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Inside Illinois' redistricting battle

Inside Illinois' redistricting battle

08/30/2021By Bernd Debusmann
The Illinois House and Senate are expected to meet in Springfield on Tuesday for a one-day special session to redraw state legislative district maps for a second time.
Austin intel center said to conduct 'invasive' surveillance of Latinos

Austin intel center said to conduct 'invasive' surveillance of Latinos

08/29/2021By Lila Abed
The Austin Regional Intelligence Center (ARIC) uses technology to conduct invasive surveillance on a wide array of Austin residents.
With recall looming, California GOP takes aim at Gavin Newsom

With recall looming, California GOP takes aim at Gavin Newsom

08/27/2021By Bernd Debusmann
The California Republican Party this week filed a complaint alleging that Newsom failed to report over $3 million in interests.
"There can be a Dictatorship South of the Border of the United States"

"There can be a Dictatorship South of the Border of the United States"

08/25/2021By Lila Abed
In an exclusive interview with LPO at the historic Hay-Adams Hotel, Marko Cortés of the National Action Party (PAN) and Jesús Zambrano of the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) discussed the nature of their visit to Washington, the political persecution against opposition leaders, and the US-Mexico bilateral relationship.
Mexico's main opponent denounced López Obrador's persecution and left the country

Mexico's main opponent denounced López Obrador's persecution and left the country

08/26/2021LPO (México City)
National Autonomist Party member Ricardo Anaya accused AMLO of inventing a court case to remove him from the 2024 elections.
"Biden is the root cause of migration," says RNHA President

"Biden is the root cause of migration," says RNHA President

08/26/2021By Lila Abed
In an exclusive interview with LPO, the National Chairwoman of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly (RNHA), Betty Cardenas, discussed the RNHA's outreach strategy for engaging the Latino community and why Republicans will win the midterm elections next year.
 First Latino ever to serve on the Alexandria City Council seeks reelection

First Latino ever to serve on the Alexandria City Council seeks reelection

08/26/2021By Lila Abed
Councilman Canek Aguirre, who is originally from Los Angeles and the son of Mexican immigrants from the state of Puebla, stands out as a progressive leader focused on improving the lives of all Alexandrians.
Latino Democrats throw support behind voting rights bill

Latino Democrats throw support behind voting rights bill

08/26/2021By Bernd Debusmann
The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act is expected to meet stiff resistance in the Senate.
The LIBRE initiative believes latinos will define the future of US politics

The LIBRE initiative believes latinos will define the future of US politics

08/23/2021By Lila Abed
"I think that Governor DeSantis and Senator Marco Rubio will be reelected in 2022,", says Director of Public Affairs at The LIBRE Initiative, César Grajales.
 "For Latinos, the way to go is with Terry McAuliffe," says DLOV President

"For Latinos, the way to go is with Terry McAuliffe," says DLOV President

08/25/2021By Lila Abed
Voters will determine Virginia's next governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general. members of the House of Delegates, and some local offices on November 2.
"Maduro's government has made the poor poorer"

"Maduro's government has made the poor poorer"

08/27/2021By Augusto Taglioni
The former governor of Lara and former presidential candidate, Henri Falcón, spoke with LPO regarding the regional elections in November and the critical situation faced by Venezuela.
Texas Republicans eye South Texas ahead of 2022 election

Texas Republicans eye South Texas ahead of 2022 election

08/25/2021By Bernd Debusmann
Texas Republicans are expanding outreach efforts in heavily Latino communities such as Laredo and McAllen.
Latino vote 'critical' in Rhode Island, says Secretary of State

Latino vote 'critical' in Rhode Island, says Secretary of State

08/18/2021By Patricia Guadalupe
Nellie Margarita Gorbea is the first hispanic elected to statewide office in all of New England. If elected, she may now become the first Puerto Rican governor in the United States.
Endorsements from Latinos 'huge' as election looms, says Boston mayoral candidate

Endorsements from Latinos 'huge' as election looms, says Boston mayoral candidate

08/24/2021By Bernd Debusmann
On August 18, more than one hundred Latino community leaders publicly endorsed Michelle Wu, from fields ranging from small business owners and radio show hosts to a retired judge, immigration advocates and military veterans.

