latino politics


Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

This is the moment of truth for Latino voters

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco As much as Latinos dislike the “sleeping giant” metaphor, it’s given us the cover of potential. I agree that it drips with stereotypes of laziness and apathy, that if we only woke up we’d be a force to reckon. The metaphor was slapped on us like borders, language and laws have

Friday, October 21st, 2016

DIECIOCHO Podcast: Trump’s Bad Hombres

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco This is what Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said, verbatim, at the last presidential debate in reference to his immigration plan and unauthorized immigrants: We’ll get them out, secure the border, and once...

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Why Teachers Cannot Remain Neutral About the Presidential Election

*Presidential politics in the high school classroom: Saying Trump’s comments are unacceptable is not political indoctrination. It’s teaching. VL By Ray Salazar, The White Rhino (4 minute read)  The Chicago Public Schools Code of Ethics prohibits teachers from...

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Trump pulls U.S. into “third-world” politics

Victor Landa, NewsTaco There was a salient moment in last night’s Presidential Debate that goes beyond the “who won” speculation. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faced each other in verbal combat on live TV the way presidential candidates...

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

How Did VP Candidates Do in the Debate? Our Latino Panel Weighs In

*There was a Latino panel? OK. What did you think of the Veep debate? Did you watch? Does it matter? There are some interesting points in this read. VL By Stephen Nuño, NBC News (6.5 minute read)...

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

DIECIOCHO Podcast: Film maker Helctor Galán and his movie Willie Velásquez: Su Voto Es Su Voz

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco A lot went in to the making of the documentary Willie Velasquez: Su Voto Es Su Voz. It premiers tonight (Monday, Oct. 3, 2016) at 9:30pm ET. But in many ways this has...

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

Latinos Have Low Expectations of Trump in Monday’s Debate

*Join us tonight at the NewsTaco debate watch party. Use #NTdebate on Twitter and Facebook starting at 7:45 pm CT. VL By Stephen A. Nuño, NBC News (2.5 minute read) In the newest release of data from a...

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...

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

On eve of Hispanic Heritage Month, California congressman proposes American Latino Museum for third time

*This has been in the works for years and there have been several obstacles. I’m happy to see it finally reaching congress. The idea is to house the American Latino Museum in the Smithsonian Arts and Industries...

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Latino voters in swing states could hurt GOP

*In Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina and Ohio Latino voters favor the Democratic candidate for Senate. VL By David F. Damore, Latino Decisions (8.5 minute read) New polling from America’s Voice and Latino Decisions released earlier today...

Friday, September 9th, 2016

NCLR Latino Voter Registration Money Fell from $7 Million to $1.5 Million

*The-importance-of-the-Latino-vote trope has been louder this year than in years past. But looking at the numbers above you begin to see how it’s been baseless wind. VL By Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News  The National Council of La...

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Trump: Undocumented Wanting to Be In Military a ‘Special Circumstance’

*If you’re keeping score, this statement is part of the “softer” Trump on immigration. We’ll see what he says next. VL By Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News (1.5 minute read) GOP nominee Donald Trump, added a little more confusion...

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...

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