President Obama's owes his reelection in part thanks to the Latino vote. But in the year since being elected to a second term, his approval rating has dropped a stunning 23 points among Hispanic voters. However, that's in part thanks to the fact that his approval ratings among the demographic was ... More >>
Last month's elections in Miami Beach were a clear call for change. Four incumbents and past office holders were defeated at the polls in favor a flesh blood, but notably that left Miami Beach, a city with a 53 percent Hispanic majority population, without a single elected Hispanic office holder in ... More >>
It's no secret -- Hispanic culture centers around good food. No matter what their country of origin, traditional dishes are a source of pride and familiarity for most Hispanics. But they carry certain health risks.The prevalence of diabetes among Hispanics is high, so high that it borders on an epid ... More >>
Florida Senator Marco Rubio is unbelievably popular in his party. A full 62 percent of Republicans have a favorable opinion of Rubio. Just 8 percent have an unfavorably opinion. That's a positive 54 point split. Perhaps some of that appeal comes from the increasingly common idea floating in Republic ... More >>
Despite winning the majority of white voters, the Republican Party had their asses handed to them by minority voters last Tuesday. The beat-down has left the GOP in a race to figure out how, at the very least, to get more of the Hispanic vote.Bill O'Reilly has a novel idea. No, it has nothing to do ... More >>
Now we know why Mitt Romney released a last minute campaign ad in South Florida trying to link Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro to Barack Obama. It was a desperation.Romney knew he had to to stave off the biggest surprise of the presidential election in Florida: Nearly half of Miami-Dade's Cuban America ... More >>
A new poll released this morning insinuated that President Obama was losing ground to Mitt Romney among Florida's Latino voters, and apparently Romney staffers have a theory why: Obama doesn't have enough "macho bravado" for Latinos.
This past March, a secret memo from the anti-gay marriage group the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) leaked. It underlined plans to make "support for [traditional] marriage [editor: in their language, that means opposition to gay marriage] a key badge of Latino identity." Of course, it's od ... More >>
In 2008 President Obama got the unprecedented support of Oprah Winfrey. This time around he can add the support of Cristina Saralegui, "the Latina Oprah," to his campaign. It's the first ever presidential endorsement from the Cuban-American media mogul."This is a critical time for our country and fo ... More >>
A new poll, commissioned by Fox News Latino, suggests that whichever Republican candidate emerges as the presidential nominee has very little hope of capturing the Hispanic vote. Seventy-three percent of Latino voters say they approve of Obama's job performance, and in head-to-head match ups ... More >>
The amount of Florida middle and high school students who have used drugs, cigarettes or alcohol continues to decline according to the latest survey by the State's Department of Children and Families. The findings represent a steady decline in substance abuse by teens in the state since 2002, wit ... More >>
Democrats in Florida have a huge registered voter advantage over Republicans, but you couldn't tell that by looking at the leadership in Tallahassee and the Republican super majorities in both house of the state legislature. There's a few reasons for that situation (including the Republican-contr ... More >>
Florida senator Marco Rubio is supposed to be the Republican party's great Latino hope, but an upstart Latino Republican group, Somos Republicans, has just dubbed Rubio "unfriendly to Latinos." The group claims that because of Rubio's Cuban-American "privilege" he fails to appreciate the importan ... More >>
Maurice Ferré, who 25 years ago was the mayor of the City of Miami, thinks he didn't get a fair shake in his long shot run for Senate in the Democratic primary. Somehow he's claiming this is "an insult to every Hispanic voter in our state." So what does he do to get back at the Democratic party? He ... More >>
Despite the fact that immigration issues have become a central theme of the 2010 midterm elections, a new poll finds that many Hispanic voters are disillusioned and might not vote at all. Meanwhile, voters who are in favor of Arizona-style laws are fired up and ready to vote, resulting in a clima ... More >>
We're pretty sure that no one, not even hard-core Democrats, really likes Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He's this wishy-washy, spineless moderate with a habit of sticking his foot in his mouth. Yesterday he was back at it again by saying, "I don't know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could b ... More >>
Here's Manny Ruiz's family vacation by the numbers: 40 states, 34 days, 10,000 miles, 3 kids. And the best part: More than $15,000 in corporate freebies to pay for most of the damn thing. My favorite among these contributions: The McDonald's Corp. will provide as much food as Manny and his family w ... More >>
Yesterday was Cuban independence day, a holiday as ignored by Cubans as President's Day is by Americans. But for every Florida politician with an election coming up, it was the perfect opportunity to suck up to the pickiest voting bloc in the state. The three enemigos -- Charlie Crist, Marco Rubi ... More >>
Chicano Joe Kapp lead Vikings to the Super BowlRemember Joe Kapp? The famous Latino quarterback long before the NFL was courting Latino viewers? With the Jets and Mark Sanchez out of the picture, Latinos won't have much to root for come Super Bowl Sunday. Colts wide receiver Anthony G ... More >>
You don't have to tell Miamians that Hispanics make up an important, ever-growing population. The Magic City decades ago became a firmly Hispanic town, but new statistics show America itself is increasingly being infused with a Latin beat at an increasingly faster pace. A little more than a millio ... More >>
Absent from the list of possible candidates for the Democratic nomination for either governor or senator in 2010 are Latinos. It's nothing new. The Democrats have never run a Latino for governor or the Senate, and they've never elected one to the U.S. House of Representatives. In fact, one would be ... More >>
The Republican brothers are headed for defeat, and Cuban-American politics will change forever.
The Colombian-American is gaining momentum on the Cuban-American in the race for Congress.
Best this, best that, and bad newspapers
A small cadre of exile fanatics now controls the Bush administration's Cuba policy, and Fidel Castro couldn't be happier
Mun2 wants to be the new home for Latin culture -- without the Spanish
How to campaign in the new House District 25? There's always Cuba.
The voices of Cubans, here and from the island, are resounding onstage
Nut Case #5: And thanks for reminding me why I left Miami
Experts ponder the possibilities for winning or losing the Miami mayor's race
From the issue of December 28, 2000
The National Association of Latino Independent Producers Conference 2000
The attorneys who represented Elian's Miami relatives may have a political future
The Miami Herald took on the world's biggest news story -- and flopped
Backroom deals. Latin kingmakers. Ethnic gerrymandering. Hey, Miami Beach politics has finally come of age!
If Humberto Hernandez has it his way, Miami's only black commissioner, Rev. Richard Dunn, will be history
To win the most important election in Dade County history, the top mayoral candidates have hacked the voting public to pieces
In her quest for a seat on the Miami Beach Commission, Matti Bower doesn't want to be labeled "the Hispanic candidate." She just wants to win.
One person won the job of county chief executive. But in the end, everybody lost.
Two weeks in this town convinced L.A. comedy group Culture Clash that Miami needs a "mango colonic." They're right.
Another House Democrat gets stung by Miami's Cuban-American congressional twosome -- and swats back
The Herald's new managing editor drives a Porsche, adores Elvis, and worked miracles in her California community. At least so says the Herald.