Ana Navarro

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Ana Navarro was born in Nicaragua. In 1980, as a result of the Sandinista revolution, she and her family immigrated to the United States.

Navarro is a graduate of the University of Miami. In 1993, she obtained her Bachelor in Arts with Majors in Latin American Studies and Political Science. She obtained a Juris Doctorate in 1997. She has expertise on Latin American and Hispanic issues.

She served as the National Co-Chair of John McCain’s Hispanic Advisory Council and was a national surrogate for the McCain 2008 campaign. She has played a role in several Federal and State races in Florida. Most recently, she served as National Hispanic Co-Chair for Gov. Jon Huntsman’s 2012 Campaign. She is a political contributor at CNN and Telemundo. In February 2014, she was also hired as a political commentator for ABC.

In 1997, she was a special advisor to the Government of Nicaragua and in that role, she was one of the primary advocates for NACARA (Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act).

Navarro served on Gov. Jeb Bush’s transition team and served as his first Director of Immigration Policy in the Executive Office of the Governor. In 1999, she returned to the private sector and has represented private and public clients on federal issues, particularly related to immigration, trade and policy affecting Central America. In 2001, she served as Ambassador to the United Nation’s Human Rights Commission and was a strong advocate for the condemnation of the Government of Cuba for human rights abuses.

Speech Topics

  • Political Outlook
    Ana Navarro deftly analyzes the current political landscape with her signature no-holds-barred candor and larger-than-life personality. Part political commentary, part prognostication, she shares hilarious and enlightening insider stories about the movers and shakers driving the nation’s political conversations and the issues that will most effect the coming election cycle. A known friend and adviser to Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush, she offers a unique take on the current political climate paired with anecdotes and first-hand experiences.
  • Politics and the Hispanic Vote
    When talking about voter demographics, most analysts describe the Hispanic vote as a giant monolith that will put its full weight singularly into politics in the coming years. While it is true that the Hispanic population is growing rapidly in numbers and political power, there are many nuances, intricacies, and regional differences amongst the voters. Navarro analyzes the current political environment from the perspective of the Hispanic voter, highlighting what organizations need to understand about this demographic’s interests. With her signature no-holds-barred candor and larger-than-life personality, she shares hilarious stories about the inner working of politics and the issues that will drive Hispanic voters to (or from) the voting booths.
  • Hispanic and Latin American Issues
    Ana Navarro has dedicated most of her life to working on issues important to the Hispanic community, including immigration, foreign policy, education, healthcare, and the economy. Tailored to her audience’s chosen topic, she shares entertaining stories as she outlines the issues and explains what audiences need to know.
  • Women in Politics
    Ana Navarro shares insights and stories about being a female immigrant and the challenges she has faced in her political career. She explores the top political issues of the day spun through the female voter’s perspective and shares how organizations and politicians can appeal to this increasingly important voter block more effectively.
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