Wednesday - Jul 17, 2019

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  • For Latinos, Republican Party platafform is a hard sell


    by Marisa Treviño

    It’s no secret the Republican Party wants the Latino vote. Hessy Fernández, John McCain’s spokeswoman for Hispanic media, says the campaign’s goal is to secure 45 percent of the Latino vote. McCain Fernández, tells us, “is a true friend of the Latino community.”

    Well, according to the Republican Party platform, a “true friend” seems to depend on who is defining “friend.”

  • 84 election fantasy: choosing between a black and brown president

    (EDITOR’S NOTE: Blacks and Hispanics running for United States President? The highly visible presence of Mexican-American Bill Richardson, governor of New Mexico,, in the Democratic Party’s primary, and primary winner Barack Obama , son of a Kenyan businessman, have many young voters believing the two men are breaking new political ground. Not true. In a Hispanic Link column he authored a quarter century ago, Washington consultant Julio Barreto Jr. provides some context).

  • Feeling nervous about ‘aliens’? So was Ben


    by José de la Isla

    HOUSTON – When a country undergoes fast and unexpected change or feels under threat, its people are subject to commit outrages. By now the list of offenses and crimes committed against immigrants that violate our own moral codes in the Unites States are worthy of a human-rights investigation.

    Yet, is today different from other eras when intemperate prejudices by a loud minority shaped public attitudes?

  • The war against Luis


    by Jorge Mújica Murias

    A few weeks ago, amidst the preparations for the march in Postville, Iowa, in protest for the barbarous raid against the Agri processors Inc,’s workers, Luis, all of a sudden, remembered the issue of immigration.

  • The molcajete police are closing in on my kitchen


    by Elisa Martínez

    Where will all the molcajetes go?

    The tomato recently received a clean bill of health from the Food and Drug Administration. The hot peppers were not so lucky. Jalapeños and serranos are still considered potential killers. Also suspect are cilantro and aguacates. So far, garlic and onions have been absolved.

  • Justice cattle call in Iowa


    by José de la Isla

    HOUSTON – On the same day The New York Times broke the story about the cushy relationship on between prosecutors and judges in Iowa, a Law & Order TV rerun was playing on the TNT cable channel with a similar plot.

  • Open letter to Homeland Security


    Department of Homeland Security

    Washington, DC 20528 Attn: Office of Inspector General, Hotline Office of the Inspector General False Damage Claims: 1 (800) 323-8603 July 30, 2008.

    Dear Inspector General:

  • Feeling nervous about ‘aliens? So was Ben


    by José de la Isla

    HOUSTON – When a country undergoes fast and unexpected change or feels under threat, its people are subject to commit outrages. By now the list of offenses and crimes committed against immigrants that violate our own moral codes in the Unites States are worthy of a human-rights investigation.

    Yet, is today different from other eras when intemperate prejudices by a loud minority shaped public attitudes?