Los Angeles Mayor Says He Wants to Run for Governor
Los Angeles Mayor Says He Wants to Run for Governor
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/20/2013 - 11:13

Brace yourselves, California chicas! Your state may have a Latino governor very soon.


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Antonio Villaraigosa Says Marco Rubio’s Revised Dream Act Creates “Second Class Status”
By Sugey Palomares | 05/02/2012 - 11:20

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently criticized Marco Rubio’s immigration push and revised version of the Dream Act, which would legalize immigrants to stay in the country who have graduated from high school and hope to obtain a college education or join the military.


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Election 2012: “Latino” Democratic National Convention
By Viviana Hurtado | 03/29/2012 - 14:17

When Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was named the chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the Twitter-verse buzzed with ¡órales! and 'way to go’s.'  This makes the charismatic mayor one of the most high profile Latinos in President Barack Obama 2012 re-election campaign, although not the first Hispanic to chair a political party’s nominating conference.


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Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to Chair Democratic National Convention
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to Chair Democratic National Convention
By Jill Pankow | 02/15/2012 - 14:39

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been chosen by the Democratic Party to chair the national convention this summer in Charlotte, North Carolina. Democrats hope that by choosing the Mexican American Mayor as chair Latinos will be encouraged to lend their support to Barack Obama, who the Democrats are expected to nominate for re-election, and other party candidates.


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VOTE! Who Are You Crushing On This Week?
VOTE! Who Are You Crushing On This Week?
By Amaris Castillo | 10/10/2011 - 14:10

In honor of the last week of Hispanic Heritage Month, we're crushing on three men who have continuously made a difference in our community. Tell us who is your favorite by voting below:

Jorge Ramos

The award-winning Univision journalist keeps our eyes glued to the television when sharing the biggest stories of the U.S. – and Latin America.

Antonio Villaraigosa


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Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa seated with First Lady for President's Speech on Job Creation
By Mariela Rosario | 09/08/2011 - 16:10

Tonight, LA mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will be seated next to Michelle Obama during President Obama's speech to the joint session of Congress on how we can create more jobs for the American public.


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Latin Celebs Unite for Bone Marrow Charity Song
Latin Celebs Unite to Record Song for Charity Song
By Mariela Rosario | 09/10/2010 - 10:00

Enrique Iglesias, Gloria Estefan, and Sofia Vergara are just a few of the celebrities who teamed up to record a single to benefit the National Bone Marrow program. Thousands of people are diagnosed with leukemia and other possibly fatal diseases every year, and many of them will die unless they get a bone marrow or cord blood transplant. The National Bone Marrow program has been helping match donors with those patients in need for over twenty years.


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Celebs React to Repeal of Prop 8 in California
By Mariela Rosario | 08/05/2010 - 14:40

Yesterday, a Federal judge overturned the controversial Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage that defined marriage solely as a partnership between a man and woman. The ban was passed in California back in 2008. In ruling that the ban violated the civil rights of gay and lesbian couples, U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker wrote, "Proposition 8 both unconstitutionally burdens the exercise of the fundamental right to marry and creates an irrational classification on the basis of sexual orientation."


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Mayor Villaraigosa Asks Fans to Pay for MJ Memorial
By Mariela Rosario | 07/07/2009 - 18:00

The mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, has reached out to Michael Jackson fans and L.A. residents to ask for tax-deductible donations to help cover the costs of the memorial service that took place today at the Staples Center. The city provided security for the massive motorcade that transported the pop star's body, shutting down tons of L.A.'s busiest thoroughfares and erecting massive screens to give fans who were unable to make it into the Staples Center a view of the ceremony, not to mention the hundreds of additional police officers deployed for the memorial.


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Antonio Villaraigosa Wins Re-Election, Fuels Talk That He Could Become Governor
By Mariela Rosario | 03/04/2009 - 14:40

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who was re-elected for a second term yesterday, told a crowd of his supporters, "I stand before you all humbled tonight, humbled by your support and by your confidence."

Villaraigosa won the election easily after a rocky start to his first term, which saw the dissolution of his marriage due to an affair with a local TV news anchor, and the defeat of his plan to reform city schools.


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