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SaturdayJuly 23, 2011

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Children of the Harvest - Dateline NBC (VIDEO)-Part one

For thousands of children in America, summer means hard labor in the hot sun.

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Rev. Rodriguez and Circle of Protection Leaders Meet with President Obama

Rev. Rodriguez and Circle of Protection Leaders Meet with President  Obama

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In a meeting with President Barack Obama and senior White House staff yesterday, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez and seven other national Christian leaders involved in the “Circle of Protection” asked the president to protect funding for programs for hungry and poor people in the ongoing budget debate and in any deal concerning the default crisis.

The “Circle of Protection,” is a nonpartisan movement that insists budgets are moral documents and that poor and vulnerable people should be protected—not targeted—in efforts to reduce long-term deficits. The meeting addressed both the nation’s responsibility to cut the deficit and address the debt while not abandoning the Christian allocations embedded in the budget as it pertains to helping the poor globally like malaria tents that Bush provided, AIDS and domestic programs that address the poorest of the poor including faith based programs.

The meeting occurred in the Roosevelt Room at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, just before Obama met with Democratic Senate and House leaders about the debt ceiling and deficit-reduction talks. President Obama stayed for 40 minutes of the hour-long session according to leaders in attendance. White House staff in attendance with President Obama at Wednesday’s meeting were Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett, Director of Domestic Policy Council Melody Barnes, National Economic Council director Gene Sperling, Director of the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Josh DuBois, and Jarrett’s Senior Aide, Michael Strautmanis.

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, who participated in Wednesday’s meeting at The White House, is the president of The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (www.nhclc.org), also known as the Hispanic Evangelical Association, the nation’s largest Christian Hispanic organization. His voice is important to Washington DC because he represents over 34,200 member churches and 20 million constituents- especially important to Washington DC in light of the recent US Census which reported that the Hispanic community is now over 50 million strong.

“As Christians,” said Rev. Rodriguez, “our agenda cannot be dictated by the donkey or the elephant but only by the Lamb. As it pertains to the current budget and fiscal debate, our nation carries a moral imperative to balance the budget, reduce the deficit, and put our fiscal house in order; all without sacrificing the most vulnerable on the altar of expediency. Matthew 25 and Luke 4 compel us to reconcile financial stewardship with Christian outreach to the poor and suffering.”

The Circle of Protection statement has been signed by more than 60 heads of Christian denominations and religious organizations, and endorsed by 45 heads of development agencies as well as leaders of other faiths. The Circle of Protection movement has worked to uphold the bipartisan consensus that has long prevailed in deficit-reduction agreements—that programs serving poor and hungry people should be protected and exempted from any automatic cuts.

The Circle of Protection leaders have met with both Democratic and Republican leaders of Congress, and they have requested meetings with House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

“As Christian leaders, we urge Congress and the administration to give moral priority to programs that protect the life and dignity of poor and vulnerable people in these difficult times, our broken economy, and our wounded world,” they write.
For more information on the Circle of Protection and to view the full list of signatories, visit www.circleofprotection.us and for more information Rev. Samuel Rodriguez and the NHCLC visit www.nhclc.org.

The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference is the Hispanic Evangelical Association unifying, serving and representing the Hispanic Born Again Community via 34,200 member churches and 20 million constituents by reconciling the vertical and horizontal of the Christian message through the 7 Directives of Life, Family, Great Commission, Stewardship, Justice, Education and Youth.

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As Congress and President Battle on Debt Ceiling, Young Hispanics Prefer Spending Cuts over Taxes

As Congress and President Battle on Debt Ceiling, Young Hispanics Prefer Spending Cuts over Taxes

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Generation Opportunity, the new, non-profit, non-partisan organization educating, engaging, and mobilizing young Americans 18-29 years old on the immediate and long-term economic challenges facing the nation – such as the lack of job opportunities and increasing debt and federal spending – is releasing telling new polling numbers on the views of young Hispanics. Hispanics 18-29 years old want to see less government interference, lower taxes on business profits, reduced federal spending in general, and specifically prefer more cuts in federal spending over raising new taxes to get the economy on track.

