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  • The Democrats’ Immigration Problem

    11/21/2014 8:53:52 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/20/2014 | ZOLTAN L. HAJNAL
    SAN DIEGO — PRESIDENT OBAMA’S executive order eliminating the threat of deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants is good policy. It is the right thing to do. But it is a dangerous move for the Democratic Party. Yes, immigration is an important issue for most Latinos and Asian-Americans. And yes, 63 percent of Latinos and 66 percent of Asian- Americans voted for Democratic candidates for Congress in the midterms. The executive order could solidify and expand that support for years to come. But Latinos and Asian-Americans made up only 11 percent of the electorate. Even if immigration were the only...
  • Abbott's first trip post-election sent the right signal

    11/16/2014 8:17:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Gov.-elect Greg Abbott achieved a big enough victory margin to treat outnumbered, defeated Democrats like the North treated the South during Reconstruction — and to gloat shamelessly. But he appears to be choosing a much more dignified, statesmanlike path. That path took him to the Rio Grande Valley — a region that didn't vote for him — for his first post-election trip. Abbott met with Valley leaders Tuesday to talk about economic development and to announce his first gubernatorial appointment — Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos, who will be Texas secretary of state. Political philosophy-wise, Cascos isn't a diversity hire....
  • One GOP Lawmaker Shows How to Woo Latino Voters (Pearce, NM)

    11/10/2014 2:14:50 PM PST · by CedarDave · 8 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 11, 2013 | Neil King Jr.
    LAS CRUCES, N.M.—Rep. Steve Pearce is the rarest of Republican Party officeholders, a very conservative Anglo who keeps winning elections from a predominantly Latino electorate. As the national GOP seeks to improve its dismal standing with Hispanic voters, the 65-year-old former oil man has some advice. "You just have to show up, all the time, everywhere," he said, during a recent barnstorm tour of his district, which sprawls across the southern half of this border state. "Most Republicans don't bother. I do. I bother." Republicans must spend time in Latino neighborhoods with the respectful attentiveness of a small-town mayor. "We...
  • G.O.P.’s Inroads With Latinos Hint at a Path for 2016

    11/06/2014 6:14:18 AM PST · by Marie · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/5/2014 | JULIA PRESTON
    Hispanics voted nearly two to one for Democratic candidates on Tuesday just as they did in the 2010 midterm elections, a national exit poll shows. In a number of key races, however, they voted more heavily Republican, pointing to a strategy for Republicans in the presidential contest in 2016. In the Senate race in Colorado, for example, where Latinos make up 14 percent of voters, a conservative Republican, Cory Gardner, took the seat of the incumbent Democrat, Mark Udall, in what analysts from both parties called a Republican playbook on how to blunt the Democrats’ advantage with Hispanics. Mr. Gardner...
  • Che Guevara poster vandalized at New Haven City Hall

    10/09/2014 5:22:36 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 82 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | Oct 8, 2014 | Evan Lips
    David Greco, cofounder and executive director of ARTE Inc., said Wednesday he’s confident police will be able to identify the individual who vandalized one of the organization’s “Heroes & Icons” posters at City Hall earlier this week. The unidentified vandal scrawled the word “asesino,” the Spanish word for “murderer,” in black ink atop the shoulder of the Argentine Marxist-Leninist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara. Greco said a police report has been filed and City Hall security personnel are reviewing surveillance camera footage. The exhibit, which went up Sept. 22 to honor Hispanic History Month, includes approximately 40 posters depicting Latino historical...
  • Can a Republican win the Hispanic vote in Texas?

