Latest Hispanics News

State of the Union? Congress doesn't fully reflect diversity

Feb. 07, 2023 00:07 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When lawmakers gather for President Joe Biden's State of the Union address, the Republican side of the aisle will look slightly different than it did a few years ago. Rather than row after row of white men in suits, the House Republican majority increasingly has...

Democratic-backed Connecticut bill would ban 'Latinx' term

Feb. 01, 2023 20:57 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A group of Hispanic lawmakers in Connecticut has proposed that the state follow Arkansas' lead and ban the term “Latinx” from official government documents, calling it offensive to Spanish speakers. The word is used as a gender-neutral alternative to...

Auto dealership settles pricing discrimination allegations

Jan. 31, 2023 16:06 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts auto dealership has agreed to pay $350,000 to resolve allegations that it charged Black and Hispanic customers more than white customers for certain add-on products such as paint protection and remote starters, the state attorney general's office said Tuesday. ...

New US race, ethnicity standards proposed; first since '97

Jan. 26, 2023 15:07 PM EST

A Middle Eastern and North African category could be added to U.S. federal surveys and censuses, and changes could be made to how Hispanics are able to self-identify, under preliminary recommendations released Thursday by the Biden administration in what would be the first update to race and...

Rep. Gallego announces bid for Sinema’s Arizona Senate seat

Jan. 23, 2023 18:34 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego, a liberal firebrand and prominent Latino lawmaker, announced Monday he'll challenge independent U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in 2024, becoming the first candidate to jump into the race and setting up a potential three-way contest. Gallego...

Sanders' Latinx ban wades into community's generational rift

Jan. 22, 2023 09:09 AM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — One of Sarah Huckabee Sanders' first acts as Arkansas governor was to ban most state agencies from using the gender-neutral term Latinx, tapping into a debate that's divided Hispanics along generational lines. Sanders called the word “culturally...

Dems: Remove Wisconsin election official for voting comments

Jan. 18, 2023 16:07 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin election official who came under fire for comments he made about minority turnout in Milwaukee said Wednesday he hasn't spoken with the Republican leader of the state Senate who appointed him, even as Democratic lawmakers called for his removal from the Wisconsin...

Hochul, fellow Democrats, voice support for judge nominee

Jan. 14, 2023 18:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and other prominent state Democrats and Latino leaders on Saturday demanded the governor's chief judge nominee receive a fair hearing on Wednesday, pushing back on claims by liberal lawmakers that Hector D. LaSalle is too conservative and his nomination...

Wisconsin voting groups criticize GOP minority turnout email

Jan. 13, 2023 10:11 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Black and Hispanic voters in Wisconsin's largest city say a Republican election commissioner publicly applauding GOP strategies he credits with depressing minority turnout are a public admission of a conservative strategy in place for years. “He’s proudly...

Fuenmayor opens with 66 to lead Latin America Amateur

Jan. 12, 2023 19:17 PM EST

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Mateo Fuenmayor of Colombia opened with a 6-under 66 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead in the Latin America Amateur Championship. Fuenmayor, a junior at Oregon State, arrived at the Grand Reserve Golf Club having tied for seventh last week in the...