As tensions roil between Latinos and city officials over accusations of police brutality, Hispanic activists will press the Anaheim City Council for a way to have at least one elected Latino to represent them, leaders said Thursday.
This week, Latinos experienced their own version of "Super Tuesday."
Political parties are closely looking at Latino voting trends in swing states. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
This week, the National Council of La Raza is hosting its annual conference in Las Vegas. The group is the biggest kid on the Hispanic block. Starting with George H.W. Bush, every Democrat and Republican president and nominee has addressed the conference. This year, neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney is doing so.
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling Monday on Arizona's controversial SB 1070 anti-immigration law that some observers are calling a "split decision" or even a victory for the federal government over Arizona.
President Obama and Mitt Romney are set to make appearances beginning Thursday at a major gathering of Latino officials and activists in Florida, a moment that campaign-weary Democrats have awaited for weeks.
Because of their growing numbers and presence in some of the key battleground states, Latinos are expected to play a prominent role in this year's battle for the White House between President Barack Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney.
As Romney thinks about his Vice Presidential running mate, will he turn to a Latino? CNN's Dana Bash reports.
The first Latino president of the United States already has been born.
In Texas, where voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, politics can be brutal.
CNN's Tom Foreman tackles the increasing trend of the number of minority babies surpassing white babies in the U.S.
When presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney appears before Latino small-business owners in Washington on Tuesday, he'll address a group whose explosive birth rates foreshadow a seismic political shift in GOP strongholds in the Deep South and Southwest.
U.S. minorities now represent more than half of America's population under the age of 1, the Census Bureau said, a historic demographic milestone with profound political, economic and social implications.
CNN's Susan Candiotti profiles an East Haven, Connecticut, priest who fights discrimination against Latinos.
Cinco de Mayo -- the unofficial U.S. holiday long believed to have been imported, with celebratory beer, from Mexico -- isn't a Mexican holiday at all but rather an American one created by Latinos in the West during the Civil War, according to new research by a California professor.
CNN's Candy Crowley reports on who's in and who's not as possible running mates for Mitt Romney.
Republicans have a Latino problem. Only about 6% of Latino voters agree that the GOP is the party most concerned for their interests. Nearly half choose the Democrats as the party most concerned for them.
Modern technology has made campaigning much easier in some ways. It's now possible to raise millions in small donations through the Internet, host Facebook town halls and galvanize millions of supporters through Twitter. An ad can be released on YouTube and attract enough media coverage to make it worthwhile without spending a dime on TV time.
Is Marco Rubio auditioning for vice president -- or secretary of State?
Sen. Marco Rubio takes an internationalist view in a foreign policy speech he makes for the direction of America.
Julian Castro is not cooperating. The mayor of San Antonio knows full well what I want to talk about, and yet he is determined to change the subject to what he believes is a much more pressing story. Where I want to drag him, my friend refuses to go.
Charles Garcia talks about why President Barack Obama can win the 2012 election by a landslide.
TIME magazine's cover story, which hit the newsstand Thursday, argues that Latino voters will cast the deciding vote in the upcoming election.
Amid all the jockeying of the primary debates, President Barack Obama's 2013 budget was a breath of fresh air that underscored the priorities we should have as a nation. Sure, politicos may call it a campaign document, but even if you view it as only that, it is a much needed reminder of just what we should be focusing on.
A Latino organization demands an apology for Obama campaign manager's tweet. CNN's Maria Cardona and Mary Matalin discuss.
Condescension is never appetizing. Not even when it's wrapped around a chimichanga.
Former Gov. Jeb Bush recently argued in an op-ed that Hispanic voters will represent the margin of victory in the 15 swing states that will decide who will win the race for the White House. Is his political intuition right? And if it is, how do both parties significantly increase their chances of winning the Hispanic vote?
Charles Garcia says issues and candidates get Hispanic votes, not party lines.
On the eve of the Nevada caucus, here's some advice to Newt Gingrich: If you still want to draw contrasts with Mitt Romney over immigration, don't toss in your cards. Double down.
Responding angrily to a campaign ad from Newt Gingrich accusing him of being anti-immigrant, Mitt Romney insisted during last week's Republican debate at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville that he has no problem with immigrants.
Will he or won't he? And would it matter?
