Pew Research: Latino Voters And The 2014 Midterm Elections


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A record 25.2 million Latinos are eligible to vote in the 2014 midterm elections, making up, for the first time, 11% of all eligible voters nationwide. But despite a growing national presence, in many states with close Senate and gubernatorial races this year, Latinos make up a smaller share of eligible voters, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Research Center.1

Since 2010, the number of Hispanic eligible voters has increased by 3.9 million. Their share among eligible voters nationally is also on the rise, up from 10.1% in 2010 and 8.6% in 2006 (Lopez, 2011), reflecting the relatively …

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Book Review: Latin America’s Turbulent Transition Explpores The ‘New” Latin America



The left-leaning leaders of Latin America. Pictured from left to right, Raul Castro (Cuba), Evo Morales, (Bolivia), Hugo Chavez (Venezuela) and Rafael Correa (Ecuador). (Facebook/Latin Americas Turbulent Transitions)
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Latin America’s Turbulent Transition is a well-written and highly informative book for comprehending the “new” Latin America, though it still remains less than complete in a number of important aspects – in part perhaps reflecting the nebulous nature of 21st-Century Socialism itself.

Written more for academic than activist audiences, Turbulent Transitions is a valuable resource, referring to many of the worthwhile books written on the rapidly changing Latin American political landscape. Nevertheless, it neglects important work …

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