By Amaris Castillo | 04/05/2011 - 16:00
As many as 300,000 residents who live along the Texas-Mexico border could lose millions of dollars over the next decade because they were not counted in the 2010 U.S. Census. According to Equal Voice newspaper, 95 percent of these residents, many of whom are poverty-stricken and live in unincorporated subdivisions called "colonias", were not mailed census forms. Hidalgo County has hired a lawyer and plans to sue the U.S. government for violating the protocol of mailing the forms.
By Fox News Latino | 04/01/2011 - 11:34
The Week in Latino News begins with a Venezuelan beauty queen who chronicles her grueling battle with cancer.
By Stacey Rivera | 03/28/2011 - 13:44
We knew we liked him for a reason (besides the always on display six pack)! Watch as All American boy Matthew McConaughey explains to George Lopez—en Español— that he learned Spanish because he grew up in a town in Texas that was more than 80% Mexican.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/14/2011 - 14:55
Texas state representative Debbie Riddle has proposed a controversial new law that aims to keep illegal immigrants out of the state. House bill 2012 would make hiring an "unauthorized alien" a crime, punishable by up to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine—unless they have been hired as domestic help.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 02/25/2011 - 17:28
Days after the Census Bureau released population numbers for Texas showing explosive growth driven by Latinos and other minorities, controversy—perhaps inevitably—is stirring in the state.
By Mariela Rosario | 02/22/2011 - 13:25
Just as Latino leaders warned, battle lines are being drawn surrounding congressional redistricting and the new Census numbers. Texas is one of the first states to see controversy, which is not surprising given that the state stands to gain more Congressional seats than any other state in the union (4).
By Mariela Rosario | 01/10/2011 - 17:30
Due to a recent redistricting of congressional seats, the Latino vote has an unprecedented opportunity to hold sway over the 2012 elections. According to analysis of Census data by the Pew Hispanic Center, states having disproportionately large amounts of Latino resident have gained congressional seats.
By Fox News Latino | 12/01/2010 - 10:15
The Texas Department of Transportation launched a series of mini telenovelas this month in an effort to educate the Hispanic community about the consequences of drinking and driving. Qué scene:
By Mariela Rosario | 11/02/2010 - 17:00
Political fervor is at an all-time high today with people heading to the polls for Election Day. We wanted to step back and take a look at two Latinos who have been making waves on either side of aisle in American politics. Julian Castro, the young mayor of San Antonio has been hailed as "the next Obama" by some in Democratic circles. While Marco Rubio has managed to shake up the current senate race by galvanizing the Tea party movement in Florida where he is facing off against Charlie Crist and Kendrick Meeks.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/16/2010 - 15:30
Last Friday, the Texas Board of Education—stacked with socially conservative Republicans by Governor Rick Perry—approved a new social studies curriculum that would essentially rewrite history in favor of a right-leaning political agenda.
After the vote, Mavis B. Knight, a Democrat from Dallas told the NY Times, “The social conservatives have perverted accurate history to fulfill their own agenda.”