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About Felipe Diaz

Felipe Diaz is a first generation Mexican-American born and raised in Greeley, Colorado. He currently studies at the University of Denver for a B.A. in journalism and political science where he also served as the President of the Latino Student Alliance and Vice-President of the Undergraduate Student Government. He has maintained a personal blog since 2010 where he enjoys writing and discussing topics ranging from politics and communication to culture and entertainment.

Republicans hope for minority voter apathy

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Have you registered to vote yet? If you haven’t, remember that there are forces within your government that wish to keep it that way. Despite the lack of evidence of the alleged voter fraud pandemic, Republican officials continue to pass voter ID laws that have already proven to disproportionately affect minority voters. Now some of Read More

What party politics does to the Latino community

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For decades now, we’ve been witnessing how American politics are becoming increasingly polarized: the left moves further left while the right moves further right. The end result is a political stalemate between lawmakers who are unwilling to compromise. The last four years have seen an unrelenting practice of obstructionism by conservatives in Congress, all in Read More

Romney is wrong for Latinos

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In the past, I have argued that Latinos represent a wide array of beliefs, opinions and political ideologies — and that we must openly accept all of them as part of the Latino identity. Sometimes, that’s easier said than done. Both the Obama and Romney campaigns have now reached a point where most people can Read More

#YoSoy132: Seeds of revolution in Mexico

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Earlier this month, I covered the results of the Mexican presidential elections wherein Enrique Peña Nieto, the candidate for the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) seemingly won the election by a landslide — that is until allegations of widespread corruption, electoral manipulation and vote buying began to surface. Identical to his reaction after the 2006 elections, Read More

And the next president of Mexico is…

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Sunday’s presidential election in Mexico was closely followed by more than just the Mexican people. While Mexican citizens anxiously wonder what awaits them in the next six years with their new leader, the United States government is also bracing itself for a potential shift in foreign policy. Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) Read More

How the Supreme Court could sway the election

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This morning, the Supreme Court finally announced its ruling and delivered a split decision on Arizona’s immigration law. The justices upheld the most controversial “show me your papers” provision, while still blocking some other key provisions of SB 1070. This announcement comes the same week the Supreme Court is scheduled to rule on a second Read More

Conservative Latinos are Latinos too

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Latinos – we come in all shapes, sizes and colors. We come from different backgrounds and cultures, each with our own expressive food, distinct music and unique traditions. Our diversity is what makes us such a beautiful people. Should we really expect our political views to be any different? This is no new topic to Read More

Voter fraud: real problem or real hoax?

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So far, this election’s most controversial debate (other than the recent return of the birthers) is arguably voter I.D. laws. Thirty-two states have already implemented some sort of voting identification law, and some of the strictest laws are in places where, according to a Pew Hispanic Center analysis of census figures, the minority population has Read More

No Olympics for Chicharito

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I am a die-hard fan of the Chivas de Guadalajara (Americanistas, there is the door). So I remember watching Javier Hernandez make his debut with them in a 2006 match against Necaxa. With the Chivas winning 3-0, Hernandez came on as a substitute for the fan-favorite Omar Bravo in the 82nd minute of the game. Read More

The cost of educating Latinos

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The cost of attending college has rapidly increased over the past 30 years. Since 1982, tuition has increased by 530 percent. As an undergraduate student, I have seen tuition at my shamefully-expensive private school steadily increase over the last four years while my financial aid has dwindled. I depend on scholarships, financial aid and student Read More