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Friday, November 11th, 2016

Latino Veterans, by the numbers

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Happy Veteran’s Day! To all U.S. Veteran’s, thank you for your service. I’m sensing we all need a break from the barrage of political news. So . . . ►Veteran’s Day numbers 10,000 – The number of Latinos who fought, on both sides, in the U.S. Civil War. 200,000 – The

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

The Latino Giant is Voting Because it Decided to, Not Because it woke Up

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco If what we’ve been hearing from early voter turnout is true, this is a statement year for Latino politics and for the Latino vote. Less than a month ago the Pew Research Center...

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Here’s how Latinos could win this election

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco I pick this as the emblematic picture of the day – actually, of the Latino early vote in general. It’s the line to cast early votes in the Cardenas Market in Clark County,...

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Jill Stein Is The Only Presidential Candidate Embracing the Term Latinx This Election

*I’m not a fan of the whole Latinx thing because I get mired in pronouns: is it hx, shx, thxm, hxr, and what about our? Xxr? Anyway . . . VL By Yara Simón, Remezcla (3 minute read) On September...

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Tuesday’s numbers

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco The Latino daily subscribers get a daily dose of Latino numbers – about the economy, education, health, census, immigration –  in their inbox as part of their daily Latino morning brief. Here’s a...

Friday, September 9th, 2016

U.S. Latino Population Growth and Dispersion Has Slowed Since the Onset of the Great Recession

*Lower Latino migration and birthrates mean Latinos are no longer the fastest growing group in the U.S. VL By  Renee Stepler and Mark Hugo Lopez, Pew Research Center The nation’s Latino population has long been characterized by...

Friday, June 24th, 2016

the Latino daily – Your Friday morning brief

José Landaverde, an Anglican Catholic priest and community activist, has begun a protest walk that will take him from his from his Guadalupe Church parish in Chicago’s Little Village to the Cleveland, Ohio, site of the Republican...

Monday, January 25th, 2016

For Many Latinos, Race Is More Culture Than Color

*This is an old issue, but this article focuses, in part, on the political consequences of the answer. Political representation (voting districts) is divided by racial identification with the idea of equal representation in mind. But Latinos...

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

New Census data shows Latinos driving shift in U.S. population demographic

*This is a lot like watching food cook. We know what’s happening, it’s been happening since before the 2000 Census discovered Latinos. The growth is statistically undeniable and the yearly Census updates tell a recurring story –...

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

A gorgeous visualization of 200 years of immigration to the US

*Two things I like very much here: data visualization and context. This is a very cool, interactive way to see how immigrants have come to the U.S., from all over the world. I provides good context for...

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Damien Cave: On The Way North

*I grew up where I-35 begins, at its southernmost point.  I always imagined a trip like the one Damien Cave took, straight up to Duluth, MN. I was curious about the people along the way, how they...

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Latino Whiteness? They’re Asking the Wrong Question

Victor Landa, NewsTaco Here’s a fact: In the 2010 Census many Latinos, given the option, chose to identify as “white,” as opposed to black or Asian. Other Latinos chose to identify as “other,” then wrote-in a more...

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Not Just Cubans: Many Latinos Now Call Miami Home

By Carmen Sesín, NBCNews MIAMI — After studying medicine in Caracas, Venezuela, Luis Arias packed his bags and headed to Miami for his residency, and later to Boston to complete his fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. But...

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Selective Service FAQ: Important for all Latino Men

SPONSORED CONTENT By Selective Service System Getting the facts may help young men understand why it is so important that they register with Selective Service System. Who Needs To Register? All male U.S. citizens must register when...

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