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Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto welcomes President Obama.

White House: Joint Statement between the United States and Mexico

White House: Joint Statement between the United States and Mexico

At the invitation of President Enrique Peña Nieto, President Barack Obama travelled to Mexico City on May 2-3 to discuss the broad range of bilateral, regional, and global issues that bind the United States and Mexico and touch the daily lives of citizens of both countries. Building on their positive initial meeting in Washington, D.C.

GOP governors’ denial of Medicaid expansion in their states is one outreach Latinos will take to heart — and to the polls

LatinaLista — For all their outreach to Latinos, the GOP must think that compromising on immigration reform — and to this point, no one knows exactly what their definition of compromise entails — is all that is needed to win Latinos over to their side. But they’re not looking at the bigger picture. Immigration reform

New study shows California’s online voter registration yielded surprising results that could strike fear in the hearts of critics

LatinaLista — Talk of modernizing the voting process always crops up around major elections. Unfortunately, it’s more talk of what can be done than doing it but one area that has gotten a boost from today’s technology is voter registration. A handful of states are offering their citizens the option of registering online. California is

The Voting Rights Act is a long way from being ‘racial entitlement’

LatinaLista — The yardstick used by Latino leaders to prove we have politically ‘arrived’ has been Latino voter registration and turnout at the polls. Unfortunately, that same measure of accomplishment is being used to prove to the Supreme Court that the Voting Rights Act has outlived its usefulness. Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments

New Pew report on political parties’ public approval underscores big concern for future of politics

LatinaLista — The news for the Republican Party just keeps getting worse. A new Pew poll underscores by just how much public confidence has waned in the GOP. According to the poll: 62% of the public says the GOP is out of touch with the American people, 56% think it is not open to change

40th anniversary of Roe v Wade underscores the number of low-income Latinas helped by landmark decision

LatinaLista — If there was an overriding lesson from last year’s GOP primary campaigns, it was that conservative views on abortion and planned parenthood haven’t changed from the beginning of Christianity. In fact, this issue, more than any other, is the original “zero tolerance” stand where intolerance, yet again, trumps common sense. Because of that,