In case you have missed it, President Obama is scheduled to visit Puerto Rico tomorrow. He becomes the first President since John Kennedy to visit the island (aka the US’s colonial possession). Already the locals are criticizing his visit. You can read more about that here. Speaking of Obama, last week his campaign hired a [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Puerto Rico'
June 13th, 2011 · 7 Comments
December 5th, 2008 · 11 Comments
Seneca, our Washington, D.C. contributor, has an update on the latest Latino appointments in the Obama administration. There’s a lot of history here. Read and learn! Gov Bill Richardson’s appointment (after having been derailed from becoming the first Latino Secretary of State) for the Secretary Commerce demonstrates that President-Elect Obama will continue the tradition of [...]
Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Carlos Gutierrez · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · diversity · Federico Peña · GWB · Iraq War · Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez · National Council of La Raza · Puerto Rico · Sen. Mel Martinez · Seneca
November 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments
I’m a little late to the party on this one, but Mayor Villaraigosa’s ex-squeeze, Mirthala Salinas, is pregnant, and she seems happy working at a local AM Spanish language radio station in Los Angeles. She certainly kicked up a lot of dust for reporting on the mayor’s failed marriage, while involving herself with him at the [...]
Tags: Abortion rights · Antonio Villaraigosa · Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · GWB · Hillary Clinton · Mirthala Salinas · Puerto Rico · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Sen. Robert Menendez · voting trends
May 31st, 2008 · 5 Comments
Tomorrow the gente from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico vote in the Democratic Primary. Hillary Clinton leads in the polls there and has the advantage of representing the largest group of Puerto Ricans living off the island in NY. She also has the advantage of singer Ricky Martin’s endorsement this week, but I don’t [...]
February 13th, 2008 · 3 Comments
It looks like the winds of change are blowing toward the Caribbean. Puerto Rican Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila endorsed Senator Obama today citing the senator’s commitment to the island. There are 55 apportioned delegates and 8 superdelegates from the Island of Puerto Rico, but Island residents can’t vote in the general election. How’s that for disenfranchisement?