Latinos Help Turn Southwest Blue

Latinos Help Transform Southwest Blue

Stephen A. Nuño of NBC reports that the turnout of Latino voters aided turn the typical Republican fortress in the Southwest towards Democrats. ––.

” There was issue prior to the midterms that Democrats were not doingenough to highlight voters, specifically Latinos. However very early indications are that Hispanic citizens appeared in historical numbers, and in the Southwest as well as parts of the West, this made a distinction for Autonomous candidates. The midterm results additionally assisted transform the narrative: When it concerns the Latino vote, this election may be a watershed moment where the outcomes are specified more by “what is,” as opposed to “what might have been.”

Raquel Terán, a freshly elected state lawmaker in Arizona’s Area 30, said the adjustments are the very first she’s seen of this size in over a years.

” I have actually been doing this for 12 years; it’s been red, red, red. Now we are purple,” claimed Terán, that efficiently eradicated a “birther” lawful strike through a subpoena challenging her citizenship standing. “We are entering the right instructions as well as what energizes me is the base; we have a strong group,” stated Terán.

Arizona chosen Democrats to four statewide offices, UNITED STATE Senate, Arizona secretary of state, superintendent, as well as business commissioner. Texas chosen their very first 2 Latinas in Congress, Veronica Escobar and also state Sen. Sylvia Garcia. In a much-watched race for the UNITED STATE Senate. New Mexico’s entire House delegation is now occupied by racial as well as ethnic minorities and the state elected its initial Latina Democratic guv, Michelle Luján Grisham. Recently chosen congresswoman Xochitl Torres-Small took out a significant distress in an area that has only remained in Democratic hands two times in the previous 60 years.

Nevada Democrat Jackie Rosen beat Republican Sen. Dean Heller by almost 5 percent,, and the Democrats won races for guv as well as lieutenant governor, while also more broadening their power in the state legislature. Kate Marshall, that was elected Nevada’s lieutenant guv, has household origins in Mexico. Perhaps most symbolic, also further west Democrats turned when deepred< a href= "" target=" _ space" rel

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Early voting data revealed tremendous power amongst Latino citizens; there was an approximated 174 percent increase in Hispanic early ballot; ballot revealed that Latino interest in this midterm election matched Governmental year election levels.

Whereas in 2014, 37 percent of licensed Latinos showed rate of interest in the election contrasted to previous political elections, in 2018, the number raised to 55 percent.

Also prior to the midterms, 3 states that had already exceeded their overall 2014 votes even prior to Political election Day– not just early ballots– were Southwestern states, such as Arizona, Nevada, and Texas. In

Arizona, prospects like Terán collaborated with companies that represent a broad swath of the Latino area, with progressive issues that ranged from the setting to

women’s reproductive rights. Josselyn Berry is an agent for ProgressNow Arizona, a union of organizations in the state. Berry stated the coalition organizations knocked on over 1 million doors this election.

” This has actually been a long roadway, the coalition of organizations, like LUCHA, Mi Familia Vota, and also SITUATION Actionhave been expanding and registering voters for years, this just really did not occur overnight,” she stated.

Even Democrats who didn’t win in the midterms, like gubernatorial candidate David García, conquered various other Democrats in the midterms largely on the energy of these teams who threw their organizing weight behind him in the main political election.


Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., chairman of the Autonomous Congressional Project Board, said that the DCCC spent about$ 30 million to involve minority citizens, including employing minority contractors and also minority services for their engagement strategy.

In Clark Area, Nevada, Democrats targeted Latino citizens partly by setting in motion organizations with strong Latino membership, such as the Culinary Employee Union, which helped secure the victory of Democrat Jacky Rosen for the U.S. Us senate.

