Newt Gingrich learning Spanish
Newt Gingrich is Learning Spanish
By Mariela Rosario | 12/07/2010 - 17:15

Newt Gingrich is the second Republican to come out this week with an appeal of support aimed at the Latino community. After Jeb Bush came out this weekend opposing Arizona's SB 1070, Newt Gingrich announced that he's spent months learning how to speak Spanish in order to reach out to potential Latino voters when he begins his campaign for the 2012 presidential election.

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WATCH: MSNBC Town Hall on Immigration
WATCH: MSNBC Beyond Borderlines Town Hall on Immigration
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 11/16/2010 - 09:00

You couldn’t be faulted for thinking that Beyond Borderlines, MSNBC’s two-hour live special on immigration that aired last night, was just going to be another clueless attempt to discuss the issue. But in a live show that seemed at once chock-full of information and a bit rushed, MSNBC did a pretty good job of exploring the divisive topic.

Immigration is a complex subject and the program reflected that, giving time to such hot-button issues as immigration enforcement, education and the DREAM Act, the Latino vote and the movement to repeal or modify the 14th amendment.

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Is Marco Rubio Latino Enough?
Is Marco Rubio Latino Enough?
By Mariela Rosario | 11/15/2010 - 15:30

When we saw this editorial in the Washington Times by Mario Salazar, just the headline was enough to turn us off: Marco Rubio: Latino or Not? It reminded us of all of our readers who have told us that other Latinos made them feel bad about themselves and who they are.

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Obama Reaches Out to Latinos
By Stacey Rivera | 10/22/2010 - 12:04

As part of a $1 million campaign by the Democratic National Committee aimed at getting out the Latino vote, President Obama is in a new TV ad asking for help “defending what we started.”

The ads will run nationally on Univision, with Obama speaking in English while the narrator speaks Spanish.


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Alejandro Sanz and Hugo Chavez
Alejandro Sanz to Hugo Chavez: "Let Me Sing in Your Country"
By Mariela Rosario | 09/10/2010 - 16:15

Alejandro Sanz is extending an olive branch to Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, imploring him over Twitter to allow the Spanish singer to hold a concert in Caracas. 

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Manny Perez Wants His New Film 'La Soga' to Bring Change to the DR
Manny Perez Wants His New Film 'La Soga' to Bring Change to the DR
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/20/2010 - 14:00

With his dark hair and brows and piercing green eyes, actor Manny Perez (Bella, El Cantante) is the perfect guy to play the intense, tortured title character in La Soga, open in limited theaters across the U.S. Luisito, a.k.a. La Soga, is a sensitive-soul-turned-government-assassin seeking revenge for his father’s death at the hands of drug dealers. Set in the Dominican Republic and New York, it’s action-packed and insightful, touching on themes of corruption and the redemptive power of love.

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Our Shining Moments of the Decade
By Mariela Rosario | 12/23/2009 - 17:00

Can you believe it's been 10 years since people were freaking out over Y2K? As we head into a new decade, we thought it would be a great time to reflect on our favorite moments between 2000 and now. We have to hang on to the good times so that they can inspire us and offer hope for a promising future. Here's our little stroll down memory lane...

Mariela Rosario and Shani Saxon-Parrish

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From Conservative Shock Jock to Immigration Advocate
By Mariela Rosario | 11/05/2009 - 09:34

Sounds like an unlikely evolution, right? But that's exactly the path that Ben Reed followed. Reed is a longtime Idaho radio DJ and a former Mormon missionary. He was also a committed Republican, until love changed everything.

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Hugo Chavez Wants to Sing with Calle 13
By Mariela Rosario | 10/29/2009 - 11:45

It seems that the lines of communication have been crossed between Puerto Rican band Calle 13 and president Hugo Chavez. After lead singer René Pérez Joglar wore a shirt to the Los Premios MTV that read, "Chavez por mejor artista pop" the Venezuelan leader took the reference as a compliment.

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POLL: Did Calle 13 Go Too Far?
By Mariela Rosario | 10/19/2009 - 12:31

An upcoming Calle 13 concert scheduled to be held in Puerto Rico's famed Roberto Clemente coliseum has been canceled, apparently as a result of lead singer René Pérez's personal insult of the Republican Governor of Puerto Rico Luis Fortuño while hosting Los Premios MTV last week. Pérez took full advantage of his moment in the spotlight to highlight political issues and causes close to his heart and managed to offend quite a few people along the way.

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