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Accepting Gays and Lesbians in the Catholic Church

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In the 2,000 years since the Catholic Church was created, a lot has changed with the ideas and thoughts people have. One of the major issues within the Catholic Church was the acceptance of gays and lesbians. With acceptance becoming the social norm, the church had a hard time standing their ground on the issue. Read More

Mass grave has citizens feeling eerie about police officials

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When we think about police in uniform we should feel secure and safe. We should be able to seek shelter with these uniformed individuals who should stand for peace and justice yet the town of Iguala, Guerrero believe that their police force is involved in the disappearance of 43 students and 4 student deaths, the Read More

Knowledge is power for El Chapo

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To extradite, or not to extradite, that is the question (among many) facing Mexico as its most notorious drug lord, ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, sits in the Mexican supermax prison Centro Federal de Readaptación Social Número 1 “Altiplano.” Apprehended this past February in Mazatlan, El Chapo may be headed to New York after a Brooklyn Federal Read More

Efforts being made to win back Latino voters

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  LIBRE, a non-partisan organization that’s mission is to help Latinos by teaching them about economic principles and values, is currently holding different events throughout the U.S., but with elections right around the corner, they are focusing on important swing states like Texas, Florida, Virginia, Colorado, Nevada and Arizona. ThinkProgress found hints of who was Read More

Waiting for Obama’s immigration plan

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President Obama’s speech at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) gala will confirm once again, his promise to slow deportations by the end of the year after activists have expressed their anger and discontent concerning delays on these actions by administration. According to a source that viewed Obama’s remarks, Obama will state to those in Read More

Transforming American politics

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There is a growing concern in the political arena, and it is turning into worry for the Republican and Democratic parties as elections are nearing. Each party wants to gain the trust of the expanding Latino population, but neither can improve or pass massive reform campaigns. In fact, there are recent studies showing a projected Read More

An argument for Puerto Rican Statehood

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“I am not afraid to fail. I dare to ask questions. I will never resign myself to injustice. I believe in equality for all Puerto Ricans. I bow only before God and my conscience.”   Bold and passionate words from spokesperson, educator, and civil rights activist, Edwin Pagán Bonilla. Born and bred in Paterson, NJ, Read More

Latinos environmental and electoral impact

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It’s no secret that Latinos hold power in determining how our political system will change. Latinos are a key force if politicians want to make a change, simply due to the amount of Latinos. While immigration, education, and the economy are usually seen at the top of the list, conservation and the environment have also Read More

Uruguay’s Mujica has strong sentiments about Guantanamo Bay detainees

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Uruguayan President Jose Mujica said that he is continuing to work with the Obama administration to have those imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay transferred to his country. President Mujica went on to comment further and felt the need to add that this is a disgrace. These are strong comments. These comments were made when he was Read More

Things to consider in Obama’s immigration reform delay

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By now you must have heard that President Barack Obama has yet again delayed executive action on immigration.  Obama previously promised to make a change by the end of summer.  He will now wait until after the November Congressional elections.  Some are saying this was a political move, as if it could be anything other Read More