2018 Latin Grammy Winners

2018 Latin Grammy Victors

Blavin, Karol G and Luis Miguel. – “There is no landslide victor at the 2018 Latin Grammy Honors, dropping Thursday night(

Nov. 15 )from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. Instead, success have actually been dispersed across categories as well as designs with Jorge Drexler as well as Luis Miguel amongst the standouts. The 19th annual awards aired reside on Univision. For more, go to the Latin Grammys site. Right here are the winners: RECORD OF THE YEAR” Telefonía,”Jorge Drexler BEST URBAN TRACK “Dura,” Daddy Yankee ALBUMOF THE YEAR

¡ MÉXICO Por Siempre!, Luis Miguel


OF THE YEAR”Telefonía

,”Jorge Drexler, songwriter(





Vibras, JBalvin Label: Universal

Music Latino BEST SALSA CD

25/7, Víctor Manuelle Label

: Sony Music Latin BEST NORTEÑO CD Guerra De Poder, Quality 50 Los Ángeles Existen, Pesado IDEAL CHRISTIAN ALBUM(PORTUGUESE)Som Da Minha Vida, Fernanda Brum
)CD Caravanas


Elas Em Evidências, Chitãozinho & Xororó BEST PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE TRACK” As Caravanas,”Chico Buarque, songwriter(Chico Buarque)BEST INSTRUMENTAL CD Identidad, Miguel Siso BEST INDIVIDUAL CD Musas(Un Homenaje Al – Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos), Vol. 2, Natalia Lafourcade

BEST TANGO ALBUM Vitality Tanguero, Pedro Giraudo BEST FLAMENCO CD

Al Este Del Cante, Arcángel BEST LATINJAZZ/JAZZ ALBUM Natureza Universal, Hermeto Pascoal & Big Band IDEAL PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE ROOTS CD+AR, Almir Sater& Renato Teixeira IDEAL CHRISTIAN CD(SPANISH LANGUAGE)Setenta Veces Siete, Alfareros BEST & LATIN CHILDREN’SALBUM Imaginare, Claraluna FINEST

TIMELESS CD Mágica y Misteriosa, Claudia Montero; José Manuel

Domenech & Claudia Montero

, cd manufacturers IDEAL CLASSICAL MODERN COMPOSITION”Luces y Sombras. Concierto Para Guitarra y Orquesta De Cuerdas, “Claudia Montero BEST SETUP”Se Le Ve,

“Milton Salcedo, arranger(Milton

Salcedo feat. Amaury Gutiérrez, Carlos Oliva y Michel Puche)FINEST RECORDING BUNDLE”Diferentes Tipos De Luz,” Carlos Sadness

, art director(Carlos Sadness)BEST CUMBIA/VALLENATO ALBUM Esto Es Vida, Silvestre Dangond & BEST CONTEMPORARYTROPICAL ALBUM Vives, Carlos Vives BEST TRADITIONAL TROPICAL ALBUM A Mí Qué – Tributo A Los Clásicos Cubanos, José Alberto El Canario & El Septeto Santiaguero BEST EXOTIC

FUSION ALBUM Como Anillo Al Dedo, Aymee Nuviola BEST TROPICAL SONG”Quiero Tiempo,”Juan

Carlos Luces & Víctor Manuelle, songwriters(Víctor Manuelle feat.

Juan Luis Guerra)BEST SINGER-SONGWRITER CD Salvavidas De Hielo, Jorge Drexler IDEAL RANCHERO/MARIACHI ALBUM ¡ MÉXICO Por Siempre!, Luis Miguel BEST BANDA CD Los Gustos Que Me Doy, Banda Los Recoditos BEST TEJANO ALBUM Tex Mex Funk l, Roger Velásquez & The Latin Legendz BEST REGIONAL MEXICAN

TRACK “Probablemente,”Christian Nodal, songwriter(Christian Nodal )IDEAL ROCK ALBUM Expectativas, Enrique Bunbury BEST POP/ROCK ALBUM Geometría del Rayo, Manolo García BEST ROCK

SONG”Tu Vida Mi Vida,” Fito Páez, songwriter (Fito Páez)


Claroscura, Aterciopelados BEST CHOICE TRACK”Malamente,”Antón Alvarez Alfaro,

PabloDiaz-Reixa & Rosalía, songwriters(Rosalía)FINEST ENGINEERED CD

50 Años Tocando Para Ti, Rafa Sardina, engineer; Rafa Sardina, mixer; Eric Boulanger, mastering engineer MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR LindaBriceño BEST SHORT KIND MUSIC

VIDEO CLIP “Pa Dentro, “Juanes BEST LONG TYPE SONGS VIDEO”En Letra De Otro “(Docudrama

), Pedro Capó Diego Álvarez, video clip supervisor; Vicente Solís, video clip producer “

Cristiano Ronaldo Most Followed Person on Instagram Passing Selena Gomez

Cristiano Ronaldo The Majority Of Followed Person on Instagram Death Selena Gomez

Rosy Cordero of records that the 2 most complied with individuals on Instagram are Latinos Cristiano Ronaldo adhered to by previous champ Selena Gomez. –

–”While Selena Gomezis taking a social media break, football star Cristiano Ronaldohas become the most adhered to individual on Instagram.

