US Rep. Joaquin Castro recovering following cancer surgeryFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas is recovering after undergoing cancer surgery in Houston, the congressman said in a statement on his House website.
Dem lawmakers urge Biden to void visa of Brazil’s BolsonaroJanuary 12, 2023 GMT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A group of 46 Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Thursday demanding former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's diplomatic visa be canceled in the wake of the rampage in Brazil's capital by his supporters.
Dems: Discovery, AT&T merger will hurt diversity, workersDecember 6, 2021 GMT
Congressional Democrats are raising concerns that the proposed merger of Discovery and AT&T’s WarnerMedia, a $43 billion effort to conquer the world of streaming, could affect diversity efforts in Hollywood and particularly hurt Latinos, who are already deeply underrepresented.
Latinos vastly underrepresented in media, new report findsSeptember 21, 2021 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Latinos are perpetually absent in major newsrooms, Hollywood films and other media industries where their portrayals — or lack thereof — could deeply impact how their fellow Americans view them, according to a government report released Tuesday.
House approves bill to create Latino museum on National MallJuly 27, 2020 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill to establish a Smithsonian museum for American Latinos that would showcase Latino history, art and culture...
Congressmen help migrant girl with Down syndrome get into USJanuary 18, 2020 GMT
A delegation from the U.S. Congressional Hispanic Caucus helped a 6-year-old migrant girl with Down Syndrome and a heart condition get paroled in the United States on Friday, members of the caucus said.
Lawmakers tour Florida migrant teen camp, want policy shiftFebruary 19, 2019 GMT
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Congressional Democrats from Florida and Texas on Tuesday toured a migrant camp, where they said children are being held for too long in a place that has a "prison-like" feeling...
As Julián Castro runs for president, he may compete against a fellow TexanJanuary 15, 2019 GMT
EDINBURG — A few months before Julián Castro announced a run for president, he was here at the Social Club introducing one of his potential competitors. Hundreds of Beto O’Rourke supporters filled one ballroom, overflowed into another and hung out in the parking lot because there was no more room inside.
US delegation seeks more details on Guatemalan boy’s deathJanuary 8, 2019 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus took aim Monday at President Donald Trump's insistence that a wall along the U...
Julian and Joaquin Castro on Colbert show: Jokes aside, Julian is running for presidentDecember 14, 2018 GMT
WASHINGTON - Julian Castro’s has barely hidden his intention to run for the Democrats’ 2020 presidential nomination, but on Thursday night his twin brother, Joaquin, let the cat totally out of the bag on The Late Show With Steven Colbert.
U.S. Rep: Southwest Key holding 500 of 2,000 separated childrenJune 19, 2018 GMT
For a second day in row, members of Congress toured facilities in Brownsville that house both unaccompanied minor undocumented immigrants and children who have been separated from parents who allegedly entered the country illegally.
Immigrant girl with cerebral palsy released, now with familyNovember 4, 2017 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. authorities released a 10-year-old immigrant girl with cerebral palsy who had been detained by border agents after surgery because she is in the U.S. without legal permission.
10-year-old immigrant with cerebral palsy releasedNovember 4, 2017 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. authorities on Friday released a 10-year-old immigrant girl with cerebral palsy who had been detained by border agents after surgery because she is in the U...