By Fox News Latino | 10/11/2013 - 11:58
A temporary increase in food stamps expires Oct. 31, meaning for millions of Americans the benefits that help put food on the table won't stretch as far as they have for the past four years.
Food stamps — actually the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — go to 47 million Americans a month, almost half of them children and teenagers.
"Every week is a struggle as it is," said Heidi Leno, 43, who lives in Concord with her husband, 9-year-old daughter and twin 5-year-olds. "We hate living paycheck to paycheck and you have to decide what gets paid."
By Cristina Arreola | 10/11/2013 - 10:26
The Norwegian Nobel Committee turned international attention back to Syria on Friday when it awarded the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize to chemical weapons watchdog, The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
According to The Huffington Post, the prize was given to the organizaton for "its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons."
By Cristina Arreola | 10/09/2013 - 14:05
David Alvarez, a first-term San Diego Councilman, is trying to shake things up in Southern California.
The son of Mexican immigrants, Alvarez hopes to replace former Mayor Bob Filner, who resigned on Aug. 30 amid a sexual harassment scandal.
By Cristina Arreola | 10/07/2013 - 09:34
Argentina’s president, Cristina Fernandez, will be forced to take a month off of work because of a subdural hematoma on her brain. The injury will prevent Fernandez from campaigning for congressional midterm elections.
By Fox News Latino | 10/02/2013 - 16:57
From informational websites to national parks to processing veterans' claims, the political stare-down on Capitol Hill shows no signs of easing, leaving federal government functions in limbo from coast to coast. Lawmakers in both parties ominously suggested the partial shutdown might last for weeks.
By Cristina Arreola | 09/26/2013 - 11:34
Dolores Huerta, who has dedicated more than 40 years of her life to defending the human rights of Hispanic workers , still believes that Latinos in the United States have a “long road” to travel to reach equality in government, politics, and everyday life.
By Cristina Arreola | 09/16/2013 - 12:43
Cubanos, great news! Soon you may be able to mail letters back-and-forth between the U.S. and Cuba.
The United States and Cuba sat down on Monday in Havana to discuss re-establishing direct mail services between the two countries after a 50-year-ban. The two countries plan to discuss letter services, not packages or express mail, a source told Reuters.
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.