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Things Are Looking Pretty Good For Hillary Clinton As Early Voting Kicked Off In Florida

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Latino voters in Florida se están poniendo las pilas this presidential election in comparison to the 2012 election. In fact, new stats released by the Clinton campaign prove that things are looking up for Hillary Clinton.

Early voting kicked off Monday, and a total of 133,000 Latinos have already voted in the Sunshine State – that’s a 99 percent increase compared to four years ago, reports BuzzFeed.

The high numbers are very encouraging for Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

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Clinton’s campaign reports that an “unprecedented” 133,000 Latino votes consisted of vote-by-mail and absentee ballots. The campaign also highlighted that in Florida’s Pinellas County, which is 10 percent Latino, “Democrats now maintain a voter registration advantage that’s increased since March,” as reported by BuzzFeed News.

Latinos made up 17 percent of Florida’s electorate in 2012. The high numbers in 2016 could really push Clinton to win this key swing state.

But Florida is not the only state with a large Latino population where Hillary is dominating. Recent polls show that Clinton has the upper hand in Nevada and Arizona thanks to early Latino voters.

Find out more, here.


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This Teenager Is Using Pop Music To Bring Attention To Her Indigenous Roots

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This Teenager Is Using Pop Music To Bring Attention To Her Indigenous Roots

Renata Flores Rivera is trying to save the Quechua language through music.

Renata Flores Rivera, who lives in Huamanga, Ayacucho, Perú, is using her voice to give the Quechua language a new life. Quechua is an indigenous language that is spoken by about 8 million people in Perú, Bolivia, Brazil and Ecuador. Studies say that a language dies every two weeks. A significant factor in the loss of language is that it is pushed out by more dominant languages. In Latin America, that means indigenous languages are disappearing as more and more people speak Spanish. Rivera has taken to YouTube to showcase her musical talent and native language by giving Alicia Keys and Michael Jackson songs an indigenous makeover.

She is also using her music videos to expose viewers to Peruvian culture.


“I sing in Quechua as a voice of warning, because the language is being lost,” Rivera told AFP. “Children and young people are ashamed to speak it. They think only poor people in the Andes mountains speak it.”

Rivera first earned a buzz with this spot-on cover of Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel.”


Rivera has had some help in translating the songs from English to Quechua with the aid of her grandmother, Ada, which is adorable on its own.


READ: There’s A Crew In Mexico Rapping In Maya

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