Challenges Facing the ABC/Univision Hispanic Programming Venture

In Melissa Pitts’ recent Huffington Post article “Here Are Five Ways to Turn Off Latinos,” regarding the recently announced partnership between ABC News and Univision to create a news channel targeting Hispanics, the author outlines her thoughts on what would make for a successful English language television channel for Latinos. I believe her opinions are … Continue reading

America / Foreign Policy / Politics / Rule of Law

US Allies Recognizing the Losing Nature of the Current “War on Drugs”

Earlier this week, Guatemala’s newly elected President Otto Perez Molina said that the US’s inability to decrease illegal drug consumption has left Guatemala in a position where it must consider legalizing the use and transport of drugs. He plans to raise the issue of legalization of illicit drugs at an upcoming summit of Central American … Continue reading

America / Politics / U.S. Domestic Policy

A Relationship in Need of Repair: GOP Candidates and Hispanic Evangelical Voters

Religion tends to be a delicate subject, and its place in politics can be described as such. However, the growth of the Evangelical movement has led to an increased political presence in the United States. A substantial number of Hispanics has joined the movement during its expansion. In general, Evangelicals have supported conservative policies and … Continue reading

America / U.S. Domestic Policy

Hispanic voters not flexing their muscles at the polls, yet

Over the past week the Huffington Post ran two articles about Hispanic voters and their thoughts and feelings leading up to the 2012 Presidential Election. It is widely publicized that the Hispanic population in the United States is growing rapidly and could possibly double by 2050. Therefore, one might believe it reasonable to assume that … Continue reading

America / Politics

Bridging the gap: the GOP and Hispanic voters

Thomas Schaller explores the disconnect between the GOP and Latino voters in his article on Salon.com, “GOP’s Latino problem gets worse.” Schaller notes that the Obama campaign enjoyed substantial support from Hispanic voters in the 2008 Presidential Election, and even carried the majority of the Cuban-American vote. Cuban-Americans are often thought of as a more … Continue reading