Red Hats, Bernie Onesies & Estoy Con Hillary Buttons: Latinos at the Conventions

Latino USA went to the political conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia and talked to Latinos inside and outside the arenas to see how they felt about the candidates and the rhetoric.

We met “Latinas For Trump” who shared their support of a controversial candidate, spoke with a high-ranking RNC official about Latino voter outreach, and met a college student who felt scared of Trump supporters.

At the DNC, we spoke to a “Bernie or Bust” Latino voter about sitting out the election, we heard from influential lawmakers about voting the party divides, and talked with one of the most well known undocumented activist about his fears this election.

Major funding for Latino USA‘s election coverage provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

Featured Images by Marlon Bishop Fernanda Echávarri.

Does Fixing Food Deserts Help Fix Obesity?

A number of cities have taken up programs to put more fresh foods into corner stores to improve so-called “food deserts.” Nevin Cohen, an assistant professor at the New School in New York, shares his thoughts on whether having more fresh fruits and vegetables in low-income neighborhoods really affects obesity rates–or if the problem goes beyond access to certain foods.

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Nevin Cohen is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at The New School,where he teaches courses in urban food systems and environmental studies, including cross-disciplinary courses that connect the fields of policy, urban planning, design, and urban studies. Dr. Cohen’s current research focuses on the development of urban food policy. He has a PhD in Urban Planning from Rutgers University, a Masters in City and Regional Planning from Berkeley, and a BA from Cornell.