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  • 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.”
  • Obama pleads for Californians, Latinos, young people to get coverage under new health care law

    06/11/2013 2:03:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 88 replies
    WaPo ^ | 6/ | 6/7/13
    SAN JOSE, Calif. — President Barack Obama on Friday encouraged the uninsured or those paying high prices for health insurance to sign up for coverage under his health care law and urged opponents to stop wasting time continuing to fighting its implementation. Obama used a trip to California to highlight how the state is implementing the Affordable Care Act and rebut continuing criticism over his signature legislative achievement. He touted an effort in the state to recruit Hispanics in particular to the health care exchanges that are being created to help millions of now-uninsured consumers afford coverage.
  • Byron York: Winning Hispanic vote would not be enough for GOP

    05/03/2013 10:27:43 AM PDT · by Will88 · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 2, 2013 | Byron York
    "But what if Romney had been able to reach a mind-blowing 70 percent of the Hispanic vote? Surely that would have meant victory, right? No, it wouldn't. Romney still would have lost, although by the narrowest of electoral margins, 270 to 268. (Under that scenario, Romney would have won the popular vote but lost in the Electoral College; he could have racked up huge numbers of Hispanic votes in California, New York and Texas, for example, and not changed the results in those states."
  • Obama, in Mexico, Credits Latinos for Winning Presidency

    05/04/2013 1:20:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 3, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    Speaking to a Mexico City crowd on Friday, President Barack Obama said he would not be president if not for Latino voters, and then he pledged immigration reform in the United States to legalize those who are here illegally. “Without the strong support of Latinos, including so many Mexican-Americans, I would not be standing here today as president of the United States,” Obama said. “That’s the truth.” …
  • Immigration reform won't deliver a Latino voter 'bonanza' to Democrats

    04/24/2013 9:26:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04/24/2013 | Harry J Enten
    I have been quite skeptical about the ability of the Republican party to win over Latino voters. As others and I have noted, Latinos don't vote Democratic just because of immigration policy. They vote Democratic because they are more ideologically "in sync" with the Democratic party. That's why I've felt that going along with immigration reform was unlikely to net Republicans many Latino voters. That said, I can't agree either with the math in a Politico article titled "Immigration reform could be a bonanza for Democrats". The article starts off promisingly enough with the premise that if immigration reform passed...
  • Latinos Ready to Vote (FREEP THIS POLL!)

    04/08/2013 10:26:21 AM PDT · by magna carta
    What Should Sen. Ted Cruz Do on Immigration. Should he help Rubio pass Immigration reform?
  • Immigration Reform: Are Obama & AFL-CIO Bosses Using ‘Poison Pills’ To Kill Latinos’ Dreams Again?

    03/27/2013 8:26:43 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 4 replies
    RedState ^ | 03/26/2013 | LaborUnionReport
    1. ObamaCare for illegals 2. Discriminatorily higher wages for low-wage guest workers 3. AFL-CIO Boss: Guest workers should be able to bring their families too… Rather, like they are with the minimum wage issue, it seems that Barack Obama and his union-boss buddies (as they have in the past) are more interested in ensuring they keep Latinos at bay–by blaming Republicans for immigration reform failure–while keeping them firmly in their pockets politically. By talking out one side of their mouths that they are pro-reform to Latinos and low information voters, then cynically trying to push radical poison pills up the...
  • Natural Conservatives? Really?

    03/18/2013 12:32:39 PM PDT · by AuntB · 92 replies
    Center for Imm Studies ^ | March 11, 2013 | James R. Edwards Jr
    Ever heard the claim that Latinos are "natural conservatives"? The person repeating the conventional wisdom of the Beltway apparently hasn't examined the evidence. That's why, for Republicans, to buy that canard spells disaster. The most recent evidence comes from a new Latino Decisions poll. It shows two-thirds of Latinos support "comprehensive immigration reform" that includes special immigration privileges for foreign-born gays and lesbians. Of those Hispanic respondents who favored giving homosexual couples the same immigration rights as traditional couples, 92 percent view it as important (very or somewhat) to make the change part of any amnesty bill in Congress. While...
  • Incoherent Immigration Reform (Huge Majority of Latinos Prefer Higher Taxes and Bigger Government)

