Saturday - Apr 20, 2019


  • Latino newsroom representation dips for the first time

    by Tracie Morales

    Rafael OlmedaRafael Olmeda

    The percentage of Hispanic journalists employed in the nation’s English-language newsrooms declined slightly in 2006 from the year before for the first time in 29 years that the American Society of Newspaper Editors has been keeping track.

  • Amnesty International honors Mexican advocate for women and children’s rigts

    by Juliana Birnbaum Fox A struggle without giving in:Mexican human rights activista Lydia Cacho Ribeiro takes a moment with the children of Mexican Ballet Folklórico Infantil at the Women’s Building in San Francisco after being honored by Amnesty International. Addressing a crowd that filled the San Francisco Women’s Building on the evening of March 28,

  • Bolivia succumbs to social conflict as Morales loses control

    by the El Reporteroʼs wire services

    Evo MoralesEvo Morales

    BOLIVIA: Both President Evo Morales and the governor of Cochabamba, Manfred Reyes Villa, pulled back from the brink to try and find a negotiated settlement to violent protests that erupted in the second city last week leaving two dead and hundreds injured.

  • Ortega’s promises a new road during presidencial ceremony

    by Marvin J. Ramírez Sandinista commander Daniel Ortega Saavedra receives the presidential sash from Assambly President René Núñez, while out going President Enrique Bolaños (right, wearing suit) observes. Managua, the capital of Nicaragua looked like a militarily-occupied city on Jan. 10. It had the resemblance of a street in Bagdad, with convoys full of military

  • House passes minimum wage; bipartisan AgJOBS introduced

    by Alex Meneses Miyashita

    Rep. lleana Ros-LehtinenRep. lleana Ros-Lehtinen

    The Democratic-led 110th Congress got off to a quick start during its first week of session, moving forward on two piecesof legislation it says will benefit the Hispanic community: minimum wage and AgJOBS.

  • PBS, Latinos still at loggerheads over Burns’s exclusion of Latinos

    by Alex Meneses Miyashita

    Hispanic advocates and executives from the Public Broadcasting System came to no resolution after 90 minutes of discussion and debate March 6 regarding a seven-part World War 11 documentary by Ken Burns that ignores the role of Latinos in the conflict

    Neither side yielded in what was otherwise described as a cordial meeting.

  • Colombia calls for a fresh election

    by the El Reportero wire services Álvaro Uribe COLOMBIA – Politicians both from the opposition and the ruling coalition have called for a new legislative election following the arrest of six congressmen last week for their links to the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC). The last legislative election was held less than a year ago,

  • Two Mission residents fight for their lives after youth attack

    by Marvin J. Ramírez Two unseparable friends: L-R: Marvin Berroterán and Dennis Mendoza were savagely beaten in front of Berroterán’s house on South Van Ness Ave. and 24th St. house by gang members for no reason. For approximately five years, Dennis Mendoza and Marvin Berroterán were like two inseparable brothers, both from Nicaragua, about the

  • Federal ‘No Child’ rules leave immigrants students behind

    by James Crawford­

    A grassroots rebellion against the No Child Left Behind Act is sprouting all over the country. It’s long overdue. What’s surprising is that the most active opposition is growing in s conservative state. And it’s being waged on behalf of immigrant children.