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

LatinX Voters Will be a Core 2020 Voting Bloc. Are Democrats Paying Enough Attention?

DEMOCRATS RUNNING FOR president are awakening to the reality that Latinx voters, poised to become the largest nonwhite eligible voting bloc in 2020, are crucial to their chances of winning the […]

vlanda August 1, 2019

Castro stands up for issues that matter to Latinos

Wednesday night’s Democratic debate is the last call for what Vox termed the “mega-debate.” By September, the standards to qualify for the big stage will be significantly higher, so tonight was […]

vlanda August 1, 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

Segregation of Latino Students From White Peers Increased Over a Generation, Study Finds

In 1998, the average Latino student in elementary school attended a school where 40 percent of her classmates were white. But by 2015, the average young Latino student was attending a school […]

vlanda August 1, 2019

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