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Charlie Minn
Final documentary in Mexican drug war trilogy opens in Vegas
Jan. 17, 2013
Charlie Minn has spent the last three years filming documentaries in Juarez, enough time to see the city come full circle from murder capital of the world to a city with above average, but not outlandish, crime figures.
A child Chinelo, dancer, looks on during rehearsals for Comparza Morelense's, a cultural dance troupe from Las Vegas, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. The troupe has been invited to perform at President Obama's inauguration parade on January 21.
Las Vegas dance troupe to perform in Inaugural Parade
Jan. 10, 2013
In the past two years the Las Vegas dance troupe Comparza Morelense has quadrupled in size and gone from dancing at birthday parties and first communions to winning multiple parade trophies and performing in November at the Latin Grammys. Despite the rapid rise in the group’s popularity, no one expected the invite that arrived Dec. 20. In fact, some members of the group demanded to see proof the White House had indeed requested they participate in the parade at the 57th presidential inauguration.


Report: Federal spending on immigration enforcement $18 billion in 2012
Jan. 8, 2013
The Obama administration spent roughly $18 billion on immigration enforcement last year, more than the federal government spent on all other law enforcement areas combined, according to a report released Monday.
Immigration news: Record number of deportations in 2012; ICE ends local law-enforcement collaboration
Dec. 24, 2012
ICE has announced that deportations in the last fiscal year set a record, and the federal agency is ending a controversial enforcement partnership with local authorities.


The 2006 Peruvian film "MADEINUSA" is one of three feature films presented at this year's Las Vegas Latino Film Festival. For the first time in its nine-year history, the festival is showing feature-length films. Previously only short films were shown. The 2012 festival is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday Dec. 1 at the College of Southern Nevada Cheyenne Campus.
Las Vegas Latino Film Festival branches out
Nov. 29, 2012
In 2003 a total of 18 people attended the first Las Vegas Latin Short Film Festival, which launched with a trio of short films at the Charleston Heights Arts Center.
Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) arrives for a Romney-Ryan campaign rally at the Henderson Pavilion Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012.
Heller positions himself to help broker immigration reform
Nov. 15, 2012
After badly losing the Hispanic vote, Republicans are ready to deal on immigration and may look to Nevada Republican Dean Heller to help with the effort.


President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney
As finish line approaches, campaigns issue final Spanish-language messages
Oct. 31, 2012
Election day is less than a week away and along with the crush of last-minute messaging on English-language media, the campaigns are also putting out their final messages to Hispanic voters on Spanish-language radio and television.
President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney
Party reps spin debate before it starts
Oct. 3, 2012
Not surprisingly, both parties were busy Wednesday framing the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney before the 90-minute showdown even started.
Fernando Olvera, of musical group Mana, performs at the 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards on Thursday Nov. 10, 2011 in Las Vegas.
Grammy Award winners Maná to perform at Obama rally Sunday
Sept. 26, 2012
Superstar Mexican pop-rock band Maná will perform at a campaign rally for President Barack Obama in Las Vegas on Sunday, a campaign spokesman confirmed late Wednesday.


Left: Dean Heller speaks at the grand opening of the Mandarin Oriental at CityCenter on Dec. 4, 2009. Right: Shelley Berkley laughs with constituents during a "Congress on the Corner" event Jan. 14, 2011, at her Las Vegas office.
Immigration group calls Heller vs. Berkley 'race to watch'
Sept. 26, 2012
Immigrant advocacy group America’s Voice has released a list of the six most important U.S. Senate races, and the close contest between Sen. Dean Heller and Rep. Shelley Berkley here in Nevada made the cut.


Spanish-language Obama ad touts student loan reforms
Sept. 26, 2012
On the heels of National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, President Barack Obama's campaign released new Spanish-language TV and radio ads.


Heller, Romney campaigns mimic each other on Hispanic outreach
Sept. 14, 2012
The Dean Heller and Mitt Romney campaigns seem to be taking their Hispanic voter outreach strategies from the same playbook.


'Spanish Oprah' stumps for Obama in new ad
Sept. 14, 2012
Both President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney released new Spanish-language campaign ads this week.


Luis Miguel performs at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace on Sept. 15, 2010.
Las Vegas ready to celebrate Mexican independence, Hispanic heritage
Sept. 8, 2012
National Hispanic Heritage Month is nearly here (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15), and with a schedule of events frontloaded around the first weekend, fiesta-minded Las Vegans should plan accordingly.


Nevada political ad bashes Obama over deportations
Aug. 8, 2012
A new ad set to air on Spanish-language television in Nevada attacks President Barack Obama for his deportation record. The 30-second advertisement, paid for by American Principles in Action and its local Latino outreach wing Nevada Hispanics, is titled “No More Lies” and criticizes Obama for not accomplishing comprehensive immigration reform in his first term.