By Jill Pankow | 02/02/2012 - 13:40 | 0 Comments
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.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Miss Lidiane Carmo as she deals with the tragic loss of her family,” U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Barbara...
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/27/2012 - 15:55 | 0 Comments
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...
By Amaris Castillo | 01/10/2012 - 17:12 | 0 Comments
The newly appointed director of the White House’s Domestic Policy Council is, you guessed it, Latina.
Cecilia Muñoz, who is Bolivian American, has served as the U.S. government’s director of intergovernmental affairs for the last three years. According to...
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 12/29/2011 - 10:51 | 0 Comments
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!
By Viviana Hurtado | 12/23/2011 - 12:00 | 0 Comments
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.
1. Latinos, A LOT of them: Mainly...
By Amaris Castillo | 12/22/2011 - 10:43 | 0 Comments
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...
By Amaris Castillo | 12/16/2011 - 17:30 | 0 Comments
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...
By Adriana Rivera | 12/15/2011 - 16:00 | 0 Comments
In Stephen Colbert’s “Tip of the Hat/Wag of the Finger” segment on his hit political satire commentary show The Colbert Report, he brought up the term “anchor baby” and read the definition as written in the American Heritage Dictionary which he says is, “accurately defined as ‘a child born to a non-citizen mother in a country that...
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