The four GOP contenders name several Hispanic leaders who could potentially serve in their administrations.
Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney fight for the key constituency in Florida. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
On behalf of all those Latino voters who have figured out that the Obama administration is the most hostile to Latino immigrants of any administration in the last half century and who are looking for an alternative, let me say this to the Republican presidential candidates: "Bienvenidos to Florida! Now, behave yourselves."
Dermot Lynch, Yale Law student, and Father James Manship, arrested by the New Haven police, discuss the officer's behavior.
The mayor of East Haven, Connecticut, apologized Wednesday for saying he would help Latinos in his town by eating tacos, a remark that sparked anger from state officials and immigrant advocates already fuming over allegations of police mistreatment of Latinos in his city.
As the attention of the nation turns toward Florida ahead of its primary election, the Latino vote has emerged as an important factor.
Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has received the endorsement of the nation's largest Hispanic Republican group.
Who's afraid of a harmless course in Mexican-American studies?
Repeat after me, GOP: "Marco Rubio will not be our savior with Latinos in the 2012 election."
Students will investigate the contributions of Hispanic Americans to U.S. culture, and what it means to be an Hispanic in America today.
Take an Independence Day tour through Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
A tour outside the casino zone in Las Vegas reveals the Latino influence in Nevada.
CNN's John King and a panel discuss GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain's surge in the polls.
As a musician and social justice activist, online social media has helped Maria Isa sell more CDs and mobilize the growing number of Latinos in her home city of Minneapolis.
The Face of Poverty
For the first time in U.S. history, the largest single group of poor children in any racial or ethnic category is Hispanic, according to a new survey.
Robert Traynham and James Peterson on the challenges facing the President oin the African American community.
Republicans lack the leadership to put comprehensive immigration reform back to the table, President Barack Obama said Wednesday during an online roundtable about issues in the Hispanic community.
Actor Edward James Olmos wishes he could trace his family's Mexican history back 100,000 years, but he'll have to settle for 1930 for now.
In the middle of the massive effort to protect New Yorkers from the effects of Hurricane Irene last month, a colorful moment gave people an amusing opportunity to laugh and joke. It was New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's efforts to communicate with Spanish-speaking New Yorkers in their own language.
Leaders say the dramatic growth in Latino voting power will be decisive in 2012's elections. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
When you refuse to acknowledge a group of people in all their nuances and complexities, or depict them as predictable and one-dimensional, or dictate for them a code of acceptable behavior, it is a blatant sign of disrespect.
Students will investigate the contributions of Hispanic Americans to U.S. culture, and what it means to be an Hispanic in America today.
CNN's Don Lemon interviews members of the Tampa Tea Party prior to Monday's candidate forum.
For politicians seeking public office, a stop at the iconic Cafe Versailles is a must.
In the same way Hispanics have become an important political voice, so it goes with Hollywood and moviegoing.
I'm in a mixed marriage. My wife is Mexican and I'm Mexican-American.
CNN's Ed Lavandera reports on the redistricting battle that is brewing in Texas.
Armed with fresh census data, Latinos around the country are flexing their political muscle. From state legislatures to Congress, the Hispanic vote is getting a voice.
As Republicans gear up for Monday's presidential debate in New Hampshire, some conservative Hispanics say they'll be watching closely -- and they're hoping to see more than the current field of candidates has offered so far.
The largest gathering of Latino elected officials in the United States projects a record number of Hispanic voters in next year's election.
By now, people in the United States and elsewhere in the world are familiar with the Tea Party, but there's a new social movement on the political block -- it's called the "Tequila Party," and its leaders say the group is serving as a wake-up call to the Latino voting bloc.
As the run-up to the 2012 U.S. elections gains momentum, Hispanic Americans may prove to be an especially influential political force. According to a new report, the political mobilization of U.S. Hispanics is an increasingly mobile (as in cell phones) phenomenon.
When President Obama sat down at the White House with a Texas television station Monday, one of the four interviews he did with local TV reporters, he may have also raised speculation that Democrats think solidly red Texas might be in play in 2012.
Marcelino Garcia's three-decade journey from illegal immigrant to successful businessman has unfolded against an unlikely backdrop -- the deeply conservative state of Oklahoma.
New census figures show Hispanics have surpassed American Indians as the largest minority group in Oklahoma.
