-- by Sabrina Siddiqui, The Guardian (UK):
In the aftermath of defeat in the 2012 presidential race, the Republican party’s mandate was clear: make inroads with Latino voters, the fastest-growing bloc of the American electorate, or face the consequences at the ballot box.
On Thursday, Donald Trump will instead formally accept the Republican nomination for president at the party’s convention in Cleveland with record-low approval ratings from Latino voters.
-- by Ed O'Keefe, The Washington Post:
In a first, the nonpartisan U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, saying it believes that Donald Trump's campaign is "the antithesis of American values."
The business group represents hundreds of businesses ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to family-run shops across the country. Several members of the organization's board of directors are prominent Republicans.
-- by Priscilla Alvarez, The Atlantic:
Take a walk down Vermont Avenue in Washington, D.C., and you might run into an advertisement that reads: “HOPE.” Look a little closer, and in smaller type, it continues: “...wasn’t enough. It took Univision.” In other words, President Obama (HOPE) needed Univision and its audience to win his election—something that, in 2016, anyone running for office might want to keep in mind. But in case that wasn’t totally clear, the next line of the ad touts its ability to reach “persuadable voters.”
-- by Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News:
Latino groups and their leaders were criticizing Republicans' presentation of immigrants following the party's first day of its political convention.
The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a coalition of 40 Latino groups, presented its positions and priorities on issues for the community on Tuesday near the arena where the GOP convention is being held.
-- from the New York Post editorial board:
-- by Casey Quinlan, ThinkProgress:
A proposed textbook about Mexican-American history that would be read by Texas high school students is filled with inaccuracies and stereotypes about Mexican Americans, said a coalition of educators opposing the publication of the textbook.
-- by Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News:
Ileana García, who created Latinas for Trump to express "freedom" and counter antagonism against Hispanic supporters of Donald Trump, was hired recently by the Trump campaign and is spending the week at the Republican National Convention to act as a liaison with Latino media, she said Sunday.
The convention officially opens Monday but media, organizers and others have been here for a week and their numbers were growing Sunday night.
-- a Chicago Tribune editorial by Achy Obejas:
As Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren fire up campaign crowds, speculation about adding Warren to the ticket has prompted even conservative firebrand Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, Warren's political opposite, to talk up her bona fides.
-- by Beth Reinhard, The Wall St. Journal:
Hispanic voter registration is hitting record numbers in several key states, including battlegrounds like Colorado, at a time when polls show Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump struggling to gain traction with those voters.
-- by Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News Latino:
U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez recently recalled a woman he met while traveling across the country who delivered a baby by caesarian section and had to return to work after just a couple of weeks.
In an interview with Fox News Latino, Perez also recalled other women who told him of returning to work shortly after giving birth.
It gnaws at Perez, who has made better conditions – with expanded paid sick and family leave – one of the pillars of his tenure as labor secretary.
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