New Newspaper Helps Hispanic Candidates


“(The) Political “gods who run campaigns in Broward joke about having a Hispanic surname, says community activist Jose “Pepe Lopez. “They say it is political suicide.
Lopez is sick of those political gods. 
So last week, Lopez rolled out Panorama Politico, a new newspaper-like election publication. He wants to disprove that a Hispanic name is death on a Broward ballot.   His aim is to encourage more Hispanics to vote in the August 26 primary.
This is a major effort. Lopez has printed 40,000 copies of his new 16-page English and Spanish newspaper.  Then he inserted the paper in el Sentinel, a publication of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Who’s paying?  Advertisers include Hispanic candidates, plus All Service, the waste hauler, and non-Hispanics like Property Appraiser Lori Parrish and state Rep. Jim Waldman, D-Coconut Creek.
Panorama Politico strongly promotes the campaigns of three incumbent Hispanic judges: Catalina Avalos, Pedro Dijols and Julio Gonzalez.  It also backs Weston Commissioners Angel Gomez and Mercedes Henniksson and Public Defender candidate Alez Arreaza.
Lopez says if Hispanics don’t follow Panorama Politico’s lead and vote, they shouldn’t complain about the lack of Hispanic office holders in Broward.

3 Responses to “New Newspaper Helps Hispanic Candidates”

  1. Great Reporting says:

    Way to scoop everyone on the issue of hispanic judges facing opposition because of their names…..Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

    I have another hot new item for you to report on. An old white guy is the republican nominee for president.


  2. wiley fox says:

    There has been a concerted effort to thrown Hispanics out of office. Thanks for repeatedly exposing it. When are you coming back to the Sun-Sentinel?

  3. buddy nevins says:

    Thanks for your comment, Wiley Fox.
    As to your question, the Sun-Sentinel is laying off folks, not hiring. I have no plans to go back.