By Mariela Rosario | 08/18/2010 - 17:45 | 3 Comments
A federal investigation looking into the controversial practices of Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joseph Arpaio has heated up since the recent Department of Justice victory over Senate Bill 1070. Ever since...
By Mariela Rosario | 08/18/2010 - 16:17 | 1 Comment
Mexico's Supreme Court upheld a law this week allowing gay couples to adopt children in the capital, Districto Federal. The law allowing same-sex marriage received a lot of attention in international media a few months ago when Mexican singer...
By Mariela Rosario | 08/17/2010 - 16:00 | 0 Comments
A recent report by the Associated Press highlighted a disturbing trend among Border Patrol agents. It seems that suicides have drastically increased recently. At least 15 agents have killed themselves since February 2008, equaling the largest spike at the law enforcement agency in more than 20 years.
While some Border Patrol officials and families of...
By Mariela Rosario | 08/15/2010 - 10:00 | 3 Comments
President Barack Obama signed a $600 million border security bill into law last week in hopes of moving the immigration reform debate forward. For years, conservatives and Republicans have argued that a discussion about reforming the current...
New Study Shows Number of Babies Born to Undocumented Immigrants (and Tells Why Latinos Should Care)
By Alice Taranto | 08/13/2010 - 17:00 | 2 Comments
The Pew Hispanic Center just released a new analytic report about Census Bureau data regarding immigration. The report includes stats on "unauthorized immigrants" and the significant population of children born to them.
In 2008, about 340,000 of...
By Mariela Rosario | 08/12/2010 - 17:30 | 10 Comments
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum proposed a sweeping immigration reform bill in his homestate this week that trumps even Arizona's notorious SB 1070 and would give Florida the distinction of being the state with the harshest stance on immigration...
By Marlene Montanez | 08/12/2010 - 11:27 | 6 Comments
Is it un-Latina-like not to want a family?
“Don’t you dare do that to me,” my mother said, and then cried out in Spanish: “¡Estás loca! ¡No me puedes hacer esto!”
We were sitting in the living room of my parents’ house on an otherwise normal Sunday afternoon. Except I had just casually mentioned that I wasn’t sure I wanted to have children. Ever...
By Latina Staff | 08/12/2010 - 08:00 | 5 Comments
We ask the photographer of September’s photo essay on Lupita Lopez, one of the few female bullfighters in Mexico, about her experiences with this project.
What inspired you to photograph a female bullfighter?
I started the project on female bullfighters in 2007 in Spain. About a year ago, I was hoping to go to Mexico because I...
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