    10/03/2014 11:11:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 3, 2014 | Joshua Partlow
    Ruben Villarreal knew he was different, and it had nothing to do with his curlicue mustache. The Latino tire-shop owner with the ten- gallon hat had been mayor of this border town for several years before he dared to discuss his political affiliation. He felt like a “cactus around balloons.” “It’s not easy being Republican,” he said, “when everybody’s a Democrat.” As long as anyone can remember, the South Texas counties that make up the Rio Grande Valley have been two things: Hispanic and blue-as-the-big-sky Democrat. In Hidalgo County, along the Rio Grande, the locals say a Republican hasn’t won...
  • Government Schools Harm Hispanics

    09/11/2014 6:29:37 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 10, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Frequently, left-wing ideologues manage to harm the very people they claim they are aiding. “When your government and your school are constantly telling you that you’re a victim of a racist society who needs protection, you may start believing it at some point,” Mike Gonzalez writes in the recently released book, A Race for the Future: How Conservatives Can Break the Liberal Monopoly on Hispanic-Americans. mike gonzalez book Gonzalez shows, in part, how government schools are failing Hispanics. “In May 2010, the American Psychological Association (APA) published a handful of studies conducted on Latino students, and they had their share...
  • Gallup: Obama drops to 44% job approval among Latinos, lowest level since last year

    09/09/2014 7:48:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/09/2014 | AllahPundit
    A nifty catch by Josh Jordan, a.k.a. NumbersMuncher. Albeit with a big caveat.When I say “lowest level since last year” in the headline, I don’t mean to imply that O’s numbers with Latinos were lower in 2013. All I mean is that today’s Gallup chart goes back only as far as last November. (A period that includes the disastrous ObamaCare rollout, do note.) That 44 percent may well be the lowest number of his entire presidency among Latinos. I’d say odds are good, at least, that it’s the lowest since the big debt-ceiling standoff in 2011, when Obama saw...
  • Obama drops to 44% job approval among Latinos, lowest level since last year

    09/09/2014 4:18:50 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    That 44 percent may well be the lowest number of his entire presidency among Latinos. I’d say odds are good, at least, that it’s the lowest since the big debt-ceiling standoff in 2011, when Obama saw some of his worst polling across the board. And it’s not just Latinos who are sour on him right now. Click and scroll left and you’ll find that he hasn’t been below 60 percent among nonwhite voters once since last November. Until now.
  • To Reach Latinos, GOP Must Alter Its Message, Tone

    08/22/2014 11:45:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 22, 104 | Maria T. Cardona
    There is no doubt that the Latino electorate is becoming increasingly important in presidential elections and will become even more so in the future. Today, one in six Americans are of Latino descent. By 2050, that number will be one in three. ......................................................... At a time when one-fourth of all kindergarten age children in the country are Latino, and when the majority of births are children of color, the Republican Party had better find a way to embrace policies that do not demonize the government that is currently seen as a partner of the communities they need to reach.
  • Latino Life: Living in 'Gringolandia'

    08/11/2014 5:04:20 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 33 replies
    NBC ^ | 8/10/2014
    “I can count the number of Latinos in this state in one hand, and most work in my restaurant,” he said jokingly of the Hispanic population in Maine. But the real cultural shock for Diaz, who lives with his wife and 12-year old daughter, wasn’t that he couldn’t find an eatery that carried his favorite delicacy when the craving hit. His big culture shock involved soccer, his favorite sport. “In my old neighborhood I could walk to almost any public park on any day of the week and pick up a game of futbol,” he explained. “Since moving here, I’ve...
  • Pigs Fly! New York Times admits GOP doesn’t need Hispanic votes to win

    08/07/2014 9:03:09 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/7/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Much to the surprise of those who understand the decline of journalism in our country, in a discussion of how the recent House votes on handling illegal aliens would impact Republican electoral chances, the New York Times actually told the truth. After explaining how the Hispanic vote is distributed in such a way that it will have no influence on any of this year’s contested U.S. Senate races except possibly in Colorado, the Times observed that “Hispanic voters will have even less influence over the composition of the House, which is all but assured to remain in Republican hands. The...
  • Evangelical Organization to Support Hundreds of Immigrant Children

