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Latino Journalists That You Should Follow On Twitter To Diversify Your News

It’s 2019 and we all have trust issues when it comes to the media, for valid reasons. For one, President Trump has named the media the enemy of the people and everyone’s racist tíos now have social media. If you haven’t Marie Kondo’ed your social media, yet, let me show you what a life-giving feed looks like. 

Each of these Latino journalists, editors, and bloggers have been lovingly considered and have passed the test. While they can’t control whether the news sparks joy, their delivery certainly does, and their audience is us, Latinos unidos.

Jorge Ramos | @jorgeramosnews

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Jorge Ramos is infamous for his hardline reporting and unapologetic interviewing. He and his team recently flew into Venezuela to interview Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. The interview must have been pretty damning because Maduro has yet to return their cameras and tape.

Maria Hinojosa | @Maria_Hinojosa

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President of Futuro Media and host of NPR’s podcast “Latino USA”, if you don’t already have Hinojosa in your ear, you need her on your feed. Above all, she’s a talented storyteller, and bring’s la gente’s stories to the world.

Arelis R. Hernández | @arelisrhdz

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Hernández is a reporter for The Washington Post, and her feed is a collection of her own investigative journalism along with all the RT’s you need to know about. Follow her for Washington politics.

Cristian Farias | @cristianfarias

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Cristian Farias is on The New York Times’ Editorial Board and is delivering all the law and justice issues you need to know about in plain language. This is the only update I could understand.

Eileen Truax | @EileenTruax

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A self-proclaimed “migration nerd,” Truax is hyper-focused on keeping migrants, Dreamers, and asylum-seekers in the news. She’s also here to deliver “#bilingualchisme.”

Alexis C. Madrigal | @alexismadrigal

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A staff writer for The Atlantic, this Mexican-American journalist is focused on how technology influences society. That means you’ll hear about how the small world of anti-vaxxers on social media are influencing a nation, the effects of social media on local elections, and yes, Facebook advertisements. Truly important stuff.

Marie D. De Jesús | @MarieDennise

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Marie Dennise is a photojournalist who has covered everything from Jay Z to cockfights. The Boricua’s photos speak for themselves, and you’ve probably already seen them on front covers.

Adolfo Flores | @aflores

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The National Security Correspondent for Immigration on Buzzfeed News, Flores primarily covers all the ways ICE is not doing its job and not being regulated to do so. Journalism is the only thing keeping ICE ‘in check’ (if that’s happening at all). Follow for real-time news.

Juan Brammer | @jpbrammer

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Juan Brammer is the person you need to follow for all queer Latinx chisme. He writes for Out Magazine, The Trevor Project, and even Food and Wine.

Soledad O’Brien | @soledadobrien

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Soledad O’Brien is an icon in her own right. She’s one of the first Afro-Latinas to make it on screen and own her own talk show. Her presence on Twitter deserves its own stage.

Marlena Fitzpatrick | @MarlenaFitz

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Fitzpatrick is known for her work in Enclave Magazine and Latino Rebels. She’s also known for her expertise in all things música. 

Esmeralda Bermudez | @LATbermudez

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If Latinos making news in entertainment is what sparks joy for you, then Salvadorian @LATbermudez is for you. She’s an LA Times staff writer focused on Latinos in entertainment. 

Vanessa Erazo | @infoCinelandia

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Self-described as the source for “everything on Latino film,” Erazo is the Film Editor of Remezcla and is also the Co-Director of Cinelandia USA. Dive deep into classics and new films alike with this movie buff.

Ashly Perez | @itsashlyperez

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I was shooketh when Buzzfeed let Perez go, simply because her work and her feed is artwork. Today, she’s a writer for Jennifer Lopez-produced series “Good Trouble,” but she’s plugged in as ever to the news that matters to Latinos and is worth the follow.

Andrea González-Ramírez | @andreagonram

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A journalist for Refinery29, @andreagonram is based in Puerto Rico, delivering on the ground news and updates that don’t typically make it stateside. You’ll hear news from her that you won’t hear anywhere else.

Ana Navarro | @ananavarro

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Navarro is a Republican news pundit and journalist that will not buy into conflated fear-mongering so common among Rep. pundits these days. Plus, she dog walks Trump like no other and I’m here for the roasts from his own party.

Matthew Yglesias | @mattyglesias

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One of the co-founders for Vox.com, Yglesias is well-versed in American policies that make poor people poorer. He wrote a book called “The Rent is Too Damn High” and you can guess that you’ll feel validated as heck following him.

Domenico Montanaro | @DomenicoNPR

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Based out of Washington, Montanaro is another leading journalist in all things politics. He’s currently publishing out of NPR and making the news make sense on Twitter since 2009.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez | @AOC

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Okay, so AOC is no journalist, but she is reporting the Twitter news in politics faster than anyone else. She’s plugged in, and she’s calling people out. Her reports on politics have become the news. 

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Ana Navarro Is Ready To Support Joe Biden And His VP Pick Because Trump Is Still Worse

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Ana Navarro Is Ready To Support Joe Biden And His VP Pick Because Trump Is Still Worse

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Ana Navarro is a Republican who is appalled at the Trump administration. Navarro has not held back in calling out the Trump administration when its decisions have hurt immigrants for no reason. Now, she is revved up for Joe Biden to save the nation from four more years of a Trump administration.

Ana Navarro is gearing up to take down President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.

