Lawsuit Challenges Texas Redistricting
Lawsuit Challenges Texas Redistricting
By Mariela Rosario | 02/22/2011 - 13:25

Just as Latino leaders warned, battle lines are being drawn surrounding congressional redistricting and the new Census numbers. Texas is one of the first states to see controversy, which is not surprising given that the state stands to gain more Congressional seats than any other state in the union (4).


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Journalist Miguel Marquez Beaten While Covering Unrest in Bahrain
By Irasema Romero | 02/17/2011 - 14:00

“Journalist, journalist, journalist!” London-based ABC correspondent Miguel Marquez yells amidst a police crackdown on a protesting mob, but the thugs still yanked his camera away and beat him with a billy club on Thursday morning. The attack occurred when Marquez was on the phone with the ABC New York headquarters explaining the protesting he was witnessing in the Middle Eastern country of Bahrain.


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WATCH: 'Even the Rain' Trailer
By Mariela Rosario | 02/01/2011 - 17:15

The new trailer for Gael Garcia Bernal's Goya nominated film Even the Rain came out and the film looks pretty riveting. We're thinking it really deserved those 13 nominations! The film is a tense drama about a filmmaker (Bernal) who goes to Bolivia to shoot a film about the Spanish conquest of America. The film crews travels coincide with the Cochabamba Water Wars in 2000, which throws their film into chaos and begins to blur the line between reality and fiction as the exploitation of indigenous people has continued for hundreds of years. 


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Center for American Progress Report: "Recession Made a Bad Situation Worse" For Latinos & Blacks
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/24/2011 - 17:00

Latinos and other communities of color—hit harder in the recession and recovering much slower than whites—have a deeper economic hole to climb out of and the government should target them specifically with quality jobs, according to a report released by the Center for American Progress on the eve of President Barack Obama’s state of the union address on Tuesday.


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LATINA VIEW: How President Obama Can Reach Hispanics
LATINA VIEW: How President Obama Can Reach Hispanics
By Galina Espinoza | 01/20/2011 - 15:45

When President Obama takes to the podium next week and delivers his annual State of the Union address, he will be trying to rally a country that, politically, needs Latinos more than ever before.

According to an analysis of 2010 U.S. Census data conducted earlier this month by the Pew Hispanic Center, a record 20.1 million of the 48.4 million Hispanics in this country are now eligible to vote. And our numbers are growing faster in the states (such as Florida and Nevada) that, based on the Census, will be getting additional seats in Congress.


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AZ Rep. Raul Grijalva: "Politics in Arizona Fueled by Hate"
By Mariela Rosario | 01/12/2011 - 16:30

Rep. Raul Grijlalva (D-AZ) talked Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! yesterday about the recent senseless shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. He knew Giffords well and worked with her both in their home state and on Capitol Hill.


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Latino Voters Gain Influence for 2012 Elections
Latino Voters Gain Influence for 2012 Elections
By Mariela Rosario | 01/10/2011 - 17:30

Due to a recent redistricting of congressional seats, the Latino vote has an unprecedented opportunity to hold sway over the 2012 elections. According to analysis of Census data by the Pew Hispanic Center, states having disproportionately large amounts of Latino resident have gained congressional seats.


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Hero Intern Daniel Hernandez: "Politics has Become Disruptive"
By Fox News Latino | 01/10/2011 - 17:00

In an interview with Fox News Latino, Daniel Hernández, the 20-year-old intern who saved  Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' life, opened up about Saturday's tragic shooting and how he kept his wits about him.

“My main goal was to try to make sure the congresswoman and everyone was ok," the University of Arizona junior said. "When I saw injured people I tried to tend to them as good as I could, until emergency personnel arrived.”


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POLL: Should George Lopez Run for Mayor of Los Angeles?
By Mariela Rosario | 12/22/2010 - 12:20

George Lopez paid a visit to Good Day LA and briefly talked about his ambitions to run for Mayor of Los Angeles, California in eight years—and no, he wasn't not joking. Why should he be? As Lopez himself says, "If Arnold Schwarzenegger can be governor, why can't George Lopez be the mayor of LA?"

He has a point there. Watch the interview below and tell us:


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POLL: Do You Care about Celebrities Political Views?
POLL: Do You Care about the Political Views of Celebrities?
By Mariela Rosario | 12/14/2010 - 13:40

We were shocked to read a rumor circulating online about Ricky Martin speaking out in support of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and the Cuban government currently run by Raul Castro—not because of his opinions, but because Martin normally maintains his distance from public political discussions.


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