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  • News & Politics
    50 Years of Cold Shouldering to End: U.S. & Cuba work on mending Diplomatic Relationship

    It seems like last week’s the Summit of the Americas event proved useful since it mended 50 years of diplomatic recourse between the United States of America and Cuba. Since the event that brings together the leaders of several countries along the Americas together in a forum to discuss issues that is...

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    Can he or Can’t he? Sen. Marco Rubio announces intention to run for President, but could he face hurdles

    The United States Senator Marco Rubio of Florida announced on Monday that he will be trying to snag the Republican Party’s nomination to become the 45th President of the United States of America in the 2016 Elections. And while he is the lesser of two…candidates…compared to Ted Cruz, Rubio stands to have...

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    The Positive Effect: How the 7th Summit could make U.S. look good in Latin America

    Starting today and tomorrow, President Barack Obama will join the heads of state of 34 governments across Central America, South America, and the Caribbean in Panama City for the 7th Summits of the Americas. The summit is a panel where leaders come together in order to engage in an open discussion in-relation...

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    Summits of the 7 Americas: U.S. & Latin American Heads of Government & State come together to discuss important issues

    Every three years an event is held known as the The Summits of the Americas where the...

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    Friends with…Benefits? Sen. Robert Menendez charged with Corruption!

    Despite claiming his relationship to a Floridian ophthalmologist is merely a friendship and nothing more, New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez has been charged for corruption and eight counts of bribery due to possibly using his standing as Senator in dealings with Doctor Salomon Melgen. At a press conference on Wednesday, before being...

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    No Thank You, Cruz: Two Latino Groups Say No to Ted Cruz

    Last week started off with somewhat of a disappointment when Senator Ted Cruz of Texas announced that he would be seeking the Republican nomination to run for President of the United States of America in 2016. If all goes to plan for Cruz he could become the first Latino President of the...

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    How About No: Ted Cruz as First Latino President, an American Nightmare

    While it is always inspiring and encouraging when you hear about the accomplishment or success of other Latinos whether it be in education, entertainment, and/or politics, however this sentiment came to a somewhat halt on March 23, 2015 when learning of what one Latino in particular was looking to achieve. What should...

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    Getting Insured: Latinos are the highest group to get insured under the Affordable Care Act

    In a new report released by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) there are an estimated 16.4 million Americans who now have health insurance thanks to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). And according to the report, Latinos are considered to be the highest within the...

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    What is funny and what is not? The possible racism on Latino television

    Last Wednesday, Rodner Figueroa fell under the spotlight after his comments regarding First Lady Michelle Obama were considered racist and earned him a swift firing from Univision’s popular television program El Gordo y La Flaca. However, aside from Figueroa earning sometime in the spotlight the incident has shown an ongoing, overlooked culture...

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    One Year Later: El Barrio honors those lost in Gas Leak Explosion

    Yesterday marked the one year anniversary since tragedy struck East Harlem after a gas leak led to an explosion that saw to the destruction of two buildings, the injuring of 70 people, and the deaths of eight. And to pay tribute to those lost, the residents and those wishing to honor the...

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    Meaning of Friendship or Meaning of Corruption: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez faces Corruption Charges

    He says he is not going anywhere, but if charges due prove he is just another corrupt senator a New Jersey senator may not be able to stand by his words. On Friday, controversy hit the garden state when it was revealed that the Department of Justice is planning on filing criminal...

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    Immigration Reform on Halt: Judge Blocks President Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration

    Three months ago, President Barack Obama announced his executive order regarding immigration reform in this country and while it appeared as a victory for millions of immigrants—who were also worried it wouldn’t go through—it seemed that the plans proposed by the president would eventually go through. Going so far as to tell...

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    SOTU 2015: The Days after the President’s State of the Union address

    Yesterday and Tuesday evening, Twitter, Facebook, and any other form of social media was abuzz with chatter. No, there wasn’t a celebrity arrest, marriage, or pregnancy but talk was on the 2015 State of the Union address. And this SOTU address is sure to be one of President Barack Obama most memorable...

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    Más Latinos en College: President Obama’s new plan for free College offered to Americans & how Latinos benefit

    It seems 2015 will possible be President Barack Obama year if the plans he are proposing are enacted upon. From his executive plans on immigration announced late last year earning him a favorable response among Latinos, the president has made another announcement that will possibly do him some good after earning himself...

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    Mayor de Blasio vs. the NYPD: The tension between the Mayor and New York City Police Officers

    One week ago, tragedy struck New York City when two NYPD officers were brutally murdered by a mentally unstable man while sitting in their squad car. On December 21st, police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were struck down by Ismaaiyl Brinsley who claimed he was taking revenge for the murders of...

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    Census Dilemma: Latino U.S. population unsure due to questioning?

    Since 1790 when our 3rd President Thomas Jefferson was in office as President of the United States, Americans throughout the country have taken part in the United States Census which was a way to count every resident living in the country. The purpose of the census was a way to determine who...

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    Target de Blasio: Latino Committee Aims to bring more Latino Representation to New York City

    When running to become New York City’s mayor, Bill de Blasio saw an administration that wasn’t fitting a diverse city it was meant to serve and promised to make his administration more inclusive in-regards to various communities located within the city. However, since taking office there are groups who are challenging whether...

  • Entertainment
    Workin’ 9 to 5: Latinos Unemployment Continues to Decline!

    Two months ago, LatinTRENDS reported on how the unemployment rate for Latinos were dropping. And now, after the month of November it appears the unemployment rate is still declining for the Latino community. “The news is good across the board,” said Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez when talking about the overall...

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    Hollywood’s Mexican Slave State: Chris Rock on Blacks & Latinos in Entertainment Industry

    Since August, this country has been engaging in one of the most controversial, intense, and sometimes ignored issue we as all Americans must face: racism. After the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the hands of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson there’s been a spotlight focused on how Black...

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    Latinos Approve!: President Obama’s approval rating rises among Latinos after plans on Immigration revealed

    It’s been a week since President Barack Obama revealed his executive action plans regarding immigration within this country. And while he has drawn criticism and threats from his opponents, it appears the president’s plans may have re-earned him support from the Latino community. According to a Gallup—an American research-based, global performance-management consulting...

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    Our Voices Matter: Latino, Black, & Asians NYC Council Members walkout for Justice

    Since last Monday, all over the United States, and the world afar, protests have been popping up in-regards to the St. Louis County’s grand jury decision to uphold Officer Darren Wilson to murder charges—or any charges at all—in the killing of teenager Michael Brown. Since the decision was announced people from various...

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    Pass the Bill: President Barack Obama to Republicans on his executive action regarding Immigration

    Last Thursday, after a long awaited period to know what his plans are President Barack Obama announced his plans regarding his executive action on the immigration policy in our country. Promising to shield as many as 5 million immigrants from deportation while granting work permits to others, could President Obama’s executive action...

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    When & When: President Obama to announce plans for Immigration reform this week?

    Well according to various sources these are just rumors at the moment. Last Wednesday, a news source reported that President Barack Obama could be announcing his plan to overhaul this country’s current immigration policy through executive action sometime this week. According to this news source, the White House was prepping to unleash...

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    The First South American Latina elected-Judge in Queens!

    Just two weeks ago, Queens made history after the November 2014 Elections when voting in the first South American Latina judge from Ecuador. Being the first South American elected-judge, Carmen Velásquez attributes being voted into the Queens Supreme Court of the 11th judicial district of the New York Supreme Court to her...

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