Monday, September 29th, 2014

Inaction Spurs New Immigrant Sanctuary Movement

*The fact that the President won’t move on the immigration issue doesn’t mean that the issue isn’t moving. Inaction isn’t an immigrant trait, neither is it an option for immigrant advocates. VL By Melissa del Bosque, Texas Observer Because of the government’s failure to reform immigration laws, faith leaders said in a press

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Unaccompanied minors: How about some perspective

*The unaccompanied minor story constantly changes. Here’s the latest chapter, in the form of Homeland Security statistics that show how the number of unaccompanied minors has dwindled to half of what it once was. There’s more of...

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Texas GOP’s secret anti-Hispanic plot: Smoking gun emails revealed

*Meanwhile … away from the border and the crisis that’s nudged all other issues important to Latinos to the sidelines, a precedent setting lawsuit began toady in Texas. At stake is the right of Latinos voters to...

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Obama: Spike in Children at Border ‘Urgent Humanitarian Situation’

*Since the beginning of the year, an average of 333 unaccompanied children from Central America arrive each day at the U.S. border. President Obama has has put FEMA in charge of coordinating the response. VL By Melissa...

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Freedom of Speech: Except in Hempstead Texas

By Valeka Cruz, Being Latino Growing up, I used to sit with my Nana at her kitchen table and she would tell me stories about what my hometown was like when she was raising my father and...

Friday, November 15th, 2013

JFK’s last night: The Kennedy mystique and Latino power

By Tony Castro, Voxxi Estoy muy contenta de estar en el gran estado de Texas y  estar con ustedes que forman parte de la noble tradición española que tanto ha contribuido a Texas. Esta tradición comenzó cien...

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

What Nobody Says About Austin

This article was suggested by Taquista Tony Diaz. By Cecilia Ballí, Texas Monthly Austin prides itself on its cultural liberalism and sophistication, but given the invisibility of Latinos, it irked me that the city was obsessed with...

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Not giving up – Mexican whose feet were cut off to ride bike 670 miles

By Kristina Puga, NBCLatino Two years ago Carlos Gutierrez lived in his native Chihuahua, Mexico and had it all — a wife, two young children and a lucrative beverage and snack concession company. Then in late September...

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

A Third Legal Challenge to Texas Voter ID Law

By Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune Two groups representing minority voters and officeholders sued to block the state’s new voter ID law, which will be used for the first time in a statewide Texas election this November...

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

George P. Bush Among Other Latinos Vying For Top Political Posts In TX

By Fox News Latino Three Latinos are vying for some of the top currently open Texas political seats. With the March primary six months away, and Labor Day behind them, it’s time for one of the most...

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Why America’s Political Destiny Hinges On What Happens Next with Latinos In Texas

By Ralph Benko, Forbes The political stakes could hardly be higher. Latinos, who have leaned Democratic, demographically are surging in Texas. And if the Democrats can turn Texas blue (or even purple) they would have a huge leg...

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Science Channel Airs Show About ‘Chupacabras’ Found in Texas

By Jorge Calvillo , Latinos Post One of the most mysterious creatures of Latino popular culture is the infamous “Chupacabras,” an alleged animal capable of sucking the blood of its prey, usually chicken and cattle. The Science Channel recently...

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Parents of Latina Former San Antonio City Councilwoman Respond to Intolerance

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco A storm of controversy has settled over San Antonio, Texas, concerning the expansion of the City’s anti-discrimination ordinance. The expansion proposes the inclusion of LGBT persons under the ordinance’s protective umbrella. In the...

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

DOJ Seeks to Stop Texas Voter ID, Redistricting Maps

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it will again seek to dismantle Texas’ voter ID law, this time with a lawsuit alleging the measure violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The...

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