Jose Feliciano Responds to "Illegals in My Yard" Parody of "Feliz Navidad"
By Mariela Rosario | 12/23/2009 - 12:32

José Feliciano recently released a statement condemning the hateful parody of his seminal Christmas classic "Feliz Navidad." As we reported last week, his famous holiday tune was covered by a right-wing radio show recently. You can read the lyrics and hear the song here.

Here's what Feliciano had to say about it:


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Listen: "Illegals in My Yard" Parody of Jose Feliciano's "Feliz Navidad"
By Mariela Rosario | 12/16/2009 - 15:24

Right-wing conservative website Humanevents.com recently posted an incredibly vile, nasty and racist parody of the Jose Feliciano song, "Feliz Navidad." It took us a few attempts before we could even get through the whole ditty—written by Matt Fox and AJ Rice, producers for Talk Radio Network—without wanting to punch something.


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Does Chad Ochocinco Want to be Latino?
By Mariela Rosario | 12/09/2009 - 13:03

We've been following the antics of Cincinnati Bengals sensation Chad Ochocinco ever since he changed his last name to "Ochocinco" before the 2008 football season began. As one of the most popular players in the NFL, we were just confused as to why he decided to change his last name at all. It's just weird.


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Video: Sofia Vergara's 'Modern Family' Costar Trashes her on 'Chelsea Lately'
By Mariela Rosario | 11/18/2009 - 16:30

Sofia Vergara's Modern Family costar Julie Bowen paid a visit to Chelsea Handler's late night E! television show and spent more time talking smack about Vergara than she did talking about herself.


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Video: Sheriff Joe Arpaio Forces Woman to Give Birth While Shackled
By Mariela Rosario | 11/18/2009 - 15:17

The news team for Telemundo 52 recently reported on Alma Minerva Chacon, a women who was terrorized by Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Unfortunately, she is just the latest in a long line of Latinos who have suffered at the hands of the ruthless Sheriff whose personal goal is to rid Arizona of all "illegals" and just maybe, all Latinos. Arpaio has repeatedly stated that he is breaking no laws and just enforcing the constitution by arresting more than 600 Latinos a year.


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ESPN's Bob Griese Suspended After Making Taco Joke About Juan Pablo Montoya
By Mariela Rosario | 10/27/2009 - 12:00

ESPN broadcaster Bob Griese was reprimanded by the sports channel after making racist remarks with regards to superstar NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya. While commentating during Saturday's Ohio State-Minnesota football game, a promotion for NASCAR pictured the top five drivers, but Montoya wasn't one of them.


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Hotel Owner Causes Fury After Asking Latino Workers to Change Their Names
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 10/27/2009 - 10:45

In an effort to resurrect a failing hotel in Taos, New Mexico, new owner Larry Whitten, a former Marine, made it his first order of business to stop his workers from speaking Spanish in his presence, USA Today reports. He feared they were saying negative things about him.


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Dallas Woman Ticketed for Not Speaking English
By Mariela Rosario | 10/26/2009 - 16:08

When Ernestina Madragon was pulled over by the police in Dallas, she understood that she'd be getting a ticket that she deserved for making an illegal U-turn. It was the citation on the ticket for "not speaking English" and the accompanying fine that confused her. "He asked me if I spoke English. I said I speak a little and understand it," Madragon said.


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Fidel Castro: "Right-wingers Hate Obama Because He is Black"
By Mariela Rosario | 08/25/2009 - 18:03

In an unusual move, Fidel Castro, 83, recently used his column in Granma, the state-run newspaper of Cuba, to defend President Obama.

Declaring that the right-wingers who oppose Obama's policy hate the president because he is black, Castro said, "I don't have the slightest doubt that the racist right will do everything possible to wear him down, blocking his program to get him out of the game one way or another."


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Man Mistaken For Illegal Immigrant, Held in Jail for 13 Months
By Samantha Leal | 07/29/2009 - 14:19

Being a U.S. citizen and son of a decorated Vietnam veteran, Hector Veloz never expected to find himself captive in an ICE jail. But that's exactly what happened when immigration officials mistook him for an illegal immigrant and threw him into an Arizona jail cell for 13 months starting in 2007.

"It was a nightmare," Veloz, 37, told the San Francisco Chronicle.


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