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Lin-Manuel Miranda Performs at First White House Poetry Slam
By Mariela Rosario | 05/13/2009 - 17:00

Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of the 2008 Tony award-winning musical In the Heights, was on hand last night as President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted the first ever Poetry Slam to be held at the White House.


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Doubts Raised About Appointing Sotomayor to Supreme Court Seat
By Mariela Rosario | 05/13/2009 - 14:15

The appointment of Sonia Sotomayor to a Supreme Court seat seems to have hit some speed bumps in recent days. Although President Obama has a historic opportunity to appoint the first Hispanic judge in the court's history, it is unclear whether or not he will embrace it.


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Latin America Looks to Redefine Relationship with United States at Summit of the Americas
By Mariela Rosario | 04/17/2009 - 17:20

President Barack Obama is going to have a lot on his plate at the fifth Summit of the America's, kicking off today in the small island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. Although circumstances have drastically changed since the last Summit four years ago when President Bush was met with violent protests and the ire of President Hugo Chavez in Argentina, Latin American leaders are hoping that an even more dramatic shift will occur in relations between the United States and the region, which has been largely ignored by US politicians since the start of the Iraq war.


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