The vocalist and also actress has 144,345,570 followers on the popular social media sites site while the active daddy has 144,404,284 followers, as of press time. The margin is little however there’s no real competition as Gomez remains in therapy for psychological health concerns.

Not that her social reach has ever before actually mattered to the “Shake It Up” superstar. She’s taken place record to state she does not care one bit as to just how many fans she has.

Gomez entered a psychiatric center after experiencing a “mental break down,” according to TMZ resources, after receiving a reduced white blood cell count. This is essential for a person like the young star that has undergone a kidney transfusion.

Ronaldo, on the other hand, has had an active few months with his stunning partner Georgina Rodriguez and also their kids, as well as playing for a brand-new soccer team.

In the end, social networks followers do not matter, as Gomez has actually said.

“I understand my voice is really noticeable, however I’m not negligent with
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Follow us
, she informed Elle Publication.” I’m careful … That’s my life. I’m living it the means I wish to live it.

Yet it’s concerning making a conscious effort– if I can have a minute to be with my friends, I’ll take that time. So I don’t have any of it. I had to make that decision.””

Non-Religious Latinos Are Growing In Numbers

Non-Religious Latinos Are Growing In Numbers

Jackie Mejia of mitú reports that research shows many Latinos, especially young adults, are moving away from religious affiliations. –

“As a majority of U.S. Latinos, about 77 percent, identify as Christians according to a recent study by the Pew Research Center. Of those, 48 percent identifying as Roman Catholic and 19 percent identifying as Evangelical Protestant. It’s easy to see how some Latinos may not believe or approve of those who identify as Latino atheists.

Throughout centuries, Latinos have been linked to Christianity.

This was mostly through the indoctrination of faith by Spaniards who brought over the Roman Catholic faith to the New World.

A multitude of memes, films and television shows portray Latinos as lighting a saint candle as an ofrenda, praying for El Tri to finally make it to the fifth round in the World Cup, or exclaiming ¡Ay,Dios mío! as a colloquial form of expression, but what about those Latinos who identify as non-religious or atheist? They do in fact exist and are growing larger in numbers.

According to the 2014 Pew’s religious landscape survey, 20 percent of U.S. Latinos identify as unaffiliated with any religion.

Jessica Martinez, an author for the Pew study, told NBC News in 2014 that Latinos between the ages of 18-29 are leaving Catholicism for non-religious affiliation.

Although smaller in number than Roman Catholics, non-religious and atheist Latinos want you to know they have the same strong moral compass as the person next to them who is praying to St. Anthony to help them find a parking spot in downtown traffic.

Here’s what a couple Latino atheists have to say about their lack of faith.

Eddie, 24, of Salvadoran and Mexican descent, grew up attending Catholic school until he headed off to college at a public university. When he was a sophomore in college, a debate with a Christian group on campus solidified the fact he wanted to identify as non-religious.

“After having a conversation with a Christian organization on campus and asking ‘So if a Buddhist monk lives his life along the same values as Christianity, just because he has grown to accept his faith, especially since geographically Christianity might have a smaller presence, is he destined to go to hell?’ When the response was ‘Yes, he would go to hell.’, I knew this wasn’t for me,” he said.

Eddie added after reading holy books and creation stories from other civilizations, he didn’t see Christianity as being “that special or unique to other religions of the past.”

While some Latinos such as Eddie changed their beliefs once they got older, others were raised in a non-religious household and continued their non-religious beliefs into adulthood.

One person wants others to know that religion is not necessary to have good morals.

Born in Argentina, Val, 35, said he was raised in a family that often talked about life, ethics, and history.

“My personal upbringing differed [compared to religious Latinos] because from a very early age, we were never lied to, about anything. My parents did their best to explain the world without creating narratives to simplify the unknown.”

He doesn’t consider himself an atheist, but instead just doesn’t believe in God or in organized religion.

“I just believe in life and the true evolution of earth and human kind,” he said.

While both Eddie and Val said they have family, friends and work colleagues who accepted their non-religious views, some Latinos and other members of religious communities still have misconceptions about non-religious people and atheists.

