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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Encuesta: mayoría de latinos rechaza el acercamiento republicano

Por amplia mayoría, los latinos apoyaron la primera opción – favorecida por el presidente Obama: el 70 por ciento quiere la “senda clara a la ciudadanía”, el 25 por ciento “esperar hasta que las fronteras sean seguras”.

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Romney vs Obama: claves para el debate

Es tan importante que lo consideran el evento crucial de la campaña presidencial 2012, es decir, de lo que ha sucedido en los últimos cuatro años.

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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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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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¿Por qué no votan los latinos?

Cada voto cuenta. Cada voto importa. Pero para usted, el suyo y el de la gente que lo rodea es el voto más importante de todos. Porque votar denota interés y participación, aunque sea en el nivel primario que constituye el voto. Porque si vota y no votó antes, esa puede ser la antesala a otros cambios, a otras mejoras en su vida. Incluyendo hacer que otra gente vote, diciéndoles que se sacudan todo y que, esta vez, por ser esta vez, vayan y voten. Por sus intereses.

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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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A Bizarre Example of When Opposites Attract : Latin America and Iran

To spread and glorify the words and actions by extremists like Ahmadinejad only prevents any sort of peaceful solution, and to see these governments, especially from my own birthplace in Latin America, befriending him, frankly, confuses me.

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Hispanics Invested In Everything American

The events unfolding this week and announced for the next one remind us once again that Latinos in the United States are an intrinsic part of the population, and as such, are as interested and invested as every other American in the state of our union. When unemployment and foreclosure numbers rise, Latinos suffer; when the economy’s numbers improve they rejoice. And when civil rights cases jump to the front pages, they listen with rapt attention as the issue is always close to home.

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Joe Biden sabe de qué se ríe (VIDEO)

Fue un excelente debate entre – la primera vez en la historia – dos candidatos católicos al segundo puesto más importante del país (y ambos irlandeses). Un debate en el que quienes quisieron, pudieron aprender sobre la magnitud de la democracia estadounidense. Quienes quisieron, vieron ganar a su caballito de batalla. Algunos habrán cambiado de opinión.

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What Is A Latino, Anyway? It Depends

For some, this is an homogeneous group, so united that if you make one of them a formal leader, the others will follow.

So if you choose a Latino candidate to run for office, the thinking goes, just the fact that they are Latino will, by itself, convince Latino voters to support them. Regardless of whether the Latino candidate is opposed to what most Latinos support–and vice versa.

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Latinos And Their Issues Absent From Super Tuesday

Super Tuesday will likely be an extremely important day for the GOP presidential candidates, with 410 delegates — or 18% of the total GOP delegates– up for grabs. Of course, a big win could assist Mitt Romney to win the nomination and break the back of either Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich; but on the other hand, a surprise win for either of these candidates could potentially debilitate Romney and deny him the advantage he gained from last-minute victories in Michigan and Florida.

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Violence In Schools, Nothing Out Of The Ordinary For Latinos And Blacks

The cases of chronic violence, which occurs repeatedly and is ongoing, are never explored–and these comprise the vast majority, causing untold devastation and grief.

While massacres and tragic shootings by crazed individuals occur in schools of all economic levels, with varying racial makeups, chronic violence in school tends to be concentrated in lower income areas, where the majority of students are usually Latino or black.

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