Activists Prostest in Favor of the Decriminalization of Abortion in Bolivia
In-Depth: A Look At Latin America's Harsh Anti-Abortion Laws
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.


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FNL anxiety over food stamps
Anxiety Mounts As Millions Of Families Brace For 5 Percent Cut In Food Stamps
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."


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Nobel Peace Prize Winners Announced
2013 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Announced
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."


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David Alvarez
David Alvarez Could Become San Diego's First Latino Mayor
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. 


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Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez Forced To Take Month Off After Brain Injury
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. 


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President Barack Obama speaks during the Government Shutdown Press Conference
No Progress To Ending Partial Government Shutdown As Stalemate Continues
By Fox News Latino | 10/02/2013 - 16:57

From informational websites to national parks to processing veterans' claims, the political stare-down on Capitol Hill shows no signs of easing, leaving federal government functions in limbo from coast to coast. Lawmakers in both parties ominously suggested the partial shutdown might last for weeks.


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Dolores Huerta at Cuban 5 Press Conference
Dolores Huerta Says Latinos Have "Long Road" To Travel
By Cristina Arreola | 09/26/2013 - 11:34

Dolores Huerta, who has dedicated more than 40 years of her life to defending the human rights of Hispanic workers , still believes that Latinos in the United States have a “long road” to travel to reach equality in government, politics, and everyday life. 


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U.S. and Cuba Discuss Possible Direct Mail Service
U.S. and Cuba Discuss Possible Direct Mail Service
By Cristina Arreola | 09/16/2013 - 12:43

Cubanos, great news! Soon you may be able to mail letters back-and-forth between the U.S. and Cuba. 

The United States and Cuba sat down on Monday in Havana to discuss re-establishing direct mail services between the two countries after a 50-year-ban. The two countries plan to discuss letter services, not packages or express mail, a source told Reuters.


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Special Series: New York’s Mayoral Race
By Sandra Guzman | 08/30/2013 - 10:45

Note: As part of Latina’s commitment to exploring issues that matter to you, today we start a series on one of the most important political races going on now: the mayoral race in the biggest city in the country, New York, whose Latinos number 2.4 million out of nearly 8.3 million total residents—a quarter of the Big Apple’s electorate. One out of every five voters heading to the voting booth is expected to be one of us.


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Thomas Perez testifies during his confirmation hearing
Thomas Perez Confirmed As Labor Secretary, Becomes Only Latino Cabinet Member
By Fox News Latino | 07/19/2013 - 10:36

Despite strong opposition from Republicans, former Department of Justice official Thomas Perez became the Labor Secretary – and the only Latino currently serving in President Barack Obama’s cabinet.

Dominican-Americans expressed pride over the first one from their community serving in a cabinet-level post.


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