Dad Faces Prison After Beating Up Naked "Peeping Tom"
Dad Faces Prison After Beating Up Naked "Peeping Tom"
By Cristina Arreola | 09/12/2013 - 15:24

A New Mexico father is facing jail time after beating up a naked voyeur who was watching his teenage daughters through their bedroom window.

Emilio Chavez III was at his Albuquerque home when he heard a noise at around 2:30 a.m. and discovered a naked man outside his daughters room. The "Peeping Tom" was allegedly groaning and peering into the window.

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Non-English Speakers Can Be Jurors in New Mexico
Non-English Speakers Can Be Jurors in New Mexico
By Fox News Latino | 08/15/2013 - 13:42

New Mexico's top court ruled that citizens in the heavily Hispanic state who don't speak English still have the right to serve on a jury.

The New Mexico Supreme Court cautioned  trial courts and lawyers on Monday that this is in fact a right enshrined in the state constitution to all people, even non-English speakers.

The court issued the admonition in a unanimous ruling that upholds an Albuquerque man's convictions for murder and other crimes in the 2004 bludgeoning death of his girlfriend and a subsequent armed robbery and stabbing.

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Spelling Bee
13-Year-Old Latina Wins First Ever National Spanish Spelling Bee
By Amaris Castillo | 07/12/2011 - 16:00

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”—which means excess luxury—correctly. 

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Critical Mass: Latino Youth in California & New Mexico Outnumber Peers
Critical Mass: Latino Youth in California & New Mexico Outnumber Peers
By Amaris Castillo | 07/08/2011 - 13:35

For the first time in national history, Latino youth are the majority among their peers in California and New Mexico, reports.  The finding is based on census data released earlier this year.  White children are now minorities in Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Maryland and Hawaii according to a data analysis by William Frey, an internationally recognized demo

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WATCH: New Mexico's Susana Martinez Sworn In as First Latina Governor
By Mariela Rosario | 01/04/2011 - 12:31

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 ceremony below:

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EXCLUSIVE: Susana Martinez: "I'm very proud of what I've accomplished as a Latina"
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 11/10/2010 - 18:09

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 first shot in the Mexican Revolution) it was a proud moment.

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Susana Martinez
POLL: Are You Excited About Susana Martinez's Election Win?
By Mariela Rosario | 11/03/2010 - 15:00

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:

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New Mexico's Susana Martinez: Our First Latina Governor
New Mexico's Susana Martinez Elected the First Latina Governor in the U.S.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/03/2010 - 12:00

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:

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Election Guide
2010 Election Guide
By Mariela Rosario | 10/29/2010 - 11:43

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 in the race for congressional office. Rubio has been making waves as the Tea Party's Latino darling and it looks like he just might run away with the seat because Democrats are split between Crist and Meek.

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Federal Probe of Richardson Reportedly Dropped
By Anabell Romero | 08/27/2009 - 13:15

After a year-long federal investigation, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will not face criminal charges of corruption, the Associated Press reported today.

A source familiar with the case told the AP that high-ranking Justice Department officials had decided not to seek indictments against Richardson, whose bid to become the first Latino presidential nominee fell short in 2008. "It's over. There's nothing. It was killed in Washington," the source said.

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