Thursday, 2 October 2014

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For Latinos, Political Power in NYC Is a Family Matter

For Latinos, Political Power in NYC Is a Family Matter

Many Latinos have a career in public office thanks to their families’ political dynasties, El Diario reports.

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Brazilians Follow Elections Back Home Closely

Brazilians Follow Elections Back Home Closely

But Brazilians voting in NY and NJ are discouraged about their choices.

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Modi Promises Lifetime Visa for Indian Americans

Modi Promises Lifetime Visa for Indian Americans

Indian Prime Minister Modi's promise to change visa policy and his vision for the country's future have energized the community in the U.S. But the enthusiasm has not dampened the spirits of his critics, reports Gotham Gazette and News India Times.

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Pakistan’s Political Divide on Display in NYC

Pakistan’s Political Divide on Display in NYC

Opposition and government supporters staged noisy rallies as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressed the U.N.

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FEMA Dollars for Rockaway: More Than Budgeted by City?

FEMA Dollars for Rockaway: More Than Budgeted by City?

The Wave reports that NYC officials are grappling with the news that FEMA will award more money to rebuild the Rockaway Boardwalk than the city budgeted.

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Puerto Ricans in Bronx Cheer Venezuelan President

Puerto Ricans in Bronx Cheer Venezuelan President

Nicolás Maduro urged the release of long-time political prisoner Oscar López Rivera.

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Tim Wu, John Liu Rejoin Academia After Primary Defeats

Tim Wu, John Liu Rejoin Academia After Primary Defeats

Two Asian-American politicians who were defeated in the September 9 Democratic primary are rejoining academia, reports World Journal.

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Mexicans in NY: The Promise of More Political Clout

Mexicans in NY: The Promise of More Political Clout

Mexicans are the fastest growing Latino group in New York, and their political clout is likely to increase as they overcome some challenges, Gotham Gazette reports.

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Latinos in Queens: Much Diversity, Little Political Clout

Latinos in Queens: Much Diversity, Little Political Clout

Although Latinos in Queens make up 28 percent of the borough's population, their local and state government representation appears to have stalled, El Diario reports.

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Trying Out an NYPD Body Camera

Trying Out an NYPD Body Camera

Kristen Meriwether of Gotham Gazette decided to try out an NYPD body camera, one of two types being used in a pilot program.

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Bronx Council Member Defeated After Anti-Gay Video

Bronx Council Member Defeated After Anti-Gay Video

Losing in the primaries to incumbent Gustavo Rivera for a Bronx State Senate seat, Fernando Cabrera had released a video generously praising the Ugandan government, reports Gay City News.

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