Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Guest Blogger: Adrianna Quintero “Latin America Must Continue Its Leadership Past COP-20″

Delegates from nearly 200 countries gathered in early December to hammer out an agreement on climate change policy at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties. Too often environmentalists go home disappointed after watching the assembly fall short of its mandate to prevent catastrophic climate change. This year, a fresh urgency in the conversation produced results: for the first time, every country in the world must pledge specific reductions in carbon pollution by the next assembly in 2015. This agreement is particularly ground-breaking because of a … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Adrianna Quintero “Latin America Must Continue Its Leadership Past COP-20″

Delegates from nearly 200 countries gathered in early December to hammer out an agreement on climate change policy at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties. Too often environmentalists go home disappointed after watching the assembly fall short of its mandate to prevent catastrophic climate change. This year, a fresh urgency in the conversation produced results: for the first time, every country in the world must pledge specific reductions in carbon pollution by the next assembly in 2015. This agreement is particularly ground-breaking because of a … [Read More...]

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Senate Confirms Sarah Saldaña as Head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency

This week, the Senate confirmed Sarah Saldaña, as the new head of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE). Saldaña is a Dallas based federal prosecutor and will become the first Latina to lead the agency responsible for enforcing federal laws regarding border control, customs, trade and immigration. In a statement regarding Saldaña’s confirmation, President Obama said, “Sarah is the right person to lead the dedicated men and women at ICE in securing our borders, keeping American communities safe, and upholding our values.”  The president continued, “Since I took office, … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Adrianna Quintero “Latin America Must Continue Its Leadership Past COP-20″

Delegates from nearly 200 countries gathered in early December to hammer out an agreement on climate change policy at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties. Too often environmentalists go home disappointed after watching the assembly fall short of its mandate to prevent catastrophic climate change. This year, a fresh urgency in the conversation produced results: for the first time, every country in the world must pledge specific reductions in carbon pollution by the next assembly in 2015. This agreement is particularly ground-breaking because of a … [Read More...]

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Senate Confirms Sarah Saldaña as Head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency

This week, the Senate confirmed Sarah Saldaña, as the new head of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE). Saldaña is a Dallas based federal prosecutor and will become the first Latina to lead the agency responsible for enforcing federal laws regarding border control, customs, trade and immigration. In a statement regarding Saldaña’s confirmation, President Obama said, “Sarah is the right person to lead the dedicated men and women at ICE in securing our borders, keeping American communities safe, and upholding our values.”  The president continued, “Since I took office, … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Alfredo Estrada “Here We Go Again”

We've seen this movie before. Many of us at LATINO Magazine worked at HISPANIC, launched in 1988 during the so-called "Decade of the Hispanic." It certainly wasn't, and no one would make the same claim of the naughty '90s and double-barreled '00s. But here we go again... Latinos (not Hispanics!) were the decisive factor in the last election, voting 71%  for President Obama and handing him victory in swing states like Florida, Colorado and Nevada. Even an adversary as staunch as Fox News CEO Roger Ailes declared that "the contributions made by Latinos are extraordinary." It appeared that we … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Adrianna Quintero “Latin America Must Continue Its Leadership Past COP-20″

Delegates from nearly 200 countries gathered in early December to hammer out an agreement on climate … [Read More...]

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Senate Confirms Sarah Saldaña as Head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency

This week, the Senate confirmed Sarah Saldaña, as the new head of the U.S. Immigration and Customs … [Read More...]

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American Alan Gross Released from Cuban Prison After Five Years

After five years in a Cuban Prison, American Alan Gross was released today following a year of … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Adrianna Quintero “Latin America Must Continue Its Leadership Past COP-20″

Delegates from nearly 200 countries gathered in early December to hammer out an agreement on climate … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Former Gov. Bill Richardson “Clean Power Plan a Win All-Around”

Earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first-ever limits on … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Liz Rebecca Alarcon “Venezuelan Opposition Leader Indicted for Conspiracy After Proof of Innocence”

On December 3rd, here in the U.S. a public servant was not indicted with proof of guilt. Also on … [Read More...]

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Comentarios From Maria: Our National Integrity and the CIA Torture Report

Last week, the Senate Intelligence Committee published a report detailing the alarming tactics employed by the CIA in the aftermath of September 11th. The brutality of the actions described in the report was undoubtedly, inconsistent with the principles and ideals that we cherish as Americans.  The … [Read More...]

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Sobremesa – Sen. Leticia Van de Putte on tacos, politics, cultura and the state of Latinos

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco If you want to get to the truth of matters in the Latino community have a conversation over a meal, the traditional sobremesa that follows a feast. It’s where our gente relaxes and speaks frankly. We invited Texas State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte for a wide ranging … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Jose Aristimuno “In State of the Union, Obama is Cautious on Immigration Reform”

This week, President Obama urged Congress in his State of the Union address to fix our broken immigration system once and for all. And although the President made the call that Congress needed to act, many have been quick to criticize him for only dedicating a short portion of the speech to talk … [Read More...]

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Latinos Redefining the American Dream

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco There’s no question that the American Dream isn’t what it used to be – if it ever was what we were told. What’s held true throughout the history of the U. S. is that the elusive dream has been defined by our nation’s newcomers. The American Dream is by default an … [Read More...]

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