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Romney, Obama Should Not Celebrate Debate, Immigrant And Civil Rights Advocates Say

Janell Ross | October 4, 2012 | Latino Voices
Two technocrats, dressed in dark suits and armed with their own versions of the truth, walked into a Denver auditorium for a presidential debate. Then, both men forgot all about the people whose votes they want to win. That description might sound like the start of the world's...

Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary Of State, Faces Recall Attempt

John Celock | October 5, 2012 | Politics
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R), who famously drafted Arizona and Alabama's controversial immigration laws, is facing a recall attempt over those efforts and his support for a new voter photo ID law in the state. Two anti-Kobach activists, Sonny Scroggins and Frank Smith, told the...

Walmart Strike: Dozens Of LA Workers Walk Off The Job In First-Ever Strike Against Retailer (PHOTOS)

Kathleen Miles | October 6, 2012 | Los Angeles
For the first time in Walmart's 50-year history, workers at multiple stores have gone on strike, even though their jobs are not protected by a labor union. More than 70 Los Angeles Walmart workers from nine stores walked off the job Thursday, workers and labor organizers told The Huffington Post....

Peter Rosello, Son Of 'Real Housewives of Miami' Star, Filmed Punching Homeless Man 'In The Nuts' (VIDEO)

Janie Campbell | October 5, 2012 | Miami
The model son of a "Real Housewives of Miami" cast member is facing possibly felony charges after filming himself punching a homeless man in the crotch. Peter Rosello, whose mother Alexia Echevarria infamously dissed the "lower people" of blue collar city Hialeah on the show last season,...

Teen Punches Bus Driver In Kansas City, Missouri: Police (VIDEOS)

Andres Jauregui | October 4, 2012 | Crime
Surveillance video from a Kansas City Metro bus captured a shocking incident on Oct. 1, in which a young man appears to sucker punch a driver for no apparent reason. Police in Missouri are now searching for the suspect and are urging anyone with information to contact...

Latino Voices' Favorite Tweets From The First 2012 Presidential Debate

Lucette Jefferson | October 4, 2012 | Latino Voices
Last night, Twitter was on fire during the debates. Between hashtags like #TestyMitt floating around, Jim Lehrer's awkward moderating style getting it's own twitter account and everyone talking about Big Bird, some of us forgot to talk about the actual issues. Below, we've rounded up...

Rosa Linda's, Denver Mexican Cafe, Receives Threats After Turning Down Offer To Host Romney Campaign Stop

Matt Ferner | October 5, 2012 | Denver
The family that owns Rosa Linda's, a popular Mexican cafe in Denver's Highland neighborhood, are receiving threatening calls and emails as well as cancelled orders over what the family is saying is a misunderstanding of why they refused to play host to a Romney campaign stop. Oscar Aguirre, the eldest...

'Scandal' Season 2: 'The Other Woman' Reveals Who Olivia Pope Called To Fix Quinn's Trial

Maggie Furlong | October 4, 2012 | TV
"Scandal" (Thursday at 10 p.m. ET on ABC) got off to a pretty action-packed start for Season 2, and the next couple of episodes are full-speed ahead for Olivia Pope & Associates. This week, the theme is forgiveness, but don't let the powerful messages fool you:...

Presidential Debate Highlights Unanswered Questions About Moderator Diversity And Domestic Policy (SLIDESHOW)

Roque Planas | October 4, 2012 | Latino Voices
Critics had blasted the Commission on Presidential Debates for picking a notably undiverse pack of moderators this year. Wednesday night’s kickoff seemed to confirm those concerns. An aging Jim Lehrer let the candidates interrupt him and trample time limits, while neglecting to ask...

Arizona Border Shooting: Mexican Police Arrest 2 In Connection With Killed Border Patrol Agent, Nicholas Ivie

Ethan Fedida | October 4, 2012 | Crime
MEXICO CITY — Federal police have arrested two men who may be connected with the fatal shooting of a U.S. Border Patrol agent just north of the Mexico/Arizona border, a Mexican law enforcement official said Thursday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to...

Jennifer Lopez Engagement Ring Rumors: Star Spotted Wearing Huge Diamond Ring (PHOTO) (UPDATE)

Stephanie Marcus | October 5, 2012 | Celebrity
Don't be fooled by the rocks that she got, but Jennifer Lopez was spotted in Paris wearing a massive diamond ring, and we have to wonder if her boyfriend Casper Smart is now her fiance. The 43-year-old singer sparked rumors that she and her backup dancer boyfriend of nearly...

Romney Debates Himself (CARTOON)

Miguel Ferrer | October 4, 2012 | Latino Voices
Well, that was interesting. Or not. Governor Romney came out swinging, on offense from the get-go, and never pulled up on the reins, leaving President Obama flustered at times, unsure of himself often, and lacking in counter-attack. The polls bear this dynamic out, naming Mitt Romney...

Orlando Cruz Comes Out: Boxer Says He Is 'A Proud Gay Man'

Curtis M. Wong | February 2, 2016 | Queer Voices
History has been made today in the boxing world, as featherweight boxer Orlando Cruz has come out as a "proud gay man." The Puerto Rican native, 31, told USA Today: "I've been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career, I want...

Bleach Balloons Launched At Minority Students At University of Texas

William McGuinness | October 4, 2012 | College
Early Tuesday evening, University of Texas at Austin students and community members gathered under the shadow of the campus's iconic Martin Luther King Jr. statue. The Texas heat was beginning to relent, but fiery emotions in the wake of several violent incidents near campus brought the group together in order...

Studies: Health Disparities Vary Among Hispanic Subgroups, Hispanics Are Less Likely To Visit Doctor

Carolina Moreno | October 4, 2012 | Latino Voices
Heritage may be universal within the Hispanic community, but it seems health isn’t. According to two recently published twin studies -- one focusing on men and the other on women’s health -- there are “significant differences” in the physical and behavioral health of individuals within...

Venezuela Elections: Chavez Fights Young Challenger Capriles In Presidential Re-Election Bid

Ryan Craggs | December 4, 2012 | World
By Brian Ellsworth CARACAS, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez faces the toughest election of his 14-year rule on Sunday in a vote pitting his charisma and oil-financed largesse against fresh-faced challenger Henrique Capriles' promise of jobs, safer streets and an end to cronyism. Chavez, 58, staged a...

Mitt Romney Versus Obama: 4 Key Moments From First Presidential Debate

Jon Ward | October 4, 2012 | Politics
DENVER -- There was no one defining moment on Wednesday night, no knockout punch, as President Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney met for the first of three debates this month. But from the start, Romney and the president were a contrast in styles. Romney was energetic, engaging,...

Breast Cancer Research: 10 Things We've Learned About The Disease So Far This Year

Amanda L. Chan | October 5, 2012 | Healthy Living
October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month -- and we're taking the time to look at some of the biggest research findings revealed so far this year. Breast cancer leaves a huge mark in our society -- it's the No. 2 cause of cancer death in women (second...
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