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Friday, August 28th, 2015

Washington Perspective: So they want to be president? They have no idea.

*The truth is that no candidate, of either party, campaign promises notwithstanding, has ever known what awaits them once the reach the White House. VL By Bill Valdez, NewsTaco All of the major Presidential candidates talk about how they will “fix a broken Washington bureaucracy,” with Donald Trump leading the braying pack as usual by

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Crock Pot Recipe: “Pollo Ranchero”

*It’s the last official weekend of summer! Here’s something for your weekend cooking, from Adan Medrano. VL By Adan Medrano, Adán’s Blog Salsa Ranchera,  is a mainstay of the Mexican table, from Houston all the way to...

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Who is Jorge Ramos and why is Donald Trump so mad at him?

*This story. Fortune is the magazine that compiles the list of the top 500 companies in the country – The Fortune 500. The editors saw it appropriate to publish an article that explains to their readers who...

Friday, August 28th, 2015

How Actress Sonia Manzano Brought A Latino Perspective To ‘Sesame Street’

*My favorite Sonia Manzano quote: “Why can’t people of color just be as mediocre as everybody else and make a lot of money?” VL By Ryan Buxton, Huffingon Post Latino Voices During a conversation with HuffPost Live on...

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Can Trump Continue to Insult Latinos Without Paying a Price?

*Great piece by Pilar Marrero. My question is, “is this a portent of GOP politics to come?” Will the GOP need to veer further and further to the extreme in order to satisfy the folks who have...

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

The Mexican nine-year-old studying chemistry at university

*He memorized the periodic table of elements when he was five years-old. Es todo. VL By Marina Gómez-Robledo, El País Carlos Santamaría Díaz’s feet do not touch the floor when he sits down at his desk in...

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Trump Anti-Latino Flare-Ups Result Of GOP’s Risky Behavior

*Nuño makes an important point in the Trump/Ramos aftermath. Trump has said outrageous things as candidate for the presidency, yet the outrage spills over a tossed reporter. This isn’t about Jorge Ramos, or Donald Trump for that...

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Univision says Trump showed ‘complete disregard…for countless Hispanics’

*An interesting point in this article calls Jorge Ramos “both a nightly news anchor and an advocate for Hispanic Americans.” I’m interested in knowing your thoughts on this. Are Latino journalism and advocacy mutually exclusive? Does it...

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Trump, Ramos and the big moment of meh

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco So here we are, talking about Trump, again. Yesterday Fox News’s Megyn Kelly confronted Ted Cruz with a hypothetical question: “If a husband and a wife were undocumented immigrants and had two children...

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Feds fire back at Robert Menendez’s effort to get corruption charges dismissed

*Sen. Menendez says he was unjustly treated in an investigation over allegations he had sex with underage prostitutes. But the Justice Department says the investigation was about political corruption, not about sex with prostitutes. It’s a tangled...

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Young Latinos Have Quickest Rebound After Recession

*Certainly good news, but,wow, 16 percent of 18 and 19 year-old Latinos were neither in school nor working in 2014. Unemployment for young Latinos is 19 percent; it was 32 percent from 2010 to 2014. As the...

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Parents at school where Latino kids ate on floor say they plan to roll up sleeves, take action

*When the parents found out the principal had their kids eating on the floor, the collected 130 signatures on a petition to have her fired. She resigned. VL By Fox News Latino The parents at a Colorado...

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

About to turn 90, Mexico City cantina and temple to mariachis still vibrant

*It’s considered the home of mariachi, and it’s about to celebrate its 90th year. Anyone of you been there? VL By Tim Patterson, Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — The singer pumps the room full of his...

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Mexican Government Files Brief in Birth Certificate Case

*An update to the birth certificate denial story. The legal proceedings are moving forward, the state of Texas says it can’t be sued because of sovereign immunity,experts say the case will nonetheless be heard, and now the...

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