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Cartoon depicting armed criminals as ‘Dreamers’ spurs outrage among Latinos

A national Latino group is calling on the leading New Mexico newspaper to examine its editorial practices after it published a controversial cartoon that portrayed armed criminals as Dreamers at a...

Botánicas, offering folk remedies and spiritual healing, attract old and new clients

At the botánica Los Siete Arcángeles 2 in the Bronx, New York, visitors browse aisles offering herbs for a variety of ailments, aerosols that promise to ward off evil spirits and...

Who is Trump’s first Latino judicial nominee, Fernando Rodriguez, Jr.?

Since taking office, President Trump has moved to reshape the judiciary and swiftly. Trump’s picks have been overwhelmingly white and male, so the nomination of Fernando Rodriguez Jr. to the U.S. District...

As politicians feud over immigration, TV writers’ rooms find a teaching moment

LOS ANGELES — With nearly half a dozen projects this pilot season that are centered on immigrant stories, writers' rooms are bringing personal stories to politics at a time when immigration reform continues...

California legalizes marijuana as of January 1, 2018

Los Ángeles - Agencies. One in five Americans will have access to legal marijuana as of Monday, when California joins the list of states that allow the trade and consumption of marijuana...

11% of Americans with Hispanic ancestry deny their Latino roots

Mexico - Agencies. Of the 42.7 million American adults of Hispanic descent, some five million people (11%) do not consider themselves Hispanic or Latino, according to a study by the Pew Research...

Puerto Rico doesn’t need hurricane of ‘punitive taxes’, activists say to Congress

A coalition of Puerto Rican and Latino groups told members of Congress any tax increases on U.S. corporations operating in the island would devastate an already battered economy. The group #Power4PuertoRico went to the...

Salma Hayek says Harvey Weinstein forced her to do sex scene in ‘Frida’

Actress Salma Hayek said Wednesday that disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein threatened to shut down production of her dream movie, "Frida," unless "I agreed to do a sex scene with another...

Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s great idea for teaching civics to English-language learners

The U.S. has an estimated 4.6 million English Language Learning (ELL) students, of which 3.4 million are Spanish speaking. According to iCivics, an education non-profit, students tend to struggle more with social...

’Do the right thing’: Thousands rally in D.C. for Dream Act to protect young...

WASHINGTON — About two thousand young immigrants and their supporters converged on the nation’s capital to rally Congress for legislation that would protect their ability to work and study in the...