"Reverse Remittances" on the Rise in Mexico
By Mariela Rosario | 11/19/2009 - 18:00

The New York Times reported recently on a startling new trend that no one on either side of the US/Mexico border could have predicted. Community banks, immigration experts and government officials have noticed a rise in "reverse remittances," or people sending money from Mexico up north to family members who have moved to the United States.

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Protests Rock San Juan, Puerto Rico
By Mariela Rosario | 10/16/2009 - 14:16

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of San Juan, the capital city of Puerto Rico, to demonstrate against massive layoffs demanded by Republican Governor Luis Fortuño.

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Immigrant Asks to be Deported, Can't Afford to Live in USA
By Mariela Rosario | 09/30/2009 - 14:15

An illegal immigrant walked into a police station in Framingham, MA, admitted to stealing another man's identity and asked to be deported back to his native Guatemala.

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Entrepreneur Chic
By Kenrya Rankin Naasel | 07/10/2009 - 09:30

With layoffs knocking down employees like bowling balls gone rogue, the economic outlook seems pretty bleak. But a sucky economy is actually the perfect time to step out on your own. For one thing, you can’t fire yourself! And adversity can spur your energy and creativity, says Marcia Pledger, business columnist for The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer and author of My Biggest Mistake and How I Fixed It: Lessons from the Entrepreneurial Front Lines.

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Latina Editor-in-Chief Mimi Valdés Ryan Schools Fox News on the Magazine Industry
By Mariela Rosario | 07/07/2009 - 14:00

Latina Magazine's very own Editor-in-Chief Mimi Valdés Ryan stepped up to the plate yesterday to give Fox News an interview on the crisis facing the magazine industry and how Latina has managed to stay afloat (hint: it's mostly because of our awesome readers like you!).

Check out the full interview to hear some of Mimi's best tips on how to survive this harsh economy and make yourself indespensible in your career.

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Armored Car Sales Booming in Brazil
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 05/05/2009 - 17:30

A gripping fear of crime has put many Brazilians in the market for armored cars. The NY Times spoke to João Neves, the owner of a small marketing agency, who said that after being robbed twice in traffic he decided to purchase an armored vehicle as extra protection. “Even though the [economic] crisis does exist, I consider my well-being and my security a priority,” Mr. Neves told The Times.

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Recession-Proof Your Hair
By Ivana Cepeda | 04/14/2009 - 10:30

We understand that the economy is taking a toll on all of our wallets, but a girl should never be asked to sacrifice her beauty! So we spoke with Mia, a part-Mexicana San Francisco Color Specialist with 15 years of experience, to get some expert advice on how to recession-proof your hair. Here are some rules you should follow to maintain your manes color:

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Are Immigrants Really Stealing American Jobs?
By Mariela Rosario | 03/20/2009 - 09:00

The Room for Debate blog on nytimes.com recently had a group of experts weigh in on the recession and competition for lower-wage jobs between native-born workers and immigrants, both legal and illegal. We've always heard people scream about how immigrants "steal jobs from real citizens" or how Americans would "never accept the jobs that immigrants do" and were fascinated to hear what those on the front lines of this issue had to say.

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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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