Politics

The Latest: West Virginia Lawmaker Among Rioters in Capitol

The latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local):

  • Jan 6, 2021
  • 7:25 PM

Warnock Makes History With Senate Win as Dems Near Majority

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs Wednesday, becoming the first Black senator in his state’s history and putting the Senate majority within the party’s reach.

  • Jan 6, 2021
  • 9:05 AM

The Island of Disenchantment (Remember the Show! Podcast)

Hector chats with Edil Sepúlveda, co-founder of Boricuas Unidos en la Diáspora.

  • Jan 5, 2021
  • 9:40 AM

For Florida Democrats, Failure Can No Longer Be an Option (OPINION)

We cannot afford a continuation of the Republican trifecta that has controlled both chambers of the Florida Legislature and Governor’s mansion for 20 years.

  • Jan 4, 2021
  • 1:22 PM

From Protest to Power: How the Latino Vote Flexed Its Muscles in 2020 (OPINION)

Many reporters and pundits have failed to report on one of the most important trends this election—the massive growth in the Latino vote that will reshape the political landscape of our country for years to come.

  • Jan 4, 2021
  • 12:33 PM

New Governor Sworn in as a Wary Puerto Rico Demands Changes

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Pedro Pierluisi vowed to achieve statehood for Puerto Rico and fight against poverty, corruption and COVID-19 after he was sworn in Saturday as the U.S. territory’s new governor.

  • Jan 4, 2021
  • 9:56 AM

The State of Latin America (Remember the Show! Podcast)

Hector chats with Jordana Timerman, a freelance reporter and public policy researcher based in Buenos Aires, and the editor of Latin America Daily Briefing

  • Dec 26, 2020
  • 12:12 PM

The Way Forward for the Puerto Rico Statehood Movement (OPINION)

Rather than collapsing, the statehood movement is evolving and it is advancing.

  • Dec 23, 2020
  • 10:57 AM

Newsom Taps California Election Chief Padilla for US Senate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Secretary of State Alex Padilla on Tuesday as the state’s next U.S. senator to fill the seat being vacated by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

  • Dec 22, 2020
  • 1:48 PM

Biden Picks Connecticut Schools Chief as Education Secretary

Miguel Cardona is of Puerto Rican descent.

  • Dec 22, 2020
  • 11:19 AM

It’s Time California Had Its First Mexican American U.S. Senator (OPINION)

Mexican Americans have been instrumental in building California, making it the economic powerhouse that it is today. Yet rarely have our contributions been recognized.

  • Dec 18, 2020
  • 4:14 PM

Mexican President Defends Restrictive Immigration Policies

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Thursday defended Mexico’s restrictive immigration policy, which has prevented many Central American migrants from crossing Mexico to reach the U.S. border.

  • Dec 18, 2020
  • 9:57 AM

Learning the Lessons of the Latino Vote (OPINION)

Georgia will determine control of the Senate. The votes of Latinos, who have suffered badly during the pandemic, could be decisive.

  • Dec 17, 2020
  • 6:08 PM

The Most Diverse Oppressors Ever (OPINION)

I am not comforted if my bully looks like me.

  • Dec 17, 2020
  • 5:43 PM

Georgia Latino Voters Could Play Decisive Role in Senate Runoff Elections

Georgia is home to just over 1 million Latinos.

  • Dec 17, 2020
  • 5:01 PM

Mexico’s Minimum Wage to Rise 15% Over Business Objections

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government announced the country’s daily minimum wage will rise by 15% in January to the equivalent of about $7 per day.

  • Dec 17, 2020
  • 12:47 PM

Puerto Rico 2021: A Shift in Perspective, a New Opposition

Puerto Rico’s Left made significant gains in the recent general elections. This vote for decolonization and social change must be appreciated.

  • Dec 17, 2020
  • 12:34 PM

Brazil, Mexico Presidents Among Last to Congratulate Biden

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro congratulated U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, becoming the last major Latin American leaders to do so.

  • Dec 15, 2020
  • 4:43 PM

Will the Biden Administration ‘Look Like America’? (OPINION)

As much as I believe the people who run our government should look like the people they represent, I get that Biden’s promise won’t be easy to keep, even in the era of so-called racial reckoning.

  • Dec 15, 2020
  • 10:24 AM

Only Congress Can Make Puerto Rico the 51st State of the Union

It is unlikely that Puerto Rico will achieve statehood any time soon.

  • Dec 14, 2020
  • 4:17 PM

It’s Time for Democrats and Progressives to Do the REAL Work With Latinx Voters (OPINION)

Because authentic engagement is year-round work.

  • Dec 14, 2020
  • 3:31 PM

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