and the decision is "yes." The bill needed 60 votes in order to continue in the Senate, and it got an overwhelming 82 votes. This vote opens the window of possibility for President Obama's end of summer goal for the...
By Amaris Castillo | 06/03/2013 - 11:01 | 0 Comments
So, comprehensive immigration reform will be passed by this Independence Day? According to one member of the “Gang of Eight,” yes.
On Sunday, Sen. Chuck Schumer said he anticipates as many as 70 of the 100 senators will vote for the measure, which will make its way to the full Senate in a week, according to...
By Amaris Castillo | 06/01/2013 - 09:00 | 0 Comments
Who knew the mayor of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro was so fiesty? Eduardo Paes was all over the news this week after punching a constituent in the face. The cause for his aggressive move? He was called the Portuguese equivalent of “excrement” in a dispute before shocked diners at a restaurant. Though Paes issued a written apology after the episode, the world won...
By Kamren Curiel | 05/31/2013 - 13:51 | 0 Comments
Julianne Moore, Rosie Perez, John Leguizamo, and Christy Turlington Burns are among a new wave of stars standing up for immigration reform by rocking fedoras and voicing their own immigrant stories.
Famed fashion photographer Albert Watson shot the celebrities for a campaign by...
By Sugey Palomares | 05/28/2013 - 16:07 | 0 Comments
On Sunday, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the government she and her late husband Nestor Kirchner started in 2003. In honor of Argentina's...
By Sugey Palomares | 05/24/2013 - 10:41 | 0 Comments
President Barack Obama announced that he plans on nominating Katherine Archuleta as the Director of the Office of Personnel Management. If confirmed, the Colorado-native will be the first Latina to head this agency. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is in charge of managing the civil service of the federal government.
Archuleta has an...
By Sugey Palomares | 05/22/2013 - 11:05 | 0 Comments
Cuba is now allowing individual imports of appliances, lifting a ban imposed in 2005 after a wave of energy shortages and blackouts, reports the AP. As a result, Cubans are now able to bring up to two appliances per person into the...
By Irina Gonzalez | 05/19/2013 - 14:00 | 0 Comments
Marco Rubio is not exactly known for a progressive stance on social issues in our country. In fact, I would say that it’s pretty fair to say that he is the opposite of a liberal thinker.
Lately, his staunch stance on social politics is starting to really affect an issue that is near and dear to my heart: immigration reform....
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