By Samantha Leal | 11/09/2012 - 20:56
Puerto Rico recently voted on its commonwealth status, which reportedly found many Puerto Ricans in favor of statehood. This has led many to start asking: Will Puerto Rico become the 51st state? Not likely, says the Huffington Post.
As the U.S. colonized Puerto Rico in 1898, Puerto Ricans have voted several times on whether to become a state or not, but the idea has never taken hold with the majority.
By Amaris Castillo | 10/21/2011 - 11:30
Sometimes in life, there are technical difficulties. So was the case for part-Puerto Rican Scotty McCreery, who experienced a microphone flub this past Wednesday at Game 1 of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/21/2011 - 09:00
We just may be! America is getting browner and browner—not only population-wise, but also culturally and politically. But with great power comes great responsibility, as the saying goes, and Latinos have taken that on as well. Take a look at the evidence below of how Latinos are taking on bigger and more influential roles on the American stage.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/23/2011 - 12:00
Hurricane Irene, which has already torn through the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, is reportedly now a threat to the United States. By this Thursday, the hurricane may become a Category 4 as it gets closer to the U.S. coast, posing a serious threat to the Carolinas, Florida and Georgia.
By Fox News Latino | 06/23/2011 - 15:00
For the first time, minorities make up a majority of babies in the U.S., part of a sweeping race change and a growing age divide between mostly white, older Americans and predominantly minority youths that is set to reshape everything from American culture to government policies.
The findings, based on the latest government data, offer a preview of final 2010 census results being released this summer that provide detailed breakdowns by age, race and householder relationships.
By Amaris Castillo | 06/08/2011 - 17:15
The Supreme Court rejected an appeal earlier this week that challenged California’s policy of granting reduced, in-state college tuition to graduates of its high school who are illegal immigrants, The Los Angeles Times reports. According to the newspaper, lawyers for the conservative anti-immigration group that pushed the appeal argued that “preferential treatment” for illegal immigrants violated federal law. They pointed
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 03/24/2011 - 17:00
The 2010 Census’ final population count is in, showing that we now number 50.5 million or 16 percent of the U.S. population, up 43 percent from 2000. Those numbers account for more than half of the growth of the country’s population in a decade that saw an aging white population, according to the findings, part of the Census bureau’s first set of national –level findings released Thursday. Of the 27.3 million added to the U.S. population in the last decade, 15.2 million were Hispanic. Take a look around: 1 in 6 Americans is now a Latino.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/24/2011 - 15:30
Census results are being released today, along with the totals for the Latino population growth! The Census bureau has been sharing the results on a state-by-state basis, but today will be our first real look at what the numbers mean on a larger national scale.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/17/2011 - 16:00
Despite many assumptions that President Barack Obama would cancel his Latin American tour after the terrible earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan last week, the White House recently announced his intentions to move forward with the trip. “Every day you’re president there’s a world event somewhere. The American people understand and expect their president can walk and chew gum at the same time,” said White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer.