By Priscilla Rodriguez | 02/07/2014 - 10:10
Women's political representation in the U.S. has always fallen far below that of men. Did you know out of 535 seats in Congress, women hold only 99 of those seats, making us a tiny 18 percent of Congress? And when it comes to Latinas, these numbers lag even further behind.
By Cristina Arreola | 12/19/2013 - 10:22
Calle 13 has released a powerful new music video for their latest track "Multi_Viral".
The song, which is a collaboration between the Puerto Rican band and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, speaks about censorship, media manipulation, and more.
By Cristina Arreola | 12/13/2013 - 09:38
Last week, it was announced that Esai Morales will take on the role of the President of the United States in the upcoming HBO series The Brink.
With Latinos underrepresented both in politics and in media, it’s refreshing to see Morales cast in such an important role. From Jimmy Smits to Nestor Carbonell, these Latinos have also taken on the roles of fictional American politicians:
By Cristina Arreola | 10/15/2013 - 13:11
Amidst the buzz of tourists, airline traffic, and announcements for final boarding call at a busy airport, two immigrants quietly depicts their heartbreaking journey away from their family and home country.
In a viral video called “The Surprise: Dedicated to Everyone Who Is Far Away,” two Spaniards who have lived in Mexico for two and a half years capture their journey to visit their parents in Spain.
By Latina Staff | 10/15/2013 - 09:58
Nearly two weeks after the United States federal government closed, tourism and government employees continue to feel the affects of the shutdown. But according to Fox News Latino, Senate leaders could be close to making an agreement to end 2013's partial shutdown.
By Franziska Castillo | 10/14/2013 - 11:30
This is a story I didn’t want to tell. A story that stabs at the back of my heart, where I like to keep hurts hidden. But it’s not only my story. And so, for all the other women who don’t have a chance to tell this, I have to be the one.
By Fox News Latino | 10/11/2013 - 11:58
A temporary increase in food stamps expires Oct. 31, meaning for millions of Americans the benefits that help put food on the table won't stretch as far as they have for the past four years.
Food stamps — actually the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — go to 47 million Americans a month, almost half of them children and teenagers.
"Every week is a struggle as it is," said Heidi Leno, 43, who lives in Concord with her husband, 9-year-old daughter and twin 5-year-olds. "We hate living paycheck to paycheck and you have to decide what gets paid."
By Cristina Arreola | 10/11/2013 - 10:26
The Norwegian Nobel Committee turned international attention back to Syria on Friday when it awarded the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize to chemical weapons watchdog, The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
According to The Huffington Post, the prize was given to the organizaton for "its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons."
By Cristina Arreola | 10/09/2013 - 14:05
David Alvarez, a first-term San Diego Councilman, is trying to shake things up in Southern California.
The son of Mexican immigrants, Alvarez hopes to replace former Mayor Bob Filner, who resigned on Aug. 30 amid a sexual harassment scandal.
By Cristina Arreola | 10/07/2013 - 09:34
Argentina’s president, Cristina Fernandez, will be forced to take a month off of work because of a subdural hematoma on her brain. The injury will prevent Fernandez from campaigning for congressional midterm elections.