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.


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Obama Admin Considers Further Lift on Travel Bans to Cuba
Obama Admin Discusses Further Lift on Travel Bans to Cuba
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.

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Is President Obama Losing the Faith of Latinos
Is President Obama Losing the Faith of Latinos?
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.

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President Obama and Gov. Jan Brewer Meet in Washington D.C.
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.

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Rick Bayless to Prepare Modern Mexican Feast for White House State Dinner
By Mariela Rosario | 05/19/2010 - 17:00

Yes, we have the menu! Renowned Chicago Chef Rick Bayless has been tapped by the First family to prepare the meal for the administration's second official state dinner. The White House will host Mexican President Felipe Calderon and first lady Margarita Zavala, so Chef Bayless, known for his superb Mexican dishes and a favorite of the Obamas, was a logical choice.

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Joe Wilson Heckles President Obama Over Health Coverage for Illegal Immigrants
By Mariela Rosario | 09/10/2009 - 16:11

If you watched President Obama's eloquent address to the joint Congress last night, there is no doubt one moment that sticks in your mind, and unfortunately it probably has nothing to do with health care. Rather, it was most likely Rep. Joe Wilson's (R-NC) inappropriate outburst in the middle of the president's speech that made an impression.

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Sonia Sotomayor's First Day on the Job
By Mariela Rosario | 09/08/2009 - 17:30

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was surrounded by a small group of close friends and family at her investiture ceremony today in which the court formally welcomes its newest member. Former Latina Editor-in-Chief Sandra Guzman was there and gave us the inside scoop on what went down behind closed doors.

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Latina Magazine Founder Christy Haubegger Appointed to Presidential Committee Role
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 06/25/2009 - 15:25

We are so proud to announce that Latina founder Christy Haubegger has been tapped by President Obama for the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. 28 distinguished citizens “representing a broad range of backgrounds, interests, and professions are responsible for recommending a group of exceptional men and women to the President for selection as White House Fellows,” according to the official White House announcement.

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First Guantanamo Detainee Arrives in New York City
By Mariela Rosario | 06/09/2009 - 09:55

Tanzanian prisoner Ahmed Ghailani was transferred today from the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, NY to face charges for his role in the 1998 bombings of embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. 

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Cartoonist Depicts Judge Sotomayor Strung Up Like a Piñata
By Mariela Rosario | 06/05/2009 - 09:30

An editorial cartoon that ran this week in The Oklahoman newspaper is generating controversy over what some Latino and women's groups are calling a racist and damaging depiction of Judge Sonia Sotomayor. In the drawing, Sotomayor is strung up like a piñata while a line of elephants (representing Republicans) wait to take a swing. President Obama is standing nearby asking, "Now who wants to be first?"

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