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Mario Diaz Balart

The American Missile In Cuba Is A Pro-Embargo Charade

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 01.14.2017 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

The story on the front page of the Wall Street Journal about the American missile that allegedly ended up in Cuba, lost in Air France's baggage, speaks poorly of the Department of Defense. Not everything that comes out wrong from the Pentagon is a product of espionage or ill-will. Negligence does exist.

Jonathan Cohn

Republicans' Constituents Would Bear Brunt Of Obamacare Reversal | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

House Republicans have been cheering on the lawsuit currently before the Supreme Court that, if successful, would cut off Affordable Care Act tax cred...

Laura Bassett

Marco Rubio And Five Members Of Congress Voted For Florida's 'Scarlet Letter' Adoption Bill | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R) was among the Florida state legislators who voted for the so-called "Scarlet Letter" law in 2001 that required single mothers to ...

Mario Diaz-Balart Wins Reelection

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) won his re-election race on Tuesday. Diaz-Balart was first elected to Congress in 2002. See more on the midterm ...

The Inside Story Of Immigration Reform's Year-Long March To Death

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

Every now and then the stars align for the passage of monumental legislation. An election creates a mandate, a party decides it needs to change, a vot...

Beyoncé, Jay Z Cuba Trip Cleared By Treasury Department

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics

Celebrity power duo Beyoncé and Jay Z were heavily criticized in April 2013 by pro-Cuban democracy activists and GOP lawmakers over their trip to Cub...

Elise Foley

Mario Diaz-Balart Concedes Defeat On Immigration, For Now | Elise Foley | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the biggest Republican supporters of comprehensive immigration reform in the House has finally given up. Rep. Mario Diaz-Bala...

Cuba & the U.S: The Case Against the Cuban Embargo

Adrian Brito | Posted 06.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Adrian Brito

How come we do business with some of the world's most authoritarian regimes with the worst human rights' records on the planet, yet we keep insisting that the Cuban embargo should be kept in place solely on moral grounds?

Immigration Reform Is Counting on House Republicans More Than Ever in 2014

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Jose Antonio Tijerino

The question as we start a fresh new year is which courageous Republicans in the House will step up and champion immigration reform in 2014, at great political risk in doing the right thing for America?

Immigration Reform Is Delayed, Not Defeated

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Alex Nowrasteh

It's disappointing that immigration reform is delayed until at least 2014. But delay does not mean defeat. Immigration reforms have been passed in election years before, and if political ideology and political self-interest play any role, it can happen again.

The Latino Face of the GOP's Immigration Reform Blockade

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

More broadly, for Latinos across this country, immigration reform is a touchstone issue, and has become less about the impact to their own families and more a proxy for how they're treated -- respected -- in the U.S.

Here Are The Twitter Handles Of Florida Reps Who Voted For Shutdown

Posted 10.01.2013 | Miami

After Congress failed to reach a spending agreement Monday night, the United States government is now partially shut down -- meaning about 800,000 fe...

Now It Is Not the Time to Change the 1966 Cuban Adjustment Act

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 09.08.2013 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

The only danger to the Cuban Adjustment Act is Marco Rubio, and Mario Diaz-Balart's reckless rhetoric about the Act. By opening a congressional debate about the statute, they have become the disease they pretend to cure.

Lincoln Gabriel Diaz-Balart Dead At 29

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.20.2013 | Latino Voices

Lincoln Gabriel Diaz-Balart, nephew of U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), died Sunday at the age of 29, The Miami Herald reports. Diaz-Balart was t...

Elise Foley

House Immigration Group Finally Reaches Reform Deal | Elise Foley | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group in the House has come to an agreement on principles for a comprehensive immigration reform bill, members said on Thur...

Which Party Will Win Florida's Latino Voters?

Sun Sentinel | Anthony Man | Posted 07.12.2013 | Miami

Democrats and Republicans who disagree on just about everything are in sync on one subject: If they want to win Florida's governorship next year or th...

Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Me: Our Trips to Cuba

Isabel Kaplan | Posted 06.13.2013 | World
Isabel Kaplan

Not one to be left out of the discussion, Jay-Z just dropped a new track called "Open Letter" (produced by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz) in which he discusses his recent trip to Cuba. He raps: "I'm in Cuba, I love Cubans/ This talk about Communism is so confusing." I feel ya, Jay-Z.

GOP Lawmakers Seek Details On Jay Z, Beyonce Move

Reuters | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

April 6 (Reuters) - Two Republican members of Congress have asked the U.S. Treasury Department for information on what type of license American pop ...

Elise Foley

Congress To White House: Let Us Write Immigration Bill | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) and Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), two of the lawmakers working across the aisle on immigration reform, said ...

Elise Foley

Latino Strategist: I 'Pray And Hope' Romney Won't Talk Immigration In Speech | Elise Foley | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

Latino politicians and operatives had some advice on Wednesday for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney: Don't talk about immigration during the Thurs...

When Will (Some) Democrats Learn?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

I know the Obama campaign gets it, otherwise they wouldn't be where they are now, running ahead of their opponent for a second term in the White House. For that I'm thankful. But today we learned that there are still some Democrats who don't get it.

No More Statues of Che

Matt Brady | Posted 09.16.2012 | World
Matt Brady

The Galway City Council scuttled plans to erect a statue to Ernesto "Che" Guevara, but the very idea is repulsive to those who know about Guevara's crimes.

Carlos Harrison

Was Your IKEA Furniture Made In A Cuban Prison? | Carlos Harrison | Posted 05.09.2012 | Latino Voices

The flap is heating up over allegations that IKEA used Cuban political prisoners to make furniture. A bipartisan group of ranking Hispanic members ...

Carlos Harrison

The Pope's Visit To Havana Draws Ire Of Cuban-American Hardliners | Carlos Harrison | Posted 03.30.2012 | Latino Voices

MIAMI, Fla. -- Let the controversy begin. Pope Benedict XVI’s three-day visit to Havana, Cuba this week is already drawing scathing criticism from C...

Cristina Costantini

Latino Republicans Abandon Key 'Latino Issues' To Endorse Romney In Florida | Cristina Costantini | Posted 03.27.2012 | Latino Voices

As GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney gears up for the Florida primary, he has garnered endorsements from a few of the state's key Hispanic politi...