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Aumenta presión latinoamericana por la independencia de Puerto Rico
Escrito por Cristina Fontenele / Adital

 

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En entrevista exclusiva a Adital, la copresidenta del Movimiento Independentista Nacional Hostosiano de Puerto Rico (MINH), Wilma Esther Reverón Collazo, habla de la fuerte dominación estadounidense sobre Puerto Rico y la ropa nueva del colonialismo, que han perseguido y atacado a la cultura de la isla.

 

Adán Chávez: Venezuela quiere seguir la senda del socialismo
Escrito por Adán Chávez Frías

 

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Cuba y Venezuela son y seguirán siendo referencia para la construcción de relaciones diplomáticas que conducen a la verdadera unión entre los pueblos / Foto EFE.

 

Cuba y Puerto Rico firman acuerdo de colaboración
Escrito por César Morales Buján / JIT

 

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27 de marzo de 2015, La Habana.- CUBA y Puerto Rico confirmaron hoy el interés de fortalecer sus vínculos en el ámbito deportivo con la firma de un acuerdo de colaboración mutua.

 

Por Oscar: Estela Barnes de Carlotto, presidenta Abuelas de la Plaza de Mayo

 

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(San Juan, 29 de marzo de 2015) - El pasado domingo, 33 estudiantes de trabajo social se reunieron en el Puente Dos Hermanos en la ciudad capital, por la libertad de Oscar López Rivera. Junto a ellas estuvo la invitada especial la compañera argentina Estela Barnes de Carlotto, presidenta de Abuelas de la Plaza de Mayo. Fotos: Luis López / MINH

 

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El Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño lamenta el fallecimiento de Doña Alejita Firpi, profesora jubilada del Recinto de Ciencias Médicas de la UPR, líder comunitaria e Independentista siempre. "Una independentista cabal, firme y combativa", Senadora María de Lourdes Santiago.

Sus exequias se llevarán a cabo mañana martes, 31 de marzo en la Casa de la Cultura Ruth Hernández Torres (787-296-1440) en el casco de Río Piedras de 10:00 a.m. a 2:00 p.m. y luego en la Funeraria Ehret (787-763-1030).

 

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National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP)

25 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
800-590-2516800-590-2516 FREE

 

Board of Directors
 
José R. Sánchez
   Chair
 
Edgar DeJesus
   Secretary
 
Israel Colon
   Treasurer
 
Maria Rivera
   Development Chair

Hector Figueroa

Tanya K. Hernandez
 
 Angelo Falcón

   President

 

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20th Anniversary

The Murder of 

Selena Quintanilla-Perez

BBC Witness (originally aired on March 27, 2015)

 

To listen to the story (10 minutes), click here

 

 

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On March 31 1995, Latino superstar Selena was shot dead by her fan club manager in a Texas motel. The Grammy-winning singer was just 23 years old at the time. Her husband, Chris Perez, tells Witness about the day he lost his wife.

 

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"Selena Quintanilla-Perez's grave" 
by Terry Ross
 
 
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National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP)

25 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
800-590-2516800-590-2516 FREE

 

Board of Directors
 
José R. Sánchez
   Chair
 
Edgar DeJesus
   Secretary
 
Israel Colon
   Treasurer
 
Maria Rivera
   Development Chair

Hector Figueroa

Tanya K. Hernandez
 
 Angelo Falcón
   President

 

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VOXXI, the Popular Independent

News Outlet, Closes its Doors

By Latin Post Staff (staff@latinpost.com)

Latin Post (March 26, 2015)

 

Inside Voxxi's Closure:

6 Lessons to be Learned

By Editorial Staff (@portada_online)

Portada (May 30, 2015)

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National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP)

25 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
800-590-2516800-590-2516 FREE

 

Board of Directors
 
José R. Sánchez
   Chair
 
Edgar DeJesus
   Secretary
 
Israel Colon
   Treasurer
 
Maria Rivera
   Development Chair

Hector Figueroa

Tanya K. Hernandez
 
 Angelo Falcón
   President

 

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Mail check or money order to the above address to the order of "National Institute for Latino Policy"
  
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Issue and Ideas

New Debate On Race Among Latinos

By Brenda Medina | bmedina@Elnuevoherald.com

Miami Herald (March 28, 2015)

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National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP)

25 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
800-590-2516800-590-2516 FREE

 

Board of Directors
 
José R. Sánchez
   Chair
 
Edgar DeJesus
   Secretary
 
Israel Colon
   Treasurer
 
Maria Rivera
   Development Chair

Hector Figueroa

Tanya K. Hernandez
 
 Angelo Falcón
   President

 

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Deadline Editor Apologizes For "Insensitivity" In "Ethnic Castings" Article

"We will move forward determined to do better," editor Mike Fleming Jr. wrote in a column Sunday.

By Claudia Koerner

BuzzFeed (March 25. 2015)

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Six months ago, local police in Iguala Mexico attacked a group of students who were planning to attend a demonstration against state violence perpetuated on October 2nd of 1968.

 

Six people were killed, more than 20 injured, 43 students suffered enforced disappearance. Presumably they were handed in to organized crime for execution. The Mexican government has not given a meaningful response, it has been insensitive, and their inquiries have covered up military, police and politicians’ responsibility considering it as an isolated case.

  

Caravana 43 was formed in response to the Mexican government’s lack of transparency for the Ayotzinapa case. Relatives and peers of the 43 disappeared students have traveled to Europe demanding justice, accountability and support, and now they are traveling through the United States. We are very pleased to welcome Caravana 43:

 

  

Calling for Justice:

 

A Dialogue with Relatives of Ayotzinapa’s Disappeared Students

 

(Talk in Spanish with English translation)

 

First Event

 

 

April 8th

 

7:00 PM

 

Sharpless Auditorium

 

Please join us for a dialogue with:

 

 

 

Anayeli Guerrero de la Cruz

 

Sister of Oshivani Guerrero de la Cruz

Clemente Rodríguez Moreno

 

Father of Christian Alfonso Rodríguez Telumbre

Felipe De la Cruz Sandoval

 

Teacher and Father of Ángel Nery survivor

 

 

 

Caravana 43 will hold several activities in the Philadelphia area, I have attached a flyer in case you or your students are interested in attending.

 

 

 

Sponsored by:

 

Spanish Department of Haverford College

 

Spanish Department of Bryn Mawr College

 

Provost's Office

 

LALIPC (BM)

 

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More that 180 organizations in USA, including Frente Ayoztinapa USA and RIUM (Network of Immigrants United for Mexico)

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

 

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March 31, 2015


Consumer, Public Service, and Science Groups Seek Ban on Household Products With Toxic Chemical Flame Retardants

97% of U.S. residents at risk from toxic organohalogen flame retardants in their bodies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, a broad coalition of groups filed a petition asking the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to ban four categories of consumer products — children’s products, furniture, mattresses and the casings around electronics — if they contain any flame retardant in the chemical class known as organohalogens. Among the petitioners that included LULAC were Earthjustice, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Hispanic Medical Association, the International Association of Fire Fighters, the Learning Disabilities Association of America, Consumers Union, Consumer Federation of America, Worksafe, Dr. Philip J. Landrigan and the Green Science Policy Institute.

This entire class of chemicals has been associated with serious human health problems, including cancer, reduced sperm count, increased time to pregnancy, decreased IQ in children, impaired memory, learning deficits, hyperactivity, hormone disruption and lowered immunity. Nevertheless, the chemicals continue to be used at high levels in consumer products.

These chemicals migrate continuously out from everyday household products into the air and dust, such as when a guest sits on a sofa or a baby is laid down on a crib’s mattress. As a result, more than 97 percent of U.S. residents have measurable quantities of toxic organohalogen flame retardants in their blood. Children are especially at-risk because they come into greater contact with household dust than adults. Studies show that children, whose developing brains and reproductive organs are most vulnerable, have three to five times higher levels than their parents.

