Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Senate Democrats Confident Latinos Will Gain More From Their Economic Policies

Senate Democrats spoke during a press conference about their economic policies and how they believe their policies would be most helpful in reducing high unemployment in the Latino community. “The fact is Latinos are disproportionately impacted by high unemployment, and more than half are worried that someone in their household will lose their job,” said […]

Comentarios from Maria Cardona: “Dangerous GOP Debates”

The recent GOP debate in Arizona should be a great cause for concern for Republicans. While the candidates and the party hope they are one step closer to having a nominee, their chances of winning the White House in November seem to be fading with every passing day. In a political cycle that started off […]

Why the Latino Vote Matters in Arizona

As the Arizona primary draws near, the four remaining GOP Presidential candidates gathered yesterday in Arizona for one final debate, where they were asked about the state’s tough crackdown on undocumented immigrants, a big issue for Latinos. In 2004, George W. Bush was only able to get 40% of the Latino vote, and a January […]

Comentarios de Maria Cardona: “Latinos and Social Media”

A mobile phone screen gives a woman in Latin America a glimpse of the son she hasn’t seen since he immigrated to find work in the U.S. over 15 years ago, while another Latino mobile user logs on to Facebook from her device to update her business fan page, and yet another takes the words […]

Newt Gingrich Targets Hispanic Voters

In efforts to court the Hispanic vote, Republican candidate Newt Gingrich granted Univision’s news Anchor, Jorge Ramos one of his first post-announcement interviews last Sunday on Al Punto. In the interview Gingrich acknowledges the importance of winning the Latino vote and expresses support for an amended version of the DREAM Act. He discusses his long […]

Obama to discuss Latino Education at Town Hall Meeting

President Barack Obama visited a multicultural high school in Washington, D.C. today to discuss Latino education at a town hall-style meeting to be broadcast by Univision, the largest U.S. Spanish language television network, later in the evening. The town hall, was held at Bell Multicultural High School, and attended by some 600 students, teachers, and […]

Comcast Looks to Capture Hispanic Audience with Launch of Major Spanish Website

Comcast announced on Monday that it has launched Xfinity TV, a Spanish-language website that will offer free access to hundreds of Spanish-language movies and shows to its digital customers. The move is part of the company’s efforts to increase television, on demand and online programming available to the largest and fastest growing minority group in […]

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Message to Latinos

In an interview with Univision’s “Al Punto” that aired Sunday, First Lady Michelle Obama told interviewer Jorge Ramos that comprehensive immigration reform has been “at the top” of her husband’s agenda, but, she pressed the Latino community for help to continue to move legislation such as the DREAM Act.  “There wasn’t one single Republican that […]

Univision Says It Will Not Run Ads Telling Latinos to Not Vote

Earlier today, La Plaza ran a story about a Spanish-language TV spot sponsored by a conservative group that was encouraging Latinos to not vote this year. Univision network just issued a statement that they will not be running these ads and clarifying that Robert De Posada, president of Latinos for Reform, is not affiliated with […]

Whitman Confronted with Immigration Controversy during History-making Debate

On Saturday, Univision broadcasted the first California gubernatorial debate to ever be held in Spanish, as Republican Meg Whitman tried to fence off attacks over her hiring, and subsequent firing, of an undocumented housekeeper. The second gubernatorial debate between Whitman and her Democratic opponent, Jerry Brown, took place in Fresno State’s Satellite Student Union and […]