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HispanicVista Columnists - November 1st, 2004 Guest Columns - November 1st,
The Latino Vote: Historical AnalysisNCLR Denounces UnAmerican Actions of
By John P. Schmal
… The Fifteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, ratified
in 1870, promised that “the rights of citizens of the United States to vote
shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account
of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” In theory this amendment
gave Mexican Americans, African Americans, Asian immigrants, and other
minorities a voice in both local and national politics. By Raul Yzaguirre, NCLR
For years, anti-immigrant organizations have tried to characterize
immigrants, especially Hispanic immigrants, as "anti-American" and as people "who refuse
to assimilate." In a direct repudiation of this disinformation campaign,
eligible Hispanics and immigrants have been registering to vote in record numbers
throughout the country.
Inhumane solutions to illegal immigration are not the American way.How about
'just the facts'?
By Patrick Osio, Jr.
“We need to give Mexico a little tough love. If they don't like the necessary
measures, it is time for cruise missiles to visit Vicente Fox's ranch. This
should get his attention. If that fails, the next step is invasion and
occupation,” wrote Donald E. Pauley in an article entitled “Tough Love for Mexico.”
And his idea of tough love goes further, “A "shoot to kill on sight" policy
should be instituted for illegal border crossers… By Richard Gonzales
Texas tall tales abound when it comes to fighting crime. Notions on how to
reduce criminality have held political sway in the Lone Star State too long over
scientific studies of "what works." …Politicians, who should know better,
have pandered to fears that crime runs amok in the streets. The results are
counterproductive "get-tough" policies that exacerbate crime, break up families and
cost taxpayers billions.
Too Late –everybody has already votedToday is my wife's birthday. Here name
By Erika Robles
The country is currently more divided than ever before. On one hand we have
Pro-Bush citizens and on the other one Anti-Bush ones. It is sad to realize
that most of those Anti-Bush citizens are not necessarily Pro-Kerry, but they
would vote for Kerry with the mere purpose of getting Bush out of office. By
Pedro Celis, Ph. D.
Her birthday and the comments by Teresa Heinz-Kerry on another Laura, Laura
Bush, got me reflecting on the impact job that is being a wife and a mother.
After my wife and I got engineering degrees in Mexico we moved to Canada to
study graduate programs in Computer Science. During...
Medical Care in English PlusGUEST COLUMN - SPANISH
By Domenico Maceri
The Cantonese-speaking woman experienced vaginal bleeding and went to the
emergency room of an Alameda County Hospital in California. Unable to explain her
medical condition because she did not speak English and the staff did not
speak Cantonese, she was sent home. Four days later, she was back at the same
emergency room and miscarried.Los MIGRANTES seguirán siendo tema de discusión
Por Tere Quezada
Que sí Bush o que sí Kerry. A la Unión Americana le conviene Kerry, al mundo
le conviene Bush. Ciertamente el mundo está mejor sin Sadam, pero no es el
tema. ¿A los mexicanos cual conviene más? Ninguno.
A Trip To Tierra Del GringoMexican Government Provides Legal Training for the
45 Consular Protection Offices in the United States
By Richard N. Baldwin T.
It isn't that often that I find myself up north of the border. And after
spending more than a decade in México, I find my old country a little strange.
You get used to the ways that things are in the country that you live… By
Bernardo Mendez Lugo,
Consul of Mexico in San Francisco
As part of the on-going courses given to the members of the Mexican Foreign
Service, the third training seminar in consular protection took place in
Dallas, Texas hosted by the Mexican Consulate General in Dallas. 20 of the 45
Mexican consular offices in the USA are located in California and Texas.
Four More YearsReflections On Teaching in East Los Angeles: My student's
reactions to the movie Boulevard Nights
By Gary Mendoza
Because of President Bush’s leadership, America has successfully made its way
through a very difficult four years. America is now on offense against
terrorist enemies who had been unilaterally waging their war against us for more
than a decade, and our economy has rebounded from the September 11 attacks and
the recession President Bush inherited. By Howard Shorr
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the film “Boulevard Nights”. In
1979, I was teaching at Theodore Roosevelt High School in the Boyle Heights
community in East Los Angeles. In this essay, I discuss my student’s reactions to
the film, place Boyle Heights/East Los Angeles in a historical context and my
American or Mexican?You’re a Republican???
By Raoul Lowery Contreras
Nothing is more surprising to this writer than the lack of knowledge of
American history by Americans or by Americans of all kinds, including Mexican
-Americans of Mexico’s history… One can understand that Americans would not have
much knowledge about Mexico, but one finds it hard to understand that Mexican
Americans have little knowledge of Mexico and even less of the country of their
citizenship, the U.S.A. By George J. Esseff, Sr.
In today’s America, ask a growing number of high school and college students;
their teachers and professors; the self-anointed media elite and/or hard
working men and women of all ethnicities, the question, “What is a Republican?”
and you’ll be told “…
Patrick Osio, Jr. has written a short but intensive manual on the Mexican
perspective on numerous issues between our two countries. The manual is an in
depth primer on the culture and protocol for better understanding Mexicans that
in turn allows establishing personal and business relationships, and how to
avoid the most common faux pas that can ruin relationships and business deals.
About the author
Table of Contents
Excerpts from the manual
The manual is available through Electronic delivery for $9.95 making it
possible to download the manual to save on your hard drive, printing its entirety
or particular sections while reaping considerable savings over printed copies.
Who will be the next leader of the Organization of American States?
Council on Hemispheric Affairs
• A battle has broken out in the race for the next Secretary General of the
Organization of American States (OAS) after the recently elected Miguel Angel
Rodríguez resigned from his post on October 15. He stepped down as Secretary
General after a scandal broke loose four weeks ago involving a bribe he accepted
while he was President of Costa Rica.
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