    07/14/2014 10:07:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/14/2014 | Morgan Lee
    The National Latino Evangelical Coalition will be working with faith-based organizations across the country to open up 600 beds to Central American children who have crossed into the country without their parents. President of the NaLEC Gabe Salguero explained that over a period of 18 months, starting in August, churches and camps will likely receive thousands of children — the majority of whom are from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador — while they are waiting to be placed with their parents who are already in the United States or family members in the countries they are from. "We have 15...
  • Michelle Obama to Latinos: ‘We cannot afford to wait on Congress’ for immigration

    07/13/2014 6:49:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07/13/2014 | By Cheryl K. Chumley
    First lady Michelle Obama grabbed the political reins during a speech to the League of United Latin American Citizens in New York City, telling the crowd of admirers not to worry — that her husband wouldn’t wait on Congress to take action on immigration reform. “So make no mistake about it — we have to keep on fighting as hard as we can on immigration,” Mrs. Obama said, to a cheering crowd, Breitbart reported. “And as my husband has said, he’s going to do whatever administrative action it takes to fix this broken system.” Mrs. Obama then vowed that Congress...
  • Is Lucy Flores the Latina star Democrats have been waiting for?

    07/05/2014 2:42:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    MSNBC ^ | July 5, 2014 | Benjy Sarlin
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) LAS VEGAS, Nev. – “I don’t have the background of a typical politician, right?” Lucy Flores told a crowd of Democratic activists as she accepted the party’s nomination for lieutenant governor of Nevada in June. It’s a line you’ve heard before: Candidates love to brag about how they didn’t grow up like those “typical” politicians. But there’s no other way to describe Flores, a Latina rising star who was born into an impoverished family of 13 children, whose mother abandoned her in grade school, who fell in with a gang, who was sentenced to a youth prison, who dropped...
  • How Obama's immigration push could hand the House to Democrats

    07/04/2014 8:46:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    The Week ^ | July 4, 2014 | By Bill Scher
    Everyone assumes that Republicans will easily hold the House in November. The dominant storyline among the chattering classes centers instead on the possibility that Republicans could seize control of the Senate from Democrats. But the rapidly escalating immigration face-off between President Barack Obama and House Republicans raises the possibility that Democrats could win back the House — even if Republicans do take the Senate How is that possible? It's simple: There are more competitive House races than Senate races in areas with significant Latino populations. Last year, David Damore, a polling analyst for the firm Latino Decisions, found that there...
  • Latinos in the U.S. have a strong belief in the spirit world (39% Believe in "Evil Eye")

    05/19/2014 6:07:57 PM PDT · by equalator · 36 replies
    Pew Research ^ | 5-15-2014 | Michael Lipka
    More than half (57%) said that people can be possessed by spirits, and 44% said magic, sorcery or witchcraft can influence people’s lives. Even more Hispanic Protestants (37%) – including 59% of Pentecostals – said they have seen “the devil or evil spirits being driven out of a person.” Roughly four-in-ten U.S. Hispanics (39%), including a similar share of Hispanic Catholics, said they believe in the “evil eye,” or that certain people can cast curses or spells that cause bad things to happen. A smaller share (15%) said they have had witchcraft or black magic practiced on them or someone...
  • Fighting Against New Jim Crow: Dream Defenders analyze how mass-incarceration affects Black & brown

    05/19/2014 6:02:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Black Entertainment Television ^ | May 19, 2014 | Sandra Khalifa, Dream Defenders
    Jim Crow is not dead. It has simply changed its face. A new generation of Black and brown youth are waking up to the reality that our bodies are still criminalized. Whether by shooting down teenagers like Jordan Davis and Trayvon Martin or by funneling youth out of schools and into prisons for the profit of private prison corporation CEOs, today’s version of Jim Crow laws threaten America’s future. It’s no accident Kanye West rapped about private prison company Corrections Corporation of America locking up Black people across the country on Yeezus. This winter, Stanford-educated, Compton-born NFL cornerback Richard Sherman...
  • Millions Of Latinos Have Abandoned Catholic Church Since 2010, Pew Says

