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President Barack Obama at a press conference at the White House
President Obama Talks Latino Vote and Immigration at Press Conference
By Sugey Palomares | 11/14/2012 - 16:28

President Barack Obama addressed the nation and reporters during his first press conference, since winning his reelection campaign against Mitt Romney, earlier today. Obama couldn’t avoid questions regarding the Gen. David Petraeus controversy, the nation’s fiscal cliff, immigration and the Latino vote.  


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COMMENTARY: The New Face of America is Browner, Younger and More Female
By Dolores Prida | 11/14/2012 - 14:49

Are your ears ringing? Is your cell phone buzzing? Got lots of texting inviting you to the prom? Any flowers and candy yet?

With the tremendous role the Latino vote played in last week’s presidential election, the courting has begun for next time around. All of a sudden, after being bullied for years, we are the most popular girl in high school.


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America Ferrera at the End of Watch premiere
America Ferrera Says Latino Voters Have "Finally Woken Up"
By Samantha Leal | 11/09/2012 - 21:43

Latino voters turned out in record numbers for the election this year, helping to decide key races in states like Colorado, Nevada, Massachusetts and Texas. In a column for The Daily Beast, actress and activist America Ferrera voices her pride on the Latino voter turnout, but also stresses the need for continued engagement. 


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Ted Cruz at the Republican National Convention
Latino Republican Ted Cruz Vows to “Fight Obama” At Every Turn
By Samantha Leal | 11/08/2012 - 17:19

Republican Ted Cruz has been criticized as not being Latino enough to represent Latinos in the U.S. Senate, but now as the first Latino to represent Texas as senator, he has vowed to fight the White House and President Obama at every turn, reports Fox News Latino.


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Barack Obama Victory Speech
WATCH: Barack Obama's Victory Speech
By Samantha Leal | 11/07/2012 - 11:29

Four more years! 

President Barack Obama won re-election last night against Republican hopeful Mitt Romney. With support from moderates, women and minorities, the president secured another term and gave his election speech to a crowd of supporters, who cheered on Obama in Chicago. Obama, ever the speechmaker, delivered one that promised a fight for equality and fighting for rights for all. 


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Election 2012: Why The Latino Vote Was The Story Last Night
Election 2012: Why the Latino Vote Was the Story Last Night!
By Sugey Palomares | 11/07/2012 - 10:20

Latino voters proved to be the key demographic for politicians to focus on during Election 2012. With an estimated 24 million Hispanics eligible to hit the polls and at least 12 million expected to cast their ballot, Latinos were empowered to make their vote count – especially in swing states like Nevada, Florida, and Colorado.


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GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney campaigning in Las Vegas on May 29, 2012
Catching Up With Mitt Romney's Mexican Cousins
By Latina Staff | 11/06/2012 - 18:29

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 ABC.com.


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He Votado Hoy Stickers
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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