Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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 […]

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 conversation about old […]

Obama Urges Bipartisan Support for Immigration Reform

President Barack Obama discussed immigration reform at a White House meeting on Tuesday with politicians from both sides of the aisle, including business and religious leaders, stressing the need for bipartisan support to fix the nation’s “broken immigration system.” “The president noted that he will continue to work to forge bipartisan consensus and will intensify […]

GUEST BLOGGER SERIES: Gus West “Hispanic Leaders Must Step Up Against Attacks on Immigrants”

The legacy of Hispanic culture is intricately woven into the fabric of American history.  It’s apparent in the names of U.S. cities and states like San Francisco, San Antonio, Los Angeles, Nevada, Colorado and Florida, just to name a few. In fact, by the time the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620, Ponce de […]

Hispanic Population Growth in Texas a Challenge for Republican Controlled Legislature in Reapportionment

Texas saw the greatest increase in population of any state in the nation in the last decade and estimates that up to 85 percent of the 4.5 million new residents in the state are Hispanic. This put Texas at the top in the number of congressional seats gained, but presents a challenge for the Republican […]