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Caravan for Peace leader Javier Sicilia to talk at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore

The talk is about the drug war that has killed more than 60,000 in Mexico.   WHAT:   The leader of the Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity, Javier Sicilia, will be giving a talk about the violence caused by the drug war in Mexico today Saturday Sept. 8, 2012 at Johns Hopkins University in […]

Soñadora Benita Veliz en la Convención Demócrata

“En esta elección está claro quién está de nuestro lado” Maribel Hastings America’s Voice CHARLOTTE, Carolina del Norte –  Benita Veliz, una joven Soñadora indocumentada, representó a millones como ella en el pleno de la Convención Nacional Demócrata. “El Partido Demócrata estaba buscando a alguien que representara a millones de Soñadores y me tocó a mí. […]

This Week in Immigration –

A Look Backward and Forward at Immigration Platforms Eight years ago, the similarities between the Republican and Democratic platforms on the issue of immigration reform were striking.  The 2012 immigration planks for both parties are equally striking, but for the opposite reason.  Where 2004 demonstrated a unified vision of a broken system requiring reform, 2012 […]

Latino Voter Mobilization Tour Stops in CO

PUEBLO, CO — Following an unprecedented focus on Latino voters at the recent national political conventions, Latino vote advocates on Friday urged Colorado’s Hispanics to mobilize for the November election and prove the community’s political strength. The ¡Todos A Votar! (Let’s Vote!)* non-partisan campaign rallied community leaders in Pueblo and Denver for increased voter participation […]

Latinas among “Champions of Change” for Strengthening Food Security

This week the White House welcomed 11 Champions of Change – including Latinas Jovita Flores and Claudia Llanten – who have committed themselves to Strengthening Food Security in theUnited Statesand around the world.  These individuals know that hunger is an issue that touches the lives of people all around us.  Today, almost 1 billion people […]

The 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the U.S.

Washington,D.C.[CapitalWirePR] – LATINA Style Magazine announced the LATINA Style 50 Report for 2012. Now in its 15th year, this annual report sets the standard for identifying corporations that are providing the best career opportunities for Latinas in theU.S.The LATINA Style 50 Report is the most respected evaluation of corporateAmerica’s career advancement opportunities for Latinas. Companies […]

Dreamers Denounce Craig Romney’s “deceptive” dialogue with Latinos in Colorado

Lakewood,CO– To pivot to Latinos, Mitt Romney has tried pretty much everything: endorsing a watered-down version of the DREAM Act such as only supporting legal status for undocumented youth who serve in the military; sending out Craig Romney to speak Spanish on television; and emphasizing his public school policies.  Now, attempting to Etch-A-Sketch his way […]

Central American Traditions Focus of Smithsonian’s Hispanic Heritage Month

Music and Dance Performances, Hands-on Activities and Fun Sept. 15 Washington, DC [CapitalWirePR]– Central American traditions will be celebrated at the Smithsonian’s Hispanic Heritage Month family day Saturday, Sept. 15, between11 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the National Museum of American History. The day will feature a sampling of music and dance performances as well […]

Nicaragua Withdraws Its Troops from School of theAmericas

Managua, Nicaragua – A delegation, led by the School of the Americas Watch’s founder Roy Bourgeois and 20 activists from United States, Canada, and the U.K., met with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on September 4, 2012 to demand the removal of Nicaraguan troops from the School of the Americas (SOA, renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute […]

NCLR “Dismayed” by Decision to Allow Racial Profiling Provision

NCLR (National Council of La Raza) expressed its disappointment at the U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton’s decision to allow the ‘show me your papers’ provision ofArizona’s anti-immigrant law to go forward. This law requires police officers to check the immigration status of people they stop whom they suspect to be undocumented immigrants.  AlthoughBoltondeclined to […]

CHLI Welcomes its Fall 2012 Global Leaders Program Participants

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) announced the CHLI Global Leaders Internship & Fellowship Program Fall class of 2012. This program provides an opportunity for exceptional university students from diverse backgrounds to live, work and study in our nation’s capital. The CHLI Global Leaders Internship and Fellowship Program offers a dual-faceted program for academic credit […]