“It’s critical that the Latino community understand the health risks associated with toxic exposure to dangerous chemicals in consumer products,” said LULAC Executive Director Brent Wilkes. “LULAC joins this petition as part of our ongoing effort to raise awareness about environmental health issues that disproportionately impact Latinos at home, in the workplace and beyond.”

A growing number of firefighter organizations have expressed concern about the use of this class of chemicals as well. When consumer products containing these chemicals burn, the fire and smoke become more toxic. The International Association of Fire Fighters has determined that there is a link between exposure to the fumes created when toxins burn and the disproportionately high levels of cancer among firefighters.

No law or government regulation in the country compels the use of flame retardants in the products that are the subject of this petition. However, no law or regulation prohibits using chemicals from this toxic class in consumer products either. Over the last decade, as evidence mounts that one flame retardant chemical is dangerous, the chemical industry has responded by phasing it out and replacing it with a structurally similar chemical that eventually also turns out to be harmful.

The most effective solution is to ban products containing this entire class of chemicals. Under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, the CPSC has this authority.

Read the petition to the Consumer Product Safety Commission here and supporting statements here.

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A continuación, les presentamos el boletín informativo


del 22
al 28 de marzo del 2015


La Casa Grande de Nuestra Gente
 

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Presidente Perelló y Monitor Federal de la Policía evalúan mejoras a la academia como eje del sistema de seguridad y cumplimiento de la reforma


Noticias | #Seguridad360

 

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Cámara aprueba incentivos para el registro de vehículos todo terreno


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Líder Cameral consigna su aval a confirmación de Liza García como presidenta de la CEE
 
 
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Analizan propuesta para implantar programa de prevención del crimen en comunidades
 
 
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Camara dona vehículo a Hogar Nueva Mujer de Cayey
 
 
 
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Representante José "Pito" Torres reconoce a mujeres destacadas del Distrito 27
 
 
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Representante Ángel Muñoz inaugura Oficina de Distrito 18 en Aguada
 
 
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Rep. Aponte Dalmau inaugura Oficina de Distrito en Carolina
 
 
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Representante Armando Franco reconoce a niño héroe y
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Representante Lydia Méndez inaugura Parque Infantil del Bicentenario en Sabana Grande
 
 
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March 31, 2015


LULAC Reflects on the Legacy of Cesar Chavez

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in observance of Cesar Chavez Day, LULAC National Executive Director, Brent Wilkes released the following statement:

“Today, we celebrate the achievements of Cesar Chavez, one of the greatest advocates for social justice and equality in our nation’s history. Throughout his exemplary life, Chavez used his humility and determination to ensure that corporations provide workers with fair wages and safe working conditions. His indomitable spirit and commitment to nonviolence continues to inspire generations of activists. His words and actions have resonated not only within the Latino community, but with all Americans.”

“I can proudly say that LULAC continues to build upon Chavez’ legacy through our efforts to ensure fair wages, increased access to quality education, and comprehensive immigration reform. LULAC will continue to tirelessly work toward improving the well-being of our nation’s most vulnerable populations, ensuring that ‘Sí se puede!’ doesn't remain an abstract ideal, but a concrete reality.”

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Se solicitan donantes de sangre para el Sr. Ramón Márquez, padre de nuestro compañero Denis Márquez,  Secretario de Organización PIP. Favor de llamar a uno de los siguientes centros para  coordinar la  Donación:

 

Hato Rey

Frente Hospital Auxilio Mutuo

Ave Ponce de León  #662

Teléfono 787-751-6161

Lunes a Viernes 7 am a 7pm

Sábado y Domingo 8 am 6 pm

 

Caguas

Hospital HIMA San Pablo

Teléfono 787-653-3434  extensiones 1178 y 1188

Lunes a Sábado 8 am 5 pm

 

Bayamón

Hospital Hermanos Meléndez

Teléfonos 787-620-8181 extensiones 8145 y 81546

Lunes a Sábado 8am 5 pm

 

 

Edificio Carimed Plaza Suite 202

Frente Hospital HIMA San Pablo

Teléfonos 787-785-2792

                     787 785-2799

 Lunes a Sábado 8 am 5 pm

 

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Ave. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
San Juan , Puerto Rico 00920-2901 

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National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP)

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800-590-2516800-590-2516 FREE

 

Board of Directors
 
José R. Sánchez
   Chair
 
Edgar DeJesus
   Secretary
 
Israel Colon
   Treasurer
 
Maria Rivera
   Development Chair

Hector Figueroa

Tanya K. Hernandez
 
 Angelo Falcón
   President

 

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Christie Turns Back On NJ Migrants

In Bid For Gop Right, Critics Contend

By Hank Kalet

NJ Spotlight (March 30, 2015)

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THE 2015 LULAC NATIONAL WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

Leadership, Opportunity, Education, & Family: Celebrating the Latina Spirit


Santa Ana Pueblo, NM – The LULAC Women’s Commission hosted its annual National Women’s Conference in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. With the theme, “Leadership, Opportunity, Education and Family: Celebrating the Latina Spirit,” this year’s women’s conference included workshops on domestic violence, child abuse, entrepreneurship, running for public office and other issues that directly impact women’s lives.

“The women’s conference is geared towards ensuring that women use their political and electoral power to impact policy,” said Elsie Valdes Ramos, LULAC National Vice President for Women and Chair of the Women’s Commission. “Traditionally, the conference has benefited from overwhelming support. Now, more than ever, women play an important role in the future of our country and we must be ready to lead. This women’s conference plays a pivotal role in that effort. ”

The mission of the LULAC National Women’s Conference is to engage women from across the country and ensure they have the necessary tools in order to become effective leaders. The educational attainment of women ages 25 to 64 in the labor force has risen substantially over the past 20 years. In 2012, 38 percent of this group held college degrees, compared with 25 percent in 1992. However, there are still critical leadership roles where women are underrepresented. Despite the number of women serving in Congress increasing steadily, women remain heavily outnumbered in both the House and the Senate. In addition, women are underrepresented in the corporate sector. Today, women make up only 5% of CEOs and 17% of the corporate board members among Fortune 500 companies.

“The work of the women’s commission is dedicated to remedying these disparities by providing education, training and resources to help women advance. We are very proud of the success this conference has achieved due to the commitment of the Women’s Commission and the generosity of our corporate partners,” said LULAC National President Margaret Moran.




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"In the coming days, we will discuss wage inequality and the under-representation of women in the federal government. This year we plan to make a significant leap in female empowerment," said Elsie Valdes Ramos, LULAC National Vice President for Women.

The ribbon cutting ceremony signified the official start of the conference and LULAC's continued commitment to supporting women's issues.

LULAC leaders from across the country, including National Executive Director Brent Wilkes and LULAC National President Margaret Moran attended the conference.

The conference included a variety of workshops focusing on domestic violence, child abuse, entrepreneurship, and running for public office.

The Honorable Michelle Lujan-Grisham, Congresswoman, New Mexico addressed conference participants at the Women Líderes Luncheon.

Hundreds of women participated in the workshops and conference activities.


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Board of Directors
 
José R. Sánchez
   Chair
 
Edgar DeJesus
   Secretary
 
Israel Colon
   Treasurer
 
Maria Rivera
   Development Chair

Hector Figueroa

Tanya K. Hernandez
 
 Angelo Falcón
   President

 

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The Puerto Rican Problem

By James Surowiecki

The New Yorker (April 6, 2015 issue)

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The guests on the next Puerto Rican Panorama are confident they can train, mentor, and empower Latinas to enable them to rise above the odds and break the proverbial glass ceiling that may be limiting their growth; and thus enable them to achieve their full potential—professionally and personally.  “Latinas Take Charge” airs this coming Saturday, April 4, at 1 p.m. on 6abc-TV.

