Tuesday - Sep 18, 2018

COLUMN

  • Venezuela’s foreign policy without Chávez: the end of ALBA?

    by W. Alex Sánchez
    Council On Hemispheric Affairs

    Hugo Chávez Frias, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, passed away on March 5, 2013, due to severe health complications. For at least the past year and half, the Venezuelan head of state had been battling cancer that continued to appear in spite of several surgeries. He traveled to Cuba for a new round of treatment this past December 2012, naming his vice President, Nicolas Maduro, as his successor, should the worst happen.

  • The American breed

    by Raoul Lowery Contreras

    The sun rises every morning over Washington D.C. throwing light on a major political conflict brewing between disparate people and groups using similar arguments against a grand bi-partisan coalition assembling support for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

    Most of the anti-Reform chatter comes from three groups and people they influence; the Federation for American Reform (FAIR), the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS, and NumbersUSA.

  • Rival immigration reform plans could ignite Capitol Hill fireworks

    by Basilisa Alonso

    The comprehensive immigration reform proposal spread out Jan. 29 in Las Vegas by President Obama could eventually put as many as 11 million undocumented immigrants, about 80 percent of whom are Hispanic, on a path to U.S. citizenship.

    It is could also light up the sky with an awesome display of political fireworks by the Fourth of July.

  • Fiscal Cliffhanger A study in government fear mongering, Partido Libertario dice: Cut Federal spending now

    An open letter to American voters from Geoffrey J. Neale, Chair, Libertarian National Committee

    Dear Voter,

    You’re being scammed. Conned. Deceived.

    Big Government politicians are trying to whip you into a frenzy of fear over what they like to call the “fiscal cliff.”

    But it’s just their latest episode of a cliffhanger drama. They’re using it to continue their reckless government overspending and stampede you into paying higher taxes.

  • Gandhi advocated the right to bear arms; use of ‘violence’ to defend innocents against bullying, oppression

    by Mike Adams
    Natural News

    Gandhi is known around the world as the master of “nonviolence.” And yet, in the face of being threatened with bullying attacks, even Gandhi directly advocated the use of violence in the defense of the innocent. Had Gandhi been alive today and witnessed the senseless loss of life at Sandy Hook Elementary school, he would have advocated arming the principal and giving her a chance to protect innocent lives through the use of defensive violent action.

  • The Hispanic celebrations of Christmas

    by Santos C. Vega
    Hispanic Link News Service

    Bundled up against the cold, they carry candles and sing traditional songs as they make their way in procession along winding barrio streets. They stop at designated homes. With one cupped hand, each protects a candle’s fragile flame from the cold night breeze. The illumination dances, reflecting their joyous faces.

    Among them, they carry the figures of the Holy Family. Mary and Joseph again are in search of a shelter, re-enacting the Bible story set in Bethlehem.

  • Did they understand the Latino vote?

    by José de la Isla
    Hispanic Link News Service

    MEXICO CITY —John M. Ackerman warned about political quicksand in a Los Angeles Times essay. Ackerman edits the Mexican Law Review, he is a professor at the Autonomous University of Mexico and currently a visiting scholar at American University in Washington, D.C.

  • Democracy and Vote

    by Richard Anthony

    “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself! There never was a democracy that did not commit suicide!” – Samuel Adams.