Critical Mass: Latino Youth in California & New Mexico Outnumber Peers
Critical Mass: Latino Youth in California & New Mexico Outnumber Peers
By Amaris Castillo | 07/08/2011 - 13:35

For the first time in national history, Latino youth are the majority among their peers in California and New Mexico, CNN.com reports.  The finding is based on census data released earlier this year.  White children are now minorities in Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Maryland and Hawaii according to a data analysis by William Frey, an internationally recognized demo


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The Latina Behind the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sex Scandal
UPDATE: The Latina Behind the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sex Scandal
By Mariela Rosario | 05/18/2011 - 17:00

The mother of Arnold Schwarzenegger's illegitimate love child has been revealed. 50-year-old Mildred Patricia Baena (who identifies herself as Latina on a social network) worked for the Schwarzenegger family for 20 years and was pregnant with Arnold's son at the same time Maria Shriver was pregnant with their youngest son. Shockingly, the boys were born just 5 days apart.


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Jennifer Lopez House
Jenny's New Block! J.Lo's Custom California Home
By Mariela Rosario | 02/09/2011 - 09:32

Oh. Em. Geeee! Thanks to Veranda magazine, we just got a glimpse of Jennifer Lopez's new house and are suffering from some serious real estate envy.


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POLL: Should George Lopez Run for Mayor of Los Angeles?
By Mariela Rosario | 12/22/2010 - 12:20

George Lopez paid a visit to Good Day LA and briefly talked about his ambitions to run for Mayor of Los Angeles, California in eight years—and no, he wasn't not joking. Why should he be? As Lopez himself says, "If Arnold Schwarzenegger can be governor, why can't George Lopez be the mayor of LA?"

He has a point there. Watch the interview below and tell us:


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Election Guide
2010 Election Guide
By Mariela Rosario | 10/29/2010 - 11:43

Next Tuesday is election day and the nation is watching the Latino community to see what our impact will be. Here is a round up of the important races and issues that affect our community. 

FLORIDA

Senate candidate Marco Rubio is ahead of Democrat Kendrick Meek and independent Charlie Crist in the race for congressional office. Rubio has been making waves as the Tea Party's Latino darling and it looks like he just might run away with the seat because Democrats are split between Crist and Meek.


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Whooping Cough
Whooping Cough Outbreak Hitting Latinos the Hardest
By Fox News Latino | 10/29/2010 - 11:26

A serious whooping cough outbreak is happening in the U.S., especially in California. Whooping cough, also called pertussis, is a highly contagious bacterial infection that causes severe coughing spells and respiratory inflammation of the upper airways. It is spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes, sending bacteria airborne. Whooping cough can be tough to diagnose because early symptoms are mild and resemble a cold. In some people, this infection can lead to pneumonia and in severe cases, even death.


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WATCH: Meg Whitman Claims she "Stood Up Against the Arizona Law"
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 10/27/2010 - 15:00

Meg Whitman, who earlier this month made a tequila-soaked confession that she couldn’t win California’s gubernatorial race without Latinos, is giving off another whiff of desperation. With just days left before elections, and seriously trailing Jerry Brown among Latinos in polls, she’s unleashed Spanish-language TV ads that make it look as if she’s been against Arizona’s SB1070 law.


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Nicky Diaz Santillan
UPDATE: California Gubernatorial Candidate Meg Whitman Sued by Undocumented Maid
By Mariela Rosario | 10/04/2010 - 09:00

UPDATE:

Meg Whitman—former EBay CEO and current Republican candidate for Governor of California—was sued last week by her former maid, an undocumented immigrant named Nicky Diaz Santillan.

The controversy came back to haunt her at a tense debate over the weekend at California State University, Fresno. The debate was aimed at California's huge Latino constituency and was to air statewide on Spanish-language television.


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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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Day Laborers in California Sue for Right to Solicit Work
By Mariela Rosario | 02/04/2010 - 17:00

Day laborers in Costa Mesa, California have filed a lawsuit against the city after police dressed in plain clothes posed as employers and subsequently arrested dozens of workers attempting to solicit jobs. Costa Mesa, a small city about 35 miles outside of Los Angeles, passed an ordinance outlawing work solicitation in 2005. They also managed to shut down a labor center that served as a popular gathering spot for day laborers looking for work and have since stepped up enforcement of the ordinance as well as of their immigration laws with the help of federal agents.


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