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Beauty, Intelligence Take Stage for 1st Miss Texas Latina Pageant
Orange County Hispanic Education Endowment Fund
The Bush Religious Fundamentalism
By Beto Segovia
George W. Bush is the darling off the Christian Right, the religious movement
concentrated in the 'bible' belt of our country - The Southeast and the
Midwest. Fundamentalist Christians believe that the Gospel, literally, is the
'word' of God which must be obeyed absolutely. This group is synonymous with the
conservative right wing and has taken over the Republican Party platform.
President Bush is a self proclaimed 'man of faith' who relies on the literal meaning
of the Gospel. He makes decisions and formulates policies based on his
religious fundamentalist beliefs which affect all the World.
COUNTER POINT TO RAOUL LOWERY CONTRERAS
America Deserves Better
By Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz, Congressman Silvestre Reyes, Congressman Joe
This past week a group with strong ties to Republican operatives old and new,
and funded by a Texas millionaire, launched an advertising campaign to
discredit the service of John Kerry during the Vietnam War, and to question whether
or not he deserved the medals and Purple Hearts he received there. It was
another shameful display of the worst kind of politics, and a shameful attack on
the service record of an American war hero. It was also an insult to all of us
who have served our country, and to all those who have seen the toll the
battlefield takes on a soldier.
COUNTER POINT TO BETO SEGOVIA ON CHAVEZ
By Antonio Antonetti
Beto the part that you don't know, is that Chavez already made a deal with
the Bush administration, by giving the USA a belt of the Orinoco river to be
exploited at their will, (is one of the biggest weal's of petroleum found in
Venezuela)…Another thing that you may not be aware is that Chavez who declared
himself as en enemy of anyone who opposes him, was the same person in charge of
buying the computers and also did the hiring of the technicians that programmed
the so call software (USA techs) that did the vote count of the 'recall' in
August 23, 2004 Requiring Health Providers to Question Citizenship and
Naturalization Status of Patients Is a Matter of Grave Concern
By Patricia Mejorado
I am deeply concerned about a proposal put forth by the Centers for Medicare
and Medicaid Services (CMS), which requires providers to question the
citizenship and naturalization status of patients using emergency care. The current
proposal, which implements Section 1011 of the Medicare and Modernization Act
(MMA), has potentially massive public health implications.
Hispanic vote could decide the 2004 General Election
By Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
With less than three months to go until the elections, Latino voters
constitute one of the most coveted voting blocs in 2004. While polls show most voters
have already decided who they will cast their votes for, Hispanics stand out
as one of the few groups of voters that remain up for grabs.
Venezuela's Referendum Resolves Leadership Crisis, but Fails to Reconcile the
Country's Polarized Society/Council on Hemispheric Affairs
o The overwhelming turnout of Venezuelans on August 15 reaffirms the
country's democratic process, while providing President Hugo Chávez with a
reinvigorated populist mandate for his social spending programs.
The Price of Dissent in Venezuela - Hugo Chávez's thugs celebrate their
"victory" by shooting my mother.
BY Thor L. Halvorssen On Monday afternoon, dozens of people assembled in the
Altamira Plaza, a public square in a residential neighborhood here that has
come to symbolize nonviolent dissent in Venezuela. The crowd was there to
question the accuracy of the results that announced a triumph for President Hugo
Chávez in Sunday's recall referendum.
Conference: Hispanics and the Formation of the American People
New Overtime Rules at a Glance
- winners and losers
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