Florida's Senator-elect Marco Rubio says it would be a "mistake" to assume the U.S. is entering a Republican era.
We don't know who will be the Republican nominee for president next year. But we do know who stands a good chance of being the Republican nominee for vice president: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
President Barack Obama took to the Spanish-language network airwaves Monday to discuss challenges in educating Hispanics students.
The growing Hispanic population in the United States has reached a new milestone, topping 50 million, or 16.3% of the nation, officially solidifying its position as the country's second-largest group, U.S. Census Bureau officials said Thursday.
The United States is becoming an Hispanic country. And it's happening much faster than anyone expected.
Hispanics in the United States are less likely than whites to access the internet, have a home broadband connection or own a cell phone, according to a study by the Pew Hispanic Center released Wednesday.
Americans are horribly divided over the legacy of our 43rd president: George W. Bush. These factions locked horns when Bush was in office, and they're at it again this month now that Bush has released "Decision Points," a memoir of his personal and political life.
Gabriela Martinez always spent a lot of time in bed, and she rarely laughed, or even spoke. For decades, her family shrugged off this unusual behavior as nervios, or "nerve problems."
Latinos in the United States are divided over a host of issues, including what to do about unauthorized immigrants, a reflection of the national political controversy over illegal immigration, a national study released Thursday finds.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed an executive order that updates and enhances a 1990 presidential initiative intended to boost education for Hispanic students.
There have been a number of stories recently about California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, her former housekeeper (an illegal immigrant) and the possible electoral fallout.
Latino support for Democratic candidates remains strong, with 65 percent of registered Hispanic voters saying they plan to vote for the Democrat in their congressional district in next month's midterm elections, the Pew Hispanic Center said in a report Tuesday.
Barry Broome of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council talks about the economic impact of Arizona's immigration law.
Jairo Tellez's seafood distribution business is a family affair. In the industrial warehouse that houses J and V Mariscos on the west side of Phoenix, his wife, Vicki, and four of his seven children load trucks, take phone calls, enter data and help care for his infant grandson, who has a playpen in Tellez's office.
President Obama explains why he believes the immigration system needs to be overhauled and lays out his plan to do it.
Each election cycle is dubbed "the year" -- a time when Latinos will show up at the polls in droves and transform the political landscape.
It's wrong to mischaracterize an entire group of Americans in an effort to prevent members of a culturally related group from ever having a chance at sharing in the American dream.
When she was about 8, Frida Sepulveda developed dark folds of skin around her neck. It's a well-known warning sign of type 2 diabetes.
Watch some of the countless stories unfolding among the fastest growing population in the U.S.
Have you ever seen 47 million people hold their breath and hope for the best?
Lorena Garcia is a successful businesswoman driven by a passion to cook and communicate.
Chile rellenos have replaced fish as the main draw for one Catholic Church in St. Louis, Missouri.
"I'll take two chili, uh..." a hungry customer stammers at the front of a two-hour-long line. "Chile rellenos," the money-handler trills back in perfect Spanish. This is not a trendy Tex-Mex restaurant; and it's more than 1,000 miles from the Mexican border.
Both parties make concerted efforts to reach out to the growing Latino population. CNN's Jessica Yellin reports.
Across America, the Latino population is growing, and it is now the largest minority group in the country. Latino voices are being heard, and their economic impact is being felt in the marketplace, which is good for the whole of the nation.
Just about any celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) will highlight the diversity among Hispanics.
Perez Hilton is a celebrity blogger who dishes out the latest Hollywood gossip, but there's something about his personal life you may not know.
David Iglesias, the former U.S. attorney for New Mexico, is a cautionary tale for young Hispanics who think the road to political power leads through the Republican Party.
The NFL has spent a lot of time and money taking mighty swings at the multi-billion dollar Hispanic market. The result? It's been as if the league has been blindfolded, spun around in circles, and told to hit a piñata with one-hand tied behind its collective back.
The Republican Party risks further alienating Hispanic voters if it challenges the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor, who would become the first Hispanic, and the third woman, on the Supreme Court, political analysts say.
Cecilia Lopez, a student who is the first person from her family to go to college, sees something of herself in the first Hispanic woman to be nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court.
She had many plans for the future: to go to college, start a career, meet the man of her dreams, raise a family -- when the time was right.
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