    05/08/2014 5:10:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | May 7, 2014
    More than 4 million Latinos in the United States have left the Catholic Church since 2010, according to a new Pew Research Center survey that spotlighted the church’s ongoing exodus of Latinos, a group seen as pivotal to the future of Catholicism. In 2010, two-thirds of Hispanics (67 percent) in the U.S. were Catholic. Today, that number has dwindled to 55 percent of the nation's 35 million Latino adults. While close to 20 million Latinos still identify as Catholic, the church has lost 12 percent, or 4 million Latinos in the U.S. over the past four years alone, according to...
  • Boehner Comments on Immigration Draw Fire

    04/25/2014 1:41:44 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 26 replies
    WKRN ^ | April 25, 2014 20:25 GMT | Erica Werner, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner drew criticism from left and right Friday over comments mocking his own Republican lawmakers for their reluctance to take up immigration legislation, rekindling election-year debate on the contentious issue even as President Barack Obama weighs acting on his own. Boehner said at a Rotary Club lunch at home in Ohio Thursday that House Republicans don't have the appetite to deal with immigration because it's too tough. He imitated them whining in protest, "'Ohh don't make me do this, ohh this is too hard.'" Latino advocates and Capitol Hill Democrats responded with derision, saying...
  • Latin America Is World's Most Violent Region (1/3 of global homicides)

    04/12/2014 6:57:12 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 11, 2014 | DAVID LUHNOW
    MEXICO CITY—Latin America is the world's most violent region, accounting for nearly one in three global homicides, according to data from a new study by the United Nations. Latin America racked up some 134,519 homicides in 2012, about 31% of the total for that year, according to a tally by The Wall Street Journal of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime's Global Study on Homicide, its first since 2011. Yet the region's 574 million people comprise just 8% of the global population, according to U.N. figures. As a whole, Latin America's per capita homicide rate is 23.4 per 100,000...
  • N.J. Teen Charged with Bias Intimidation After Allegedly Luring Orthodox Women: Gang Initiation

    04/10/2014 3:41:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | April 10, 2014 | Jewish Telegraphic Agency
    A New Jersey teenager was charged with multiple counts of bias intimidation after he allegedly tried to lure Orthodox women as part of a gang initiation. Police said Rafael Laurano-Flores, 18, of Lakewood had planned to touch and knock down an Orthodox Jewish woman in the southern New Jersey township, according to the Asbury Park Press. Lakewood has a large haredi Orthodox population. Pinny Werner, coordinator of the Lakewood Civilian Safety Watch, told the newspaper, “We have not seen gang-related targeting in a long time. People are like, ‘What is going on?’ It has always been gang against gang, but...
  • California: A View of America's Immigration Future

    04/08/2014 10:09:32 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 7, 2014 | Heather Macdonald
    With the recent confirmation that immigration enforcement in the country’s interior is all but eviscerated, it is an opportune moment to assess America’s future if its immigration policies--de facto and de jure--remain unchanged. California provides a window into that future, since the transformation unleashed by the last three decades of mass immigration is further advanced there than anywhere else. Nearly 50 percent of all California births are now Hispanic, with the state’s Hispanic population almost equal to the white population. The consequences of this demographic shift have been profound. In the 1950s and 1960s, the state led the nation in...
  • The Latino Media Need Balance

    04/03/2014 12:56:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Our English-speaking media were very clear after the 2012 election that the Republican Party was demographically doomed, since all the voters "of color" were shifting toward President Barack Obama and the Democrats. They echoed the mantra of GOP moderates, stating the only way to political viability was through "comprehensive immigration reform." What these analysts did not do was explore the messaging Hispanic voters are getting from Spanish-language media. Has the conservative message been rejected by Spanish-language voters -- or is something being kept from them? We've seen a disturbing set of reports on how hand in glove these Spanish networks...
  • Latinos remain wary of Obamacare as deadline looms

