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February 14, 2016

Latino Magazine Profiles Hispanic Frosh, Except One

Latino Magazine recently profiled the newest Hispanic members in Congress but left out one person who seems to be in plenty of news stories already: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

In the 2012 election cycle, 10 Hispanic candidates were elected to their first terms in Congress, but the article, “New Kids in Town,” only makes mention of nine.



But the editor of Latino Magazine, Alfredo Estrada, said the omission was only because Cruz was the only the senator in the group and the article focused on freshman members of the House instead.

The omission was in no way tied to politics, as Estrada noted that Latino Magazine has often covered Cruz in the past. Plus, Estrada noted, the article was published before Cruz made gonzo headlines with his not-quite-a-filibuster leading up to the government shutdown.

The article’s author, Patricia Guadalupe, said she had included Cruz, albeit briefly, when she wrote and submitted the article.

“I definitely put Cruz in there,” Guadalupe said.

Still, she stressed that there was no way his absence was politically motivated and figured that he was not included because he was in the Senate.

Nonetheless, the unintentional omission of Cruz couldn’t have come at a more interesting time.


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