“The desire to work, the drive to succeed, and the ambition to build financially for the future are shared among all young Americans,” said Paul T. Conway, President of Generation Opportunity and a former Chief of Staff of the United States Department of Labor. “Young Americans in every community across the nation have been negatively impacted by unemployment and the lack of opportunity, especially within the Hispanic community, and they know the solution to recovery is not more federal spending, taxes and interference with those who have the courage and resources to create jobs. If elected leaders in Washington think the generation they encouraged to get involved in reshaping the future of America is now simply going to sit back, take instructions to be patient and remain hopeful as they watch their dreams and country put at risk – then they are out of touch with the very citizens who granted them their trust and vote.”

INSIGHTS ON AMERICA & THE ECONOMY AMONG YOUNG HISPANICS

Generation Opportunity recently commissioned a poll with the polling company, inc./WomanTrend and highlights some of the results below.

By nearly a 3:1 ratio, Hispanic young adults prefer “reducing federal spending” (69%) to “raising taxes on individuals” (27%) in order to balance the federal budget.

70% of Hispanic young adults would decrease federal spending if given the chance to set America’s fiscal priorities.

A 57%-majority of Hispanics agree that “if taxes on business profits were reduced, companies would be more likely to hire.”

In a separate question, a 56%-majority concurred “the economy grows best when individuals are allowed to create businesses without government interference.”

61% indicated their agreement with “American Exceptionalism” – described as an ideal of freedom and democracy exclusive and unique to the United States.

Generation Opportunity’s release of poll numbers comes shortly after appearing at the 2011 League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, where the economy and opportunity were major topics among the estimated 20,000 attendees. The convention drew Hispanic leaders including elected officials, nationally known business leaders, entrepreneurs, and those involved in public service and non-profit organizations.

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David Vitter Is “Intimate” With Prosecutorial Discretion, but Wants to HALT Obama’s Use of it

David Vitter Is “Intimate” With Prosecutorial Discretion, but Wants to HALT Obama’s Use of it

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You can’t make this stuff up.

The Senate sponsor of the legislation that would strip President Obama of prosecutorial discretion to stop unnecessary deportation (the HALT Act) is none other than the Senator with the most direct and personal knowledge of discretion: David Vitter.

Put simply, “Prosecutorial discretion” is the authority of an agency or officer charged with enforcing a law to decide whether to enforce the law in a particular case.

For example, you may recall that a few years ago, this Senator from Louisiana confessed to having committed certain “sins.” What he meant was that he’d engaged in the crime of procuring prostitutes via the DC Madam. Several of the women involved were prosecuted, but not Vitter.  Prosecutors opted not to pursue his case. That is discretion in action.

Vitter again benefited from prosecutorial discretion when the Senate Ethics Committee chose not to pursue the complaint against him brought to them by a group in DC called Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).

On the discretion front, Vitter is 2 for 2. Just imagine where Vitter would be without it.

Yes, Vitter knows from personal experience that someone accused of a crime can really get screwed unless there’s prosecutorial discretion (pun intended).  But he’s willing to take that power away from President Obama, as if the only person who should be allowed to benefit from it is himself.

And here we thought John Cornyn was the biggest hypocrite in the Senate. Vitter is most certainly giving him a run for his money.

If Vitter wants be the butt of jokes because he’s sponsoring a bill to halt discretion, that’s his prerogative. We’re happy to oblige.

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U.S. Commerce Secretaries Highlight Economic Benefits of Immigration Reform

U.S. Commerce Secretaries Highlight Economic Benefits of Immigration Reform

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As the American economy continues to level out post-recession, some experts are looking at immigration reform as a way to help start new businesses and aid job creation. A recent letter from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez outlined the economic benefits of reforming our immigration system and, consequently, the possible further detriment to our economy if Congress fails to act.