    03/28/2014 6:12:32 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2 hours ago | By Liz Goodwin, Yahoo News
    LOS ANGELES, Calif — Ruben Acosta, a 53-year-old security guard and legal immigrant from Mexico, shoved his fears aside and made a visit to a school administration building in Compton on a Wednesday last week because he wanted health insurance. “A lot of Latino people don’t come because they’re afraid,” said Acosta, who brought his wife and 6-year-old granddaughter, a U.S. citizen, to the Covered California enrollment event at the Compton Unified School District. There, people working for the California health care exchange established by the Affordable Care Act sought to enroll members of the demographic group with the lowest...
  • Latinos become California's largest demographic though political clout lags

    03/17/2014 12:38:33 PM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | March 17, 2014 | Rory Carroll
    It is a demographic milestone signalling the changing face of America: this month, Latinos will overtake whites to become California’s largest racial/ethnic group. They will officially make up 39% of the country’s most populous state, edging past the 38.8% who are white non-Hispanic, and dwarfing the Asian American and African American communities.
  • Obama Assures Latinos That Relatives Won’t Get Deported Because They Sign Up for Obamacare

    03/07/2014 7:11:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/07/2014 | Bill Straub
    WASHINGTON – President Obama carried his healthcare reform message directly to Latinos on Thursday, urging the members of that vast community to obtain coverage under the Affordable Care Act before the approaching March 31 deadline. Speaking at a forum conducted at the Newseum in downtown Washington and broadcast over several Spanish-language media outlets, the president offered assurance to Latinos concerned that utilizing the newly established insurance exchanges could somehow lead to the deportation of undocumented relatives, asserting “I’ve got their back.” “The main point that I have for everybody watching right now is, you don’t punish me by not signing...
  • Hundreds rally to seek an end to violence against Latinos

    02/20/2014 5:19:24 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    The Trentonian ^ | February 19, 2014 | Carlos Avila
    TRENTON — On Wednesday, about 350 people gathered at the steps of Trenton City Hall to call for justice and an end to violence after the killing of Julio Cesar Cruz last Saturday. Community leaders from Trenton’s Latino community as well as former Trenton Mayor Doug Palmer and community activist Andrew Bobbit stood beside the victim’s brother, Jose Antonio Cruz, as each one spoke about the urgency of seeking justice.
  • A Purple Texas? Not so fast.

    02/07/2014 2:12:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | February 7, 2014 | Aaron Blake
    Texas might be going purple, but probably not as quickly as people think. That's the takeaway from some interesting new findings from Gallup. For a while now, smart political observers have talked about the prospect of the Lone Star State becoming competitive (or even blue) at the presidential level, giving Democrats a potentially game-changing 38 electoral votes that would make it very difficult for Republicans to win elections for the foreseeable future. Some have even suggested Texas could be in play in 2016 or 2020. One of the problems with the whole Texas-turning-purple/blue idea, though, is that there isn't a...
  • Latino population to surpass whites in California in two months..

    01/17/2014 5:59:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 17, 2014 | Luke Garratt
    California's Latino population is going to overtake the white population in only two months, according to this year's state budget report. The state is also getting older, with the population of over 65s predicted to hit a boom over the coming months. The state has been getting more diverse for a while, but now the Latino population will be 'the single largest race or ethnic group', and it's thought to be because most Latino groups are in their prime childbearing years.
  • Latinos Shun Obamacare Over Deportation Fears

    12/28/2013 3:34:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/28/13 | Todd Beamon
    Latinos are wary of signing up for Obamacare because of fears that the information they provide might be used to deport themselves or family members. "They're scared," Ledy Ordonez, 43, who lives in Fremont, Calif., told the San Francisco Chronicle. She has a clothing and jewelry stand at a farmer's market in Oakland. "They're afraid if they put in an application for their children ... they'll get deported." While enrollment figures are not available yet from the Obama administration, healthcare advocates say fewer Hispanics are enrolling in the Affordable Care Act because of such concerns.
  • Gene clue to Latin American risk for diabetes

