By Amaris Castillo | 12/27/2012 - 16:14
A lot can happen in a year - stories both big and small. Stories that made our hearts ache and others that made us shake our heads in disbelief. And they've all been fascinating. We racked our brains and picked a handful of Latino news stories that were just that.
By Samantha Leal | 11/15/2012 - 15:22
Uh oh. News outlets are reporting that Mitt Romney told a group of donors that Barack Obama won because of ‘gifts’ to Latinos, blacks and young voters, including health insurance and help with college loans, “amnesty” for children of undocumented immigrants and free contraception, reports NBC Latino.
By Samantha Leal | 11/15/2012 - 12:55
An analysis of poll data reveals that young Latinas were among the biggest supporters of Obama in the election, reports Fox News Latino. Both young Latinas and black women were largely representative in the voting group between the ages of 18 and 29.
By Samantha Leal | 11/08/2012 - 17:19
Republican Ted Cruz has been criticized as not being Latino enough to represent Latinos in the U.S. Senate, but now as the first Latino to represent Texas as senator, he has vowed to fight the White House and President Obama at every turn, reports Fox News Latino.
By Samantha Leal | 11/07/2012 - 11:29
Four more years!
President Barack Obama won re-election last night against Republican hopeful Mitt Romney. With support from moderates, women and minorities, the president secured another term and gave his election speech to a crowd of supporters, who cheered on Obama in Chicago. Obama, ever the speechmaker, delivered one that promised a fight for equality and fighting for rights for all.
By Dolores Prida | 11/06/2012 - 11:06
I haven't called myself a "girl" in a long time, but I'm so fired up about today's presidential election that I can't help singing along with Alicia Keys.
Most of all, I can't stop thinking about the girls on fire of a century ago--the suffragists, those women with plenty of ovarios who marched, got beaten, harassed, thrown in jail for daring to demand that women be allowed to vote.
Imagine, women on hunger strikes for wanting to do what we now take for granted and many don't do at all.
By Viviana Hurtado | 11/02/2012 - 13:25
These days every time I turn on the TV or radio, I hear an anchor, a campaign operative or an analyst telling us:
“This is the most important election in your lifetime.”
I’ll leave it to the experts to parse out history, data, and economic models.
Instead, I’m going to laser focus on Latinos and the women of our community. Hispanics have been an integral part of this country, in parts of the Southwest, since before the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock.
By Viviana Hurtado | 10/23/2012 - 15:30
The table that divided President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney did not adequately capture how far apart their visions are on America’s role in the world. How to deal with friend Israel or foe Iran, trade with an emboldened China, and troop withdrawals from Afghanistan are some of the issues where their differences emerged. Both men threw in some domestic issues in the last debate devoted to foreign policy, full well knowing that most Americans are more focused on the economy at home than China’s.
By Viviana Hurtado | 10/17/2012 - 15:00
This was the debate between the two men vying to be President Americans were waiting for. President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney sparred on domestic and foreign policy, at times interrupting and talking over each other, hurling accusations of their alleged respective failures and even getting in each other’s faces. Moderator Candy Crowley from CNN acted much like an older sister letting younger brothers resolve their differences, but heading off a fight with firm “if I could have you sit down!”
By Samantha Leal | 10/15/2012 - 09:15
In a video for the new campaign by super PACs Jewish Council for Education and Research and American Bridge 21st Century, Rosie Perez feigns sympathy for Mitt Romney, targeting (and mocking) the comment he made at a May fundraiser that it "would be helpful to be Latino" to get elected president.
Perez, who has campaigned for Obama in the past, makes jokes that the election would be even more "in the bag" if Romney were a "lesbian Latina."