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Record Number of Latino Voters and Candidates Poised to Shape Outcome of Midterm Elections, Says NALEO

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) recently reported that there has been an 18 percent increase in the number of registered Latino voters since the 2010 midterm elections, bringing the total to 7.8 million. This growing electorate and an increase in the number of Latino candidates running in this year’s national elections will have an undeniable impact on the political landscape of our country according to NALEO. Arturo Vargas, executive director of NALEO noted that, “there are Latinos running for state House seats, state Senate seats, or … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Roberto Adrian Fierro “Latino Culture Rooted in Food Day Values”

Growing up in Mexico, food was a very important part of my life and upbringing. Food brought family together. In el campo, bonds were formed and culture shared, y en la cocina lessons were learned and recipes passed down to younger generations. I vividly remember helping my grandmother pick fresh peppers for her famous chorizo con papas; just as I'll never forget how she would have me bury the extract from her vegetable juicing directly in the soil. As if growing up in a food-friendly household wasn't enough, the streets and alleys of Mexico offered some of the most delicious yet affordable … [Read More...]

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Record Number of Latino Voters and Candidates Poised to Shape Outcome of Midterm Elections, Says NALEO

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) recently reported that there has been an 18 percent increase in the number of registered Latino voters since the 2010 midterm elections, bringing the total to 7.8 million. This growing electorate and an increase in the number of Latino candidates running in this year’s national elections will have an undeniable impact on the political landscape of our country according to NALEO. Arturo Vargas, executive director of NALEO noted that, “there are Latinos running for state House seats, state Senate seats, or … [Read More...]

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Record Number of Latino Voters and Candidates Poised to Shape Outcome of Midterm Elections, Says NALEO

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) recently reported that there has been an 18 percent increase in the number of registered Latino voters since the 2010 midterm elections, bringing the total to 7.8 million. This growing electorate and an increase in the number of Latino candidates running in this year’s national elections will have an undeniable impact on the political landscape of our country according to NALEO. Arturo Vargas, executive director of NALEO noted that, “there are Latinos running for state House seats, state Senate seats, or … [Read More...]

latino voters

Record Number of Latino Voters and Candidates Poised to Shape Outcome of Midterm Elections, Says NALEO

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) recently reported that there has been an 18 percent increase in the number of registered Latino voters since the 2010 midterm elections, bringing the total to 7.8 million. This growing electorate and an increase in the number of Latino candidates running in this year’s national elections will have an undeniable impact on the political landscape of our country according to NALEO. Arturo Vargas, executive director of NALEO noted that, “there are Latinos running for state House seats, state Senate seats, or … [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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Record Number of Latino Voters and Candidates Poised to Shape Outcome of Midterm Elections, Says NALEO

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) recently reported that … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Roberto Adrian Fierro “Latino Culture Rooted in Food Day Values”

Growing up in Mexico, food was a very important part of my life and upbringing. Food brought family … [Read More...]

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Latino Vote Will Be Critical in Close National Races, According to New Latino Decisions Poll

Despite recent polling that suggests the Latino vote may be inconsequential in determining the … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Roberto Adrian Fierro “Latino Culture Rooted in Food Day Values”

Growing up in Mexico, food was a very important part of my life and upbringing. Food brought family … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Patrick Oakford “Out of the shadows and out of poverty: Reducing poverty through immigration reform”

The Census Bureau recently released new data on poverty in the United States. While the coverage … [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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Comentarios from Maria: Tight Elections Require Latino Participation

The November midterm elections are less than three weeks away, and the battle to control the Senate has never been tighter. What has become quite clear to me after analyzing the latest polls released by the pollster, Latino Decisions, is that Latinos will have a fundamental role in determining the … [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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