By Monica Vega When Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz first announced their presidential aspirations, many predicted that their campaigns would result in a higher number of the Latino vote going to the GOP. Both candidates seemed to reflect the image of the American Latino. Marco Rubio is the son of Cuban immigrants and fluent in… Continue reading Cruz, Rubio Not Latino Enough?
By Monica Vega Contrary to popular belief, the United States does not have an official language. The idea of making American English the official U.S. language dates back to 1780 when it was first proposed to the Continental Congress by President John Adams. At the time, the United States was a budding nation characterized by… Continue reading What’s the Problem with Spanish?
BY MONICA VEGA Since the beginning of the rise of the Hispanic population in the 1980’s, a pattern in voting has remained unchanged: Hispanics tend to vote Democratic. No Republican candidate since 1980 has gained a majority of the Hispanic vote. Furthermore, the number of Hispanics in the US has been steadily rising. No one… Continue reading Hunting for the Hispanic Vote