Wednesday, May 24, 2017

USHCC Backs Julian Castro for vice president

In an unprecedented early show of support by a leading business organization, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) this week endorsed current Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Julian Castro, for vice president at an event in the Obama cabinet official’s home town of San Antonio, Texas. “We are happily endorsing him for the […]

As GOP Primaries Loom, Cruz Gaining On Trump

At the close of 2015, Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz has essentially tied GOP front runner Donald Trump in the latest polls for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. According to a Quinnipiac University poll Trump received the support of 28% of the Republican primary electorate while Cruz came in at 24%. The poll’s margin of […]

Record Number of Cuban Refugees Entering U.S.

As a result of the continuing normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States, the U.S. has seen dramatic uptick in the number of Cuban refugees reaching its borders due in part out of fear on the island nation that the long-standing “wet foot, dry foot” policy that allows Cuban refugees to stay in […]

Something Spanglish: Nydia Gutierrez “Queen of Tejano – A Legacy for Future Generations”

South Texas Tejano music encompasses the celebration and the union of both Texan and Mexican cultures known as Tex-Mex. A mixture of Norteño and Ranchera with Folk influences, Tejano music remains a staple in South Texas culture. Today marks an unforgettable day in Tejano music, as it is the 20th anniversary of the passing of […]

Something Spanglish: Dakar Lanzino “Venezuela-U.S. Relations Deteriorate Further”

This week, President Obama signed a much anticipated executive order expanding upon the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014 that congress passed last year. The executive order places sanctions on officials of the Venezuelan government accused of violating the human rights of the Venezuelan people who voiced their discontent with […]

Introducing Something Spanglish, a New Series: Nydia Gutierrez “Latinos and Community with a Texas Twist”

Something Spanglish is a new, biweekly blogging series penned by our very own Latinovations team. We aim to tap our experiences to bring insight and observations from our eyes to our readers and community. Exploring an array of topics – from Latinos and the environment to immigration to identity – Something Spanglish will opine issues, events […]