Tag: Latino

Study: Latinos Live Forever, ¡Para Siempre!

A UCLA study of seven ethnic groups concluded that Latinos age more slowly than the other ethnic groups analyzed. “Latinos live longer than Caucasians, despite experiencing higher rates of diabetes and other diseases. Scientists refer to this as the ‘Hispanic

Physician-Assisted Suicide Group Targets Blacks, Latinos

The organization that helped 29 year-old Brittany Maynard achieve physician-assisted suicide in November of 2014 is now targeting “people of color” in a new initiative that seeks to “expand end-of-life options” for blacks, Latinos, and Asians in America.

Anaheim Resolution: Condemn Trump Over ‘Divisive Rhetoric’

Anaheim’s City Council will vote Tuesday on whether to condemn GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump for what one member is specifically calling “divisive rhetoric” not consistent with California, the U.S. Constitution, and Anaheim’s “inclusiveness and kindness.” A portion of the resolution

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Obama: ‘America’s Greatness Does Not Come From Building Walls’

Barack Obama said that while “anti-immigrant sentiment” was not new to politics in America, it was wrong, citing the Irish and Italians that once suffered stereotypes similar to Hispanics today. He also dismissed the suggestion that somehow immigrants in the past were all legal, and used a straw man argument to suggest that opponents of amnesty were racist.

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Gutiérrez: Trump Driving Latinos To Seek Citizenship To Vote

“That’s right, apply for citizenship and you can vote for whoever you want to vote for, and you could even vote against the guy who called your whole ethnic group rapists, murderers and drug-dealers,” Gutiérrez said in a speech Thursday on the House floor. “That kind of ugly, un-American attack is moving people to apply for citizenship and moving citizens to become voters,” he added.

Ricky Martin Defends Jorge Ramos: Donald Trump ‘Makes My Blood Boil’

“The fact that an individual like Donald Trump, a candidate for the presidency of the United States for the Republican party, has the audacity to continue to gratuitously harass the Latin community makes my blood boil,” the Puerto Rican entertainer wrote in a Spanish language op-ed for Univision Wednesday, according to a Billboard translation.

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Best Director Winner Blasts Mexican Government

Sunday night’s Academy Awards was littered with political commentary, with Best Director winner Alejandro González Iñárritu no exception as he dedicated Birdman’s Best Picture win to his fellow Mexicans, “who live in Mexico.” Iñárritu’s comments echo prior statements made by last year’s Best Director and fellow Mexican, Alfonso Cuarón, slamming Mexican government officials over systematic corruption.