Monday - Jul 22, 2019
  • PRD wins Michoacán


    by the El Reportero news services

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    The final state elections of the year on 11 November produced a win for the leftwing Partido de la Revolución Democrática in the most important of them, Michoacán.

  • Elected oficials of color share similar views on national issues


    by Alex Meneses Miyashita

    Elected officials of color, regardless of their race or ethnicity, tend to share similar views on a number of national policy 8issues, including immigration, the war in Iraq, the Voting Rights Act and No Child Left Behind.

    The majority of them are supportive of the Voting Rights Act and policies 6that benefit immigrants. On the other hand, the large majority is against the Iraq war and in favor of returning the troops as soon as possible. Support for NCLB stands at about a third.

  • Bilingual sixth graders get a sample of translation jobs


    by Juliet Blalack

    Two professional translators showed Monroe Elementary students where their bilingual skills could take them last week.

    Inés Swaney and Tony Beckwith dropped by the Poetry InsideOut program and engaged the sixth graders with stories of their translation backgrounds and adventures, said teacher Anita Sagastegui.

    The two also explained how bilingual skills would help students no matter what career they chose, and then Beckwith shared a poem he wrote in both English and Spanish.

  • When a driver’s license not a driver’s license?


    by José de la Isla

    ­HOUSTON — The give-and-take at the Democratic presidential debate in Philadelphia, Oct. 30, finally looked like the candidates might drill down to display their differences.

    The build-up was there. Barack Obama had said the week before he was going to take off the gloves. Perhaps because NBC and MSNBC with Drexel University sponsored the event, those news people felt they had a certain license to egg on the candidates.

  • Latin America – the new ‘old neighbor we almost forgot


    by Michael Shifter

    Few would dispute that the U.S. relationship with Latin America has deteriorated over the past decade, or that the past half dozen years have been the worst. Even Bush administration officials, and certainly many Republicans in Congress, concede as much. There is manifestly less trust in inter-American affairs.

  • Stop unaffordable mortgage loans


    ­by Marvin J. Ramirez

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    A recent foreclosure study shows a dramatic injustice done to minorities.