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  • Jenni Rivera plane nose-dived at 600 mph, Mexican official says

    12/12/2012 8:58:28 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 106 replies
    abc ^ | Tuesday, December 11, 2012
    The small plane carrying Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera plunged in a nose-dive from more than 28,000 feet and hit the ground at more than 600 mph, Mexico's top transportation official said. Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, Mexico's secretary of communications and transportation, offered a Mexican radio station the first detailed accounts of the moments leading up to the crash that killed Rivera and six other people aboard the Learjet on Sunday. The plane practically nose-dived," Ruiz told Radio Formulate. "The impact must have been terrible." Ruiz said the 43-year-old aircraft hit the ground 1.2 miles from where it began falling and...
  • Consider The Other Side of the "Longoria Affair"

    01/08/2012 7:03:56 AM PST · by texanyankee · 4 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | January 7, 2012 | Bob Richter
    "Sixty-three years ago this week something happened in Three Rivers, 80 miles south of here, that put the town on Page 1 of the Jan. 13, 1949, New York Times: “GI of Mexican Origin, Denied Rights in Texas, to Be Buried in Arlington.” And, said Walter Winchell, renowned radio newsman of the day: “The state of Texas, which looms so large on the map, certainly looks small tonight.” The story became a blot on Three Rivers and was a catalyst for the American GI Forum and the spread of civil rights and pride among Mexican Americans here and elsewhere. However,...
  • In New York, Mexicans Lag in Education

    11/25/2011 4:58:48 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 24, 2011 | KIRK SEMPLE
    In the past two decades, the Mexican population in New York City has grown more than fivefold, with immigrants settling across the five boroughs. Many adults have demonstrated remarkable success at finding work, filling restaurant kitchens and construction sites, and opening hundreds of businesses. But their children, in one crucial respect, have fared far differently. About 41 percent of all Mexicans between ages 16 and 19 in the city have dropped out of school, according to census data. No other major immigrant group has a dropout rate higher than 20 percent, and the overall rate for the city is less...
  • Poll: Mexicans say Mexican-Americans Owe Loyalty to Mexico Over U.S.

    10/15/2009 11:49:08 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 1 replies · 200+ views
    (CNSNews.com) - Nearly 70 percent of Mexicans surveyed said that Mexican-Americans – including those born in the United States – owe their primary loyalty to Mexico, not the U.S., according to a Zogby poll commissioned by the Center for Immigration Studies. “In Mexico, Mexicans overwhelmingly – especially those who have family here (in the U.S. )– overwhelmingly say that it (amnesty) would encourage illegal immigration in the future.”
  • Poll: Mexicans say Mexican-Americans Owe Loyalty to Mexico Over U.S.

    10/15/2009 11:51:17 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 63 replies · 1,501+ views
    (CNSNews.com) - Nearly 70 percent of Mexicans surveyed said that Mexican-Americans – including those born in the United States – owe their primary loyalty to Mexico, not the U.S., according to a Zogby poll commissioned by the Center for Immigration Studies. “In Mexico, Mexicans overwhelmingly – especially those who have family here (in the U.S. )– overwhelmingly say that it (amnesty) would encourage illegal immigration in the future.”
  • Actor Paul Rodriguez Turns GOP After Farmers Hurt to Save Endangered Fish

    07/16/2009 9:38:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 44 replies · 2,257+ views
    newsbusters.org ^ | July 16, 2009 | Brad Wilmouth
    In recent months, actor and comedian Paul Rodriguez has made known his defection from the Democratic party because of the party's lack of interest in helping drought-stricken farmers like himself in California who have had water denied to them by court order under the Endangered Species Act to save an endangered fish, the delta smelt. As he addressed the 2009 Annual California Republican Assembly Convention in May, Rodriguez complained that the fundraising support he has given to environmental groups in the past has come back to hurt him and his family: "I always saw myself as an environmentalist. ... I’ve...
  • L.A. mayor's chief counsel tapped to lead MALDEF

    07/15/2009 10:51:36 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 319+ views
    LA Times ^ | 7/15/09 | Phil Willon
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's chief counsel, Thomas Saenz, has been tapped to become president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the organization announced Tuesday. Saenz has been one of Villaraigosa's closest advisors since taking the post in August 2005, recently serving as the mayor's lead representative in negotiations with city labor unions over salary and benefit concessions to help close the city's $530-million budget gap. And he helped to successfully defend a city ordinance that required hotels near Los Angeles International Airport to pay a "living wage" to workers. Saenz also was one...
  • Mexican Cartels Lure American Teens as Killers

