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Outgoing LA Mayor Villaraigosa Sets Sights on Governor’s Mansion

Outgoing Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said in an interview with KTTV-TV that among his plans for the future is to run for governor of California, although he did not specify when that might occur. continue reading »

Congressman Rubén Hinojosa Elected New CHC Chairman

Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX-15) was elected as the new Chairman of the U.S. Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC). Congressman Hinojosa will serve the next two years as the Chairman. He was previously the 1st Vice Chairman of the CHC. continue reading »

Latino Politicians Represented in 36 State Legislatures

Latino candidates made historic gains at the state legislature level on Tuesday, according to analysis of unofficial election results and media reports released by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund. continue reading »

An American Son: A Memoir

Florida U.S. Congressional Candidate Legally Changes Name to VoteforEddie.com

A Florida man has legally changed his name to a website URL while running for Congress. Born Eddie Gonzalez, the man now legally named VoteforEddie.com, had the change made continue reading »

GOP ‘Appalled’ Over Obama Granting Castro’s Daughter Visa, Ignores Trips Under Bush

When the State Department granted the head of Cuba’s National Center for Sex Education, Mariela Castro Espín, a visa to chair a panel on LGBT issues at the Latin American Studies Association in San Francisco later this week, the Republican response was as obvious as the Cuban LGBT activist’s relations to the Caribbean island’s Communist dictators. Her father is Cuban President Raúl Castro, her uncle is revolutionary leader and longtime dictator Fidel Castro, and the Republicans were “appalled.” continue reading »

NM Governor Susana Martinez Disses Romney’s ‘Self Deportation’ Immigration Plan

The Mexican-American Republican Governor from New Mexico Susana Martinez has publicly dissed Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. continue reading »

Chavez Returns to Venezuela, Announces Success of Cancer Therapy

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned home from Cuba after an 11-day absence for cancer treatment, saying his latest round of radiation therapy had ended successfully and he is very optimistic about his recovery. continue reading »

RUBIO WATCH:  Marco Rubio on Anniversary of Osama Bin Laden’s Death

This week in Marco Rubio's weekly newsletter the Senator from Florida noted the anniversary of Osama Bin Laden's death by reflecting on the future of the country's national security. He also called for passage of The Down Payment to Protect National Security Act, a bill he cosponsored, which stops the automatic, across-the-board cuts to our nation’s defense capabilities. continue reading »

Meet Richard Carmona, the Candidate Obama Wants to be the Next Arizona Senator

Former U.S. Surgeon General, Richard Carmona, is President Obama’s choice to fill the U.S. Senate seat in Arizona to replace retiring Republican Senator Jon Kyl. So who is this 62-year-old? continue reading »

Be LIBRE (Video)

Many of us decided to immigrate to the United States in search of a dream—the dream of rising and attaining a better life. This courageous and difficult decision was rewarded (and our nation was made stronger), but in the past few years, things have trended away from pro-liberty policies. continue reading »

Latino Candidates Step Forward for Both County and City Positions

More Latinos are filing for public office and/or for party positions in Illinois and Cook County. An important observation is several Latino politicians hold more than one political position within their communities. There are two Latino candidates who have filed for the March 20, 2012 Primary Election for a Countywide positions. Incumbent Anita Alvarez who is seeking continue reading »