    12/25/2013 6:05:05 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 20 replies
    Malay Mail Online ^ | 12-2513 | Anon.
    Paris — Scientists on Wednesday said they had found a variant of a gene to explain why Latin Americans are at higher risk of Type 2 diabetes, and pointed to a possible DNA legacy from the Neanderthals. The variant lies on a gene called SLC16A11, which plays a part in breaking down fatty molecules called lipids, they said in the journal Nature. A research consortium called SIGMA -- for the Slim Initiative in Genomic Medicine for the Americans -- sought to understand why Type 2 diabetes in Mexicans and other Latin American populations is roughly twice as great as among...
  • Latinos Are Ready to Battle Climate Change if EPA Will Include Them in the Fight

    12/25/2013 2:57:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Care2 ^ | 12/02/13 | Lucía Oliva Hennelly
    **SNIP** What my experiences do not include are those that are far too common among Latino 18-year-olds who are disproportionately affected by carbon pollution. Carbon pollution contributes directly to climate change, in turn endangering Latinos due to the resulting health and environmental repercussions. One expected climate impact in the U.S. is more smog in areas with poor air quality, translating to more asthma attacks for our young people. In fact, the Latino community is one of the hardest hit: Hispanic children are nearly two times as likely to be hospitalized for asthma as white children. Other illnesses related to poor...
  • Many blacks and Latinos have no retirement savings, study shows

    12/10/2013 5:29:43 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 9, 2013 | Michael A. Fletcher
    Fewer than half of blacks and Latino workers have retirement plans on the job, leaving the vast majority of them with no savings designated for their golden years, according to a report to be released Tuesday. Americans of all races face the growing prospect of downward mobility in retirement, the report said, but the problem is particularly acute for blacks and Hispanics. More often than not, blacks and Latinos benefit little from the tax breaks and other policy initiatives aimed at bolstering retirement security because they typically have no money to save for retirement in IRAs and other vehicles outside...
  • Wow: Obama down 23 points among Latinos in 2013

    12/05/2013 8:40:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/05/2013 | AllahPundit
    Not the only interesting result here — Gallup’s also picking up the trend of millennials abandoning The One — but after so much post-election heavy breathing about his advantage with Latinos and how the GOP can win them back, it’s obviously the showstopper.Second look at congressional gridlock on immigration reform?The glass-half-full read: This is proof positive that Democrats do not, in fact, own the Latino vote. They can blow it, and to some extent may already have. But then, we already knew that from previous Gallup polls. Back in August, they noted that O’s job approval among Latinos was conspicuously...
  • The 50 Most Violent Cities In The World

    11/28/2013 12:10:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/28/2013 | PAMELA ENGEL, CHRISTINA STERBENZ AND GUS LUBIN
    Drug trafficking, gang wars, political instability, corruption, and poverty have combined to make Latin America by far the most homicidal region of the world. The region has 40% of the world's murders, despite having only 8 percent of the population, according to the U.N. The highest murder rate of all is in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, with 169 homicides per 100,000 people, according to a study published earlier this year by Mexico's Citizens' Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice. The ranking is based on 2012 data, except for San Pedro Sula and Distrito Central in Honduras, where authorities would...
  • Obamacare mess weakens White House pitch to Hispanics

    11/07/2013 3:56:55 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 7, 2013 | By BRIAN HUGHES
    Obamacare could become a liability for Democrats among Latino voters, a key demographic that has been a focus of their health reform messaging. Hispanics have been far more sympathetic to President Obama’s signature domestic achievement than the rest of the general population, with Latinos accounting for roughly 30 percent of the uninsured pool. The botched rollout of Obamacare’s new insurance exchanges, though, hardly resembles what the president promised Latino voters when he sold his health reform plan. For all the problems with healthcare.gov, the Spanish-speaking version of the federal website registering consumers hasn’t even gone live yet. And amid the...
  • The Next American Majority

