5 Things You May Not Know About Puerto Rico
5 Things You May Not Know About Puerto Rico
By Mariela Rosario | 06/13/2011 - 12:45

In honor of President Obama's pending visit to Puerto Rico (the first by a sitting president in 50 years!) and the National Puerto Rican Day parade that just rocked New York City, we wanted to share five cool facts you may not know about the small, but influential, Caribbean nation:


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A Latina Named Political Director of Obama's Reelection Campaign!
By Mariela Rosario | 06/09/2011 - 14:49

President Obama has appointed Katherine Archuleta as the Political Director of his 2012 reelection campaign, dubbed Obama for America. She is the first Latina to ever hold this position for a major presidential campaign.


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Obama Cracks Down On Companies That Employ Illegal Immigrants
Obama Cracks Down On Companies That Employ Illegal Immigrants
By Amaris Castillo | 05/31/2011 - 17:43

During the Obama administrations recent crackdown on the hiring of illegal immigrants, increasingly tough criminal charges have been pressed against employers who hire illegal immgrants while less emphasis has been placed on criminal arrests of the workers themselves reports The New York Times.  The long-running investigations of employers have resulted in a combination of exponentially increased jail sentences and fines, convictions, and indict


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President Obama Appoints Hispanic Education Commission
By Irasema Romero | 05/27/2011 - 11:19

President Barack Obama has gathered a group of 15 Hispanic education and business leaders to help close the education gap that exists among Hispanics—only 50% of Latinos graduate from high school.

He announced Thursday the selection of the Hispanic Education Commission that includes Univision Networks president Cesar Conde and Francisco G. Cigarroa, chancellor of The University of Texas (UT) System.


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EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Luis Gutierrez "I Will Fight Like Hell for the DREAM Act"
EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Luis Gutierrez "I Will Fight Like Hell for the DREAM Act"
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/12/2011 - 12:09

Chicago Rep. Luis Gutierrez may be happy to see the DREAM Act back before Congress but he says President Obama is still not doing enough to help undocumented students stay in the country—though he has the power to do so.


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EXCLUSIVE: Emilio Estefan on the Future of the National Museum of the American Latino
By Angie Romero | 05/04/2011 - 18:29

It’s a dream for every Latino in this country, and now it’s that much closer to becoming a reality!


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The White House on Winning the Future with Latinos
The White House Shares Plan to Win the Future with Latinos
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/03/2011 - 14:30

Following up on a White House meeting about the vital role of U.S. Latinos in America’s future that included celebrities like Eva Longoria, Gloria and Emilio Estefan and Rosario Dawson last week, the White House on Monday announced a series of nationwide community conversations on the topic and announced a new web page dedicated to Latino issues and initiatives: whitehouse.gov/Hispanic.


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President Obama Fiscal Policy Address
What You Need to Know About the 2012 Proposed Fiscal Budget
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 04/15/2011 - 00:20

With cuts to health care programs and education grants and changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food program, the federal 2012 budget proposed by House Republicans would be devastating for Latino families, said officials at the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda on Thursday.


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We Heard You President Obama! A Guide to Educational Resources for Latino Families
We Heard You President Obama! A Guide to Educational Resources for Latino Families
By Erika Ramirez | 03/29/2011 - 22:03

Something that resonated loud and clear to us from President Obama’s appearance on last night’s Univision town hall broadcast on Latino education was that if we don’t improve education, specifically for Latinos, then “we won’t succeed as a nation.”


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How You Can Help Stop Latinos from Being Bullied In School
By Latina Staff | 03/09/2011 - 14:51

As Latina contributor Franziska Castillo reported in the March 2011 issue of Latina, while bullying cuts across all social and ethnic groups, some recent studies show a disturbing trend: Our niñas and niños are currently among the most bullied students.


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