By Mariela Rosario | 12/07/2010 - 08:39 | 2 Comments
Jeb Bush—former President George W. Bush's younger brother and member of one of the most esteemed Republican families in the country—announced his opposition to Arizona's SB 1070 laws over the weekend.
At the National League of Cities convention in Denver, Colorado, he explained that doesn't believe racial profiling is an affective...
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/13/2010 - 17:00 | 3 Comments
For us, Jacob Vargas is a familiar and welcome (not to mention, cute) face, having been in several of Hollywood’s best-known movies about Latinos: Selena, My Family, American Me, and Mi Vida Loca. But you’re about to see him in a whole new light in the M. Night Shyamalan-produced thriller ...
By Mariela Rosario | 09/08/2010 - 16:30 | 0 Comments
By Grace Bastidas | 09/07/2010 - 13:15 | 0 Comments
Colombian rockeros Aterciopelados have never shied away from commenting on political and social issues through their music. The band’s latest video tackles the immigration debate with lyrics and images. The clip is for the song "Bandera," which was recorded for the 2008 album Rio but might as well have been written with...
By Latina Staff | 09/02/2010 - 10:55 | 0 Comments
A new report released by the Pew Hispanic Center shows the annual inflow of unauthorized immigrants to the United States is down sharply. The number was nearly two-thirds smaller from the March 2007 to March 2009 period than it had been from March 2000 to March 2005, according to new estimates.
The Center notes the decline has contributed to an...
By Mariela Rosario | 08/31/2010 - 11:15 | 2 Comments
Myrna Orosco knew she was facing possible jail time and even deportation when she protested in front of Senator McCain's office on July 20th, 2010 in support of the DREAM act. The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, S. 729 was actually co-sponsored by Sen. McCain in the past, but fell short of the necessary...
By Latina Staff | 08/27/2010 - 16:00 | 13 Comments
Violent attacks on Latinos in Baltimore, MD, have occured three weekends in a row, including the latest where, police say, the suspect is a 13-year-old girl who shot two men after they refused her when she tried to rob them. One of those men died, as did Martin Reyez, 51, who was beaten to...
By Mariela Rosario | 08/25/2010 - 11:15 | 14 Comments
Tom Horne is on a mission. The wanna-be politician, in the running to become Arizona's next attorney general, is determined to keep kids who can't prove they are American citizens from attending school.
Horne—currently school chief in Arizona—has set his sights on Ajo, a town with a population of about 4,300 located just 40 short miles from the...
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