Eduardo Paes
The Worst Politically-Related Fights in Latin America
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.


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Female Doctor at Hospital
Study Says Immigrants Put Billions Into Medicare
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.


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Nicolas Maduro
Venezuela's President Says CNN is Out to Get Him
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.


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State-Run Computer Center in Havana, Cuba
Cuba to Offer Internet Access in More Than 100 Public Locations
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.


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10 Things You Never Knew About Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez
10 Things You Never Knew About Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez
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.


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Katherine Archuleta to Become First Latina to Head the White House's OPM
Katherine Archuleta to Become First Latina to Head the White House's OPM
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.


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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett
Pennsylvania Governor Says He Can't "Find" Any Latinos to Put On Staff
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.


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Cuba Lifts Ban on Appliances that Consume Too Much Energy
Cuba Lifts Ban on Appliances that Consume Too Much Energy
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.


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Senate Panel Approves Immigration Bill - What's Next?
Senate Panel Approves Immigration Bill
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!”


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Commentary: Marco Rubio Is On The Wrong Side Of Immigration Reform
Commentary: Marco Rubio Is On The Wrong Side Of Immigration Reform
By Irina Gonzalez | 05/19/2013 - 15:00

Marco Rubio is not exactly known for a progressive stance on social issues in our country. In fact, I would say that it’s pretty fair to say that he is the opposite of a liberal thinker. 


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