Democrats should 'tell authentic stories' to reach Latinos, says former Bernie Sanders advisor

08/23/2021By Bernd Debusmann
Junelle Cavero Harnal, a former advisor to Bernie Sanders and Head of Political at H Code, believes that an effort to explain why policies matter to Latino households will help the Democrats gain their support in upcoming elections.
Meet Baltimore's first - and only - Latina city councilperson

Meet Baltimore's first - and only - Latina city councilperson

08/19/2021By Bernd Debusmann
Councilwoman Odette Ramos believes that the city's growing Latino population will become increasingly active in local politics.
Time to end 'dynastic politics' in the Bronx, council candidate says

Time to end 'dynastic politics' in the Bronx, council candidate says

08/20/2021By Bernd Debusmann
Marcos Sierra says that ending political dynasties from affluent areas of the borough will help attract new Latino and African American voters.

"The political force of Latinos grows each year in California," says expert.

08/16/2021By Lila Abed
"In California we are 15.6 million Latinos living in the state. We are a huge social and political force, so it is very important that Latinos participate in elections," says Senior Policy Manager at Latino Community Foundation, Eduardo Garcia.
‎Re-election of Alberto Fernández in Argentina impacted by the First Lady's photo scandal

‎Re-election of Alberto Fernández in Argentina impacted by the First Lady's photo scandal

08/26/2021LPO (Buenos Aires)
‎Photos revealed the first lady Fabiola Yañez celebrating her birthday amid quarantine requirements. The negative impact on the polls could take the president out of the race in 2023.‎
Afghanistan disaster hits Key Biden Adviser for Latin America

Afghanistan disaster hits Key Biden Adviser for Latin America

08/17/2021By Milton Merlo (México city)
Jack Sullivan, the White House National Security Adviser, is exposed with the crisis in Kabul. More on the views of Mexican generals.
"The Taliban are seeking international support"

"The Taliban are seeking international support"

08/18/2021By Augusto Taglioni
LPO spoke with Middle East specialist Ezekiel Kopel about the Taliban's return to power in Afghanistan.
"There will be Plenty of Latinos Running in 2022," says CEO of Latino Victory

"There will be Plenty of Latinos Running in 2022," says CEO of Latino Victory

08/13/2021By Lila Abed
In an exclusive interview with LPO, Nathalie Rayes said that Latino Victory has a "robust list" of endorsed candidates that the organization will be rolling out over the course of the next several months.
DC's Latinos eye political power despite flat growth rate

DC's Latinos eye political power despite flat growth rate

08/12/2021By Bernd Debusmann
According to census data released on Thursday, the district's Hispanic or Latino population stood at 11.3% in April 2020, or 77,652 people out of a total population of 679,545.
New York's only Socialist candidate takes aim at rivals' pro-police messaging

New York's only Socialist candidate takes aim at rivals' pro-police messaging

08/13/2021By Bernd Debusmann
Colombian American Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) activist Cathy Rojas is only openly socialist candidate on the ballot in New York City.
Latino organizations vow to fight for political voice amid redistricting fears

Latino organizations vow to fight for political voice amid redistricting fears

08/11/2021By Bernd Debusmann
Latinos, on the other hand, are expected to be the fastest growing demographic in the country in census results announced later this week.
Redistricting may harm New York state's Latino voters, experts warn

Redistricting may harm New York state's Latino voters, experts warn

08/10/2021By Bernd Debusmann
Heavily Latino parts of New York are at risk of being disproportionately impacted by political redistricting following the most recent census.

Vaca Muerta shale output reaches level competitive with Texas

08/05/2021By Luciana Glezer (Buenos Aires)
Even with barrel prices below international values, the profitability of the sector remains high. More on the Vista case.
"There's opportunity for regime change in Cuba"
Exclusive Interview

"There's opportunity for regime change in Cuba"

07/28/2021By Lila Abed
Former Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Arturo Valenzuela, discussed the current situation in Cuba, the importance of the Latino vote in the upcoming midterms elections, and President Joe Biden's foreign policy towards Latin America and the Caribbean.
California Governor sees Latino support slip as recall election looms

California Governor sees Latino support slip as recall election looms

08/05/2021By Bernd Debusmann
The number of California Latinos who favor recalling Governor Newsom has grown over time.
"One in Five Latinos Are Behind on their Rental Payments", says UnidosUS expert.

"One in Five Latinos Are Behind on their Rental Payments", says UnidosUS expert.

