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Fernando Espuelas
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Fernando Espuelas is an American political analyst. He is the host and managing editor of the national, daily "The Fernando Espuelas Show" syndicated by the Univision America Network, from Washington, DC. Espuelas is also a regular blogger at The Hill and contributor to NPR News.

A Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute, Time magazine and CNN named Espuelas one of the “Leaders of the Millennium”, while Crain's New York Business magazine gave him its "All-Star" leader award. Espuelas was also a recipient of Latin Trade Magazine's Bravo award for Internet CEO of the Year.

Espuelas has been ranked on the power lists of several major media including: CNN, Time, The Hollywood Reporter, PODER Magazine, The Industry Standard, Latino Leaders Magazine, Red Herring Magazine, Silicon Alley Reporter, Hispanic Business Magazine, Upside Magazine, Hispanic Magazine, LatinVision and many others.

The World Economic Forum chose him as a "Global Leader of Tomorrow" in 2000. In 2007, he became a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. Espuelas was also named "Immigrant of the Day" by Immigration Daily in 2008. In 2009 and 2010, the U.S. Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) included Espuelas in its HITEC 100, the list of "Most Influential Hispanics and Rising Stars in Information Technology". PODER Magazine named him one of America's 100 Most Influential Hispanics in 2012.

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Republicans in Deep Denial: Latinos Are Angry at You

(133) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 7:15 PM

Standing on the precipice of the Republican Party's demographic demise, deep in denial about the damage done with Latino voters, many right-wing analysts seek to brush away the GOP's serial attacks against American Latinos as minor matters with no political transcendence.

In the latest attempt at Photoshopping

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Western Media Has It Wrong: Israel Is Fighting a Just War in Gaza

(19) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 7:25 PM

Imagine terrorists targeting Miami. Now think of thousands of missiles raining down on Miami and neighboring cities every year -- for more than a decade. What would America do? Is there the slightest doubt that the President would order a strike to destroy the missiles? Absolutely not. One missile hitting...

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Addicted Republicans Wage War on Latino Voters

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2014 | 12:51 PM

It's an addiction. Republicans really can't help themselves -- when they see an opportunity to irritate the Latino electorate, they go for it with gusto.

Republicans have transformed the humanitarian crisis of children at our southern border into an "invasion" that must be repelled with soldiers.

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Politically Suicidal Consequences of Republican Immigration Reform Kill

(2) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 2:50 PM

GOP Congressman Steve King's Republican Party has triumphed in killing immigration reform -- and now Republicans will pay the price at the ballot box for a long, long time.

Republicans' manipulation of the "border kids" crisis as yet another excuse to kill immigration reform is as...

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Republican Immigration Failure Looks Imminent: Obama Should Be Ready to Act

(3) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 7:06 PM

In speaking with House Republicans over the last two weeks, I have not been able to get one single positive response to my question: Will the House pass the immigration reform bill before August?

Not one member of Congress I spoke to has expressed even the slightest bit of...

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Republicans Bet That Latinos Are Idiots

(258) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 10:39 AM

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) recently published an orotund statement predicated on a lie, betting that Hispanic Americans are incapable of distinguishing between fact and fiction.

According to Boehner, President Obama's recent designation of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks in New Mexico as a national monument --...

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GOP Is Taking On Water: Hillary's Candidacy and Immigration Reform Fail

(81) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 11:38 AM

The Titanic was promoted as "unsinkable." It was touted as a symbol of technological and industrial might... until it crashed into a giant ice cube with catastrophic consequences. Which brings me to today's Republican Party.

As the recent spate of Republican primaries has shown, the rift in the GOP between...

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Latinos Hold the Key to Democrats' Victory (or Defeat) in 2014

(6) Comments | Posted May 4, 2014 | 7:20 PM

The Washington echo chamber has Democrats being crushed in November's midterms. There is the history of second-term midterms, the president's mediocre approval ratings, Obamacare's hangover, electoral maps and myriad other factors cited by analysts to declare the November election effectively over.

It's just a matter of...

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GOP to Latinos: Drop Dead

(2) Comments | Posted April 25, 2014 | 4:22 PM

Breakups are rough -- regrets, pain and bitter memories. As Republicans in the House block immigration reform time after time, American Latinos get the message: It's over, don't call me. Have a nice life.