In their letter, the Commerce Secretaries echoed what economists have been pointing out for years—immigrants already contribute to our economy in significant ways:

According to the National Venture Capital Association, immigrants have started 25 percent of U.S. public companies that were venture-backed – including Google, eBay, Yahoo!, Sun Microsystems and Intel. Further, immigrant-founded, venture-backed public companies employ 220,000 people in the United States. Meanwhile, immigrant inventors or co-inventors have contributed to more than a quarter of U.S. global patent applications.

Despite this evidence, the U.S. wastes much of the foreign talent that comes to the U.S. Each year, around 400,000 students come to study in the United States from foreign nations. The U.S., however, fails to provide opportunities for these students to permanently immigrate to the U.S. In his immigration blueprint, President Obama acknowledged this problem and recommended that we encourage:

…foreign students to stay in the U.S. and contribute to our economy by stapling a green card to the diplomas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), PhDs and select STEM Masters Degrees students so that they will stay, contribute to the American economy, and become Americans over time.

If the U.S. fails to reform immigration in a way that allows America to retain the best and brightest students and innovators, it risks falling behind in the global race to remain economically competitive. Already, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the U.K. have instituted programs designed to attract immigrant entrepreneurs.

Some in Congress, however, are trying to implement immigration policies that stimulate the economy and create jobs. Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Richard Lugar (R-IN) recently introduced the Startup Visa Act of 2011, which would provide a two year visa for immigrant entrepreneurs who either find a qualified U.S. investor to back their business. The visa would allow the immigrant to become a lawful permanent resident after two years if they create full time jobs for U.S. citizens.

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) also renewed efforts this week to pass an immigration reform bill, calling on advocates to focus on the economic benefits of reform. Sen. Schumer stated that “we ought to start highlighting the fact that immigration creates jobs rather than takes them away. Everyone agreed that is how we are going to start talking about immigration, as a job creator.” Sen. Schumer will hold a hearing next week on the economic benefits of immigration reform.

In light of the current U.S. economic struggles, Congress could look to immigration reform for policies that would help stimulate the economy and create U.S. jobs. If Congress continues to stagnate on this issue as they have many others, it would be a wasted opportunity.

Read more at Immigration Impact →

Snowmageddon Hits Southern Chile (VIDEO)

Snowmageddon Hits Southern Chile (VIDEO)

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Thousands of people are stranded in the Mountains of Southern Chile where over 8 feet of snow have fallen.

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Mayo Clinic en Español Launched to Better Engage Hispanic Community(VIDEO)

Mayo Clinic en Español Launched to Better Engage Hispanic Community(VIDEO)

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Mayo Clinic has announced the creation of its Facebook page Mayo Clinic en español and the successful growth of @ClinicaMayo on Twitter. Both sites offer the opportunity for deeper engagement by patients and medical professionals within the Hispanic social media community, which will broadly expand the information and support available in Spanish on health issues.

For several years, Mayo Clinic has been a social media leader among health organizations, with the most popular YouTube channel by a medical provider, more than 200,000 Twitter “followers,” and an active Facebook page with more than 54,000 connections.
Now, with the creation of the page Mayo Clinic en español on Facebook and @ClinicaMayo on Twitter, which already has more than 1,000 followers, Mayo Clinic is one of the first leading U.S. medical centers to establish a robust Spanish-language presence in social media.

VIDEO ALERT: Additional audio and video resources, including an interview in Spanish with Dr. Victor Montori, are available on Mayo Clinic’s YouTube channel.


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Machu Picchu Celebrations Just 100km from Uncontacted Tribes

July 24 marks the 100th anniversary of the ‘discovery’ of Machu Picchu, the Inca citadel high in the Peruvian Andes, by U.S. explorer and academic Hiram Bingham.

But while Peru celebrates the legacy of the indigenous Inca people, it is simultaneously planning to grant oil and gas companies access to the lands of uncontacted Indians in the Kugapakori-Nahua-Nanti reserve. Such access would pose an extreme risk to their lives.

Stephen Corry, Director of Survival, said today, ‘Only about 100km separates Machu Picchu from the border of the Kugapakori-Nahua-Nanti reserve, where several uncontacted tribes are known to live. Yet the difference in the government’s attitude is phenomenal.

