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Mariachi Politics Taken to a New Level with Carly Fiorina & Meg Whitman

October 11th, 2010 · 12 Comments

“Every speech should begin with a shot of tequila.” Carly Fiorina Within the Latino community, politicians on both the right and the left have engaged in mariachi politics. Senator Ted Kennedy used to sing “Jalisco no te rajes”, and California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman launched her Latino coalition with mariachis in the background. Some politicians [...]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Immigration · Kennedys

“I’m too sexy for a suit!”

April 5th, 2010 · 11 Comments

Once upon a time, the United Farm Workers was more of an idealist union, especially under the leadership of Cesar Chavez. In the last 17 years, the UFW (United Farm Workers) has digressed and struggled to find focus as it now advocates for immigration reform and works to represent undocumented farm workers, whereas Cesar Chavez [...]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Immigration · Kennedys · Labor Relations · Latino History

Latinos & the MA Senate Election

January 22nd, 2010 · 9 Comments

This week the President and the Democratic leadership were handed a huge blow in Massachusetts with the seat once held by Senator Kennedy, who passed away in August, now going to Scott Brown, the former Cosmopolitan “sexy man.” I think that the Democrats took it for granted that Senator Kennedy was holding this seat warm [...]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Democratic Party · Education · GOP · health care · Immigration · Kennedys · Republican Party

Seneca on Obama Administration’s Latin Foreign Policy Woes

November 7th, 2009 · 21 Comments

The Obama Administration is plainly showing that its policy for South of the Border is equally as empty, indifferent and at times almost maladroit or inept as it has been for nearly a score of years. During last year’s campaign for the White House, Candidate Obama was judged to have a refreshing view of the [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Cuba · drug war · Fidel Castro · Foreign Policy · GWB · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · JFK · Kennedys · Latin American Foreign Policy · Mexico · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis · Seneca

The Visceral Reaction when “illegal immigrants” are mentioned

September 10th, 2009 · 24 Comments

Yesterday, I was able to watch President Obama’s complete health care speech before Congress. Overall, I think that he hit a home run with this address. He laid out the reasons for why health care reform is needed, how we have so few private options in many states, how unjust it is that people with pre-existing [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · health care · Immigration · Kennedys

The Country has lost an icon, Senator Edward M. Kennedy

August 26th, 2009 · 4 Comments

I don’t have much to add to all of the tributes for Senator Edward Kennedy upon his passing late yesterday, but I will say that he was an important advocate and ally of the Latino community from issues on health care to immigration to education. Some have even called Senator Kennedy an honorary Latino because [...]

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Tags: Education · health care · Immigration · Kennedys

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

An update on the Hilda Solis appointment for Sec of Labor

December 30th, 2008 · 27 Comments

While some insist that this blog only bashes Latino politicians, I would like to think that we are holding them accountable. One politician that we have “cheered on” for her positive work is Representative Hilda Solis (D-CA), a tireless advocate of working Americans. The NY Times had a decent opinion piece from a few days ago about [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Kennedys · Labor Relations · Rep. Hilda Solis