Friday, February 10th, 2012

Cuban Oil Drilling Won’t Prop Up Communism

Cuba has been in a state of nearly perpetual poverty since 1992. It’s greatest ally — the Soviet Union — dissolved over the Christmas season of 1991, leaving the island state without it’s largest trading partner. Twenty years on, the red island might have found a natural blessing in the form of oil deposits off

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Joaquin Castro’s San Antonio Strategy

San Antonio, Texas — Congressional Candidate Joaquín Castro has had a busy week. Just a few days ago he was campaigning in the newly created 35th congressional district, hoping a federal court map would settle any potential...

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Tweet For Tat Between Cuban Blogger, Castro’s Niece

Yoani Sánchez, the writer behind the acclaimed blog Generation Y, which details daily life inside Cuba, went head-to-head on Twitter this with Mariela Castro, daughter of current leader Raul Castro. As reported by Univision, once Sánchez discovered Castro had started...

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Marco Rubio Lied About Parents’ Escape From Cuba

The story used to go that Senator Marco Rubios’ parents were forced to flee Cuba, that they were exiles, because of Fidel Castro. The truth, however, which is now reflected in his updated biography on his website, is that...

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Emerging Energy & High Speed Rail In Central Texas

By Zach Gonzalez & Arthur D. Soto-Vásquez Austin, Texas — San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and his brother State Rep. Joaquín Castro spoke today at the Texas Tribune Festival about San Antonio and its role as an energy...

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

The Rhetoric Of The 2012 Election Will Be About Race

Which Democratic leader does the 35th congressional district “belong” to? The longtime congressman Lloyd Doggett or the state representative-turned-congressional-candidate Joaquín Castro? Considering that both are essentially new residents to this emergent district, I do not think they innately...

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Latino Civil Rights Figures: Sal B. Castro

Salvador B. Castro was born in Los Angeles and played an important part in helping students organize during the civil rights era, particularly around the LA Walkouts. He grew up partially in Mexico after his father was...

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

U.S. Opens New Channel To Explore Cuba

By Sharon Hostetler, For most Americans, visiting Cuba is inconceivable. Not so for travelers from the rest of the world. The Caribbean country’s stunning beaches, colonial architecture, vintage cars, and vibrant musical culture attract more than 2...

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

San Anto Mayor’s Vision Is Green, Techy And Prosperous

It doesn’t take a lot of prodding to get San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro going on his vision for the future of his city. Education, jobs, green jobs, economic development and the promise of being able to...

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

News Taco To Go: Boycott, Craigslist, Castro-Doggett, Futbol

Will Latinos Boycott Baseball’s All-Star Game? My Craigslist Experiment: Race Matters In Online Dating Is The Castro-Doggett Fight About More Than Race? Making Poetry Out Of Futbol

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

News Taco To Go: Green Energy, Latino Cities, McCain & China

Latino Politician Takes Lead On Green Energy Policy The Top 10 Cities With The Largest Latino Populations Sinvergüenza Spotlight: Mexicans & McCain Mexico Buys American and the U.S. Buys Chinese

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Latino Politician Takes Lead On Green Energy Policy

A Latino politician in Texas is taking the lead on green energy policy. Julián Castro, currently in his second term as mayor of San Antonio, a city that’s more than 63% Latino, he sealed some interesting green...

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

News Taco To Go: Latinos, Diabetes, DREAMers & White House

The Top 10 States With The Largest Latino Populations One Glass Of OJ A Day Could Lead To Diabetes 67 Sueños: Help Undocumented Students Share Their Story How To Get 2 Latinos Into The White House  ...