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‘It appears that double standards are at play: when it suits the government to exploit its indigenous peoples, it celebrates them; when it finds a way of profiting from their lands, it draws up plans that could lead to their extinction.

‘If Peru’s new government is serious about demonstrating respect for its indigenous peoples, it will ban global companies from working in areas where they are endangering Indians’ lives. Lavish celebrations with multi-coloured light displays and historical processions might commemorate Peru’s indigenous past, but the only way to safeguard their future is by demarcating and protecting Indian lands.’


Notes to Editors:

Machu Picchu is thought to have been built by the 15th Century Inca ruler, Pachacutec. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.

Machu Picchu is the country’s biggest tourist attraction, and the source of up to 70% of the country’s tourism revenue. It received approximately 800,000 visitors in 2010.

Both Peruvian and international laws state that indigenous people should be consulted about projects affecting their lands. In the case of uncontacted tribes, such consultation is impossible. Survival is calling for all oil and gas exploration on uncontacted tribes’ lands to cease immediately.

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U.S-Mexico Border Residents Not Surprised by Falling Crime Stats (VIDEO)

U.S-Mexico Border Residents Not Surprised by Falling Crime Stats (VIDEO)

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Listening to politicians, one would think that the border is rife with murder, arson, theft, kidnapping, and every other type of violent crime imaginable. Unfortunately, those who spread these images often conflate the violence associated with drugs and arms trafficking with immigration, unfairly painting immigrants as the perpetrators. This image of a violence-ridden, out-of-control border has been used to justify increasingly higher spending on enforcement along the border, increases in Border Patrol agents and the deployment of the National Guard. Immigration restrictionists have also used images of border violence and immigrants committing crimes to shut down attempts at serious comprehensive immigration reform.


However, as residents who live along the U.S. side of the border have known for years, the border is actually a very safe place, and reports of “spillover” violence from Mexico are unfounded. New data recently compiled by USA Today confirms the fact that U.S. border cities have not been struggling with the violence and crime associated with drug and arms trafficking in Mexico. In fact, border cities are statistically safer than other similarly-sized cities in the border states.

USA Today, using data from city and county police agencies and from the FBI found that, from 1998 to 2009, the murder rate for cities within 50 miles of the border was lower than the respective state average. The robbery rate was also lower than the state average. And the FBI reports that kidnapping cases are declining.

In fact, El Paso, TX—located right across the border from notoriously dangerous Ciudad Juarez—was named the safest city in the US in 2010, and has consistently been in the top three since 1997.

Despite all of this evidence, Congress and the Administration remain intent on maintaining the violent border imagery and putting money and personnel along the border. In 2010, for example, the Obama administration authorized the deployment of 1,200 more National Guard troops to enhance border security and requested an additional $500 million from Congress to further modernize southwestern border security. Congress also approved $600 million in the “Border Security Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2010.”

According to border experts David Shirk and Eric Olson, the U.S. is putting its enforcement resources and muscle in the wrong place. Rather than focusing on illegal immigration, more enforcement dollars should be redeployed to “intelligence-based law-enforcement efforts” to focus on cartels and disrupt the flow of guns, drugs, and money. Shirk and Olson also suggest that Congress:

…bring immigrants who are otherwise law-abiding out of the shadows and provide them with legal avenues to enter the country. Widening the gates—with more elastic quotas for work visas (especially for our Mexican and Central American neighbors)—would allow U.S. Border Patrol agents to turn their fullest attention to organized criminal groups and would-be terrorists without the distraction of hunting down would-be gardeners and dish-washers.

There is a great deal of data dispelling the myth of an out-of-control border and immigrants committing crime. Border experts continue to advocate focusing border enforcement resources on drug trafficking, arms trafficking, and money laundering. The question is, when will Congress get over its fixation on deporting immigrants and begin a constructive debate over fixing our broken immigration system and addressing real problems along the border?
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Georgia’s Anti-Immigration Law Hits Restaurant Industry

Georgia’s Anti-Immigration Law Hits Restaurant Industry

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Georgia is becoming a state that has food, but no immigrants to cook it, and is abundant in fruit, but has nobody to pick it. How extreme do things need to get before lawmakers open their eyes to the damage the state’s new anti-immigration law, House Bill 87, is incurring?