    02/07/2013 6:37:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/07/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Nothing about illegal immigration quite adds up. Conservative corporate employers still support the idea of imported, cheap, non-union labor — in a strange alliance with liberal activists who want the larger blocs of Latino voters that eventually follow massive influxes from Latin America. Yet how conservative are businesses that in the past flouted federal law — and how liberal are activists who undermined the bargaining power of American minimum-wage, entry-level workers, many of them minorities? The remedies for illegal immigration under discussion are just as incoherent. If the government now plans to offer some foreign nationals a pathway to citizenship,...
  • GOP: With big Latino vote, Rubio would win presidency (Survey: Rubio would get 48% of Hispanic vote)

    02/04/2013 9:49:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 148 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/04/2013 | Paul Bedard
    He's already being treated like the 2016 GOP presidential front-runner, and now there is another reason Republicans are excitedly buzzing about Florida Sen. Marco Rubio: He alone would reverse the party's slide among Hispanic voters. A new nationwide poll from JZ Analytics found that Rubio would get 48 percent of the Hispanic vote, about twice what Mitt Romney won in 2012. Republican strategist told Secrets that a win among Latino voters that big would assure Rubio the presidency, since he would also likely keep the regular GOP base. "If he does that good, then he's the next president," said a...
  • Compton Residents Stage Rally In Response To Recent Hate Crime

    02/03/2013 7:43:53 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | February 3, 2013 12:04 AM
    COMPTON (CBSLA.com) — Community leaders held a rally against hate crimes outside Compton City Hall Saturday in the wake of a Latino gang’s attack on an African-American teen boy. They were joined by a passionate crowd of Hispanic and African-American residents who stood together in an act of unity. “It doesn’t represent the whole 100,000 people that live in Compton. There’s a lot of Hispanics and a lot of blacks and we live together, we know how to live together,” Compton youth minister Eddie Arellano said of the hate crime. The Los Angeles County sheriff’s Department says the attack occurred...
  • Attack On Family In Compton Latest Incident In Wave of Anti-Black Violence [Blacks Driven Out!]

    01/26/2013 7:57:56 PM PST · by Steelfish · 66 replies
    LATimes ^ | January 26, 2013 | Sam Quinones, Richard Winton and Joe Mozingo
    Attack On Family In Compton Latest Incident In Wave of Anti-Black Violence A Latino gang is intimidating blacks into leaving the city that was once an African American enclave. It's part of a violent trend seen in other parts of the L.A. area. The steeple of the Greater Holy Faith Baptist Church on 155th Street in Compton, a reminder of a time not long ago when African Americans predominated. By Sam Quinones, Richard Winton and Joe Mozingo January 25, 2013 The trouble began soon after they arrived. The black family—a mother, three teenage children and a 10-year-old boy—moved into a...
  • LA Officials: 3 Held Over Attempt To Drive African American Family Out Of Compton

    01/26/2013 11:56:25 AM PST · by zeestephen · 62 replies
    NBCLosAngeles.com ^ | 26 January 2013 | Jason Kandel
    A group of Latino males who claimed to be in a local street gang used metal pipes and shouted racial epithets [say hi to the new Hispanic majority].
  • New Dem. Finance Chief Dined With Fidel Castro

    01/22/2013 10:22:02 AM PST · by radioone · 4 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    Politico reported this morning that "Henry R. Muńoz III of San Antonio -- an Obama bundler and a national chairman of the Futuro Fund, a group of Latino leaders who raised money for the president’s reelection -- is expected to be named DNC Finance Chair, the first Latino to hold the title." What's also interesting about Muńoz, though Politico omitted this fact, is that he at least once dined with Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. "Muńoz’s clout has only expanded in the ensuing years — in politics, philanthropy and his profession," mysanantonio.com reported two years ago.
  • Biden Thanks Latinos for Support in Re-Election

