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Bringing Latino Flare into Pop Culture and the People's Choice Awards

Lili Gil | Posted 03.12.2012 | Latino Voices
Lili Gil

Many Latinos don't see themselves or their voice properly represented in the so called "mainstream media," but those making an effort to connect and stand out within it are being noticed and hitting el corazón unexpectedly.

'Stand And Deliver' And 'El Mariachi' Among A Dozen Latino-Related Movies In National Film Registry

Posted 12.30.2011 | Latino Voices

"Stand and Deliver," the 1988 film starring Edward James Olmos in an Oscar-nominated role as East Los Angeles math teacher, and Robert Rodriguez's "El...

Gabriel Lerner

Latinos Bid Loud 'Adios' To Depressing 2011 | Gabriel Lerner | Posted 12.27.2011 | Latino Voices

2011 is almost gone. For Latinos in the United States, it was primarily a year to forget. Life hasn't been good, and Hispanics have suffered the s...

Cuba Wraps Up Dramatic Year Of Economic Revival

AP | By PAUL HAVEN | Posted 12.26.2011 | Latino Voices

HAVANA -- A year at the vanguard of Cuba's economic revival has not brought Julio Cesar Hidalgo riches. The fledgling pizzeria owner has had his good ...

Hundreds Of Immigration Law Foes Rally In Alabama

AP | Posted 12.18.2011 | Latino Voices

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Hundreds of advocates for immigrants who gathered outside Alabama's state Capitol are calling for the repeal of a controversial la...

Alberto Gonzales: Dear Santa, Send Money

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Raul A. Reyes

As attorney general, Alberto Gonzales trampled on civil liberties, politicized the Department of Justice, and deeply embarrassed many of his fellow Latinos. Now he wants us to send him money.

Cecilia Munoz Didn't Want to Face Me, or the Facts.

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 01.18.2012 | Latino Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

The absence of truth is. That's why I have decided to call Ms. Munoz to a public debate in a Latino community of her choosing.

Detainees: Working For $1 A Day, Using Phone for $5 A Minute

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 01.16.2012 | Latino Voices
Axel W. Caballero

On November 18th, a coalition of immigrant and civil rights organizations will demand the shut down Stewart Detention Center and the immediate termination of private prison contracts.

Full Latino Impact in 2012 Elections Will Depend on Its Youth

Roberto Ramos | Posted 01.08.2012 | Latino Voices
Roberto Ramos

While inspired by their roots, the U.S.-born Latino voters are clearly not your parent's electorate.

The "Whitening" of Occupy Wall Street

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 01.04.2012 | Latino Voices
Axel W. Caballero

Occupiers are diverse, savvy and motivated enough to democratize media in itself.

Yolanda González Gómez

Mother Wearing Electronic Bracelet Fights Deportation | Yolanda González Gómez | Posted 12.22.2011 | Latino Voices

DALLAS -- Anatolia Garcia doesn't like the electronic bracelet shackled around her ankle, but she prefers it to the prospect of being deported and for...

Occupy L.A. Supporters Peaceful And Determined

Turnstyle | Posted 12.06.2011 | Los Angeles

Originally published on, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Immigrant Detention Business Is Booming, So Is Abuse

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 11.30.2011 | Latino Voices
Axel W. Caballero

This is the current state of our immigration system, one that puts profit over decency and greed over sensible policy.

Breaking Stereotypes: Luxury Brand Executives Address the Latino Opportunity

Lili Gil | Posted 11.29.2011 | Latino Voices
Lili Gil

Will you boost your luxury business with Latinos? For the category and in times of economic trouble, this may be the only source of new business and incremental growth.

The Gran Desencanto

Viviana Hurtado | Posted 11.28.2011 | Latino Voices
Viviana Hurtado

The housing crisis will one day bottom out. The economy will eventually recover. But will the dashed hopes of recession battered Americans that underpin these questions be restored?

Confidence Deteriorates as Fear of Global Recession Gains Momentum

Lili Gil | Posted 11.27.2011 | Business
Lili Gil

A climate of bad and worse news followed by much talk and little action is leading people to a state of panic and fear.

College Grad Under Threat of Deportation Has Reason To Hope

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.31.2011 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Robyn Gee President Obama recently a...

Meet The New American Sweatshop

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 10.30.2011 | Latino Voices
Axel W. Caballero

The exploitation of car wash workers is the face of a new American sweatshop, one that operates in plain daylight in our communities, in our neighborhoods and at our corner carwash.

Science, Language and Technology: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Mirla Gonzalez | Posted 10.18.2011 | Education
Mirla Gonzalez

2011-08-18-Screenshot20110818at10.50.41AM.jpg After nearly two decades of civil war, Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty.

In College, Gaining Latina Awareness

Bianca Martinez | Posted 10.12.2011 | College
Bianca Martinez

Being so focused on my identity in this way has not deterred my interests outside of racial issues. Instead they have been molded in a way that I had not expected.

Hola: Introducing HuffPost LatinoVoices

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.11.2011 | Latino Voices
Arianna Huffington

These are really challenging times for millions of Latinos. But as an immigrant to this country I know that the immigrant spirit and resilience that are at the heart of the American experience can help us all overcome whatever obstacles lie ahead and truly move mountains. READ MORE Dispatches From the Changing American Dream: Expanding the National Conversation: Our politicians have chosen to narrow their imaginations, but they can't narrow ours. Even if we can't control how Washington responds to our problems, we still have control over how we respond to them. READ MORE

Latino Student Voices On College, Culture And Identity

Posted 10.10.2011 | College

Although an Associated Press-Univision poll last year reported that 87 percent of Hispanics value higher education, Hispanic students comprise 12.7 pe...

Coming to Terms With My Heritage

Natalia Ortega | Posted 10.10.2011 | College
Natalia Ortega

I didn't realize how Hispanic I was until I was pulled away from my native environment. I thought the crazy Latin culture was something I wanted to escape, but as it turns out, I love my "spice." I can't let go of it, but rather I've let flourish.

For Latino Students, Staying True

Matt Urquijo | Posted 10.10.2011 | College
Matt Urquijo

Latino college students should cherish the opportunity to show America our potential and that we are the driving force to the future. That mentality is what motivates me every day in the classroom.

You Won't Be Alone

Esteban L. Hernandez | Posted 10.10.2011 | College
Esteban L. Hernandez

My parents, who immigrated to the United States from Mexico in the 1980s, never received the opportunity to attend college, so I relied completely on the stories of high school teachers to get a sense of how this college business worked.