What is NewsTaco?
NewsTaco provides innovative and insightful news, critique, analysis and opinion from a Latino perspective in a 24-hour world. We value feedback from our readers, feel free to drop us a tip by emailing us at email@example.com. For advertising inquiries contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Gracias.
NewsTaco sprang from — what else? — tacos.
Carlos Guerra, Victor Landa, and Gilberto Ocañas commiserated that there was no place that provided Latino news and information in a way that totally satisfied them — like a taco that gives you everything you need in one bite. Since, we’ve worked to provide an authentic Latino point of view on NewsTaco with the feel of comfort food.
Who is NewsTaco?
Victor Landa, Founder, Editor.
Worked for 30 years as a writer, journalist and community builder, mostly in TV news, at Univisión and Telemundo. He’s written columns for the San Antonio Express-News for 20 years and done voter registration for SVREP. Owns Palabrero Communications where he advises clients on media strategy, message crafting, storytelling and presentation/public speaking. Email him, email@example.com, or catch him on Twitter, Facebook and read his work on NewsTaco.
Gilberto S. Ocañas, Publisher, Founder
A native Texan, Ocañas has been an entrepreneur, public policy strategist and a national political operative for over thirty years. Beginning as an organizer for Willie Velasquez and Southwest Voter Registration Project and working in four Presidential campaigns to being CEO of a security printing company and now a Senior Advisor to SNR Denton, one of the top 25 global law firms. He is also CEO of Ocañas Group LLC, where he advises companies on political and business strategy. He is a graduate of University of Houston and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ruiz is a journalist who both produces content and enjoys working behind the online scenes. He has worked in newsrooms both large and small as a reporter and online producer, and shared in the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting as the lead news producer at The Seattle Times/seattletimes.com. He’s a Texas native and lived in San Antonio for most of his life. He is an alumnus of Texas State University-San Marcos. You can find Joe across the Web at flavors.me/joeruiz.
Susana H. Soler, Contributing/Latin America Editor.
Soler was an editor and correspondent for The Associated Press, based in Brazil, Puerto Rico and Mexico. Before returning to Texas, she ran the Mexico bureau for the San Antonio Express-News and Knight Ridder Newspapers. She’s covered coups, earthquakes, invasions and mayhem throughout the Americas. Born in Argentina, she’s passionate about Latin America, is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, loves photography and is addicted to Twitter, where you can find her @mediasayer.
Carlos Guerra, Founder. (1947 – 2010, QEPD)
A seasoned writer and a founder of News Taco. He wrote for numerous publications before becoming the first Latino fulltime columnist in a major daily and the last in the nation to get a front-page column. A native of Robstown, Texas, he worked with the United Farm Workers and was a founder and leader of the Mexican American Youth Organization and Raza Unida Party. He graduated from what is now Texas A&M University at Kingsville and was a distinguished alumnus. For more about the Carlos Guerra Communication and Theatre Arts scholarship click here.