By Mariela Rosario | 11/04/2010 - 18:00
In an election-eve poll published by Latino Decisions, it appears Latinos were split about President Barack Obama's performance thus far.
For the survey, Latino Decisions questioned 3,200 voters in eight key states. When asked if they approved of Obama's handling of immigration reform thus far, 49 percent of Latino voters said they approved while forty percent disapproved.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/02/2010 - 17:00
Political fervor is at an all-time high today with people heading to the polls for Election Day. We wanted to step back and take a look at two Latinos who have been making waves on either side of aisle in American politics. Julian Castro, the young mayor of San Antonio has been hailed as "the next Obama" by some in Democratic circles. While Marco Rubio has managed to shake up the current senate race by galvanizing the Tea party movement in Florida where he is facing off against Charlie Crist and Kendrick Meeks.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/01/2010 - 12:25
Much noise has been made recently about President Barack Obama's delay in passing immigration reform—with some special interest groups going so far as to suggest that Latinos refrain from voting since the "Do-Nothing" Democrats haven't, well, done anything for us.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/25/2010 - 13:15
President Barack Obama's interview with Eddie "Piolín" Sotelo just aired on the radio host's number one rated show, Piolín por la Mañana, and Sotelo made it immediately apparent what he would be grilling the president about.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/23/2010 - 09:00
President Barack Obama is continuing his bid to win the hearts and minds of Latino voters ahead of the 2010 midterm elections on November 2nd. As reported by Fox News Latino, Obama talked with legendary radio host Eddie Piolín Sotelo this week for his nationally broadcast morning show Piolín por la Mañana.
By Stacey Rivera | 10/22/2010 - 12:04
As part of a $1 million campaign by the Democratic National Committee aimed at getting out the Latino vote, President Obama is in a new TV ad asking for help “defending what we started.”
The ads will run nationally on Univision, with Obama speaking in English while the narrator speaks Spanish.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 10/19/2010 - 17:30
On Tuesday afternoon, President Obama signed an executive order renewing a major initiative to help combat the massive education gap that plagues the Latino community. For Obama, who has been criticized for not paying enough attention to Hispanic high-school and college drop-out rates, it couldn’t come at a better time. Democrats are facing tough mid-term congressional elections and a recent study found that many Latinos, who name education at the top of their concerns and may be disillusioned with the president’s lack of action on the matter, won’t be going to the polls.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/19/2010 - 13:15
President Obama will sign an Executive Order into law today at 1:50PM that will renew the administration's commitment to education for Latinos. The signing of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics follows a week-long National Education Summit and Call to Action hosted by the U.S. Department of Education which gathered community leaders from around the United States to discuss issues ranging from early childhood care to higher education.
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By Mariela Rosario | 10/04/2010 - 10:30
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently announced 99 new grants totaling $60.1 million awarded to colleges that enroll a high percentage of Latino students. "We can meet President Obama's goal of having the highest college graduation rate in the world by 2020 only if we dramatically boost college completion rates among students of all races, ethnicities and income levels," Duncan said.