Election 2010: The Latino Vote
Election 2010: The Latino Vote
By Mariela Rosario | 10/26/2010 - 10:30

With the Hispanic community making up such a crucial number of voters in tight midterm election races all across the country, it seems like everyone is scrutinizing us.


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Rachel Maddow Slams Sharron Angle, Defends Latinos
Rachel Maddow Slams Sharron Angle, Defends Latinos
By Mariela Rosario | 10/25/2010 - 17:00

Rachel Maddow took some time on Sunday to tear into Sharron Angle, the Tea Party darling who is running a very tight race against Senate majority leader Harry Reid in Nevada.


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Senator Menendez Hopeful about New Immigration Reform Bill
Senator Menendez Hopeful about New Immigration Reform Bill
By Mariela Rosario | 10/01/2010 - 09:22

Senator Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) introduced a new immigration reform bill that has many supporters hopeful to see a change within the system sooner rather than later. The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010 was filed just as Congress prepares to break until after the November 2 elections.


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DREAM Act Activists React to Republican Filibuster
DREAM Act Activists React to Republican Filibuster
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/22/2010 - 14:15

As soon as she heard that Republicans had filibustered a defense bill that would have brought the DREAM Act to a vote in the Senate, Lizbeth Mateo got on a plane and headed to Washington D.C., along with other DREAM Act student activists who are not giving up on getting the decade-old bill passed this year. “I’ve been here since then, lobbying a lot of people,” Mateo told Latina.com. “We were hopeful, but we knew it was going to be tough.”


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Actor Esai Morales on SB 1070: "Our People Are Not the Enemy"
Actor Esai Morales on SB 1070: "Our People Are Not the Enemy"
By Mariela Rosario | 08/23/2010 - 17:00

We caught up with Esai Morales at the recent Latino Baseball MVP awards hosted by Latino Sports Ventures in NYC and had a chance to chat up the La Bamba star. The hot button issue on everyone's lips was the possible boycott of the 2011 MLB All-Star game, currently slated to be held in Phoenix, Arizona at Chase Field (home of the Diamondbacks).


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Suicide Among Border Patrol Agents on the Rise
Suicide Among Border Patrol Agents on the Rise
By Mariela Rosario | 08/17/2010 - 16:00

A recent report by the Associated Press highlighted a disturbing trend among Border Patrol agents. It seems that suicides have drastically increased recently. At least 15 agents have killed themselves since February 2008, equaling the largest spike at the law enforcement agency in more than 20 years.


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Is President Obama Losing the Faith of Latinos
Is President Obama Losing the Faith of Latinos?
By Elayne Fluker | 08/12/2010 - 08:00

Heavyweights who cover politics in Latin media are weighing in with discontent on President Obama's failure to propose important immigration legislation as he advocated during his campaign. And the sense is that the president is, as a result, losing support within the Latino community. Univision’s Jorge Ramos, an anchor on the Spanish-language television network, told politico.com that Pres. Obama broke his promise to produce an immigration reform bill within a year of taking office.


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MALDEF Planning Concert To Promote Truth About Immigration
By Mariela Rosario | 07/20/2010 - 11:00

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund or MALDEF is planning a huge concert this fall to help build awareness around it's educational campaign to spread truth about immigration in America.


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Watch: 3 Reasons Governor Jan Brewer is Wrong to Claim Most Immigrants are "Drug Mules"
By Mariela Rosario | 06/29/2010 - 08:00

Although many are criticizing Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's recent assertion on local TV station KTVK that most immigrants trying to cross the border into Arizona are "drug mules," it's not the first time the Governor has made this argument. During a debate between the Arizona's four Republican candidates for governor earlier this month, Brewer made the same claims. This past weekend, when asked by a local reporter to clarify her argument, she said, "Well, we all know that the majority of the people that are coming to Arizona and trespassing are now becoming drug mules.


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AZ Gubernatorial Candidate Wants "Tent Cities" for Undocumented Immigrants
By Mariela Rosario | 06/19/2010 - 14:00

Arizona State Treasurer Dean Martin—currently vying for the Republican candidacy for governor—recently announced a plan to create tent cities to house the expected increase in the number of illegal immigrants arrested once the controversial new immigration laws go into effect.


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