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Conservative commentator and campaigner Anna Paulina sat down with El American to discuss everything from the humanitarian challenges posed by illegal immigration to the future of the Republican Party as it continues to attract more support among the Hispanic community.
The 31-year-old activist, who originates from California but currently lives with her husband in Florida, also spoke of how her tough upbringing led her to a successful career in the Army and the decision she made at the last minute to not attending medical school and working as a full-time political activist.
After working for the conservative student organization Turning Point USA as director of Hispanic outreach, Paulina ran for the House of Representatives in Florida’s 13th congressional district last year, where she narrowly lost to the incumbent Democrat Charlie Crist, after reducing his previous margin of victory from 16 to 6 points.
One of the most important issues for Paulina is the issue of human trafficking, a problem that she saw first-hand while serving in the military. According to Paulina, this problem is compounded by the lack of border security, a problem most Democratic politicians refuse to act upon.
Ben Kew is English Editor of El American. He studied politics and modern languages at the University of Bristol where he developed a passion for the Americas and anti-communist movements. He previously worked as a national security correspondent for Breitbart News. He has also written for The Spectator, Spiked, PanAm Post, and The Independent
Ben Kew es editor en inglés de El American. Estudió política y lenguas modernas en la Universidad de Bristol, donde desarrolló una pasión por las Américas y los movimientos anticomunistas. Anteriormente trabajó como corresponsal de seguridad nacional para Breitbart News. También ha escrito para The Spectator, Spiked, PanAm Post y The Independent.