By Sugey Palomares | 03/07/2012 - 12:15
Daniela Pelaez immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 4. Now a high school student, the 18-year-old is the valedictorian of North Miami High School and was recently at risk of deportation after a judge denied her green card. Pelaez’s family has been living in the U.S. with an expired tourist visa from 1998. Pelaez was recently granted a two-year reprieve and will face deportation again in 2014.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/05/2012 - 14:49
Twenty two million represents the number of Latino voters who will be eligible to vote for the 2012 Election. This year, Latinos will account for nearly 9% of voters in the U.S. The number may appear small, but according to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials it’s an increase of almost 26% from the previous year. Studies also suggest that the number will only continue to multiple since every month at least 50,000 U.S.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/02/2012 - 15:14
Looks are definitely deceiving!
Time Magazine's latest "Yo Decido: Why Latinos will pick the next President" cover may look like it features an exclusive array of Latinos, but word spread quickly that the print publication casually slipped in a non-Latino. Can you spot him? Probably not since Latinos are so diverse, but Michael Schennum, who is coincidently on the top row, covered by the letter "M" in the magazine's logo, is actually half-White and half-Chinese.
By Soledad O'Brien | 02/27/2012 - 16:42
Everyone is talking about the impact that Latinos can have on this year’s election—let’s not prove them wrong by staying home in November.
Julian and Joaquin Castro get a lot of attention for being identical twins, but also for being young, Texan political players with dual Democratic agendas—double the trouble for anyone challenging the ascendance of Latinos onto the national political stage.
By Sugey Palomares | 02/24/2012 - 12:41
Romeo Santos encourages Latino youth to hit the polls this fall!
By Sugey Palomares | 02/23/2012 - 12:20
President Barack Obama is gathering up his A-team and biggest loyalists to help increase his approval numbers for the 2012 Presidential Election. One of the thirty-five nominees is Mexican actress and big-time Obama supporter, Eva Longoria.
By Sugey Palomares | 02/23/2012 - 09:38
Two powerful words adorn the latest Time Magazine cover related to Election 2012 - “Yo Decido” (“I Decide”). The cover story’s symbolic headline, accompanied by a montage of Latino headshots, reveals the importance of the Latino vote. The piece written by Michael Scherer especially zooms in on Arizona’s primary elections taking place Feb.
By Latina Staff | 02/22/2012 - 16:12
We can't get enough of the "Sh*t (Fill in the Blank) Say" videos that have been springing up, and this edition is by far one of the funniest.
Univision News posted their hilarious twist on the theme by highlighting funny comments politicians say geared toward Latinos. Be prepared to laugh until it hurts!
By Sugey Palomares | 02/03/2012 - 12:53
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is charging into damage-control-mode after making the shocking statement about ‘not being concerned’ for the lower class American population. During an interview with CNN, Romney, 64, declared, "I'm in this race because I care about Americans. I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there.
By Jill Pankow | 02/01/2012 - 13:14
Mitt Romney’s recent success in Florida sends him off to Minnesota and Nevada campaigns with an extra step of confidence. Florida’s bitter primary ended with Romney carrying 46% of the vote leaving opponents Newt Gingrich with 32%, Rick Santorum with 13% and 7% for Ron Paul according to the Florida Department of State. This Romney win has revealed him the front-runner in the fight to become the Republican Presidential candidate.