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Sanchez: A “Global Thinker”

Sanchez: A “Global Thinker”

Foreign Policy has named blogger Yoani Sanchez to its Top 100 Global Thinkers list, which the magazine calls “a unique portrait of 2011’s global marketplace of ideas and thinkers who make them.” The 36-year-old blogger, who has...

Dec 2, 11 • PoliticsNo Comments »
Calle 13 Joins Fight to Protect Latin American Children

Calle 13 Joins Fight to Protect Latin American Children

They’ve recently broken records at the Latin Grammy Awards. Now Calle 13’s Rene “Residente” Perez and Eduardo “Visitante” Cabra are working to end child trafficking and the exploitation of children in Latin America. The...

Nov 21, 11 • PoliticsNo Comments »
Gonzalez Named to Washington's State Supreme Court

Gonzalez Named to Washington’s State Supreme Court

Judge Steven Gonzalez has been appointed to Washington state’s highest court. Governor Chris Gregoire appointed the King County Superior Court judge this week to serve on the State Supreme Court, becoming only the second Latino justice to...

Nov 17, 11 • PoliticsNo Comments »
Giffords' Hero Elected to Tucson-Area School Board

Giffords’ Hero Elected to Tucson-Area School Board

He’s the former intern for U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz) who rushed to the congresswoman’s side after she was shot in the head outside a Tucson supermarket. And, now Daniel Hernández Jr. is now an elected member of a...

Nov 10, 11 • PoliticsNo Comments »
Leguizamo Speaks Out in Support of Marriage Equality...

Leguizamo Speaks Out in Support of Marriage Equality…

John Leguizamo is the latest celebrity encouraging Americans to support gay marriage… The 47-year-old Colombian-American actor appears in a video for the Human Right Campaign’s Americans for Marriage Equality campaign. “Loving, committed...

Nov 8, 11 • PoliticsNo Comments »
Obama Attends Latino Fundraiser Hosted by Eva Longoria

Obama Attends Latino Fundraiser Hosted by Eva Longoria

President Barack Obama’s support among Hispanics may be slipping, but that hasn’t stopped some of the biggest Latino celebrities from showing their support for the commander-in-chief. In what’s been dubbed “the first ever Latino fundraiser...

Oct 25, 11 • PoliticsNo Comments »
Fernandez Makes History in Landslide Victory...

Fernandez Makes History in Landslide Victory…

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez’s name will forever be etched in the history books after being re-elected to office Sunday in a landslide. By winning with the widest victory margin in Argentina’s history, the 58-year-old leader becomes...

Oct 24, 11 • PoliticsNo Comments »
Anahi Named Ambassador of Peace...

Anahi Named Ambassador of Peace…

Mexican actress and singer Anahi is making history… She’s the first Latin American artist to join the Non Violence Foundation, an organization founded by Yoko Ono. The 28-year-old former member of Latin Grammy-nominated pop group RBD made...

Oct 13, 11 • PoliticsNo Comments »
Shakira Joins Obama's Administration...

Shakira Joins Obama’s Administration…

In his quest to step up outreach to the Latino community, President Barack Obama has named Colombian pop superstar Shakira to a special presidential commission on education for Hispanics. The 34-year-old Grammy-winning singer—who has been involved...

Oct 6, 11 • PoliticsNo Comments »
President Obama's Hispanic Roundtable...

President Obama’s Hispanic Roundtable…

In his quest to improve his lackluster approval rating among Latinos, President Barack Obama held an online Hispanic roundtable in the White House on Wednesday to discuss some of the issues most important to the Latino community. Currently only 48...

Sep 29, 11 • PoliticsNo Comments »