Obama tells Piolín: "There is no place in the country where the Latino vote doesn't matter"
By Mariela Rosario | 10/25/2010 - 13:15

President Barack Obama's interview with Eddie "Piolín" Sotelo just aired on the radio host's number one rated show, Piolín por la Mañana, and Sotelo made it immediately apparent what he would be grilling the president about.


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President Obama Visits "Piolin por la Mañana"
By Mariela Rosario | 10/23/2010 - 09:00

President Barack Obama is continuing his bid to win the hearts and minds of Latino voters ahead of the 2010 midterm elections on November 2nd. As reported by Fox News Latino, Obama talked with legendary radio host Eddie Piolín Sotelo this week for his nationally broadcast morning show Piolín por la Mañana.


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Obama Reaches Out to Latinos
By Stacey Rivera | 10/22/2010 - 12:04

As part of a $1 million campaign by the Democratic National Committee aimed at getting out the Latino vote, President Obama is in a new TV ad asking for help “defending what we started.”

The ads will run nationally on Univision, with Obama speaking in English while the narrator speaks Spanish.

WATCH:


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Hispanic Education Initiative
What the White House Hispanic Education Initiative Means for Us
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 10/19/2010 - 17:30

On Tuesday afternoon, President Obama signed an executive order renewing a major initiative to help combat the massive education gap that plagues the Latino community. For Obama, who has been criticized for not paying enough attention to Hispanic high-school and college drop-out rates, it couldn’t come at a better time. Democrats are facing tough mid-term congressional elections and a recent study found that many Latinos, who name education at the top of their concerns and may be disillusioned with the president’s lack of action on the matter, won’t be going to the polls.


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LIVE STREAM: President Obama Signs White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
By Mariela Rosario | 10/19/2010 - 13:15

President Obama will sign an Executive Order into law today at 1:50PM that will renew the administration's commitment to education for Latinos. The signing of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics follows a week-long National Education Summit and Call to Action hosted by the U.S. Department of Education which gathered community leaders from around the United States to discuss issues ranging from early childhood care to higher education.

Watch the Live Stream below:


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Is Shakira the New Bono?
Is Shakira the New Bono?
By Mariela Rosario | 10/18/2010 - 17:45

It's no secret that Shakira is a huge philanthropist. She has her own foundation Pies Descalzos, founded in 1995.


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$60 Million Awarded to Schools with Large Hispanic Populations
$60 Million Awarded to Schools with Large Hispanic Populations
By Mariela Rosario | 10/04/2010 - 10:30

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently announced 99 new grants totaling $60.1 million awarded to colleges that enroll a high percentage of Latino students. "We can meet President Obama's goal of having the highest college graduation rate in the world by 2020 only if we dramatically boost college completion rates among students of all races, ethnicities and income levels," Duncan said.


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Obama Fails the Education Test... By Ignoring Latinos
Latina View: Obama Fails the Education Test... By Ignoring Latinos
By Galina Espinoza | 10/01/2010 - 10:04

All I kept thinking this week every time I heard the phrase “Education Nation” bandied about was: What nation are they talking about?


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Senator Menendez Hopeful about New Immigration Reform Bill
Senator Menendez Hopeful about New Immigration Reform Bill
By Mariela Rosario | 10/01/2010 - 09:22

Senator Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) introduced a new immigration reform bill that has many supporters hopeful to see a change within the system sooner rather than later. The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010 was filed just as Congress prepares to break until after the November 2 elections.


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CHCI Gala
Obama Promises Support for the DREAM Act
By Mariela Rosario | 09/16/2010 - 15:30

Last night at the Congressional Hispanic Institute Awards gala, President Barack Obama addressed the gathered crowd of Latino community leaders, celebrities and politicians and pledged to support the DREAM act:


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