Obama designates Chavez monument

President Obama designated the home of Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument Monday, a move Republicans denounced as a desperate attempt to shore up Latino support as the race tightens in its final weeks.

President Obama and Helen F. Chavez, widow of Cesar Chavez, places a special red rose at the Chavez grave site in Keene, Calif., on Oct. 8, 2012, as he tours the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument Memorial Garden. (Associated Press)

President Obama and Helen F. Chavez, widow of Cesar Chavez, places a special red rose at the Chavez grave site in Keene, Calif., on Oct. 8, 2012, as he tours the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument Memorial Garden. (Associated Press)

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