By Mariela Rosario | 01/13/2011 - 08:30
At the memorial last night for the shooting victims and survivors of the horrific shooting in Tucson, the intern credited with saving the life of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Daniel Hernandez, earned a standing ovation for his passionate speech. Telling the crowd that he must "humbly reject the title of hero," a clearly overwhelmed and emotional Hernandez gave a short but touching speech about reserving that title for public servants and those who have dedicated their lives to helping others.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/19/2010 - 15:22
Some Latino Republicans are planning on crossing the aisle in order to support a vote on the DREAM act that Sen. Harry Reid, President Obama and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus want to push through during the lame-duck congress.
Republican U.S. Reps. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (FL) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL) called upon House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to bring the DREAM Act to a vote. Republican congressman-elect David Rivera of Miami has also demonstrated support for the DREAM act.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 11/18/2010 - 15:45
The hundreds of undocumented students have held marches and sit-ins nationwide to pressure congress to pass the DREAM Act may be getting their wish—if President Obama and three high-profile Latino politicians have anything to say about it.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/18/2010 - 10:11
Sylvia Mendez learned about discrimination at a very young age. When she was just eight years old, her parents attempted to enroll her in a local all-White school, but were refused and told to take their daughter to the all-Mexican school in their California community. Her parents refused, especially when they witnessed the abundance of resources at the all-White school.
By Stacey Rivera | 11/02/2010 - 08:44
After months of politicians courting our vote, and in some cases urging us not to vote, Election Day is finally here. While the outcome of the elections is unclear, what is clear is that these elections will be more influenced by Latinos than ever before. Still unsure who to vote for, or even if you are voting today? Read our election coverage here.
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.
By Elayne Fluker | 08/19/2010 - 16:00
The Obama administration is planning to further ease restrictions on travel to Cuba, which has been subjected to US sanctions since John F. Kennedy's presidency. According to recent reports, the announcement could come as early as next week, but no final decision has been made yet.
By Elayne Fluker | 08/12/2010 - 08:00
Heavyweights who cover politics in Latin media are weighing in with discontent on President Obama's failure to propose important immigration legislation as he advocated during his campaign. And the sense is that the president is, as a result, losing support within the Latino community. Univision’s Jorge Ramos, an anchor on the Spanish-language television network, told politico.com that Pres. Obama broke his promise to produce an immigration reform bill within a year of taking office.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/04/2010 - 16:43
President Obama met with Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona today to discuss immigration and border security. While Obama and Brewer are in sharp disagreement with regards to the immigration bill (SB 1070) she recently signed into law, the Gov. indicated that their meeting was cordial.