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Xochitl Torres Small is the Democratic candidate for the second congressional district in New Mexico, and Michelle Luján Grisham is the candidate for governor of the state by the same party.

Attorney Xochitl Torres Small has won the Democratic nomination for New Mexico's second congressional district while Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham has clinched the party's nomination for the state's governorship. 

Mark Diaz Truman: “Not everyone realizes that Latinos are behind some of their favourite games”

 03/29/2018 - 07:54
Mark Diaz Truman fundó MagpieGames en 2011 junto a su pareja, Melissa Kelly. Los dos son amantes de los juegos y querían trabajar juntos en algo más creativo. Tienen un equipo de trabajo diverso y procuran que en sus proyectos participen diseñadores de minorías. Foto: Magpie Games

Game developer Mark Diaz Truman talked with AL DÍA about the challenges of growing up as a fourth generation Latino in New Mexico and Arizona and becoming an entrepreneur in the game industry. His latest creation, "Cartel", is a role-playing game that encourages players to step in to the shoes of the narcos, sicarios, and esposas caught up in the Mexican drug war”

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Demonstrators gather at Texas Capitol to protest law prohibiting "sanctuary cities" in the state.

 05/30/2017 - 02:56
Demonstrators gather at Texas' Capitol, to protest a recently-passed law prohibiting "sanctuary cities" in the state, in Austin, United States, May 29, 2017. EFE/Alex Segura

About 1,000 demonstrators arrived from Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Arizona, North Carolina, New Mexico, Maryland and Virginia and protested with other Texas organizations to express their disagreement with SB4, which allows local authorities to question the immigration status of people who, for example, are detained or arrested for a traffic violation.

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EFE

[OP-ED]: The perils of assuming anything about the Latino vote

 05/18/2017 - 08:20
You don’t need to be a political scientist to figure out a few simple truths: In raw numbers, more and more Hispanics will cast ballots in upcoming elections -- as has been the case for the past 36 years.

At the outset of their new book, “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign,” Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes note that adviser David Plouffe prioritized three goals for Clinton to win: “It was important to have the right culture and mission, to manage Bill Clinton, and to effectively target Latino voters.”

We know how well that turned out.

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Esther Cepeda

10 Latina Warriors you should know

 02/28/2017 - 17:45
Latina activists. 

Suffragettes, protesters, speakers and leaders - from Ana Roqué Géigel de Duprey and Luisa Capetillo in the late 1800s to Mariposa Fernández and Monica Carrillo in our current times - since the beginning of the 20th century, women have had to fight for their place in society as equal individuals, in front of a oppressive masculine society and a convenient feminine one.

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Jamila Johnson and Yamily Habib

Philly and PA leaders join legal briefs in support of Obama’s immigration action

 04/07/2015 - 17:44
Commissioner Charles Ramsey and Mayor Michael Nutter. Photo: AL DÍA Archive

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Commissioner Charles Ramsey, Congressman Robert A. Brady and Chaka Fattah, organizations like Esperanza and The Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition, and law professors from Penn, Drexel, Villanova, Temple and Penn State showed their support for Obama’s immigration action.

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Arturo Varela