Tuesday - Jul 23, 2019
  • The raid: one family’s ten year of living in fear


    by Pedro Arroyo

    As federal immigration agents creep up California to probe into long-established communities for families without documents, my memory rolls back to that hot August day 20 years ago as though it were yesterday. My father and mother came home from work with terror scrawled on their faces. They looked as though they’d had a run-in with the devil.

  • Tabacco’s other victims


    ­by Dick Meister

    Ideally, tobacco should be outlawed. But as long as people continue to use the deadly stuff, those who harvest it for the great profit of tobacco companies deserve far better than the miserable pay and working conditions imposed on them.

  • Presidential candidates want to abolish the IRS


    ­by Marvin J. Ramírez

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    Just a few days ago, the area of Mission and 21st streets had a short pedestrian and parking congestion early evening on November 18, when presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was expected to speak at a campaign fund-riser dinner.

  • St. Luke’s Hospital faces an imminent collapse

    by Ali Tabatabai Hillary shows up in the Mission Protesters march against Hillary Clinton’s visit in the Mission to a fundriser dinner event Nov. 18 (photo by Marvin J. Ramirez) California Pacific Medical Center executives, community members, and medical staff from St. Luke’s Hospital convened again on Tuesday, to discuss the fate of the hospital

  • Nicaraguan banana workers win $2.5M in Dole lawsuit


    by the El Reportero news services

    A U.S. jury awarded punitive damages to Nicaraguans who claimed pesticides made them sterile.

    ­On Thursday the jury found that American food giant Dole should pay $2.5 million in punitive damages to five workers who claimed they were made sterile by use of a pesticide on Nicaraguan banana plantations in the 1970s.

  • “Oh, shut up!” said the King


    ­by José de la Isla

    HOUSTON—Confronting Venezuela President Hugo Chávez during a plenary session of the XVII Ibero-American Summit, held in Santiago de Chile this month, King Juan Carlos of Spain, told the Venezuelan to bug-off, in so many words.

    The incident occurred when Spanish President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero had the floor. Chávez interrupted a second time.