By Sugey Palomares | 03/19/2012 - 15:11
Mitt Romney managed to make a clean sweep during the presidential primary in Puerto Rico. Romney garnered a total of 98,000 votes – or about 83% of the total GOP vote, according to CNN. Rick Santorum collected 8% of votes, while Newt Gingrich obtained 2% of votes in the island.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/16/2012 - 15:37
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is under immense scrutiny after publicly insisting that Puerto Rico should only earn statehood if they made English their main language. Santorum expressed to the San Juan publication El Vocero this week, “As in any other state, you have to comply with this and any federal law.
By Viviana Hurtado | 03/15/2012 - 11:16
Mitt Romney’s problem may not be the strong challenge to his “inevitable” GOP Presidential nomination Rick Santorum is presenting. The former Senator from Pennsylvania swept the Mississippi and Alabama primaries, providing proof that southern Evangelical voters don’t believe Romney is conservative enough. “We did it again!,” triumphantly declared Santorum to cheers on Tuesday night.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/12/2012 - 14:29
A new report titled “Finding The Workforce: The Top 25 Institutions Graduating Latinos,” highlights the best colleges for Latinos in the U.S. The study comes in light of new pew study results that emphasize the growing Latino population and an increase in the amount of high school students who are entering the world of higher education.
By Viviana Hurtado | 03/01/2012 - 12:22
Despite losing Arizona by a lot and Michigan by a hair, Rick Santorum’s standing has surged in the Republican nominating contests, going from being stuck in the single digits to giving frontrunner Mitt Romney a run for his millions. But with this popularity comes a harsh spotlight on his sixteen year record in Washington as a Congressman, then Senator representing his home state of Pennsylvania.
By Sally Mercedes | 02/28/2012 - 17:04
Al Punto con Jorge Ramos got heated when Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio was on to discuss his investigation into President Barack Obama's birth certificate. When Ramos told Arpaio that he is the "face of racism and discrimation" to many Latinos, Arpaio completely disagreed. In his own version of the good ol' "but my best friend is black!" trope, Arpaio listed a few states and continents he's lived in where a lot of Latinos might be found and insisted that Latinos love him.
By Soledad O'Brien | 02/27/2012 - 16:42
Everyone is talking about the impact that Latinos can have on this year’s election—let’s not prove them wrong by staying home in November.
Julian and Joaquin Castro get a lot of attention for being identical twins, but also for being young, Texan political players with dual Democratic agendas—double the trouble for anyone challenging the ascendance of Latinos onto the national political stage.
By Sally Mercedes | 02/24/2012 - 11:00
There are new stats out on Latinos in higher education and ... well ... do you want the good news or the bad news?
Let's start with the good news: There are now more Latinos earning their bachelor's degrees. In 2001, 11.1% of adult Latinos had a degree and that number grew to 14.1% in 2011. That's a good jump for 10 years, so it's certainly something to be proud of.
By Sugey Palomares | 02/23/2012 - 14:41
Results from the 2010 U.S. Census previously noted that Latinos make up for 16% of the population, but new information highlights exactly why those numbers have increased at such a high rate.