Also, on the same show, Franco Olivo and his High Voltage Quartet plus Tony Pérez and the Puerto Rican Strings with their rendition of “Verde Luz.”

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Los invitados en el próximo Puerto Rican Panorama están seguros que pueden entrenar, guiar, y preparar Latinas para que puedan elevar su potencial personal y profesional.  “Latinas, Tomen Control” sale por el Canal 6 este sábado, 4 de abril, a la 1 p.m.

Además, en el mismo programa, Franco Olivo y su Cuarteto de Alto Voltaje y también Tony Pérez y Cuerdas de Borinquen con su interpretación de “Verde Luz.”

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Las elecciones en la Comunidad Autónoma de Andalucía: el ascenso de PODEMOS
Escrito por Alejandro Torres Rivera / MINH

 

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El pasado domingo se efectuaron las elecciones parlamentarias en la Comunidad Autónoma de Andalucía. Mediante estas se escogieron los diputados que pasarán a formar parte de la Junta de Andalucía, y en consecuencia, el proceso hacia la selección del nuevo(a) Presidente(a) del Gobierno de dicha Comunidad.

 

MINH convoca a Rogativa contra el IVA
Escrito por Movimiento Independentista Nacional Hostosiano

 

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Harán públicas las denominadas carpetas de los subversivos
Escrito por Waldo D. Covas Quevedo / Centro de Periodismo Investigativo

 

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El Archivo General de Puerto Rico ya terminó el reglamento para hacer públicos los expedientes de miles de simpatizantes independentistas, recopilados ilegalmente por la Policía y las llamadas “agencias de inteligencia” estadounidenses entre las décadas de los 1950 y los 1980.

 

El conflicto Estados Unidos/Venezuela y la VII Cumbre de las Américas
Escrito por Carlos Fazio / Rebelión

 

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América Latina y el Caribe, principalmente las naciones de la Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América (ALBA), y en particular, Venezuela, son el teatro de operaciones de un sordo juego geopolítico entre Estados Unidos y sus socios de la OTAN, contra China y Rusia, dos potencias emergentes que han venido desarrollando vínculos económicos y de cooperación técnico-militar con naciones situadas en lo que tradicionalmente Washington ha considerado su “espacio vital”.

 

Celac aborda en Ecuador objetivos regionales para próximos cinco años 

 

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Ecuador, Costa Rica y República Dominicana, que junto a Bahamas integran este año el cuarteto de la Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños (Celac), iniciaron la primera reunión del bloque desde la cumbre de enero pasado.

 

Actividades

 

Jornada a Betances en Cabo Rojo

 

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10mo. Festival del tinglar

 

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"After my family, what I miss most is the sea" Oscar López Rivera
 
The Water's Edge/ La Orilla del Mar 

Welcome to the Water's Edge, the bi-weekly magazine of the
National Boricua Human Rights Network, featuring articles in English and Spanish.

Bienvenidos al primer número de la revista quincenal de la Red Nacional Boricua Pro Derechos Humanos "La Orilla del Mar", con artículos en Inglés y Español.

 

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Join 33 Mujeres NYC x Oscar Tomorrow in El Barrio!

By Marina Ortiz, 33 Mujeres NYC x Oscar
 
 
This month, 33 Mujeres NYC x Oscar will gather in front of the Julia de Burgos mosaic on East 106th Street in East Harlem/El Barrio.

 

Please join us at 4:00 pm to create awareness among our communities here and help build a movement for the release of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera.

33 Mujeres NYC x Oscar is a group of women from New York City committed to securing Oscar López Rivera's freedom. We hold monthly rallies for 33 minutes on the last Sunday of every month from 4:00 - 4:33pm to signify the 33 years that Oscar has been imprisoned in federal penitentiaries, and will continue to hold monthly rallies until he is released. Our rallies coincide with actions occurring at the same date and time in San Juan, Puerto Rico that were initiated by 32 women in 2013 to mark Oscar's 32nd year of imprisonment. 

 

EVERY LAST SUNDAY AT 4:00 PM

Sunday, March 29th

4:00 pm to 4:33 pm

in front of the Julia de Burgos Mosaic

East 106th Street & Lexington Avenue

 

Directions: # 6 train to 103rd Street or FDR to 106th Street

 

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Puerto Rico Human Rights Situation to be Denounced before OAS

 

San Juan, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) For the first time, the Interamerican Commission of Human Rights (ICHR), attached to the Organization of American States (OAS) will hold in Washington a public hearing on the situation in Puerto Rico, it was known here today in this capital.

The organization that has historically evaded petitions so the Puerto Rican reality under the colonial regime imposed by the United States is known, pretends to listen next Tuesday in its Washington headquarters the report of different Puerto Rican groups that advocate for human rights.

Among the main topics that Puerto Rican organizations will present to the attention of the ICHR, is the case of political prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera, who has been in jail for 33 years in the United States, 12 of them in solitary, for fighting for his homeland's independence.

Lopez Rivera, 71, is condemned for seditious conspiracy due to the link he had with the already disolved Armed Forces for National Liberation (FALN) of Puerto Rico, which operated in the 70 and 80 decades of the past century in New York and Chicago.





International News/Noticias internacionales
 
Fuerte reclamo a favor de excarcelar a López Rivera
 

WASHINGTON.- En su momento más enérgico de la audiencia de ayer ante la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH), el secretario de Justicia de Puerto Rico,  Cesar Miranda, mantuvo que no se puede hablar de derechos humanos y civiles sin demandar la excarcelación del prisionero político  Oscar López Rivera.

 

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A su lado estaba aún el consejero político de la misión de Estados Unidos ante la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA),  Anthony Pahigian, quien durante toda la hora que duró la sesión se limitó a presentar inicialmente al secretario de Estado de Puerto Rico,  David Bernier.

 

En el salón había representantes de los departamentos de Estado y de Justicia federal, así como el director ejecutivo del Grupo de Trabajo de la Casa Blanca sobre Puerto Rico,  James Albino.

"Flanqueado por los representantes del Departamento de Estado y del Departamento de Justicia de Estados Unidos, y frente a ustedes, representantes de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, tengo que decir: que para hablar de libertades individuales sin sonrojarnos todos, a coro tenemos que exigir la liberación de Oscar López Rivera. Este hombre lleva 34 años encarcelado por hechos no vinculados a actos de violencia. Reitero el pedido que ha hecho el gobernador, el liderato político, y el pueblo de Puerto Rico: libertad para Oscar López Rivera ahora", indicó el secretario Miranda. quien luego tendría reuniones en Justicia federal.

 
 


Venezuela and the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

By Hans Vogel

 

Years ago at a state dinner, I was sitting next to a member of the visiting Venezuelan government delegation. Knowing that Venezuela's oil revenues from the 1940s to the 1960s exceeded 13 billion US dollars, more than the total amount of "Marshall Aid" allotted to Europe (1948-52), I turned to my neighbor wondering what had happened to all that money. After all, Venezuela's population in 1950 was only 5 million and had reached 10 million in 1970, while Europe had hundreds of millions of inhabitants.

 

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"You had a lot of money to spend among just a few people," I remarked, "yet Venezuela is clearly not better off than Europe. How come? Where did all that money go?"

 

"Well, I don't have it," my neighbor answered with a big smile.