08/04/2021By Lila Abed
The end of the US eviction moratorium may have a significant impact on Latinos across the country, according to UnidosUS senior vice president Eric Rodriguez.
Support rises among voters for earned pathway to citizenship

Support rises among voters for earned pathway to citizenship

08/06/2021By Bernd Debusmann
A majority of Democrats and Republicans favor a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, farmworkers, essential workers and TPS recipients.
DC's Latino Caucus sets sights on "next generation" of Latino local politicians

DC's Latino Caucus sets sights on "next generation" of Latino local politicians

08/03/2021By Bernd Debusmann
The DCLC hopes to get "multiple" Latinos elected to local office in the coming years, according to President Joe Barrios
"Latinos were undercounted in the Census," says expert

"Latinos were undercounted in the Census," says expert

08/20/2021By Lila Abed
"The Arizona legislature is trying to suppress the Latino vote because they see the trends that Latinos continue to gain more numbers and therefore more political clout," says Joseph Garcia, VP at Chicanos Por La Causa.
Spanish
Los encuestadores advierten sobre un crecimiento del voto bronca en Argentina

Los encuestadores advierten sobre un crecimiento del voto bronca en Argentina

NowBy Javier Laquidara (Buenos Aires)
El enojo con la clase política están en niveles históricos y la apatía ya se vio en la baja participación de los comicios provinciales.
Bolsonaro calificó a Biden de "izquierdista" y dijo que tiene una obsesión con el medio ambiente

Bolsonaro calificó a Biden de "izquierdista" y dijo que tiene una obsesión con el medio ambiente

08/30/2021By Augusto Taglioni
El presidente de Brasil reconoció que el tema ambiental es un obstáculo para la relación.
El procurador de México expuesto por la falta de pruebas en su acusación contra el líder opositor

El procurador de México expuesto por la falta de pruebas en su acusación contra el líder opositor

08/30/2021LPO (Ciudad de México)
El presidente López Obrador le pidió a su procurador Gertz Manero que difunda el expediente contra el líder del PAN, Ricardo Anaya.
"Si no hay una recuperación económica, la derecha puede volver a gobernar España""

"Si no hay una recuperación económica, la derecha puede volver a gobernar España""

08/27/2021By Augusto Taglioni
LPO dialogó con el investigador de la Universidad de Lisboa, David Veloso Larraz, sobre los principales temas de la coyuntura y los desafíos del gobierno de Pedro Sánchez frente al avance de las derechas
Lula le saca 16 puntos a Bolsonaro, según una nueva encuesta

Lula le saca 16 puntos a Bolsonaro, según una nueva encuesta

08/27/2021By Augusto Taglioni
La consultora XP da como ganador a Lula en todos los escenarios. La imagen negativa de Bolsonaro trepó al 54 por ciento.
Top Stories
Afghanistan disaster hits Key Biden Adviser for Latin America

Afghanistan disaster hits Key Biden Adviser for Latin America

08/17/2021By Milton Merlo (México city)
Jack Sullivan, the White House National Security Adviser, is exposed with the crisis in Kabul. More on the views of Mexican generals.
Exclusive: Biden's son sells works of art in Mexico and concerns officials linked with White House

Exclusive: Biden's son sells works of art in Mexico and concerns officials linked with White House

07/21/2021LPO (México City)
Politicians and entrepreneurs have been purchasing the artwork. The warning comes from officials linked with the Democratic Party.
Republicans push "working-class" message to reach Latino communities

Republicans push "working-class" message to reach Latino communities

07/26/2021By B. Debusmann and P. Manriquez
Senators Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham believe that Latino voters will swing right if they believe Republicans are the party of working class Americans.
Exclusive: the Pope intensifies contact with Pelosi and awaits her arrival as Biden's ambassador

Exclusive: the Pope intensifies contact with Pelosi and awaits her arrival as Biden's ambassador

07/28/2021By Milton Merlo
The speaker of the House of Representatives will leave office in 2022, according to Vatican representatives.
Special Report
Meet the White House Latino Task Force on Covid-19

Meet the White House Latino Task Force on Covid-19

07/20/2021By Bernd Debusmann, Lila Abed and Pablo Manriquez
Latinos are playing key roles in the the Biden White House's Covid-19 Response Team as it works to prevent further tragedy and get the United States back on track.
Special Report
Meet the White House Public Engagement Team

Meet the White House Public Engagement Team

07/30/2021By Lila Abed y Bernd Debusmann y Pablo Manriquez
Latinos are playing a key role in the White House's Public Engagement team, which is responsible for creating and coordinating direct dialogue between the Biden-Harris administration and the diverse American public .
This Week
"AMLO'S Strategy of Poking the Bear is Not the Best Way to Work with Biden"

"AMLO'S Strategy of Poking the Bear is Not the Best Way to Work with Biden"

07/28/2021By Lila Abed
"Statements that tend to be symbolic in nature can wind up having a real impact that nobody anticipated. Even if the Biden administration gets it, that this is just talk, it makes it harder for Biden to do things with him," says Andrew Rudman.
Republicans push "working-class" message to reach Latino communities

