Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on March 10, 2014 - 1:47pm.
MIAMI (AP) — Huber Matos Benitez, who helped lead the Cuban Revolution as one of Fidel Castro's key lieutenants before his efforts to resign from the burgeoning communist government landed him in prison for 20 years, has died. He was 95.
Matos died Thursday at a Miami area hospital following a massive heart attack two days before, his grandson Huber Matos Garsault told The Associated Press. He was to be buried in Costa Rica after a memorial service set for Sunday, his family said.
Matos was a 34-year-old rice farmer and teacher — and an opponent of Cuban dictator Gen.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on March 10, 2014 - 1:32pm.
WASHINGTON — Just before 8:30 a.m. January 26, two figures dressed in camouflage and carrying military assault rifles crossed an international border, making their way on foot through the quiet desert terrain, unaware that they were under the constant watch of authorities in the country they had just entered.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on March 7, 2014 - 2:36pm.
Customs and Border Protection and a Texas hospital allegedly subjected a woman to repeated anal and vaginal cavity searches over a period of six hours without her consent and without a warrant, leaving her traumatized, according to a lawsuit filed in December. The hospital then allegedly sent the woman a bill for more than $5,000 after she refused to sign a consent form.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on March 4, 2014 - 10:11pm.
March 3, 2014
The Honorable Greg Walden The Honorable Anna G. Eshoo
Chairman Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Communications Subcommittee on Communications
and Technology and Technology
Committee on Energy and Commerce Committee on Energy and Commerce
U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515 Washington, D.C.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on March 4, 2014 - 8:59pm.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is set to unveil a plan aimed at electing "75 diverse candidates" and 150 women to office as Republicans.
The nation's only Latina governor and former Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno are scheduled to announce details Tuesday on recruiting black, Latino and female GOP candidates for state-level offices.
Martinez, a moderate Republican seen as a rising star in the party, has been leading an effort to diversify the GOP. She and Nevada Gov.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on March 4, 2014 - 8:56pm.
WASHINGTON -- White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043, according to new census projections.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on March 4, 2014 - 8:54pm.
A bill introduced last month by California Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) would require the state's Department of Education to develop a model for implementing a standardized, statewide ethnic studies curriculum for high schools.
Although controversies over Mexican-American studies have roiled conservatives in Southwestern states, Alejo's bill could put California on the path to adopting one of the most ambitious ethnic studies program for public schools in the country.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on March 4, 2014 - 8:52pm.
WASHINGTON -- An immigration attorney with backing from a group representing young undocumented Dreamers is expected to announce his bid for Congress on Tuesday as an independent.
Jose Peñalosa will join what looks to be a crowded field to fill the Phoenix-area seat of Rep. Ed Pastor (D-Ariz.), who announced last week that he plans to retire after his current term. Three Democrats have already entered the race, but Peñalosa plans to run as an independent to push both parties on immigration reform.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on February 27, 2014 - 2:41pm.
Megyn Kelly, speaking to Brit Hume about Arizona's infamous SB 1062:
"I look at this bill and I wonder whether this is ... an overreaction [by religious] people who feel under attack on this score, and in the end, they may have struck back in a way that's deeply offensive to many and potentially dangerous to folks who are gay and lesbians and need medical services and other services being denied potentially."
Hume: "I think you're right."
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on February 27, 2014 - 2:37pm.
More than two years after conservative Texas legislators cut funding of family planning clinics by two-thirds, a report has revealed just how devastating the cuts have been for the welfare of many women who now no longer have access to contraceptives, pap smears, life-saving cancer treatments and other critical services.
Specifically, the report, compiled by the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and the Center for Reproductive Rights, looks at how the cuts have affected one of the most under-served communities in one of the poorest areas in the state: Latina women living in