Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on February 11, 2014 - 1:56pm.
Offering unflattering comparisons of the heavily Hispanic Rio Grande Valley to the “third world” may not be the best way to cultivate Texas’ Latino vote.
The Republican candidate for Texas governor ruffled feathers across the state last week when he said that instances of law enforcement corruption in the Valley resembled “third-world country practices that erode the social fabric of our communities” -- a comment that drew immediate criticism from Democrats and Latino groups, who viewed the remark as based on an ethnic stereotype.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on February 11, 2014 - 1:55pm.
New York City's undocumented immigrants will soon be able to obtain municipal ID cards, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.
"We will protect the almost half-million undocumented New Yorkers, whose voices too often go unheard," the mayor said during his first State of the City speech. "We will reach out to all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status -- issuing municipal ID cards available to all New Yorkers this year -- so that no daughter or son of our city goes without bank accounts, leases, library cards… simply because they lack identification.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on February 10, 2014 - 2:52pm.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Top Argentine officials are rejecting comments by U.S. senators who grilled President Barack Obama's nominee for ambassador to the South American country.
Foreign Minister Hector Timerman is calling Marco Rubio and Robert Menendez "extremists" who don't represent the will of the Senate, let alone the rest of the U.S. government. Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich says both senators should show more respect.
Both senators said Argentina lacks a mature democracy.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on February 10, 2014 - 2:50pm.
Education, Latino Voices News
MIAMI (AP) — Addressing what he calls a "growing opportunity gap" between people with and without advanced educations, Sen.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on February 10, 2014 - 2:28pm.
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Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on February 10, 2014 - 2:27pm.
SAN JUAN, P.R. — Alexis Sotomayor has many reasons to stay in Puerto Rico: his two children; his mother and their gossip sessions over plates of fried rice; and the balm of salt and sun that leavens his life on the island.
But the artisanal soap business that Mr. Sotomayor built is barely hanging on amid rising costs and taxes, and sales that have sunk by 40 percent in five years. Crime is rampant; his girlfriend was nearly carjacked at gunpoint recently.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on February 7, 2014 - 8:00pm.
The U.S. economy has averaged about 2.5% growth for four and a half years in what is supposedly a recovery, median household income is below where it was when the recession ended in June 2009, and job growth is mediocre. But the political class seems intent on fighting over the blame rather than trying to escape the malaise.
The latest evidence is John Boehner's punt on immigration reform. Only days ago the House Speaker floated a set of reform principles that opened the door to a potential compromise with Democrats and the Senate.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on February 7, 2014 - 2:49pm.
My favorite type of social science is the myth-busting kind. Guess what? Not all members of minority groups are impoverished.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on February 7, 2014 - 2:35pm.
At a meeting with the state's Hispanic Legislative Caucus on Wednesday, newly sworn-in Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera avoided a question about whether he supports the state DREAM Act, a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition prices to attend public universities.
"The legislative process will work itself out," said Lopez-Cantera in response to the question, according to The Florida Times-Union.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on February 7, 2014 - 2:27pm.
An Arizona Republican wants to make it a crime for undocumented people to do almost anything in his state.
State Rep. Carl Seel (R-Phoenix) has proposed a bill that would make it illegal for undocumented immigrants to receive any public benefits -- including attending public school or using a public road. Violating the proposed law would result in misdemeanor for the first offense and a felony for subsequent offenses. Driving while undocumented would result in forfeiture of the car, according to the bill.
Seel’s proposal comes less than two years after the U.S.