By Viviana Hurtado | 04/26/2012 - 15:05
With promises of “hope,” “change,” and the slogan, “Yes We Can,” President Barack Obama mobilized young voters through an unprecedented grassroots and online campaign effort, winning 66% of those under age 30, according to the non-partisan Pew Research Center.
By Samantha Leal | 04/24/2012 - 15:53
Republican Senator Marco Rubio will be discussing "the future of U.S. policy" at the Brookings Institution tomorrow (Wednesday), reports the Washington Post. The senator, who most (um, if not everyone) would say has been eyeing the Republican vice president bid, will be discussing whether U.S. global leadership is sustainable in the 21st century.
By Soledad O'Brien | 04/12/2012 - 16:02
The lightning-rod issue—and what politicians plan to do about it—is a major concern for Latinos, regardless of their own residency status.
The sun struggles against the thick fog rolling in from the ocean as I go to air in Jacksonville, Fla. It’s the day after a Republican debate, and I am having breakfast at a beachside diner with political pundits on my CNN morning show, Starting Point. We’re discussing the critical role Latino voters will play in the Florida GOP primary.
By Viviana Hurtado | 04/09/2012 - 14:52
The Republican Party hasn’t done much to attract Latino voters. An alternative to the Democrat’s DREAM Act is rumored to be released soon, with Florida Junior Senator Marco Rubio likely to be the “face” of this proposal. The failed Democratic version puts illegal students brought as children on the path to citizenship if they go to college, enter the military, and have been here for at least five years.
By Viviana Hurtado | 03/29/2012 - 14:17
When Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was named the chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the Twitter-verse buzzed with ¡órales! and 'way to go’s.' This makes the charismatic mayor one of the most high profile Latinos in President Barack Obama 2012 re-election campaign, although not the first Hispanic to chair a political party’s nominating conference.
By Sally Mercedes | 03/27/2012 - 14:01
Trayvon Martin was unarmed and only 17 years old when he was shot to death by George Zimmerman in Florida last month. When Geraldo Rivera blamed the murder of Trayvon Martin on his wardrobe choices late last week, he probably didn't realize he would spark a movement with his ignorant comments.
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 | 03/07/2012 - 12:15
Daniela Pelaez immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 4. Now a high school student, the 18-year-old is the valedictorian of North Miami High School and was recently at risk of deportation after a judge denied her green card. Pelaez’s family has been living in the U.S. with an expired tourist visa from 1998. Pelaez was recently granted a two-year reprieve and will face deportation again in 2014.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/05/2012 - 14:49
Twenty two million represents the number of Latino voters who will be eligible to vote for the 2012 Election. This year, Latinos will account for nearly 9% of voters in the U.S. The number may appear small, but according to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials it’s an increase of almost 26% from the previous year. Studies also suggest that the number will only continue to multiple since every month at least 50,000 U.S.