News headlines remind us on a daily basis about the importance of the Latino vote in the upcoming presidential election. The stakes are high for candidates Obama and Romney, who have launched Spanish-language campaigns to capture the affection and support of the Latino voter. By Edward T. Rincón, Ph.D., Rincón & Associates LLC

A webinar covering Latinos' important and growing influence on US politics will be the topic of discussion during Business Wire’s July 17 FREE webinar, The Influence of Hispanic Voters on This Year's National Elections.

The annual Hispanic Achievement & Business Leadership Awards (HABLA) luncheon presented by Verizon and produced by Lanza Group, LLC will expand in 2012.

The Census Bureau released a menu-driven, interactive Web page permitting users to access for any state a series of graphs showing percentages of adults who voted and registered in every congressional and presidential election between 1996 and 2010.

Entravision Communications Corporation announced the launch of its new weekly political public affairs show “Perspectiva Nacional con Armando Guzmán” on all 24 of its owned and operated Univision affiliate television stations, including stations in key battleground states such as Connecticut, Col

The Census Bureau has released 10 graphics that highlight national trends in voting by race, age, education, and other characteristics since 1964. Four graphics address presidential elections, four address congressional elections and two address all national elections.

LULAC announced the strategies to increase the Latino voter registration and turnout; as well as the efforts to defend the rights of Latino voters across the country. In partnership with these two national grassroots organizations, LULAC discussed the issues that are motivating Latino voters, and how Latino voters are reshaping the electoral map.

The study, “The Latino Electorate in South Florida”, was conducted by GeoIdea, Inc for Radio Caracol and analyzed all of our areas census tracks as well as its political precincts. All findings are solely based on governmental data and cover three areas; South Florida, Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. DOWNLOAD Report Here.

Tecate> , cerveza con carácter, announced the launch of a national retail program focused on helping U.S. Hispanics 21 and older celebrate their passion for football, regardless of their language of choice.

Telemundo launched its multiplatform public service campaign “Vota por tu Futuro” (Vote for Your Future) which aims to boost electoral participation among Hispanics in the United States.

Candidates, party committees and outside groups combined could spend as much as $3.2 billion on television advertising in the 2012 election. By Kim Geiger, Los Angeles Times

The University of Puerto Rico Alumni and Friends Abroad Association (UPRAA), is making history by presenting for the first time ever in the Congress of the United States, the community based forum: "Puerto Rico at its Political Crossroads: A forum to discuss the political future of the island." T

The Republican National Committee (RNC) released the final television ad lin its month-long "Change Direction" economic messaging campaign drawing attention to President Obama's failure to lead on the economy and reduce spending.

The Republican National Committee (RNC) released its third television ad as part of a month-long "Change Direction" economic messaging campaign highlighting President Obama's failed economic leadership.

On Friday, the Obama administration issued a memo announcing that federal immigration officials do not have to deport illegal aliens if they are enrolled in any type of education program, if their family members have volunteered for U.S. military service, or even if they are pregnant or nursing. By Lili Gil, Host Moments 2CultuRise and Business Expert, XL

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