Monday, December 31st, 2012

I Told You So! Latino Power Surge Decades in the Making

By Dr. Henry Flores, NewsTaco ¿Sabes que?  “I Told You So!”  I told you all that the Latino vote would play a decisive role in this presidential election. I first noticed this possibility when I was working with census data in preparation for the 2001 congressional redistricting in Texas.  What I noticed was that the

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Can Latinos Change Utah From Red to Blue?

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco It’s known as the reddest of the red states. And a recent article in the Ogden Standard-Examiner reiterated the fact: In a state considered among the reddest in the United States, the increasing...

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Latino Dems Divided over House STEM Jobs Act

By Latinovations Last Friday, the House of Representatives approved the STEM Jobs Act, an immigration bill that would make 55,000 additional immigration visas available to foreigners. However, in order to expand these kinds of skilled foreign worker visas, the...

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Xavier Becerra Elected as Chairman to House Democratic Caucus

By Raisa Camargo, Voxxi A step up from vice chairman, Rep. Xavier Becerra was tapped in unanimous consent and elected as chairman to the House Democratic Caucus for the 113th Congress. The role comes as news surfaced of his...

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Charlie Gonzalez Leaving Congress Marks the End of an Era

By Griselda Nevarez, Voxxi One of the most well-known and respected members of Congress, Rep. Charlie Gonzalez of San Antonio, is weeks away from stepping down and ending half a century of representation in Congress by the Gonzalez...

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Latino Vote Key To Replace Jesse Jackson Jr.

By Janell Ross, Huffington Post Latino Voices In 2011, as Illinois politicians redrew congressional district maps, they exercised a power grab that was intended to protect those already in office or even gain more seats for Democrats. Officials split...

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Two Parties: Two HispanicLatino Vice Presidents

By Jesse Treviño, HispanicLatino The attention that the HispanicLatino vote received during the presidential campaign and future demographic projections of its growth have caused the media and obsessive politico-types to speculate about when the first President of...

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Latina Politicians Battling in Texas

By Hector Luis Alamo Jr., Being Latino Two Latinas are battling it out in Texas — and, no, they’re not clawing at each other over a suave macho like in some novela. What they’re after is a...

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Immigration and the Lame Duck Congress

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco What a difference an election makes. Take, for instance, immigration. Wasn’t it a mere handful of weeks ago that Republicans were staunchly stalwart in their opposition to any and all immigration reform? Now there’s talk of...

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Latinos, Be Careful What You Wish For

By Arnold Torres, New America Media/Hispanic Link News Service There is growing doubt today whether our political system is able to deal with the realities that confront us and significantly impact our futures. U.S. voters were uneasy...

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Will the Supreme Court Dismantle the Voting Rights Act?

By Raul A. Reyes, Other Words Well, that didn’t take long. Just three days after a diverse coalition of voters re-elected President Barack Obama, the Supreme Court announced that it’s going to review the Voting Rights Act....

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Rep. Xavier Becerra Seeking Chair of House Democratic Caucus

By Tony Castro, Voxxi Rep. Xavier Becerra, the fifth-ranking Democrat in the House, has announced that his wants to be chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. The California Democrat has sent a formal letter to colleagues, saying he wants...

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Hillary Clinton 2016 and the Latino Vote

By Raisa Camargo, Voxxi Election Day is officially a week old, but that hasn’t stopped the mainstream media from speculating whether Hillary Clinton should run in 2016. The Clintons still hold plenty of sway with Latino voters...

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Gloria Negrete McLeod: Guns, Rosaries, a Latina in Congress

By Tony Castro, Voxxi Who is newly elected California Congresswoman Gloria Negrete McLeod and why is New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg sticking his nose into a political race on the other side of the country? Bloomberg’s Super PAC appears to...

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