Hispanic Voters and the Republican Party
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One reason Mitt Romney lost the Florida primary to John McCain in 2008 was the votes of Republican Hispanics. President Obama then swept all Hispanics by 58 percent. Would Romney or Gingrich to better this time around? What about Hispanics in other parts of the country? Also, EU leaders meet again on the debt crisis, and a UN report on the sustainability of human civilization. Can the world meet growing demands for food, energy and water?
Banner image: Elizabeth Cuevas-Neunder holds a Puerto Rican flag as she directs a question to Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich after he was endorsed by the National Hispanic Leadership Network in Miami, Florida. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
EU Leaders Meet Again on Debt Crisis ()
European heads of state are meeting again in Brussels to accomplish a "closer union" by coordinating budget policies and amassing a debt fund and deal with the ongoing crisis in Greece. Stephen Fidler is Brussels Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal.
Republican Candidates and Latino Voters ()
Republican talk about an electric border fence, e-verify and deportation was one thing in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Tomorrow in Florida and Saturday in Nevada it will be a different story, when many voters will be Hispanics. Obama won 58 percent of Hispanics in 2008, but many are having second thoughts, especially because of the economy. What other issues concern them most? Are Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich hitting the right buttons? Can Republicans reconcile their appeals to Tea Partiers and the fastest growing bloc of American voters?
- Sergio Bustos: Miami Herald, @heraldbustos
- Mark Hugo Lopez: Pew Hispanic Center
- Mark McKinnon: Hill & Knowlton Strategies, @mmckinnon
- Rene Cantu: Latin Chamber of Commerce Foundation
UN Panel Urges Sustainable Development ()
At the African Union conference in Ethiopia today, the UN’s 22-member Panel on Global Sustainability issued a stark warning about sustaining the nations of the World as we know them. The report, "Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing," warns that by 2030, the demand for food will rise by 50 percent, energy by 45 percent and water by 30 percent. What are the prospects of 56 recommendations being put into effect in time to avoid a slow-moving catastrophe?
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