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports labor shortages in Georgia’s restaurant industry following the passage of the state’s tough new immigration enforcement law:

Nearly half of the 523 restaurateurs across the state who voluntarily participated in the electronic survey this month are having trouble finding workers, a summary of the survey results shows. That summary, however, doesn’t say how many pinned the labor shortages on Georgia’s new anti-illegal immigration law.

However, Georgia’s $14.1 billion restaurant industry has been paying very close attention to HB 87. After the Legislature passed the law in April, the Georgia Restaurant Association raised concerns that it would create additional costs for small businesses, and could possibly trigger boycotts targeting the state. The association stated that it supports comprehensive immigration reform, but only at the federal level.

The restaurant industry is not alone in its criticisms.

Georgia farmers have also complained of severe labor shortages following the passage of HB 87. They say the new law is scaring away the migrant workers they depend on to pick their fruits and vegetables, potentially putting hundreds of millions of dollars in crops at risk. A state survey of farmers released last month showed they had 11,080 jobs open.

Yes, that is an impressive number of jobs if you can ignore the fact that they were created as a result of intimidating immigrants. However, the “creation” of these jobs may sound like good news to some, but it has brought with it some grave consequences. Rather than providing opportunities for “natives,” who aren’t interested in doing anything much with food besides eating it, Georgians in the food industry are clear on how much they rely on their undocumented workforce…even if their legislators aren’t.

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An Open Letter to the President from Hispanic Farmers

An Open Letter to the President from Hispanic Farmers

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The following is a letter from Hispanic Farmers & Ranchers Inc. and Minority Agricultural Producers to President Obama:


Sir,

As you address La Raza, Hispanics and Hispanic farmers and ranchers are paying attention to how rhetoric relates to reality. Here is our reality:


Your Administration has deported more Hispanics than the Bush Administration;

provided black farmers, who missed the opportunity to participate in the initial black farmers’ settlement, a less favorable settlement than the Clinton Administration’s black farmers’ settlement;

refused to provide Hispanic farmers a settlement as good as the inferior settlement provided to black farmers in their second round of settlements, despite the undisputed fact that black and Hispanic farmers have suffered the same discrimination.


Your Administration offers Hispanic farmers a dual track alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) process that provides up to $50,000 and a flat $50,000, respectively. The Clinton Administration offered black farmers an ADR process that provided them $50,000 and unlimited damages that could be proven (the largest amount is approximately $13 million). Your Administration has offered black farmers, on their second round of settlements, an ADR process that provides up to $50,000 and $250,000, respectively and an identical claims process for Native American farmers. While USDA spokesman recently stated that the settlement offered to Hispanic farmers is “at relative parity” with those settlements, Mr. President, $50,000, $13,000,000 and $250,000 do not reflect “relative parity.”

As a former constitutional law professor, you know the federal government cannot, consistent with the constitutional guarantees of equal protection and due process, pick favorites among minority groups, yet it has done just that, providing black farmers a more favorable claims process than the one provided Hispanic farmers. If your Administration believes that it can disrespect Hispanics in this way while offering a few platitudes about universal immigration reform and the Dream Act because we have no political alternative, it did not learn the lesson of the mid-term elections.

We do not seek special treatment, merely simple justice. Accordingly, we urge you to direct Attorney General Holder to withdraw the current discriminatory settlement proposal for Hispanic and female farmers and begin immediately good faith negotiations with our attorneys to provide us a just settlement process. It is the only fair way forward.

Respectfully,

Lupe Garcia, President

Hispanic Farmers & Ranchers Inc.

