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Marijuana and deportation

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The decriminalization of marijuana has been slow. It is also nowhere near completion. Loads of citizens are still getting arrested for possession of the half-legal drug. Marijuana store-fronts and growers aren’t even able to deposit their income in the bank. The government, however, has no problem depositing the taxes they charge these small businesses. To Read More

Immigration Dreamers

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The immigration laws in Arizona seem to be a constant topic in the world of politics. One of the newest issues, of the immigration laws that face Arizona, would be issuing driver’s licenses to unauthorized immigrants. In recent news, the ruling is that the state of Arizona cannot deny a driver’s license to young immigrants Read More

Republicans lag behind Dems in Latino outreach

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As election season approaches, Latino communities are getting lots of attention from political hopefuls. According to information released by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) political machines like the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee have spent over $400,000 on advertisements on Spanish Language TV in Miami, Florida and Fresno, California; both cities have large Spanish speaking populations. Read More

GOP Telenovela outreach

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The GOP has a small problem in their hands. Their party, for the better part of two decades, has been viewed as hostile for Latinos. Their policies and overall demeanor towards minorities, and the now heated discussion of Immigration Reform, has always painted them as opponents of the Latino community. Dominican-American Clara Del Villar knows Read More

What are we doing to push for Immigration Reform?

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Eight days after Obama said, “If by July 4th the Republicans do not take action on the House Representatives then I will take action”, Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D) spoke at a press conference hosted by the Illinois Coalition of Immigrant and Refugee Rights. He said, “Mr. President, step up, we are waiting for you. Read More

Slavery reparation in Brazil

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The world is well past the enslavement of the African society. A shameful era of human history. As we get farther away from the generation of slavery, some countries are still trying to spread equality amongst their people. Certain societies make this a difficult situation for their government. Brazil is one example. According to the Read More

US drug policy blamed for migrant surge

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More than 52,000 child immigrants from Central America have been detained at the U.S. border since October 2013. In June, pending deportation cases reached an all time high of 375, 503. According to Honduran President Juan Hernandez, U.S. drug policy is to blame for the recent surge in immigration. In a recent conference Hernandez called Read More

Republicans and Latinos

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Some say that Republicans hate Latinos. Between the two major parties in the U.S., the Democrats usually seem to win the Latino vote, but still, there are plenty of Republican Latinos. Lately, with the immigration reform on everyone’s minds, the two parties are trying to compete for the Latino’s votes with legislation. Recently, it came to Read More

Mexico’s fight against the Knights Templar

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Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto took office in December of 2012. Peña Nieto vowed to suppress the gang violence in Mexico. Near the end of 2013 the statistics proved it. According to Insight Crime, in a year’s time the total murders linked to organized crime had dropped by 20%. Some states saw over a 45% Read More

Bolivia’s child labor age lowered

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Remember the time, when you were younger, and couldn’t wait to get a job to save up as much money as possible so that you could buy whatever it is that you ever wanted? Well for many children in Bolivia this childhood dream will become a reality but sadly they will not be working for the Read More