With the first presidential debate expected to reach Super Bowl viewership numbers, Latino USA and Futuro Media Group political editor Julio Ricardo Varela asked our listeners what issues pertaining to Latinos and Latin America they think the debate would miss:
What issues regarding Latinos and Latin America will NOT be discussed during #debatenight? Let me know! pic.twitter.com/LyzuB3Uj39
— Julio Ricardo Varela (@julito77) September 26, 2016
Here is what our listeners have told us so far:
@julito77 Easy Peasy: Puerto Crisis, Cuba Relations, Venezuela debacle, Colombia peace negotiations. Did I miss anything?
— Puerto Rico en Serio (@PuertoRicoSerio) September 26, 2016
@julito77 I don't expect them to bring up the Puerto Rican debt crisis in any of the debates. 'Cause you know. #LaColonia
— Andrea Cristina (@andreagonram) September 26, 2016
none of them.
it's on us to help each other out and make a change for ourselves in this country.
plain and simple.
— A. Navarrete (@Salvi6God) September 26, 2016
@LatinoUSA @latinorebels @julito77 Ayotzinapa, Honduras, Venezuela, & how can continual US undermining of LatAm democracy “secure America"?
— Joel Tena (@joeltena) September 26, 2016
@LatinoUSA @julito77 Latin American issues will be ignored just as the media ignores them. Nothing new.
— Yoly (@YolyC) September 26, 2016
@LatinoUSA @julito77 @LatinoUSA actual latinos.
— Ernesto (@EJFoto) September 26, 2016
@LatinoUSA @julito77 What will be missing? The truth. Stop pigeonholing Latinos. Who we are & what we contrib to society can't be typecast.
— Cake and Ice Queen (@CakeandIceQueen) September 26, 2016
Listeners also had more to say on Facebook:
“The US diplomatic role in internal Latin American affairs e.g. the recently concluded talks with las FARC y Colombia.”
“What will be missing: that Latinos view the economy as a primary concern.”
“Foreign policy as it touches Latin America past building a wall. The impact the growing Latinx, as well as other minorities, should have on policy and future direction.”
“EDUCATION – has been unfortunately missing in our conversations.”
“What is their position on Puerto Rico financial crisis, the Fiscal Control Board who’s taking over the local government.”
“If no one can enter the White House without our vote, how can anyone justify not having a Latino moderator? How is this possible in 2016?”
What do YOU think will be missing? Leave your comments below or tweet us @LatinoUSA.