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New study finds suppression of U.S. voters’ rights takes several forms but all threaten nation’s democracy

New study finds suppression of U.S. voters’ rights takes several forms but all threaten nation’s democracy

LatinaLista — The hallmark of the United States isn’t just our practice of democracy but the freedom of our elections — in theory. Ever since President Obama was elected to the White House, there has been an increased effort by those states with Republican majorities and/or governors to pass legislation that would keep people from

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Guest Voz: A robust Voting Rights Act is crucial for Latino voters

LatinaLista — Ever since the Supreme Court threw out a key part of the landmark Voting Rights Act (VRA) in June, stripping the government of its best way to prevent voting bias – the requirement that all or parts of 15 states with a history of discrimination in voting, mostly in the South, get Washington’s

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New poll underscores how immigration reform is less a political issue for Latinos and more a humanitarian need

LatinaLista — During the start of today’s senate debate on immigration reform, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz from Texas took the podium and candidly declared his prediction for the passage of the bill: It would pass the Senate but ‘crash’ in the House. He then went on to lament the fact that none of the five

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Video: Looking at all sides of New York City’s controversial proposal to allow non-citizens to vote in city elections

LatinaLista — The debate in Congress over immigration reform promises to heat up before fireworks explode July 4, the time Sen. Schumer predicts the senate will have passed the issue. Yet another immigration bill promises to be even more explosive and divisive than the national bill if it ever comes to the floor for debate.

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Video: Do the Democrats have a lock on the Hispanic vote?

CBS News (LatinaLista Editor’s Note: The strength of the Latino electorate is an issue that has occupied the headlines since the 2012 presidential election and is only gaining momentum as both sides of the aisle appear to be coming together to compromise on issues of importance to Latino voters. Yet, the folks at CBS News

Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto welcomes President Obama.

White House: Joint Statement between the United States and Mexico

At the invitation of President Enrique Peña Nieto, President Barack Obama travelled to Mexico City on May 2-3 to discuss the broad range of bilateral, regional, and global issues that bind the United States and Mexico and touch the daily lives of citizens of both countries. Building on their positive initial meeting in Washington, D.C.

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