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Chavez Declares Venezuela's Vote on Referendum "Mandate for Socialism"
By Mariela Rosario | 02/17/2009 - 16:07

Hugo Chavez scored a decisive win recently with the passing of a referendum he had proposed, effectively ending term limits and opening a path for the controversial president to stay in power well past his current term, which ends in 2012.

Speaking from the balcony of the presidential palace to thousands of supporters, Chavez called his referendum win a "perfect victory" and declared it a "mandate for socialism."


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Obama Says Latinos Have Been Hardest Hit by Recession
By Mariela Rosario | 02/12/2009 - 17:55

In a recent interview with Pedro Cevcec on Telemundo, President Barack Obama stated plainly that the Latino community has been disproportionately affected by the current economic recession in the U.S. He also told Cevcec that he recognizes that the Latino population is the fastest growing in the U.S., and that many are without jobs or medical insurance and may be facing foreclosure.


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Hilda Solis's Confirmation Vote Finally Moves to Senate
By Dorkys Ramos | 02/12/2009 - 15:00

Rep. Hilda Solis (D-Calif.) is one step closer to joining President Obama’s Cabinet as Secretary of Labor. After being stalled for weeks, the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Senate committee voted to send Solis’s nomination to the full Senate yesterday.


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Fidel Castro on Rahm Emanuel’s Name: “It Appears Spanish…But It’s Not.”
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 02/11/2009 - 16:03

Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro wrote an editorial in the Granma Internacional titled Rahm Emanuel, where he oddly goes on and on about President Obama’s Chief of Staff. Castro wrote:


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VIDEO: Obama Calls A-Rod Steroid Use "Depressing News"
By Monica Herrera | 02/10/2009 - 09:42

During Barack Obama's first White House news conference last night, the President tackled tough questions about his economic stimulus plan, the war in Iraq and...A-Rod.

Yes, one reporter used his sole question for the President as an opportunity to get our leader's opinion on baseball star Alex Rodriguez and his confirmed use of steroids. President Obama didn't skip a beat, giving serious thought to the issue and expressing concern over the influence that players like Rodriguez have on children.


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Castro Slams Obama's Economic Plan
By Mariela Rosario | 02/09/2009 - 13:30

In an essay released Monday, ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro criticized President Barack Obama's economic plans, saying that he intends to print "enormous sums of money" to pull America out of the financial crisis we are facing.


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AP Suing Obama Artist Over Photograph Taken by Manny Garcia
By Mariela Rosario | 02/05/2009 - 17:30

The iconic poster featuring an image of President Obama looking into the distance pensively, his face splashed in red, white and blue has become emblematic of the politician’s successful campaign. Most people remember the image with a caption at the bottom saying, Hope, Change or Progress. The image can be found on thousands of items from coffee mugs to buttons to T-shirts.


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Children of Undocumented Immigrants File Suit Against Obama
By Mariela Rosario | 02/02/2009 - 13:30

Lawyers representing more than 600 children pressed charges today against President Barack Obama, asking for a suspension of the deportation of their parents until immigration reform laws are passed here in the United States.

The suit was brought before the Supreme Court by Nicaragüense Nora Sándigo, a lawyer and Executive Director of American Fraternity, a pro-immigration organization based out of Miami.


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Puerto Rico Refuses to House GITMO Detainees
By Mariela Rosario | 01/28/2009 - 18:20

President Obama made it abundantly clear that one of the top priorities of his administration would be closing Guantanamo Bay and ending torture on the part of the United States. But in order for the controversial detention center to be closed in a year, as per the President's orders, other countries will have to step up and help in absorbing some of the 245 prisoners still being held at Guantanamo. The US has asked other countries to take detainees whom it does not intend to put on trial, and who cannot be sent home for fear they might be mistreated.


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Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales: "I Did the Very Best I Could"
By Ivana Cepeda | 01/27/2009 - 17:12

Should we feel sympathy for Alberto Gonzales? On Monday, the former U.S. Attorney General told National Public Radio host Michel Martin that even though he has become a leading target of Bush Administration critics, he will ultimately be vindicated.
“I don't see a criminal prosecution for me, nor for anyone that I'm aware of, because again...people acted in good faith,” said Gonzales.


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