Sunday - Feb 17, 2019
  • Emergency teams deploy to Peru

    by the El Repartero news services

    Relief International is deploying emergency relief and assessment teams to Peru to provide immediate assistance to survivors of this week’s powerful earthquake. The 8.0 magnitude quake struck in the evening of Wednesday, August 15, killing hundreds, injuring thousands and destroying homes, businesses and critical infrastructure. Harsh winter temperatures are making the situation even worse as survivors, afraid to return to their houses, sleep in the streets and wait in long lines for food and medical care.

  • The seizure and deportation of Elvira Arellano in Los Angeles

    by Salome Eguizabal

    Elvira Arellano, the 32-year-old undocumented woman who a year ago took refuge with her U.S.-born son inside a Chicago church to avoid deportation to Mexico, was arrested Aug. 19 outside a California church and removed from the country shortly afterwards.

    Arellano and her son Saul, 8, had become spokespersons against U.S. immigration policies that separate mothers and children. She was arrested outside Our Lady Queen of Angels church in Los Angeles after talking with reporters.

  • Bomba and Plena from Puerto Rico hit the Mission

    by Juliana Birnbaum Fox

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    Puerto Rico’s Los Pleneros de Severo Quiñones (PSQ), a dynamic Bomba & Plena group, will be playing the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts on August 24.

  • Juanes to release new single, Beyancé Knowles sings bilingual

    by Salome Eguizabal

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    NEW MUSIC: Juanes, the internationally renown crooner famous for his love songs, will release a new single Sept. 4 entitled “Me enamora.” Juanes is set to release his fourth album, La vida es un ratico, later this year after an absence since his last release, Mi sangre, in 2004.

  • Supervisor Daly introduces legislation to regulate “push” polls

    by Juliana Birnbaum Fox

    A type of telephone polling called persuasion or “push” polls, whose purpose is more to plant information rather than measure public opinion, have been increasingly used to influence voters with misleading or false language.

    Supervisor Daly’s bill, co-sponsored by Supervisors Ammiano and Mirkarimi, wouldrequire disclosure of these polls when conducted within 60 days of an election and related to candidates for a San Francisco elective office.

  • Hate has reached its highest proportions

    by Marvin J Ramirez

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    The enemies of Latinos have thrown a jab to the liver against immigrants with the latest immigration plan that calls for stronger employer sanctions if they hire undocumented people.

  • Immigration-related legislation surges at the state level

    by Salome Eguizabal

    States have passed more than twice as many immigration-related bills already this year than in the first six months of 2006, according to a report released AU9.6.

    The report, by The National Conference of 5State Legislatures, shows that 170 immigration bills in 41 states were enacted as of July 21 2007. This contrasts with 64 through June 2006.