By Priscilla Rodriguez | 11/20/2013 - 09:37
They call them las hieleras ("the freezers") -- unbearably cold cells at stations along the United States-Mexico border used to hold immigrants who have been caught border crossing.
For a countless amount of days, immigrants are held in rooms where the temperatures are kept so low, that many men, women and children have wound up developing illnesses and suffering from a lack of sleep.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/24/2013 - 10:39
A recent poll conducted by Gallup revealed that for the first time, a large portion of Americans are in favor of legalizing marijuana.
According to the poll, 58 percent of Americans feel marijuana should be legalized, in comparison to only 12 percent who were in favor of it in 1969 -- the year the question was first asked by Gallup.
In the 1970s, support for marijuana legalization grew to 28 percent. Fast forward to 2011, 50 percent of Americans were in favor.
By Latina Staff | 10/15/2013 - 09:58
Nearly two weeks after the United States federal government closed, tourism and government employees continue to feel the affects of the shutdown. But according to Fox News Latino, Senate leaders could be close to making an agreement to end 2013's partial shutdown.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/03/2013 - 15:00
According to a new report by the UCLA Williams Institute, an estimated 1.4 million of adult Latinos in the United States consider themselves lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) and 29 percent of Latino same-sex couples are raising children.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/01/2013 - 15:40
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has made a move that could put a further strain on the relationship between Venezuela and the United States.
According to The New York Times, Maduro expelled the top U.S. diplomat and two other embassy officials from the country on Monday.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/01/2013 - 14:17
It's been 17 years since we last experienced a government shutdown. Under the Constitution, Congress must pass laws to spend money, but if they cannot agree on a spending bill, then the government no longer has the legal right to spend money.
By Latina Staff | 09/26/2013 - 11:23
Puerto Rico has brought on a human rights violation case against the United States.
According to The Huffington Post, the National Lawyers Guild along with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights have filed a petition against the U.S. government in a case involving the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/20/2013 - 10:47
For those who may not be aware, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz currently holds dual citizenship in Canada and the United States.
According to Fox News Latino, the Senator announced on Monday that he will be renouncing his Canadian citizenship.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/08/2013 - 10:06
The nine immigration activists, best known as Dream 9, are making great progress following their arrest two weeks ago.
Yesterday it was announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security would be allowing the young group of activists a chance to pursue asylum. On Wednesday, the Dream 9 team were also released from the Arizona's Eloy Detention Center.