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  • Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan priest, poet and revolutionary, dies at 95

    Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan priest, poet and revolutionary, dies at 95

    Father Cardenal defied the Roman Catholic Church in the 1980s by serving as a minister in the revolutionary government of Nicaragua   by Elias E. López   The Rev. Ernesto Cardenal, one of Latin America’s most admired poets and priests, who defied the Roman Catholic Church in the 1980s by serving in the revolutionary Sandinista

  • Congress checks in on Census Bureau readiness

    Congress checks in on Census Bureau readiness

    Nonpartisan report finds hiring, partnership deals behind schedule   by Mark Hedin Ethnic Media Services   In a Feb. 12 Capitol Hill hearing that stretched more than three hours, Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham updated the 2020 effort and fielded questions from the House of Representatives’ Oversight and Reform Committee. His long-scheduled appearance coincided with

  • The U.S. Census question that may trip up Latinos

    The U.S. Census question that may trip up Latinos

    The Obama administration started multi-year research on approaches that would improve data on Latinos of all races, but the Trump administration dropped all efforts and went ahead with questions that will probably undercount Latinos   by Pilar Marrero La Opinion, Ethnic Media Services   The proposed citizenship question in the 2020 United States Census is

  • IMMIGRATION: Fight over “public charge” rule change isn’t over

    IMMIGRATION: Fight over “public charge” rule change isn’t over

    Advocates seek to calm fears   by Mark Hedin Ethnic Media Services   The fight over the Trump administration’s effort to change the “public charge” rule continues, advocates gathered on a teleconference call for ethnic media on Jan. 31 agreed, despite a Supreme Court ruling earlier in the week that lifted an injunction blocking its

  • Construction of Casa de La Mision begins to do justice to displaced elders

    Construction of Casa de La Mision begins to do justice to displaced elders

    by Araceli Martínez   Leaders of Mission Neighborhood Centers and Mercy Housing laid the first stone of Casa de La Mision on Jan. 9, which will be an accessible housing building for older adults who have been displaced from the Latino Mission neighborhood in San Francisco, and faced the homelessness. The building is located at

  • Mexico-Bolivia tiff heats up: AMLO a ‘cowardly thug,’ says ex-president

    Mexico-Bolivia tiff heats up: AMLO a ‘cowardly thug,’ says ex-president

    Police and military forces deployed to embassy accused of harassing diplomatic staff by Mexico News Daily   A dispute between Mexico and Bolivia intensified this week after the federal government said it was initiating legal action against the South American nation and a former Bolivian president called President López Obrador a “cowardly thug.” Foreign Affairs

  • Proposed public charge rule change, tied up in court, has huge chilling effect on immigrants 

    Proposed public charge rule change, tied up in court, has huge chilling effect on immigrants 

    by Mark Hedin Ethnic Media Services   Federal courts have temporarily blocked the public charge rule change from going into effect, but its chilling effects continue to reverberate. The number of immigrants who, fearing the consequences of the rule change, have taken or plan to take steps to drop out of public services for which they are eligible far exceeds the

  • ‘Close to slavery’ or legalization? The farmworkers’ hard choice

    ‘Close to slavery’ or legalization? The farmworkers’ hard choice

    Article and photo by David Bacon   In Chicano and Mexican families, the grandfathers who came to the United States as braceros (and almost all braceros were men) are mostly gone now. These farmworkers were considered only temporary migrant laborers, yet despite being denied the right to settle in this country and raise families, thousands

  • In the hands of the US Supreme Court the future of DACA

    In the hands of the US Supreme Court the future of DACA

    by Araceli Martínez   Estefany Méndez, a beneficiary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), has a headache just thinking that the US Supreme Court decides to support the Trump administration in its decision to end this program that has helped hundreds of thousands of young people obtain a work permit and stop their deportation.