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Thursday, July 28th, 2016

It’s official: Tim Kaine is Hillary Clinton’s point man for Latino outreach

*First off, I don’t know where Quartz gets off on pronouncing something “official.” Second, they base their pronouncement on the fact that Kaine “competed with a number of ethnic Latino frontrunners” and speaks adequate Spanish on the stump. And third, it’s kinda ridiculous. I’m sure you all can come up with a worthy list of

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Does Tim Kaine’s Spanish matter? No, until it does.

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Tim Kaine spoke Spanish and will continue to speak Spanish because he can. Read into it what you will. Does it matter? Yes, until it doesn’t. And no, until it does. So why is...

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Warren, Kaine, Castro on shortlist as Clinton’s VP search intensifies

*The Democratic convention is a mere 5 weeks away, and Julián Castro is still on the Veep shortlist. What do you think, is  it real, for show, does Castro have chance? VL By Associated Press/Chicago Tribune  (6 minute...

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Follow the polls at your own peril

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2.5 minute read) If the presidential election were a real horse race the ponies would be running along the back stretch right about now. There’s still plenty of track ahead of them and...

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Two Videos Reveal Stark Contrasts in How Clinton and Trump Appeal to Hispanics

*The difference is noticeable. Trump’s first address to a Latino group is on a hand-held mobile device, in his jet, with terrible audio and his usual shoot-from-the-hip rambling. It comes across as an afterthought. Clinton was highly...

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Mexico’s Elite Might Just Favor Trump

*He says Mexico’s elite doesn’t like Hillary because she ignored Mexico when she was Secretary of State. They’ve got a point there, but Trump? Apparently Trumpism fits well with Mexico’s long history of classism. VL By Louis...

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Will Hispanic Millennials Vote?

*Boomer parents, millennial kids, Hillary v Bernie, it happens in the Latino community as well. VL By Pricilla Alvarez, The Atlantic (2 minute read) The Hispanic population is looking young. Millennials make up roughly a quarter of...

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

the Latino daily – Your Wednesday morning brief

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Good morning Taquistas! It’s a good day to squash long-held myths. I’m going to start today with a short list of numbers that correct a few false-narratives about Latino business. ►Wednesday’s numbers 80...

Monday, April 11th, 2016

the Latino daily – Your Monday morning brief

MONDAY, April 11, 2016 Good morning Taquistas! Let’s get this week started. Here’s your news. ►Monday’s numbers 40 – The percentage of U.S. Latino and black students in the U.S. public school population. 50 – The percentage...

Monday, March 28th, 2016

the Latino daily – Your Monday morning brief

MONDAY, March 28, 2016 Good morning Taquistas! ►Monday’s numbers 43.8 – The percentage of workers aged 58 or older who work in physically demanding or difficult working conditions. 60.7 – The percentage of Latino workers aged 58...

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Rosario Dawson Pens Forceful Open Letter To Dolores Huerta (is that news?)

*I post this story about the Rosario Dawson letter to Dolores Huerta, and not the letter itself, for a specific reason. I’m not interested in what Dawson has to say. Neither am I interested at this point in...

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

the Latino daily – Your Thursday morning brief

THURSDAY, March 23, 2016 Good morning Taquista! I checked, the next presidential primary elections (actually it’s a cacus) is the Democratic contest this weekend in Washington State. After that, in two weeks’ time, Wisconsin votes April 5,...

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Hillary Clinton Prevails In Arizona Democratic Primary

*Somewhere behind the wall-to-wall coverage of the Brussels attack there was this. Voters and caucus goers in Arizona Utah and Idaho (the American Samoa as well) chose presidential candidates. Trump won Arizona, Cruz won Utah; Clinton won...

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

NewsTaco Podcast Network, Espisode 5: Super Tuesday III, Rubio, Trump, Hillary after the big vote

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco There were big political bets played this past Tuesday in Florida, Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina, and Missouri. The big payoff’s were delegates, bragging rights, sighs of relief and momentum to move to the...

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