U.S. & Cuba to Resume Relations After Decades
U.S. & Cuba to Resume Relations
By Latina Staff | 12/17/2014 - 14:15

In a historic move, President Obama announced earlier today that the


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Biden on Migrant Children: "These Are Our Kids"
Biden on Migrant Children: "These Are Our Kids"
By Latina Staff | 08/07/2014 - 09:30

"These are not somebody else's kids. These are our kids."


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Cuban Man Realizes He's Not a Citizen After Nearly 50 Years
Cuban Man Realizes He's Not a Citizen After Nearly 50 Years
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 05/16/2014 - 11:50

Mario Hernandez arrived in the United States as a Cuban refugee in 1965. He was only 9-years-old.


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Hispanics More Likely to Write in Race on Census, Study Shows
Hispanics More Likely to Write in Race on Census, Study Shows
By Latina Staff | 04/08/2014 - 09:19

One in three of the more than 47 million Hispanics in the U.S. decided write in their race when filling out the 2010 U.S.


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Immigrants Held in Freezing Cold Cells: "Your Lips Split"
Immigrants Held in Freezing Cold Cells: "Your Lips Split"
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.


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New Poll Shows Most Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana
New Poll Shows Most Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana
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.


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Capital Hill during the government shutdown
U.S. Senate Close to Deal to End Shutdown?
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.


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Report: 1.4 Latino Adults Identify as LGBT
Report: 1.4 Million Latino Adults Identify as LGBT
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.


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Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro
Venezuela Expels 3 U.S. Embassy Officials
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.


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How the Government Shutdown Will Affect You
8 Ways the Government Shutdown Will Affect You
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.


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