Tennessee Gov. Condems Lawmaker Who Compared Immigrants to Rats
Tennessee Gov. Condemns Lawmaker Who Compared Immigrants to Rats
By Mariela Rosario | 11/15/2010 - 12:15

Though local Tennessee lawmaker Rep. Curry Todd refuses to apologize for a statement he made last week comparing pregnant undocumented immigrants with rats, the Democratic governor of the southern state has spoken out against the hateful talk.


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Jaime Escalante of "Stand and Deliver" Fame Fighting Cancer
By Mariela Rosario | 03/05/2010 - 11:28

Legendary mathematics teacher, Jaime Escalante—immortalized by Edward James Olmos in the moving film Stand and Deliver—has been diagnosed with cancer and his family is struggling to keep up with the payments necessary to continue his treatments.


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Pregnant Women Dying at "Scandalous" Rates in Peru
By Mariela Rosario | 07/10/2009 - 10:36

A new Amnesty International report titled "Fatal Flaws: Barriers to Maternal Health in Peru" found that many poor, indigenous pregnant women are dying because they lack access to the basic medical care afforded other women in the country.


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Juanes Proves He Is Anything but Mala Gente
By Christine Estevez | 06/09/2009 - 15:05

Colombian singer, activist and heartthrob Juanes continues to raise awareness about the precarious working conditions for miners in Tumaco, Colombia. Tumaco is a town mainly known for the numerous mine causalities that take place there. Juanes welcomed the U.S. ship USNS Comfort on Sunday as part of an emergency medical mission. The USNS Comfort is a floating hospital that will offer medical attention to more than 10,000 Colombians who desperately need the care but cannot afford it. The ship will remain in Tumaco until June 16.


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