    01/21/2013 4:09:18 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 11 replies
    abc ^ | January 20, 2013 | Brett Zongker
    Biden says something "profound" happened with the enormous Latino support for Obama, and he says the Latino community underestimates its power. He told the audience that they "spoke in a way that the world ... could not fail to hear." Biden said "America owes" Latinos and declared, "This is your moment"
  • Study: Minority youth more often in state courts than whites

    01/21/2013 1:03:25 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 35 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 1/20/2013
    Minority youth are more often arrested and in Washington state’s court system than their white counterparts, according to a recent study. Minority youth are arrested and in the Washington state court system more often than their white counterparts, a recent study commissioned by the state Supreme Court shows. But researchers said that counties aren’t keeping complete data on ethnicity and that the gap between minority and white youth is larger. Between 2007 and 2011, African-American youth were nearly 250 percent more likely to be referred to juvenile court for prosecution than their white counterparts. They are followed by Native-American youth,...
  • Iowa secretary of state pushes ahead with noncitizen voting rule

    01/03/2013 8:37:59 AM PST · by Free Vulcan · 34 replies
    Omaha.com ^ | 1.3.13 | Staff
    Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz is moving forward to establish procedures for removing voters from registration rolls if they can't prove citizenship, with a public hearing scheduled for today that is expected to draw critics who want to stop the change. “Schultz's proposed voter-suppression rules will unfairly target Latino immigrants, intimidate voters from exercising their rights and could result in voters' being purged from the rolls without cause,” said Ana Belen Mancebo, a member of the government watchdog group Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement.
  • For Young Latino Readers, an Image Is Missing

    12/05/2012 6:51:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 4, 2012 | MOTOKO RICH
    PHILADELPHIA — Like many of his third-grade classmates, Mario Cortez-Pacheco likes reading the “Magic Tree House” series, about a brother and a sister who take adventurous trips back in time. He also loves the popular “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” graphic novels. But Mario, 8, has noticed something about these and many of the other books he encounters in his classroom at Bayard Taylor Elementary here: most of the main characters are white. “I see a lot of people that don’t have a lot of color,” he said.
  • Illinois poll of Hispanics finds agreement with GOP on guns, gays, abortion

    12/04/2012 9:14:05 AM PST · by bigbob · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-4-12 | Alexis Levinson
    As Republicans ponder how to win over Hispanics in future election cycles, there may be a light at the end of the tunnel. A poll of Illinois Hispanics conducted by pollster Mike McKeon found that a majority shared views generally considered to be sympathetic to the Republican party. The poll found Hispanics in the conservative camp on social issues in particular. Fifty-one percent said they opposed legalizing gay marriage, compared to just 40 percent who favored legalization. Fifty-six percent called themselves pro-life, while just 33 percent said they were pro-choice. A small plurality of those surveyed said they did not...
  • POLITICS: Latino organizations not resting after election

    12/01/2012 3:46:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | November 30, 2012 | David Olson
    After a Nov. 6 election that saw unprecedented gains in Latino political power, Latino organizations already are organizing voter-registration and citizenship drives aimed at increasing their influence further. Several groups are preparing to fan out to colleges, high schools and churches in coming months to register new voters. Citizenship workshops, including one in San Bernardino on Saturday, Dec. 1, aim to turn legal permanent residents into voter-eligible citizens. “The Latino vote really fulfilled its potential this past election in a way it hadn’t done before,” said Arnulfo De La Cruz, California director for Mi Familia Vota, a six-state voter-registration campaign...
  • Latinos Spending 3 Times as Much as the Average Shopper

    11/20/2012 11:40:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 | Diana Guevara
    They are not only the fastest growing population in the country, but Latinos are also spending 3 times more at the super market than everyone else. With more than $1 trillion in purchasing power, Latino consumers like Arlette Mendoza are gaining the attention of big name brands. “I personally like it," said the mother of two. "I think it's good that everyone else is discovering just how good our food is." Cereal companies, including General Mills are using flavors like Dulce de Leche with the hope of appealing to the growing Latino consumer. Richie Matthews is President of DIÁLOGO, a...