Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Report Shows Latinos In Colorado Lag Behind Others

A recent report from the Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy & Research Organization (CLARO) entitled “Snapshot of Colorado Latinos,” shows that in several realms Latinos in that state lagged behind others. Specifically, the report found:  Latinos account for 20.7% of the population, but 32.9% of the prison population.  The state’s graduation rate is 72.4% while Latinos

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Coloradans Campaign To Bring Back Latino Radio Show Host

Mario Solis-Marich was a radio show host in Colorado at KKZN AM760 for three years, until he said he was unceremoniously told midday on December 1 that his show was being canceled, only to be replaced with...

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Latino Civil Rights Figures: La Raza Unida Party

La Raza Unida Party was established in Crystal City, Texas in 1970 by a group of youth, including José Ángel Gutiérrez and Mario Compean, both organizers for the Mexican American Youth Organization. Founded as a third party alternative, the...

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Latino Sites In NM, CO May Be Added To National Park System

A preliminary report released by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis may add several Latino sites in New Mexico and Colorado to the National Park System. Specifically, the sites are...

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

English Language Ed In Colorado Found To Be Inadequate

What does it cost to teach English to an immigrant child in the United States? A state district court in Colorado may not have an exact amount, but it knows how much is not enough. That was...

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Tom Tancredo To Raise Tons Of Money Against 14th Amendment

Former Colorado congressman and virulently anti-immigrant personality Tom Tancredo has filed paperwork to form the American Legacy Alliance, a political action committee that has one purpose: stemming illegal immigration and repealing the 14th Amendment, you know, the...

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Colorado Rep. Calls For English Only Ballots

Colorado Congressman Mike Coffman is calling for the rejection of portions of the federal Voting Rights Act calling for providing voters with ballots in more than one language. Coffman said he would introduce legislation to repeal Section 203...

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Latinos In CO, NV & NM Work To Conserve Colorado River

A group that hopes to conserve the Colorado River and surrounding environment, Nuestro Río, is set to hold several events today in Albuquerque, Denver and Las Vegas to spread their message. The group notes on their website:...

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

GOP Rep. Calls Obama Racist Name, Says He Didn’t Know

Colorado’s Republican representative Doug Lamborn recently called President Barack Obama a “tar baby,” which he later said he didn’t know was a racially derogative word for African-Americans. He later said what he really meant was “quagmire.” It’s like the...

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Ken Salazar: Latinos & Obama’s 2012 Pitch

At the recent NALEO conference in San Antonio, Texas News Taco had the opportunity to ask U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar about President Obama’s campaign and the importance of Latino voters to his victory. Salazar...

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

The Top 10 States With The Largest Latino Populations

Looking at the most recent Census data allows us to obtain a clearer picture of how, precisely, Latinos are growing as a population in this country. However, looking at this data in graphic form can often be...

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Redistricting Roundup: CO, IL, WI, NV, FL & TX

Thought it would be another good time to look at redistricting around the country and how that’s affecting Latinos. We’ve written about some recent cases: Nebraska California Texas and Texas Illinois And then there’s this that we...

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

How The Latino Vote Matters In 2012

Getting at just exactly how, and by how much, the Latino vote will affect elections across the country in 2012 is a little confusing. Luckily, we have the super duper political science expert who literally wrote the...

Friday, May 6th, 2011

National Latino Redistricting Roundup

We at News Taco have been doing our best to keep you informed of redistricting battles affecting Latino population areas (really redistricting affects all Latinos everywhere, but that’s a pretty tall order…) So we thought today would...

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