Latest Hispanics News

Doctor to examine competency of man accused in acid attack

Nov. 15, 2019 10:59 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 61-year-old man accused of throwing acid on a Latino man’s face during a racist attack will undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine whether he can assist in his criminal defense. Clifton Blackwell’s lawyer asked for the evaluation during a Friday hearing in Milwaukee....

Bernie Sanders working to win moderates, Latinos in Nevada

Nov. 14, 2019 5:18 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bernie Sanders is courting voters in Nevada who might not be very politically engaged, as well as moderate Democrats and Latinos, the Vermont senator’s campaign said Thursday. Sanders’ senior adviser Jeff Weaver, in a phone call with reporters marking 100 days until...

County names portion of road after civil rights leader

Nov. 14, 2019 12:14 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Commissioners in New Mexico’s most populous county have named a portion of a busy road after one of the United States’ most recognizable Latina activists. Bernalillo County Commissioners voted this week to rename part of Bridge Boulevard in Albuquerque’s South...

Grand Rapids to pay $190K to Latino US citizen held by ICE

Nov. 13, 2019 4:57 PM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Grand Rapids will pay a $190,000 settlement to a Latino American war veteran who was wrongfully detained by federal immigration officials. The City Commission unanimously approved the payment to Jilmar Ramos-Gomez on Tuesday to resolve a Michigan Department of Civil Rights...

Karen Pence to attend 'Latinos for Trump' event in Las Vegas

Nov. 13, 2019 12:12 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, will be in Las Vegas on Thursday to help President Donald Trump's reelection campaign as it works to court Latino voters. Pence will join local members of the "Latinos for Trump" coalition that's working to reach out to Hispanic voters. The...

LA's Gómez elected 1st Hispanic to lead US Catholic bishops

Nov. 12, 2019 3:28 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles, an immigrant from Mexico, pledged to push for a more welcoming immigration system after winning election Tuesday as the first Hispanic to head the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. "I'm humbled by your support," said Gómez, whose...

Sen. Heinrich taps ex-Hispanic center head as chief of staff

Nov. 12, 2019 10:56 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich has named the former executive of the National Hispanic Cultural Center as his new chief of staff. The New Mexico Democrat announced earlier this month that he appointed Rebecca Avitia, making her one of three Latino chiefs of staff serving in the Senate....

Schools to offer courses with African-American, Latino focus

Nov. 12, 2019 10:24 AM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — School districts are planning to implement a law passed this year mandating schools statewide offer African-American, Latino and Puerto Rican-focused courses. Waterbury is ahead of surrounding districts, as the city has already had a variety of similar courses both inside the...

Hispanic immigrant in line to lead US Catholic bishops

Nov. 10, 2019 1:09 PM EST

Clergy sex abuse is once again on the agenda as U.S. Catholic bishops meet this week — but so is a potentially historic milestone: Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez, an immigrant from Mexico, is widely expected to win election as the first Hispanic president of the bishops' national conference. Gomez, 67,...

Residents fear development will displace them

Nov. 10, 2019 3:05 AM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Voncile Whitaker flips through a three-ring binder, tracing her hand along photos and newspaper clippings from the early days of the city's black population. Whitaker, 66, grew up in River Park, a Naples neighborhood developed in the '60s as a segregated community for black residents,...