Monday, October 10th, 2016

Today is the deadline for voter registration in four states

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Eligible voters in Arizona, Arkansas, Hawaii and Washington have until today to register to vote in the November election. Tomorrow, the 11th, is the deadline in another 14 states: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and the District of Columbia. There are10,659,000 eligible Latino

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...

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Google searches reveal how obsessed Hispanic voters are with this election

*This is new territory, folks who hadn’t been interested and hadn’t voted before are doing so now, so it’s hard to draw definite conclusions. A Google search doesn’t equal a vote. But it’s a good omen and...

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Groups Gather In Mexico City To Watch US Presidential Debate

*There’s been an unusually high interest from Mexico in the U.S. election. I was at the UNAM in August, participating in a two-day symposium on the U.S. election. They’re watching closely. VL By Rodrigo Cervantes, Fronteras (2.5 minute read)...

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Hillary Clinton says immigration reform will add $700 billion to U.S. economy

*I’m glad this was fact-checked.  Both she and Trump should be held to the same truth standard. VL By Miriam Valverde, PolitiFact (5.5 munite read)  Hillary Clinton supports plans by President Barack Obama to defer deportation for...

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Latino Millennial footprint of the 2016 elections

*More elusive than the Millennial vote is the Latino millennial vote. Forty-two percent are expected to go to the polls in November and no one can say for certain why. VL By Michelle Adams, Hispanic Outlook in Higher...

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Latino millennials could play key role in election

*As always, the operative word in the headline is “could.” It all depends on Latino millennial turnout at the polls. VL By Mercedes Olivera, Dallas Morning News (3 minute read) As the presidential race tightens up and...

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Obama Calls On Hispanic Leaders to Push Back Against ‘Bluster’ and ‘Higher Walls’

*President Obama, last night at the CHCI gala: “Latinos aren’t changing the American character, they are the American character.” VL By Alexander Mallin, ABC News In an address to prominent Hispanic leaders Thursday, President Obama looked to...

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Latinos have a date with the ballot box

*There’s a part of this column that brings to light something that is seldom considered in Latino political reporting: Latino voter registration non-profits are just now getting the funds they needed three months ago. It’ll have an...

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

With No Latino Moderator, Trump Shapes Presidential Debates

*Which Latin@ journalist (excluding Jorge Ramos bacause of his public feud with Trump) would you like to see moderating a presidential debate? VL By Raul  A Reyes, NBC News (4.5 minute read)  Donald Trump has won. That...

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Willie Velásquez documentary is a lesson for Latinos on the importance of voting

*”Willie Velásquez: Your Vote is Your Voice” airs October 3 on PBS, but there will be screenings across the country before then. Check your local media to find a time and place. VL By Mercedes Olivera, Dallas...

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

‘Cállate, imbécil’: the best Mexican responses to Donald Trump’s visit

*This is rich. Mexican humor is ruthless and relentless, it’s awesome. And Mexicans saw Trump’s visit for what it was, puro circo. VL By Amber Jamieson, The Guardian (4 minute read) Mexicans furious that Donald Trump came to their...

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Mexican president likely hurt by ‘ill-advised’ Trump meeting

*Yep, but when your approval rating is 23%, to quote Donald Trump, What do you have to lose? VL By Christopher Sherman and Mark Stevenson, Associated Press (3 minute read) MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Enrique Pena Nieto’s meeting with...

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Donald Trump Gambles on Immigration but Sends Conflicting Signals

*He wasn’t so tough in Mexico, was he? Then he comes back to Phoenix and barks again. Typical Trump. VL By Patrick Healy, The New York Times (5 minute read) Donald J. Trump made an audacious attempt on Wednesday...

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