Latinos and Race, New York City Politics, New York Mayoral Politics, Urban/Global Politics

Charles Rangel and El Nuevo New York Politics

“Hablemos dos puertorriqueños aquí apoyando a Charlie Rangel,” said Luis Gutiérrez, standing with fellow US Representative José Serrano as they entered a press conference to announce their support for the ageless Rangel, who is facing a serious challenge to his Congressional seat in an upcoming June 24 Democratic Primary. The symbolism was palpable: two Puerto […]

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Urban/Global Politics

Is This DREAMer a Diva?

Dee Dee García Blase, the moderate-right Sarah Palin of Southwest Latino activism, has been on a bizarre campaign against Sergio G. García, an undocumented immigrant recently granted the right to practice law in California. It turns out that García, who reportedly arrived in the US 20 years ago to pick almonds with his father, is […]

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