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TuesdayNovember 2, 2010

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Que Dice la Prensa Latina al Respecto de las Elecciones de Este 2 de Noviembre?

A propósito de la jornada electoral del dia de hoy en los Estados Unidos, HS News ha compilado una serie de artículos publicados en los principales diarios de America Latina, analizando la percepción de la jornada, y los posibles impactos que los eventuales resultados puedan tener en América Latina. 

En este artículo de ‘Elizabeth Mora-Mass’ publicado por el diario Colombiano “El Tiempo,” la columnista dice que “De estas elecciones depende mucho más que el futuro del Congreso de Estados Unidos.” Vaticina –como la mayoría- un golpe contundente al partido demócrata. Resalta la manifestación realizada el Sábado pasado por los humoristas Jon Stewart y Stephen Colbert y afirma que “de estas elecciones depende no sólo el futuro del Congreso de Estados Unidos, sino lo que vaya a pasar con la Guerra de Afganistán, el control fiscal, la economía, el liderazgo mundial de USA, la seguridad nacional, las fuentes energéticas, el Seguro Social, el Medicare, la reforma educativa, las minorías y los inmigrantes, en especial, los indocumentados” y resalta el importantísimo rol de los Latinos, a quienes llama la clave del nuevo congreso.

Éste artículo de la Revista Semana, dice que “Una mezcla de miedo, rabia y frustración domina el ambiente electoral este martes cuando se efectúan unas elecciones cruciales de mitad de período en Estados Unidos”

Lorena Arroyo, corresponsal de BBC Mundo en Las Vegas escribe “La contienda electoral en el estado de los casinos, en el oeste del país, se ha convertido en una de las más seguidas. Y es que en Nevada puede estar la clave de que los demócratas mantengan o pierdan su mayoría en el Congreso,”

El Nuevo Herald publicó este análisis hecho por The Associated press.

Ana Barón, corresponsal en Washington para “El Clarín” de Argentina escribe “Pese a que Obama logró rescatar al país del precipicio financiero en que se encontraba cuando asumió la presidencia, el déficit presupuestario, el índice de desempleo y el número de embargos inmobiliarios siguieron aumentando junto al descontento de la gente. Según el sondeo de Gallup, la mayoría de los entrevistados dijeron que hoy votarán para mandarle un mensaje a Obama: el 24% dijo que votará para apoyarlo, el 35% para oponerse y sólo el 37 % dijo que el voto que emitirá no contendrá mensaje alguno.”

Ernesto Sernán escribió desde Nueva York para “Página 12” de Argentina un artículo titulado “Obama, a las puertas de una derrota anunciada” con el mismo tono sombrío para los Demócratas que el artículo de Ramón Sánchez-Parodi Montoto para el Granma Cubano titulado “Obama en la picota y el caos electoral”, esta nota de “El Universal” de Caracas y estas dos de “El País” de Madrid.

Al tiempo que en todo el territorio Estadounidense la atención se vuelca en las urnas, y el futuro de un partido demócrata mal parado, en California se han abierto votaciones también por la proposición 19,  que busca dar un paso hacia la eventual legalización de la Marihuana. Los dejo con una serie de interesantísimos artículos en el tema, empezando por aquel firmado por el presidente del partido Liberal Colombiano Doctor Rafael Pardo.

http://www.eltiempo.com/politica/referendo-en-california-es-una-oportunidad-rafael-pardo_8240640-4

http://www.elespectador.com/columna-232651-droga-negocio-gringo

http://www.elespectador.com/articulo-232335-proposicion-19-el-origen-del-debate

http://www.elespectador.com/columna-232653-latinos-y-legalizacion

 

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Four Americans Killed in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico over the Weekend

Mexican authorities have confirmed that four US citizens have been shot dead in separate attacks in the border city of Ciudad Juarez.

Chihuahua state prosecutors spokesman Arturo Sandoval said Edgar Lopez, 35, of El Paso, Texas was killed when gunman opened fire on a group of people standing outside a house. Two Mexican men were killed along with the American.