    06/23/2009 2:56:55 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies · 792+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 23, 2009 | James C. McKinley
    LAREDO, Tex. — When he was finally caught, Rosalio Reta told detectives here that he had felt a thrill each time he killed. It was like being Superman or James Bond, he said. “I like what I do,” he told the police in a videotaped confession. “I don’t deny it.” ... The young men all paid a heavy price. Jesus Gonzalez III was beaten and knifed to death in a Mexican jail at 23. Mr. Reta, now 19, and his boyhood friend, Gabriel Cardona, 22, are serving what amounts to life sentences in prisons in the United States. Other young...
  • Report: Thomas Saenz to Head DOJ Civil Rights Division

    02/24/2009 6:04:53 PM PST · by RightWingConspirator · 5 replies · 653+ views
    The Wall Street Journal Law Blog ^ | February 24, 2009 | Ashby Jones
    This just in: The Los Angeles Daily Journal is reporting that President Obama has tapped Thomas Saenz to head the civil rights division at the Department of Justice. Saenz, 42, the former vice president of litigation for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund in Los Angeles, is currently serving as counsel to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. ... Civil rights attorneys and academics in southern California praised the choice. “I don’t think the president or attorney general could make a better selection,” said Mark Rosenbaum, legal director of the ACLU of Southern California. “He’s a throwback to the...
  • Hillary, Barack, want my vote? Just $20 million, please

    05/08/2008 7:05:45 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 20 replies · 55+ views
    MyWay ^ | May 8, 2008 | Staff
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - What will it take for a Democratic presidential candidate to win the support of California superdelegate Steven Ybarra? Say, $20 million. The Democratic National Committee member doesn't parse his words when it comes to what he wants from Barack Obama or Hillary Rodham Clinton - an ironclad promise to spend that heady amount to register Mexican-American voters and get them to the polls in November. In a telephone interview Wednesday, he said he plans to remain undecided in the tight contest until "someone shows me the money." snip When will he settle on a candidate? "Nobody...
  • Mexican American Integration Slow, Education Stalled, Study Finds

    03/20/2008 5:34:30 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 6 replies · 433+ views
    Imperial Valley News ^ | 3-20-08 | Letisia Marquez
    Second-, third- and fourth-generation Mexican Americans speak English fluently, and most prefer American music. They are increasingly Protestant, and some may even vote for a Republican candidate. However, many Mexican Americans in these later generations do not graduate from college, and they continue to live in majority Hispanic neighborhoods. Most marry other Hispanics and think of themselves as "Mexican" or "Mexican American." * The educational levels of second-generation Mexican Americans improved dramatically. But the third and fourth generations failed to surpass, and to some extent fell behind, the educational level of the second generation. Moreover, the educational levels of all...
  • Groups help organize immigration rallies

    04/12/2006 3:26:46 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 46 replies · 824+ views
    modbee ^ | 4-12-06 | peter prengamen
    They invoke the names of Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez, but the hundreds of thousands of immigrants who have marched nationwide are not following one charismatic leader. Instead, they're loosely guided by Hispanic advocacy groups, churches and labor unions - organizations that have helped transform isolated campaigns in major cities into a broad movement with a coordinated strategy. "There is no one leader, and that's a good thing," said Nativo Lopez, president of the Mexican-American Political Association, a central organizer of rallies in Southern California. "It's a shared leadership among people who we don't even always know." What...
  • Hyphenated Americans Revisited

    10/16/2005 5:06:49 PM PDT · by Wrangler22 · 9 replies · 273+ views
    Conservative Thoughts ^ | October 16, 2005 | John Kuethe
    In recent months we have been hearing much about illegal aliens and Mexican-Americans with regards to the border issue. In the wake of Katrina we heard the ridiculous and unsubstantiated claims that African-Americans were the target of some “white” conspiracy led by the Bush administration. Regularly we are asked to be politically correct with regards to each ethnic group, be it Irish-American, Polish-American, Japanese-American etc. Increasingly we must even be particularly sensitive to those who are even partially descended from any group, if they have even one drop of blood from a particular group you best be cautious. Teddy Roosevelt...
  • Mexican-American fights illegal immigration

    05/30/2005 2:31:22 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 20 replies · 886+ views
    Intl Herald Tribune via New York Times ^ | 5/31/2005 | Timothy Egan
    To hear people who call into Idaho's leading conservative Talk radio station, Roberto Vasquez is a hero: one of the few politicians to tell it straight.Vasquez, 55, a Republican county commissioner and Mexican-American in part of the country where hispanics are ascendant, has been on a crusade against illegal immigration - what he calls an "imminent invasion" from south of the border.Vasquez has tried to get Canyon County declared a disaster area because of the strain from illegal immigrants. He has also sent a bill to the Mexican government for more than $2 million, that is the cost, he said,...
  • A Latin American mayor in times of xenophobia (Villaraigosa to fight the anti-immigrant beliefs)

