Democrats are trying to figure out how to get Latino votes, again.

June 11, 2019

Food

Recipe: Poblano Potatoes, Papas con Rajas

Papas Con Rajas, Poblano Potatoes, are creamy because of the waxy potatoes and lush because, well, roasted chiles Poblanos are always lush.  This recipe, brings together the traditions of Peru […]

vlanda January 30, 2019

Appalachia has a booming Hispanic business and population — and its growing food scene is making an impact

From strip malls to historic downtown landmarks, buildings across Appalachia today are telling stories of a changing region. Former nail salons, once-stately banks and empty storefronts are beginning fresh chapters […]

vlanda August 1, 2018

Politics

Latino leaders sound alarms over mobilizing Latino voters in 2020

Democratic presidential candidates are squandering a critical early opportunity to mobilize Latino voters ahead of 2020, potentially easing Donald Trump’s path to reelection, according to leading Latino political operatives in battleground […]

vlanda June 11, 2019

Texas quinceañeras to offer voter registration at their coming of age parties

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A Texas-based nonprofit is aiming to bolster the Latino vote by offering young women the opportunity to hold voter registration booths at their quinceañeras. And they already have […]

vlanda May 17, 2019

NewsTaco Podcast Network

Dieciocho, Episode 14, Memorial Day 2018, Latino Vietnam Veterans, Tomas Summers Sandoval

This is a special edition of DIECIOCHO. On this Memorial Day I talk with Prof. Tomas Summers Sandoval about his work collecting the oral histories of Latino Vietnam veterans. We talk about […]

vlanda May 28, 2018

DIECIOCHO Podcast: Hispanic Heritage Month: Why We Should Stop Saying We’re a Nation of Immigrants

We’re not a nation of immigrants, we’re an immigrant nation, and there’s a big difference between the two. This 2017 edition of Hispanic Heritage Month is a good time to […]

vlanda September 18, 2017

Well Being

Latino Health Paradox is a Laughing Matter

High-quality conversations and laughter may contribute to longer life expectancy in Latinx populations in the United States, according to a new study in PLosONE by the University of Connecticut.  Researchers sought to explain […]

vlanda May 17, 2019

Denver Public Schools threatened to report striking teachers to immigration

DENVER — Denver Public Schools apologized Thursday for telling teachers working on immigration visas that they would be reported to immigration officials if they went on strike. The letter to […]

vlanda January 25, 2019