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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Thousands Rally Nationwide in Support of an Immigration Overhaul

Thousands of supporters of an immigration overhaul held rallies on Saturday at more than 150 sites in 40 states, trying to pressure Congress, despite the partisan turmoil in Washington, to focus on passing a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants here illegally.

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Festival de la Palabra destaca a Eduardo Lalo en su IV edición

Casi un centenar de escritores de Puerto Rico, América y Europa se darán cita en el Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico del 10 al 13 de octubre de 2013 para celebrar la cuarta edición del Festival de la Palabra, un manjar literario y cultural presentado por el Salón Literario Libroamérica y el Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña (ICP).

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You say tomato, Rubio says slowdown

Furloughed government workers, delayed clinical trials and closed national parks are not what Sen. Marco Rubio would call the results of a government shutdown. He said Friday they amount to a government slowdown.

Speaking on the Senate floor Friday morning, Rubio referred five times in his 9:35 speech to a government slowdown to describe the furloughs, closed parks, stopped services seen since Tuesday.

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Hispanic TV Market Generates $4 Billion Annually

The rise of the Spanish-language television industry appears to be unstoppable in the United States as media outlets that broadcast in English are looking more and more toward a market of 53 million Latinos with $1.2 trillion in purchasing power.

Big networks such as Univision, Telemundo and CNN en Español and local channels like Miami’s America TeVe and MegaTV are fighting a marketing battle to capture viewership among a complex and diverse Hispanic audience

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Immigrants around the country unite for National Day for Dignity and Respect

It’s been more than a year since Rubi Sanchez, an immigrant from Illinois, last saw her dad. She vividly remembers as armed officials surrounded her home and handcuffed her father, who was undocumented, in less than a minute. After he was detained, the family lost complete communication with him and struggled to make ends meet.

Sanchez is one of thousands of immigrants who are taking part in the October 5 National Day for Dignity and Respect, a day aimed at mobilizing supporters around the country to advocate and ask Congress for an immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship. As of Thursday, events were planned in 163 cities and 41 states.

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Gobierno deja de ayudar a mamás y niños

El cierre parcial del Gobierno puede impedir visitar un parque nacional o la Biblioteca del Congreso. Pero tiene consecuencias mucho más allá: ya se han cancelado fondos para el programa WIC, que provee atención y alimentos a 9 millones de mamás y niños de bajos recursos. De ellos, 4 millones son hispanos. Las consecuencias pueden ser drásticas para este grupo tan vulnerable.
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En Resumen
•El WIC es un programa federal que ayuda a 9 millones de más, bebés y niños hasta 5 años.
•De ellos, 4 millones son hispanos.
•En menos de una semana, este programa se quedará sin dinero.

A causa del cierre parcial de las actividades federales, el Gobierno ha detenido el flujo de fondos para el Programa Suplementario Nutricional para Mujeres, Bebés y Niños (WIC, por sus siglas en inglés), que provee de alimentos y atención a 9 millones de mamás, bebés y niños hasta 5 años que viven bajo el límite de pobreza y dependen de este plan para su alimentación.

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