George Zimmerman during trial
FBI Asks Police Not to Return Gun to Zimmerman
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/19/2013 - 09:12

Following Saturday's Zimmerman trial verdict, it was announced that George Zimmerman would be getting back the gun which was used to fatally shoot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. But it seems as though this has now changed.

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Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin Rocks The Vote With Michelle Obama
By Samantha Leal | 11/05/2012 - 15:23

Ricky Martin will open for Michelle Obama in an event in Florida where the First Lady will speak to grassroots supporters. The event, which will be held in Orlando Park, will focus on getting all supporters out to the polls and encouraging them to get others to vote.

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College Students at the Library
Court Rulings Help Undocumented Immigrants' College-Bound Kids
By Samantha Leal | 09/07/2012 - 09:40

While many states debate the availability of public benefits for undocumented immigrants who qualify for Obama's executive order, some states have already been denying certain state benefits, including in-state tuition and scholarships, to American citizens who are the children of undocumented immigrants, reports the New York Times

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Feds: Brazilian Teen Injured in Florida Pileup Won't be Deported
Feds: Brazilian Teen Injured in Florida Pileup Won't be Deported
By Jill Pankow | 02/02/2012 - 12:40

Lidiane Carmo, the 15-year-old illegal immigrant and sole survivor of a deadly crash in Florida on Sunday has been reassured that she will not be deported.

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Leadership & Language
Are Politicians Afraid to Speak Spanish?
By Viviana Hurtado | 01/26/2012 - 16:43

In this week’s Tampa Bay, Florida Republican debate, the question was asked why candidates run ads in Spanish, ostensibly seeking the votes of Spanish speakers, but insist English be the only official language of the U.S. government.

This incident is a perfect example of the complicated relationship that politicians and monolingual Americans have with learning and flaunting that they know another language.

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Spring Break for Adults: Four Swimsuit-Ready Destinations
Spring Break for Adults: Four Swimsuit-Ready Destinations
By Grace Bastidas | 03/17/2011 - 14:30

Just because it’s been years since you were a college co-ed, doesn’t mean you can’t partake in the age-old ritual of spring break and take advantage of all the sun and fun. We’ve found some more adult versions of beach spots popular with adolescents. Tequila shots and booty shaking are up to you.


Daytona Beach and Panama City Beach both lure thousands of rowdy students for nonstop partying and wet t-shirt contests galore.

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Latino Voters Gain Influence for 2012 Elections
Latino Voters Gain Influence for 2012 Elections
By Mariela Rosario | 01/10/2011 - 17:30

Due to a recent redistricting of congressional seats, the Latino vote has an unprecedented opportunity to hold sway over the 2012 elections. According to analysis of Census data by the Pew Hispanic Center, states having disproportionately large amounts of Latino resident have gained congressional seats.

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Latino Repubs Crossing Line to Support DREAM act
Latino Republicans Crossing Line to Support DREAM Act
By Mariela Rosario | 11/19/2010 - 15:22

Some Latino Republicans are planning on crossing the aisle in order to support a vote on the DREAM act that Sen. Harry Reid, President Obama and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus want to push through during the lame-duck congress.

Republican U.S. Reps. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (FL) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL) called upon House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to bring the DREAM Act to a vote. Republican congressman-elect David Rivera of Miami has also demonstrated support for the DREAM act.

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Latinos Politicos to Watch: Marco Rubio & Julian Castro
Latino Politicos to Watch: Marco Rubio & Julian Castro
By Mariela Rosario | 11/02/2010 - 17:00

Political fervor is at an all-time high today with people heading to the polls for Election Day. We wanted to step back and take a look at two Latinos who have been making waves on either side of aisle in American politics. Julian Castro, the young mayor of San Antonio has been hailed as "the next Obama" by some in Democratic circles. While Marco Rubio has managed to shake up the current senate race by galvanizing the Tea party movement in Florida where he is facing off against Charlie Crist and Kendrick Meeks.

Marco Rubio

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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. 


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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