El Diario NY: Bill de Blasio for Mayor

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Editors of New York's El Diario/La Prensa endorsed Democrat Bill de Blasio for mayor of New York Friday, saying he has captured the attention of the electorate because he has focused on critical issues, including the lack of affordable housing.

The initiatives set forth by Republican nominee Joe Lhota, they write, "would undermine some of the changes Latinos have struggled for."

For example, editors note that Lhota "opposes the creation of an independent police monitor and has joined the choir trying to raise fear about crime growing out of control." He would double the number of charter schools "but he hasn't provided concrete plans to improve the public schools that most of our children attend."

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