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Ricky Martin Urges Latino Voters to Vote for Obama in Spanish Ad (VIDEO)

Singer Ricky Martin asks Hispanics to vote for President Barack Obama's reelection in a video in Spanish in which he says that the incumbent is "committed" to the Latino community. continue reading »

Poll: Latino Voters Put Children’s Issues First

Three-fourths of Latinos likely to vote in the upcoming general election say the presidential candidates should increase their focus on children’s issues, according to an analysis of a new poll. The poll also found 75 percent of Latino voters will consider a candidate’s position on federal budget issues affecting children when casting their November ballots. continue reading »

Mexican Politician Killed Fellow PRI Party Member

Eduardo Castro Luque, an Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, member elected to the Sonora state legislature, was allegedly murdered by fellow party member Manuel Alberto Fernandez Felix, who is on the run, Mexican officials said. continue reading »

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Honor Hispanic-Serving Institutions

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced a bipartisan resolution designating the week of September 16-22 as “National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week” to recognize the more than 300 non-profit Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) throughout our nation for their work, achievements, and critical role in educating and empowering Hispanic youth. continue reading »

Gutierrez Responds to Obama’s Statement that Not Passing Immigration Reform Has Been “Failure”

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL-4) issued the following statement reacting to two candidate forums conducted this week on Univision, the nation's largest Spanish-language network. On Thursday, President Obama stated that his "biggest failure" during his first term was being unable to enact comprehensive immigration reform that couples legal immigration reform, legalization for undocumented immigrants, and improved enforcement at the border and in the workplace. Rep. Gutierrez is the Chair of the Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and a national leader on the immigration reform issue. Rep. Gutierrez' statement: continue reading »

Sarah Silverman Tackles Voter ID Laws with PSA (Explicit)

Comedian Sarah Silverman has made a new PSA regarding the 2012 election and the Voter ID laws going into effect in certain states. continue reading »

Obama Confesses Lack of Immigration Reform has Been His “Biggest Failure”

Barack Obama said in Miami Thursday that his "biggest failure" as president has been the lack of progress on immigration reform and expressed regret for having been "naive" to think Republicans would work with him on the issue. continue reading »

Spaniard Surprised to Find his Face on “Hipsters For Obama” Buttons

A Spanish man was surprised to find that his image has been enlisted into U.S. President Barack Obama's campaign for a second term. continue reading »

Romney Claims his Campaign is for 100 Percent of Population After Damaging Videos Leak

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said that his campaign is aimed at 100 percent of the U.S. population and added that he was convinced of his ability to redirect the economy to improve the quality of life for all. continue reading »

Recent Romney Videos Could be Detrimental to Obtaining the Latino Vote

The apparent ineptitude of Republican candidate Mitt Romney in saying that he would have a better chance of winning the U.S. presidency if he were of Mexican descent might well cost him the Hispanic vote he is trying to win in November. continue reading »

New Photo ID Laws Will Impact Voter Turnout Among Young Minorities

Election turnout among young people of color, including African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans, may drop by nearly 700,000 voters in states with new photo ID laws, a decline potentially impacting presidential contests in the battleground states of Florida and Pennsylvania, according to a report released today by the Black Youth Project. continue reading »

Activist Dolores Huerta, Latinos for Obama Promote Voter Registration in North Carolina

Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta urged North Carolina's Hispanics to register, vote and support President Barack Obama to "make the difference" in the November elections. continue reading »

“Yo Soy 132” Student Movement Protests Calderon Government in Mexico

Hundreds of people demonstrated outside Mexico's Congress Saturday against President Felipe Calderon, a protest coinciding with the presentation of his final state-of-the-nation report. continue reading »

Voting Rights Victory: California Legislature Approves Election Day Registration

As voter suppression laws spread across the country, voting rights advocates can take heart: the biggest state in the nation is on the cusp of passing a major voter protection initiative. continue reading »

Argentine Legislators Promote Bill to Combat Domestic Violence

Two Argentine senators presented bills on Monday to combat domestic violence that include the so-called "supporting accusation" so that third parties or anyone else involved in a situation of violence can report it. continue reading »

Poll Shows Hugo Chavez Has Slight Lead Over Opponent Henrique Capriles

The Venezuelan research firm Varianzas reported, at a month and a half from the Oct. 7 presidential election, a virtual tie between President Hugo Chavez and the united opposition candidate Henrique Capriles. continue reading »

The 2012 Elections and Latino Civic Involvement

When Latino organizations open their conference plenaries with the Pledge of Allegiance and “The Star Spangled Banner,” I feel a tug in my heart, and tears well in my eyes. continue reading »

Hispanics Have Potential to Have Great Influence on Elections, Says Marc Anthony

Puerto Rican singer Marc Anthony said in Miami that Hispanics could have a great influence on November's presidential election and told them it is "very important" that they get out and vote. continue reading »

Mobile App Connects Obama Campaign to Latino Voters

The Obama campaign released a smartphone application today that will help the campaign narrowly focus its efforts during the last 100 days leading into the 2012 presidential election. continue reading »

Hispanic Leadership Network Encourages Greater Political Participation by Latinos

A conservative Hispanic organization is seeking to encourage Latinos to propose changes in politics and the public sector with an eye toward creating jobs and improving the economy. continue reading »