By Mariela Rosario | 07/20/2010 - 10:00 | 0 Comments
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund or MALDEF is planning a huge concert this fall to help build awareness around it's educational campaign to spread truth about immigration in America.
Featuring performances by Los Lobos and Los Tigres del Norte, the concert will be held in the...
By Mariela Rosario | 07/20/2010 - 08:00 | 5 Comments
MAC Cosmetics has faced intense criticism after bloggers caught wind of the new fall makeup line the brand is co-launching with "it" girl designers Rodarte.
The line, ostensibly inspired by a road trip Rodarte designers Laura and Kate Mulleavy took along the U.S./Mexico border,...
By Alice Taranto | 07/19/2010 - 14:53 | 2 Comments
While child abuse is already on the books as a crime, Brazil just made spanking illegal. Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva sent a bill to Congress last week banning domestic corporal punishment (or spanking). The bill says small-scale, quick punishments for...
By Latina Staff | 07/19/2010 - 11:29 | 0 Comments
A recent magazine study found that 72% of hiring managers in the United States admitted that how physically attractive a person is influences their decision to hire them. Latina's Editorial Director, Galina Espinoza, was on the Today show this morning discussing this new study and the double standard that often exists for women. She cited a story Latina....
By Mariela Rosario | 07/16/2010 - 14:00 | 2 Comments
This week, Argentina became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage. Gays and lesbians now have all the same legal rights that marriage gives heterosexual couples. President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was a big supporter of the bill, which passed by a close vote with 33 in favor, 27 against and 3...
By Nicola Paracchini | 07/15/2010 - 15:00 | 1 Comment
A list containing the names and personal information of 1,300 Utah residents, who an anonymous group claims are undocumented immigrants, has been released to law enforcement, state agencies and media outlets, igniting fear among the state's Latino community.
The group, who call themselves Concerned Citizens of America, released the list on Monday and Tuesday...
By Mariela Rosario | 07/15/2010 - 13:00 | 3 Comments
Ingrid Betancourt announced recently that she presented a request for conciliation to the government of Colombia. Betancourt, who was kidnapped while campaigning for the presidency of Colombia in 2002, was freed with 14 other...
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