Incapable of producing even one GOP vote in favor of the Democrats' last-ditch gamble at forcing...

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Speaker Boehner: The Real 'Deporter in Chief'

(74) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 11:50 AM

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) could end deportations of undocumented immigrants today. Boehner can call an open vote of the House -- as he has done many, many times, ignoring the "Hastert Rule" when convenient -- and pass comprehensive immigration reform. Today.

Instead, Boehner has blocked all the various comprehensive immigration...

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Immigration Activists Trade Strategy for Emotion

(9) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 9:16 PM

You could almost hear a crack in the immigration-activist universe as Janet Murguia, president of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), called President Obama the "Deporter-in-Chief." Murguia has been on the front lines fighting for immigration reform for years -- she is the consummate Washington insider who...

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GOP is Blowing-up Last Chance With Hispanic Voters

(8) Comments | Posted February 3, 2014 | 3:25 PM

Tick, tock, time has run out on the ongoing sabotage of immigration reform.

Time for John Boehner and his GOP cohort to present a credible immigration reform bill to the nation. And that doesn't mean just any set of oily and ambiguous "principles," but a coherent, comprehensive bill...

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Associated Press Falsely Claims Obamacare Site Is Written in 'Spanglish'

(2) Comments | Posted January 17, 2014 | 5:58 PM

The Associated Press' recently published and factually-challenged report that the Obamacare Spanish-language site is written in "Spanglish" is both funny and pathetic. Years of high school Spanish seem to have been wasted upon these journalists.

According to the AP, "the translations [on the Obamacare Spanish-language site] were so...

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Senator Kelly Ayotte Proposes Tax Hike Targeting 4 Million Low-Income Latino Kids

(58) Comments | Posted January 11, 2014 | 5:54 PM

Looks like Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) is shining her Tea Party shoes to prepare for a possible shot at the 2016 GOP vice presidential nomination. What else would explain her explosive, morally dubious proposal to end the Child Tax Credit for undocumented workers who pay their taxes like every other...

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Lies, Big Lies and Speaker Boehner: Why the Budget Deal Fails America

(5) Comments | Posted December 17, 2013 | 9:17 AM

Exposing once again Congress's inability to function as one of the three pillars of government, the budget deal struck by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) solves no pressing national problems. It is banality wrapped in spin that will fail to convince most Americans that their government...

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Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart Becomes an Immigration Fabulist

(55) Comments | Posted December 8, 2013 | 3:05 PM

In a recent interview on my radio program, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) was agitated. Desperate to provide cover to House Republicans for torpedoing immigration reform -- the reform he once championed -- he gave a series of factually incorrect answers as to why a bill could not be...

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The Latino Face of the GOP's Immigration Reform Blockade

(65) Comments | Posted November 15, 2013 | 2:33 PM

If a dog won't hunt, change the dog. My father taught me that rule during my first hunting trip. And it holds true for members of Congress, too.

Take the clutch of Republican Latinos in the House of Representatives. While many of them seem to be decent folks, when it...

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Hubris: Politicians Overestimate America's Stability

(80) Comments | Posted November 7, 2013 | 9:08 AM

In the maelstrom of the shutdown, a debt-ceiling suicide attempt and the cutting off of nutrition support for poor people by Congress, it's clear that America's political class has unbounded belief in national stability.

What other country in the world would have its senior political leaders engage in a string...

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What's the GOP Strategy to Deal With Obamacare's Success?

(68) Comments | Posted November 3, 2013 | 7:28 PM

At some point, the Obamacare website will work. People will be able to buy insurance in a matter of minutes -- and considering Americans' dismal experience with the healthcare system before the Affordable Care Act existed, the number of satisfied customers will likely outnumber the unhappy ones. After all, ACA's...

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GOP's High Risk 2014 Election Gamble: Blocking Immigration Reform

(84) Comments | Posted October 29, 2013 | 4:28 PM

In the aftermath of the tea party's hijacking of the Constitution to effect a "shutdown" and threaten the full faith and credit of the United States, President Obama offered Republicans a deal. Pass a budget, immigration reform and the Farm Bill. Essentially, he challenged the Republican leadership in Congress to...

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