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Study: Puerto Rico's children mired in poverty that dwarfs rest of U.S.updated: Wed Aug 01 2012 21:37:00

More than 80% of children in Puerto Rico live in high-poverty areas, according to a recent report. That's a sharp difference from national figures measured by the same study, which indicates that 11% of minors across the United States live in high-poverty areas.

Latino vote may decide 2012 electionupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 10:00:00

Political parties are closely looking at Latino voting trends in swing states. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Obama, Romney make same mistake on Hispanicsupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 10:00:00

This week, the National Council of La Raza is hosting its annual conference in Las Vegas. The group is the biggest kid on the Hispanic block. Starting with George H.W. Bush, every Democrat and Republican president and nominee has addressed the conference. This year, neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney is doing so.

Opinion: On gay marriage, Latinos agree with Obamaupdated: Thu May 10 2012 15:34:00

President Obama is indeed a profile in courage. He has made history yet again with his announcement that he supports full marriage equality for gay and lesbian Americans. Bravo, Mr. President.

La Raza says it's not ignoring Trayvon Martin caseupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 22:05:00

The National Council of La Raza responded to accusations on Wednesday by critics such as conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh that the civil rights organization has not been vocal enough during the Trayvon Martin controversy.

Was Trayvon shooting racially motivated?updated: Wed Mar 28 2012 22:05:00

George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin. He says it was self defense. Others say it was racially motivated

Obama: 'I need a dance partner' on immigration reformupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 15:25:00

America's immigration system is broken, but only a bipartisan political movement can fix it, President Barack Obama said Monday.

Immigration reform advocates urge Obama to take actionupdated: Tue May 10 2011 18:09:00

Activists on both sides of the immigration debate agree on one thing: The current system doesn't work, and states have stepped in with their own laws because the federal government hasn't done enough.

Los Angeles approves Arizona business boycottupdated: Thu May 13 2010 18:54:00

The Los Angeles City Council overwhelmingly approved a boycott of Arizona-based businesses and governments Wednesday unless the state repeals a new law giving police the power to question a detainee's immigration status.

CNNMoney: Even tougher for minorities to get mortgagesupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 17:26:00

The housing collapse has made it even tougher for blacks and Hispanics to get mortgages, according to a new government report.

Nashville voters reject English-only measureupdated: Thu Jan 22 2009 22:54:00

Voters in Nashville, Tennessee -- a city that has seen a dramatic increase in its immigrant population -- rejected a measure Thursday that would have made English the only language used for government business in its metropolitan area.

Analysis: What's wrong with pandering to Latino voters?updated: Wed Jul 16 2008 10:34:00

"Pandering." According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, to pander is to: "provide gratification for others' desires." So is that what John McCain and Barack Obama are doing with Hispanic voters?

Candidates target crucial voting blocsupdated: Sun Jul 13 2008 17:11:00

Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain are starting the week reaching out to two crucial voting blocs -- Hispanic and African-American voters.

Campaign look aheadupdated: Sun Jul 13 2008 17:11:00

A look ahead to what both John McCain and Barack Obama are up to this upcoming week. CNN's Paul Steinhauser reports.

Commentary: 10 ugly things about the immigration debateupdated: Mon Apr 28 2008 16:55:00

In a recent commentary, I wrote that, as a Mexican-American, the ugliness of the immigration debate offends me -- not as a Mexican, but as an American.

Commentary: Illegal immigration is a self-inflicted woundupdated: Tue Jul 31 2007 05:57:00

We already knew we had broken borders. And when Congress chickened out on immigration reform and showed that it's not equipped to tackle anything more challenging than pork or pay raises, we knew we had a broken branch. Now it's clear that we have a broken dialogue.

CNNMoney: Activists want foreclosure moratoriumupdated: Wed Apr 04 2007 12:50:00

Housing activists say most families with high-risk mortgages whose terms are questionable should not be kicked out of their homes when they are delinquent on payments. A coalition of groups Wednesday urged lenders to adopt a six-month moratorium on foreclosures to provide time to work something out.

La Raza president: Bush immigration proposal 'falls far short'updated: Wed Jan 07 2004 16:15:00

President Bush's announcement Wednesday of new immigration guidelines, including a new temporary worker program, drew mixed reactions.

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