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Hispandering for NPR's Latino USA

This story originally appeared on NPR's Latino USA on November 6th, 2015, in the episode America By The Numbers: What is the Latino Vote?

http://latinousa.org/2015/11/06/hispandering-will-it-win-you-over/

In the run-up to presidential elections, it seems like politicians will do almost anything to appeal to voters—particularly Latino voters. The candidates brush on their Spanish, dance to iconic Latino anthems and eat their way through the Southwest with the hope of winning over the elusive “Latino Vote.” We called up Lalo Alcaraz and Gustavo Arellano to talk about our favourite examples of pandering—or Hispandering. Alcaraz is the creator of the cartoon “La Cucaracha” and a producer on Fox’s new show “Bordertown.” Gustavo Arellano is the editor of the OC Weekly, author of the syndicated column “Ask a Mexican,” as well as a consulting producer on “Bordertown.”