By Amaris Castillo | 07/12/2011 - 16:00 | 0 Comments
A middle-school student recently won the first national Spanish spelling bee, the Associated Press reports. Seventh-grader Evelyn Juárez of Santa Cruz, New Mexico, won after spelling “bizantisimo”—...
By Amaris Castillo | 07/08/2011 - 13:35 | 7 Comments
For the first time in national history, Latino youth are the majority among their peers in California and New Mexico, CNN.com reports. The finding is based on census data released earlier this year. White children are now minorities in...
By Mariela Rosario | 01/04/2011 - 13:31 | 0 Comments
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...
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 11/10/2010 - 19:09 | 7 Comments
Last week, Susana Martinez became the first Latina to be elected governor in U.S. history, winning the top job in New Mexico. For the great-granddaughter of Toribio Ortega (the general credited with firing the...
By Mariela Rosario | 11/03/2010 - 15:00 | 11 Comments
Susana Martinez made history yesterday, becoming the first ever Latina governor elect of a state in the U.S. But not everyone is excited. Martinez was a Tea Party darling and her ultra-conservative stance has some people refraining from celebrating her historical accomplishment.
We want to know what you think:
By Mariela Rosario | 11/03/2010 - 12:00 | 15 Comments
Susana Martinez of New Mexico is the first Latina governor in the United States, beating incumbent Gov. Bill Richardson's handpicked successor, Diane Denish with 54% of the vote.
We wanted to find out more about this woman who just made history. Here's what we found out about Martinez:
Who is she?...
By Mariela Rosario | 10/29/2010 - 11:43 | 6 Comments
Next Tuesday is election day and the nation is watching the Latino community to see what our impact will be. Here is a round up of the important races and issues that affect our community.
Senate candidate Marco Rubio is ahead of Democrat Kendrick Meek and independent Charlie Crist...
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