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.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/29/2013 - 12:24
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, 50, is shouting out CNN and not in a good way. The former vice president, who became the interim president after Hugo Chavez passed away, believes the news network is trying to form a coup against his government.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/29/2013 - 11:33
We may take the Internet for granted, but Web access has been a luxury in Cuba. Although home Web services will remain largely restricted, Cubans will soon be able to use the Internet at more than 100 public computer labs across the island. On Tuesday, Cuban authorities confirmed that the new measure would begin on June 4th.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/28/2013 - 17:07
On Sunday, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the government she and her late husband Nestor Kirchner started in 2003. In honor of Argentina's first elected female president, here are some fun facts you may not know about the powerful leader.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/24/2013 - 11:41
President Barack Obama announced that he plans on nominating Katherine Archuleta as the Director of the Office of Personnel Management. If confirmed, the Colorado-native will be the first Latina to head this agency. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is in charge of managing the civil service of the federal government.
By Amaris Castillo | 05/23/2013 - 11:48
Where are the Latinos in Pennsylvania? The state's Governor Tom Corbett (R) can’t seem to find any.
“We do not have any staff members in there. If you can find us one, please let me know," the elected official said during a roundtable discussion hosted by Spanish-language newspaper Al Dia News in Philadelphia, when asked if he had Latinos on his staff.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/22/2013 - 12:05
Cuba is now allowing individual imports of appliances, lifting a ban imposed in 2005 after a wave of energy shortages and blackouts, reports the AP. As a result, Cubans are now able to bring up to two appliances per person into the island for noncommercial use. The list of approved items now include air conditioners with a capacity of less than 1 ton, microwaves under 2,000 watts and ovens that consume less than 1,500 watts.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/22/2013 - 10:32
By a vote of 13-5, the Senate panel approved the bipartisan immigration bill on Tuesday that would offer 11 million undocumented immigrants a 13-year path to citizenship. The crowd in the room cheered when the final vote count was read, and chanted, “Yes we can!” and “Si se puede!”