Republicans push "working-class" message to reach Latino communities

07/26/2021By B. Debusmann and P. Manriquez
Senators Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham believe that Latino voters will swing right if they believe Republicans are the party of working class Americans.
Bilingual outreach efforts key to securing Latino support for Democrats, Senators say

Bilingual outreach efforts key to securing Latino support for Democrats, Senators say

07/25/2021By B. Debusmann and P. Manriquez
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told LPO that "the Latino community is the future of America".
Inside Vanessa Gibson's campaign to win over the majority-Latino Bronx

Inside Vanessa Gibson's campaign to win over the majority-Latino Bronx

07/27/2021By Bernd Debusmann
Vanessa Gibson is likely to become the Bronx's first non-Latino borough president in 35 years.
Latino voters begin to flex political muscle in Georgia

Latino voters begin to flex political muscle in Georgia

07/28/2021By Bernd Debusmann y Pablo Manriquez
The number of Latino voters in Georgia rose more than 57% between 2016 and 2020.
National infrastructure plan will benefit Latinos, woo Democratic voters, says Adriano Espaillat

National infrastructure plan will benefit Latinos, woo Democratic voters, says Adriano Espaillat

07/30/2021By Bernd Debusmann y Pablo Manriquez
New York representative Adriano Espaillat believes that moves to create jobs and create opportunities in Latino communities will benefit the Democrats
Analysis

Did New York's Ranked-Choice Voting help or harm Latino voters?

07/13/2021By Bernd Debusmann
Ranked-choice voting in New York City's mayoral primary has been met with mixed reviews from candidates and voters alike.
Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister challenges AMLO and launches presidential candidacy

Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister challenges AMLO and launches presidential candidacy

07/15/2021By Andrés Wainstein (México City)
"They consider me dead, but I am still alive," Marcelo Ebrard said in a private meeting and in a clear message to Lopez Obrador, who supports the candidacy of the Head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheibaum. This is an LPO scoop.
"Bolsonaro wants to eliminate all public companies"

"Bolsonaro wants to eliminate all public companies"

07/14/2021By Augusto Taglioni
LPO spoke with Paulão, a deputy from the Workers' Party, about Bolsonaro's project to privatize Latin America's largest post service.

"Díaz-Canel has no symbolic capital and many do not recognize him as legitimate"

07/15/2021By Augusto Taglioni
LPO spoke with Yery Menéndez García, director of Hearings, Monitoring and Impact of the Cuban site "El Toque" about the protests on the island.
Spanish
El procurador de México expuesto por la falta de pruebas en su acusación contra el líder opositor

El procurador de México expuesto por la falta de pruebas en su acusación contra el líder opositor

08/30/2021LPO (Ciudad de México)
El presidente López Obrador le pidió a su procurador Gertz Manero que difunda el expediente contra el líder del PAN, Ricardo Anaya.
Lula le saca 16 puntos a Bolsonaro, según una nueva encuesta

Lula le saca 16 puntos a Bolsonaro, según una nueva encuesta

08/27/2021By Augusto Taglioni
La consultora XP da como ganador a Lula en todos los escenarios. La imagen negativa de Bolsonaro trepó al 54 por ciento.
La reelección de Alberto Fernández en Argentina entra en crisis por un escándalo de la Primera Dama

La reelección de Alberto Fernández en Argentina entra en crisis por un escándalo de la Primera Dama

08/24/2021LPO (Ciudad de México)
Aparecieron fotos de la primera dama, Fabiola Yañez, festejando su cumpleaños en plena cuarentena. El impacto negativo en las encuestas sacaría de carrera al presidente en 2023.
"Si no paramos la violencia política del Gobierno, vamos a tener una dictadura al sur de Estados Unidos"

"Si no paramos la violencia política del Gobierno, vamos a tener una dictadura al sur de Estados Unidos"

08/26/2021By Lila Abed
Los dirigentes del PAN, Marko Cortés y del PRD, Jesús Zambrano, dialogaron en exclusiva con LPO en Washington, luego de denunciar ante la OEA la violación de derechos políticos y humanos en México.
"La aplicación de sanciones desde Washington es criminal y no resuelve los problemas de los venezolanos"

"La aplicación de sanciones desde Washington es criminal y no resuelve los problemas de los venezolanos"

08/26/2021By Augusto Taglioni
El ex candidato presidencial opositor, Henri Falcón, habló con LPO sobre las elecciones regionales de noviembre en las que se presentará para gobernador de Lara.
Cristina Kirchner regañó en público al presidente Alberto Fernández

