Post Tagged with: "Latino political participation"

Roosevelt Avenue is the epicenter of Latino life in Queens. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latinos in Queens: Much Diversity, Little Political Clout

In the News, Latino, Politics, Queens September 16, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Although Latinos in Queens make up 28 percent of the borough’s population, their local and state government representation appears to have stalled, El Diario reports.

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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.

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Setting Sights on a Latino Mayor

Demographics, In the News, Latino, Politics December 11, 2012 at 2:16 pm

In a five-part series for City Limits, journalist Ed Morales looks at the variables that impact Latino political power in the ever-changing demographic landscape of New York.

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.

Juan Baten's daughter Daisy will now receive $300,000 from the owner of Tortilleria Chinantla, where her father Juan Baten was killed in the dough mixer January 2011. (Photo by Meredith Hoffman / DNAinfo)

Voices in Focus: $300K Settlement in Tortilla Factory Death

History, Politics June 13, 2012 at 1:52 pm

A settlement in the death of a Guatemalan tortilla factory worker who fell into a dough mixer in 2011; more attention to the issue of Korean “Comfort Women” following the controversy over a monument in New Jersey; and views on young Latino political participation from both the left and the right.