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Barrio Logan

May 29, 2015

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Editor’s Note: The arts, political tone, and community in general of Barrio Logan is changing, slowly but surely. Some of the visible changes is the infusion of the new cultural centers, breweries, coffee shops, and an emerging youthful energy that is helping the area to become a different and exciting place to be. Recognizing these […]

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Anti-Immigrant Politics and Lessons for the GOP from California

September 27, 2013

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Commentary: By Matt Barreto and Ricardo Ramirez According to polling data from the Field Poll, after winning the presidential election in 1980, California native Ronald Reagan raised his share of the Latino vote from 35 percent to 45 percent in 1984 while carrying 59 percent of the entire state. Republicans went on to win the […]

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The 2012 Political Scorecard: Bien Hecho!

December 28, 2012

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By Jimmy Franco Sr. Latino Point of View This past year has witnessed an increase in political involvement and a relative amount of progress on many different fronts. This growth in unity and action can be characterized as a politically energized ground game and a job well-done. The rising wave of hatemongering and divisiveness that […]

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Linda Wagner: “I will be fair and square with every decision” in the CV City Council

October 19, 2012

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By Pablo Jaime Sáinz Linda Wagner has been a senior council aide for the City of Chula Vista, and in that time, she said she has seen many things she doesn’t like at City Hall. That is one of the main reasons why she’s running for Seat 4 of the Chula Vista City Council in […]

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The Straw that Could Break the Elephant’s Back

August 24, 2012

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Commentary: By Jim Estrada It seems the United States of America’s two-party political system is undergoing a major metamorphosis. The weight of demographic change and diversity could be the straws that break the back of our nation’s second oldest political party. The Republican Party was established in 1854 to combat the expansion of slavery into […]

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Ho Hum Primary Elections

June 8, 2012

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Editorial: Despite the best efforts to make this election more appealing with an open primary and newly re-drawn districts to create fair competition, even the highly charged mayoral campaign couldn’t interest voters to turn out to vote! As of Wednesday, only 27% voters cast their vote in San Diego County. Statewide only 24% of the […]

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All Politics is Local

May 11, 2012

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Democratic Party’s Abandonment of the Core Commentary: By Rodolfo F. Acuña The fitness exercise pilates, from my limited understanding of the exercise method, works on the principle of developing “a strong core or center (tones abdominals while strengthening the back), and improving coordination and balance.” The principle fascinates me because it can be applied to […]

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Robert Castaneda for Chula Vista City Council

April 27, 2012

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By Daniel Muñoz The race for Chula Vista city council seat 3 is not your usually city council race! Not only does the incumbent have to face her challengers, but for the first time in memory a political action committee was created calling themselves “Anybody But Pamela Bensoussan.” Bensoussan ran afoul of her initial support […]

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Immigration and an African delegation visit

March 30, 2012

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Editorial: Last week we published a commentary by Sylvia Puente entitled “Immigration Isn’t Everything: The Latino Vote Will Not Be Blindly Cast.” This has been our sentiment over the many years. This point was further highlighted this week, when we sat down with a delegation from Africa which was in San Diego to learn more […]

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NCLR Lanza Campaña Movilizados al Voto

March 23, 2012

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Registrará y movilizará miles de Latinos para las elecciones del 2012 El NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) lanzó su campaña, Movilizados al Voto (M2V), uno de los proyectos más grandes del país cuyo propósito es incrementar la participación cívica de la comunidad latina y movilizar 180,000 latinos que son elegibles para votar en estas […]

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Markos Runs the Numbers: Romney’s Latino Problem Looks Insurmountable

March 23, 2012

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“There’s no way Republicans can suffer electoral swings of that magnitude and survive.” A detailed analysis of the 2012 electoral map by Markos Moulitsas of DailyKos shows that Mitt Romney’s problem with Latino voters could be decisive in the November elections. The analysis relies on recent polling, information about Latino voter turnout, and examinations of […]

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Immigration Isn’t Everything:

March 23, 2012

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The Latino Vote Will Not Be Blindly Cast Commentary: By Sylvia Puente As Latinos are projected to make up nearly nine percent of the electorate in November —a 26 percent increase over the 2008 figure, according to NALEO-the buzz around the power of the Latino vote is warranted. There is the notion that the Latino […]

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Young Doctor Is First Latino to Run for Congress in Coachella Valley

March 16, 2012

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By Ruxandra Guidi Fronteras Desk Around the holidays, the Virgen de Guadalupe Church in the town of Mecca is adorned with colorful garlands and a big stage where a five-man band plays Mexican Ranchero music. Dr. Raul Ruiz walked around the church grounds with his entourage, volunteers who handed out blue “Raul Ruiz for Congress” […]

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Politics 2012: Desesperación

March 2, 2012

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There is a fear that is being struck in the hearts of those who will vote next week and who will vote in November Perspective: By Guadalupe Gonzalez I watched the twentieth (yes, I am an idiot—twentieth) Republican debate on CNN. I had promised Diosito that I would give up politics and ice cream for […]

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Acusación a Altos Políticos de Sweetwater

February 10, 2012

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Reseña Historica, Parte 2 Por Herman Baca Sería realmente increible si alguien en nuestra comunidad en 2012 pudiera honestamente decir que, “politicamente algo esta fundamental o sistematicamente mal en nuestra creciente comunidad.” Las recientes acusaciones en el Distrito Sweetwater por la Fiscal, Bonnie Dumanis, lo deja claro. En la politica hay un viejo dicho que […]

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For Latinos in 2012, It’s Not Just About Immigration

February 10, 2012

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Commentary: By Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto  José Díaz-Balart, chief political analyst for Telemundo, had one important task during the September 7, 2011, Republican debate—to ask the candidates about immigration. Díaz-Balart asked his question, got his answer and was dismissed from the stage. The stereotype was fulfilled; a Latino asked one question and the one […]

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Liberalismo mediático

February 10, 2012

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Comentario: Por Humberto Caspa, Ph.D. De vez en cuando los medios de comunicación se meten en el ojo del huracán. El aprieto mediático tiene raíz en diversas esferas de la cultura norteamericana, pero en general su crisis tiene principio y fin en la política. A pocos meses de las elecciones presidenciales, los medios de comunicación […]

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