 

Perhaps he did not, but many of his friends obviously did. Indeed, most of the oil revenues were taken by the small Venezuelan ruling class, made up of a few traditional families and a number of political hangers on. Such as President Marcos Pérez Jiménez who in 1958 was chased out of the country by a massive popular uprising. As he was dashing to the plane taking him to exile in Miami, it is said that dollar bills were falling out of his overstuffed briefcases. With leaders like that, it hardly comes as a surprise that most Venezuelans remained poor and continued to be deprived of the amenities of modern life, although in the meantime a precarious middle class had developed.



Activista argentina pide excarcelación de Oscar López
Por Michelle Estrada Torres, El Nuevo Dia
 

"No hay edad, no hay tiempo. Hay amor, hay paz, hay lucha y se puede".

 

Estela Barnes de Carlotto lo afirma porque lo ha vivido, porque luego de 36 años de búsqueda ininterrumpida encontró a su nieto desaparecido bajo la última dictadura militar argentina, y porque cree firmemente que la perseverancia abre las puertas al cambio y la justicia social.

 

Y esa invitación a no rendirse fue el mensaje que le dejó esta noche a la audiencia puertorriqueña que copó el Teatro de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico en San Juan, donde impartió la conferencia "Testimonio de las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo sobre la lucha por el derecho a la identidad".

"El pueblo es el que tiene la fuerza, el soberano es el pueblo. Entonces, si el pueblo se moviliza, si el pueblo demanda, a nivel interno y externo, porque hay que salir al mundo a propagar, las cosas se consiguen", aseveró la presidenta de las Abuelas de la Plaza de Mayo.

 

La conferenciante resaltó que en la búsqueda de justicia social es imprescindible formar intelectualmente a la juventud porque la conciencia ya la tienen.

 

"Piensen en la juventud de este país. Los chicos piensan muy bien ahora en esta modernidad y tienen conciencia de lo que pasó, del rol que tienen que desempeñar ahora donde están y más adelante cuando sean adultos. Pero hay que enseñarles a pensar, a discernir. Esa es la riqueza que tenemos en nuestros países, la juventud", expresó.

 

Entrando en materia política, Barnes de Carlotto se pronunció a favor de la independencia de Puerto Rico y exhortó a pedirla con una sola voz.

 

"Me duele a mí pensar que escucho todavía acá en este país 'somos una colonia'. Me duele. No tiene que haber más colonias. Nosotros tenemos Las Malvinas, que estamos peleando con la ley en la mano, con paciencia. Abran el diálogo. Tengan presencia en Washington, en la Comisión Interamericana, en la OEA, vayan a Naciones Unidas. Ahí están los pueblos del mundo, que los escuchen con sus delegados, y que digan con argumentos válidos que ustedes quieren ser un país soberano", recomendó. 

 

"Los van a escuchar, no son muy rápidos en sus decisiones, y la burocracia existe ahí también. Pero los van a escuchar, se van a solidarizar y el clamor ya no va a ser de un solo pueblo. Nosotros (los argentinos) vamos a estar con ustedes, seguro", manifestó.

 

Además, la educadora argentina se solidarizó con el reclamo multisectorial por la excarcelación del preso político puertorriqueño Oscar López Rivera, quien lleva 33 años confinado en cárceles estadounidenses tras ser acusado de sedición, sin vínculo a hechos violentos.

SIGA LEYENDO.



Venezuela propone crear movimiento de solidaridad con Óscar López Rivera
 

El presidente de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, propuso este jueves crear un movimiento de opinión y solidaridad con el luchador Oscar López Rivera, quien está preso en Estados Unidos desde hace más de tres décadas por su lucha a favor de la independencia de Puerto Rico.

 

Maduro planteó un movimiento como el de los 5 antiterroristas cubanos, para en un futuro poder verlo en libertad.

 

Asimismo, el mandatario aprobó recursos para 1 millón de bibliotecas antiimperialistas "Oscar López Rivera".

 

"He ordenado la impresión de un millón de bibliotecas para nuestros niños, con diferentes libros. Oscar López Rivera será su nombre".

 

El proyecto tiene como objetivo que la población consulte obras sobre la lucha de los pueblos ante los ataques del imperio norteamericano.



From/Desde Puerto Rico


Donde manda capitán...
Por José Delgado, El Nuevo Dia
 

Hace unos días, el secretario de Justicia de Puerto Rico, César Miranda, ante la presión de grupos pro derechos civiles, dio a conocer, y la fiscalía federal confirmó, que el memorando de entendimiento sobre los esfuerzos conjuntos contra el crimen no se divulga públicamente, sin trabas, por decisión del gobierno estadounidense.

 

El que lo quiera leer, que lo pida a través del proceso que establece la ley federal de acceso a información (FOIA), dicen los federales.

 

En la audiencia de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) sobre la situación de los derechos humanos en Puerto Rico, el secretario Miranda también cuestionó que se le pidiera cuentas al gobierno de Puerto Rico sobre los esfuerzos federales en contra de la pena de muerte. A su lado, estaba un representante de la la misión estadounidense ante la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA), que yno emitió una sola palabra sobre el asunto. Ningún miembro de la CIDH tampoco considera apropiado perdile su parecer.

 

En esa misma sesión, el secretario Miranda elevó el tono de su voz para reclamar la excarcelación del prisionero político puertorriqueño Oscar López Rivera. "Flanqueado por los representantes del Departamento de Estado y del Departamento de Justicia de Estados Unidos, y frente a ustedes, representantes de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, tengo que decir: que para hablar de libertades individuales sin sonrojarnos todos, a coro tenemos que exigir la liberación de Oscar López Rivera. Este hombre lleva 34 años encarcelado por hechos no vinculados a actos de violencia. Reitero el pedido que ha hecho el gobernador, el liderato político, y el pueblo de Puerto Rico: libertad para Oscar López Rivera ahora", indicó el secretario Miranda.



From the/desde la Diaspora


ANCHOR Contributing Artist Highlights Past, Present Struggles
By Alejandro L. Molina, May 30th Coalition to Free Oscar López Rivera
 

ANCHOR is an exhibition centered on the work of Hiram Maristany whose photographs documented East Harlem throughout the 1960's-1970's. He was an original member and official photographer of the Young Lords Party in New York. This unique exhibition features some never before seen photographs and also includes new projects from artists Nicole Cohen, Selena Kimball, Miguel Luciano, Steven Perez, Saul Williams, and Caroline Woolard, each inspired by Hiram's photography.

 

 

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One of Miguel Luciano's projects recreates Maristany's photograph of the original storefront window of the Young Lords Party's first office in East Harlem in 1969. The window of the office was covered with political posters and graphics from Puerto Rico and New York, reflecting the social struggles of the late 1960's. Luciano's recreation in the gallery window features reproductions of many of those original poster graphics, sourced from the archives of the Center of Puerto Rican Studies. In addition, the artist has inserted new poster graphics that speak to contemporary community struggles. Many of the issues from the past to the present remain the same, from police brutality and the murders of Black and Brown youth, to the incarceration of Puerto Rican freedom fighters and the struggle to free our political prisoners. Two new posters are dedicated to Oscar López Rivera and announce the NYC march for Oscar's freedom on May 30th.  
View our Flickr album here.
 
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ANCHOR runs through June 13th at Hunter East Harlem Gallery, 

2180 Third Ave (at 119th) NY, NY 10035.

 

For information on the exhibition and the schedule for artists' projects and events, visit this  link.