David Cantu, President

Minority Agricultural Producers

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Proposals to Raise National Debt Ceiling by Undercutting Bedrock Safety Net Programs Hurts Hispanics

Proposals to Raise National Debt Ceiling by Undercutting Bedrock Safety Net Programs Hurts Hispanics

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The Hispanic Federation released the following statement regarding the national debt ceiling negotiations taking place in the nation’s capital:

As we inch closer to the deadline to raise our national debt ceiling, the Hispanic Federation is deeply concerned that the plans being negotiated by our nation’s leaders are essentially big spending cut packages that will disproportionately hurt Latinos and other working class Americans. Disastrous cuts to Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare and other bedrock safety net programs form the underpinning of the deals being considered in Washington D.C. Indeed, current proposals being floated in Washington offer a potential of three-quarters of spending cuts for every one-quarter of revenue generation, if that. This is not equity, or sharing the pain. This is placing the majority of sacrifice on the working poor, seniors and other vulnerable populations. 

It is a false choice and an unacceptable bargain for the millions of Latino working families and retirees that depend on these social safety net programs for their social, economic and physical well-being. Below are some of the reasons why the proposed debt-ceiling deals will disproportionately hurt the communities we care for and serve:

Social Security

More than any other group, Latinos depend on Social Security to provide their sole or primary source of retirement. According to AARP, nearly three-quarters (74%) of Hispanic elderly rely on Social Security for more than half of their income compared with less than one-third of White seniors. Additionally, more than one quarter of Latinos age 65 or over depend on Social Security for over 90% of their income. Simply put, the reliability of Social Security’s income stream is critical to the economic well-being of Latino retirees and disabled workers.

The Hispanic Federation believes any reductions in social security benefits to raise the debt ceiling will severely cripple Latino families and must be staunchly opposed.

Medicaid

Hispanics have the highest uninsured rate of any racial or ethnic group in the United States. Nearly two in five Latino adults do not have health insurance resulting in higher rates of hospitalization, preventable disease and premature death. Without Medicaid, the already unacceptable uninsured rate among Latinos would be astronomical and the consequences would be devastating. In 2009, more than a quarter of all Hispanics in the US were reliant on Medicaid and CHIP for health coverage. Scaling back the Medicaid program will not only impact the lives of Hispanics, but nearly 1 in 6 Americans that rely on the program for critical care. 

For these reasons, the Federation is strongly opposed to any proposals to cut this vital health insurance program for the poor.

Medicare

For more than 47 million Americans, Medicare provides a lifeline to their health care security. Thanks to this program, virtually all Americans 65 and older have health care coverage. In fact, 3.7 million Hispanics receive affordable and reliable health care coverage through Medicare.  In conjunction with Social Security and Medicaid, it plays a vital role in helping to provide financial security to millions of Latino seniors and younger beneficiaries with disabilities.

The Federation has very strong concerns about proposed cuts to Medicare. As with Social Security and Medicaid, making changes to undercut this program would be flawed public policy and a moral failure.

The mission of the Hispanic Federation is to empower and advance the Hispanic community. The Hispanic Federation provides grants and services to a broad network of Latino non-profit agencies serving the most vulnerable members of the Hispanic community and advocates nationally with respect to the vital issues of education, health, immigration, economic empowerment, civic engagement and the environment.  For more information, please visit www.hispanicfederation.org.

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Ciudad Juarez Cop Shoots Dog for Barking at Him (Video)

A Ciudad Juárez cop shot “Canela” a terrier mix, after the pooch snapped at him on Tuesday. According to a report published in the troubled border town’s El Diario, the cop left his patrol vehicle to purchase a soda, and after the dog barked at him he shot her, picked up the 45mm bullet case and went on with his shift.

Responding to the call from concerned neighbors, a reporter who arrived at the scene and followed the trail of blood that led her to the dog and proceeded to call Animal Control; the wounded canine was then whisked away to receive emergency veterinary care.
Seven hours after being shot, Canela crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.

Alma Morfín with the City’s ASPCA equivalent—Asociación Pro Defensa Animal, has since lodged a formal complaint. Former Tijuana top cop and current Juárez secretary of municipal security Julián Leyzaola has not given any official statement.

Witness Canela’s sad last moment bellow:


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DREAM ON this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

DREAM ON this weekend with a Latin American natural wonder.  Guess What and Where this is?

Juan Laverde, Latin American Natural Wonder

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SaturdayJuly 23, 2011