Monday, August 1st, 2016

Tijuana, cops, & why people leave Mexico

*It’s a true, tough question. Mexicans are incensed at the thought of a Trump wall. But, why are so many of them willing to risk their lives to leave? VL By Sam Quiñones, DREAMLAND I have no doubt that (yet another) wall between the United States and Mexico would be a disaster. The biggest reason:

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Latino voters helping to decide major races in Tuesday’s elections

By Suzanne Gamboa, NBCLatino Candidates finished up their final day of campaigning before Tuesday’s Election Day with Latinos helping to decide two top gubernatorial races and weighing in on city council elections. Like other voters, Latinos head into...

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Boston Mayoral candidates pursue Latino voters in unprecedented ways

By Marcela García, Boston Globe THE TRADITIONAL heart of Boston’s Puerto Rican community is the Villa Victoria housing development in the South End, and that’s where hundreds of people gathered last month for the start of the annual...

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Are Latinos Relevant to Midterm Elections?

By David Damore, PhD, Latino Decisions The day after the 2012 presidential election pundits across the country declared Latino votersas one of the most important voting blocs in re-electing President Barack Obama.  With the 2014 midterms already in sight, many are...

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

2016 forecast: Rubio, Bush, Ryan have chance to win over 40% of Latino vote

By Matt Barreto, Latino Decisions While the 2016 presidential election is a full three years away many of the high profile Republican contenders are enmeshed in the immigration reform debate, and if Republicans demonstrate strong leadership on...

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

The “Latino vote” doesn’t exist. Not really.

By Chris Cillizza, Washington Post Conventional wisdom has settled on this reality: Republicans’ inability to attract Hispanic voters not only cost them the 2012 presidential election but has the potential to doom them as a national party in...

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Key Part of Voting Rights Act Invalidated

By The New York Times The Supreme Court struck down a central portion of the Voting Rights Act on Tuesday, effectively ending the practice in which some states with a history of racial discrimination must receive clearance...

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Mi’jitos and Viejitos

What Pundits Don’t Get About the Drop in Latino Voter Turnout By James Aldrete, NewsTaco You put the word “Latino” in front of “data analysis” and it brings with it a heavy dose of Catholic guilt.  That’s...

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Mass: Gabriel Gomez’s Hidden Latino Vote

By David S. Bernstein, Boston Daily Ed Markey today is trotting California congressman Xavier Becerra through the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Hacienda Don Juan in Worcester, and Medina’s Supermarket in Springfield. It’s about time, say a number...

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

When it comes to Latino vote, Karl Rove is plain wrong

By James Aldrete, NewsTaco In PolitiFact, Gardner Selby recently took on Karl Rove’s claim that Texas Republicans get on average 40% of the Latino vote.  While I’m sure Rove – known in Texas progressive circles as Darth...

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

1.4 million Latino voters are not asleep

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco 1.4 million more Latinos voted in the 2012 presidential election than in 2008. The number seems to be lost in the latest round of national political speculation. The U.S. Census Bureau issued a...

Friday, May 24th, 2013

What Must Happen for Texas to Turn Blue

By Forrest Wilder, Texas Observer You hear the question often: Is Texas becoming a blue state? Since President Obama won reelection in November with an emerging Democratic coalition of African-Americans, Latinos, women and young voters, political pundits have...

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

What Eric Garcetti’s triumph in Los Angeles means for Latinos

By Tony Castro, Voxxi Eric Garcetti was elected mayor of Los Angeles on Tuesday, sweeping into office with a slew of new expectations, not the least of which is what he will mean for Hispanics, not only in...

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

The LA mayoral race is a case study on the Latino vote

By Timothy Spangler, The Guardian Mayoral elections in Los Angeles are typically quite parochial affairs, and this year’s outing is something of an exception. As Angelenos go to the polls today under hazy May skies, everything from jobs to...

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