Navarro first became outspoken against President Trump during the contentious 2016 campaign. She spoke out against his rhetoric that seeded hate in the American public against Latino people. The well-known Republican political pundit voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 in an attempt to save the nation from President Trump.

“It still hurts my heart every time I think of him coming down the escalators and calling Mexicans rapists and criminals,” she told NBC News.

Navarro is known for her unapologetic and no-nonsense approach to political commentary on Twitter.

Navarro is not one to mince words. The political pundit shared her betrayal by the Republican Party because of Trump. In a 2016 op-ed, Navarro spoke out about her disgust against the two political parties, she tried her best to wait it out so that Trump could lose steam. However, she was forced to vote for Hillary Clinton because it was a vote against President Trump.

“I voted against Donald Trump because I am an immigrant. Trump has spent this campaign focusing on the very bad things done by a very small group of very bad immigrants. He has portrayed immigrants as criminals, rapists, and murderers,” Navarro wrote in her piece. “He does not talk about the contributions immigrants have made to America. He does not talk about immigrants who have made this a better and stronger country. He does not talk about the thousands and thousands of immigrant names that fill the Vietnam Wall in Washington or that are carved on so many headstones in every US military cemetery around the world.”

Four years later, Navarro is continuing her charge to get rid of President Trump.

Joe Biden is expected to make his announcement this week about his vice-president pick. There is a lot of talk that the choice is between Senator Kamala Harris and former National Security Adviser Susan Rice. The two Black women are poised to become vice presidents and the nation is waiting for a decision.

With Biden’s VP pick drawing near, Navarro is calling on people to stand up for their values and not fall for Trump’s tricks.

Calling on moments from his past, Navarro is calling on people to not fall for Trump’s racist rhetoric. Navarro is not someone to mess around and speaks her mind on Twitter. As the election gears up, Navarro’s Twitter page will fill with more and more takes on the current administration and their future plans.

Stay tuned as 2020 election coverage grows.

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Abby Huntsman Will Be Departing ‘The View’ With Ana Navarro As A Potential Replacement

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Abby Huntsman Will Be Departing ‘The View’ With Ana Navarro As A Potential Replacement

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One of ABC’s “The View” co-hosts, Abby Huntsman, 33, announced on Monday that she is leaving her role on the long-running daytime talk show. Huntsman, a former Fox News personality and moderate voice on this show, says that her departure is due to her desire to help her father, former U.S. ambassador to Russia ambassador Jon Huntsman, with his campaign for Utah governor. Her role on her father’s campaign will be as a senior advisor. 

Huntsman joined the “The View” at the start of Season 22 in September 2018, with the show currently in its 23rd season. She is expected to have final appearance on Friday, Jan. 17. In a memo obtained by Fox News that was also sent to staffers, Huntsman said her time on the “iconic” show needed to come to an end in order to support her father.

“After much deliberation over the holidays, I have decided to leave the show to dedicate myself full-time in support of my dad and his campaign for Governor of Utah,” Huntsman wrote in a memo to staff. “You know I think the world of all of you … ABC will always hold a special place in my heart, and so will all of you.”

The announcement comes as a surprise to some who didn’t see the departure coming so abruptly. Yet sources say Huntsman leaving was a long time coming after feuding with Meghan McCain and “toxic” atmosphere on the set.

“We have some bittersweet news to share. Abby Huntsman is leaving ‘The View’ to help run her father’s campaign for Governor of Utah and to spend more time with her young family. As you will see in her note below, she made the tough decision to move on over the holiday break,” producers wrote to “View” staff members. 

Yet, there is a lot of rumors and sources commenting on why Huntsman really is leaving “The View” with many pointing at a strained relationship with controversial Meghan McCain, the show’s lone conservative voice. But according to Page Six, their entire vibe on the show started to be “toxic” and it was attributed to how ABC treated Huntsman. 

“It’s an unhealthy environment — just the way that things are handled during shows and how people deal with each other. It’s intense,” a source told Page Six. “ABC treated Abby like s–t, but everyone on the show gets treated like s–t,” the source added. “She was smart enough to do something about it.

There was also dissatisfaction coming from viewers about Huntsman not bringing much to the table in terms of engagement. According to the DailyMail, show researchers found that viewers found her ‘bland’ and “didn’t feel that she had a clear point of view.”

 “Abby was added to the show without chemistry-testing with the other women mainly because she had a prior relationship with Meghan McCain and ABC was desperate to make Meghan appear more likeable.”

According to sources that spoke to the DailyMail, ABC already has someone in mind to take the seat: frequent guest co-host Ana Navarro. 

Sources tell the Dailymail that Huntsman’s departure couldn’t have come at a better time as ABC is looking to hire frequent guest co-host Ana Navarro to take her seat. Navarro would join McCain as the lone Republican voices on the show. The source says that the combo of Navarro and McCain is something a national audience would be able to handle considering the two have previously worked together. 

‘It’s no secret, the audience loves Ana. Whoopi, Joy and Sunny love Ana,’ the source said. ‘The producers love Ana. Giving her more days would be a no-brainer for sure. But since ABC News has taken over The View, the right thing is rarely done anymore, which is why the turnover rate on this show post-Barbara is so high.”

But there is still a lot of questions left to be answered including how Navarro would be able to be a permanent co-host considering she lives in Miami. “The View” films its show in New York City which would mean that Navarro, who is a newlywed, would have to split time in both cities. 

To date, ABC has not confirmed or commented if Navarro would be hired to replace Huntsman. 

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