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  • Entertainment
    “Enough of Fear!”: Thousands of Mexicans protest against violence amidst 43 Students’ massacre

    A month ago, LatinTRENDS reported on the disappearance of 43 student-teachers who vanished back on September 26th after police and alleged gang members broke up a demonstration they were participating in. According to witness accounts and news reports, the students were said to have been carried off by both law enforcement and...

  • Entertainment
    Did they or Didn’t They? Pt. II: The Sway of the Latino Vote

    Early last week, I wrote on LatinTRENDS about the ongoing question regarding the dilemma of the Latino vote and now after some time has passed since the November 2014 Elections the answer is beginning to come out. Despite the Republicans taking the Senate from the Democrats, Latinos did come out to vote...

  • Featured
    Education Denied: Latino immigrant children blocked from getting an Education in New York City?

    The concept that knowledge is a gift and should be available to all is a noble one, but in order to obtain knowledge—one that is accepted by all—obtaining an education is an essential tool in showing the world that you have it. However, for some the pursuit of knowledge is barred due...

  • Entertainment
    Protect the Taxi Drivers: New Bill proposed to protect New York City Taxi Drivers

    According to a study done by the Department of Labor, it was found that opposed to the average worker Taxi Drivers are 30 times more likely to be killed on the job. While shocking, it is understandable why taxi drivers are targeted. Known for carrying cash earned from their fares, taxi drivers...

  • Entertainment
    Twitter Horror: Journalist’s murder revealed on Twitter by Drug Cartel

    From Facebook to Twitter these social media platforms are used by millions across the world to share personal views, insight, and thoughts in order to connect with others. While some users use these platforms merely to be funny or kill some time, some users take to the social media world in order...

  • Entertainment
    November Elections 2014: Latinos in U.S. House expected to increase!

    While coverage over the past few days has largely been on where the Latino vote could be going, this post will look at the Latinos who could soon be entering the United States House of Representatives in the upcoming elections. While there are current Latinos preparing to take high positions within the...

  • Entertainment
    To the Motherland: Gov. Cuomo campaigns in the Dominican Republic & Puerto Rico to earn Latino votes stateside

    With the November Elections steadily approaching, politicians across the country are hitting the ground hard in order to draw in votes before the polls open on November 5th. And as candidates hit various communities in order to win support, there is one particular community among them all that’s becoming the key constitutes...

  • Entertainment
    First–of hopefully many–Latino nominated to U.S. Court of Federal Claims

    For Armando Bonilla becoming the first Hispanic to be nominated into the United States Court of Federal Claims is an opportunity that is truly awarded for him and for other Hispanics with dreams of entering law and politics. “As exciting as it is to be the first Hispanic to achieve something, my...

  • Entertainment
    Where Are They? 43 Student-Teachers Missing in Mexico; Mayor may be connected

    Back on Wednesday, thousands of people took to the streets within 19 states of Mexico to take part in a protest. The protest wasn’t against to the drug-war currently plaguing the country, issues with the government, but the protest was in-response to the disappearance—and now suspected murders—of 43 student-teachers from the Mexican...

  • Entertainment
    Unemployment Rate for Latinos Declines!

    While times may still be hard for most Americans it appears things may be getting a bit—a very small, miniature—easier for some Americans as the unemployment rate within the country decreases. According to recent statistics released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate within the country...

  • Entertainment
    Failing to Pull the Latino Vote: Democrats could face losses this upcoming Election

    Earlier this week, I talked about the recent issue regarding Latinos and the possibility of some who can vote and who are eligible to register to vote will forgo voting in the upcoming elections. To continue this discussion, I want to look at what will happen if Latinos choose to remain away...

  • Entertainment
    Will they or won’t they? Will there be even more Latinos voting this upcoming election?

    Back in January of this year, National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and Mi Familia Vota came together for a $5 million dollar register-by-mail campaign in hopes of persuading Latinos to empower themselves with the power of the vote. However, with the November elections drawing closer it appears that the two Latino...

  • Entertainment
    Fight Against Stop-And-Frisk: New App to help Latinos Record Abusive Police Officers

    From taking photos and filtering them through an array of filters to post on Instagram to scrolling through countless postings on Tumblr to browsing from various boards of interest of Pinterest, apps on the iPhone or Android has become a daily fixture in everyone’s life. Used as the main source of social...

  • Entertainment
    25 Years Later – NYC awards Central Park Five $41 Million after wrongful conviction

    It’s become one of New York City’s most infamous cases of injustice, and now after twenty-five long years it seems some form of justice will be given to the Central Park Five due to a recent court settlement in a case that was started two years ago. A case started after a...

  • Entertainment
    Hundreds of Fast Food Workers arrested during Nationwide Strike

    A week ago we celebrated Labors Day Weekend which is a yearly celebration to honor labor workers in the workforce. Started as recognition to workers who embarked on social and political movements, the holiday was to remember what workers did in the past in order to better their livelihood and the livelihood...

  • Entertainment
    Deportation Shouldn’t Stop: Congressman on the deaths of Immigrant Children deported

    In the ever-growing debate regarding immigration in the United States of America, not even the possible deaths of some immigrant children may face if deported back to their country of origins seems to quell the debate’s intensity. In fact, for one American congressman the deaths should not stop the deportation process but...

  • Entertainment
    Latinos & Labor Day: Recognizing Hispanic Workers on Labor Day!

    Celebrated on the first Monday of September, and consisting of an entire weekend, this past weekend across the country we celebrated Labor Day. A day—or again a weekend—where we acknowledge the American Labor Movement, Labor Day is a day dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers within the United States...

  • Entertainment
    Death at Home: Migrant Children face Violence & Death if deported back

    In order to escape the hardship or violence currently existing in their country, there are more children making the long trek from South America into the U.S. However, despite their efforts to obtain a better, safer life these immigrant children are being deported right back to where they came from. And sadly,...

  • Entertainment
    Latino Stars & Politicians get involved in the ALS Icebucket Challenge!

    From Ricky Martin to Jennifer Lopez, from Selena Gomez to Eva Longoria, from Carlos Vives to Thalia, and Alex Sensation to Daddy Yankee all these Latino superstars can now say they know what it’s like to have a bucket of ice filled water dumped onto them, but not in a bad way...

  • Entertainment
    Is Kim Kardashian “Selfish”?

    The word on the streets is that Kim Kardashian is putting together a big book of selfies...

  • Entertainment
    A Husband’s quest to solve the sudden disappearance of Salvadoran Mother and Wife

    For the last two years, the only thing Luis Fuentes has of his wife is the remembrance of her voice since her sudden disappearance when she was trying to cross the border into Texas. In those two years since her disappearance, Fuentes refuses to give up on his continuing quest which has...

  • Entertainment
    Depression: How to Break the Silence of its Sufferers?

    On Monday, August 11, 2014 the world received the shocking news that beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams was dead due to an apparent suicide. As the story unfolded, it was uncovered that despite having a lengthy battle with alcohol and substance abuse Williams was dealing with severe depression. His dealing with...

  • Entertainment
    Latinos of NYC feel uneasy with NYPD’s ‘Broken Windows’ Policy

    Last month the name of Eric Garner became widely known throughout New York City due to the highly-profiled controversy regarding Garner’s death. When a video showing the death of Garner at the hands of police officers was released, members of the Latino and African-American communities and civil rights activists have come out...

  • Entrepreneurship
    Evict a Person Even Though the Former One Is Dead?

    Imagine living a great life with lots of success and not to mention money. Now imagine that your significant other suddenly passes away leaving you, the apartment. Great, right? That may seem awesome in a way where you are left an apartment, but years later, you are on the verge of an...

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