Inspiring Latina: Samantha Garvey
Inspiring Young Latina of the Week: Samantha Garvey
By Sugey Palomares | 01/30/2012 - 12:27

This week’s featured Inspiring Young Latina of the Week is named Samantha Garvey. The Salvadoran-American teenager has inspired her community and our nation with her determination to succeed against all odds. In December, the New York student and her family were evicted from their home and forced to live in a homeless shelter. Despite facing this challenge, Garvey maintained a 3.9 grade point average and became a semifinalist for a prestigious science competition. We are so proud of her strength, courage, and perseverance!


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Univision Poll
Poll Reveals Latinos Have Mixed Reviews About Obama's Reelection
By Sugey Palomares | 01/25/2012 - 12:04

With Election Day only nine months away, politicians are focused on reaching Latinos, which represent the fastest growing group of voters. According to a new poll by Latino Decisions for Univision News and ABC News, Latinos have mixed reviews on President Barack Obama’s reelection.

Latinos may be known for favoring Democrats at the polls, but they also have the power to sway the vote for upcoming conservative candidates in states like Nevada and Florida, which is set to cast their vote at the end of this month.


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State of the Union
5 Latino Moments From Last Night's State of the Union
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


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Marco Rubio
Could Marco Rubio Help Mitt Romney Carry the Latino Vote?
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!


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The 11 Biggest Political Stories Of The Year
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.


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The Latino Vote
Election 2012: The Latino Vote
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.


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Benetton Ad Shows Obama & Hugo Chavez Kissing
United Colors of Benetton Ad Shows Obama & Hugo Chavez Kissing
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.


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President Obama
Election 2012: President Obama’s Stance on Immigration
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.


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Obama Eva & Antonio
Obama Seeks Latino Support with a Little Help from Eva Longoria & Antonio Banderas
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.


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Sanctuary Cities
Sanctuary Cities Provide Safe Haven for Undocumented Immigrants
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.


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