By Viviana Hurtado | 01/11/2012 - 11:13
Even though the 2012 Republican presidential nominee has not be chosen, Washington, D.C., where I’ve lived for more than five years, is buzzing with this year’s “Veepstakes” parlor game. This is where “insiders,” political big wigs and regular friends make predictions in political columns, out at dinner, or on Facebook about who will be named frontrunner Mitt Romney’s Vice President. In Las Vegas, actual bets are being placed!
By Viviana Hurtado | 11/08/2011 - 14:00
We're sure you've felt the heat around immigration—it's been one of the hottest social and political topics forever—or at least it feels like it.
So, in honor of the fact that we are exactly one year out from the 2012 Presidential elections we decided to decifer exactly where the candidates stand on the issue—beginning with President Barack Obama’s position.
By Amaris Castillo | 10/27/2011 - 09:00
President Barack Obama has recieved some major support from Hollywood in the past and Monday night was no different, except this time he had a different target demographic: Latinos. Our cover girl Eva Longoria (who recently declared her ongoing support for Obama) and Spanish actor Antonio Banderas co-hosted a fundraising party in Los Angeles for 120 people who paid anywhere from $5,000-$35,00 to attend.
By Mariela Rosario | 08/17/2009 - 16:20
Last week, during George Lopez's HBO special Tall, Dark and Chicano, he forcefully warned all of the Republicans who voted against Sonia Sotomayor's appointment to the Supreme Court: "To all of you who voted no, I'd like to take this opportunity to say: You'll never get the Latino vote now. You won't win a pinche pie-eating contest!" This got us thinking about the real-world ramifications of the Sotomayor vote in the upcoming 2010 elections.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/07/2008 - 18:04
Although they were promised a new era of engagement by President Bush back in 2000, many Latin American leaders are looking to the election of Barack Obama with the hope that this promise becomes a reality. As we all know, the Bush administration was unable to keep this promise to the regions leaders due to the attention and resources it has committed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/28/2008 - 11:09
With only one week to go before we all hit the polling stations to cast our ballots, Latina.Com decided to hit the pavement first to find out what everyday Latinos are thinking about this years marathon presidential election. Rapper Malverde has been working with Voto Latino, criss-crossing the country to raise awareness and encourage people to register. He joined us on the streets of New York City to help us get people's real impressions about politics. Check out the video below and most importantly, remember to VOTE on Nov. 4th!
By Mariela Rosario | 10/06/2008 - 15:08
With 9.5 million registered voters, Latinos are poised to play a historically decisive role in the 2008 presidential election. The youth in particular find themselves in a position of power–with the population of young Latino voters exploding 60% from 2000 through 2004.
By Mariela Rosario | 09/30/2008 - 11:28
Embattled Republican politician Fernando de Baca resigned yesterday amid allegations that he had injected racial politics and bigotry into the current presidential election. De Baca, chairman of the Republican Party in Bernalillo County, New Mexico was quoted on the BBC Blog Talking America as saying Hispanics "won't vote for a Black president".