By Mariela Rosario | 01/04/2011 - 12:31
New Mexico's new governor Susana Martinez was sworn in on Saturday, January 1st, 2011—officially making her the first Latina elected governor of a U.S. state. Hundreds of constituents from all over New Mexico arrived in Santa Fe to witness the historic event and many have high hopes for Martinez's first term in office.
Watch the video of her ceremony below:
By Mariela Rosario | 09/03/2010 - 17:00
Eva Longoria Parker teamed up with the National Museum of the American Latino and joined its commission alongside Emilio Estefan, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to push for the creation of a museum to memorialize the role of Latinos in the U.S.
By Grace Bastidas | 03/17/2010 - 17:00
Arriba, Arriba! Feliz Dia de San Patricio! What? You didn’t know Ireland and Mexico are practically compadres when it comes to nations? Apparently a group of Irishmen living in the United States dared to fight alongside Mexican troops during the Mexican-American War of 1846–48.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/16/2010 - 15:30
Last Friday, the Texas Board of Education—stacked with socially conservative Republicans by Governor Rick Perry—approved a new social studies curriculum that would essentially rewrite history in favor of a right-leaning political agenda.
After the vote, Mavis B. Knight, a Democrat from Dallas told the NY Times, “The social conservatives have perverted accurate history to fulfill their own agenda.”