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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Time is Now Immigration Rally in Washington, DC
March on Washington: “What Comprehensive Immigration Reform Means to Me” (VIDEO)
By Viviana Hurtado | 04/11/2013 - 13:12

In 2006 while a local television reporter in Providence, Rhode Island, I covered the immigration reform rally, one of many held throughout the country. Many in politics and the media marveled that Latinos had come out in big numbers. Fast forward seven years to this week’s “All in for Citizenship” rally in Washington, DC (with important sister rallies held in other cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta).


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Marco Rubio speaks during the 2012 Republican National Convention
5 Latino Politicians Who Have Supported Strict Immigration Reform
By Sugey Palomares | 04/09/2013 - 13:29

Conservatives aren’t backing down from the immigration debate. As lawmakers from Washington return from a two-week recess, the next few weeks will be crucial in the development of an immigration reform bill, which will affected millions of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. Learn what these Republican Latino politicians stand for and let us know if you agree.


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Obama Budget Cuts: Were Latinos Wrong to Vote for The President?
Obama Budget Cuts: Were Latinos Wrong to Vote for The President?
By Sugey Palomares | 04/08/2013 - 15:11

Congress is back from recess today and looking closely at President Barack Obama’s second term agenda, including his proposed budget cuts. In a previous appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press, Obama stated that his top priorities were developing immigration reform and creating harsher gun laws.


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Fidel Castro Calls North Korea the Biggest Nuclear Threat
Fidel Castro Calls North Korea the Biggest Nuclear Threat Since Cuba's Missile Crisis
By Sugey Palomares | 04/05/2013 - 14:21

As tensions rise concerning North Korean threats to attack the U.S. using nuclear force, Fidel Castro recently shared his concern over the current crisis and urged American politicians to avoid confrontation with the communist country’s leader Kim Jong Un.


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