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Government assault debilitates Venezuelan private press

Venezuela’s independent press has been weakened by restrictive legislation, online attacks, and a vast state media empire as it struggles to cover vital issues in the lead-up to a heavily contested presidential race, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in a special report released this week. “The gradual dismantling of Venezuela’s critical press over the last 13 […]

VAHCC Kicks-Off Hispanic Heritage Month with the Hispanic Gala

Richmond, VA[CapitalWirePR]– Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th – October 15th) will officially start inVirginia on September 12th with the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Hispanic Gala” in theCapitalCity at the Science Museum of Virginia. The Hispanic Gala highlights the outstanding achievements of Hispanics who will receive the prestigious “Bridge Builder Award.”  Notable among this […]

More than 200 applicants at Dreamers Day Event in DC

On August 25, 2012, theWashington,DCchapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA-DC) provided legal guidance to over 200 Dreamers—young men and women seeking to remain in theUnited Statesand work lawfully under the Obama Administration’s new deferred action policy. Working in partnership with a dozen community-based organizations, the AILA-DC members met with Dreamers at five locations […]

Russell Pearce Loses Second Election in Ten Months

Russell Pearce, former Arizona State Senate President and hard-core anti-immigrant extremist, went down to defeat this week in his Republican State Senate primary, losing by nearly 12 points to businessman Bob Worsley. This was Pearce’s second electoral loss this year. He also lost to Jerry Lewis in a historic recall election last February. This primary was to be Pearce’s comeback […]

Samuel Soto Released After Help From Activists and Sen. Nelson

This week, the Soto family received the news they had been praying for, Samuel Soto would be released with an Order of Supervision.  Activists gathered over 8,000 signatures on a petition for Soto’s release and prompted a letter of support from Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL). Activists are now turning to Nelson to support another father […]

Advocates Demand Investigation into Border Patrol Abuse

Detroit/Seattle/New York City– This week, immigrant advocate groups and 11 members of Congress called for an independent investigation into reports of abuse at the hands of Border Patrol.  Congressman Hansen Clarke’s office represented the other U.S. Representatives and joined immigrant groups representing states from New York to Washington requesting Government Accountability Office (GAO) audit of […]

Celebrities Join CHCI’s 2012 Public Policy Conference

  Washington, DC[CapitalWirePR]– The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) today announced the full schedule for its 2012 Public Policy Conference to be held September 10-12, 2012, at theRonaldReaganBuilding andInternationalTradeCenter inWashington,D.C. CHCI will bring together Cabinet Secretaries, elected officials, celebrities, national experts, community activists, educators and more to discuss critical issues facing the Latino community and the […]

Federal Court Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund issued the following statement on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia’s ruling on the state of Texas’ application for preclearance of its voter identification law: “We applaud the U.S. District Court for not pre-clearing the implementation of a discriminatory voter […]

Maryland Attorney General Gansler to Keynote MHBA Gala

Rockville, MD [CapitalWirePR] – The Maryland Hispanic Bar Association (MHBA) will host its 19th Anniversary Gala and Dinner on the evening of September 13, 2012, at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Maryland. This event is a gathering ofMaryland’s legal professionals and public interest law supporters, and recognizes individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to […]

Undocumented & LGBT Americans Interrupt Romney/Ryan’s Farewell Rally

LAKELAND, FL –  Uundocumented and LGBT youth disrupted Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan’s victory speech this Friday at theLakelandLinderRegionalAirport to denounce their  policy positions on immigration and LGBT issues. Shouting “We want the DREAM Act” and “We want full equality,” these young people ensured that Romney and Ryan didn’t simply fly out ofFloridathinking that their ideas and policies […]

Waste Citizens

Waste Citizens is a multimedia piece that explores the waste and recycling industry, specifically, the Latino workers in the Waste disposal system. By telling the stories of a group of Latino workers in the garbage industry, I tried to portray how only Hispanic and African-Americans are the only ethnic groups that are willing to take […]