 

PUERTO RICAN/HISPANIC TASK FORCE OF THE

"SOMOS UNO CONFERENCE" URGES the FREEDOM of

OSCAR LOPEZ RIVERA

by Ana M. Lopez, NYC Coordinator to Free Oscar Lopez Rivera

 

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SOMOS UNO CONFERENCE IN ALBANY held in March 20-22, 2015 this year had a different flavor.  A trend of Unity was in the air, a new speaker, vibrant Latino leadership were caucusing.  On March 21, 2015 during the Labor Breakfast of the New York City Labor Council for Latin American Advancement in a room filled to capacity, the spirit of hope, of a new beginning and solidarity, was the commonality addressed by the various speakers like New York State Assembly Speaker Honorable Carl E. Heastie,  Chair to the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force Marcos Crespo, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, and Public Advocate Letitia Jones to mention a few. 

 

 Speaker of the New York City Council Melissa Mark Viverito's words were the icing on the cake: she urged everyone there, all union leaders and activists to join the many voices which have united for the humanitarian freedom campaign of Oscar Lopez Rivera. Her words resonated with the many palm cards that were distributed on the tables. In the audience sat José E. López Rivera, humbled by the show of solidarity for his brother Oscar. So many legislators commented and expressed their desire to become involved.

 

What followed this wonderful beginning of the day, the panel discussion on Caribbean Antilles and their respective diasporas.  The conference room welcomed its audience with Oscar López presence on both sides of the wall. The various speakers were introduced by political trailblazer José Rivera, a State Assemblyman representing the Bronx, NY.  We heard a common theme of the experience of the Caribbean diaspora from panelist Guillermo Linares, the Dominican representative of Washington Heights, Manhattan, José E. López Rivera, Executive Director of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center in Chicago, Ill. and brother of political prisoner Oscar López Rivera. 

 
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Although no Cuban representative was present, in the analysis of Cuba was interjected in the discussion of the unification of the diasporas of the Caribbean Antilles.  A common discourse came from all the panelist: What unite us all is that we are all from the same racial mixture, have similar history of struggle against colonialism and forced migration. José E. López said "Our flags are similar in shape and colors, our histories have intercepted at different points as well as our solidarity".  The urgency a continuation of a dialogue as well a call for unity for the release of Oscar López Rivera, Puerto Rico's longest held political prisoner was also a key point.  Jose urged everyone to mobilize their respective communities on May 30th  in NYC to Free Oscar.

 

Boston Organizes for May 30 Mobilization
 

On March 13, 2015, former Political Prisoner Edwin Cortés traveled to Boston to participate in an event for the mobilization of a bus to Philadelphia on May 13 for the 30th anniversary of the attack on MOVE family as well as the participation in the May 30th East Coast March in New York. Edwin also had the privilege and honor to be among several ex-political prisoners such as Raymond Luc Levasseur, Pam Africa, Jimmy Barrett, and Kazi Toure who also celebrated his 65th birthday.

 

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There was a lot of energy and enthusiasm in the room especially among the youth, with the rhythms of Ernesto Eroc Arroyo y Optimus which form the group the Foundation.  Ernesto's father Feliz D Eroc Arroyo gave Oscar's book to Uruguay President Mojica.

 

The following day Edwin addressed the audience at an event at Encuentro 5 and was moved by the folk songs of Rafael Medina (Argentine), Sergio Reyes (Chilean  Political Prisoner), Myriam Ortiz, (Puerto Rico), Suyapa Perez (Project Honduras), and poetry by Suheir Hammad, (Palestine) as well as the words of Roberto Collazo on the plight of the Palestinian women.

 

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NYC Sculptor/Activist Contributes to May 30 Buildup
 

 

NYC-based artist Jesús Mangual has carved a bust of Oscar López Rivera as a fundraising effort for the May30th Mobilization and Rally to Free Oscar López Rivera. For raffle tickets, please contact him at: libresoy1898@gmail.com

 

Oscar López Rivera Art Part of

Upcoming Bay Area Exhibit:

ReVisions: Black and Brown Resisting State Violence - Commemorating Palestinian Prisoners Day


By Mirk Mirkinson, Bay Area Free Oscar Campaign
 
For Marilyn Buck, compañera. By Oscar Lopez Rivera

 

More info on the opening: https://www.facebook.com/events/531060420367787/ 

Participating organizations (list in formation): All of Us or None, Art Forces, Asian Prisoners Support Committee, BAYAN-USA, CAL Students for Justice in Palestine, California Coalition for Women Prisoners, Critical Resistance, Eastside Arts Alliance, Fred Alvarado, Haiti Action Committee, Juan Fuentes, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Middle East Children's Alliance, National Boricua Human Rights Network, Nidal Elkhairy, Oceania Coalition of Northern California, Onyx Organizing Committee, Xicana Moratorium, AROC: Arab Resource & Organizing Center. 

 

Help Us Bring Oscar Home/Como puede ayudar
 

 

     Demanding Oscar's immediate release.

 

     Join the scholars, academics, and people of conscience around the world-including prominent figures such as Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu, acclaimed novelist and activist Arundhati Roy, and philosopher and public intellectual Cornel West -who are demanding Oscar's release.

 

     Published online by the Puerto Rican newspaper El Nuevo Dia. 

 

     We are in many cities across the US.

 

* Write to Oscar

    Oscar López Rivera, #87651-024

   Born/Nacido: 6 de enero de 1943

   FCI Terre Haute, P.O. Box 33
   Terre Haute, IN 47808

 

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Submission guidelines/Directrices de presentación
 

* Send us a picture, a headline and 2 paragraphs about your event supporting Oscar's release. Include contact information.

 

 * Envíenos una imagen, un titulo y 2 párrafos sobre su evento a favor de la liberación de Oscar. Incluya su información de contacto.

 

TWE@boricuahumanrights.org

 

National Boricua Human Rights Network
info@boricuahumanrights.org
http://boricuahumanrights.org
 
The Water's Edge, the bi-weekly magazine of the National Boricua Human Rights Network, publishes the latest news about the Campaign to Free Oscar López Rivera. Oscar, a 72 year old Puerto Rican political prisoner convicted for seditious conspiracy, has spent the last 33.5 years imprisoned for his political beliefs, is the object of a campaign which has united Puerto Rican civil society, Nobel Laureates, as well as support throughout the US and internationally. 

Oscar López Rivera has become known as the Nelson Mandela of Latin America.

La Orilla del Mar, la revista quincenal de la Red Nacional Boricua Pro Derechos Humanos, publica las últimas noticias acerca de la Campaña a favor de la liberación de Oscar López Rivera. Oscar, un preso político puertorriqueño de 72 años condenado por conspiración sediciosa, ha pasado los últimos 33.5 años encarcelado por sus creencias políticas y es el objeto de una campaña que ha ganado el apoyo de la sociedad civil puertorriqueña, de ganadores de Premios Nobel y de otros a lo largo de Estados Unidos y a nivel internacional.

 

Oscar López Rivera se ha vuelto el Nelson Manela de América Latina.

 

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Please support!

Dear Friends, 

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For the past 43 years Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School has served as a beacon of hope and possibilities for the diverse communities in the Greater Humboldt Park Community of Chicago. This small, alternative school has truly become what Latin American educational philosopher Paulo Freire called “ a critical space for the development of cultural workers” where students are encouraged to engage with the issues of the day, particularly the generative themes of their own lives and the experiences of their community.
 
Though the school has faced many challenges it has become a sound academic institution serving 180 students a year, graduating 95% of its seniors and ranked as a 1+ school, the highest tier on the CPS school rankings. Our school offers an Urban Agriculture program with three different community gardens and a beautiful green house. Young mothers have an opportunity to finish their high school diploma through the Family Learning Center, which offers their children on-site pre-school services. When students enroll, the school provides them with a counselor to help ease their transition and prepares them for their post-secondary lives.
 
Recently, steep budget cuts have jeopardized the fiscal future of the school. The School has not been able to find sufficient revenue to meet these gaps. We will need to address a $130,000 shortfall by June 1, or we will be forced to cut services.
 
