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10 Things You Never Knew About Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez
10 Things You Never Knew About Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez
By Sugey Palomares | 05/28/2013 - 17:07

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 first elected female president, here are some fun facts you may not know about the powerful leader.


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Katherine Archuleta to Become First Latina to Head the White House's OPM
Katherine Archuleta to Become First Latina to Head the White House's OPM
By Sugey Palomares | 05/24/2013 - 11:41

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.


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Cuba Lifts Ban on Appliances that Consume Too Much Energy
Cuba Lifts Ban on Appliances that Consume Too Much Energy
By Sugey Palomares | 05/22/2013 - 12:05

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 island for noncommercial use. The list of approved items now include air conditioners with a capacity of less than 1 ton, microwaves under 2,000 watts and ovens that consume less than 1,500 watts.


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Commentary: Marco Rubio Is On The Wrong Side Of Immigration Reform
Commentary: Marco Rubio Is On The Wrong Side Of Immigration Reform
By Irina Gonzalez | 05/19/2013 - 15:00

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. 


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Obama in Mexico
Obama to Discuss Immigration, Drug Violence, and Economy During Trip to Mexico
By Sugey Palomares | 05/02/2013 - 15:42

President Barack Obama is currently in Mexico for a highly publicized meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. According to NPR, talks about immigration, drug violence, and economic trade are on Obama’s agenda. This is the President’s first trip to Latin America since winning his re-election and his fourth trip to Mexico since his Presidency.


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Marco Rubio and the Gang of 8 speak on immigration reform
Boston Bombings: Senators Say Tragedy Should Speed Up Immigration Deal
By Amaris Castillo | 04/22/2013 - 13:42

The Boston Marathon bombing remains on a lot of peoples’ minds – in particular two senators who say that the recent tragedy that left three dead “should urge us to act quicker, not slower when it comes to getting the 11 million identified (a reference to the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States.”


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Victoria Soto sister Carlee Soto after Senate gun control vote
“Disgusted” and “Disappointed”: Newtown Shooting Victim’s Sister Carlee Soto to the Senate
By Viviana Hurtado | 04/19/2013 - 12:42

The younger sister of Vicki Soto, one of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting victims, had powerful words for the U.S. Senate after a crucial gun control legislation vote requiring background checks failed. Speaking on CNN, Carlee Soto expressed what millions of Americans feel: “I am disgusted and so disappointed in our Senate.”


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Gabrielle Giffords and husband Mark Kelly
Gabrielle Giffords Pens Angry NYT Piece on Need For Gun Control
By Amaris Castillo | 04/18/2013 - 11:58

The U.S. Senate failed to pass legislation on Wednesday that would expand background checks for those wanting to buy guns, causing many people to become upset, including Gabrielle Giffords, the politician who was a victim of a tragic shooting near Tucson on Jan. 8, 2011 that left six people dead and 12 wounded.


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Gun Control Op Ed
Why The Senate Failed Us With Their Gun Control Vote
By Irina Gonzalez | 04/18/2013 - 11:50

I don’t have personal experience with guns.

I know people who keep guns in their homes for their own protection and people who have been robbed at gunpoint. But I, personally, have never had to deal with a gun. What I have had experience with, however, is fear in the classroom after news of the Columbine High School shooting spread on April 20, 1999.


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Marco Rubio speaks during a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee
Immigration Bill: How Do We Make the Bad, Good?
By Viviana Hurtado | 04/17/2013 - 15:50

The 844 page long “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” unveiled by the Senate so-called Gang of Eight is at best "C" level work.

Click here to read the bill in its entirety.

Reaching consensus on sweeping legislation means that no one got everything she wanted. Key elements include:


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