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Mexican Food in America

01/11/2014 Eric Valenzuela

Staying with grandma in the evenings she was always making chile rellenos or albondigas or chilaquiles (which remarkably has no chile) or something to that effect. […]

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Marines learn about Afghanistan from the LA Police

01/11/2014 Uri Lerner

Using actual urban police to teach Marines so that they can train Afghan Police is an excellent and somewhat obvious idea. After-all, there is only so much a soldier in his early 20s can reasonably be expected know about reaching out to a community, especially one in a foreign nation. […]

América Latina

Soccer, a Princess, and a Dirty War

01/11/2014 Nestor Fantini

Unfortunately, my personal dream for historical reparation did not materialize. Still, the Netherlands continues to be my moral hero, and as a consolation prize (considering that the horrors of the Dirty War cannot, and should not ever be forgotten) General Videla and many of the military mafia that tortured and killed are in jail after being convicted for crimes against humanity. […]

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Mexican Cuisine

01/11/2014 Eric Valenzuela

Don’t be afraid of the spicy! Salsa should not taste like ketchup with onions in it, it should give your tongue a tingle. Also, someone please correct me if I’m wrong but I never hear of Mexicans who get heartburn. […]

California

The Mission District in San Francisco

01/11/2014 Eric Valenzuela

Over the past decade or so, since it has become the trend for young urban white people to gentrify neighborhoods because it’s “more real” the Mission has seen a dramatic increase in the white population along with increased housing prices. […]

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Arizona Casts Obama as ‘Frenemy’ of SB-1070

01/11/2014 Roberto Lovato

Until the President acts decisively to eradicate these programs at the root of the SB-1070 problem plaguing the country, activists should and will continue actions-protests, boycotts, vigils, and other community based actions-that will increasingly target also Washington and Obama. […]

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Another crowned Queen joins the anti-LGBT dark side

01/11/2014 Jorge Amaro

We cannot allow our Golden State, which has some of the most comprehensive protections for LGBT people and minorities, to regress into a one with a climate of hostility and fear. The fight for full equality for all calls for our combined efforts in order to successfully stop Lozano, Verastegui and their anti-LGBT group from importing hate into our state. […]

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A National ID Card System?

01/09/2014 Roberto Lovato

I truly and honestly implore those of you in DC to do the right thing on the National ID Card idea: Repudiate and denounce it immediately as the ACLU and even libertarian and right wing groups have done. […]

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Immigration Reform: a Voice of Reason

01/09/2014 Roberto Lovato

This is the same climate in which President Obama and DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano just announced the “Si Se Puede” of their continued and increased support for one of the most heinous Bush-era immigration policies: […]

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Sotomayor, Conservative Judge

01/09/2014 Gabriel Lerner

With Sotomayor on the bench Obama fulfills two promises; to put the first Latino and the third woman on the Supreme Court.
Maybe he is also putting a Conservative there. Or maybe I am wrong. […]

América Latina

Our Man In Honduras

01/09/2014 Roberto Lovato

“If you want to understand who the real power behind the [Honduran] coup is” says Robert White, president of the Washington-based Center for International Policy, during a recent interview, “you need to find out who’s paying Lanny Davis.” […]

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Immigration: Humanitarian and Just

01/09/2014 Aggie R. Hoffman

Until recently, there were 20 immigration judges in Los Angeles; almost all of them had a case load of 1,500 to 2,000 cases, As a result, those entitled to a hearing had to wait between 1-2 years, and many times when their hearing day arrived, it had to be postponed for yet another year. […]