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Beyoncé, Jay Z Cuba Trip Cleared By Treasury Department

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics

Celebrity power duo Beyoncé and Jay Z were heavily criticized in April 2013 by pro-Cuban democracy activists and GOP lawmakers over their trip to Cub...

Elise Foley

Mario Diaz-Balart Concedes Defeat On Immigration, For Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the biggest Republican supporters of comprehensive immigration reform in the House has finally given up. Rep. Mario Diaz-Bala...

Cuba & the U.S: The Case Against the Cuban Embargo

Adrian Brito | Posted 06.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Adrian Brito

How come we do business with some of the world's most authoritarian regimes with the worst human rights' records on the planet, yet we keep insisting that the Cuban embargo should be kept in place solely on moral grounds?

Democratic Push For Obamacare Rooted In Demographics

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — While much of America was upset about the botched rollout of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, most Democrats in Cong...

House Republican Leaders To Outline Immigration Principles

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders plan to outline broad immigration principles, including legalization for the 11 million immigrants living...

Immigration Reform Is Counting on House Republicans More Than Ever in 2014

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Jose Antonio Tijerino

The question as we start a fresh new year is which courageous Republicans in the House will step up and champion immigration reform in 2014, at great political risk in doing the right thing for America?

Immigration Reform Is Delayed, Not Defeated

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Alex Nowrasteh

It's disappointing that immigration reform is delayed until at least 2014. But delay does not mean defeat. Immigration reforms have been passed in election years before, and if political ideology and political self-interest play any role, it can happen again.

The Latino Face of the GOP's Immigration Reform Blockade

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

More broadly, for Latinos across this country, immigration reform is a touchstone issue, and has become less about the impact to their own families and more a proxy for how they're treated -- respected -- in the U.S.

GOP Rep. Meeting With Obama

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects for comprehensive immigration legislation this year grew murkier on the eve of an all-out push by a c...

Here Are The Twitter Handles Of Florida Reps Who Voted For Shutdown

Posted 10.01.2013 | Miami

After Congress failed to reach a spending agreement Monday night, the United States government is now partially shut down -- meaning about 800,000 fe...

Now It Is Not the Time to Change the 1966 Cuban Adjustment Act

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 09.08.2013 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

The only danger to the Cuban Adjustment Act is Marco Rubio, and Mario Diaz-Balart's reckless rhetoric about the Act. By opening a congressional debate about the statute, they have become the disease they pretend to cure.

Lincoln Gabriel Diaz-Balart Dead At 29

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.20.2013 | Latino Voices

Lincoln Gabriel Diaz-Balart, nephew of U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), died Sunday at the age of 29, The Miami Herald reports. Diaz-Balart was t...

Elise Foley

House Immigration Group Finally Reaches Reform Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group in the House has come to an agreement on principles for a comprehensive immigration reform bill, members said on Thur...

Which Party Will Win Florida's Latino Voters?

Sun Sentinel | Anthony Man | Posted 07.12.2013 | Miami

Democrats and Republicans who disagree on just about everything are in sync on one subject: If they want to win Florida's governorship next year or th...

Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Me: Our Trips to Cuba

Isabel Kaplan | Posted 06.13.2013 | World
Isabel Kaplan

Not one to be left out of the discussion, Jay-Z just dropped a new track called "Open Letter" (produced by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz) in which he discusses his recent trip to Cuba. He raps: "I'm in Cuba, I love Cubans/ This talk about Communism is so confusing." I feel ya, Jay-Z.

GOP Lawmakers Seek Details On Jay Z, Beyonce Move

Reuters | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

April 6 (Reuters) - Two Republican members of Congress have asked the U.S. Treasury Department for information on what type of license American pop ...

Elise Foley

Congress To White House: Let Us Write Immigration Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) and Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), two of the lawmakers working across the aisle on immigration reform, said ...

Elise Foley

Latino Strategist: I 'Pray And Hope' Romney Won't Talk Immigration In Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

Latino politicians and operatives had some advice on Wednesday for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney: Don't talk about immigration during the Thurs...

When Will (Some) Democrats Learn?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

I know the Obama campaign gets it, otherwise they wouldn't be where they are now, running ahead of their opponent for a second term in the White House. For that I'm thankful. But today we learned that there are still some Democrats who don't get it.

No More Statues of Che

Matt Brady | Posted 09.16.2012 | World
Matt Brady

The Galway City Council scuttled plans to erect a statue to Ernesto "Che" Guevara, but the very idea is repulsive to those who know about Guevara's crimes.

Congressional Candidate Makes RIDICULOUS Name Change

AP | GARY FINEOUT | Posted 07.30.2012 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida is letting a congressional candidate put the name of his web address on the ballot. Why? Because Eddie Gonzalez went bef...

Carlos Harrison

Was Your IKEA Furniture Made In A Cuban Prison?

HuffingtonPost.com | Carlos Harrison | Posted 05.09.2012 | Latino Voices

The flap is heating up over allegations that IKEA used Cuban political prisoners to make furniture. A bipartisan group of ranking Hispanic members ...

Carlos Harrison

The Pope's Visit To Havana Draws Ire Of Cuban-American Hardliners

HuffingtonPost.com | Carlos Harrison | Posted 03.30.2012 | Latino Voices

MIAMI, Fla. -- Let the controversy begin. Pope Benedict XVI’s three-day visit to Havana, Cuba this week is already drawing scathing criticism from C...

Cristina Costantini

Latino Republicans Abandon Key 'Latino Issues' To Endorse Romney In Florida

HuffingtonPost.com | Cristina Costantini | Posted 03.27.2012 | Latino Voices

As GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney gears up for the Florida primary, he has garnered endorsements from a few of the state's key Hispanic politi...

Florida, Pretends It Is The Year 2000 As Our "Elian Gonzalez Equivalents" Get Deported

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 03.27.2012 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Will the Hispanic Republicans in Florida continue to drive a wedge that goes against what most Latinos are in support of?