Fue el primer acto exitoso de terrorismo en Estados Unidos bajo el gobierno de Barack Obama. Con el correr de las horas se comenzaron a aclarar las nuevas realidades. Tres muertos: dos jóvenes mujeres, un niño de 8 años.Leer más
El evento histórico del inicio del debate sobre la reforma migratoria ya no es ni la única noticia de importancia, ni la más relevante. Lo cual no es óbice para que el debate sea productivo y conduzca, de una vez por todas, a la solución de la cuestión migratoria.Leer más
The fact that Muhammad Yusuf, who was arrested yesterday and accused of conspiring to commit a terrorist act in New York, was born in the Dominican Republic and that his pre-conversion name is Jose Pimentel, wasn’t ignored in the reports about the failed plot. On the contrary, it appeared mostly on the first paragraphs in the news.Leer más
Where are the Latino leaders of the future?
Let me answer my own question with another question…
Do you know the legend of the Bluebird of Happiness?
If Republicans really believe they must do well with Hispanics to win the presidency, they have good reason to be worried.Leer más
«There are hundreds of thousands, if not millions of young unauthorized immigrants who can make a difference like you did, if only they have the chance to do it,» wrote another in a welcoming tone.
As we are now attempting to do.Leer más
For some, this is an homogeneous group, so united that if you make one of them a formal leader, the others will follow.
So if you choose a Latino candidate to run for office, the thinking goes, just the fact that they are Latino will, by itself, convince Latino voters to support them. Regardless of whether the Latino candidate is opposed to what most Latinos support–and vice versa.Leer más
It is more believable, perhaps, that the GOP never considered him seriously, knowing that the only votes he could bring with him were from the Cuban American, a community which already votes Republican. Their VP ticket show-boating was just that — show-boating, bravado and wishful thinking, while sipping the strong Cuban cafecito.Leer más
Super Tuesday will likely be an extremely important day for the GOP presidential candidates, with 410 delegates — or 18% of the total GOP delegates– up for grabs. Of course, a big win could assist Mitt Romney to win the nomination and break the back of either Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich; but on the other hand, a surprise win for either of these candidates could potentially debilitate Romney and deny him the advantage he gained from last-minute victories in Michigan and Florida.Leer más
The cases of chronic violence, which occurs repeatedly and is ongoing, are never explored–and these comprise the vast majority, causing untold devastation and grief.
While massacres and tragic shootings by crazed individuals occur in schools of all economic levels, with varying racial makeups, chronic violence in school tends to be concentrated in lower income areas, where the majority of students are usually Latino or black.Leer más
If you hear the sound of rapidly changing drafts, the addition of words in Spanish by the speechwriters, the shift away from deportation as a one-size-fits-all solution, it’s because primaries in Florida and other states with considerable Latino populations are just around the corner.Leer más
It hasn’t always been like this in California. The Golden State was once a Mecca for education at all levels. Higher education at the three systems created by the government the University of California with 9 campuses, the California State University with 23 and the enormous Community College system was all affordableLeer más
«Mr. Speaker, I am not anti-immigrant: my father was born in Mexico.»
End of discussion. How could we think otherwise? Demolishing argument. Iron logic. Incredible philosophy. Why teach about Socrates, Descartes or Spinoza, when we have Mitt Romney?
Because, actually, how can any American be anti-immigrant when most of their forefathers were born somewhere else?
Quite frankly, it seems there have already been way too many GOP debates, and many more scheduled. They have been going on now for far too long. Please. The candidates perhaps cannot remember what they initially thought. And they may, for a change, say something constructive.Leer más