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Getting Latinos to Go Out and Vote

Getting Latinos to Go Out and Vote

Organizations pushing to turn out the Hispanic vote in Arizona are intensifying their efforts to get Latino voters to go to the polls on Nov. 4 and not become apathetic due to the lack of congressional action on approving immigration reform. continue reading »

Federal Appellate Court Reinstates Controversial Texas Voter ID Law

Federal Appellate Court Reinstates Controversial Texas Voter ID Law

The controversial Texas law requiring that voters present an approved photo identification to cast a ballot was temporarily reinstated by a federal appellate court just days after a U.S. district judge struck down the measure as unconstitutional. continue reading »

Mexican Director Guillermo Arriaga Shows Latest Film at Chicago Film Festival

Mexican Director Guillermo Arriaga Shows Latest Film at Chicago Film Festival

Mexican director and screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga presents "Words with Gods" at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival, a film created to spark among the public "a critical and respectful dialogue on the meaning of religion and God or gods." continue reading »

Google Hosts ‘Latinas Think Big Innovation Summit’

Google Hosts ‘Latinas Think Big Innovation Summit’

More than 300 female Hispanic executives and high-level officials met here at Google's headquarters for a conference aiming to change the stereotype of Latinas in the United States. continue reading »

Strong Latina Runs for Congress One of the Poorest Districts

Strong Latina Runs for Congress One of the Poorest Districts

Amanda Renteria, a self-made Latino woman, is the Democratic candidate for California's 21st Congressional District, one of the country's poorest, a situation that "can only change if Washington passes immigration reform," she told Efe in an interview. continue reading »

News Taco: Every Week is Banned Books Week for Chicanos.

News Taco: Every Week is Banned Books Week for Chicanos.

Every week is banned books week for Chicanos. continue reading »

Support for Death Penalty Drops to 50-Year Low in California

Support for Death Penalty Drops to 50-Year Low in California

Just over half of California's registered voters - 56 percent - favor keeping capital punishment as a legal sentence, the lowest level of support in the past 50 years, according to a survey by Field Research Corp. continue reading »

Enrique Peña Nieto Criticizes Use of American Troops on Texas Border

Enrique Peña Nieto Criticizes Use of American Troops on Texas Border

The decision of Texas Gov. Rick Perry to station National Guard troops on the border with Mexico "is not only disagreeable" but "reprehensible," Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said in an interview published Friday. continue reading »

Federal Judge Increases American Terrorist Jose Padilla’s Sentence to 21 Years

Federal Judge Increases American Terrorist Jose Padilla’s Sentence to 21 Years

A federal judge in Miami on Tuesday increased from 17 to 21 years the sentence imposed in 2007 on Al Qaeda recruit Jose Padilla, the first U.S. citizen to be declared an enemy combatant within the context of the George W. Bush administration's global war on terrorism. continue reading »

U.S. Coast Guard Seizes $32 Million Worth of Cocaine

U.S. Coast Guard Seizes $32 Million Worth of Cocaine

The U.S. Coast Guard seized a shipment of 970 kilograms of cocaine valued at $32.4 million on Aug. 10 in an operation conducted in Caribbean waters, the service announced Thursday. continue reading »

California Authorities Must Inform Migrants of Consequences of “Voluntary Return”

California Authorities Must Inform Migrants of Consequences of “Voluntary Return”

The American Civil Liberties Union announced Wednesday an accord with the federal government requiring immigration authorities in California to fully inform undocumented migrants of the consequences of agreeing to "voluntary return." continue reading »

Rick Perry Deploys Texas National Guard on Mexican Border

Rick Perry Deploys Texas National Guard on Mexican Border

The first units of the National Guard contingent Texas Gov. Rick Perry is deploying to the Mexican border amid a surge in the arrivals of unaccompanied minors from Central America are in position, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Florida Authorities Rescue Distressed Haitian Immigrants, One Found Dead in Water

Florida Authorities Rescue Distressed Haitian Immigrants, One Found Dead in Water

One migrant died, two were rescued from the waves and 17 others were detained after arriving early Monday morning on a South Florida beach, the U.S. Coast Guard said. continue reading »

Northern California Experiences Most Powerful Earthquake in 25 Years

Northern California Experiences Most Powerful Earthquake in 25 Years

A magnitude-6.1 earthquake shook Northern California on Sunday, injuring at least 120 people and cutting electric power across the region. It was the largest temblor registered in the area since the magnitude-7.0 Loma Prieta quake in 1989, the U.S. Geological Survey, or USGS, said. continue reading »

Women Who Sought Refuge in AZ Church Will be Deported

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement refused to suspend the deportation order for an undocumented Mexican immigrant who sought refuge in an Arizona church almost two weeks ago. continue reading »