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ELECTION 2008: The Finish Line
By Mariela Rosario | 11/03/2008 - 15:25

Are you freaking out as much as we all are? It seems like this election has been going on FOREVER and now, finally, we are at the end of the race. A nervous anticipation grips our country as the world eagerly waits to learn who will be the next President of the United States. International leaders have even weighed in, for the most part enormously in favor of the leading presidential nominee, Barack Obama.


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Red Carpet Roundup: Los Premios MTV 2008
By Monica Herrera | 10/17/2008 - 14:50

The coolest names in Latin American music converged in Mexico City Thursday night for Los Premios MTV Latinoamerica 2008, where thick red tongues (not moon men) are the coveted prize and reggaeton artists are hard to find--and that's not a bad thing!


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Latina.com Exclusive Q&A: Senators John McCain & Barack Obama
By Mariela Rosario | 10/07/2008 - 12:54

Hispanics are more likely to be uninsured than all other major ethnic groups in the U.S. What would you do to ensure that health care is not a luxury?


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The Latino Vote
By Mariela Rosario | 10/06/2008 - 15:08

With 9.5 million registered voters, Latinos are poised to play a historically decisive role in the 2008 presidential election. The youth in particular find themselves in a position of power–with the population of young Latino voters exploding 60% from 2000 through 2004.


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Latino Politician Resigns Over Racist Remarks
By Mariela Rosario | 09/30/2008 - 11:28

Embattled Republican politician Fernando de Baca resigned yesterday amid allegations that he had injected racial politics and bigotry into the current presidential election. De Baca, chairman of the Republican Party in Bernalillo County, New Mexico was quoted on the BBC Blog Talking America as saying Hispanics "won't vote for a Black president".


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The Kid Vote
By Mariela Rosario | 09/22/2008 - 13:03


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Latina.com Exclusive: Q&A with Patti Solis-Doyle
By Mariela Rosario | 09/19/2008 - 10:58

How does it feel to have started out with Hilary Clinton's campaign and now be working for Obama's during what turned out to be a very contentious primary season?


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ELECTION 2008: Are you an Obama girl, or a McCain fan?
By Mariela Rosario | 07/21/2008 - 13:47

Does your heart beat for John McCain? Or are you an Obama girl? Here in the Latina office, we’re gearing up for the big election, arguing about the important issues and betting on who will win it all. But we’re more interested in what you want from a new president.


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Lin-Manuel Miranda and His Broadway Musical 'In The Heights' Win Top Prize at Tony Awards
By Mariela Rosario | 06/16/2008 - 00:28

New York native Lin-Manuel Miranda had much to celebrate at the Tony Awards as he accepted the prizes for both Best Musical and most memorably, Best Score for his show In The Heights. Having written both the music and the lyrics of this play about the Latino neighborhood of Washington Heights where he was raised when he was just a sophomore at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, Lin-Manuel was living his dream just by attending the Tony Awards.


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La Lopez Visits Presidential Nominee Barack Obama
By Mariela Rosario | 06/12/2008 - 11:00

Word gets out fast—especially if you’re J.Lo! Jennifer graced Senator Obama with her presence at his office in D.C. yesterday. The Latina wore a black cocktail dress and carried a big orange handbag as she strutted her stuff right into the Hart Senate building without a word as to why she was there, shocking most of the staff. Lopez had an hour and a half long meeting with the newly declared democratic presidential candidate. Security upped the anti from two guards to four while Jennifer chatted up Barack.


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