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According to former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros, AT&T-T-Mobile Merger May Help Improve Latino Drop Out Rate

July 11th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Today Henry Cisneros takes the cake with his shameless shilling for the AT&T/T-Mobile merger. If there ever was reaching in attributing what may help alleviate the Latino high school dropout rate, this opinion piece by the former HUD Secretary attempts to explain that consolidating cell phone providers and internet access companies will now allow Latino [...]

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Tags: Digital Divide · Education · Government Accountability · Henry Cisneros

Sen. Chris Dodd to call it quits tomorrow

January 5th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Senator Chris Dodd from Connecticut is scheduled to announce his retirement from the Senate tomorrow. In some ways, he has been a friend of the Latino community in that he supported initiatives to increase diversity, and he also is a Spanish speaker, having served in the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic in the 1960s. [...]

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Tags: diversity · Economics · Government Accountability · Henry Cisneros · Sen. Chris Dodd

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

The Great American Mortgage Scam and the Latino Community, Part II

April 1st, 2009 · 17 Comments

This is the second part of a two part blog post detailing how the Latino leadership was involved in the foreclosure crisis. If you need to be refreshed, part one is here. We already know that Washington Mutual has been sold to Chase, and of course, that Fannie and Freddie both were seized by the [...]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Economics · Henry Cisneros · National Council of La Raza · Rosario Marin

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 and Ethics in the Public Place

February 2nd, 2009 · 38 Comments

The issue of ethics is invariably raised in this age of Enron, Sub Prime Lenders, Insider Trading, Pay to Play, tax evasion and numerous other illegal and/or ethically questionable practices. For Latinos who are acting in the public arena as elected or appointed officials and career public servants, it becomes an obligation to demonstrate respect [...]

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Tags: ethics · Government Accountability · Henry Cisneros · Seneca