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INSPIRING: Charlie Sheen Pays for Injured Teen’s Therapy Dog

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There’s a 15-year-old Florida girl who didn’t really know much about Charlie Sheen before this week – but does now.

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Opinion: Not looking for the union label

Supporters of a recall effort against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker continue to sing a union solidarity song outside the State Capitol Building after polling results begin show a victory for Walker in statewide recall elections Tuesday, June 5, 2012. (AP/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart)

BY ESTHER J. CEPEDA  

CHICAGO — As observers outside Wisconsin attempt to divine what the failed attempt to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker means for November’s presidential election, let us instead focus on what the so-called union-buster’s triumph says about Big Labor.

Essential Culture: Weekend of April 26, 2012

(Photo courtesy AmericanSabor.org)

What to watch, read and enjoy this weekend in Latino USA.

Top 10 facts about Hispanics in DC, Maryland and Wisconsin

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney campaigns at Wisconsin Building Supply in Howard, Monday, April 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Green Bay Press-Gazette, H. Marc Larson)

Yes folks, today we have another primary. This time Latinos in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Wisconsin will get to cast their ballot for the Republican presidential nominee. The Hispanic Leadership Network released the following information about Latino voters we found interesting. 

There will be no place for secrecy agreements. Most importantly, the new 8th Assembly district must have a Latino citizen voting age majority of 60 percent.
Wisconsin Attorney Peter Earle speaking about a bipartisan three-judge panel’s ruling that threw out a Republican-drawn redistricting map because it would have unfairly weakened Latino voting power. Voces de la Frontera, which filed one of the lawsuits, says secretive processes by GOP officials, instead of a public discourse, led to this ruling.