Please help by sending your contributions by mail: 2739 West Division Street Chicago I 60622 or Click here and go to our website Donate button .

Thank you in advance for making a donation to our remarkable school and supporting its future.
All donations are tax deductible.
 
Best regards,

Marvin García
Board Chair, Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School

Alejandro Luis Molina
alejandrom@boricuahumanrights.org
Google Hangout: alejandroman@gmail.com
(773) 969-6757(773) 969-6757

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Chicago IL 60622
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Saving Steph's Home, her beloved Boat
All - Star Benefit Concert 
Sunday
April 12th
5:00pm - 10pm / Doors at 4:30pm


at Il Pirata 2007 16th Street (@ Utah), San Francisco 

www.ilpiratasf.com

Suggested donation $20 - bring a potluck dish if you like (no alcohol, you can buy drinks at the bar)

For more information or to donate please visit:

http://www.gofundme.com/oykdj8?pc=
 
FEATURING AN ALL STAR LINE UP THAT INCLUDES:
  • La Mantia Lil Mo Love - Trinidadian Soul Music! -www.lilmolove.com
  • Monica Fimbrez - Music from a beautiful heart -www.monicamariefimbrez.com
  • Alexandra Tejeda - The Cabaret of Red & Blue -www.thecabaretofredandblue.com/#
  • Tony Saunders - Soulful, FUNKY Bass - www.tonysaunders.com
  • Musical Art Quintet
  • Lavay Smith and Chris Siebert - www.lavaysmith.com
  • Kellye Gray - Jazz from Austin - www.kellyegray.com
  • CHELLE! and Friends! - ain't a party without New Orleans in the HOUSE! - www.chellenfriends.com
  • Guardar la Banda Barco - Descarga con Panchanga 
    • featuring Bay Area's Afro - Cuban All-Stars that include:
    • Anthony Blea, Louie Romero, Tito Gonzalez, Bill Ortiz (trumpeter for Santana), Camilo Landau, Vic Castro, Brian Andres, Suzanne Cortez, Gloria Amaral, Ben Heveroh, Scotty Thompson, Javier Cabanillas, Ahkeel Mestayer, Carlos Kookie Gonzalez and more!

DJ Jose Ruiz of KPOO 89.5 radio and KPFA 94.1 radio
www.kpoo.com
www.kpfa.org

Mistress of Ceremonies
Paula Rieloff Tejeda of Chile Lindo Empanadas

www.chilelindo.com

 



A Note from Mistress of Ceremonies Paula Rieloff Tejeda

Help Save Steph’s Boat! 

Hey y’all, if anyone deserves the support of the music community—producers and artists—you know it is Stephanie Eby. She has selflessly invested herself in promoting musicians through her Urban Music Presents newsletter, and she has been at the forefront of countless battles that have been fought to protect the interests of performance artists.
 
When The National Academy of Recording Arts and Science (NARAS) decided to eliminate the Best Latin Jazz Album GRAMMY, Stephanie passionately petitioned to reinstate the Latin Jazz category. She joined forces with GrammyWatch.org, made up of a committed group of amazing musicians to support REAL MUSIC and attained over 25,000 petition signatures to ask for the reinstatement of the category, and the following year the category was reinstated. On a different note, when Saxophonist Dayna Stephens’ medical costs hit the stratosphere, Stephanie’s full-steam-ahead modus operandi got the word out and she helped organize the jazz community to produce benefit concerts to help offset his ongoing medical costs. Please visit helpdaynastephens.org to learn more. She also brought the artists together for Salsa 4 Obama in 2008, launched a fundraising campaign for Jazz Mafia's Brass, Bows, and Beats Hip-Hop Symphony, organized the Latin Jazz All-Star Benefit Concert for Sionfonds for Haiti devastated by the earthquake, helped organize fundraisers to save pianist Fred Harris’ and bassist Rustee Allen’s house from foreclosure, organized a grass roots community effort to save Encantada Gallery from gentrification and she even staged a protest rumba in front of Port of San Francisco when they closed the beloved Jelly’s where she danced to LIVE SALSA on Sunday afternoons for years.
 
Now it’s pay back time. Let’s show our champion of Latin jazz, blues, and swing that we have HER back. You can do so by donating to the Help Save Steph’s Boat! Gofundme campaign. Or, better yet, join us on Sunday, April 12th at Il Pirata at 2007 16th Street, San Francisco, from 5 to 10 pm for an all-star lineup of top Bay Area musicians.
 
Please join me in thanking Stephanie for keeping jazz alive and for passionately supporting artists, producers, and venue owners. Yours truly has the honor to be the MC for the evening. See you there!
 
Paula Tejeda
Chile Lindo

 

A note from Stephanie
Many of you know I live on a 40 foot fishing boat, named La Gata del Alma, named after my love for Latin Jazz and my animals. I live aboard with my two kitties, Otis and Ruby and a 5 month old puppy Miel. I was in a 2 year contract position, as an executive personal assistant that ended in November 2014 and I did not imagine I was going to be without full time work for over 5 months now quickly approaching 6 months and thus I have fallen behind on all my bills, and the most crucial bill of them all are the slip fees that I owe the marina, where my boat (and home) is berthed.

My boat has been impounded (chained in its berth) and will be issued a lien notice on April 1, 2015 which will allow the marina to legally sell my boat for an amount considerably less than the real value of my boat at 30 days from lien notice, so I'm reaching out to my community to help me save my home, my boat, and my solace.

I was shy to ask for help and strongly encouraged to do so and I have received overwhelming support from so many musicians to come perform to help me save my home! I hope you can come out and join us ... suggested donation is $20 and bring a potluck dish to share, so we can enjoy a meal together (please no alcohol, you can purchase drinks at the bar).

Also, there will be a silent auction for a Bay cruise with lunch on my boat, a sunset sailing cruise on my neighbor Bobby's boat with tasty snacks (he is expert sailor) and my dear friend Gloria Simoneaux has donated two nights at her timeshare in Akumal, Mexico in a beautiful resort!

Also, we will also raffle off hair styles by two fantastic stylists Chinine Jacobsen and Micaela Sadonia Larsen and a fabulous body massage by massage therapist Sandy Owens!

If you cannot attend, but would like to support, you can make a donation here: 
http://www.gofundme.com/oykdj8 - any donation of $20 or more will put you on the list to attend the concert!

I am so very grateful of the life I have been blessed with and the supportive community that surrounds me. It is very humbling to be in need and I want to send a special shout out to Vic Castro, Tina Abbaszadeh, Chinine Jacobsen and Suzanne Cortez for your encouragement to really reach out to all of you for help... I have been amazed by the love I have received by you so many people, some of you I haven't seen in a long time... LOVE WINS!

With love, 
Stephanie, Ruby, Otis and Miel...

 

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To download the Track "Bill Ortiz - Little Sister, Little Brother - From Where I Stand CD" for free, go to http://urbanmusicpresents.com/dl and enter the code ts6a-9rne 

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Parent University at Clemente High School Opens its Doors

By Michael Kurshan Emmer, Safe Passage staff, PRCC
 

Dr. José E. Lopez, first lady of Chicago Amy Rule, and 

Clemente principal Marcey Sorenson

 
March 26, 2015 marked the grand opening of the Parent University at Clemente High School, something the Puerto Rican Cultural Center (PRCC) and the Community as a Campus initiative (CAAC) have been working on bringing to fruition for quite some time now. A new concept in education, the Parent University at Clemente in Humboldt Park is the very first of its kind, serving as a model for other programs with similar objectives.

 

As the Master of Ceremonies of today's grand kickoff, Chicago Public Schools' (CPS) Dr. Shaun Jackson introduced a video showing Parent University participants hard at work, followed by speeches by Professor José E. Lopez and CEO of Chicago Public Schools Ms. Barbara Byrd-Bennett.

