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.
By Viviana Hurtado | 02/23/2012 - 10:12
Mitt Romney’s main campaign message is “Restore America,” specifically by growing the U.S. economy and creating jobs. He argues that he is the leader who can accomplish this goal because of his experience as a political and business leader. So how did this Republican presidential nominee hopeful do when he ran a state, an Olympics, and a company? Based on his record, could he be a better President than Barack Obama?
By Sugey Palomares | 02/23/2012 - 09:38
Two powerful words adorn the latest Time Magazine cover related to Election 2012 - “Yo Decido” (“I Decide”). The cover story’s symbolic headline, accompanied by a montage of Latino headshots, reveals the importance of the Latino vote. The piece written by Michael Scherer especially zooms in on Arizona’s primary elections taking place Feb.
By Sugey Palomares | 02/22/2012 - 15:47
Two racist teens, including a half-Cuban student, are suffering the backlash of producing a xenophobic video about African Americans. The girls have been asked to leave Gainesville High School in Florida and apologize to their community and fellow peers. In the video that lasts about 15 minutes, the girls make hurtful comments like, "You can understand what we are saying, our accents, we use actual words. Black people do not."
By Viviana Hurtado | 02/15/2012 - 10:50
Is our country headed in the right direction? That’s the question millions of voters are asking themselves. The answer will mean re-election--four more years--for Barack Obama or becoming a “one term” President if his still-to-be-named Republican challenger wins. We decided to take a look at the President’s major achievements and failures, so Latinas can make the best decision when they go to the polls in November.
By Sugey Palomares | 02/07/2012 - 15:03
Many opposing the Prop 8 bill are celebrating a victorious win in the justice system. The federal appeals court overturned Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage, today in California. The decision was made nearly four years after the ban was passed.