Inspiring Young Latina of the Week: Joleen Rivera
Inspiring Young Latina of the Week: Joleen Rivera
By Jill Pankow | 03/05/2012 - 10:49

University of Wisconsin law student Joleen Rivera has already put her vast knowledge and infinite passion to good use by aiding the U.S. Latino population. When she completes her degree this year, she plans on leaving a long-lasting legacy for her community. The Puerto Rican academic is dedicated to challenging existing laws that hinder the progress of Latinos in this country. As a result of her commitment to social justice, Rivera is this week’s inspiring young Latina!


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Jorge Ramos & Joe Arpaio
Jorge Ramos vs. Sheriff Arpaio: Who’s Wrong & Who’s Right?
By Sally Mercedes | 02/28/2012 - 17:04

Al Punto con Jorge Ramos got heated when Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio was on to discuss his investigation into President Barack Obama's birth certificate. When Ramos told Arpaio that he is the "face of racism and discrimation" to many Latinos, Arpaio completely disagreed. In his own version of the good ol' "but my best friend is black!" trope, Arpaio listed a few states and continents he's lived in where a lot of Latinos might be found and insisted that Latinos love him.


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Romney’s Tough Immigration View Is at Odds With His Church
By Jill Pankow | 02/03/2012 - 14:00

While Mitt Romney has taken a hard stance when it comes to the issue of immigration in the United States, the position of the Mormon Church, to which he belongs, has a more understanding approach.


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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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Unique Challenges Faced By Afro-Latinas
Negra & Beautiful: The Unique Challenges Faced By Afro-Latinas
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/27/2012 - 14:55

The frustrating ironies of being Afro-Latina hit Yuly Marshall with stunning regularity: At work at a Miami hospital, Hispanic patients of the Cuban-born radiology technician usually assume she’s African American, asking her, “Where did you learn to speak Spanish like that?” and expressing shock—even skepticism—that she’s really Latina. Other times, fellow Latinos will disparage African Americans in front of her with phrases like, “What can you expect from negros?” and then turn around and tell her, as if paying her a compliment, “But you’re not like that. You’re one of us.”


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Cecilia Munoz
Meet President Obama’s New Latina Adviser!
By Amaris Castillo | 01/10/2012 - 16:12

The newly appointed director of the White House’s Domestic Policy Council is, you guessed it, Latina. 


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2011 Latino News
Year in Review: Latinos in the News
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 12/29/2011 - 09:51

For Latinos, it’s been a great year (we are now the largest minority in the country!) and it’s been a bad year (immigration laws and deportations galore). As we say goodbye to 2011, here’s a look back at the biggest stories for our community. To a better 2012!


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The 11 Biggest Political Stories Of The Year
By Viviana Hurtado | 12/23/2011 - 11:00

The clock is counting down, not just to a New Year, but to one of the most exciting Presidential elections which may be determined by Latinos.  We decided to look back at the most important issues, policies, and political stories of 2011 that may influence for whom voters cast their ballots in 2012.


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Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Officers Turn In Their Badges
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Officers Turn In Their Badges
By Amaris Castillo | 12/22/2011 - 09:43

Jail officers working for Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio handed in their federal credentials during a news conference in Phoenix Wednesday, a day before civil rights attorneys will be in federal court to seek a ruling in a lawsuit that alleges Arpaio systematically discriminated against Latino residents in conducting traffic patrols and so-called "crime suppression sweeps.”


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Sheriff Joe Arpaio
U.S. Justice Department Takes Stand Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio
By Amaris Castillo | 12/16/2011 - 16:30

The self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff in America” is in trouble with the U.S. Department of Justice. According to America’s Voice Online, Maricopa County (AZ) Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s reign may end soon, as a result of a three-year investigation conducted by the department. Those familiar with Arpaio know of his controversial practices aimed at cracking down illegal immigration, and the fierce criticism he has received because of it.


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