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March 2011 Archives

Cesar Chavez Knew Change Requires More than Chanting “Yes We Can”

Cesar Chavez Knew Change Requires More than Chanting “Yes We Can”

As Cesar Chavez is honored this week, his legacy offers a powerful reminder that achieving real change is difficult, and involves more than chanting “Yes We Can.” Two years after the 2008 election appeared to usher in a new progressive era, many activists are dispirited. continue reading »

Ruiz Family Lawyer Discusses the case of 4 year-old Emily, a U.S. citizen

Ruiz Family Lawyer Discusses the case of 4 year-old Emily, a U.S. citizen

The case of Emily Ruiz, the 4-year-old US citizen who was separated from her parents and returned to Guatemala, has been generating widespread media attention since it broke a couple of weeks continue reading »

From Tea Party to Tequila Party? Latinos are Getting Restless

From Tea Party to Tequila Party? Latinos are Getting Restless

In the 2012 presidential election, Latinos might be so disgruntled with both parties that they could wind up craving a shot of tequila. continue reading »

Big Business Dictates Immigration Policy—At Workers’ Expense

Big Business Dictates Immigration Policy—At Workers’ Expense

Arizona’s business leaders, frustrated by the deep financial fallout of increasingly radical immigration proposals, successfully swayed state lawmakers into defeating five extremist anti-immigrant bills. continue reading »

RACY JC Advice- Brother Likes it Picante

RACY JC Advice- Brother Likes it Picante

Dear Racy JC, I am a black man that has always been somewhat attracted to Latin women, but I think it's more so because of the provocative ways in which they dress. This is not the best way to really see a woman. continue reading »

President Obama’s Santiago Speech: “The Latin America That I See Today”

President Obama’s Santiago Speech: “The Latin America That I See Today”

The President described “the Latin America that I see today -- a region on the move, proud of its progress, and ready to assume a greater role in world affairs.” The speech in Santiago, Chile continue reading »

“Together We Can Advance Our Common Prosperity:” The President Speaks to the People of Brazil

“Together We Can Advance Our Common Prosperity:” The President Speaks to the People of Brazil

President Obama's first stop on his visit to Latin America was in Brazil, the largest country in the region in geography, population, and economic size. He spoke to the people of Brazil from the country's largest city, Rio de Janeiro, and addressed the shared economic goals of Americans and Brazilians: continue reading »

Center for Puerto Rico Equality & Advancement (CPREA) Responds to Task Force Report on Puerto Rico

Center for Puerto Rico Equality & Advancement (CPREA) Responds to Task Force Report on Puerto Rico

As the Report of the President’s Task Force on Puerto Rico’s Status makes clear once again, democracy at the national government level and full equality under the American flag is only achievable through statehood continue reading »

Charlie Sheen: Drug Cartel’s Pitchman?

Charlie Sheen: Drug Cartel’s Pitchman?

Charlie Sheen may have become the best pitchman for international drug cartels, that, I venture, would gladly pay him the added million a week he demands to continue acting on the cancelled Three and a Half Men television sitcom from the better than $30 billion the cartels rake in annually from U.S. users. He can be their poster child luring legions of fans into the world of drug consumption. continue reading »

Egypt and Latino’s in America…Is an Uprising Coming Here? (VIDEO)

Egypt and Latino’s in America…Is an Uprising Coming Here? (VIDEO)

Unrest leads to protest, and protest can lead to change. This has not been any more apparent than the events that took place in Egypt. Middle-East experts are now watching the countries of Yemen and Libya to see how they take shape, but can the revolution spread to the United States? continue reading »

Racist Kansas Legislator, Virgil Peck ‘Illegal immigrants should be shot from helicopters like hogs’

Racist Kansas Legislator, Virgil Peck ‘Illegal immigrants should be shot from helicopters like hogs’

SOMOS REPUBLICANS are demanding an apology from Republican Kansas legislator, Virgil Peck, when he said it might be good to control illegal immigration the way the feral hog population has been controlled — with hunters shooting from helicopters. There are people advocating to shoot the heads off of “illegal Mexicans”, and Peck’s behavior is extremely violent and inappropriate. continue reading »

Race and Beyond: Majority Minority Toddlers are Children of Color

Race and Beyond: Majority Minority Toddlers are Children of Color

In strictly political terms, the changing demographics may be a boon to progressives and a death knell to conservatives. My colleague Ruy Teixeira argues persuasively that shifts in demography, geography, and attitudes heralds a realignment of political ideology. “All this adds up to big change that is reshaping our country in a fundamentally progressive direction,” Teixeira wrote two years ago. continue reading »

MYTHS AND REALITIES ASSOCIATED WITH UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS

MYTHS AND REALITIES ASSOCIATED WITH UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS

The presence of undocumented immigrants in the United States has increasingly led to a passionate and polarizing debate, characterized by worrisome and inaccurate portrayals of immigrants, particularly during the November 2010 continue reading »

LATIN LOVIN     Loving an “illegal”

LATIN LOVIN   Loving an “illegal”

My life has been redefined by loving and losing an “illegal” immigrant, whom I shared a home and a child with before his deportation. That was two years and a thousand tears ago. Hours spent scavenging the Internet for continue reading »

National Hispanic GOP Group Announces Immigration Solution

National Hispanic GOP Group Announces Immigration Solution

A healthy and legal immigration solution will secure our borders, create a safer North American Continent and promote a stronger relationship with our contiguous neighbors. Enforcement-only initiatives promote a situation that continue reading »