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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Transgender Man Becomes First to Give Birth in Chile
Transgender Man Becomes First in Chile to Give Birth
By Kamren Curiel | 04/25/2013 - 12:36

A Chilean transgender man is making headlines after being the first recorded male in Chile's history to give birth. Known as "Matias," he represents a rare instance in which a transgender man in Chile was able to keep his female genitalia, though he is legally male.

“We know that our case is a milestone, a precedent,” said Matías, who chose to keep his identity secret while talking to Chilean television station Mega about his pregnancy. “Along the way we discovered legal loopholes... but the entire thing has been so normal.”


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Immigration Reform: Senators Reveal New Plan That Includes Path To Citizenship
Immigration Bill: Senators Reveal New Plan That Includes Path to Citizenship
By Sugey Palomares | 04/16/2013 - 16:08

After intense rounds of negotiations, eight bipartisan senators, including Marco Rubio, introduced an immigration bill that aims to fix the broken immigration system and find a lawful solution for an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. The proposed bill also plans on changing the wave of future immigration with the goal of welcoming immigrants based on their skill sets and assets.


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Nicholas Maduro during the closing rally of his campaign in Caracas
Hugo Chavez's Heir Nicolas Maduro Wins Venezuela Presidency
By Amaris Castillo | 04/15/2013 - 10:02

The election of Hugo Chavez’s successor on Sunday has sparked a demand for a recount by his rival. Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela’s presidential election on Sunday by a very narrow margin (234,935 votes to be exact) and according to electoral officials, he earned just 50.7 percent of the votes compared to 49.1 percent for Henrique Capriles.


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