latino politics


Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Anti-Trump protesters at Trump rally throw rocks, bottles at Albuquerque police

*I’m interested, do you think the images of mayhem and Mexican flags helps the Trump casue? VL By Kayla Epstein and Katie Mettler, Washington Post ALBUQUERQUE — What began as an assembly of about 1,000 peaceful protesters outside a Donald Trump rally at the Albuquerque Convention Center morphed into madness Tuesday evening when mostly young,

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Big crowds of Trump supporters, protesters expected

*This happens tonight. Trump will be met by Latino protesters in Albuquerque, they plan to be many, angry and loud. VL By Matthew Reichbach, New Mexico Political Report (3.5 minute read)  The Albuquerque Police Department told media they are...

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...

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

State by State, Communities Push Back Against Voter Restrictions

*Some facts to consider: there are 22 states that have some form of voter restriction in place; in 15 states this will be the first presidential election with these restrictions in place; 31 percent of the electorate...

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Latino, Other Lawmakers Oppose GOP Requiring Use of ‘Alien,’ ‘Illegal Alien’

*Remember how Rep. Joaquin Castro had written a letter suggesting that the federal government stop using the term “illegal alien,” and how the Library of Congress decided it would no longer use the term as a bibliographical...

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

The Latino daily – Your Wednesday morning brief

Yesterday, Atlanta Braves manager Freddi Gonzalez was fired by the Braves front office. He was the only Latino MLB manager, so now there are no Latino managers in major league baseball. The Braves have a dismal 9-28...

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

The 66 Percent: Erasing Mexican Americans in the United States

*Yes! This is the stuff that starts movements. Dagoberto Gilb asks about the invisibility of the Mexican-American community: “Take away the 66 percent, and what national Latino power then?” It’s the reason NewsTaco is rooted in South Texas....

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

NewsTaco Podcast Network, Episode 8: Lionel Sosa, on Latino optimism

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco This was recorded on the eve of the Wisconsin primary. Naturally, we talked about Trump and the shape of Latino politics and culture. Lionel Sosa is regarded as a legend in Latino advertising,...

Friday, May 13th, 2016

It’s Gotten A Lot Harder To Act Like Whiteness Doesn’t Shape Our Politics

*Despite mainstream media’s prevalent version, Trumpism is about the politics of white identity. It can’t be middle-class discontent when 40 percent of the middle class are people of color and they vehemently reject Trumpism. And it can’t...

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Julian Castro on VP role: ‘That’s not going to happen’

*From what I’ve been able to gather the Castro-as-VP-Candidate talk was just that, talk. There’s also talk of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and California Congressman Xavier Becerra as  potential Veep picks. On the GOP side, Sen. Marco...

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Donald Trump’s kryptonite: millions of active – and furious – Latino voters

*Wonderful! A call to arms for Latino voters (recent voter registration numbers show we really don’t need one . . .  but still). Share this! VL By Sabrina Vourvoulias, The Guardian (4 minute read) arely a day goes...

Friday, May 6th, 2016

TX Judge’s Order Blocks Child-Care License for Detention Centers

*Texas wants to call child immigration jails “child care centers.” That whole idea has been stopped, temporarily. Here’s how it was done. VL By Mark Richardson, Public News Service (1.5 minute read) AUSTIN, Texas – A Texas judge has...

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Latino Survival In (a Regressing) American Society: Three Components To Increasing Latinos’ Collective Influence

*I often remark about how the stories and issues that affect the Latino community today are in many ways the same issues of the past, repackaged and popping-up anew. Case in point is this Midy Aponte piece...

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Is there a place for the Mexican flag in U.S. political protests?

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco “Protesters chose to bring out the Mexican flag to demonstrate their culture and not their nationality.” -David B. Villanueva, 23, of Chicanos Unidos in Santa Ana, quoted in the Los Angeles Times. The group...

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