Cristina Kirchner regañó en público al presidente Alberto Fernández

08/26/2021LPO
La vicepresidenta aumentó su participación pública en la previa de las elecciones legislativas.
"Biden es la causa fundamental de la migración"

"Biden es la causa fundamental de la migración"

08/27/2021By Lila Abed
En una entrevista con LPO, la presidenta de la Asamblea Nacional Hispana Republicana (RNHA), Betty Cardenas, anticipó la estrategia del Partido Republicano para ganar el voto latino.
"Si no hay una recuperación económica, la derecha puede volver a gobernar España""

"Si no hay una recuperación económica, la derecha puede volver a gobernar España""

08/27/2021By Augusto Taglioni
LPO dialogó con el investigador de la Universidad de Lisboa, David Veloso Larraz, sobre los principales temas de la coyuntura y los desafíos del gobierno de Pedro Sánchez frente al avance de las derechas
Cuba
Two Republican Senators Break With Party Over Cuba Embargo

Two Republican Senators Break With Party Over Cuba Embargo

07/14/2021By Pablo Manriquez (Washington DC)
Moran, Cassidy Break With GOP Senate Hardliners Over Cuba Embargo.

"Díaz-Canel has no symbolic capital and many do not recognize him as legitimate"

07/15/2021By Augusto Taglioni
LPO spoke with Yery Menéndez García, director of Hearings, Monitoring and Impact of the Cuban site "El Toque" about the protests on the island.

Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar urges Biden to help the people of Cuba now

07/20/2021By Lila Abed
Representative Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL) has been at the frontlines of the unprecedented protests that erupted against the current Cuban government in South Florida. Makes clear call to Biden administration: "provide the internet and help the people of Cuba now."
Venezuela
Argentina seeks presidency of Celac to mediate the crisis in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua

Argentina seeks presidency of Celac to mediate the crisis in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua

07/25/2021By Augusto Taglioni
The government will seek the consensus of the 33 countries of the bloc. He would take over office at the Presidents' summit in September.
Maduro opens dialogue with opposition and wants the US and Europe as election observers

Maduro opens dialogue with opposition and wants the US and Europe as election observers

06/30/2021LPO (Buenos Aires)
It seeks to emerge from international isolation ahead of the regional elections on November 21. The importance of dollarizing the economy as a protective shield for the regime.
OAS
AMLO risks further alienating United States after OAS comments, expert says

AMLO risks further alienating United States after OAS comments, expert says

07/26/2021By Lila Abed
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has called for the Organization of American States to be replaced, risking further strain on Mexico's relationship with the US.
Almagro denies differences with Biden over Venezuela and attributes tensions to México and Argentina

Almagro denies differences with Biden over Venezuela and attributes tensions to México and Argentina

07/14/2021By Lila Abed y Augusto Taglioni
The OAS secretary general began to shift the Trump discourse that sought a "change of regime" in Venezuela, to conform to the democrat's view of the region.

US lawmakers urge OAS to 'support the Cuban people'

07/21/2021By Lila Abed
18 members of Congress signed a letter calling on the Commission to denounce the Cuban government.
Mexico
Sarukhán: "Diplomacy with Mexico returning to normal in Biden era"

Sarukhán: "Diplomacy with Mexico returning to normal in Biden era"

03/06/2021By Bernd Debusmann
Diplomacy between the US and Mexico is going back to "normalcy", with both sides willing to look past differences for the sake of a stable working relationship, according to Arturo Sarukhán, Mexico's former ambassador in Washington
Latam
Argentina now faces the risk of a default with China over dams

Argentina now faces the risk of a default with China over dams

08/05/2021By Luciana Glezer (Buenos Aires)
The breach of the contract for the construction of the Santa Cruz dams triggered the claims of Chinese banks for a loan of U$ 4.7 billion.
Exclusive
Can Marco Lopez become Arizona's first Latino governor in 45 years?

Can Marco Lopez become Arizona's first Latino governor in 45 years?

07/21/2021By Bernd Debusmann
Lopez believes that a strong focus on jobs and education will help him win over Latino voters and Republicans alike.
Latino Vote
 First Latino ever to serve on the Alexandria City Council seeks reelection

First Latino ever to serve on the Alexandria City Council seeks reelection

08/26/2021By Lila Abed
Councilman Canek Aguirre, who is originally from Los Angeles and the son of Mexican immigrants from the state of Puebla, stands out as a progressive leader focused on improving the lives of all Alexandrians.