Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on February 11, 2014 - 2:36pm.
America is a great land and lures immigrants worldwide, yet record numbers of U.S. citizens and permanent residents are giving up their citizenship or residency. For all the immigrant arrivals the trickle the other direction is increasing. The number is still small, with the “published” expatriates for the quarter 630 for the last quarter of 2013.
That brings the total number to 2,999 for all of 2013. The previous record high for a year was 1,781 set in 2011. It’s a 221% increase over the 932 who left in 2012.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on February 11, 2014 - 2:07pm.
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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A free smartphone application has encouraged more than 70,000 Argentines to become citizen-cops as they shop.
Argentina's government blames escalating inflation on speculators and greedy businesses, and has pressured leading supermarket chains to keep selling more than 80 key products at fixed prices.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on February 11, 2014 - 2:05pm.
A former Florida state representative and Republican activist has left the GOP over immigration policy.
Ana Rivas Logan will officially become a Democrat Monday afternoon when she files paperwork at the Miami-Dade Elections Department.
Rivas Logan, an educator who was born in Nicaragua after her parents fled Cuba, said one of the reasons she is switching parties is because she was pressured by current Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera to support an Arizona-style immigration law when it surfaced in Florida in 2011.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on February 11, 2014 - 2:03pm.
Americans generally view Nelson Mandela as a hero and Fidel Castro as a villain. Mandela saw things differently.
The South African leader’s nationalist and anti-imperialist stances collided head on with the world’s superpower and gave him a lot in common with its Cuban archenemy. Mandela embraced the former Cuban dictator because he opposed apartheid and represented the aspirations of Third World nationalists that the United States undermined across the globe during the Cold War.
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.