By Mariela Rosario | 03/17/2011 - 16:00
Despite many assumptions that President Barack Obama would cancel his Latin American tour after the terrible earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan last week, the White House recently announced his intentions to move forward with the trip. “Every day you’re president there’s a world event somewhere. The American people understand and expect their president can walk and chew gum at the same time,” said White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer.
By Amaris Castillo | 03/09/2011 - 14:30
U.S. citizens looking to visit Cuba now have more options of departure locations after eight new airports were given permission to schedule flights to and from the island nation.
By Fox News Latino | 03/04/2011 - 12:07
The Week in Latino news starts off with a much-talked about summit between President Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderón.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 02/08/2011 - 08:30
Today at 1:30 p.m. President Obama will place the Medal of Freedom on civil rights and education activist Sylvia Mendez for her work as a Latino education activist. We spoke to the Washington, DC–bound Mendez as she prepared to leave her home in Santa Ana, California, where 64 years ago her parents lead the landmark school desegregation case Mendez v. Westminster that paved the way for the integration of California schools, and later, schools nationwide.
By Irasema Romero | 01/28/2011 - 15:00
The latest push on immigration reform by the newly Republican-controlled House of Representatives is to reinstate workplace raids, reports The Los Angeles Times. The strategy—followed by the Bush administration, but abandoned by President Barack Obama—would undoubtedly lead to the increased deportation of immigrants without offering a path to legal status.
By Mariela Rosario | 01/26/2011 - 08:00
During President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, he repeated his call to pass comprehensive immigration reform, but seemed to admit that he understood it would be a very hard battle in Congress.
"I know that debate will be difficult and take time, but tonight, let's agree to make that effort," Obama urged. The president also said he was "prepared to work with Republicans and Democrats to protect our borders, enforce our laws and address the millions of undocumented workers who are now living in the shadows."
By Mariela Rosario | 01/25/2011 - 09:30
When President Obama stands in front of the nation tonight for the State of the Union address, two Latinos will be seated right next to him in Michelle Obama's guest box.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/24/2011 - 17:00
Latinos and other communities of color—hit harder in the recession and recovering much slower than whites—have a deeper economic hole to climb out of and the government should target them specifically with quality jobs, according to a report released by the Center for American Progress on the eve of President Barack Obama’s state of the union address on Tuesday.
By Galina Espinoza | 01/20/2011 - 15:45
When President Obama takes to the podium next week and delivers his annual State of the Union address, he will be trying to rally a country that, politically, needs Latinos more than ever before.
According to an analysis of 2010 U.S. Census data conducted earlier this month by the Pew Hispanic Center, a record 20.1 million of the 48.4 million Hispanics in this country are now eligible to vote. And our numbers are growing faster in the states (such as Florida and Nevada) that, based on the Census, will be getting additional seats in Congress.