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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

First Two Latinas Are Elected to Virginia House of Delegates, Making History

Two Latinas, Elizabeth Guzmán and Hala Ayala made history in Virginia; they are the first Hispanic women elected to the state's House of Delegates. The two women not only beat long-term incumbents,...

Former Sex Worker, First Trans Woman Elected to Ecuador’s Natl. Assembly, Paves Way for...

She lost the support of her family at age 16. And then turned to sex work for survival. But Diane (she likes to pronounce her name in three syllables: Di-a-ne) Rodríguez...

In Virginia and New Jersey, Progressive Groups Work to Rally Latino Voters

Progressive organizations scrambled over the weekend to give Democrats a boost in Tuesday's New Jersey and Virginia elections by rallying against Republican candidates who used ads linking gang crimes to Democratic...

Analysis: Should Democrats Embrace Identity Politics to Target Latino, Black Votes?

Democrats should be worried about the race for governor in Virginia. While many Democrats assume that President Donald Trump will have a negative impact on Republican races, they have two reasons...

Annette Taddeo Wins Election, First Latina Democrat in Florida State Senate

WASHINGTON — Florida elected its first Latina Democratic state senator, Annette Taddeo, in a special election victory that gives Democrats a legislative seat held by Republicans and reflects the shift in...

Trump Says ‘No Deal’ Was Reached With Democrats to Extend DACA

President Donald Trump insisted Thursday morning that there was “no deal” with Democrats to extend protections for so-called Dreamers, but pleaded with congressional leaders to reach one, and vowed to push...

Puerto Rico’s Plebiscite to Nowhere

Don’t start stitching that 51st star on the American flag just yet. Although 97 percent of voters in a Puerto Rico referendum on June 11 voted to start down the path...

Puerto Rico Votes in Favor of American Statehood, But in a Non-Binding Plebiscite with...

The economically struggling U.S. island territory of Puerto Rico voted overwhelmingly on Sunday in favor of becoming the 51st state, although turnout was low and adding another star to the U.S....

Puerto Rico heads to polls in referendum on becoming 51st state

Puerto Ricans are heading for polling stations as the island’s fifth plebiscite in 50 years on whether to become the 51st state of the United States gets under way. The referendum is...

Trump Nominee Jovita Carranza Would Be 7th Latina US Treasurer

President Donald Trump's nomination of Jovita Carranza for U.S. treasurer would put a Latina in a spot that has been held by six other Latinas, all since the Nixon administration. Carranza had...