    05/22/2005 12:54:55 PM PDT · by FreedomSurge · 18 replies · 818+ views
    La Opinion (Los Angeles) ^ | May 22, 2005 | Róger Lindo
    The chauvinistic wave that travels through the country, with “minutemen” gunmen guarding the border and a draconian law that prohibits the issuance of drivers licenses to the those lacking identity papers, did not impede that a Latin American whose father is a Mexican immigrant was chosen mayor of The Angels.
  • 'We're all Angelenos' says L.A.'s Latino mayor

    05/18/2005 4:26:12 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 59 replies · 2,544+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 18, 2005 | Kevin Krolicki
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Newly elected Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Wednesday plunged into the kind of controversy that could underlie his role as the first Latino leader of the multicultural city in over a century. Villaraigosa, 52, the high school dropout son of Mexican immigrants, scored a resounding election victory over incumbent James Hahn in Tuesday's mayoral elections, making him one of the nation's highest profile Latino leaders. Despite a campaign that underplayed race and a result that reflected cross-cultural support, Villaraigosa's historic win also underscored the growing influence of Latino voters in California and across the United...
  • Violence rumors keep kids home -- Thousands absent on Cinco de Mayo

    05/07/2005 10:36:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies · 599+ views
    Valley Press ^ | on Saturday, May 7, 2005. | NICOLE JACOB and CHRIS AMICO
    LANCASTER - The calls started early in the week: Violence was brewing. Mexican students would target African Americans at high schools around the Valley, around Southern California - some said around the country. By Thursday, the unofficial Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo, the rumors had become self-perpetuating, and some students added fuel to the fire, calling in threats and passing the word of shootings, stabbings, beatings and other mayhem. Thursday was another unofficial holiday in the Antelope Valley Union High School District: Senior Ditch Day. "You know, 05/05/05 for the Class of '05," said Donita Winn, a parent and school...
  • Bush jokes at holding Cinco de Mayo party on 4th

    05/05/2005 6:52:29 AM PDT · by Cagey · 63 replies · 1,942+ views
    Reuters ^ | 05-05-05
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush joked about hosting the White House Cinco de Mayo party on Wednesday, May 4, saying, "Next year I'm going to have to work on my math." "The way I see it is mi casa es su casa (my house is your house)," Bush told guests, many of Mexican-American or Hispanic heritage, seated in the Rose Garden at tables decorated in bright pink, blue and green. "I always look forward to Cinco de Mayo especially because it gives me a chance to practice my Spanish," he said. "My only problem this year is I scheduled the...
  • WMU Republicans book immigration critic on Cesar Chavez Day

    03/30/2005 10:54:27 AM PST · by wmichgrad · 9 replies · 675+ views
    MLive.com ^ | March 30, 2005 | C. Ricks
    It was no accident the College Republicans at Western Michigan University picked Thursday to host conservative commentator and three-time presidential candidate Pat Buchanan. They intentionally picked the day that commemorates Mexican-American civil-rights leader Cesar E. Chavez to make a statement about illegal immigration from Mexico. "Viva Buchanan! Celebrate Cesar Chavez Day with Pat Buchanan," reads one poster advertising Buchanan's 7 p.m. speech. "College Republicans declare March 31st America First Day," reads another. A third poster features a quote attributed to Buchanan: "American soldiers defend the borders of Korea, Kuwait and Kosovo. But nothing is at risk on those borders, half...
  • Hispanics for Jorge (George W. Bush)

    11/08/2004 6:10:01 AM PST · by OESY · 14 replies · 1,234+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 8, 2004 | MICHAEL GONZALEZ
    ...But for the Republicans this is unadulterated good news. It vindicates "Jorge" Bush's hunch that aggressively pursuing the Hispanic vote would pay off. His familiarity with Mexican-Americans in Texas formed in him an instinct.... The Hispanic entry into Republican ranks comes, for many, at an earlier phase in their American journey than for other immigrant groups. Just think of the Irish, Italians and Jews, who generations after arrival on these shores can still reflexively pull the Democratic lever. Their vestigial loyalty is the result of what has been the Democratic Party's strategy for over a century. The bargain back in...
  • Mexican activists mobilize to push for Bush's defeat

    09/28/2004 9:06:19 PM PDT · by Cedar · 71 replies · 1,114+ views
    The Herald ^ | Sept. 28, 2004
    Mexican activists mobilize to push for Bush's defeat Mexican anti-war activists said Monday they were launching a campaign to persuade Mexican-Americans to vote against U.S. President George W. Bush though not necessarily for his chief rival, John Kerry. A leader of the "Stop Bush, Stop War" effort, Gabriel Pérez, told a news conference that the organization has gained signatures or expressions of support from scores of activist groups and individual citizens in Latin America and in the United States. The effort is meant to help sway U.S. citizens with strong ties to Mexico in hopes that they will be a...
  • Former Mexican-American farmer among NASA's astronaut candidates

