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A report released by the Pew Global Attitudes Project, part of the nonpartisan, non-advocacy Pew Research Center, examined the attitude of Mexicans toward a number of issues. (more…)

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A report released by the Census Bureau on Tuesday found that the number of foreign-born people living in the United States declined last year. The losses are most visible in California, Florida, Arizona, and Michigan, all states that have been dramatically impacted by the recession. (more…)

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On Friday, Los Angeles faith leaders held a religious service and phone bank to urge congressional leaders to include illegal immigrants in any health care reform bills. (more…)

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GUS WEST PHOTO

Latinovations would like to thank Gus West, Board Chairman of The Hispanic Institute, for his contribution to La Plaza.

In the Hispanic community, the mobile phone is more than just a way to make calls.  For more than half the population, wireless devices are increasingly a link to education, opportunity and everything else the Internet offers.  This mobile adoption is crucial to  ensure that all Americans benefit from rapidly evolving communications opportunities. (more…)

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The 2009 American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Awards – the only show of its kind that honors outstanding Latino entertainers, sports figures and artists, will air on Friday, September 18th on ABC at 8/7 pm Central.  Founded in 1995 by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) as a way to promote positive portrayals of Latinos in the entertainment and sports world, the ALMA awards this year will be co-hosted by Latino super-stars Eva Longoria and George Lopez. (more…)

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On Wednesday evening President Barack Obama spoke at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 32nd annual gala. He spoke very eloquently about the importance of nurturing today’s young leaders and praised CHCI and its leadership for focusing on such an important endeavor that will greatly impact our country’s future.  He talked about the importance of making sure that a young Latina, who may be attending a crumbling school in the inner-city does not “start thinking less of herself because she doesn’t have more” and he added that when that happens, it is not just a problem for her family or her community.  He underscored that it was a problem for the whole country – “Todos somos Americanos.”  President Obama used this phrase throughout his speech to make the point that we are all in this together. (more…)

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The National Association of Hispanic Journalists released a statement urging the new media to stop using the dehumanizing term “illegals” when referring to undocumented immigrants. Using accurate terminology in news coverage of immigration is something the NAHJ has long been advocating for, especially now that the term “illegals” is being used more frequently. (more…)

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