“I find few Latinos that are atheist or that don’t feel internally sorry for me for being one,” says Matias, 39, who was born and raised in Argentina throughout his childhood.

He said the biggest misconception about atheists is “that without religion one has no morals or values. It’s absolutely ridiculous and insulting.”

“I am an atheist, and while we never know exactly how we evolved, I am convinced of the absence of god and any truth in religious beliefs. Rarely do I get very negative, aggressive responses. But again, very few agree or take it seriously within the Latino community I am with,” he continued.

While views about religion among especially older Latinos is still seen in a traditional way, the misrepresentation and under representation of atheists at large in media and pop culture is bound for a change—a change Eddie is still hopeful for.

“[Atheist and non-religious Latinos] are possibly more underrepresented, but that’s what makes this time so pivotal. In so many areas, including religion, people are able to break the status quo and define what a Latino or atheist can look like,” he said.”


Latino Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients

Latino Congressional Medal of Honor Receivers

Reynaldo Leanos, Jr.

. Daniel Fernandez, 21, a Military Specialist 4th Course got on a mission in Vietnam when he as well as others were trying to conserve an injured soldier. When they came under opponent fire, Fernandez leapt over an injured sergeant as well as onto a grenade to protect others, sacrificing his own life to conserve them.

Fernandez is one of around 60 Latinos that have been granted the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest possible award offered to an individual serving in the Armed Solutions for valor in action versus an opponent pressure.

Fernandez and five other Latino receivers of the Congressional Medal of Honor that have connections to New Mexico are being honored at a display called “New Mexico Hometown Heroes: Hispanic Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients” at the National Hispanic Cultural Facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The exhibition, which opened up Thursday, commemorates their lives and also solution in the Armed Forces.

Daniel Fernandez, a 21-year-old Specialist Fourth Class in the Vietnam War.
Daniel Fernandez, a 21-year-old Professional 4th Course in the Vietnam Battle

. National Hispanic Cultural Facility The exhibit honors World Battle II professionals Personal Joseph Martínez, Exclusive José Valdez as well as Master Sgt. Alejandro Ruíz. It likewise celebrates Vietnam Battle veterans Fernandez and Louis Rocco, as well as Leroy Petry of Operation Enduring Freedom.

All the receivers are deceased other than Petry, who lost his hand when he grabbed a live grenade to ensure it wouldn’t take off and hurt or eliminate his fellow Rangers,

according to his citation.”SACRIFICED EVERY LITTLE THING”

Fernandez’s sibling, Peter Fernandez that served airborne Force for 4 years, went to the opening function. He stated he’s constantly admired his older bro, who was five years older than him, especially for his commitment to the armed force.

Many of Fernandez’s memories of his older bro entailed their childhood years because he was just 16 when his sibling was killed abroad, yet he remembers his as a daring person and somebody that loved pets.

Throughout Daniel’s remain, Fernandez remembers a discussion he had with him regarding his time during the war, a discussion that amazed him.

“He told me that he can not fire till he had actually been shot at,” said Fernandez. He remembered thinking he had a bro “that was so devoted to protecting our nation,” yet every person in your home appeared so opposed to the entire conflict.

“For him ahead home as well as tell me that’s what he was experiencing, that he could not fire till he was shot, in my mind, I practically felt as well, why are we over there?” said Fernandez.

The need to maintain these stories alive and also get a much better understanding of that these receivers were is one of things Fernandez hopes people take away from the display.

The Medal of Honor rests on a flag.
The Medal of Honor hinges on a flag.

Handout/ Getty Images”Like all various other professionals, these are people that compromised every little thing in defense of our country,” claimed Fernandez. “Currently in our lives, we require to find out to stand with each other a lot more, and also if these Legislative Medal of Honor receivers, that were around fighting for our nation, were below, I do not know what they would certainly be thinking of the state of our country and also just how split it is.”

Anna V. Uremovich, an archivist at the National Hispanic Cultural Facility, claimed it was essential for her team, which included Patrick Trujillo that helped co-curate the display, to stand for the social as well as familial facet of these take on men’s lives.

“Latinos and also Hispanic Americans have a lengthy valued practice of armed forces solution, whether they are USA born or they come from another nation,” said Uremovich.

The exhibit will get on display until mid-January.”