Mitt Romney
Election 2012: Can the Republican Party Become a "Latino" Party?
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.

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Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Election 2012: “Latino” Democratic National Convention
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.

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Journalist Geraldo Rivera
Geraldo Rivera Sparks a Movement After Trayvon Martin Hoodie Comment
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.

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Rick Santorum
Is Rick Santorum's 'English For Puerto Rico' Comment Racist?
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.

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Mitt Romney
Election 2012: Mitt Romney’s Latino Problem?
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.

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Daniela Palaez
WATCH: Miami Honor Student Daniela Palaez Fights Against Deportation – Wins for Now
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.

DREAM Act Vote Imminent

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Maria Teresa Kumar
EXCLUSIVE: Voto Latino’s Maria Teresa Kumar on Romeo Santos Campaign - “He Has Been Incredibly Generous”
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.

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Time Mag
Time Magazine Apologizes For Slipping In A Non-Latino On The "Yo Decido" Cover
By Sugey Palomares | 03/02/2012 - 15:14

Looks are definitely deceiving!

Time Magazine's latest "Yo Decido: Why Latinos will pick the next President" cover may look like it features an exclusive array of Latinos, but word spread quickly that the print publication casually slipped in a non-Latino. Can you spot him? Probably not since Latinos are so diverse, but Michael Schennum, who is coincidently on the top row, covered by the letter "M" in the magazine's logo, is actually half-White and half-Chinese.

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Power at the Polls
Latino Power at the Polls!
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.

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