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Three Honduran Mothers

Three Honduran Mothers

In honor of Mothers Day, that sacred day, I thought I would take this opportunity to discuss the Honduran mothers in my family, women with distinct characteristics that have led equally distinct lives. continue reading »

Race and Beyond: Osama’s Death Unites Americans that Came of Age After 9/11

Race and Beyond: Osama’s Death Unites Americans that Came of Age After 9/11

Late on a clear, cool, spring Sunday night, a dozen or so young people rushed to the north side gate that separates the White House from a large public park in downtown Washington, D.C. They waved flags that fluttered shimmering stars on a blue background, rippled by red and white stripes. They chanted “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” over and over. A few broke into song, a full-throated, if off-key version of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” continue reading »

Youth Joblessness at Nearly 20 Percent

Youth Joblessness at Nearly 20 Percent

As the class of 2011 nears graduation, the usual stress points of Latin honors and remaining credits are taking a backseat to a more dire problem. In an economy where continue reading »

Florida Shouldn’t Make AZ’s Mistake; Anti-Immigrant Bills Will Be Bad for the State’s Economy

Florida Shouldn’t Make AZ’s Mistake; Anti-Immigrant Bills Will Be Bad for the State’s Economy

Roughly a year after passage of Arizona’s harsh anti-immigrant legislation, S.B. 1070, the Florida state legislature is considering two similar bills. These bills pose a severe economic threat to the state. If passed, they will undoubtedly blight the state’s image, hurt businesses, and alienate the state’s legal immigrant population—all without solving the problem of undocumented immigration. continue reading »

How America has Fueled Illegal Immigration

How America has Fueled Illegal Immigration

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg railed against the current anti-immigrant sentiment on Fox News Sunday this past weekend. continue reading »

Consumption Junction: Stop Using Drugs… or Decriminalize Them

Consumption Junction: Stop Using Drugs… or Decriminalize Them

In a recent argument I had over Facebook, a friend of mine made the futile attempt to post that the current wave of Latino immigration is unprecedented due to what he sees as two, distinct phenomena: drugs and violence. He argued that Latinos are unlike any immigrant group before them, because they bring a significant increase in drug crimes and violence. continue reading »

Racy JC- Why They Love Me in Latin America

Racy JC- Why They Love Me in Latin America

Why they love me in Latin America. I don’t know if it was because I said that Latin lovers live up to their reputation (and then some), but the NY Post story was huge in Latin America. continue reading »

More Than One-Third of Workers Will Put Their Tax Refund into Savings, Finds New Survey

-Fewer Workers Report They Live Paycheck to Paycheck- Workers may be feeling a little more fiscally secure because fewer are living paycheck to paycheck. While more than six-in-ten (61 percent) said they currently live paycheck to paycheck, this is down from 77 percent who said the same in a study conducted between May 18 and June 3, 2010. continue reading »

Caldo Americano

Caldo Americano

When people talk of the ethnic diversity in the United States, they oftentimes refer to the American “melting pot,” the historically-popular image of America as a confluence of different backgrounds into a singular American identity. continue reading »

Driving Illegally

Driving Illegally

We’re still plagued by the perennially controversial debate over whether state governments should issue driver’s licenses to undocumented citizens. And why shouldn’t they? Not allowing undocumented citizens the opportunity to study the rules of the road, practice, take the test, and be issued a driver’s license will hardly prevent them sharing the road with the rest of us. continue reading »