Elementary School Teacher
Record Number of Latinos Join Teach for America Program
By Samantha Leal | 06/29/2012 - 09:31

Teach for America has accepted 5,800 new recruits for the 2012-2013 academic year, including 550 Hispanics, a new record for the 23-year-old organization reports the Latin American Herald Tribune.

The organization recruits and trains new teachers in a two-year program, sending them to struggling public schools across the United States. Forty-percent of these students are Hispanic. 


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George Lopez
George Lopez Inks Deal to Star in New Latino Sitcom
By Sugey Palomares | 02/28/2012 - 12:57

George Lopez is the king of comeback!

The 50-year-old comedian has officially inked a deal with the television company Debmar-Mercury, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Lopez has co-created the new series, which will target Latino audiences. The network has ordered a 10-episode pilot and the numbers may increase depending on initial ratings. 


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Election 2012: ¿Mitt or Mitteo Romney?
By Viviana Hurtado | 01/18/2012 - 17:18

When Fox News contributor Juan Williams referenced Mitt Romney’s Mexican roots at Monday night’s South Carolina Republican debate, boos erupted from the crowd.  This reaction reflects the complicated relationship between the Republican frontrunner, the GOP, and Latino voters.


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8 Latinos Headed to Broadway
7 Latino Stars on the Great White Way!
By Amaris Castillo | 01/13/2012 - 12:53

The time is rapidly approaching for us to finally see Ricky Martin do his thing on Broadway!

As we’ve been reporting for months now, our gorgeous February 2012 cover model will star in the highly anticipated musical Evita, which will begin its previews on March 12. 

We did a little more digging, then realized Martin isn’t alone on Broadway. There are other Latino stars who have pranced around stage and sang their hearts out recently and otherr who, like Martin, are ready to hit the stage this spring.


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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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Latino Teen Prodigy Composes for Latin Music’s Biggest Stars
By Amaris Castillo | 12/14/2011 - 13:00

At only 18, Jesus Manuel Nieves’ resume is incredibly impressive.

That’s because the Puerto Rican composer/producer first dove into the music industry at age 11, and since then has worked with some of Latin music’s biggest stars.


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Gabe Saporta
EXCLUSIVE: Cobra Starship Singer Gabe Saporta Breaks Down His Latino Roots!
By Lee Hernandez | 12/05/2011 - 15:41

His hit song "You Make Me Feel" is one of our favorite songs of the year, so when we found out Cobra Starship frontman Gabe Saporta was Latino—we asked the dreamy singer to break down his Latin roots exclusively for our Latina readers! 

Tell us about your Latin roots!


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New Redistricting Plan Marks Victory for Latinos in Texas
New Redistricting Plan Marks Victory for Latinos in Texas
By Amaris Castillo | 11/28/2011 - 14:00

After an arduous battle surrounding a controversy over the state’s congressional redistricting, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) released a statement recently about a new court-proposed plan that promises Latinos increased electoral opportunity in Texas. According to MALDEF, a new redistricting plan was released by three federal judges in San Antonio that will improve the representation for Latinos in Texas.


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10 Latinas Give Thanks Today
10 Latinas Give Thanks Today
By Amaris Castillo | 11/24/2011 - 10:00

In the spirit of Thanksgiving today, we asked Latina’s readers on our Facebook page to tell us what they’re most thankful for. We all have something in mind. The outpouring of stories was both overwhelming and touching – thanks to those who responded.

While we couldn’t pick everyone’s comment, here's what ten Latinas had to share:


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Crushing On...Gabe Saporta
Crushing On...Gabe Saporta
By Latina Staff | 11/23/2011 - 13:33

This week, you crushed on Gabe Saporta, the lead singer (and lanky hottie) of alternative rock band Cobra Starship. The Uruguayan singer snagged more than 50 percent of votes, beating out Boricua salsero Marc Anthony and Mexican American chef Aarón Sánchez.


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