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Entries by Janell Ross from 09/2012

Latino Vote 2012: A Late-Night GOP Convention Infomercial And Challenge For Democrats

Posted 09.01.2012 | Latino Voices

After American Idol Taylor Hicks and his harmonica but before Clint Eastwood’s older man with unruly hair and an empty chair routine, Republican con...

Guerra contra las drogas en Texas tiene versiones contradictorias

Posted 09.04.2012 | Voces

Todo empieza con el sonido inequívoco de un helicóptero y con el de agentes de la ley comunicándose por radio. Han avistado a un grupo de hombr...

On Drug War Violence Along Texas Border, Testimonials And Data Differ (VIDEO)

Posted 09.04.2012 | Latino Voices

It starts with the unmistakable sounds of a helicopter and law enforcement officers communicating via radio. A group of men in an inflatable raft ...

Julián Castro Delivers DNC Keynote, Prompting Comparisons To Ted Cruz, GOP Rising Star

Posted 09.05.2012 | Latino Voices

When Julián Castro took the stage at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night, there were probably few in the arena or watching on TV who did...

Michelle Obama's DNC Message To Democrats Of Color: Roll Up Your Sleeves

Posted 09.05.2012 | Black Voices

Charlotte, N.C. -- Fresh off her barn-burner convention speech Tuesday night, First Lady Michelle Obama made an appeal Wednesday to the varied constit...

Coordinadores de campaña latinos de Obama: pocos pero poderosos

Posted 09.06.2012 | Voces

El tintineo de los vasos, las órdenes de bebida y los sonidos de hombres y mujeres que intercambian sus tarjetas de visita y sus nombres de Twitter s...

Obama's Latino Bundlers A Small But Potent Force In The 2012 Campaign

Posted 09.06.2012 | Latino Voices

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The din of clinking glasses, drink orders and the sounds of men and women exchanging business cards and Twitter handles spilled dow...

DNC Marks Dream Activists' Entrance Into The Political Mainstream

Posted 09.06.2012 | Latino Voices

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In 2010, Gaby Pacheco was a frustrated college student planning a 1,055-mile protest walk from Florida to Washington, D.C. The l...

Latino Voters 2012: Sleeping Giant Unlikely To Turn Population Growth Into Power In November

Posted 09.08.2012 | Latino Voices

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The facts, the figures and the story of America’s “sleeping giant” are, by now, well known. The nation’s 50 million La...

Voto latino: Gigante dormido pero poco probable que despierte

Posted 09.11.2012 | Voces

CHARLOTTE N.C.- Los hechos, las cifras y la historia del “gigante dormido” de Estados Unidos, a estas alturas, es bien conocida. Los 50 millon...

Spanish-Language Congressional Debate In Texas Race Highlights Politics Of Population Change

Posted 09.11.2012 | Latino Voices

In the race to represent Texas’s 23rd Congressional District, an area that stretches about 550 miles from San Antonio to El Paso, Republican incumbe...

Study: Non Latinos Buy Into Stereotypes About Hispanic Americans

Posted 09.12.2012 | Latino Voices

Large and surprising shares of non-Latino Americans embrace and fully believe a whole host of stereotypes that, in their minds, render the nation’s ...

Chicago City Council Passes 'Welcoming City Ordinance' To Protect Undocumented Immigrants

Posted 09.13.2012 | Latino Voices

The Chicago City Council approved an ordinance Thursday that aims to prevent some undocumented immigrants from being detained or deported by federal i...

Estereotipos dominan imagen sobre hispanos en EE.UU.

Posted 09.14.2012 | Voces

Sectores grandes y sorprendentes de estadounidenses no latinos aceptan y están convencidos de una serie de estereotipos que, a su parecer, convierten...

Cecilia Aldana: Conservative Small Business Owner Stars In Swing State Ad Promoting GOP Policy Points

Posted 09.15.2012 | Latino Voices

Three weeks after small business owner speeches at the Republican National Convention turned into a fact checker’s bonanza, a right-leaning organiz...

Latino Voter Outreach Breaks New Ground, Putting Obama Ahead

Posted 09.17.2012 | Latino Voices

President Barack Obama promised but failed to overhaul immigration during the last four years, and Latino unemployment has left many families in disma...

Pennsylvania Voter ID Neither Easy Nor Free

Posted 09.18.2012 | Latino Voices

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday kicking a challenge to the state's new voter ID law back to a lower court that already approved it ma...

En la conquista del voto latino, Obama se encuentra en la delantera

Posted 09.19.2012 | Voces

El Presidente Barack Obama fracasó en su promesa de cambiar el sistema de inmigración durante los últimos cuatro años, y el desempleo entre los la...

Latino Poverty Declines Slightly, Only Ethnic Or Racial Group To Register Improvement In Latest Census Bureau Report

Posted 09.19.2012 | Latino Voices

Little in the nation’s annual tabulation of disadvantage released by the Census Bureau last week can be described as encouraging. But, there was one...

Univision Candidate Forum Ratings May Change Network And Future Elections

Posted 09.21.2012 | Latino Voices

For the audience usually glued to Univision at 10 p.m. EDT, the question of the hour is will Daniel and Camila -- a pair of star-crossed lovers played...

Mitt Romney's Popularity With Latino Voters Declines As Campaign Pursues Aggressive Outreach

Posted 09.25.2012 | Latino Voices

Last week, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's aggressive pursuit of Latino voters kicked into a higher gear. After taking his standard m...

Robert De Posada Tells Latino Voters: Vote For Third Party Or Don't Vote At All

Posted 09.25.2012 | Latino Voices

The way that Robert de Posada, a Virginia-based conservative political operative, tells it, he was in a rush. De Posada needed to cut the 2010 ad ...

Voto latino: la campaña de Romney es optimista pese a las encuestas

Posted 09.25.2012 | Voces

La semana pasada comenzó la etapa decisiva de la campaña electoral del candidato presidencial republicano Mitt Romney entre los votantes latinos, de...

New Mexico Voter Purge Tests Voter Psyche, May Suppress Turnout

Posted 09.27.2012 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- At New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran's Santa Fe office so many registered voter postcards arrive daily in the mail that four staf...

Consejo de Robert De Posada a los latinos: voten por un tercer partido o mejor no voten

Posted 09.27.2012 | Voces

Según cuenta Robert de Posada, un operador político conservador con sede en Virginia, tenía prisa. De Posada necesitaba reducir un anuncio que ...