Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

California House race is a test of Latino, Korean influence

*This will be very interesting to watch. This is the race to fill the seat left vacant when Xavier Becerra left congress to become California’s Attorney General. The vote is divided among ethnic lines, Latino and Asian, and it’ll come down to voter turnout. The election is next Tuesday. VL By Michael R. Blood, Associated

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

After Reporting Protesters to ICE, Texas Lawmaker Threatens to Shoot Colleague

*Of all the stories written about the Memorial Day legislator scuffle in Texas, this one from  the Tribune News Service and published in Governing, has the most complete background and context. It picks up where other news reports...

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Mexico’s President Cancels Meeting With Trump Over Wall

*Why you should read this: Because this is a very good blow-by-blow account of how  U.S.-Mexico relations came to this. Because president Trump is changing our politics and international relations faster than anyone anticipated. VL By Azam...

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...

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....

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...

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