latino politics


Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About Police Brutality in the Latino Community?

*From the article, third paragraph: “Part of the reason cases involving Latinos don’t receive the same attention … is because Latinos are never truly seen as Americans but always as foreigners.” This is a worthy read. VL By Michelle Garcia, Cosmopolitan What most people don’t know is that excessive force and police shootings have been reported

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

5 Questions: Latina Climate Scientist On Carbon Emissions Rule

*The environment, superficially the president’s new rules on coal-fired power plant emissions, is vital to Latino health because we’re more vulnerable than others. VL By NBC News Now that President Barack Obama has finalized new rules on coal-fired...

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Immigration judges are burning out faster than prison wardens and hospital doctors

*The backlog is so big that non-priority cases have been pushed back as far as November of 2019. In all the heated rhetoric about immigration this fact goes unnoticed and “no distinction is made between immigrants with...

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Why Jeb in Spanish wasn’t too different from Trump in English

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco I’ll give credit to Jeb Bush for doing the hard thing. He went on Spanish Television to talk to Latinos about why he’d be a good choice for president of the United States....

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

New Mexico Latino GOP official ousted over Trump piñata says party leader had backed him

*Yeah, because free speech and all. What do you think? The NM GOP has neutrality rules, was this out-of-bounds? VL By Chris Quintana, Santa Fe New Mexican Ignacio Padilla, recently ousted as treasurer of the Santa Fe...

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

In Spanish, Jeb Bush recounts his children were taunted for their skin tone

*Jeb Bush went on Telemundo for a 30 minute interview in Spanish. His fluency is impressive (I know, when a Latino writes those words they sound condescending …). Do you think it matters? I’m not asking if...

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Despite Ruling, Detained Immigrants Face Uncertainty

*A federal judge says Obama’s got to let 2000 detained women and children go from immigration detention centers. The judge  says a 1997 law  states undocumented children must be held in the “last restrictive setting.” The Obama...

Monday, July 27th, 2015

States’ Rights, Individual Liberties and Other American Falsehoods

By Dr. Henry Flores, NewsTaco I think it is about time to drive spikes into the cracks of some of these American fabrications.  Apologists and supporters of States’ Rights and Individual Liberties or Individualism claim that these...

Monday, July 27th, 2015

LULAC Asks Congress to Save Land and Water Conservation Fund

By Brent Wilkes, LULAC Sometimes it’s easy to take things for granted. We may spend a Saturday with our families at a soccer game or cookout in a park, not always thinking about the peaceful setting we...

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Donald Trump to tour U.S.-Mexico border

*I told myself I wouldn’t post any Trump stories today because he’s gotten enough free press without my help. Then he went and did this. He’ll be in Laredo tomorrow. VL By Jeremy Diamond, CNN Politics Washington...

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

The Mythical Connection Between Immigrants and Crime

*It’s not true, we know this, but the GOP presidential field is hoping to outlast Donald Trump so they’re scapegoating immigrants for their campaign’s benefit. Meanwhile, the immigrants and crime connection myth gains credibility because Trumps’ own...

Monday, July 20th, 2015

‘Breaking Bad’ actor runs for Albuquerque seat

*Quezada is a member of the Albuquerque School Board and says he’s running because of a need for more Mexican-American elected officials – that and to fight sprawl development. VL By Russell Contreras, Associated Press/Seattle Post Intelligencer ...

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Why Donald Trump’s Behavior is So Important to Understand

By Dr. Henry Flores, NewsTaco By now you may have gotten sick or bored with the entire Donald “The Hair Guy” Trump’s behavior and all the subsequent analyses offered by various pundits.  After watching all the hullabaloo...

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Rep. Steve King: ‘I’m as Hispanic and Latino’ as Julian Castro

*To begin with, anyone who writes “as Hispanic and Latino” is clueless. Furthermore, anyone who would waste precious Twitter characters on  a redundancy doesn’t know what they’re doing. Lastly, the problem with Twitter drive-by posts is that...

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