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NM Governor Susana Martinez Discusses Why She Left Democratic Party in RNC Speech (VIDEO)

With the 2012 Republican National Committee (RNC) Convention coming to a close, Hon. Susana Martinez, Governor of New Mexico, gave a speech touching on her childhood in a border town to motivating future generations. Peppered with Spanish phrases such as "El sueno Americanos es tener exito," the first Hispanic female governor in history also discussed how she became a Republican. Here is an excerpt of her speech: continue reading »

Gallop Poll- 50% Of US Hispanics Identify as Independent Voters

A majority of U.S. Hispanics identify as political independents (51%) rather than as Democrats (32%) or Republicans (11%). However, once their partisan leanings are taken into account, most Hispanics affiliate with the Democratic continue reading »

NBC/WSJ/Telemundo Poll:  61% of Latino Voters for Obama, 27% for Romney

According to the first national NBC News/WSJ/Telemundo poll, 61 percent of Latino registered voters consulted would cast their ballots for President Obama and 27 percent for Mitt Romney. The poll, the first in a series of surveys of Latino respondents to be produced by NBC News, The Wall Street Journal and Telemundo, also revealed a 61 percent approval rating for Barack Obama (compared with 48 percent of all Americans in the recently released NBC/WSJ poll). continue reading »

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

While Latino organizations point to Texas as a state where election results will be determined by Hispanics, the two Democrats vying to represent El Paso in Congress say that what they believe most important are border issues, apart from any ethnic differences. continue reading »

President Obama to Deliver Speech At NALEO Conference

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) announced today that President Barack Obama will address the nation’s Latino leadership at the organization’s 29th Annual Conference on Friday, June 22, in Orlando, Florida. continue reading »

nuvoTV and NBC News Unite To Discuss Voters’ Issues in Latino Town Hall

nuvoTV, the only English-language cable network fully dedicated to serving America's Bi-cultural Latinos (BCLs), announced a programming partnership with NBC News' Peacock Productions to spotlight the critical role of Latinos in the upcoming 2012 presidential election and the challenging issues important to Latino voters. continue reading »

Experts Say Gay Marriage Will Not Alienate Hispanic Voters

The historic and politically risky announcement by President Barack Obama supporting same-sex marriage comes at a time when the largely Catholic Hispanic community is also evolving its opinion on the matter, experts consulted on the subject on Thursday told Efe. continue reading »

Model at Mexican Presidential Debate Proves Our Politics Could Be Sillier, More Sexist

Well, this makes American politics look positively sober-minded and feminist: Julia Orayen has posed nude for Playboy and appeared barely dressed in other media, but she made her mark on Mexican minds Sunday night by carrying an urn filled with bits of paper determining the order that candidates would speak. continue reading »

Romney Disingenuous to Support Chinese Activist but Not Latino Immigrants Seeking a Better Life

Mitt Romney has come out calling the US policy on Chen Guangcheng, a political dissidence, a “dark day for freedom” and “a day of shame for the Obama administration.” With such bold quotes on immigrant’s rights, you would think that he would support humane immigration laws at in the US, however, he remains entrenched in his no amnesty, self-deportation position. continue reading »

Measuring the Latino Vote State by State

There's been a lot of buzz about the latino voter influence in the november elections. Yet it's hard to really tell how much influence it will have. Latino voter registrations are super low and disillusionment pretty high. A group of political scientist have taken all of this and more into account and may have come up with a formula to to measure the latino influence. continue reading »

Chavez Pleas to Christ: “Don’t Take Me Yet” in Tearful Speech

Battling cancer, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez asked Christ to give him a longer life and pleaded "don't take me yet" in an emotional speech after a Mass giving thanks for his health. "Give me your crown of thorns, Christ, give it to me, for I am bleeding, give me your cross, 100 crosses, but give me life, because I still have things to do for this people and this country, don't take me yet, give me your cross, give me your thorns, give me your spear for I am willing to bear them all, but alive, Christ my Lord," Chavez said. continue reading »

Chavez Health Uncertain for Upcoming Venezuelan Presidential Election Oct 7 (VIDEO)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is battling what is believed to be an aggressive cancer, but he has vowed to continue running for a third term in office. The election is set for October 7 continue reading »

Hispanic Republicans to Newt Gingrich: Stay in the Race

Somos Republicans believe Newt Gingrich should stay in the Republican primary race amidst calls from few Republicans who want him to withdraw. continue reading »

A New Way to Measure the Burgeoning Power of the Immigrant Vote

Voter registration is a key measure of immigrant integration. After all, what could be more American than casting your ballot on Election Day? When measuring immigrant voting patterns, voter registration is typically defined as the continue reading »

PRI Presidential Candidate Enrique Peña Nieto “Addicted to Women” Journalist Says

Presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto is not a womanizer, but he is "addicted to women," Mexican journalist Alberto Tavira, who just published a book about the politician based on interviews with women who have been close to him, told Efe. continue reading »

Romney, Professed Mormon, Goes Against Mission of his Church

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's stance against immigration reform contrasts with the position of his Mormon denomination, continue reading »

Romney Thinks Mandatory Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients Is ‘An Excellent Idea’ (VIDEO)

Georgia’s controversial plan to mandate drug testing for all welfare recipients and other beneficiaries of government assistance got a big endorsement on Friday continue reading »

Romney’s 90s Immigration Policy Hands Latino Voters To Democrats

The 1990s are back, but unfortunately not any of the good stuff, like Tupac or tennis shoes that you had to pump. No, unfortunately the worst of the 1990s has reemerged in the form of former California Governor Pete Wilson, who continue reading »

Call to Action: Save the Child Tax Credit for Hardworking Families!

A fair economy is the talk of the nation, but some members of Congress have their ears plugged. As you read this message, lawmakers are seriously considering raising taxes on hardworking, low-income, taxpaying families in order to pay continue reading »

LULAC Reflects On President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union Address

In President Obama's third State of the Union address, the President outlined specific policy priorities for his Administration in order to make "an economy that's built to last." In last night's State of the Union Address, President Obama directly addressed the nation and put forth his plan for bolstering continue reading »