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Monday, January 9th, 2017

Critic joining Trump coalition means loss of important Latino voice

*I have questions for Palomarez. He has now become one of a few voices that will tell the U.S. Latino story in the Trump upper circles, where the true Latino story isn’t heard. So, what does he intend to say? How far is he willing to go to make his point? Will there be a

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Meet Colorado’s First Latina Speaker of the House

*Something to learn from this story about how Latina leaders are formed: politics was always discussed at her family’s dinner table. VL By Luc Hatlestad, 5280 (11 minute read) On an unseasonably warm afternoon this past October,...

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Latina Elected Officials Make History in States like Colorado, Illinois

*This is a big political, legislative year for Latinas. Many firsts in state legislatures and assemblies. VL By Patricia Guadalupe, NBC News (9 minute read)  Latina elected officials are making strides not just on the federal level...

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

‘Politically Correct’: The Phrase Has Gone From Wisdom To Weapon

*I’ve been thinking about this a lot since the start of the presidential election. And yes, the term “politically correct” has been weaponized and diverts important issues to banal arguments. VL By Kat Chow, Code Switch NPR...

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Lack of Latino Nominees in Trump’s Cabinet Is Not Surprising

*There are two Latinos, Dr. Elsa Murano and Abel Maldonado who are said to be in the running for Secretary of Agriculture. But Trump’s own Ag advisory council wants a farmer for the post, not a political appointment...

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

The Top 5 Global Events That Shaped 2016

*A quick read to wrap the year. It’s a small world. VL By Stratfor  (2 minute read) This year proved to be a particularly interesting one on the geopolitical stage. Although the Stratfor team has spent months preparing...

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Latino-Heavy California becomes heart of anti-Trump resistance

*The legal battles will be led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. VL By Rafael Bernal, The Hill (4 minute read)  California’s political leaders are gearing up to lead progressive resistance to President-elect Donald Trump. The Golden...

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

A Latina is in contention to be Trump Secretary of Agriculture

*Elsa Murano, 57, is a former undersecretary of Agriculture. The Cuban-born Texan is a former President of Texas A&M University. VL By Chris Clayton, The Progressive Farmer (3 minute read)   OMAHA (DTN) — The search for...

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

President-Elect Donald J. Trump Appoints Dr. Peter Navarro to Head the White House National Trade Council

*It’s a Latino appointment, but it’s not a cabinet position. VL By Margot Roosevelt, Orange County Register (2.5 minute read)  Peter Navarro, a UC Irvine business professor who became one of Donald Trump’s most enthusiastic campaign supporters,...

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Jovita Carranza in mix to be Trump’s U.S. trade rep

*There’s one! Maybe. Former Postal Service Administrator and former Deputy Director of the Small Business Administration Jovita Carranza met with Donald Trump for 11 minutes yesterday. The speculation is that Carranza is in the running to be...

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Lack of Latinos in Trump Presidential Cabinet Would Mark Alarming and Historic Step Backwards for Nation

*”At least one Latino has served in a presidential cabinet position since 1988, including a total of three during President George W. Bush’s two terms in office”  -NALEO NALEO PRESS RELEASE     WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National...

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Latinos stand with Democrats, and will shape nation’s political future

* I’m going to hold my judgement of the Democratic Party until I see some change. Remember the GOP “autopsy?” The one that said they needed to be more inclusive, then they tossed it out the window?...

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Latino voters will reshape American politics as we know it — and here’s the proof

*The problem isn’t the proof in an article, it’s the proof of past performance. This past election solidified the idea that Latinos don’t vote. VL By Sean McElwee and Spencer Piston, Salon (7.5 minute read)    Twenty years...

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Tom Perez is What the DNC Needs Now

Secretary Thomas Perez and Rep. Keith Ellison have emerged as the frontrunners for the DNC chairmanship. VL By Victoria Defranceso Soto, NBC News (4 minute read)  AUSTIN, Texas — The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is having its...

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