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Thursday, July 13th, 2017

The moment Florida cops pull over an Afro-Latina and find she’s the State Attorney

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Patrol cops in  Orlando, Florida, stopped a white sedan recently becasue they ran the tags and didn’t get a return, plus, the tint on the windows was “too dark.” The driver, and Afro-Latina named Aramis Ayala, presented her identification and when the officer saw she was a state employee asked “what

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

U.S. citizen detained overnight by ICE – they thought he was undocumented

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1.5 minute read)  This is startling news. Up until last night at a dinner conversation I believed that the idea that an American citizen would be detained by immigration authorities was no more...

Friday, June 30th, 2017

While everyone’s watching Trump’s Tweets he’s gathering information on every voter in the country

By Victor Landea, NewsTaco (2.5 minute read)   Let me see if I can pry your attention away from Trump’s off-the-rails Tweets, because this is important. A Washington Post headline warns: Trump’s voter-fraud commission wants to know voting history,...

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

New Census Data Show US Becoming More Diverse

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1.5 minue read)   This may be why the Caucasian voters at Trump rallies have become angry-white voters: The county is getting browner. At least, that’s what the latest U.S. Census numbers tell...

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Latinos could start to change Trump’s rural America

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco  (2 minute read) The disgruntled rural and small town voter has gotten a lot of attention since Trump was elected president. They’ve become the cautionary tale, the voting segment that Democrats forgot in...

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

How baseball can teach us to frame the new Latino narrative

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2 minute read)   There’s an interesting side conversation going on in Philadelphia baseball circles that illustrates how a big part of rewriting the U.S. Latino narrative is how stories are framed in...

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

A fight among Texas legislators, a civil rights budget cut, a US citizen detained by ICE – Is this a “new normal?”

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (4 minute read)    A Memorial Day scuffle on the floor of the Texas legislature reminded me of something Mexican Writer Carlos Fuentes is reported to have said. He was alluding to the stereotype...

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Long-Lost Photos Reveal Life of Mexican Migrant Workers in 1950s America

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1 minute read)   TIME magazine has published a series of revealing photographs of the Bracero program from 1957. Sixty years ago the Saturday Evening Post commissioned celebrity photographer Syd Avery to do...

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Does the “New Trump Era” have human selective breeding at its core? It’s not as crazy as it sounds.

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2.5 minute read)    eff Sessions was at the U.S.-Mexico border yesterday. The Attorney General was in Nogales, Arizona, speaking to a group of Customs and Border Protection Agents, laying out the structure...

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly gives Latino lawmakers a slippery story

*Why you should read this: Because while the Homeland Security chief says there are no immigration raids happening in “sensitive areas” the Attorney General and the head of ICE justify raids at courthouses. VL By Victor Landa,...

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Hollywood’s Latino exclusion snobbery set the stage for Trumpism

By Victor Landa NewsTaco (2 minute read)  I’m starting a collection of Latino paradoxes. So far I’ve collected two: The Latino health paradox – where U.S. Latino’s live longer than other folk despite poverty and bad eating habits....

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Trump doesn’t get that sanctuary cities are about providing public safety

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1.5 minute read)  There’s a good editorial in the Chicago Tribune that takes Trump’s immigration plan to task. “Can President Donald Trump make America safer by taking money away from local police departments? Short answer:...

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Latino Church in Georgia Vandalized for Third Time

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco  (1 minute read)   It happened in the city of Dalton, in Northwest Georgia. The congregants of the Mundo de Amistad church found late last week that seven of the church’s large window...

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Reports find that immigrants commit less crime than US-born citizens

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1 minute read)    The story is from The Hill: “Immigrants commit crimes and are incarcerated at a much lower rate than U.S. citizens, according to two separate studies released this week.” One...

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