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Seneca: The Latino State of the Union

December 13th, 2010 · 23 Comments

As the Yuletide approaches in the US followed by year’s end, the joy of the Latino celebration of these holidays is evident. This includes the sounds of villancicos, the stagings of the Posadas, accompanied by the season’s Hispanic gastronomical delights such as buñuelos, tamales, lechon asado, turrones and countless other delicacies from the different Latin [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Democratic Party · Economics · Education · Foreign Policy · GOP · GWB · Ileana Ros-Lehtinen · Immigration · Latin American Foreign Policy · Marco Rubio · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Ciro Rodriguez · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Solomon Ortiz · Republican Party · Secretary of Interior Salazar · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis · Sen. Mel Martinez · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca · voting trends

Seneca: Latinos and The Federal Reserve

May 1st, 2010 · 7 Comments

The only other agency of the federal government where Latinos have not become commonly employed nor have an appointed presence on the governing boards besides the intelligence community is the Federal Reserve System and its myriad components. At the national level, the Fed’s Board of Governors has only seven members appointed by the president and [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Economics · Government Accountability · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez · Rep. Ciro Rodriguez · Rep. Ed Pastor · Rep. Grace Napolitano · Rep. Henry Cuellar · Rep. John Salazar · Rep. Jose Serrano · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Rep. Ruben Hinojosa · Rep. Silvestre Reyes · Rep. Solomon Ortiz · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca

DREAM Activist Gaby Pacheco Talks to LatinoPoliticsBlog

March 10th, 2010 · 7 Comments

A few days ago, I had the opportunity to speak with Gaby Pacheco, one of the undocumented Trail of DREAMS walkers, who is on a journey from Miami to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness for the DREAM Act and humane immigration reform. Gaby was kind enough to take a few minutes out of her day [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Education · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart

Your tax dollars at work in Honduras

October 6th, 2009 · 17 Comments

I haven’t really blogged much about the coup situation in Honduras since this guest blog post Q & A from back in July, but I have been reading about the situation there in the blogs and in the regular news outlets. For the life of me, I still don’t understand why the de facto government of Honduras [...]

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Tags: Foreign Policy · Latin American Foreign Policy · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart

Seneca: Latinos and the Current Ship of State

March 2nd, 2009 · 14 Comments

President Obama has entered office and confirmed that the nation faces its greatest economic challenge since the 1930′s Great Depression. The menacing economic syndrome of deflation is rearing its ugly head. Prices are collapsing in many markets not just in housing. The current crisis is increasingly characterized as becoming a wide-spread debacle: the consumer confidence [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Economics · Education · LULAC · National Council of La Raza · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez · Rep. Ciro Rodriguez · Rep. Ed Pastor · Rep. Henry Cuellar · Rep. John Salazar · Rep. Jose Serrano · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Rep. Ruben Hinojosa · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis · Sen. Mel Martinez · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca · teen pregnancy

Seneca: Latino Rumblings in the Capitol on Eve of Inauguration

January 9th, 2009 · 15 Comments

The Richardson retreat from the Commerce Secretary nomination has left the Latinos as a whole dispirited and confused as to just how vital they may be to the new Administration after this Cabinet nomination stumble. Politico this week reported that new life has been breathed into the Latino advocacy groups to have other prominent and nationally known [...]

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Tags: Bill Richardson · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · diversity · Federico Peña · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Sen. Mel Martinez · Seneca

The DREAM Act Revisited

December 26th, 2008 · 25 Comments

Seneca’s thoughts on the DREAM Act and how it might proceed in the next Congress: Due to their immigration status, thousands (in excess of 60,000) of high school graduates across the country have not been able to take advantage of the opportunities that make a higher education a possibility. In-state tuition rates, private scholarships, state [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Education · Immigration · Kennedys · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Rep. Silvestre Reyes · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Seneca

Richardson’s gaffe and more — A comprehensive update on Latino appointments in the Obama Administration

December 11th, 2008 · 18 Comments

Here is Seneca’s latest update on Latino appointments in the Obama Administration: Bill Richardson appears to have committed a big blooper. In a recorded video being bicycled around the internet, he states in Spanish that President Elect Obama is “un inmigrante.” Plainly, this feeds the anti-Obama bloggers, pundits, critics, bigots and other enemies of the newly [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · diversity · Henry Cisneros · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · Kennedys · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Rick Noriega · Seneca