Thursday - Mar 21, 2019
  • Supreme Court decision brings worries

    by Marvin J Ramirez

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    The recent Tuesday, June 26 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that race cannot be a factor in the assignment of children in public school is slap in the face to African-North Americans and Latinos who have faced more than a century of discrimination in society.

  • Tap water is free and is healthy

    by Marvin J Ramirez

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    Not long ago, people got their water only from the tap. Now, almost most people buy water in a bottle, sometimes thinking the quality is better.

    A water seller came by my office sometimes ago. He offered me one of those big water gallons for free.

  • Boxing – The Sport of Gentlemen

    Saturday, July 14

    - at Hamburg, Germany, 12 rounds,

    heavyweights: Luan Krasniqi (30-2-1, 14 KOs) vs.

    Tony Thompson (29-1, 17 KOs).

    Saturday, July 14

    - at London, 12 rounds, featherweights:

    Nicky Cook (27-0, 15 KOs) vs. Steven Luevano (32-1, 14 KOs);

    12 rounds, lightweights: Willie Limond (28-1, 8 KOs) vs.

    Amir Khan (12-0, 9 KOs).

    Saturday, July 14

  • Pesticide leaves Latin American banana workers sterile

    by the El Reportero wire services

    Approximately 5,000 agricultural workers from Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama have filed five lawsuits in the United States, claiming they were left sterile due to the exposure to the pesticide, DBCP, in the 1970s.

    Jury selection for the first of the lawsuits is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

  • Commentary: What next after collapse of immigration bill?

    by Javier Rodriguez

    The recently defeated Senate immigration proposal and the one waiting to be addressed in the lower house, the Strive Act, are neither pro-immigrant nor pro-worker Immigration reform.

    Both fall far short of the human rights standards set forth by the United Nations International Covenant for the Protection of Migrant Workers.

  • Mexico — beautiful, beloved and broke –– except for Carlos Slim

    by Andy Porras

       México lindo y querido — beautiful and beloved, as the old ballad proclaims — is also a land of depressing disparity. It is, as a recent study sizes up, almost 50 percent dirt poor.

       Then, too, Mexico is the home of the world’s richest man, Carlos Slim Helu. His family came to Mexico from Lebanon just before the 1911 Mexican Revolution.  

       Is there something wrong with this picture? Many Mexicans, rich or poor, think so.