By Sandra Guzman | 08/30/2013 - 10:45
Note: As part of Latina’s commitment to exploring issues that matter to you, today we start a series on one of the most important political races going on now: the mayoral race in the biggest city in the country, New York, whose Latinos number 2.4 million out of nearly 8.3 million total residents—a quarter of the Big Apple’s electorate. One out of every five voters heading to the voting booth is expected to be one of us.
By Fox News Latino | 07/19/2013 - 10:36
Despite strong opposition from Republicans, former Department of Justice official Thomas Perez became the Labor Secretary – and the only Latino currently serving in President Barack Obama’s cabinet.
Dominican-Americans expressed pride over the first one from their community serving in a cabinet-level post.
By Fox News Latino | 07/12/2013 - 15:41
Despite his lyrics, Jay-Z won’t be “smoking Cubanos with Castro in cabanas” anytime soon if the House of Representatives has any say in it.
In the wake of Jay-Z and Beyonce’s trip to Cuba earlier this year, Republicans in the House Appropriations Committee helped pass earlier this week a spending bill with a provision that seeks to further tighten travel restrictions to the communist island.
By Amaris Castillo | 07/01/2013 - 13:34
Phyllis Schlafly dropped a few interesting comments about Latinos and her thoughts on their relationship (or lack thereof) to the Republican Party.
In a recent phone interview with the Clay and Marty Show, the 88-year-old conservative activist said Latinos don’t understand core principles of U.S. government philosophy.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/19/2013 - 17:57
Word on the street (or rather word from financial analysts) is changes to immigration law could cut billions from the federal deficit over the next two decades.
By Fox News Latino | 06/19/2013 - 04:53
As they go into the homestretch of Massachusetts’ special U.S. Senate election on June 25, Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Edward Markey are fighting it out in Español.
Gomez, a private equity investor whose parents are Colombian immigrants, released a new radio ad in Spanish Tuesday on Spanish-language radio stations across the state. The campaign will follow that with Spanish-language print ads and campaign stops in Latino neighborhoods.
By Amaris Castillo | 06/17/2013 - 09:36
Jeb Bush was trending on social media late last week after saying that “immigrants are more fertile,” Fox News Latino reports.
The comment made by the former Florida governor stemmed from a meeting of religious conservatives on Friday, during which Bush spoke about the importance of immigrants to the U.S. economy.
By Amaris Castillo | 06/03/2013 - 12:01
So, comprehensive immigration reform will be passed by this Independence Day? According to one member of the “Gang of Eight,” yes.
On Sunday, Sen. Chuck Schumer said he anticipates as many as 70 of the 100 senators will vote for the measure, which will make its way to the full Senate in a week, according to Fox News Latino.
By Amaris Castillo | 06/01/2013 - 10:00
Who knew the mayor of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro was so fiesty? Eduardo Paes was all over the news this week after punching a constituent in the face. The cause for his aggressive move? He was called the Portuguese equivalent of “excrement” in a dispute before shocked diners at a restaurant. Though Paes issued a written apology after the episode, the world won’t soon forget.
By Kamren Curiel | 05/31/2013 - 13:33
When the topic of immigration reform and health care comes up, immigrants are oftentimes expected to be a drain on federal programs. But a new study published Wednesday in the journal Health Affairs is debunking that myth.
Conducted by Harvard University, the study revealed immigrants contributed $115 billion more to Medicare than they drew out between 2002 and 2009.