The Boston Spanish language paper El Planeta has an Op-Ed by its former(*) Director and longtime Spanish language media executive Gerardo (Jerry) Villacrés, in which Republican Senate candidate and former Navy pilot and SEAL Gabriel Gomez is called a LINO (Latino in name only)(h/t @DBernstein), ¿Qué es un LINO?

Qué es un LINO

(via Google Translate)

What is a LINO?

In an almost unexpected Gabriel Gomez, a Latino son of Colombian parents, just won the nomination to run for the post of Massachusetts state senator, to fill the vacancy left by Sen. John Kerry who replaced Hillary Clinton in the post Secretary of State for the Obama administration….

As Gabriel has not been in politics before this race he is being promoted as “an outsider” something that has a certain appeal for people who do not like politics. And at this point I want to emphasize that for the Latino community itself has been “an outsider” and that in no way he has worked with organizations and individuals in our community so that, for me, it’s Latin In Name Only (LINO).

Really now.

(*) Per commenter the author apparently is a former Director.


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