By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/25/2012 - 11:33
When President Barack Obama gave his state of the union speech on Tuesday night, Latinos played a role in the event, whether it was POTUS’s mention of immigration reform or the key (and surprising!) Latinos in the audience. Here are five Latino moments from last night's state of the union.
1. Homeless student Samantha Garvey attends the speech
By Viviana Hurtado | 01/11/2012 - 11:13
Even though the 2012 Republican presidential nominee has not be chosen, Washington, D.C., where I’ve lived for more than five years, is buzzing with this year’s “Veepstakes” parlor game. This is where “insiders,” political big wigs and regular friends make predictions in political columns, out at dinner, or on Facebook about who will be named frontrunner Mitt Romney’s Vice President. In Las Vegas, actual bets are being placed!
By Viviana Hurtado | 12/23/2011 - 11:00
The clock is counting down, not just to a New Year, but to one of the most exciting Presidential elections which may be determined by Latinos. We decided to look back at the most important issues, policies, and political stories of 2011 that may influence for whom voters cast their ballots in 2012.
By Viviana Hurtado | 11/29/2011 - 16:30
We’re less than a year out from the 2012 Presidential Election, and Latinos are poised to determine who occupies the White House! Our growing segment of the electorate may register and vote in droves (we hope)—or, unhappy with President Barack Obama’s record on job creation and immigration reform, many may choose to sit the election out.
By Amaris Castillo | 11/18/2011 - 10:04
When images of President Barack Obama kissing Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez sprung up all over the Internet, we couldn’t believe our eyes. After some searching, we could relax; the photo is actually part of a new ad campaign by the United Colors of Benetton, and was expertly digitally manipulated. The campaign, which features other images of world leaders locking lips, has fueled much controversy.
By Viviana Hurtado | 11/08/2011 - 14:00
We're sure you've felt the heat around immigration—it's been one of the hottest social and political topics forever—or at least it feels like it.
So, in honor of the fact that we are exactly one year out from the 2012 Presidential elections we decided to decifer exactly where the candidates stand on the issue—beginning with President Barack Obama’s position.
By Amaris Castillo | 10/27/2011 - 09:00
President Barack Obama has recieved some major support from Hollywood in the past and Monday night was no different, except this time he had a different target demographic: Latinos. Our cover girl Eva Longoria (who recently declared her ongoing support for Obama) and Spanish actor Antonio Banderas co-hosted a fundraising party in Los Angeles for 120 people who paid anywhere from $5,000-$35,00 to attend.
By Huffington Post Latino Voices | 10/26/2011 - 14:00
In the eyes of the federal government, Carlos is still an undocumented immigrant.
But four years ago, the city of New Haven, Conn., issued Carlos -- his real name has been changed at his request due to privacy concerns -- its own form of documentation: a municipal ID. The ID allowed him, for the first time, to open a bank account, apply for hospital services, check out library books, access city beaches and parks and even take a cross-country flight.
"We feel like we've been given an identity in the United States," Carlos said.
By Viviana Hurtado | 10/19/2011 - 15:00
We're sure you've heard of the Occupy Wall Street movement that began almost 2 months ago in downtown Manhattan and has since spread nationally, and in some cases even globally. We just found out that some citizens down in Puerto Rico got in on the act, which got us thinking: What do we really know about this protest?
By Amaris Castillo | 09/30/2011 - 09:56
Marriage is essentially a contract, right? Well soon, those who want to wed in Mexico City will have the option of a “renewable” one. According to BBC, plans to alter the city’s civil code could give newlyweds a minimum of two years before deciding whether to cement their union or separate. The website reports that the contract, which would be optional, aims to reduce the workload on family judges, as well as the number of divorces in the city.