Murderers of Luis Ramirez Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison
By Mariela Rosario | 02/23/2011 - 17:49

The young men convicted of murdering Luis Ramirez by ruthlessly beating him in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania on July 12, 2008 were finally sentenced today, more than two years after the fatal beating.


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Arizona Legislators Introduce “SB 1070 on Steroids”
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 02/23/2011 - 15:35

A new Arizona immigration bill that some have called “SB 1070 on steroids” took its first step towards becoming law when it was approved by a key state legistative committee on Tuesday night. SB 1611, one of two immigration bills passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee, squeaked by with a 7-6 vote. It will now go up to the full state Senate for vote.


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UPDATE: Former Minuteman Shawna Forde Sentenced to Death for Murder of Latino Family
By Mariela Rosario | 02/23/2011 - 09:00

UPDATE: Yesterday, February 22, Shawna Forde recieved the death sentence for her role in the murder of 9-year-old Brisenia Flores and her father Raul. After four hours of deliberation over two days, the jury handed down a death sentence against Forde, 43. Forde's acoomplices will go on trial later this year.


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Arizona Laws
Arizona’s Controversial Laws: A Crash Course
By Lourdes Medrano | 02/15/2011 - 18:05

Arizona lawmakers are continuing their push this week to deny automatic citizenship to children of illegal immigrants. Senator Ron Gould (R-AZ) recently called off the vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee because he believed the bill would have been defeated, but more receptive legislators are expected to again take up the agenda this week. The goal is to force the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider whether the 14th Amendment truly guarantees citizenship to such children.


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Brazilian Soccer Player Daniel Alves Faces Racism Playing for FC Barcelona
Brazilian Soccer Player Daniel Alves Faces Racism Playing for FC Barcelona
By Irasema Romero | 02/11/2011 - 13:45

Brazilian soccer player Daniel Alves says he deals with racism at almost every one of the matches he plays with La Liga franchise FC BarcelonaThe Associated Press reports that futbol fans regularly subject the 27-year-old defender to racial insults, including “monkey.” 


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The Week In Latino News
By Fox News Latino | 02/11/2011 - 11:58

The Week in Latino news starts off with a story on legislation denying birthright citizenship in Arizona coming to a vote next week.

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Push to End Birthright Citizenship Sparks Opposition
Push to End Birthright Citizenship Sparks Opposition in Arizona
By Lourdes Medrano | 02/01/2011 - 16:45

A push by Arizona lawmakers to deny citizenship to children of illegal immigrants has spawned two separate efforts to oust the architect of the proposed legislation from office.


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Paul & Vitter
Birthright Citizenship Protected By Constitution, Change in Law Unlikely
By Fox News Latino | 01/31/2011 - 15:30

Senators Rand Paul of Kentucky and David Vitter of Louisiana, both Republicans, announced a resolution that would amend the Constitution to deny birthright citizenship to babies born to undocumented immigrants. But legal experts say the effort stands little chance of succeeding.


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Minute Man Murder update
Trial of Female Minuteman Accused of Murdering Latina Child Begins in Arizona
By Mariela Rosario | 01/27/2011 - 15:46

Little Brisenia Flores' last words to her attackers were: "Why did you shoot my mom?" Her mother, Gina Gonzalez, actually managed to survive being shot three times by intruders posing as law-enforcement officials by playing dead in the hopes of saving her child but Shawna Forde and her accomplices murdered the 9-year-old girl anyway, just as they had killed her father Raul Flores moments before


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First Latino Studies Class Deemed Illegal in Arizona
First Latino Studies Class Deemed Illegal in Arizona
By Mariela Rosario | 01/26/2011 - 12:34

At Tucson High Magnet School, almost all of teacher Curtis Acosta's students are Mexican-American. But Tom Horne, Arizona's newly elected attorney general (and former superintendent) says Acosta's Latino Literature class is "propagandizing and brainwashing." So, Horne declared the program in violation of a new state law that went into effect on January 1 that outlaws ethnic studies classes in the state of Arizona.


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