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Op-Ed: Why Hispanics Are Cheering For Jorge Ramos

Photo: Univision.com

Photo: Univision.com

Diane Alverio
CTLatinoNews.com
 

Donald Trump’s insulting remarks and actions regarding Univision’s network anchor Jorge Ramos at a press conference in Iowa Tuesday predictably increased Latino disgust over his presidential campaign. It also gave Hispanics a new hero in battling a presidential candidate who blatantly preaches racial intolerance.

Univision is the most-watched Spanish-language broadcaster in the U.S. and Ramos is said to be the country’s best known Spanish language news anchor.

Ramos’ crime? The audacity to interrupt Trump during a press conference to ask a question. Trump told Ramos to “sit down” and “go back to Univision” in a demeaning tone. Then, Trump signaled to his burly security guards to have Ramos forcibly removed from the press conference. Ramos, who was invited back in after a few reporters questioned Trump about the incident, claims he was just trying to get Trump to give specifics about how he would deport …

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Op-Ed: Trump Deals Race and Gender Card

 

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Photo: msncbc.com

 

 

Jose B. Gonzalez

The surge in the popularity of presidential hopeful, Donald Trump, the Don Rickles of candidates, even after his never-ending routine of insulting women and Latinos, partly indicates our country’s view of how being “politically incorrect” is synonymous with being honest. But more than that, his growing appeal among voters who perceive him as sincere illustrates the advantage that he and others with his privileged background have in being praised rather than condemned for sexist and racist remarks.

Were Trump a comedian, his appeal would be less troublesome, but his words have somehow given him presidential street credits among Americans who agree with his self-assessment–that he “tells it like it is.”  It is no coincidence that the target of his hate-filled speech has been those who do not have the same privilege he does; after all, those he persists on verbally shaming lack …

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Op-Ed: Puerto Rico’s Crisis Should Matter to Connecticut’s Residents

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Ingrid Alvarez-DiMarzo
Connecticut State Director, Hispanic Federation

 

There are some 1,700 miles of land and sea separating Hartford from San Juan, Puerto Rico, making it tempting for Connecticut’s residents to ignore the Caribbean island’s desperate economic crisis.  A word to the wise: resist the temptation.  The ripple effects of the island’s recent failure to pay part of its $72 billion in debt will have a negative impact not only on the island’s residents but also on the millions of Americans in the states whose investments hold Puerto Rican municipal bonds, including thousands of Connecticut investors and retirees.  Whether you live in Bridgeport or Bayamón, helping Puerto Rico emerge from the worst financial crisis in more than a century should matter to everyone in Connecticut.  As Senator Chris Murphy explained during a recent press conference calling for a more robust federal response to the island’s economic meltdown, “as Puerto Rico …

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