Monday, May 28th, 2012

Memorial Day Repost: Cops Shoot Latino Marine 71 Times

(Editor’s note: We republish this article, almost a year to the day after it was first published; first in remembrance of a U.S. veteran, and secondly so that the incident is not forgotten. There has been no movement on the case – that we know of – in the last twelve months.) By Sara Inés Calderón An Arizona

Friday, December 16th, 2011

The Iraq War: 477 Latinos Killed In 9 Years Of Combat

The video of the men dressed in camouflage, casing the American forces flag that flew over Baghdad, was barely a few seconds long, but it signaled the end of almost 9 years of combat. A group of...

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Rise In Suicides And Other Mental Health Problems For Veterans

Today marks the tenth year of the beginning of the war effort in the Middle East.  On October 7th 2001, the U.S. government sent combat troops into Afghanistan, and would later invade Iraq in 2003.  A decade of war...

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Latina Army Wife Quits Job To Be With Husband On Leave

UPDATE: Wells Fargo Spokesman Joe Stroop told News Taco that the company is working with Mendez to find a mutually beneficial resolution to this issue. Cynthia Mendez was forced to quit her job working as a personal...

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

News Taco To Go: Sanchez In Senate, DREAM Act, Race Labels

Ricardo Sanchez To Run For Senate In Texas San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro: Immigration Initiative Soon Mexican & Mexican-American Are Not The Same Thing Analysis: Senate Democrats Re-Introduce The DREAM Act Follow Sara Inés Calderón on Twitter @SaraChicaD

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Ricardo Sanchez To Run For Senate In Texas

We reported previously that retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez was probably going to run for Kay Bailey Hutchison’s soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat, well, now he’s formally announced. Today Sanchez, former U.S. Commander in Iraq, announced that he would be...

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Latino Vet, Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, Mulls Texas Senate Run

Retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez is looking at running for the soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senate seat in Texas, according to New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, D-NJ. Yesterday during a conversation held at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio,...

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

The Pain Of Losing A Son In Iraq, One Latino’s Story

Carlos Arredondo: I remember the war in Nicaragua in the 1980s, the Contra scandal, the weapons for hostages. Oliver North took...

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

NewsTaco To Go: Iraq, Egypt, Obesity, BP And Diabetes

Egypt continues its civil protests to change its government, Iraq is becoming more volatile, obesity may prevent women from receiving mammograms, diabetes during pregnancy may be a risk to the mother and BP is finally set to pay...

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

‘Vindicated’ Alberto Gonzales Sad, Needs Money

Remember how sad former First-Hispanic-Attorney-General-Ever-Of-All-Time Alberto Gonzales was the last time we wrote about him? Well, he’s kind of happier now, but still sad, and needs money. Which is to say, now that the few friends he...

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Alberto Gonzales is Sorry — Really

When you’re in D.C., lots of people write lots...