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    Congressmen Charles Rangel Arrested in Washington, D.C

      Yesterday, an estimated 200 people were arrested in Washington D.C when protesters blocked a main street near the Capital. Among the arrested were at least eight Democratic Members of the House including Congressman Charles Rangel. Congressman Rangel and the other arrestees were taking part in a massive rally that was aimed...

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    PBS honors Latino Americans with Historical Documentary

      Call it perfect timing that PBS has aired a serial documentary highlighting the history of Latinos in America. The six one-hour long documentary entitled Latino Americans began at the end of September and continues into the beginning of October around the annual National Hispanic American Heritage Month.     The documentary...

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    What does the Shutdown of our Government mean?

    Currently, if you have not noticed, the American Government has shut down. But what does that mean? Are we no longer a country? Do we no longer need to abide to laws and whatnot? Well, here’s a brief run through on what the government shut down means.   The American Shutdown of...

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    Ocean Salt hurting Puerto Rico? How?

      Located in the Caribbean the island of Puerto Rico would make for a wondrous getaway; especially with the chilly autumn season making its way in and the frigid winter season steadily behind it. However, the island located by a massive body of ocean may have found a negative feature. The salty...

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    Largest Social Security Disability Fraud ring discovered in Puerto Rico

      One of the highest rates of fraud involving federal disability benefits has been discovered in Puerto Rico after an investigation initially started in 2009 didn’t gain more momentum until a shocking 2011 article. Back in 2011, The Wallstreet Journal reported that the largest number of people receiving Social Security disability benefits...

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    The dwindling value of Latin America’s currency

    Enduring a troublesome economic slump, South American countries are finding that the value of their currency is steadily dropping. In countries like Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela the currency of the three Latin countries are falling in comparison to the United States after the latter’s value reached a low level during the financial...

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    Twitters: Latin World Leaders among the highest users of Twitter

    Since its debut back in 2006, Twitter has become a 140 character-based social media outlet that connects everyone to almost everyone. Since going online the site has introduced such phrases as “tweets” and “hashtag lingo” into our lives where it has become some day-to-day speech. From high-schoolers, to professional business men and...

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    Young Voices: Puerto Rico progressive effort to become more Gay and Gender friendly

      Earlier this summer, Gay American citizens across America were given the long awaited right to marry and since this pivot event countries all over have been addressing laws that permit civil rights to their Gay civilians. While some countries have seemingly stepped backwards, Puerto Rico is on a progressive track forward...

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    Latinos highest users of social media networking!

      Whether its instagram, tumblr, facebook, or twitter there is only one group that’s more socially connected to the world of social media, and that group is Latinos.   According to a new report released by Pew report, “Today, social networking site use is a major activity for internet users from a...

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    Young Voices: The New Audience – Attracting Diverse Americans

    The 2012 elections analyst of the elections noted how Latinos came out in record breaking numbers and very well have been the reason why President Barack Obama was re-elected. Since then members of the Democratic Party and Republican Party have branched out to sway the Latino community for future elections. This newly...

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    Latino Outreach Director of Utah removed, but why?

    Yesterday a controversial decision was met when the Utah Democratic Party voted out its first Latino outreach director, Melodia Gutierrez who worked as the party’s Latino outreach director over the past year. The decision to remove Gutierrez has been met with some opposition and questions as to why she was removed. According...

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    First Lady Michelle Obama to speak at National Council of La Raza Conference

    At the National Council of La Raza’s annual conference held next week in New Orleans, First Lady Michelle Obama will be one of the important speakers to partake in the event held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center giving recognition to one of this country’s rising demographics. On the organization’s website...

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    Could whistle-blower Edward Snowden be heading to Venezuela?

    Maybe, yes he may but there is no official confirmation to say whether or not Edward Snowden is headed to Venezuela. Since the start of June, Snowden, 30, has become one of the most popular man, or one of the most hated and hunted man, in the world. Wanted by United States...

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    Clinton vs. Rubio: Who will Latinos vote for in 2016?

    While there are members of the Republican Party already drawing attention about being possible candidates for the 2016 Presidential elections–such members as: US senator Marco Rubio, Governor Jeb Bush, and Representative and 2012 Vice President candidate Paul Ryan–there is one name drawing attention and support amongst the Democratic Party. That name is...

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    Young Voices: How can Republicans win over Latino voters?

    In 2012 more than 11 million Latino voters were reported as casting their ballots in the 2012 election. For the 2016 presidential election the estimated Latino voters is expected to rise to 12.5 million. This estimated has been determined by Latino Decisions, a Latino political research firm founded by professors of political...

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    Young Voices: The Protests of Brazil

    If citizens of a country feel their rights or livelihood are being trampled upon by their country’s ruling government an act of protest can be the one form to show their discontent. Protests, or demonstrations, can range from peaceful to violence dependent upon the interaction between demonstrators and agents of the government...

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    East Harlem Bookstore, La Casa Azul, celebrates its 1st Anniversary

    La Casa Azul, a bookstore in East Harlem, has welcomed some renowned Latino writers such as Junot Diaz, Esmeralda Santiago, and etc. who have ventured to the bookstore to sign and read from their respective books to audiences of loyal readers. And now, after being opened for a year its founder and...

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    Young Voices: Gov. Chris Christie Goes Latino

    With Latinos becoming a strong presence in the political world many politicians are taking notice and jumping onto this bandwagon, of sorts. The latest politician to do so is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Last Friday, Governor Christie released his first political ad for re-election in the state; a first ad that...

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    Maybe: How to detect Autism amongst the increased number of Latino children

    In a 31 second ad, a little Latino boy named Michael is playing with a wooden truck. While he is playing, his parents are attempting to get his attention but to no avail. “Maybe he is just really focused?” or “Maybe he just likes the wheels?” are some of his parents’ responses...

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    Latino Rebels Foundation: New organization hopes to change Latino perception in media

    While today we like to think we are progressive in not believing in stereotypes that may be associated with certain stereotypes linked to racial groups, we are not entirely progressive. Stereotypes are still present within television shows and movies. One racial group to be depicted entirely made up of racial stereotypes: Latinos....

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    Young Voices: Latinos fear calling 911

    When in danger the typical reaction is call 911 hoping that police officers can help you. However, for some Latinos accepting the perils of danger is far more acceptable than calling 911. Why? Because of some law enforcement becoming more adamant about immigration enforcement some Latinos fear that calling 911 may lead...

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    To Be or Not to Be: The Future of San Juan’s Luis Muñoz International Airport

    Stationed in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, San Juan’s Luis Muñoz International airport is considered one of the largest international airports in the Caribbean. With this renowned title, it is understandable why the country would utilize this asset as a means to aiding the island however in doing so the country...

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    Dia de los Muerto almost owned by Disney?

    “Disney Wants To Trademark ‘Dia De Los Muertos’ oh yeah? TRY US! we ARE the fastest growing demographic – JUST TRY US,” tweeted Valentina Harper, or by her twitter handle: @roastedsmurf, is just one of the few responses made by many against Mickey Mouse’s beloved home, Disney. Yesterday, Disney received some harsh...

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    President Barack Obama to visit Mexico

    Scheduled to go on a two-day trip to Mexico, President Barack Obama will not being taking any real leisure time while in the neighboring country but will be discussing the recent issue arising between the two nations. What is the issue? Mexican President Peña Nieto announcement in ending the level of access...

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