    05/07/2004 4:46:53 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 11 replies · 217+ views
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | Thu May 6, 2:51 PM ET
    Former Mexican-American farmer among NASA's astronaut candidates Thu May 6, 2:51 PM ET WASHINGTON (AFP) - A Mexican-American who grew up picking cherries and apples in California with his migrant farmer parents is among 11 astronaut candidates, NASA (news - web sites) said. Jose Hernandez, 40, was selected among 99 people to be trained for three years by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NASA introduced on Thursday the 11 astronaut candidates it selected at the National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Virginia, just outside Washington. "The class is made up of pilots and engineers who will help us...
  • Should the GOP undertake more outreach to minorities during campaign 2004?

    04/02/2004 11:53:38 AM PST · by robowombat · 127 replies · 196+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | April 1, 2004 | S. Sailer
    Symposium Q: Should the GOP undertake more outreach to minorities during campaign 2004? Posted April 1, 2004 By Steve Sailer NO: A better strategy is to increase GOP share of the white majority. Arguing that it's not in the GOP's best interest to do more outreach to minority voting blocs during campaign 2004 may initially strike you as lunatic. After all, the conventional wisdom is that Republicans simply must do better among minorities to stand a chance. Before the 2002 midterm elections, Karl Rove gave so many interviews explaining how the GOP was going to attract minorities that many commentators...
  • Cultural conquest by stealth (Samuel Huntington)

    03/22/2004 1:02:52 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 72 replies · 437+ views
    The Australian ^ | March 23, 2004 | From The Times
    THE US professor who first proclaimed the global "clash of civilisations" has ignited a new firestorm with his claim that Mexican immigration is splitting the US in two. Samuel Huntington argues in a new book that Americans are acquiescing in "their eventual transformation into two peoples with two cultures (Anglo and Hispanic) and two languages (English and Spanish)". "As their numbers increase, Mexican Americans feel increasingly comfortable with their own culture and often contemptuous of American culture," he writes. The stark warning from the 76-year-old chairman of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies coincides with a US Census...
  • Rep. Brown: Latinos and Whites 'All Look Alike to Me'

    02/27/2004 6:53:31 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 32 replies · 1,652+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/27/04 | Limbacher
    Can you imagine the nationwide media uproar if a Republican congressman said Hispanics and whites "all look alike to me"? But this comment came from a Democrat, so it's probably news to you. U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla., apologized Thursday for her racist remarks. Her outburst came Wednesday during a briefing on Haiti with Florida's congressional delegation and Assistant Secretary of State Roger Noriega, a Mexican-American. The congresswoman, who is black, sat across from Noriega and launched a diatribe against President Bush. She claimed it was Republican leaders who were "racist" in their policies toward the failed black Caribbean nation,...
  • CA: On the rise - Fabian Núñez went from immigrant roots to Assembly speaker

    02/07/2004 10:39:19 AM PST · by calcowgirl · 2 replies · 241+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | February 7, 2004 | Aurelio Rojas
    <p>Logan Heights and La Jolla are only a few miles apart, but economically the San Diego County communities are at polar ends of the planet.</p> <p>It's a lesson Fabian Núñez -- who will be sworn in Monday as Assembly speaker only a year after taking office -- learned as a child and that shaped his life and politics.</p>
  • Study: Mexican-Americans less depressed

    12/30/2003 10:52:48 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 12 replies · 172+ views
    Study: Mexican-Americans less depressed LAST UPDATE: 12/29/2003 6:00:52 PM A recent study finds older Mexican-Americans less likely to show symptoms of depression if they live in largely Mexican-American neighborhoods. It also suggests older Mexican-Americans' higher employment rates, family structures and residential stability make them less prone to depression than other ethnic groups. The study by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston is published in the current issue of the Journal of Epidemiology Community Health. U-T-M-B instructors Glenn Ostir and Karl Eschbach are two of the study's authors. They say their research specifically suggests that Mexican-Americans...
  • Can You Help America?

    11/30/2002 8:03:21 AM PST · by B4Ranch · 687 replies · 2,776+ views
    Self ^ | 11/30/2002 | B4Ranch
    Can You Help America? Are you willing to give five minutes or more of your time to think about a solution to a very costly problem that exists in every State in the Union? If you listen to Rush Limbaugh on TV or on his radio show, you will hear him discuss how dumb and ineffective Democrats can be. He has been saying that the Democrats are only good at whining about problems, not at fixing problems. Rush says the Republicans are the only party that actually fixes problems. Do you believe this? FreeRepublic.com is overflowing with Republicans isn't it?...