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Confronted on Latino issues, mayor says he ‘might have tacos’

A Connecticut mayor is facing heavy criticism after making a bizarre statement towards the Latino community Tuesday afternoon. According to The Hartford Courant, East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo was asked by a reporter what he would do to celebrate Latinos in his community after four local police officers were arrested…

Hispanic ‘Don’t vote’ advocate admits he voted

The creator of a controversial ad urging Latinos not to vote has conceded he broke from his own advice. Robert de Posada, president of the Republican-affiliated Latinos For Reform, admitted to the news station TBD that he voted in Virginia by absentee ballot. “Don’t vote,” Posada’s ad said, flashing ominous…

Republican 527 group urges Nevada Latinos not to vote

Update: Following media coverage, Univision rejects ad discouraging Latinos to vote, ThinkProgress reports After years of leading efforts to block immigration reform that does not involve severe criminal penalties, Republicans are looking for a new way to message the Latino community. They may have found it in Nevada. Attacking Democrats…

Arizona sheriff hopes ‘anti-Latino’ immigration law will create job openings

Some believe that the entire point of a new Arizona immigration law is to drive Latinos from the state but a controversial sheriff believes that the law will actually cause an increase in population. Police are now required to ask for residency papers from any person they have a “reasonable…

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