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  • Eva Longoria's 'Devious Maids' Accused of Portraying Latinos in Degrading Stereotypical Role

    06/21/2013 2:53:53 PM PDT · by drewh · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 14:48 EST, 21 June 2013 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    'Devious Maids,' the new television series produced by actress Eva Longoria that tells the story of five Latino housekeepers, is being criticized for portraying Hispanics in demeaning and stereotypical roles. The maids, who on the upcoming Lifetime show face scorn and condescension from their wealthy Beverly Hills employers, have been accused of 'degrading' Latino women. Damarys Ocana, executive editor of Latina magazine told ABC News: 'There probably wasn't a Latina in the country who didn't initially roll her eyes of "oh great, here we go again. Another Latina character that's a maid."' Eric Deggans, a media critic for Tampa Bay...
  • Federal judge resets sentencing of former Willacy commissioners (Texas)

    04/09/2005 9:40:12 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies · 189+ views
    Valley Morning Star ^ | FERNANDO DEL VALLE
    BROWNSVILLE — A federal judge has postponed Monday’s sentencing of former Willacy County commissioners Israel Tamez and Jose Jimenez amid an ongoing investigation expected to lead to further charges. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen reset the sentencing hearing to Aug. 25. Tamez and Jimenez face as many as 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine after they pleaded guilty to taking more than $10,000 in bribes in a $14.5 million federal prison project. As part of a plea bargain struck in January, Tamez and Jimenez agreed to cooperate in the investigation in exchange for possible lighter sentences. "Usually judges...