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Friday, March 24th, 2017

I voted for the first time in 2016 and why I’ll vote again

*Why you should read this: Because there’s political energy growing in the Latino communities. Because young Latinos are stepping-up to make their voices heard and of the work og organizing. VL By Jose Rodriguez, Jolt/NewsTaco (3.5 minute read)   Last November, I voted for the first time. I’m 23, and while I was old enough to

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Supreme Court refuses to dismiss Menendez corruption charges

*Why you should read this: Because this case had slipped into the background after an almost two-year criminal investigation. Because Menendez, one of two Latino U.S. Senators, had been fighting 14 felony charges related to favors allegedly done...

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Rep. Cuellar Slams Trump Proposal to Hire Attorneys to Take Land for Border Wall

*Why you should read this: Because we need to keep up and stay informed about Trump’s policies more than his antics. Because landowners along the U.S.-Mexico border have already received condemnation orders (95% of the land along the...

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

El Paso Firm Interested in Bidding for the Border Wall Insists It’s Not a Political Choice

*Why you should read this: Because the seeming contradiction of U.S. Latino businesses being open to participating in the construction of the border wall is an illustration of the layered and complex relationships along the southern border....

Monday, March 6th, 2017

How Crazy Can It Get?

*Henry Flores lays out his case for why President Trump should be impeahced. VL By Henry Flores, NewsTaco  (6.5 minute read)   Just when you thought things had achieved a minimal level of normalcy the crazy guy...

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Mexico’s Cemex willing to provide quotes for border wall cement

*Why you should read this: Because the story is dripping with irony. That’s all. VL By David Alire Garcia, Jeffrey Benkoe and Alistair Bell, Reuters (1.5 minute read)   Mexico’s Cemex, one of the world’s largest cement producers, is...

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Will a Latino Unite the Democrats, Take on Trump? What Tom Perez Needs to Do

*Why you should read this: Because it’s going to be fun to watch a Latino head the opposition to Trump. Because Tom Perez has a long road ahead to unite the Democrats. Because now there’s a chance...

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Pew: Hispanics split on issues before Trump inauguration

*Why you should read this: Because U.S. Latino attitudes have changed with the Trump administration. Because more Latinos feel they are not part of the U.S. fabric. VL By Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press/Seattle Times  (3 minute...

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Why Should We Worry About Donald Trump?

*Why you should read this: Because the Trump/Putin relationship, or lack of it real or imagined, is a dangerous for what it assumes about both the Russians and the U.S. president. VL By Henry Flores, NewsTaco (4...

Friday, February 17th, 2017

The White House has found ways to end protection for ‘Dreamers’ while shielding Trump from blowback

*Why you should read this: Because one of the reasons Trump is hesitating to include DREAMers in his deportation plans is because they are a well-organized group with “prominent backing.” Because despite the president’s hesitation his staff...

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Trump, the Wall and the Spanish Language

*Why you should read this: Because, as Ilan Stavans says, the decision “to bring down the Spanish-language side of the White House website is an egregious attack against an essential aspect of today’s America.” Because walls have...

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Texas GOP congressman slams Trump plan for border wall

*Why you should read this: Because it says a lot that a GOP Congressman from the Texas-Mexico border area thinks the Trumpian wall “is the most expensive and least effective way to secure the border.” VL By Elise...

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Mandatum: The thing Trump doesn’t have

*Why you should read this: Because Henry Flores lays out the simple reason Donald Trump does not have a mandate – regardless of what he may say (or Tweet). VL By Herny Flores, NewsTaco (3.5 minute read)   ...

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Castro brothers confront Trump era

*Why you should read this: Because it begins to answer the question many people have: What’s next for the Castro brothers? VL By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune (6 minute read)  Before Nov. 8, Julián Castro liked to...

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