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The White House Honors 8 Latinos as Champions of Change

The White House Honors 8 Latinos as Champions of Change

By Kristina Puga Eight Latinos were honored at the White House last Friday for using their bicultural and bilingual experiences to connect and empower Hispanics in the U.S,. as well as in Latin America. The individuals honored as Champions of Change are Luis Aguirre-Torres, Claire A. Nelson, Andres “Elmer” Arias, Greivis Vasquez, David R. Ayón, A. […]

Dictionary of Spain’s Spanish Language: Academy Adds “Estadounidismo”

New York, NY [CapitalWirePR] July 24, 2012 – The dictionary of the Royal Academy of of the Spanish Language (DRAE), has accepted the term “estadounidismo” (United Statesism), defined as: 1. M. A word or usage common in Spanish as spoken in the United States.” The North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE per its […]

This week in immigration

New Americans Represent Team USA at the London Olympics Today, the 2012 Olympics formally kicked off inLondon where the best athletes from around the world are meeting to compete. TheUnited States is well-represented, not only by our native born-athletes but by many “New Americans.” In fact, approximately 38 of the athletes on TeamUSA are naturalizedU.S. […]

Insulza espera que Venezuela continúe en el Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos

  El secretario general de la Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA), José Miguel Insulza, declaró que lamenta la decisión que el gobierno de Venezuela adoptaría, según informan los medios de prensa, de denunciar la Convención Americana de Derechos Humanos, y dijo esperar que ésta no se concrete. En declaraciones efectuadas en México, donde participa […]

Hilda L. Solís expresa pesar sobre fallecimiento de Lupe Ontiveros

La secretaria de Trabajo de Estados Unidos, Hilda L. Solís, emitió la siguiente declaración respecto al fallecimiento de la actriz de origen mexicano, Lupe Ontiveros: “El gran talento de Lupe Ontiveros fue más allá de la televisión, los escenarios y las películas. Por supuesto que ella fue una estupenda actriz pero, más que eso, ella fue una […]

MALDEF Mourns the Loss of Legendary Mexican American Actress, Lupe Ontiveros

LOS ANGELES – MALDEF expressed its sadness  at the passing of pioneering Mexican American actress, Lupe Ontiveros. Originally fromEl Paso,Texas, Ontiveros starred in several iconic Latino roles throughout her decades-long career. MALDEF Vice President of Strategic Development and Communications David Damian Figueroa stated, “I’m heartbroken by the passing of my dear friend, mentor, and confidant Lupe. […]

Open Letter to Rubio from Nevada DREAMers

Challenging his support for Romney when he visits Las Vegas Senator Rubio: As we welcome you back toLas Vegas, we’d like to remind you of the city you left behind – a city of hardworking Americans and of workers and students like us, who are Americans in every way except on paper.  We callLas Vegashome, […]

DRAE incorporara el “estadunidismo”

  New York, NY [CapitalWirePR]  – El Diccionario de la Real Academia Española (DRAE) ha aceptado incorporar el vocablo “estadounidismo:1. m. Palabra o uso propios del español hablado en los Estados Unidos de América”.  La Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española (ANLE) presentó este término como paso inicial hacia el reconocimiento de las variantes hispanounidenses del español, […]

Humala envía mensaje a peruanos del exterior

El presidente de Perú, Ollanta Humala, envió un mensaje a los peruanos en el exterior en ocasión de la celebración del 191 aniversario de la independencia. “En medio de la turbulencia de la crisis internacional, durante el último año hemos registrado un importante crecimiento de la economía y hemos fortalecido los programas sociales para brindar […]

SPLC Denounce Effort to Block Federal Guestworker Regulations

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), AFL-CIO and Economic Policy Institute (EPI) denounced efforts by some federal lawmakers to gut new Department of Labor regulations that will protectU.S.workers and foreign guestworkers. Several members of Congress are attempting to stop the rules from being implemented. Their actions will eviscerate important protections for temporary foreign workers and […]

Contested Ground: Immigration in the United States

Though long a country of immigrants, theUnited Stateshas seen its demographic and immigration policy landscape altered in new and important ways as a result of the changing nature of immigration flows. In Contested Ground: Immigration in the United States, author Michael Jones-Correa assesses the effects of changing immigration flows in recent decades, in particular increased […]