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Obama considers Thomas Perez for 2nd Hispanic labor secretary

Washington, Mar 9 (EFE).- U.S. President Barack Obama is considering the Hispanic Thomas Perez, now assistant U.S. attorney general for civil rights, as the next secretary of labor, administration sources said. The sources, who asked to remain anonymous, told the press that Obama wants his second-term Cabinet to reflect a wide coalition that includes women and minorities, blacks and Hispanics, groups that contributed to his reelection last November. Perez, 51, has been in charge of the Justice Department's civil rights division since 2009.

EXCLUSIVE-Colorado Lt. Governor a top pick for US Labor chief-sources

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Colorado Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia is a leading candidate to become secretary of labor during President Barack Obama's second term, sources familiar with the situation told Reuters on Thursday. Garcia, a Hispanic former president of Colorado State University-Pueblo, would bring racial diversity and a Western flair to Obama's team.
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