Opinion: A Latino Voters’ Declaration of Independence from the Democratic Party in the U.S.

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A Hispanic youth holds up a sign questioning Latinos’ support for President Barack Obama during a protest outside local Democratic Party headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. (EFE)

By Armando Vazquez-Ramos

Coinciding with Father Miguel Hidalgo’s El Grito de Dolores on September 15, 1810, to foment an end to slavery after almost 300 years of Spanish rule, I humbly declare today my independence from the Democratic Party and call upon all Latino voters in the U.S. to do the same, throughout the farcical “Hispanic Heritage Month” celebration that begins today.

With President Obama’s latest broken promise to protect by executive action the 11 million immigrants in political limbo, today I …

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Latino Millennials On Same Path As Parents Towards Financial Insecurity

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When it comes to money, Latinos see spending, saving and investing through a different lens. While the Suze Ormans and Dave Ramseys of the financial world bluntly advise people to think of themselves first when it comes to their money, most Latinos do the exact opposite.

In fact, a recent Wells Fargo survey found that 55 percent of Latinos see investing in their children’s lives as their retirement plan.

What’s equally disturbing is the following survey finding:

And while 92 percent of Hispanics say their parents talked “a lot” or “sometimes” about how important hard work was while they were growing up, fewer than half report that parents

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