Latina View: Buen Viaje, President Obama!
Latina View: Buen Viaje, President Obama!
By Galina Espinoza | 03/18/2011 - 12:58

President Obama arrives in Latin America tomorrow—and not everyone thinks he should be there.

The objection is one of priorities: There are a number of global crises to deal with at the moment, like the nuclear situation in Japan and the continuing unrest in the Middle East. And so many pundits are asking, Shouldn’t the President stay home and focus on these matters, instead of heading off to meetings with the leaders of Brazil, Chile and El Salvador?


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J.Lo and Marc to Watch the Super Bowl at the White House
By Lee Hernandez | 02/03/2011 - 11:03

Jennifer Lopez and her hubby Marc Anthony get invited to all of the best parties and this Super Bowl Sunday is no exception.


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Mexico's President Señor Calderon Goes to Washington
By Miranda Noland | 05/20/2010 - 11:27

Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife paid a special visit to Washington DC this week. First ladies Michelle Obama and Margarita Zavala met with young children at a local elementary school while the President's held a press conference addressing the new immigration laws passed in Arizona. The activities culminated in President Barack Obama hosting a grand state dinner in Mexico's honor


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Obama Supports Asylum for Guatemalan Woman Fleeing Abusive Husband
By Mariela Rosario | 11/03/2009 - 10:25

After fighting in court since 1995, Rody Alvarado Peña's path to political asylum was finally cleared by the Department of Homeland security, which declared she is "eligible for asylum and merits a grant of asylum as a matter of discretion."


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Marc Anthony & J. Lo Take Over Capitol Hill
By Mariela Rosario | 09/17/2009 - 10:23

Even jaded senators and supreme court justices get excited when Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony come into town! The superstar duo hit Washington D.C. last night to celebrate Marc's receipt of a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Congressional Hispanic Institute's 32nd Annual Gala held at the Walter E. Washington Convention center.


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Sonia Sotomayor Receives Key Endorsements
By Mariela Rosario | 07/08/2009 - 13:45

Sonia Sotomayor earned the highest praise possible from the American Bar Association, who yesterday announced that the appellate judge is ''well qualified'' to serve on the Supreme Court even as Republican politicos were attempting to rally against her.

At this point even Sen. Lindsey Graham, R, SC admitted, "The only way she can get derailed is if she performs poorly next
week." Graham, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee also said although he was still undecided, "I honestly think I could vote for her."


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President Manuel Zelaya Vows to Return to Honduras and Reclaim the Office
By Christine Estevez | 06/30/2009 - 11:15

Various leaders are calling for the return to power of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who was exiled by a military coup last weekend after he expressed interest in changing the constitution to allow him to seek another term in office. The country’s Congress has appointed a new president, Roberto Micheletti, who is insisting that Zelaya was removed legally for violating Honduras's constitution and attempting to extend his own rule.


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President Obama Names Sonia Sotomayor as Supreme Court Justice Pick
By Mariela Rosario | 05/26/2009 - 10:00

President Barack Obama has chosen Puerto Rican Judge Sonia Sotomayor as his pick for the Supreme Court seat being vacated by Justice David Souter. The President is making his announcement this morning, but finalized his decision over the weekend while at Camp David and alerted White House officials. 

Sotomayor will be the first Hispanic, and only the third woman, to become a U.S. Supreme Court justice if she is successfully confirmed.


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