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Q & A with Nathan Gonzalez, author of Engaging Iran

June 22nd, 2009 · 6 Comments

Nathan Gonzalez is an expert on Iran, and last week, I read his insightful and timely blog post that was featured on the front page of the Huffington Post about the most recent events unfolding in that country. Sometimes we are focused in our Latino politics realm that we don’t fully contemplate the events happening in other parts [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · diversity · Foreign Policy · GWB · Iraq War · Presidential Elections · Supreme Court · Technology · Voting Rights

The Jewish Journal’s Proclamation of Villaraigosa’s Success

June 15th, 2009 · 16 Comments

While in Pasadena yesterday, I picked up a copy of The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, which is a nicely assembled free publication. What prompted me to pick it up was the cover featuring a mega-watt smiling Mayor Villaraigosa with the word “Success” in bold across the center. Author Peter Dreier penned a response to [...]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Corina Villaraigosa · GWB · Jewish - Latino relations

Seneca: Mexico and a Possible Mexican American Lobby?

April 14th, 2009 · 22 Comments

This week President Obama will be visiting Mexico on Thursday en route to the Summit of the Americas. Given the timeliness of the President’s visit, Seneca has composed some thoughts about the creation of a Mexican-American lobby, which could enhance foreign policy with Mexico by easing differences and creating a better understanding between these two [...]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Cuba · Fidel Castro · GWB · Henry Cisneros · Immigration · Latin American Foreign Policy · Latino History · Mexico · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Seneca

Seneca: 2009 Summit of the Americas

April 12th, 2009 · 23 Comments

Since 1994 when the Western Hemisphere countries began celebrating Heads of State Summits every four years, many observers have wondered whether such high level meetings are worthwhile. When President Clinton announced the first summit to be held in Miami, many noted or asked if this was a ploy to substitute for visiting the region. The [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Cuba · Economics · GWB · Latin American Foreign Policy · Seneca

Seneca: Pratfalls in Selecting the US Ambassador to Mexico

March 29th, 2009 · 35 Comments

This past week while in Mexico City Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was scheduled to announce the new US Ambassador to Mexico. Several names had been tossed around in the last few months: Federico Peña (former Clinton Cabinet member), Henry Cisneros (former Clinton HUD Secretary), Frank Herrera (popular San Antonio attorney), Maria Echeveste (former Clinton [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Cuba · drug war · Federico Peña · GWB · Henry Cisneros · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · Latin American Foreign Policy · Mexico · National Council of La Raza · Seneca

Seneca: Latinos and the GOP, Part II

March 18th, 2009 · 38 Comments

During the Nixon Administration, the GOP began to assimilate the White South and all its cultural baggage: racial resentment of the African-American progress and the betraying Democratic Party. Meanwhile, Latinos still in overwhelming numbers remained Democrats. It was in the early 80’s with Ronald Reagan and the rise of the religious Evangelical Right that many [...]

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Tags: Abortion rights · African-Americans · Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Democratic Party · diversity · Economics · Evangelicals · Federico Peña · GOP · GWB · Henry Cisneros · Immigration · Sen. Mel Martinez · Seneca · voting trends

The Great American Mortgage Scam & The Latino Community

March 15th, 2009 · 21 Comments

This is the first of a two part series on the foreclosure/banking crisis and the Latino Community. The Latino community has been one of the hardest hit by the recent foreclosure crisis. A recent Pew Center report indicated that nearly one in ten Hispanic homeowners say that they have missed a mortgage payment or were [...]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Economics · GWB · Henry Cisneros · Rep. Nydia Velazquez

Seneca: Latinos & The GOP

March 9th, 2009 · 45 Comments

This is the first of a two part blog piece by Seneca illustrating the history of Latinos and the Republican Party. Recent commentary in the aftermath of the recent Obama victory and the 2006 Democratic Congressional win suggests that the country once again has moved noticeably to the Democrats. This stems from the Iraq War [...]

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Tags: African-Americans · Barack Obama · Democratic Party · GOP · GWB · Henry B. Gonzalez · Iraq War · Kennedys · Latino History · Presidential Elections · racism · Seneca · voting trends