Friday, December 2nd, 2016

The U.S. Congress and the Soft Bigotry Against Latino Chiefs of Staff

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco I want to draw a contrast between a headline and a reality. First the headline: Will Trump appoint any Hispanics to his Cabinet? It comes from the Dallas Morning News, and it’s a good question. The answer, as far as I can tell, is no, Trump will not name a Latino

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Pope Francis, Community and Heroin

*Read this, share it, it’s important. That’s all I have to say. VL By Sam Quiñones, A Reporter’s Blog I at Notre Dame University , the day that Pope Francis gave his beautiful talk to Congress....

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Young Mother Fights Deportation, Hopes for Immigration Reform

By Melissa del Bosque, The Texas Observer On Tuesday morning, Veronica Ayala, 33, stood next to her three-year old son Damian in a parking lot across the street from the J.J. Pickle Federal Building in Austin. Surrounded by...

Monday, July 15th, 2013

The Importance of STEM Education for Latina Mothers

By Maria Cardona, Latinovations Like any mother raising two young children, much of my attention is focused on their education with an eye toward their futures and the opportunities they will have as adults in the workforce....

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Border Communities Living in Limbo While Congress Dithers

By Melissa del Bosque, Texas Observer In early May, Ruben Villarreal, Mayor of Rio Grande City, channeled the frustration of many residents in Starr and Hidalgo counties, where a proposed 14-mile border fence is slated to be built...

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

CISPA – Invasion of Privacy Act

By Jesse Luna, NewsTaco When I think of the new Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) bill that passed the House Intelligence Committee I think of the scene from the film “Enemy of the State” where...

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Border Residents Disappointed by Fence Provision in Immigration Bill

By Melissa del Bosque, Texas Observer The so-called “Gang of Eight,” a bipartisan group of U.S. senators, released their much-awaited comprehensive immigration reform bill late Tuesday. It’s thrilling to finally see a reform bill which looks like it has...

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Young Latino Environment Goals for Obama’s (2nd) First 100 Days

By Latinovations While watching President Obama’s inauguration speech, Andrea Delgado felt a surge of optimism. Paradoxically, it was one of Obama’s more somber statements that gave her hope: his acknowledgement that a failure to address climate change...

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

How Many Latinos in U.S. House?

By Suzanne Gamboa, Associated PressAlbuquerque Journal The House Press Gallery, an administrative office of Congress, counts 33 Hispanic representatives in the 113th Congress. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute puts the number at 31. The National Association of Latino...

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Latinos in the 113th Congress

By Silvia Manzano, Latinovations The 113th Congress includes a record number of thirty-eight Latinos elected officials. These notable numbers have both policy and political implications for the future of Latino politics in the United States.  First though,...

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

The Latino Vote: What Happens Next Depends on Us

By Adranna Quintero, Huffington Post Latino Voices Much was said this year about how Latinos would cast the deciding vote in this election. So last night I watched closely to see just how much we the Latino...

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Sylvia Romo Wants To Be The First, Best Latina U.S. Rep From TX

Sylvia Romo should be preparing for retirement, instead, she’s campaigning as the Democratic candidate for the 35th district of Texas. The long-time tax assessor-collector of Bexar County and former state house rep said that the opportunity to...

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Outgoing Hispanic Congressional Chair: There’s Still Lots To Do

San Antonio, Texas — Outgoing Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair and Texas Congressman Charlie Gonzalez is currently working on a graceful exit, given that he has chosen not to seek reelection, but he is still focused on the...

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Ciro Rodriguez Says He’s The Fighter South Texas Needs

San Antonio, Texas — Ciro Rodriguez spent time during the 1990s and early 2000s serving the people of South Texas in Congress as a Democrat, and most recently lost his seat in 2010 to Republican Francisco “Quico”...

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