Cuban Oil Drilling Won’t Prop Up Communism

Cuban Oil Drilling Won’t Prop Up Communism

Mary Mata February 10, 2012

Cuba has been in a state of nearly perpetual poverty since 1992. It’s greatest ally — the Soviet Union — dissolved over the Christmas season of 1991, leaving the island […]

Joaquin Castro’s San Antonio Strategy

Mary Mata November 30, 2011

San Antonio, Texas — Congressional Candidate Joaquín Castro has had a busy week. Just a few days ago he was campaigning in the newly created 35th congressional district, hoping a […]

Tweet For Tat Between Cuban Blogger, Castro’s Niece

Mary Mata November 11, 2011

Yoani Sánchez, the writer behind the acclaimed blog Generation Y, which details daily life inside Cuba, went head-to-head on Twitter this with Mariela Castro, daughter of current leader Raul Castro. As reported […]

Marco Rubio Lied About Parents’ Escape From Cuba

Mary Mata October 24, 2011

The story used to go that Senator Marco Rubios’ parents were forced to flee Cuba, that they were exiles, because of Fidel Castro. The truth, however, which is now reflected […]

Emerging Energy & High Speed Rail In Central Texas

Mary Mata September 24, 2011

By Zach Gonzalez & Arthur D. Soto-Vásquez Austin, Texas — San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and his brother State Rep. Joaquín Castro spoke today at the Texas Tribune Festival about San […]

The Rhetoric Of The 2012 Election Will Be About Race

Mary Mata August 18, 2011

Which Democratic leader does the 35th congressional district “belong” to? The longtime congressman Lloyd Doggett or the state representative-turned-congressional-candidate Joaquín Castro? Considering that both are essentially new residents to this emergent […]

Latino Civil Rights Figures: Sal B. Castro

Mary Mata

Salvador B. Castro was born in Los Angeles and played an important part in helping students organize during the civil rights era, particularly around the LA Walkouts. He grew up […]