Tuesday - Apr 23, 2019
  • Aid to Nicaragua intensifies

    by the El Reportero staff San Francisco’s repair shop owner Luis Pérez receives the first donations from the community for the victims of huracan Felix in Nicaragua. The goal is to fill one of several 40-ton ship containers. (photo por Edgar Martinez) After the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua was devastated by a hurricane last August,

  • It’s time for a new Ellis Island

    by Cecilio Morales

    Since parity in health care was good enough for Republicans at a recent presidential debate, perhaps their anti-immigrant followers ought to consider parity for today’s immigrants. Immigration restrictions today should be no greater than they were when the majority of this country’s forbears came.

  • Central America celebrates 186 years

    by the El Reportero staff Long live the Independence! At center, the four Central American consuls in San Francisco: L-R: Rafael Vanegas, of Honduras, Rafael Carballo, of El Salvador, Denis Galeano, of Nicaragua and Ana Patricia Ramírez, of Guatemala, listen to Nicaraguan National Anthen. (photo by Marvin J. Ramirez) Four of the five countries of

  • Worrying coincidences in Mexican

    ­by the El Reportero news services

    The main television channel, Televisa, claimed on Sept. 14 that three of the policemen responsible for the biggest drug bust in Mexican history earlier this year had been killed. The raid on Zhenli Ye Gon’s Mexico City apartment in March found US$205m in cash.

    Zhenli Ye Gon, who is now under arrest in the US, claimed that the money had been given to him by Javier Lozano Alarcón, the current labour minister, to help meet 2006 election expenses for the ruling Partido Acción Nacional.

  • Raúl Castro’s inheretance: a country restive for change

    ­by Ricardo Chavira

    (Second in two-part series on changes in Cuba, exclusive to Hispanic Link News Service)

    HAVANA— Just about every week poor Latin Americans arrive here for 5free eye surgery, courtesy of the Cuban government. Over the past few years, thousands have benefited from what the government has dubbed “Operation Miracle.”

    Additionally, some 20,000 Cuban doctors are working in impoverished nations, tending to those who would not otherwise receive medical care.

  • Congress must pass the DREAM Act

    by Marvin J. Ramirez

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    When children are brought here by their parents when they are toddlers, should they be treated like-second class citizens and humiliated when they grow up while thinking they were North Americans?

  • Homegrown Latino film Ladrón que roba a ladrón opens

    by Antonio Mejías-Rentas

    RECORD BREAKER: A homegrown movie about U.S. Latinos had the highest grossing opening for a Spanish-language film in the United States this past month.

    Ladrón que roba ladrón opened in 340 theaters Aug. 31 and had gross earnings of $2.04 million over the four-day Labor Day holiday weekend, according to distributor Lionsgate Films. It doubled the April 2006 opening of La majer de mi hermano, which took $1.025 million in 205 screens.

  • 30 years of art for MCCLA

    ­by the El Reportero staff Jennie Rodríguez (left) holds a certificate to hand it in to the next award recipient at the War Memorial in SF. At center María Medina Serafina. (photo by Marvin J. Ramirez) It was the greatest event for members of the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts when for the first