Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Guest Blogger: Jose Aristimuño “Venezuela’s fight is far from over”

Ever since Venezuela’s National Youth Day on February 12th, students in the coutry of Venezuela have been protesting their frustrations with the country’s national government and their incapicity to deal with the country’s problems such as record high levels of insecurity, record inflation levels (estimated to be close to 56.2%), a corrupt legal system and […]

Record Number of Latinos Sworn in to 113th Congress

A record number of Latinos were sworn in yesterday to the 113th Congress, with three U.S. Senators and 28 Latino House members making up the historic number. According to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), the 113th Congress is “the largest class [of Latinos] in our nation’s history.” Nine of these […]

Mid-Term Election Results and the Latino Vote

Tuesday night’s results definitely told a tale that involved the Hispanic vote.  On Tuesday, we laid out what were going to be the likely elections most influenced by Latino voters across the country.  Countless predictions came true about a Republican wave sweeping Congress while Democrats managed to hold on to control of Senate.  Nevada “Did […]

Election Day: 2010 Midterm Elections and the Latino Vote

For the past several months La Plaza has been closely following the developments and attention surrounding the Latino vote in what will go down in history as the most expensive midterm elections to date.  We have covered everything from the earnest efforts of several civic groups to turn out this voting bloc on Election Day […]

Latino Democratic Candidates In Primary Contests Today

Voters are heading to the polls this morning in Arizona where the hot button issue of immigration has taken center stage throughout the campaign. The primaries for US Senate on both the Democratic and Republican sides have been grabbing national headlines.  Republican incumbent Sen. John McCain faces a fired up opponent, J.D. Hayworth, who has […]

Joe Garcia Announces Bid for Congressional Seat in Miami

Former Miami-Dade Democratic Party chief Joe Garcia resigned his post at the Department of Energy on Tuesday and announced his bid to run for the South Florida Congressional District 25 seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-FL. Diaz-Balart is, in turn, planning to run for the seat currently held by his retiring brother, […]

Democrats look to Joe Garcia for a Win in 2010

As reported in a recent post by La Plaza, Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart’s (R-FL) announcement to retire in January initiated an unexpected political jostle when his brother, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), who represents the neighboring congressional district, decided to vacate his seat and run in the retiring Diaz-Balart’s district, which is seen as a Republican safe […]