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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Luis Gutierrez speaks at the Democratic National Convention
Bipartisan House Lawmakers Reach Deal on Immigration Bill
By Sugey Palomares | 05/17/2013 - 12:19

The overhaul of U.S. immigration laws finally seems to be making slow progress. A bipartisan group of House lawmakers, made up of eight Democratic and Republican leaders, reached a deal for an immigration bill on Thursday, which will be introduced in June, reports Reuters.


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Ana Reyes
After Voting Rights Debate, First Latina EVER is Elected to City Council Seat
By Samantha Leal | 05/16/2013 - 10:35

In a state where almost 40 percent of the population is Latino, you'd think an all-white city government would be a thing of the past. But Ana Reyes just made history in Farmers Branch, Texas, where she became the first Latino ever to be elected to a City Council seat, reports Fox News Latino. 


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Same Sex Marriage in Latin America
Latin American Countries & Their Stance on Same-Sex Marriage Trumps The U.S.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/15/2013 - 11:22

The movement for same-sex marriage in the U.S. took a promising turn after President Obama’s endorsement earlier this year (the first sitting President to do so), but petitions have also flooded in by state opponents who prefer for the institution of marriage to only include heterosexual unions.

Despite their protests, gay rights continue to become questioned and challenged nationwide.


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Pregnant Teen
Plan B Is the Safest Drug Out. Why Shouldn't It Be Over-the-Counter?
By Kamren Curiel | 05/02/2013 - 12:41

The Plan B debate continues after the Food and Drug Administration approved over-the-counter sales of the emergency contraceptive for women 15 and older on Tuesday, sparking beef on both sides of the issue.


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Puerto Rican Teen Forced to Stand for Pledge of Allegiance
Puerto Rican Teen Forced to Stand for Pledge of Allegiance
By Kamren Curiel | 04/25/2013 - 12:50

Enidris Siurano Rodriguez is not afraid to stand up, or in this case sit, for her rights. The 15-year-old Maryland honor student and gifted violinist has not stood for the pledge of allegiance since the 7th grade because of what she believes is an unjust political situation in her native Puerto Rico. Her bravery has caught the attention of Ricky Martin and Calle 13's Residente, who've both Tweeted their support for the outspoken student.


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