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Edgard Portela

News Analyst

Edgard Portela is the Media Research Center’s Latino division news analyst and a bilingual contributor to NewsBusters since February 2016. He is the author of the MRC Latino study that looked into coverage of the situation in Venezuela in 2016, Venezuela Crisis Coverage: Univision, Telemundo Put ABC, CBS & NBC To Shame (Spanish version).

In an interview for Univision, Bernie Sanders shied away from speaking about US foreign policy and Latin America, in particular his speechlessness on the failures of socialism in Venezuela. Edgard Portela caught the moment, and was featured in many conservative news outlets like The Blaze, American Thinker, Red Alert Politics, and Hot Air, among others. He also caught the Vermont Socialist advocating for the release of an unrepentant terrorist from a communist extremist group, Oscar López Rivera, in a campaign stop in Portela’s native city San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Portela has been a leader in the conservative movement since his days as an undergraduate at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI (2008), where he studied Political Science and Economics, and served as Chairman of College Republicans. He is a long time suffering Detroit Lions fan.


Latest Blogs

En su campaña contra Trump, Jorge Ramos redobla la retórica

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Edgard Portela
November 3rd, 2016 5:01 PM

In Anti-Trump Drive, Ramos Ramps Up The Rhetoric

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Edgard Portela
November 2nd, 2016 8:18 PM
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Hillary Clinton en campaña con el toquetón de Univisión, El Gordo

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Edgard Portela
November 1st, 2016 7:45 PM
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Hillary Campaigns With Univision’s Serial Groper, El Gordo

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Edgard Portela
November 1st, 2016 10:36 AM
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Vicente Fernández hace campaña por Clinton en Univisión y Telemundo

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Edgard Portela
October 27th, 2016 4:25 PM
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Clinton Trots Out The Legendary Vicente Fernández on Spanish Nets

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Edgard Portela
October 26th, 2016 4:33 PM

Ahí va otra vez: La reacción de Jorge Ramos a “bad hombres”

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Edgard Portela
October 24th, 2016 2:46 PM

Mucha más cobertura a escándalos de Trump que a los correos de Clinton

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Edgard Portela
October 24th, 2016 2:40 PM

There He Goes Again: Jorge Ramos’ Reaction to ‘Bad Hombres’

Edgard Portela
October 24th, 2016 8:00 AM

En Español: 5X More Coverage of Trump Sex Talk Over Clinton WikiLeaks

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Edgard Portela
October 23rd, 2016 9:51 AM
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Fraude electoral un ‘mito’ según reporteros de Univisión

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Edgard Portela
October 20th, 2016 7:38 PM
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Univision Reporters: Voter Fraud a ‘Myth’ & Has ‘Never Existed’

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Edgard Portela
October 20th, 2016 9:05 AM
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Univisión apoya el negocio turístico de la ciudadanía por nacimiento

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Edgard Portela
October 19th, 2016 7:48 PM
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Birthright Citizenship Business Receives Boost from Univision

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Edgard Portela
October 19th, 2016 1:49 PM

Univisión oculta opinión pro-Trump de sastre presidencial

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Edgard Portela
October 17th, 2016 2:23 PM

Univision Hides Conservative, Pro-Trump Views of Presidential Tailor

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Edgard Portela
October 16th, 2016 9:39 AM
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Cobertura despareja de las revelaciones sobre Trump y Clinton

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Edgard Portela
October 13th, 2016 3:20 PM
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Spanish Nets Offer Lopsided Split in Trump Video, Clinton Revelations

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Edgard Portela
October 12th, 2016 7:45 PM

Sesgada cobertura de ‘esa cosa mexicana’ en Univisión y Telemundo

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Edgard Portela
October 7th, 2016 10:22 PM

Poca cobertura al voto católico y evangélico en Univisión y Telemundo

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Edgard Portela
October 6th, 2016 6:49 PM