By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 12/18/2010 - 14:00 | 17 Comments
Do it for the kids, their communities and the country’s long-term economic health. That’s the message Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was sending both Democrats and Republicans in the Senate regarding the DREAM Act vote that happened today. Unfortunately, they didn't listen. Although the senate voted 55-41 in favor of the DREAM act, they failed to get...
By Stacey Rivera | 12/17/2010 - 10:07 | 1 Comment
Several Latino Leaders, including politicians and celebrities, sent a letter to Senators Reid and McConnell urging them to pass the DREAM Act. The letter was meant to reinforce that the DREAM Act has supporters across party lines and was signed by Emilio Estefan, America Ferrera, Eva Longoria, Ozomatl, Bill Richardson, ...
By Mariela Rosario | 12/16/2010 - 19:00 | 0 Comments
According to new census numbers, almost 22% of all Latinos in the United States live below the poverty line. The disheartening numbers demonstrated that the rate of poverty among Latinos is almost 10% higher than the rest of the population.
This means that out of the estimated 45 million Latinos in the country, almost 10 million are living in hand-to-mouth. However,...
By Mariela Rosario | 12/16/2010 - 17:15 | 0 Comments
103-year-old Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, known around the world for his modernist aesthetic, is celebrating his long and productive life with a museum dedicated to his work, opening this week in Rio de Janeiro. The Oscar Niemeyer Foundation will house exhibits showing 70 years of his work.
Amazingly enough, Niemeyer is still working. He...
By Latina Staff | 12/16/2010 - 17:00 | 0 Comments
Yes, it’s our own Quince Años and we want to know about the first time you saw Latina!
Where did you see the magazine? What did you think? How did it make you feel seeing a magazine that spoke to you? We want to know!
Send us an email:...
By Johanna Ferreira | 12/15/2010 - 18:00 | 0 Comments
In late November, the Royal Spanish Academy (more appropriately, La Real Academia Española or RAE) set some new rules regarding our beautiful native language. The RAE is the official royal institution responsible for regulating the Spanish language. It was established in 1713 and is based in Madrid, Spain, though it is affiliated with national...
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 12/15/2010 - 18:00 | 0 Comments
It used to be that immigrants flocked almost exclusively to large cities. No more. According to current census data, new arrivals are hitting suburbia and small towns in bigger numbers for the first time ever.
Why? In a word, jobs. Growth in the food and construction industries is happening not in already developed cities, but rather in places that are still...
By Mariela Rosario | 12/15/2010 - 16:30 | 0 Comments
With the death toll due to drug violence rising in Mexico, a new idea is beginning to take hold among immigration advocates. Many are starting to lobby the United States government to allow Mexican undocumented immigrants to apply for Temporary Protected Status, normally reserved for immigrants coming from countries ravaged by war or natural disaster.
"There is a big...
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