Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Comentarios from Maria: Say No to the Separation of Innocent Families

First they came for the Muslims, and we did not remain silent. Now, our community is under attack by the Trump administration, which is fulfilling its promise of massive deportations and we will not remain silent. Last week, agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began enforcing, under the President’s order, the massive deportations […]

Comentarios from Maria: Un Año Para Seguir Luchando

!Feliz año amigos!  Al final de este año y a comienzos del próximo, me parece justo y necesario que analicemos cómo nos fue en el 2016 y pensar como queremos enfrentar el 2017. Los ciclos electorales como lo fue el 2016 ponen a prueba el tipo de nación, pueblo y personas que queremos ser y […]

UCLA Study Shows That Latinos Age Slower

UCLA study is the first to show that Latinos age at a slower rate than other ethnic groups. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Latinos in the United States live an average of three years longer than Caucasians, with a life expectancy of 82 versus 79. At any age, healthy Latino adults […]

Florida Latinos: “Time To Get Out The Vote”

Florida is one of the most important swing states in presidential elections and it is also one of the most diverse states. It is home to the most diverse population of Latinos and they have grown even larger in size and diversity since the last presidential election. Another group which has since seen an increase […]

Comentarios From Maria: Is The Right To Bear Arms More Important Than The Right To Life?

In light of the tragic events of last week in Orlando, with the massacre at Pulse Night Club, where most of the victims were Latino and LGBT community, this week I want to give up my blog space to my colleague who was touched by that dreadful massacre, Dakar Lanzino: “The massacre at Pulse Night […]

Latinos Are Still Registering to Vote, Due To Donald Trump’s Campaign

Out of all American racial or ethnic groups, Latinos have the lowest turnout rate when it comes to voting. There are also plenty of missing votes that could come from the millions of Hispanic permanent residents who are eligible for citizenship but have not applied for naturalization. Raising the numbers of voting Latinos has been […]

Comentarios from Maria: The General Election Matchup Is Almost Set For November

Last week, the voters in the state of New York went to the polls to make known their voices heard. As the voting day approached, the remaining candidates did their best to get their message to voters of the state which was crucial for the remaining candidate who are contending for the nomination of their […]

Study Shows That Spanish-Speaking Latinos Are Declining

In a study released yesterday by the Pew Research Center shows that Spanish-speaking Latinos in the U.S. are declining as a growing share only speak English at home. Fueled in great part by the Latino youth born in this country, English proficiency has risen amongst Latinos in the last fourteen years. For the last decade, […]

Comentarios from Maria: We Don’t Have To Sacrifice Any Of Our Rights

In 2013, after losing the presidential election, the Republican Party ordered a thorough study on what they had to improve in order to win the White House. More than four years have passed since they released the “autopsy “. In plain view it seems that the Republicans have learned nothing from their mistakes, especially when […]

Latino Groups Push Open Internet

The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) wants answers from the presidential candidates on their plans to solve issues of technology and media that effect Latinos. Candidates are being asked to respond to policy items in the 2016 Hispanic Public Policy Agenda. Goals include closing the digital divide, modernizing Federal Communications Commission programs and expanding the […]