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Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Religious Intolerance and Racial Hatred

By Dr. Henry Flores, NewsTaco This Easter morning I contemplated the condition of humankind.  This is a season, for Christians at least, of rebirth, rejuvenation, and recommitment to being Christians.  Nevertheless, what I see in the United States and the world has led me to conclude that humankind has lost its ability to understand religion

Monday, February 9th, 2015

The Case for Aid to Central America

*It’s frustrating that we’re talking about this as if it were a novel idea. The obvious way to  curb undocumented immigration is to develop the places they’re fleeing. VL By New York Times Editorial Board There are...

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Je Suis Charlie

By Dr. Henry Flores, NewsTaco You are probably wondering what the murders of the political cartoonists in Paris by terrorists have to do with Latinos in the United States.  Well, just about everything!  The terrorists were carrying...

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Sen. Robert Menendez says confirming an ambassador to Cuba to be ‘very difficult’

*The Cuba issue will soon dominate the headlines, especially because there seems to be no strict party line division. Sen. Menedez says he was not told about the Cuba negotiations and eh’ll be skeptical when it comes...

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Could immigration cause another government shutdown?

*On to the big picture. President Obama has signaled that he’ll make his immigration executive order move this week. What we don’t know is what that executive order will contain, although there’s speculation that it’ll most likely...

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Reality Check: Latino Voters are Just Not That Into You

By  Gabriela Lemus, NewsTaco With the mid-term elections looming so closely, much ado is being made about Hispanic voters staying home.  Latino voters – who primarily vote during presidential elections anyway – are just not that enthused....

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Mexico marks its independence day

*As national pageantry goes, Mexico pulls the stops and goes all-out for “El Grito,” and the parades and fireworks that mark the Fiestas Patrias. VL By EFE/Fox New Latino President Enrique Peña Nieto marked the 204th anniversary...

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Sobremesa: Phillip Rodriguez and the making of the Ruben Salazar Documentary

*Four months ago I sat with filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez to talk about his documentary Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle, about the life and death of Chicano journalist Ruben Salazar. The reporter’s death came in the midst...

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Genius is …

*Remember Jason Richwine, who said Latinos aren’t smart enough to be American citizens? His doctoral thesis that attempted to prove his theory was accepted at Harvard in 2009. He apparently has a high IQ. So much for IQ’s....

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

CANTINFLAS Movie Featurette

*I’m looking forward to this. Here’s something to whet your appetite. vl By Our Tiempo Take a look at the making of CANTINFLAS a major Hollywood production of the biography of Mexico’s most beloved comedian. This article...

Friday, August 1st, 2014

At the border, a sharp rise in unaccompanied girls fleeing Honduras

*Parsing the numbers related to the undocumented minor “crisis” at the border, a new story emerges. VL By Jens Manuel Krogstad, Ana Gonzalez-Barrera, and Mark Hugo Lopez, Pew research Center The number of unaccompanied girls from three...

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Damien Cave: On The Way North

*I grew up where I-35 begins, at its southernmost point.  I always imagined a trip like the one Damien Cave took, straight up to Duluth, MN. I was curious about the people along the way, how they...

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Las Cafeteras Do It Again: This Land Is Your Land

*Somewhere, you know Woody Guthrie is smiling. Thanks to our hermanos and hermanas at Latino Rebels for this find. VL By Latino Rebels We love Las Cafeteras. And now we love them more. Watch their remake of the...

Monday, June 9th, 2014

President Obama Will Sign into Law Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medal to the Borinqueneers

*This is from the office of Rep. Pedro Perulisi (PR). Great news for the Borqueneers! (Who or what are the Boriqueneers? Read to find out.) VL Special White House ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 10th Washington,...

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