UPDATE: President Obama Responds to Generación Y Blogger Yoani Sanchez
By Mariela Rosario | 11/20/2009 - 17:05

Cuban Generación Y blogger Yoani Sanchez is putting her media spotlight to good use and recently posed a series of questions to both President Barack Obama and Raul Castro challenging the current state of US/Cuban relations.

President Obama agreed to answer her questions, which Sanchez posted yesterday. Sanchez also developed a questionnaire for Cuban president Raul Castro, but she does not know whether or not he will answer.


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Did You Watch "Latino in America" on CNN Last Night?
By Mariela Rosario | 10/22/2009 - 12:47

Part one of Soledad O'Brien's new documentary series Latino in America aired last night. In it she focused on the story of Latinos who share the last name Garcia, which has become the eighth most popular last name in the United States.


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Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya Moves Across Border
By Mariela Rosario | 07/27/2009 - 18:00

After weeks of negotiations, it finally looked as though Oscar Arias, the UN appointed mediator and Costa Rican president was making some headway and perhaps had reached a resolution that both ousted President Manuel Zelaya and interim acting President Roberto Micheletti could agree on.


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Hugo Chavez Says CIA Assassination Plot Kept Him From Mauricio Funes Inauguration
By Mariela Rosario | 06/04/2009 - 10:25

Hugo Chavez declared that he was unable to fly to San Salvador, El Salvador for the inauguration of former FMLN leader Mauricio Funes earlier this week due to an assassination plot uncovered by Venezuelan intelligence. 


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Four Latino Tourists Found Murdered in Tijuana
By Mariela Rosario | 05/15/2009 - 11:30

Four young Latinos who crossed into Tijuana for a night of partying were found murdered in the border city, U.S. officials confirmed yesterday.


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Obama Begins Outreach to Latin America
By Mariela Rosario | 03/17/2009 - 18:00

President Obama met with Brazilian head of state Lula da Silva on Saturday as part of a new effort to open up dialogue with Latin America. Over the 8 years that President Bush was in power in the United States, South America saw an explosion of leftist leadership.


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The Steep Price of Immigration for Latin American Women
By Mariela Rosario | 03/17/2009 - 14:15

After the overwhelming response to the article about rape trees published last week, we decided to take a more in-depth look at the perils women face as they attempt to immigrate into America. The journey is dangerous—from the malevolent coyotes transporting their human cargo, to the harsh conditions faced in the desert—and many women are realistic about crossing the border.


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First Traces of Chocolate Found in Ancient Ruins on US/Mexico Border
By Mariela Rosario | 02/04/2009 - 17:30

Scientists recently found traces of chocolate residue on ancient jars in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. The discovery marks the earliest known presence of cacao north of Mexico. "It is the first known cacao north of the Mexican border in the United States, and as far as I know the only known cacao in the United States before contact," Patricia Crown of the University of New Mexico told LiveScience, referring to the time before Native Americans interacted with European settlers.


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U.S.- Mexico Border Fence Nears Completion
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 01/28/2009 - 16:23

With 601 miles of the Mexican/U.S. border fence complete as of last week, the project is almost done. According to the AP, Customs and Border Protection spokesman Lloyd Easterling says 69 miles of the fence still must be built to meet the goal set during the Bush administration.


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Manuel Noriega Completes Prison Term, Awaits Extradition
By Dorkys Ramos | 01/08/2009 - 16:47

Although Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega has completed his U.S. sentence for drug racketeering and money laundering, his trials are far from over.

Now France wants to try him on charges of laundering $25 million in cocaine profits through three major French banks and investing in three lavish Paris apartments with drug cash. But Noriega refuses to go down without a fight.

On January 14, a federal appeals court will hear arguments on Noriega’s claim that as a POW he should be sent back to Panama, 19 years after a U.S. invasion removed him from power.


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