GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney
Will Mitt Romney Pick a Latino for VP?
By Sugey Palomares | 04/13/2012 - 16:39

Mitt Romney may still be going strong in his presidential race, but he continues to struggle with getting Latino voters on his side. According to several political strategists, the presidential hopeful is looking to pick a Latino candidate to run as his vice president – with Senator Marco Rubio, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval in mind.


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Soledad O'Brien
Soledad O'Brien: Voting For Immigration Reform
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.


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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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Rapper Pitbull
Pitbull Donates Free Music To iTunes For Voto Latino
By Sugey Palomares | 03/23/2012 - 12:04

Pitbull is empowering Latinos to hit the polls by donating one of his tracks to the non-partisan national organization, Voto Latino. The non-profit founded by Rosario Dawson, is using iTunes as a platform to release a compilation album consisting of more than 30 free downloads featuring artists like, Los Tigres del Norte, Ozomatli, Los Lobos, Kat Deluna, and more.


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Mitt Romney: GOP Presidential Nominee
Election 2012: 3 Tactics Mitt Romney Is Using To Gain The Latino Vote
By Sugey Palomares | 03/21/2012 - 14:00

The Latino vote means more than ever for the upcoming 2012 Election, and presidential candidates like Mitt Romney have softened their rhetoric towards the Latino community to help obtain more support at the polls.


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Mitt Romney
Election 2012: Mitt Romney Wins Puerto Rico's GOP Primary
By Sugey Palomares | 03/19/2012 - 15:11

Mitt Romney managed to make a clean sweep during the presidential primary in Puerto Rico. Romney garnered a total of 98,000 votes – or about 83% of the total GOP vote, according to CNN. Rick Santorum collected 8% of votes, while Newt Gingrich obtained 2% of votes in the island.


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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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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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