By Sugey Palomares | 03/31/2013 - 10:51
At a time when the Republican Party is trying to gain more support from Latino voters, Alaska Republican Representative Don Young is facing major controversy after referring to Latinos as 'wetbacks' in a recent press conference.
While talking to a crowd about how technology has created job loss in the U.S., Young expressed, "I used to own – my father had a ranch,” he said. “We used to hire 50 to 60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes. You know it takes two people to pick the same tomatoes now. It’s all done by machine."
By Sugey Palomares | 03/26/2013 - 17:21
As the Supreme Court reviews arguments today related to California’s Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage, the Latino public opinion on the issue is divided.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/26/2013 - 10:23
The Senate is feeling the heat from President Obama in regards to immigration reform. During a naturalization ceremony for 28 new citizens at the White House on Monday, Obama declared that he wants to see the passage of a bill that will fix the immigration system "as soon as possible.”
By Viviana Hurtado | 03/21/2013 - 10:00
Yoani Sánchez’s visit to the nation’s capital started off with a tweet. While reading my Twitter, I found out that the Cuban dissident blogger who writes Generación Y blog is touring the U.S., visiting New York City, Washington, DC, and Miami, as part of a three month world tour.
Excited to hear Sánchez speak and write about it for my Latina readers, I tweeted:
By Sugey Palomares | 03/18/2013 - 15:35
This morning, President Obama nominated Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez to succeed Hilda Solis' post as head of the Labor Department. Throughout his career as a civil rights lawyer, he has fought hard for working class families and vowed to continue on that path if confirmed. Perez would also become the first Dominican-American to ever be appointed to a cabinet-level position in the U.S. Now that's making history! Here are 5 other facts you should know about him.
By Kamren Curiel | 03/06/2013 - 12:41
Hollywood heavyweights Sean Penn and Oliver Stone both released statements following the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday. Penn was a longtime supporter of the late president who lost his fight with an undisclosed type of pelvic cancer at 58.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/05/2013 - 18:45
Whether you saw him as a political savior or socialist tyrant, Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez lived up to his reputation of being a fighter. Diagnosed with cancer in 2011, the 58-year-old leader was dedicated to beating cancer and completing his new six-year term. As we honor the legacy and history he left behind, we take a look back at Chávez’s declining health throughout recent years.
By Viviana Hurtado | 03/05/2013 - 16:47
I’m trying to figure out how to explain the impact of sequestration to my Latina readers. These are the automatic cuts divided evenly between defense and domestic spending, totally $1.2 trillion dollars over ten years that kicked in last week when Congress and The White House couldn’t come to an agreement on the federal budget deficit.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/05/2013 - 15:52
Dance break! Michelle Obama recently joined Univision's Bárbara Bermundo as they swayed their hips to Pitbull's "Echa Pa' Lla” for a news segment on the First Lady’s ‘Let’s Move’ campaign. The national program helps fight childhood obesity and educates families on how to live healthier lifestyles.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/05/2013 - 10:35
Jeb Bush may be trying to become a major player in the national debate about immigration.