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Attempts to sow distrust between Latinos and Obama won’t work this time around

LatinaLista — It wasn’t but days after the presidential showdown between Obama and Romney that everyone — from media political analysts to veteran GOP politicians — admitted, if not somewhat grudgingly or incredulously, that Obama’s win could be credited in a very large part to the Latino turnout. Everbody knew, whether they went on the

Nation’s gun violence is a tale of two realities — one in which conservatives are out of touch

LatinaLista — Among the 23 Executive Actions that President Obama signed into law today was one in which he would issue a Presidential Memorandum to: “require federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations.” It appears to be among the least threatening of the actions for opponents of the President’s move to do

Signs on the horizon signal Latino Republicans may be the ones to save the GOP

LatinaLista — By now, everyone knows that the GOP leadership so turned off most Latinos that the overwhelming support lavished on Obama by Latino voters in last month’s election was a direct consequence of the anti-immigrant, anti-poor, anti-gay, anti-DREAMer, anti-fill-in-the-blank rhetoric that dominated the primary and fed into the presidential campaign. It’s not surprising that


Until GOP leadership advocates for party change, there’s little hope of it happening

LatinaLista — There’s no better prescription for the Republican leadership going forward than to take to heart the old saying: “real change comes only from within and not without.” There are encouraging signs already that some in the GOP party want to put this phrase into practice, but there’s only one problem — it’s not

In the aftermath of the presidential election, it’s time for Latinos to start reclaiming their image

LatinaLista — Now that Latinos have gained credibility in the eyes of mainstream media and Main Street USA by making the difference in Obama’s re-election, Latinos need to start the real work of reclaiming the Latino image. In the aftermath of the election when Sunday morning network roundtable discussions were busy dissecting, analyzing and commenting

Por fin, Latinos have finally put the Sleeping Giant to bed

LatinaLista — It’s finally time to put the Sleeping Giant myth to bed. Though not all eligible Latino voters turned out to vote — 11.2 million, according to a Pew Hispanic Center analysis — it was still enough to give President Obama the winning edge and marked, for the first time, a legitimate claim to being