    11/05/2013 10:30:45 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    National Interest ^ | November 1, 2013 | William W. Chip
    AMERICA’S CHANGING demographics, long a delicate topic, have become an increasingly prominent part of national political debate... --snip-- "The Latino Education Crisis: The Consequences of Failed Social Policies," that encouraging reports of higher Hispanic rates of graduation from high school often did not account for Hispanics who never entered high school in the first place. They warned that “as a group, Latino students today perform academically at levels that will consign them to lives as members of a permanent underclass in American society. Moreover, their situation is projected to worsen over time.” Academic stagnation in so large and rapidly expanding...
  • How Obamacare Glitches Could Put Hispanics in Play

    11/05/2013 1:58:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The National Journal ^ | November 4, 2013 | Beth Reinhard
    After two election cycles of Democrats successfully marketing Obamacare to Hispanic voters, the health care law's rocky start could turn into a bargaining chip for Republicans. Hispanic adults have supported President Obama's Affordable Care Act at a rate twice that of whites. More than 10 million Hispanics—roughly one-fourth of the total uninsured population—stand to benefit from the law. An outsize proportion of the eligible Hispanics are the healthy millennials who could make or break universal health care. But glitches on the enrollment site are blocking Hispanics (and everyone else) from signing up for subsidized insurance, while the Spanish-language website has...
  • Obamacare’s Terrible Impact on Hispanics

    09/25/2013 8:47:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 25, 2013 - 10:32 AM | Israel Ortega
    Here’s something you won’t hear from the Hispanic media, the mainstream media, or the White House: Among the many terrible side effects of Obamacare is its adverse effects on Hispanics. This stems from the fact that the Hispanic population is one of the youngest, in addition to Obamacare’s impact on the wholesale and retail industry, which employs many Hispanic Americans. Wholesale and retail will be hit especially hard by Obamacare, because, as one consultant noted, “employers not currently offering coverage to all employees working at least 30 hours a week may be more inclined to change their workforce strategy so...
  • Hispanics could make or break ObamaCare

    10/14/2013 5:01:16 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-13-13 | Bryan Llenas
    Bryan Llenas reports from New York City
  • No online enrollment tools yet for Spanish health insurance marketplace

    10/14/2013 12:57:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    MEDCity News ^ | October 14, 2013 | by Jesse Mendoza
    The Spanish language website for the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, won't be available for online enrollment until the week of Oct. 21, officials said. Spanish speaking members of the community have been directed to the website Cuidadodesalud.gov as the Spanish language alternative to HealthCare.gov to enroll for insurance coverage. However, the website is not yet equipped with online enrollment tools, officials said. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services officials said the enrollment tools will launch when they celebrate a national Hispanic Week of Action during the week of Oct. 21 in order to ensure that Latinos in the...
  • Study: 92 Percent of US Latinos Biblically Illiterate

    09/04/2013 2:01:23 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 34 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 9/4/2013 | Julie Shutley
    The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) and the American Bible Society (ABS) are kicking off a three-year campaign to promote biblical fluency and literacy in the U.S. Hispanic community with Mes de la Biblia (Month of the Bible). With biblical illiteracy affecting 92 percent of the U.S. Latino community, the two organizations are challenging Hispanic churches and Hispanic Christians to commit to reading Scripture daily throughout September. “We are inviting pastors and leaders to take action in the fight against biblical illiteracy, which threatens to destroy the principles and values on which our great nation was founded,” says Rev....
  • Free Govt. Cell Phones Will Create Jobs for Latinos

    09/04/2013 1:02:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 4, 2013
    A fraud-infested government program that gives low-income populations free cell phones should expand in Hispanic communities because it will help bolster employment rates, according to a powerful Latino rights group working to save the program as Congress considers killing it. The controversial cell phone giveaway, known as Lifeline Assistance, has grown immensely under President Obama and in fact has become known as “Obama Phones.” It went from costing American taxpayers $819 million in 2008 to $2.2 billion in 2012 , according to figures provided to an Idaho newspaper by one of its U.S. Senators. The money is collected nationwide from...
  • Conservatism, Texas Style: Latinos Are Making Their Home in a Welcoming GOP

