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Why the power of the Latino vote is limited

Since 2010, an estimated 3.9 million Latinos have been eligible to vote. However, the impact they will make is limited due to geography and the competition in political races. According to a recently released report from Pew Research Center, Latinos make up 11% of eligible voters nationwide, and are a small part of voters in Read More

Border checkpoint does more harm than good

Population 700 (not counting all the U.S. border patrol agents) the town of Arivaca lies 60 miles south of Tucson and just 11 miles north of the Mexican border. In what’s called the militarized zone of the border region, the people of Arivaca routinely encounter federal agents on their property, in town, on the road, Read More

Flawed polling in Georgia

With elections right around the corner, plenty of people are looking to the polls to see the projected outcomes. These polls can be crucial to determining the path an area will take. Polls are also important to watch to see what areas will be red or blue. Problems with polls arise when they do not Read More

Wilmer Valderrama talks Latino politics

There are countless Latino celebs who are using their fame in order to reach millions of other Latinos in our nation during trying times. Celebrities can be voices for Latinos in ways that many of us can’t express as one person. If one celebrity has the same passion as we do, it is easier to Read More

Accepting Gays and Lesbians in the Catholic Church

In the 2,000 years since the Catholic Church was created, a lot has changed with the ideas and thoughts people have. One of the major issues within the Catholic Church was the acceptance of gays and lesbians. With acceptance becoming the social norm, the church had a hard time standing their ground on the issue. Read More

Mass grave has citizens feeling eerie about police officials

When we think about police in uniform we should feel secure and safe. We should be able to seek shelter with these uniformed individuals who should stand for peace and justice yet the town of Iguala, Guerrero believe that their police force is involved in the disappearance of 43 students and 4 student deaths, the Read More

Knowledge is power for El Chapo

To extradite, or not to extradite, that is the question (among many) facing Mexico as its most notorious drug lord, ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, sits in the Mexican supermax prison Centro Federal de Readaptación Social Número 1 “Altiplano.” Apprehended this past February in Mazatlan, El Chapo may be headed to New York after a Brooklyn Federal Read More

Efforts being made to win back Latino voters

  LIBRE, a non-partisan organization that’s mission is to help Latinos by teaching them about economic principles and values, is currently holding different events throughout the U.S., but with elections right around the corner, they are focusing on important swing states like Texas, Florida, Virginia, Colorado, Nevada and Arizona. ThinkProgress found hints of who was Read More

Waiting for Obama’s immigration plan

President Obama’s speech at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) gala will confirm once again, his promise to slow deportations by the end of the year after activists have expressed their anger and discontent concerning delays on these actions by administration. According to a source that viewed Obama’s remarks, Obama will state to those in Read More

Transforming American politics

There is a growing concern in the political arena, and it is turning into worry for the Republican and Democratic parties as elections are nearing. Each party wants to gain the trust of the expanding Latino population, but neither can improve or pass massive reform campaigns. In fact, there are recent studies showing a projected Read More