 

CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, Jose Rico of United Way, Dr. José E. Lopez of  the Puerto Rican Cultural Center

 
Also addressing the media and the crowd in attendance were Jose Rico of United Way, Sybil Madison Boyd of the Digital Youth Network at De Paul University, and Matthew Summy of Comcast, all important partners working in collaboration with CPS, the PRCC, and the Parent University at Clemente. Also presiding over the event was Clemente principal Marcey Sorenson, without whom the Parent University at Clemente would not be able to function. 
 

In attendance were such noted guests as Amy Rule, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's wife, Alderman Roberto Maldonado, former Alderman Billy Ocasio, as well as over a hundred community partners, participants, and guests.

 

As the speeches concluded guests were given intimate tours of each Parent University classroom, with each classroom spotlighting a particular Parent University course. Among the courses presented were Erie House's manufacturing bridge program, Grace media's digital video mini-course, a culinary arts mini-course, and an African drumming mini-course.

 

In addition, as the inauguration of the very first Parent University in the city was getting set to begin, guests were served delicious hors d'oeuvres made by Clemente students participating in Clemente's amazing culinary arts program. While guests tasted the delicacies made by Clemente students, they were also treated to a feast of the eyes. In addition to the beautifully presented photos of Safe Passage parent participants, Puerto Rican art from the Center for Puerto Rican Studies from the Hunter College art collection was on display.

 

As the very first program of it's kind, Humboldt Park's Clemente Community Academy's Parent University is a remarkable model. Married to the Safe Passage Program at Clemente and Wells High schools, and founded on the concept of community as a campus and in tandem with the Parent Popular Initiative, it is sure to be a model followed by other educational institutions and community organizations across Chicago and beyond.

 

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From Puerto Rican Cultural Center & Programs

 
Puerto Rican Cultural Center
RECOGNIZED WITH 

"AT&T INVESTING IN ILLINOIS AWARD"

By Sylvia Aldrete, AT&T External Affairs Manager
 
 
Chicago, IL March 16, 2015 -  AT&T Illinois today announced the Puerto Rican Cultural Center is the winner of an "AT&T Investing in Illinois Award."

 

The Puerto Rican Cultural Center receives public recognition and a contribution of $2,500.00 from AT&T to be used for the  Consuelo Lee Corretjer Day Care Center which supports 50 children.  

"In a digital world and an Internet economy, AT&T is helping consumers and businesses move forward by delivering wired and wireless broadband solutions.  We're also helping the communities we serve move forward through corporate contributions to Illinois non-profit groups and programs that are making a difference locally," said Sylvia Aldrete, AT&T External Affairs Manager. 

  Illinois State Representative Cynthia Soto nominated the organization for the recognition from AT&T Illinois. 
 

The AT&T Investing in Illinois Awards provide resources and recognition to organizations and programs that are improving lives in their communities and the state by advancing education, economic growth, new technologies and other essential community services.

 

Research Presentation on Civic Engagement among Puerto Rican Youth in Humboldt Park

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Dr. Michele Kelly, UIC School of Public Health, Dr. Mayra Estrella, Puerto Rican Cultural Center, and Amber Kraft, student UIC Department of Psychology and volunteer with the PRCC's anti-underage drinking campaign recently presented research at the Fourth Global Congress for Qualitative Health Research in Mérida, Yacatán, Mexico.

 

They presented qualitative research on the process of social and political development of Puerto Rican youth in the Humboldt Park community, as well as the role of community settings in influencing youth's civic engagement and sociopolitical development. The authors discussed the significance of the community context for social justice as a factor that influences and promotes local youth civic engagement.

 

 The theme of the Congress, hosted by the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, was "Dialogues for Intercultural Health." It was organized by a group of qualitative researchers who wish to learn, communicate, and share qualitative inquiry as it pertains to health. The Congress is not a formal organization. It is a movement of researchers who are committed to advancing the field of qualitative health research.

 

Resident's participation in Story Corps

By Jackie Gonzalez, El Rescate
 

Ms. Mitra Bonshashi, editor from Story Corps, organization which is a non-profit organization that collects and archives interviews of random individual throughout the United States, contacted El Rescate to share her interest towards the work that is done at El Rescate  with the homeless LGBTQ/ HIV- positive youth. She wanted to interview and record Kayla Toledo, one of the program residents that is a success stories and the Program Director- Jackie Gonzalez. The conversation was recorded in a sound proof recording studio, the CD of the interview will be shared, and is preserved at the American Folk life Center at the Library of Congress. The recording took place on March 15, 2015, in down town at the Chicago Culture Center. It was a fun and interesting experience, because the interviews were conducted by Kayla and myself among each other; And we were able to learn more about each other and our lives including our childhood experiences. In the near future, we will coordinate an in house interview sections with all the resident as part of many other upcoming fun activities that we are planning to  incorporate at El Rescate for our residents (youth).

 

BACCA Mentor and HS Activist Earns Spot in 
Chicago Metro HS Regional History Fair
By Diana Castillo, National Boricua Human Rights Network
 
 
Congratulations to BACCA youth mentor Mia Espinosa, a high school junior student at George Westinghouse College Prep, has earned a coveted spot in the Chicago Metro High School Regional History Fair. The fair seeks to encourage young people to explore Chicago's history through performances, documentaries, exhibits, research papers and websites. Mia's research paper-Chicago's Puerto Rican Independence Movement and the FBI-takes in depth look at FBI tactics to discredit the movement to prevent it from developing supporters who challenged U.S. authority in Puerto Rico.

 

 

As a young Puerto Rican activist, Mia is not completely foreign to the history of the Puerto Rican movement in Chicago, but wanted to get more in depth knowledge of her own history and community. Mia has been able to expose her peers and teachers and has the opportunity of reaching an even larger audience in the City of Chicago.Mia's achievement as a young researcher invites other young people to inquire and question the history of their own communities.

 

Batey Urbano Film Series

By Christian Roldan, Batey Urbano
 

Along with tutoring and recreational and activities, Batey Urbano is presenting a series of films, starting today. These films take place each Wednesday at 5:00pm, after tutoring at Batey Urbano. In addition to providing entertainment to community youth, they call for critical reflection and social imagination.

 

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At each showing, we present films as well as tasty refreshments from Nellie's Restaurant to accompany the evening. Invite your friends so they can also enjoy this entertainment. Significantly, we have healthy recreational activities such as table tennis, chess, art, board games and card games.

 

Illinois State University Students and Faculty visit Paseo Boricua

By Michael Kurshan-Emmer, Safe Passage Staff, PRCC

 

On Wednesday March 11, 2015 a group of students and faculty members from Illinois State University visited the Puerto Rican Cultural Center and engaged its executive director José E. Lopez in a lively conversation and forum about the greater Humboldt Park community, and particularly the economic and cultural enclave known as Paseo Boricua.

 

The focus of the discussion centered on the Puerto Rican diaspora, the challenges of gentrification, sustainable community building, and even the future of the city itself.

 
The group toured Paseo Boricua and ate lunch at Nellies Puerto Rican restaurant.

 

Puerto Rican Cultural Center Calendar of Community Events

Thur. Apr. 2nd, 6pm National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture and Puerto Rico Tourism Company open exhibit "Calibán", 3015 W. Division St.

 

Fri. Apr 3rd 2pm, Luncheon w/Nelson Denis, author, War Against All Puerto Ricans, $15 donation, Nellie's Restaurant, 2458 W. Division St.

 

Sat. Apr 4th 12pm-4pm, Move for Life in Humboldt Park, sponsored by Diabetes Empowerment Center

 

Mon Apr 6th Luncheon/Forum with President of the Puerto Rican Bar Association, Mark Bimbela and Alejandro Torres Rivera, 2701 W. Division St. ($15-$25 Sliding scale donation.)

