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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 produced, checking-off bullet points, perfectly rehearsed, overly so maybe. Check them out, tell me what you think. VL

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...

Friday, March 11th, 2016

So, what is ‘Hispandering?’

*I read the title and was compelled to read. Hispandering is one of those things you recognize when you see it, but it’s also one of those words that I find clever yet imprecise. It’s a flag...

Friday, March 4th, 2016

NewsTaco Podcast Network, Episode 3: Latinos and the presidential election

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco I catch up with Pilar Marrero, Senior Political writer for La Opinion in Los Angeles. She had an idea that we should try doing regular political podcasts, being that this election is giving...

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Clinton names rising Dem standout Julian Castro as prospective VP pick

*This is the rumor that doesn’t die, fueled now by Clinton herself. So does that mean it’s no longer a rumor? Hillary is quoted as saying  she would “seriously consider” Castro as her running mate. No list...

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Generation gaps and ideological divides: what Hillary and Bernie could learn from Chicana/o history

*”There is not one presidential candidate that can solve it all.” Aaron Sanchez explains why Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have each fallen short in their campaigns – Clinton to attract young voters, Sanders to attract voters...

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