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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10 Things Every Latina Needs to Know about Occupy Wall Street
10 Things Every Latina Should Know About Occupy Wall Street
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?


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Mexico Marriage
Can Marriage Be "Renewable"? It Could Be In Mexico City
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.


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Eva Longoria is One of TV's Highest Paid Actresses
By Amaris Castillo | 09/29/2011 - 10:00

Our cover girl Eva Longoria supports President Barack Obama, but would pass the opportunity to run for his position. Recently honored at Variety’s 3rd Annual “Women of Power” event, the 36-year-old Mexican American actress said she plans on supporting Obama on his second campaign trail.


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GOP Bill to Deport Victims of Domestic Abuse
Proposed GOP Bill Would Deport Undocumented Victims of Domestic Violence
By Amaris Castillo | 09/29/2011 - 07:30

Immigration advocates are up in arms over a proposed bill that would force authorities to deport undocumented women who turn to police for help after experiencing domestic violence. The bill, proposed by Rep. Lamar Smith, is titled the Hinder the Administration Legalization Temptation Act (also known as the HALT Act).


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Report Back: President Obama Answers Your Questions!
President Obama: "In my lifetime we will have a Latino candidate for President"
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/28/2011 - 15:30

In an unprecedented 50-minute chat streamed live online, President Obama sat down with Latino journalists in the White House’s map room to answer an array of questions posed by Hispanics nationwide. Among his comments: He expects a viable Latino presidential candidate within his lifetime.


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