In a second incident Mr. Sandoval said that a 26-year-old US woman and an American 15 year old boy identified as Giovanna Herrera and Luis Araiza were killed on Saturday shortly after crossing an international bridge into Ciudad Juarez from El Paso, Texas.  A Mexican man travelling with them was also killed.

In a third incident, Mr. Sandoval said authorities also identified a woman killed on Friday inside a tortilla shop as a 24-year-old Lorena Izaguirre, a US citizen that resided in El Paso, Texas.

State Department spokesman Philip Crowley stated, “We will support the Mexican government in the investigation that is already under way.” State department figures show a steady rise in the number of Americans killed in Mexico. In the first six months of 2010, the latest figures available, 49 Americans were victims of homicide in Mexico, up from 37 for the same period in 2009 and 19 in the first half of 2008.

Ciudad Juarez has become one of the world’s deadliest cities amid a turf war between the Sinaloa and Juarez drug cartels. More than 2,000 people have been killed this year in the city, which is across the border from El Paso.

 

 

Read more at CNN →

U.S. versus Arizona Who Is Winning?

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was center stage for the U.S. vs Arizona battle over the state’s controversial immigration bill SB 1070.

The U.S. Justice Department that brought suit against Arizona contends that only the U.S. government can make immigration law.  Arizona says you aren’t doing your job so we will.  The current Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, who signed the bill was present as was the bills author, Republican State Senator Russell Pearce.  Interestingly two of the three judges, Carlos T. Bea and Richard A. Paez are Hispanic. 

The justices appeared through their questioning ready to allow Arizona to ask someone they stop if they are here illegally.  However, the justices don’t appear ready to allow Arizona to charge someone with a state crime if they are here working illegally or not carrying certain federal documents.  It is unknown when the judges will rule on this case.

Read more at Washington Post →

Political Messages Posted on U.S.-Mexico Border Fence Must Go

The anti-immigrant group and volunteer border watch group American Border Patrol has been informed by the U.S. Border Patrol they must remove the thousands of U.S. flags with political messages on them placed at the border fence.

The American Border Patrol placed banners and flags with political messages (some racists in nature) on the border fence in Arizona on the Fourth of July.  The goal was to celebrate Americans and to encourage the government to finish 700 miles of double fencing. 

Some messages contained “Go Back to Mexico”, “This is Our Land” or “Stay Out” statements for example. 

The U.S. Border Patrol removed the banners since the fence is federal property, which is not allowed to display political messages, but the flags remained.  The group was told this week that the flags must also be removed because the land is federally owned not just the fence.

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Read more at AZ Central →

ELECTION:  Number of Hispanics that Voted Early Increased this Year

If the number of Hispanics casting early ballots is an indicator of the community’s election participation then it will be a high turnout.  The number of Latinos that voted early for the mid-term elections is up by thirteen percent compared to last mid-term election season in 2006.

White House officials are estimating that 660,000 Hispanics have voted thus far which leads the administration to be ‘encouraged’ that many other Latinos will come out and vote today. 

A total of 5.59 million Hispanics voted in 2006 with 69 percent voting Democratic.

Read more at Hispanic Business →

ELECTION:  Do You Know Where to Vote?

Did you know that two million people failed to cast their ballots in 2008 just because they couldn’t find their polling place.  The folks at the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI)  want to make sure that doesn’t happen to you, which is why they’re sending you this cool new tool that looks up your voting location. Please use it, share it with your friends, and then go vote!

http://presente.org/vote_info

This year, many have seen first-hand the importance of having elected leaders who stand up for the Hispanic communities. Whether in cities, states, or at the national level, there is a need to elect real champions that will fight for what Latinos believe in.  This is why your vote on Tuesday is so critical. When we make our voices heard at the polling booth, it allows us to be stronger advocates for the issues we care about after the elections. 

Many races across the country are extremely close, and could come down to just a few votes. Your ballot could make the difference.

So please take a moment to double check your polling location using the tool built by our friends at the New Organizing Institute, with some help from Google. And then, go vote!

Read more by HS News Staff →



TuesdayNovember 2, 2010