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Hugo Chavez Congratulates New Mexican President

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Saturday congratulated Mexico's presumed president-elect on his victory in the July 1 balloting and expressed his willingness to deepen bilateral ties. continue reading »

Jorge Ramos Isn’t Too Happy About His Appearence In Obama’s Spanish Campaign Ads (VIDEO)

The Obama campaign is now 2/2 in “unfortunate moments on Univisión’s Al Punto.” After senior campaign adviser David Axelrod went on the program and declared that Republicans nominating Sen. Marco Rubio as V continue reading »

Hispanic Candidate Forces Run-off in Texas Republican Primary

Cuban-American Ted Cruz, a rising star within the Republican Party in Texas, will face off in a run-off election for his party's Senate nomination with rival David Dewhurst in a contest that presents several challenges. continue reading »

GOP ‘Appalled’ Over Obama Granting Castro’s Daughter Visa, Ignores Trips Under Bush

When the State Department granted the head of Cuba’s National Center for Sex Education, Mariela Castro Espín, a visa to chair a panel on LGBT issues at the Latin American Studies Association in San Francisco later this week, the Republican response was as obvious as the Cuban LGBT activist’s relations to the Caribbean island’s Communist dictators. Her father is Cuban President Raúl Castro, her uncle is revolutionary leader and longtime dictator Fidel Castro, and the Republicans were “appalled.” continue reading »

Citing Health, Chavez says He will Work Only 8 Hour s a Day and Will No Longer be “Runaway” Horse

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez broke last week's silence to say that "unfortunately" he will no longer be that "runaway" horse that never slept, and that he now works just eight hours a day and sometimes less. continue reading »

Rubio Watch: Sen. Rubio Sympathizes with, then Attacks, Blameless Children

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has talked ... and talked ... and talked about introducing a bill that would provide legal status to, as he says, blameless undocumented individuals who were brought to the United States as children. We have welcomed the Florida senator’s entry into this important discussion and have been anxious to see his bill and the strong Republican support that he has promised. continue reading »

US Citizen on Hunger Strike in Bolivian Prison

The attorney for a 53-year-old American man who is on hunger strike in the Bolivian prison where he has been held for 11 months without formal charges said that he sent a complaint to the U.S. Embassy in La Paz because of the scant progress being made on his case. continue reading »

Rubio Watch: Senator To Receive The Latino Coalition’s Tributo Award and Deliver Keynote at Summit

The Latino Coalition, the leading Latino non-profit small business organization founded in 1995 with a commitment of building communities and partnerships for a stronger America, announced that U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida will provide a keynote address and receive the annual Tributo Award at its Annual Economic Summit. continue reading »

RUBIO WATCH:  Marco Rubio on Anniversary of Osama Bin Laden’s Death

This week in Marco Rubio's weekly newsletter the Senator from Florida noted the anniversary of Osama Bin Laden's death by reflecting on the future of the country's national security. He also called for passage of The Down Payment to Protect National Security Act, a bill he cosponsored, which stops the automatic, across-the-board cuts to our nation’s defense capabilities. continue reading »

18 People Indicted Including Chilean Mayor, 6 City Council and Charged with Corruption

The mayor of the northern Chilean city of Arica, six councilors and local business leaders were among 18 people indicted Thursday for conspiracy to embezzle public money. Judge Sara Pizarro ordered 16 of the 18 defendants, including Mayor Waldo Sankan, held pending trial. continue reading »

A Deadly Syndrome Stalks the Mexican Elections

Call it the Michoacan Plus Syndrome. Exposed during last fall’s elections in the Mexican state of Michoacan, kidnappings and other crimes against actual or potential political candidates are now surfacing in Mexico’s state and federal elections scheduled for July 1. continue reading »

First Photos Released of Convalescing Chavez in Cuba

Venezuela's government has released five photographs of President Hugo Chavez that show him walking and conversing with Fidel Castro while convalescing after undergoing tumor surgery in Cuba. continue reading »

US Senators Warn Latin America on Iran Ties

U.S. senators are warning Latin American nations against deepening financial and military ties with Iran, pledging heightened U.S. vigilance of Iranian continue reading »

Puerto Rico Status Referendum is Historic

In December 2011, Puerto Rico's legislature approved, and Governor Luis Fortuño signed, Law 283. This legislation provides for a referendum continue reading »

Prominent Latinos to Serve as Co-Chairs of Obama’s Reelection Bid

Prominent Hispanics from across the United States, including Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Texas Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez and actress Eva Longoria continue reading »

Possible Guantanamo Detainee Transfer Questioned

A new U.S. congressional report says the United States cannot ensure that former detainees at the Guantanamo Bay military prison will not become involved in insurgent activities. The report by the oversight panel of the Republican-led House Armed Services Committee says 27 percent of the 600 detainees transferred out of Guantanamo were confirmed or suspected to be presently or previously engaged in terrorist activities. continue reading »

Obama Compromise on Contraceptive Mandate Gets Mixed Reviews

In an move that appears unlikely to end the controversy over a federal mandate that all health insurance plans include contraception and sterilization free of charge, President Barack Obama outlined a plan that would allow religious employers not to offer such services to their employees but would compel insurance companies to do so. continue reading »

President Obama Busy Wooing Latino Voters

While the Republican hopefuls continued to air their dirty linen in public, getting in their last shots at each other to win the vote in Tuesday's Florida primaries, Obama appeared to be making a move below the radar to win the support of this sought-after Hispanic electorate. continue reading »

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Returning to Work After Thyroid Surgery

Argentine officials say President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will returned to work this week following a cancer scare that led to the removal of her thyroid earlier this month. continue reading »

No Somos Rubios (VIDEO)

Presente Action has a plan...With only three days before the Florida primary, Florida Senator Marco Rubio is emerging as a top choice to be the Republican Vice-Presidential candidate. The GOP is betting that Senator Rubio can “deliver the Latino vote.” But Rubio, a Tea Party favorite, opposes the DREAM Act, opposes immigration reform and supports Arizona’s SB1070. continue reading »