    09/04/2013 7:02:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/04/2013 | Ralph Benko
    The political stakes could hardly be higher. Latinos, who have leaned Democratic, demographically are surging in Texas. And if the Democrats can turn Texas blue (or even purple) they would have a huge leg up at winning control of the executive branch of the U.S. government in future presidential elections. By achieving sufficient Democratic preeminence in Texas progressives could turn the White House blue.  And they know it. As the Democratic Party’s George Washington Plunkitt of Tammany Hall once famously said, “I seen my opportunities and I took ‘em.”  So, too, are Plunkitt’s Democratic Party successors taking their opportunity … announcing...
  • Zimmerman – NCLR & Latinos Speak Out

    07/17/2013 12:16:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    LATINA ^ | 07/17/2013 | By Priscilla Rodriguez
    Nationwide, Latino groups and leaders, including civil rights group National Council de la Raza (NCLR), have taken to the streets and the halls of power to rally alongside the African American community against the acquittal of George Zimmerman. NCLR announced yesterday that it had joined the NAACP, National Urban League (NUL), National Action Network (NAN) and other civil rights organizations in asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to meet and discuss possible next steps to be taken by the U.S. Department of Justice following the verdict in the Zimmerman trial. “While we respect the legal process and the jury’s decision,...
  • Ann Coulter Is Wrong About Latinos

    07/10/2013 7:38:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 07/10/2013 | By Michelle Fields
    Conservative pundit Ann Coulter has been one of the loudest critics of immigration reform, claiming it will give the Democratic Party more voters since Latinos are a lazy, liberal and government-dependent people. While there are many sound arguments to make against the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill, the basis of Coulter’s arguments focus on offensive stereotypes and her analysis of the potential political consequences of immigration reform is greatly exaggerated. Many on the right have recommended that the GOP improve its messaging with Latinos and work on reforming our broken immigration system. Coulter, on the other hand, believes that Latinos...
  • RINO Senators listen up! Latinos DO NOT support this immigration bill (Part 2)

    06/26/2013 9:11:53 AM PDT · by Javeth · 2 replies
    First a reminder to call, write and otherwise emphatically contact your Senators and House representatives and register your strong, unyielding opposition to the immigration bill. Smokeyblue did a great job on a recent post providing the exact contact information: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3035403/posts This pressure is working just like it did in 2006/2007, many Senators leaning to a yes vote or on the fence are now against. Even some Dem Senators are reportedly wavering. Opposition is solidifying and beginning to get the upper hand with Sarah Palin having taken a courageous public stand to take down this bill, standing up against the faux...
  • Senate RINOs listen up! Latinos DO NOT favor immigration bill. Here's how to really win their votes.

    06/20/2013 4:53:38 AM PDT · by Javeth · 6 replies
    Throughout the immigration bill debate, the liberal MSM and ringleaders of the RINO Senators, esp. Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio and John McCain, have all tried to drive the claim that the GOP and conservatives must surrender to amnesty and still more mass immigration since that would increase Latinos voting Republican. This has basically been taken as an assumption and even part of the GOP establishment has lapped it up, but is it true? The answer is, absolutely not! Assuming that Latinos would vote GOP just because of capitulation on the immigration bill is a pathetic political miscalculation and a wrong...
  • Biden: Without Obama, ‘legions of African Americans and Latinos’ won’t vote for Democrats

    06/12/2013 4:42:47 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 12, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    “Barack Obama’s not at the head of the ticket. And that means those legions of African Americans and Latinos are not automatically going to come out. No one has energized them like Barack Obama. But he’s not on the ticket. So don’t take this one for granted.”