Post Tagged with: "2012 Elections"

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Opinion: Will Latinos Seize this Historic Moment or Squander it?

Demographics, Elections 2012, Immigration, Latino, Opinion, Politics January 2, 2013 at 7:24 pm

It’s an undeniable fact that Latinos living in the United States are increasingly gaining political leverage. But it’s one thing to have power and a very different thing to use it to make progress, says columnist Mónica Gutiérrez in El Diario/La Prensa.

The Dream Act and the decisive Hispanic vote in the 2012 elections are the biggest Latino stories of the year. (Photo via flickr, Creative Commons License.)

NY Ethnic Newspapers Pick Top Stories of 2012

With the arrival of the New Year, several New York ethnic publications highlighted the most relevant stories for their communities in 2012. Here are some of them, coming from backgrounds as varied as Jewish, Filipino and Hispanic.

Rep. Jose Serrano said the vote means Puerto Ricans want change. (Photo by Azi Paybarah via Flickr Creative Commons)

Serrano: Vote for Statehood is ‘an Earthquake in Puerto Rican Politics’

Elections 2012, New York, Politics, Puerto Rican November 9, 2012 at 3:39 pm

On election night, an unprecedented vote took place outside of the 50 states: Almost 61 percent of Puerto Ricans voted in favor of statehood, the first time a clear majority voiced their desire to become the 51st state.

Outside Brooklyn polling site. Election day, November 6. 2012. (Photo by Willis Arnold)

Opinion: Latinos Won. Now What?

Elections 2012, In the News, Latino, Politics November 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm

The impact of the Latino vote on Tuesday’s elections represents a coming of age for a growing community that has felt disrespected and invisible. Now the homework begins, says Dolores Prida in her weekly column in El Diario La Prensa.

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History Made in NYC Elections

Asian, Demographics, Elections 2012, In the News, Politics November 7, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Victories swept through Chinese, Korean and Albanian New Yorkers as one of their own became the first of their community to attain political office – in Congress for Grace Meng and in the State Assembly for Ron Kim and Mark Gjonaj.

Like elsewhere, Hurricane Sandy also brought down trees in the Coney Island Avenue part of Brooklyn, also called 'Little Pakistan' because of its large immigrant population of Pakistan origin. (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer via Sada-e-Pakistan)

Pakistani Press Reports on Sandy Through Election Lense

Elections 2012, Environment, Politics, South Asian November 2, 2012 at 12:23 pm

“Sandy will determine Obama’s future,” was the headline of the lead article in Pakistan Post, a leading Urdu language weekly.

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Report: Many Problems for Asian Voters in Primaries

Asian, Elections 2012, Politics November 1, 2012 at 5:07 pm

According to a new report, Asian American voters in New York and across the country found polling places on Primary Day that did not offered the required translation services and poll workers that provided inaccurate information, the World Journal reported.

A man passes by the top of a tree which was blown down by the heavy winds of Hurricane Sandy. (Photo by Skyler Reid)

Opinion: Stop Giving Wimpy Names to Killer Storms!

Environment, Featured Posts, New York, Opinion November 1, 2012 at 2:44 pm

What’s in a name? Plenty. Nobody knows what any given storm will turn into. Therefore, says Dolores Prida in her column in El Diario La Prensa, they should not give teenage nicknames to something that may destroy a city and kill you.

Mitt Romney scored points with Poles. (Photo by Fabrice Florin via Flickr Creative Commons)

Poles Welcome Romney’s Remarks On Their Homeland

Eastern European, Elections 2012, Politics October 24, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Members of the Polish American Congress welcomed Mitt Romney’s supportive mentions of Poland during the third presidential debate this week, saying their country should take diplomatic advantage of the moment, the Nowy Dziennik reported.

Young Russian Jews from the Russian American Jewish Experience organization, join the Celebrate Israel parade. (Photo via The Jewish Week)

Poll: Younger Russian Jews Less Conservative Than Elders

Elections 2012, Politics October 22, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Unlike their more conservative elders, younger Russian Jews are evenly split among Obama and Romney, found a poll conducted by the Research Institute for New Americans. The Jewish Week delves into why the older generation sides with Republicans.

Adriano Espaillat defeated Guillermo Linares after a close loss to Charles Rangel over the summer. (Photo from El Diario la Prensa)

Voices in Focus: Primary’s Winners and Losers

Elections 2012, Politics September 14, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Find the outcomes of closely-watched primary races, and races featuring candidates profiled throughout the summer by the community and ethnic press.

Feet in 2 Worlds asks: Will Latinos head to the polls this year in the same numbers as 2008? (Photo by Flickr/bedin via Feet in 2 Worlds)

Enthusiasm Has Dipped, but Latinos Could Still Swing Tossup States

Elections 2012, Latino, Politics August 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm

In a Feet in 2 World podcast, executive producer John Rudolph asks an expert about the role of Latinos in the 2012 presidential election. He speaks with pollster Sylvia Manzano, who says that while enthusiasm for Obama has waned, recent immigration decisions may reignite interest.