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J. Lo For Senate?
By Mariela Rosario | 12/11/2008 - 08:44

Does Jennifer Lopez have a shot of taking over Hillary Clinton's seat in NY Senate? Representative Gary Ackerman of Queens seems to think so. When asked his opinion about the possibility that Caroline Kennedy could be named to replace Senator Clinton, the 25 year veteran of Congress declared, "I don't know what Caroline Kennedy's qualifications are, except that she has name recognition, but so does J. Lo." Ackerman continued, "I wouldn't make J. Lo the senator unless she proved she had great qualifications, but we haven't seen them yet."


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America Ferrera To Host Event To Help Hillary Clinton Retire Campaign Debt
By Mariela Rosario | 12/08/2008 - 18:16

Ugly Betty star America Ferrera has agreed to host a special conversation with former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on December 15th at Manhattan Center Studios in New York City. Former President Bill Clinton will be a special guest at the event, which was organized to help the former first lady reduce her campaign debt.


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Former FARC Hostage Ingrid Betancourt Back in Colombia, Visiting South American Leaders
By Mariela Rosario | 12/02/2008 - 12:30

Ingrid Betancourt has returned to her native Colombia for the first time since her release from captivity in July. Betancourt was kidnapped back in 2002 by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and held for six years deep in the Colombian jungle.


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Bill Richardson To Be Named Commerce Secretary
By Mariela Rosario | 11/24/2008 - 11:56

President Elect Barack Obama is expected to name New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (D) as Secretary of Commerce. Richardson will be joining John Podesta (Co-Chair of the Transition team), Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel (Chief of Staff) and Eric Holder (Attorney General) as the latest Clinton administration vet to be added to Obama's roster.


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Latinos and the Fight for Gay Rights
By Mariela Rosario | 11/11/2008 - 15:30


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Marcello Lucero, 37 Year Old Ecuadorean Man, Victim of Hate Crime in Long Island, NY
By Mariela Rosario | 11/10/2008 - 17:09

Although it may seem as though we have made significant strides in this country with regards to race relations, the murder of Marcello Lucero serves as a stark reminder of how far we have yet to go.

Lucero, a 37 year old man of Ecuadorean descent was just walking down the street with a friend in Patchogue, LI late Saturday night when a group of seven teenage thugs attacked them without provocation.


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Peru to Sue Yale over Stolen Incan Artifacts
By Mariela Rosario | 11/10/2008 - 15:22

Nearly two years after it first demanded that Yale University return thousands of artifacts from Machu Picchu excavated by Hiram Bingham in 1911, the Justice Ministry of Peru has approved plans to press ahead with the government's charges against the Ivy-league school. Bingham's discovery helped to drum up international interest in Peru and incited a steady stream of tourism to the site that has yet to let up.


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Latin American Leaders Congratulate Obama, Look Forward to New Era of Engagement with the USA
By Mariela Rosario | 11/07/2008 - 18:04

Although they were promised a new era of engagement by President Bush back in 2000, many Latin American leaders are looking to the election of Barack Obama with the hope that this promise becomes a reality. As we all know, the Bush administration was unable to keep this promise to the regions leaders due to the attention and resources it has committed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.


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