Victor’s Blog


Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

New Census Data Show US Becoming More Diverse

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1.5 minue read)   This may be why the Caucasian voters at Trump rallies have become angry-white voters: The county is getting browner. At least, that’s what the latest U.S. Census numbers tell us. The Census released its annual count of the U.S., population – updates, really, of the formal decennial

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Latinos could start to change Trump’s rural America

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco  (2 minute read) The disgruntled rural and small town voter has gotten a lot of attention since Trump was elected president. They’ve become the cautionary tale, the voting segment that Democrats forgot in...

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

How baseball can teach us to frame the new Latino narrative

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2 minute read)   There’s an interesting side conversation going on in Philadelphia baseball circles that illustrates how a big part of rewriting the U.S. Latino narrative is how stories are framed in...

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

A fight among Texas legislators, a civil rights budget cut, a US citizen detained by ICE – Is this a “new normal?”

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (4 minute read)    A Memorial Day scuffle on the floor of the Texas legislature reminded me of something Mexican Writer Carlos Fuentes is reported to have said. He was alluding to the stereotype...

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Long-Lost Photos Reveal Life of Mexican Migrant Workers in 1950s America

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1 minute read)   TIME magazine has published a series of revealing photographs of the Bracero program from 1957. Sixty years ago the Saturday Evening Post commissioned celebrity photographer Syd Avery to do...

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Does the “New Trump Era” have human selective breeding at its core? It’s not as crazy as it sounds.

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2.5 minute read)    eff Sessions was at the U.S.-Mexico border yesterday. The Attorney General was in Nogales, Arizona, speaking to a group of Customs and Border Protection Agents, laying out the structure...

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly gives Latino lawmakers a slippery story

*Why you should read this: Because while the Homeland Security chief says there are no immigration raids happening in “sensitive areas” the Attorney General and the head of ICE justify raids at courthouses. VL By Victor Landa,...

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Hollywood’s Latino exclusion snobbery set the stage for Trumpism

By Victor Landa NewsTaco (2 minute read)  I’m starting a collection of Latino paradoxes. So far I’ve collected two: The Latino health paradox – where U.S. Latino’s live longer than other folk despite poverty and bad eating habits....

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Trump doesn’t get that sanctuary cities are about providing public safety

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1.5 minute read)  There’s a good editorial in the Chicago Tribune that takes Trump’s immigration plan to task. “Can President Donald Trump make America safer by taking money away from local police departments? Short answer:...

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Latino Church in Georgia Vandalized for Third Time

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco  (1 minute read)   It happened in the city of Dalton, in Northwest Georgia. The congregants of the Mundo de Amistad church found late last week that seven of the church’s large window...

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Reports find that immigrants commit less crime than US-born citizens

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1 minute read)    The story is from The Hill: “Immigrants commit crimes and are incarcerated at a much lower rate than U.S. citizens, according to two separate studies released this week.” One...

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Bill aims to repatriate deported veterans

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1.5 minute read)  This is something that deserves strong backing – my thanks to Taquista Antonio Garza for bringing this to my attention and to Taquista Jose Borjon for putting his work behind...

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Border apprehensions are down, but White House boasts may be empty chest thumping

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco  (3.5 minute read)   found two stories this morning that are at odds with each other, or better said, they’re two different sides of the same set of numbers. First: Illegal Border Crossings...

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Immigration advocates say Trump’s Immigrant Crime office is political bait

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco  (1 minute read)    NBC News reports that when Trump announced his office of Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement, or VOICE, during his recent speech on Capitol Hill there were moans and boos from...

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