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Thursday, November 18th, 2010

A Day Without a Mexican in Prince William, VA

Remember that movie “A day without a Mexican?” It was about what would happen in the US if all Mexicans were to leave, not go to work, not be around. Well here’s and interesting snap shot that’s very to the point: In Prince William Virgina, ever since a law went into effect in 2007 that,

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Investing In Education The “Old Fashioned” Way

As a child, our houshold income was a bit better than that of most Mexican American families in Robstown, Texas. But I hardly grew up in privilege. My father worked at the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station...

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Arizona’s Law Worked: 100K Less Latinos

A study coming from Mexico found that there may be 100,000 less Latinos in Arizona post-SB 1070.  BBVA Bancomer Research did the study using U.S. Current Population Survey numbers, finding that since July, 22,380 Mexicans returned from...

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Pobres Viejitos, Fiscal Commission Targets Social Security, Medicare

I had a conversation with my Guelita recently and she mentioned that she didn’t get a cost of living increase in her social security this year — I hate to have to tell her soon that it’s...

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Latino Market Growing at Highest Rate in US

Let me see if I’ve got this right. Latino unemployment is 12.4 percent, the national average is 9.6 percent. Latinos earn less per year than the general population. Latino educational attainment is lower than the average; their...

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Latinas Open Businesses at 6 Times National Average

Latinas are quite the businesswomen, it turns out. According to a combination survey/Census analysis by the Hispanic Association for Corporate Responsibility, Latinas are opening businesses at a rate six times the national average. Specifically, they are the...

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Latina Consumers Control the Cash — $1.4 Trillion Worth

Latinas influence 80% of the money that comes into a household, according to a study from New American Dimensions. That’s $1.4 trillion by 2013 for those counting. ¡Ajúa, qué fuerte la mujer Latina! From the story there...

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Was ‘Don’t Vote’ Campaign Real? Or a Way to Keep Getting Paid?

With the mid-term elections nearing, everything is heating up and things are getting intense, and in some cases, a bit overwrought. Check here, here and here, if you don’t believe me. The story that got me, however,...

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Hhhhmmm. Another way to look at unemployment

The good people at dailyyonder.com (Thanks to Pamela Price for the suggestion) take a focused look at what’s happening in rural America. In a recent post they took a look at rural unemployment and they put together...

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