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Luis Miguel performs at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace on Sept. 15, 2010.
Las Vegas ready to celebrate Mexican independence, Hispanic heritage
Sept. 8, 2012
National Hispanic Heritage Month is nearly here (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15), and with a schedule of events frontloaded around the first weekend, fiesta-minded Las Vegans should plan accordingly.


Nevada political ad bashes Obama over deportations
Aug. 8, 2012
A new ad set to air on Spanish-language television in Nevada attacks President Barack Obama for his deportation record. The 30-second advertisement, paid for by American Principles in Action and its local Latino outreach wing Nevada Hispanics, is titled “No More Lies” and criticizes Obama for not accomplishing comprehensive immigration reform in his first term.


Heller, Berkley duel takes to Spanish-language airwaves
Aug. 2, 2012
Sen. Dean Heller’s campaign released its first Spanish-language ad this week, an attack on opponent Shelley Berkley called “Credit” that comes with just less than 100 days left in the close U.S. Senate campaign.
Obama stretches lead over Romney among Latinos
July 20, 2012
Polling firm Latin Decisions released a new poll of Latino registered voters Wednesday indicating President Barack Obama has widened his lead over presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. After the president ramped up outreach to Latino voters, the poll found Obama has the support of 70 percent of Latino voters, compared to 22 percent for Romney. In June, polls showed Obama taking 66 percent of Latino voters, and as recently as November a poll found just 59 percent of Latinos supported Obama over any GOP nominee.
Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the National Clean Energy Summit on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at the Aria Convention Center.
Biden to speak at upcoming La Raza conference in Las Vegas
June 26, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden will be the keynote speaker for the National Council of La Raza annual conference, which will be staged in Las Vegas for the first time July 7-10, the national Latino advocacy group announced. "Choosing Nevada as the home for this year’s conference is a natural fit given the state’s growing Latino population and electorate," Janet Murguía, National Council of La Raza president and CEO, said in a statement.


Time turns cover over to immigrants; key congressman won't support GOP versions of Dream Act
June 14, 2012
Rep. Steve King, vice chairman of the House immigration subcommittee, said he would not support any of the versions of the Dream Act currently being batted around. In an interview with Fox News Latino, the Iowa Republican said that alternatives to the Democratic version of the Dream Act proposed by Rep. David Rivera and Sen. Marco Rubio, both R-Fla., still amount to amnesty and reward those who have broken the law.


Report: 'Untapped' Hispanic electorate could swing elections in Nevada, elsewhere
June 12, 2012
If all of the unregistered Hispanics and permanent residents who are eligible for citizenship in Nevada completed the necessary steps to vote, their numbers would surpass President Barack Obama's margin of victory in the Silver State in 2008.


Free pizza? Por favor!
Free pizza? Por favor!
May 24, 2012
If Rosetta Stone is not helping you distinguish "que" from "quien," maybe a passion for pepperoni will do the trick. The Texas-based chain Pizza Patro is offering a free pizza to anyone who orders in Spanish between 5 and 8 p.m. on June 5.


Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at the Nevada Republican caucus Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at the Red Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
New Mexico governor criticizes Romney's ideas on immigration
May 15, 2012
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, who some prognosticators predicted could be a running-mate for Mitt Romney, has come out against the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's immigration policy.
Economist: Replace work visa caps with auction system
May 15, 2012
A University of California, Davis economist has authored a report advocating for a market-based auction system for U.S. work visas, a unique system not seen anywhere else in the world.
Obama campaign touts health care reform in Spanish-language ads
May 9, 2012
The campaign to re-elect President Barack Obama announced Tuesday the release of new Spanish-language television and radio ads that will play in the battleground states of Nevada, Colorado and Florida.
Left: Dean Heller speaks at the grand opening of the Mandarin Oriental at CityCenter on Dec. 4, 2009. Right: Shelley Berkley laughs with constituents during a "Congress on the Corner" event Jan. 14, 2011, at her Las Vegas office.
Berkley launches Latino voter outreach campaign
April 30, 2012
Shelley Berkley, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, launched her outreach effort aimed at Latino voters Monday with a press conference involving several local Latino leaders.


Immigration policy, border enforcement and migration trends in the news
April 27, 2012
There was a lot of news regarding immigration policy, border enforcement and migration trends this week. Here's a rundown.


Obama, RNC target Nevada with launch of national Latino outreach campaigns
April 18, 2012
Two days after Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced a new effort to sway Latino voters, including installing outreach directors in key states such as Nevada, Democrats rallied Latino legislators and community members Wednesday to kick off their own campaign.


California student pens guide for undocumented students
April 13, 2012
A doctoral student in California, with help from Educators for Fair Consideration, has published a guide for undocumented students who are finishing their undergraduate degrees. The 73-page Life After College: A Guide for Undocumented Students is available for free download.


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