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Suspenseful Omission

May 15, 2010 // Excelsior - Mexico - Spanish

The United Nations, always attentive to the human rights violations in impoverished countries, shall it say nothing about what is occurring in Arizona?

Thanks, Arizona

May 10, 2010 // El Universal - Mexico - Spanish

Wednesday, March 23rd, in Washington D.C., we were watching a broadcast of the game between Mexico and Iceland that was being played in Charlotte, North Carolina. At the end of the game it occurred to me to ask, “Hey, aren’t the people afraid to go to the game? The INS is waiting for people at the exit, no?” [Read more]

British Petroleum: The Shadow of Chernobyl

May 8, 2010 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

British Petroleum assures that it will pay the costs of the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, but the oil pool continues without control, expelling thousands of barrels of petroleum daily and generating the worst petroleum disaster in the dirty history of that industry. In reality, neither BP nor the government of the [Read more]

Welcome to Arizona … as long as You Aren’t Mexican

May 7, 2010 // La Cronica De Hoy - Mexico - Spanish

They refer to us as Mexicans, Hispanics, Latinos, Chicanos, and even “invaders.” The fact of the matter is that, if you’re brown, your English isn’t perfect, and you speak it with an accent, you are out of luck in Arizona. And on top of that, if you are undocumented or even forgetful, you will end up behind [Read more]

Obama Has No Appetite and Hispanics are Nauseated

May 6, 2010 // La Crónica de Hoy - Mexico - Spanish

Barack Obama made that statement almost casually, while chatting with the journalists aboard Air Force One. He said last Wednesday that Congress may lack the "appetite" to take on immigration reform this year. He could have said it louder, but not any clearer: Immigration reform does not interest the American political [Read more]

Where Does His Anger Come From?

May 6, 2010 // El Universal - Mexico - Spanish

What part of the statement "Bill Clinton supports Mexico" didn't the secretary of the interior understand? Where does his anger come from? Last Saturday, the former United States president announced he was in favor of a "Plan Mexico" against drug trafficking, designed by Mexico "so that no Mexican would think that we [Read more]

The Religious Roots of the United States of America

May 2, 2010 // La Cronica De Hoy - Mexico - Spanish

In a previous column, we spoke of the interesting debate taking place in the United States, in Texas, regarding the educational content of the new social studies curriculum for elementary, middle school and high school and the potential impact it might have on the present and future political, social and cultural [Read more]

U.S.: Stupefied Gringa

May 2, 2010 // El Universal - Mexico - Spanish

The ambassador of the United States in Mexico, Carlos Pascual, is worried because the cost of doing business in Mexico increases every day due to the violence that organized crime is generating. Yesterday in Monterrey, he confirmed for businessmen that, in some regions of the country, it is not possible to live a [Read more]

From the Treaty of Detroit to Goldman Sachs

May 2, 2010 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

Goldman Sachs is the product of the structural transformation of the U.S. economy over the past 60 years. It is the crystallization of the true spirit of neoliberalism, which invests and operates in the financial area, where a mythical hen lays golden eggs called speculation every second.
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