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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Election’s Intolerant Tone Stokes Fears for Latino Students

*Two-thousand teachers were polled about how the presidential campaign had affected schools. More than 66 percent of them said that students—mainly immigrants, children of immigrants, and Muslims— were concerned or feared what might happen after the election. VL By Corey Mitchell, Education Week (9.5 minute read)  Asheville, N.C. It started out as a civics lesson. It quickly became

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Acapulco Beach Vendor Sells Empanadas in 10 Languages

*Check this kid out. He’s 15 and now has had many job offers since the story and a video went viral. VL By Mexico News Daily (3 minute read)  A young beach vendor from Acapulco has become a...

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Political Diversity in the Latino Electorate

*The four states with the most Latinos are California, Texas, Florida and New York. Together they are 62 percent of all Latinos in the U.S. and live in states that total 151 electoral votes. Adrian Pantoja breaks those...

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Texans deserve the full protection of the Voting Rights Act

*Any time legendary civil rights attorney Al Kauffman has something to say I consider it worthy of publication. VL By Al Kauffman, NewsTaco (6 minute read) Section 5 of the federal Voting Rights Act required states with...

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

In Houston, Muslim Community Enjoying a Surprising Source of Growth: Latinos

*Houston has become home to one of the emerging U.S Latino Muslim communities. There are an estimated 1000 Latinos in the Houston area. VL By Leah Binkovitz, The Urban Edge It’s a typical Friday afternoon service inside the mosque...

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Dear reader

A quick question for you: Will Latinos be the deciding factor in the coming presidential election, or will we be packing our bags to board Trump’s deportation trains headed south? You’d think – given all the recent...

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Religious Intolerance and Racial Hatred

By Dr. Henry Flores, NewsTaco This Easter morning I contemplated the condition of humankind.  This is a season, for Christians at least, of rebirth, rejuvenation, and recommitment to being Christians.  Nevertheless, what I see in the United...

Monday, February 9th, 2015

The Case for Aid to Central America

*It’s frustrating that we’re talking about this as if it were a novel idea. The obvious way to  curb undocumented immigration is to develop the places they’re fleeing. VL By New York Times Editorial Board There are...

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Je Suis Charlie

By Dr. Henry Flores, NewsTaco You are probably wondering what the murders of the political cartoonists in Paris by terrorists have to do with Latinos in the United States.  Well, just about everything!  The terrorists were carrying...

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Sen. Robert Menendez says confirming an ambassador to Cuba to be ‘very difficult’

*The Cuba issue will soon dominate the headlines, especially because there seems to be no strict party line division. Sen. Menedez says he was not told about the Cuba negotiations and eh’ll be skeptical when it comes...

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Could immigration cause another government shutdown?

*On to the big picture. President Obama has signaled that he’ll make his immigration executive order move this week. What we don’t know is what that executive order will contain, although there’s speculation that it’ll most likely...

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Reality Check: Latino Voters are Just Not That Into You

By  Gabriela Lemus, NewsTaco With the mid-term elections looming so closely, much ado is being made about Hispanic voters staying home.  Latino voters – who primarily vote during presidential elections anyway – are just not that enthused....

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Mexico marks its independence day

*As national pageantry goes, Mexico pulls the stops and goes all-out for “El Grito,” and the parades and fireworks that mark the Fiestas Patrias. VL By EFE/Fox New Latino President Enrique Peña Nieto marked the 204th anniversary...

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Genius is …

*Remember Jason Richwine, who said Latinos aren’t smart enough to be American citizens? His doctoral thesis that attempted to prove his theory was accepted at Harvard in 2009. He apparently has a high IQ. So much for IQ’s....

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