Latinos Demand Justice For Trayvon Martin In East Los Angeles

Hundreds of Latinos gathered Sunday afternoon in East Los Angeles to protest George Zimmerman’s acquittal on all charges for the killing of unarmed, black teenager Trayvon Martin.

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The Bergoglio Paradox: Conservative Pope, Defender Of The Poor

The new pope brings a set of mixed beliefs, in which his concern for the underprivileged does not stop him from being conservative in questions concerning “morality and family.” He is opposed to abortion, contraception and gay marriage, but strongly supports help for HIV victims and baptism for illegitimate children.

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Pope Francis’ Role In Argentina’s Dictatorship Raises Questions Around Missing People

Published in The Huffington Post on March 15th, 2013 The election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the new Pope Francis

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Pope Francis' Role In Argentina's Dictatorship Raises Questions Around Missing People

Published in The Huffington Post on March 15th, 2013 The election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the new Pope Francis

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How Many People Have Really Been Deported Under Obama?

Many Latinos are critical of President Barack Obama’s occasional championing of undocumented immigrant deportation, believing that Obama has broken his campaign promise to pass immigration reform in his first year in office.

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National Parks: Chronicling The Presence And Historic Legacy Of U.S. Hispanics

Hearing what is said these days about Hispanics, you would think that they are a mix of «aliens,» criminals, vandals, low-class men and women, and «illegal» workers out to take jobs away from «Americans.»

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Mexican Drug War: U.S. Accused Of Laundering Drug Cartel Money

What makes this story stand out is that fact that similar operations organized by American agencies occurred in other places. After all, people close to the DEA told the Times, the operation wasn’t as dangerous as running guns.

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Latinos Bid Loud 'Adios' To Depressing 2011

Life hasn’t been good, and Hispanics have suffered the same fate as the much of the general population: persistent unemployment, political uncertainty and a deep sense of dejection. But as a group, their fate was worse: according to the Department of Labor, last month, when the national unemployment rate was 8.3 percent, for Latinos it reached 11.4 percent.

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Latinos Bid Loud ‘Adios’ To Depressing 2011

Life hasn’t been good, and Hispanics have suffered the same fate as the much of the general population: persistent unemployment, political uncertainty and a deep sense of dejection. But as a group, their fate was worse: according to the Department of Labor, last month, when the national unemployment rate was 8.3 percent, for Latinos it reached 11.4 percent.

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Anonymous vs. Zetas: Hackers Taking On The Drug Cartel

«Anonymous as a group with hierarchy and secrete membership is a construction of the media. There may be contact between different members, but it is not a requirement.»

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Arturo De Los Santos, Foreclosure Crisis Victim, Faces Eviction From Re-Occupied Home (VIDEO)

The De Los Santos family epitomizes the growing number of people who work hard, follow the rules and achieve the American Dream, only to see it crumble into a nightmare.

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Samantha And Guillermo Moreno, Gay Siblings, Tell Of Coming Out To Their Traditional Latino Family

The Morenos are a tight-knit, fervently Catholic Latino family, full of traditional customs and rituals. Having two kids coming out as gay was not easy. «It hurts, it still hurts,” said Olga Moreno, the mother. «Just because you have one does not make the second one any easier. You go through the same thing again,» she explained in the video.

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Cinco De Mayo Should Become A Day For Celebrating Immigration

Cinco de Mayo could become meaningful again, as a day for Immigrant Rights, a day for American Latinos to march and be proud of their heritage and accomplishments. We should bridge the day’s national prominence with the spirit of May Day, and turn a commercial fiesta of drinking, into a party celebrating both the heart and the mind, highlighting recognition and reconciliation

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Jailing Undocumented Immigrants Is Big Business

Even though the Bonilla family members do not have criminal records, they face removal proceedings before an immigration judge. The family was able to find legal representation and general public support, enabling their release from ICE custody, but undocumented immigrants who are less lucky are routinely sent to prisons and detention centers where ICE will process their paperwork and decide whether they may be released.

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Jorge Gutierrez, Undocumented Queer Activist Works To Bring LGBT And Pro-Immigration Groups Together

Jorge’s father lives somewhere in California with his daughters. He is not in touch with his son. But Jorge continues his activism: for rights; recognition and dignity. And he continues to dream. «I want to pursue a Master’s degree or a doctorate to study the LGBT Latino youth community, so as a professional I’ll be able to contribute.» Shooting the video for Cuentame was part of this path.

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Latinos: 16% Of Population, But Just 2% Of Homegrown Terrorists

The fact that Muhammad Yusuf, who was arrested yesterday and accused of conspiring to commit a terrorist act in New York, was born in the Dominican Republic and that his pre-conversion name is Jose Pimentel, wasn’t ignored in the reports about the failed plot. On the contrary, it appeared mostly on the first paragraphs in the news.

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