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Monday, December 5th, 2016

Donald Trump did not win 34% of Latino vote in Texas. He won much less.

*The evidence is mounting that Donald Trump didn’t do as well as he and some analysts say he did. Texas Latinos soundly rejected his candidacy. VL By Francisco Pedraza and Bryan Wilcox-Archuleta, The Washington Post (4 minute read) Ever since the national exit poll reported that 29 percent of Hispanics voted for Trump, the accuracy of

Monday, December 5th, 2016

AZ Gov. Doug Ducey never mentioned first Latino Arizona Supreme Court justice’s race

*What do you think? We want to celebrate our achievements, but without pandering. This is what it sounds like. VL By Robert Robb, The Arizona Republic (1.5 minute read)  Last week, Gov. Doug Ducey appointed the first...

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

The U.S. Congress and the Soft Bigotry Against Latino Chiefs of Staff

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco I want to draw a contrast between a headline and a reality. First the headline: Will Trump appoint any Hispanics to his Cabinet? It comes from the Dallas Morning News, and it’s a...

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

From potential vice president to the political wilderness, what’s next for Julián Castro?

*What’s next for the Secretary of Housing? No real plan is a world of opportunity. VL By Jamie Lovegrove, Dallas News (65.5 minute read) WASHINGTON — Just a few short months ago, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro...

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Some Thoughts Concerning the Next Four Years

*Henry Flores has sworn that he will not write or pronounce Donald Trump’s name in public. So in his columns he’ll refer to the president-elect as ESN, el señor naranja. VL By Henry Flores, NewsTaco (4 minute...

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Practical Tips: How Undocumented Immigrants Can Prepare For A Trump Presidency

*The interesting thing about this article, and others like it, is that three weeks ago we’d never guess that such lists would be needed. VL By Erin N. Marcus, New America Media (6 minute read) MIAMI- Donald J....

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

The Latino Voting Surge That Never Happened

*A couple of things to note. This article is from the National Review, a decidedly and unapologetically conservative publication. But it begins to spread a narrative that isn’t surprising. After so much bravado about the awakening Latino...

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Of Wages and Sin

*What about the Trump voters that went against their best interests? The two-jobbers that might lose health insurance and wages? VL By Jesse Treviño, HispanicLatino (3.5 minute read)   It was fairly cold early in the morning...

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Trump Embraces Caudillo Politics as Latin America Shuns It

*This is an opinion piece, written by Diego Von Vacano, an associate professor of political science at Texas A&M University. Vacano writes that the Trump figure is well known to many U.S. Latinos and Latino immigrants –...

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Our Democracy After the Election

*This is beautiful. Do yourself a favor, read it and find yourself in it. VL By Aaron Sanchez, Commentary & Cuentos (4 minute read) My mother cried on election night.  In her years here, she has witnessed...

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

In this election, the media’s Latino coverage came up short

*I’m going to keep publishing articles about the misrepresentation and miscount of the 2016 Latino vote because I can’t let the “Trump got 30 percent of the Latino vote” story go unanswered. Mainstream media is normalizing that...

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Did Trump’s election expose ‘secret’ divisions among Latino voters?

*Secret Latino divisions? Like Mexican vs Cuban, like that? Whats’ your read? VL By Rebekah Sager, Fox News Latino (2.5 minute read) Following last week’s presidential election, many people in the Latino community are looking back to...

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Is the Latino voting bloc just a myth? It’s complicated

*It’s interesting how even conservative Latino writers are at a loss to explain the Latino vote. It’s funny that we find common ground in the not really knowing. VL By Ruben Navarrete, Washington Post Writer’s Group (4 minute...

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

¿Qué pasó?

*I’ve been waiting for this. Henry Flores weighs-in on the Trump election. VL By Henry Flores, NewsTaco (4 minute read) By now some of you are wondering where I’ve been since the electoral fiasco of last week? ...

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