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Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Feds Empty Family Detention Centers After Texas Judge’s Ruling

*This looks like it may be the end of family immigrant detention facilities. Vl By Mark Richardson, Public News Service (1.5 minute read)  SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Federal immigration centers have begun releasing hundreds of families from detention after a Texas judge ruled the the centers cannot be licensed as child-care facilities. While the ruling had been

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Wendy Carrillo, whose mother brought her to the country from El Salvador illegally, enters race for Becerra seat

*Carrillo is running for the seat to be vacated by Rep. Xavier Becerra. Former Assembly Speaker John A. Perez and Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez have announced their candidacy for the same seat. VL By Sarah D. Wire, Los Angeles Times (1.5...

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Gael Garcia Bernal & Camilo Lara Join Growing List of Latinos Working on Pixar’s Dia de Muertos Film

*The movie opens in theaters in November of 2017. VL By Andrew S. Vargas, Remezcla (3 minute read)  It’s been over a year since we last reported on the tortured saga of Pixar’s upcoming Día de Muertos-inspired feature...

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

A century and a half of Latino responses to anti-Mexican politics

*Terrific read! There’re some good historic points – we’ve seen this before. VL By Raúl A. Ramos, Texas Tribune/TribTalk (4 minute read) Bad hombres, rigged elections and dangerous immigrants sound like themes from a stock campaign speech from...

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Cuba’s madres (y padres) of invention

*This is a wonderful read, well worth the time invested. This is one of me favorite online magazines. It never disappoints. VL By Rob Waters, Craftsmanship Quarterly (30 minute read) My first encounter with what Cubans call...

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

No Latino Theatre Company, No Problem. Make Your Own!

*What do you think? Is it that easy? I know there are many theater-Taquistas, what do you say? VL By Diep Tran, American Theater (6.5 minute read)  In 2013, Cleveland Public Theatre artistic director Raymond Bobgan was onstage...

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

The Media Cometh

*If you read nothing else on NewsTaco today, read this. Jesse get’s it. It’s what we’re about. VL By Jesse Treviño, HispanicLatino I often am asked to identify the most important issue facing the Hispanic/Latino population that...

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

U.S. Border Patrol Agents Grapple With Sudden Surge of Central American Migrants

*Migrants from Central America are fearful that Donald Trump will seal the border, so they’re coming in larger numbers to beat what they think is inevitable – and there isn’t enough room to detain them. VL By Gabe...

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Beyond Tex-Mex: Rediscovering Texas’ 10,000-Year-Old Cuisine

*It’s not Tex-Mex, it’s Texas-Mexican – there’s a difference. The culinary roots go back 10,000 years. VL By Adan Medrano, The Texas Observer (10 minute read) Growing up, I remember my amá making corn tortillas by hand. Mom...

Monday, December 5th, 2016

13 Perfect Gifts For Unapologetically Proud Latino Men

*A little Christmas shopping fun . . VL By Carolina Moreno, Huffington Post (. . . honestly, this is a cool time-suck) If you’re dreading giving the Latino men in your life a cologne for the fifth year...

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Donald Trump did not win 34% of Latino vote in Texas. He won much less.

*The evidence is mounting that Donald Trump didn’t do as well as he and some analysts say he did. Texas Latinos soundly rejected his candidacy. VL By Francisco Pedraza and Bryan Wilcox-Archuleta, The Washington Post (4 minute read)...

Monday, December 5th, 2016

AZ Gov. Doug Ducey never mentioned first Latino Arizona Supreme Court justice’s race

*What do you think? We want to celebrate our achievements, but without pandering. This is what it sounds like. VL By Robert Robb, The Arizona Republic (1.5 minute read)  Last week, Gov. Doug Ducey appointed the first...

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

The U.S. Congress and the Soft Bigotry Against Latino Chiefs of Staff

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco I want to draw a contrast between a headline and a reality. First the headline: Will Trump appoint any Hispanics to his Cabinet? It comes from the Dallas Morning News, and it’s a...

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

From potential vice president to the political wilderness, what’s next for Julián Castro?

*What’s next for the Secretary of Housing? No real plan is a world of opportunity. VL By Jamie Lovegrove, Dallas News (65.5 minute read) WASHINGTON — Just a few short months ago, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro...

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