California Allows Undocumented to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law here Thursday a measure that will allow undocumented immigrants to acquire a driver’s license in California, the 11th state to adopt such a law.

The signing ceremony was held on the steps of the Los Angeles city hall amid an almost festive atmosphere before dozens of people who chanted in Spanish “Si se pudo” (Yes, we could) and numerous politicians and representatives of social organizations, unions, law enforcement and the Catholic Church

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Marco Rubio Talks Hispanic Vote: ‘Voters Choose The Candidate Who Stands For What They Stand For’

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) opened up about the idea that he could help the Republican party win favor among Hispanics in an interview with Parade.

Rubio denied that he could win over Hispanics on name alone, saying “voters choose the candidate who stands for what they stand for.”

“I don’t think you can nominate someone with a last name that ends in a vowel and expect that all of a sudden Hispanics will flock to them,” Rubio said. Voters choose the candidate who stands for what they stand for, and who stands with people like them. And I don’t mean like them ethnically; I mean like them in terms of understanding what they’re going through.”

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Marco Rubio heckled by conservatives over immigration push

English: Official portrait of US Senator Marco...

English: Official portrait of US Senator Marco Rubio of Florida. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A small but loud group booed and heckled Florida Sen. Marco Rubio while he tried to give a speech at a conservative conference here Friday, a sign that his support for a bipartisan immigration bill has hurt him within some elements of the Republican Party.

“No Amnesty!” several people shouted when Rubio walked to the lectern at the Defending the American Dream Summit, an annual gathering of Republicans and conservatives organized by the advocacy group Americans for Prosperity.

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Press Freedom Disappearing In Venezuela As Globovision Comes Under Government Control

Nicolas Maduro

Nicolas Maduro (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro increasing pressure on the county’s last private news channel has prompted six senior journalists to leave the company in protest of what they say is a shift in Globovision’s editorial direction.

The reporters and television anchors left in response to the “abrupt, violent and aggressive” departure of creative director Leopoldo Castillo earlier this month after 12 years with the company. The president has been accused of meddling with editorial matters at the media conglomerate.

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RIO DE JANEIRO – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived here hoping to build bilateral relations with Latin America’s leading economic powerhouse, but was given little time for diplomatic pomp and circumstance.

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