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Comentarios From Maria: On November 4th, Everyone to the Polls

How many times have we heard our friends and families say “I am not going to vote this year,” or “why should I vote if my vote does not count?” This way of thinking is not only unfortunate but dangerous because we have already witnessed elections that are determined by the very last votes. One of the best examples I can think of is the 2000 presidential election between Vice President Al Gore and former Texas Governor George W. Bush. As you might recall, the state of Florida was one of the most contested states and in the end Bush won Florida and its 25 electoral votes by a mere 537 votes. … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Sec. of Labor Tom Perez “Hispanic Heritage Month: Expanding Opportunity for All”

As Hispanic Heritage Month begins, I think about my immigrant parents – their pride in their Dominican roots as well as their fierce belief in and gratitude toward America.  Because of their sacrifices and their hard work – and also because of investments that the nation made in me – I’ve enjoyed tremendous opportunities in my life. When I was born in 1961, we were one of the few Latino families in Buffalo, New York – and there were only about 6 million Hispanics living in the entire United States. Today, there are about that many just in the Los Angeles-Long Beach, California metropolitan … [Read More...]

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Comentarios From Maria: On November 4th, Everyone to the Polls

How many times have we heard our friends and families say “I am not going to vote this year,” or “why should I vote if my vote does not count?” This way of thinking is not only unfortunate but dangerous because we have already witnessed elections that are determined by the very last votes. One of the best examples I can think of is the 2000 presidential election between Vice President Al Gore and former Texas Governor George W. Bush. As you might recall, the state of Florida was one of the most contested states and in the end Bush won Florida and its 25 electoral votes by a mere 537 votes. … [Read More...]

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Comentarios From Maria: On November 4th, Everyone to the Polls

How many times have we heard our friends and families say “I am not going to vote this year,” or “why should I vote if my vote does not count?” This way of thinking is not only unfortunate but dangerous because we have already witnessed elections that are determined by the very last votes. One of the best examples I can think of is the 2000 presidential election between Vice President Al Gore and former Texas Governor George W. Bush. As you might recall, the state of Florida was one of the most contested states and in the end Bush won Florida and its 25 electoral votes by a mere 537 votes. … [Read More...]

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Comentarios From Maria: On November 4th, Everyone to the Polls

How many times have we heard our friends and families say “I am not going to vote this year,” or “why should I vote if my vote does not count?” This way of thinking is not only unfortunate but dangerous because we have already witnessed elections that are determined by the very last votes. One of the best examples I can think of is the 2000 presidential election between Vice President Al Gore and former Texas Governor George W. Bush. As you might recall, the state of Florida was one of the most contested states and in the end Bush won Florida and its 25 electoral votes by a mere 537 votes. … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Alfredo Estrada “Here We Go Again”

We've seen this movie before. Many of us at LATINO Magazine worked at HISPANIC, launched in 1988 during the so-called "Decade of the Hispanic." It certainly wasn't, and no one would make the same claim of the naughty '90s and double-barreled '00s. But here we go again... Latinos (not Hispanics!) were the decisive factor in the last election, voting 71%  for President Obama and handing him victory in swing states like Florida, Colorado and Nevada. Even an adversary as staunch as Fox News CEO Roger Ailes declared that "the contributions made by Latinos are extraordinary." It appeared that we … [Read More...]

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Comentarios From Maria: On November 4th, Everyone to the Polls

How many times have we heard our friends and families say “I am not going to vote this year,” or … [Read More...]

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Voto Latino Forms Coalition to Raise Latino Voter Turnout to Unprecedented Levels During Midterm Elections

This week, a coalition of the nation’s leading Latino organizations announced a groundbreaking voter … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Sec. of Labor Tom Perez “Hispanic Heritage Month: Expanding Opportunity for All”

As Hispanic Heritage Month begins, I think about my immigrant parents – their pride in their … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Kristian Ramos “DREAM Activists, Mobile Tech Key to AZ Primary Win”

It has already been a wild primary election season with several big upsets rocking the political … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Maria Cardona “Rand Paul: The flip-flop king”

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Comentarios From Maria: On November 4th, Everyone to the Polls

How many times have we heard our friends and families say “I am not going to vote this year,” or “why should I vote if my vote does not count?” This way of thinking is not only unfortunate but dangerous because we have already witnessed elections that are determined by the very last votes. One of … [Read More...]

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Sobremesa – Sen. Leticia Van de Putte on tacos, politics, cultura and the state of Latinos

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco If you want to get to the truth of matters in the Latino community have a conversation over a meal, the traditional sobremesa that follows a feast. It’s where our gente relaxes and speaks frankly. We invited Texas State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte for a wide ranging … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Jose Aristimuno “In State of the Union, Obama is Cautious on Immigration Reform”

This week, President Obama urged Congress in his State of the Union address to fix our broken immigration system once and for all. And although the President made the call that Congress needed to act, many have been quick to criticize him for only dedicating a short portion of the speech to talk … [Read More...]

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Latinos Redefining the American Dream

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco There’s no question that the American Dream isn’t what it used to be – if it ever was what we were told. What’s held true throughout the history of the U. S. is that the elusive dream has been defined by our nation’s newcomers. The American Dream is by default an … [Read More...]

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