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Sonia Sotomayor Schools Senators (and Us)
By Mariela Rosario | 07/17/2009 - 12:45

As I said before, I still don't feel as though I've learned many new things about Sonia Sotomayor this week, even though her Senate confirmation hearings just ended. I have, however, learned more about the law and our constitution and that is all thanks to Sotomayor's measured, thoughtful and yes, "wise" responses to the questions posed by the Senate Judiciary Committee.


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Bruno Makes Fun of Salma Hayek
By Christine Estevez | 07/16/2009 - 17:33

Bruno’s at it again. This time the Austrian fashionista’s target is the sensuous Salma Hayek. While going to the spa for a quick wax job he makes a few jokes at the expense of Mexicans, Miss Hayek in particular. Bruno says his first choice spa was the place where the sultry mexicana “gets her hairy ass done.” He then makes a joke about the spa workers making a coat of her discarded body hair.


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David Arquette: "Some Latinas Are Just Nuts"
By Mariela Rosario | 07/16/2009 - 13:50

What does an ignorant racist look like? Apparently, just like David Arquette. He joined the hosts of "Fox & Friends" yesterday to talk about Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court, and this is what he had to say: "I think Latina women are, I mean, it depends on the woman, but I think they are very ... They have great judgment, but there are some that are just nuts. I'm just saying." And how did he become an expert in all things Latina? Because he lives in L.A., duh. Get it? 'Cause there are a bunch of Mexicans there.


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Supreme Court Reverses Sonia Sotomayor's Ruling in Discrimination Case
By Mariela Rosario | 06/30/2009 - 17:00

The Supreme Court has reversed one of Judge Sonia Sotomayor's most controversial rulings involving white firefighters who sued the city of New Haven, Conn., for "reverse discrimination."


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Rush Limbaugh Continues Racist Tirade Against Judge Sotomayor
By Anabell Romero | 06/18/2009 - 16:10

During his radio show this week, Rush Limbaugh once again attacked Judge Sonia Sotomayor. This time he lashed out at her for being a member of the Belizean Grove, a private organization of female professionals, saying, "I think I'm going to send Sotomayor and her club a bunch of vacuum cleaners to help them clean up after their meetings." Get it? He's saying all Latinas are maids and cleaning ladies. Hysterical, right?


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Teens Convicted of Murdering Luis Ramirez Sentenced to 7 Months in Jail
By Mariela Rosario | 06/18/2009 - 09:45

Brandon Piekarsky, 17, and Derrick Donchak, 19, received 7- to 23-month sentences for their roles in the brutal murder of 25-year-old Mexican immigrant Luis Ramirez. It is a case that has galvanized the community of Shenandoah, Penn., creating a hotbed of racial tension in a blue-collar town. An all-white jury convicted the two teens of misdemeanor simple assault.


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Minutemen Accused of Murdering Latino Family
By Mariela Rosario | 06/16/2009 - 09:45

Shawna Forde, 41, Jason Eugene Bush, 34, and Albert Robert Gaxiola, 42, have been accused by police for a home invasion attack on May 30th in the border town of Arivaca, AZ which left Raul Junior Flores, 29, and his 9-year-old daughter, Brisenia, shot dead.


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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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Michelle Obama Steps Up to Bat for Sonia Sotomayor
By Mariela Rosario | 06/04/2009 - 12:25

Michelle Obama used a public speaking engagement at a high school graduation as an opportunity to support Judge Sonia Sotomayor, her hubby's pick to replace Justice David Souter—who recently announced that he'd be stepping down from his position on the Supreme Court. 


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Violent Protests Rock Dominican-Haitian Border
By Mariela Rosario | 06/02/2009 - 09:40


Violent protests disrupted the Dominican-Haitian border
recently after authorities destroyed fruits and vegetables they were growing on protected land. This border area conflict is just the latest in a string of incidents that has heightened tension on the island of Hispaniola.


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