Wednesday - Nov 14, 2018

Calendar & Tourism

  • Take a bow, Bill

    by José de la Isla

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    Here’s a movie treatment worth pitching Hollywood.

  • Life Sentence

    by Javier Sierra

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    The brush of destiny painted a very bad stroke on Olga Argüelles’s town. One hundred years of toxic bombardment have devastated Anapra, New Mexico, with a life sentence of an endless source of inmates for the state’s prisons.

  • FOES RENEW EFFORTS TO SHUT DOWN ‘SCHOOL OF AMERICAS’

    por­ Andrés Caballero

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    Hispanic­ Link News Service

    Los opositores a una escuela del Departamento de Defensa de los EE.UU. que entrena a soldados latinoamericanos han dicho que continuarán presionando a que se apruebe legislación destinada a cerrar el instituto en el 2008.

  • How Hillary deserted Hispanics

    by Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo

    I don’t usually worry much about party politics until the general election. The many debates and a good deal of the media attention try to reduce serious issues to controversies. The focus is on "the horse race" and not on the role of government.

    But I have to react against how Senator Hi­llary Clinton has rolled the dice against Latinos and Latinas.  She did it at the televised debate in Las Vegas, possibly betting we wouldn’t notice.

  • FCC gives lump of coal to hispanics for christmas

    by Janet Murguía

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin is trying to overhaul the nation’s media ownership rules, and he’s in a hurry. He’s pushing for a vote by Dec. 18 to end the longstanding ba­n on one company owning both the daily newspaper and a radio or TV station in the same town – regardless of the certain harm it will cause to the already fragile state of minority media ownership.

  • A stink bomb lands in teh presidencial campaign

    by José de la Isla

    HOUSTON – During his presidency, Ronald Reagan was known to be forgetful and even to snooze during Cabinet meetings.

    That condition, at least the forgetfulness part, seems to be a common condition among some Republican candidates seeking their party’s presidential nomination.

  • Did Mexico cause the war in Iraq?

    ­by José de la Isla

    HOUSTON — A lingering question has surfaced: Did Mexico and the undocumented traffic that crosses its northern border into the United States cause the war in Iraq?

    If “illegal immigration” is becoming a presidential campaign issue, you should ask each and every candidate about his or her position on this.

    The issue might have stayed in the closet had it not been for a recent essay and a round of commentaries in the high-brow tabloid New York Review of Books. It started this way.

  • The old man’s last gasp

    by José de la Isla

    HOUSTON – Fidel was calling by cell phone during Hugo’s final remarks at the National Stadium in Santiago de Chile, after King Juan Carlos of Spain had told Chávez, Venezuela’s president, to shut up.

    The convalescing Cuban dictator wanted to tell Chávez he was thinking about the Chilean volunteers who had gone off to fight against Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza in the 1960s.

    Is Fidel’s reminiscence of consequence? You decide.