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Yoani Sánchez Says Latinas Can Protect Cuban Dissident Bloggers
By Viviana Hurtado | 03/21/2013 - 10:00

Yoani Sánchez’s visit to the nation’s capital started off with a tweet. While reading my Twitter, I found out that the Cuban dissident blogger who writes Generación Y blog is touring the U.S., visiting New York City, Washington, DC, and Miami, as part of a three month world tour.

Excited to hear Sánchez speak and write about it for my Latina readers, I tweeted:


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Rush Limbaugh Compares Obama Nominee Thomas Perez to Hugo Chavez and KKK Member
Rush Limbaugh Compares Obama Nominee Thomas Perez to Hugo Chavez and KKK Member
By Sugey Palomares | 03/19/2013 - 16:32

After a day since President Barack Obama announced his Cabinet nomination, he is already feeling the heat from conservatives about his pick. Dominican American Thomas Perez was offered the seat as the next Secretary of Labor to replace Hilda Solis since her resignation, but Rush Limbaugh recently went on a rant about the civil rights lawyer.


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President Barack Obama and Thomas Perez; labor secretary nominee.
5 Things to Know About Obama Cabinet Nominee Thomas Perez
By Sugey Palomares | 03/18/2013 - 15:35

This morning, President Obama nominated Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez to succeed Hilda Solis' post as head of the Labor Department. Throughout his career as a civil rights lawyer, he has fought hard for working class families and vowed to continue on that path if confirmed. Perez would also become the first Dominican-American to ever be appointed to a cabinet-level position in the U.S. Now that's making history! Here are 5 other facts you should know about him.


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Hugo Chavez
Hugo Chavez Died of Massive Heart Attack
By Amaris Castillo | 03/07/2013 - 11:02

After his struggle with cancer, Hugo Chavez’s life ended from a massive heart attack.

According to CBS News, the head of Venezuela's presidential guard delivered the news late Wednesday, adding that the late president mouthed his desire to live.


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Sean Penn and Hugo Chavez in 2007
Hollywood Celebs Sean Penn, Oliver Stone Mourn Death of Hugo Chavez
By Kamren Curiel | 03/06/2013 - 12:41

Hollywood heavyweights Sean Penn and Oliver Stone both released statements following the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday. Penn was a longtime supporter of the late president who lost his fight with an undisclosed type of pelvic cancer at 58.


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Hugo Chávez: A Timeline of His Declining Health
By Sugey Palomares | 03/05/2013 - 18:45

Whether you saw him as a political savior or socialist tyrant, Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez lived up to his reputation of being a fighter. Diagnosed with cancer in 2011, the 58-year-old leader was dedicated to beating cancer and completing his new six-year term. As we honor the legacy and history he left behind, we take a look back at Chávez’s declining health throughout recent years.


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Meet New U.S. Congressman Joaquín Castro
By Viviana Hurtado | 03/05/2013 - 16:47

I’m trying to figure out how to explain the impact of sequestration to my Latina readers. These are the automatic cuts divided evenly between defense and domestic spending, totally $1.2 trillion dollars over ten years that kicked in last week when Congress and The White House couldn’t come to an agreement on the federal budget deficit.

Who cares!


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Jeb Bush during the Republican National Convention
Jeb Bush: Legal Residency, Not Citizenship, For Illegal Immigrants
By Sugey Palomares | 03/05/2013 - 10:35

Jeb Bush may be trying to become a major player in the national debate about immigration.


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Hugo Chavez in Brazil in July 2012
Hugo Chavez Fights for His Life
By Kamren Curiel | 02/28/2013 - 15:54

Venezuelan vice president Nicolas Maduro said President Hugo Chavez is fighting for his life while he continues to undergo cancer treatment, according to the AP News.


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Election Guide
Latinas’ Vote Under Fire?
By Viviana Hurtado | 02/27/2013 - 18:08

In 1965, 25,000 people marched to Montgomery, Alabama to help pass the Voting Rights Act. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court, including Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, heard arguments on a section of this historic legislation with their decision having a big impact on the Latino vote.


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