Sandy Hook Elementary teacher Vicki Soto
The 6 Most Fascinating Latino Stories of the Year
By Amaris Castillo | 12/27/2012 - 16:14

A lot can happen in a year - stories both big and small. Stories that made our hearts ache and others that made us shake our heads in disbelief. And they've all been fascinating. We racked our brains and picked a handful of Latino news stories that were just that. 

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George Zimmerman in court
George Zimmerman Sues NBC Over Edited 911 Call
By Latina Staff | 12/07/2012 - 09:46

George Zimmerman is suing NBC for what he claims was defamation when the network edited his 911 call to police after the shooting of Trayvon Martin to make it sound like he was racist.

The former neighborhood watch volunteer filed the lawsuit seeking an undisclosed amount of money in Seminole County, outside Orlando. Also named in the complaint were three reporters covering the story for NBC or an NBC-owned television station.

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George Zimmerman in court in June 2012
George Zimmerman in First TV Interview: "I'm Not a Racist and I'm Not a Murderer"
By Samantha Leal | 07/19/2012 - 09:56

George Zimmerman, who is on trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin, spoke in a nationally televised interview for the first time last night. The interview, with Sean Hannity for Hannity on Fox News, was conducted at an undisclosed location in Seminole County, where Zimmerman must stay under conditions of his release on bail, reports Fox News Latino.

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George Zimmerman in court in June 2012
Zimmerman Not a Racist, According to FBI Report
By Samantha Leal | 07/16/2012 - 09:47

In a report released by the FBI, a detective states that while George Zimmerman was "overzealous" and has a "little hero complex", he is not racist. 

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George Zimmerman, June mugshot
George Zimmerman Didn’t Identify Himself as Watch Leader
By Samantha Leal | 06/27/2012 - 09:12

George Zimmerman, it seems, failed to identify himself as a watch leader to Trayvon Martin, even though he had at least two opportunities to do so, says a detective in a newly released report.

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George Zimmerman wife Shellie Zimmerman mugshot, arrest photo
George Zimmerman's Wife Arrested for Lying to Court
By Samantha Leal | 06/13/2012 - 09:50

George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin's shooter, is not the only person being implicated in this situation. Zimmerman's wife, 25-year-old Shellie Zimmerman, was charged on Tuesday for perjury, or lying to the court. Prosecutors say that she blatantly lied at Zimmerman's April bail hearing when she said that they had no assets, aware that her husband had a Paypal account set up and had collected more than $100,000 from donations.

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Accused Trayvon Martin killer George Zimmerman
Zimmerman’s Medical Report Released – Was He Acting in Self Defense?
By Samantha Leal | 05/17/2012 - 14:00

A medical report done by the family physician of George Zimmerman, the man who fatally shot Trayvon Martin, shows that Zimmerman suffered from a broken nose, a pair of black eyes, two lacerations to the back of his head and a minor back injury the day after the incident, reports ABC News.

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Trayvon Martin killer George Zimmerman
George Zimmerman's Racist Comments on MySpace Hate on Women and Mexicans
By Sugey Palomares | 05/03/2012 - 13:17

MySpace may be a social media platform from the past, but it has unlocked some very interesting details about George Zimmerman. The abandoned profile of the man being charged with second-degree murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin includes a reference to his former girlfriend as a "ex ho" (jeez, we hope she never looked back!), and racist remarks, particularly about Mexicans.

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Trayvon Martin killer George Zimmerman
George Zimmerman Charged With Murder
By Sally Mercedes | 04/12/2012 - 13:02

On February 26, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Florida. Now -- 46 days, several marches, and more than 2 million signatures later -- George Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder in the case. After receiving death threats and fearing for his safety, he took to hiding and some reports say he had left the state.

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Trayvon Martin
Hoodies & Hope: Trayvon Martin Case Speaks To A Latino
By Jesus Trivino | 04/02/2012 - 15:47

It was a peaceful, breezy spring day in Brooklyn, New York in 1994. It wasn’t cold enough for a coat, yet it was perfect for a light hooded sweater. I wore a tan Timberland hoodie over my Catholic school uniform to disguise my preppy getup. This day I took the long way home; I wanted extra time to listen to A Tribe Called Quest’s latest album, Midnight Marauders, on my portable Walkman (Yes! Cassettes!). I put on my hoodie, popped on my headphones and let Q-Tip and Phife dole out ear candy.

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