 

Apr 6th -10th  Pa'lante Conference at UIC/UPRS, "Puerto Rican Identity in the Age of the Diaspora."

* Mon. Apr. 6th, 9-10am, Nelson Denis, author, War Against All Puerto Ricans, Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center (LC-B2)

* Tues. Apr. 7th, Cultural Presentation

* Wed. Apr. 8th, 9-10am, Film, ISABEL, and presentation by Melissa Montero, filmmaker. Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center (LC-B2)

* Thu. Apr. 9th, 5:30pm, Noche de Poetas featuring Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Gabriel Miranda. Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center (LC-B2)

* Fri. Apr. 10th, 9-10am, Music/Forum featuring Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Gabriel Miranda. Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center (LC-B2)

 

Fri. Apr. 17th 6pm-7pm, Book Presentation by Dr. Edwin Meléndez, Puerto Ricans at the Dawn of the New Millennium at 2701 W. Division St.  Co-sponsor: Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College.

 

Sat. Apr. 18th, 1pm, Luncheon, A Panel Discussion with Drs. Antonia Darder and Angela Valenzuela "Towards a New Discourse on Latino Pedagogy." Co-sponsor: National Latino Education Research and Policy Project (NLERAP) ($10-$15 Sliding scale donation). Nellie's Restaurant, 2458 W. Division St.

 

Sat. Apr 25th Hostos College, 500 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY

National Conversation on Puerto Ricans in the Age of the Diaspora on the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Albizu Campos with a community concert featuring Roy Brown and El Topo (leaving Chicago on Fri. Apr. 24th)

 

Fri. Apr. 30th, 6pm, Rollout of CPS Latin American Curriculum with CPS CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett at National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture, 3015 W. Division St.

 

Tues. May 19th Naming of Dr. Steve Whitman Greenhouse at Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School. (Time TBA)

 

Fri. May 29th Event commemorating Oscar López Rivera's 34 yr. Anniversary of his arrest, La Casita de Don Pedro & Doña Lolita, 2625 W. Division St.

 

Sat May 30th NY Rally for Oscar Lopez Rivera's 34 yr. anniversary of his arrest (leaving Chicago on Fri May 29th)

 

 

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The second round of IB applications have opened!  If you are a student that did not apply to IB in the first round, or did not apply to Roberto Clemente Community Academy but would like to attend our school, please have fill out the IB Second Round Application (download) and return to Roberto Clemente Community Academy (either to kelenbaas@cps.edu or eakelley@cps.edu  via e-mail, fax, in person, or mail) by next Thursday, April 2nd.

 

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NiLP Note: The DREAM Act, child poverty in the state, the problem of political corruption in Albany, the controversy over honoring NYC Mayor de Blasio as "Champion of the Hispanics," and so on, were among some of the pressing issues discussed at this year's Somos El Futuro Conference in Albany, New York, that brought together Latino state legislators with community leaders from throughout the state. However, it turned out that the most controversial issue at this conference was none of these, it was actor Tony Plana's keynote speech at their Gala Banquet this past Saturday night! Apparently Mr. Plana made a spectacle of himself, making all sorts of offensive comments at this formal dinner. His performance was so offensive that it prompted the Chair of the Conference, Bronx Assemblyman Marcos Crespo to issue the letter below to the conference participants.

 

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And don't forget to catch him in the forthcoming films "Vieques" and "Butterfly Caught", as well as the TV series "The Fosters" and "Alpha House"

 

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March 25, 2015

 

Dear Friends,

 

On behalf of the NYS Assembly/Senate Puerto Rican & Hispanic Task Force, I wish to thank you for participating in the 28th Annual Somos conference held this past weekend.

 

We are thrilled that with your participation, our conference was filled with substantive discussions of the issues that are of vital importance to Latinos throughout the state. We had a wonderful time celebrating our culture and most importantly we were able to assist hundreds of students to further their academic goals.

 

Mr. Tony Plana was invited by the Somas el Futuro, Inc. Board of Directors to speak to over 1000 attendees of the Gala in what we thought would be enlightening and entertaining remarks. Mr. Tony Plana is an accomplished film and television personality with a long professional career which includes his starring in as Ignacio Suarez, the widowed father to America Ferrera's Ugly Betty, in ABC's landmark, groundbreaking hit

series for which he received the 2006 Golden Satellite Award from the International Press Academy and an Alma Award nomination for best supporting actor in a television comedy. Furthermore, he has a track record as an activist  for national immigration reform.

 

Unfortunately, Mr. Plana's speech became an ongoing set of pejoratives that were considered by many in attendance as misogynist, anti-Catholic and an endorsement of hurtful stereotypes. For this reason, I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to all those who were offended by the remarks of Mr. Tony Plana.

 

I want to make it clear to our conference attendees and supporters that those comments are not in any way a reflection of the history, values and mission of the Task Force or of Somos el Futuro,Inc. While his remarks were unpleasant and insulting to many, the overall work and focus of both these organizations is to improve Latino communities and the quality  of life of its residents.

 

Overall our conference this year was a great success. We look forward to building on this momentum to further educate  and empower our community and to set an ambitious yet attainable agenda for change, opportunity and progress.

 

Gracias nuevamente por su apoyo y participacion.

 

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Legislador municipal de Arecibo denuncia derroche de 90 mil dólares de fondos públicos

 

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El legislador municipal de Arecibo por el Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño en Arecibo, Rubén Marín Miranda denunció la aprobación de 90 mil dólares, el pasado 10 de marzo del 2015 al otorgar 600 becas cada una por la cantidad de 150 dólares sin haber identificado que partida dentro del actual presupuesto se va a utilizar para realizar dicho desembolso.

 

 "Esta administración violenta continuamente el artículo 1.004 de la Ley de Municipio Autónomo que    procura establecer los controles de buena práctica de política pública fiscal y administrativa para que no haya al final del año fiscal ningún déficit presupuestario. Sin embargo ante la grave crisis fiscal que padece el municipio para realizar las obras municipales y los servicios que necesita el pueblo, si existe dinero para malgastar 90 mil dólares y hacer política  para resaltar la figura del alcalde", comentó el legislador Marín.


 

  " Es una falta de respeto al pueblo de Arecibo; ver como el presidente de la legislatura, el señor José Maldonado, ante la falta de capacidad para dirigir los trabajos y menosprecio al reglamento de este cuerpo, violentando el derecho de expresión a la  minoría parlamentaria , continuamente solicitaba receso para consultar al licenciado Raúl Márquez y mediante mensaje de texto al alcalde Carlos Molina para conducir los trabajos de la noche.


 

" Actualmente el municipio de Arecibo tiene un déficit sobre 15 millones de dólares y tiene una deuda con el Banco Gubernamental  de Fomento de unos 71 millones de dólares. Durante estos 2 años de administración se han tomado prestado 11 millones de dólares" terminó, diciendo el legislador Marín.

 

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LULAC National Women's Commission, Tyson Foods and The Roadrunner Food Bank Provide a Truckload of Protein to New Mexicans


As part of LULAC’s commitment to eradicate hunger and malnutrition, LULAC, Tyson Foods, and the Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico have joined efforts to distribute a truckload of protein to the Roadrunner Food Bank. Through LULAC programs, services and advocacy, LULAC will continue to tackle important issues by making information and resources available to the community.

Eradicating hunger is an important issue for LULAC as Native Americans and Latino children have some of the highest rates of hunger in the nation and the southwest region includes high concentrations of these populations. According to recent data from the Roadrunner Food Bank, 66% of participants are Hispanic or Latino and 40% of Mobile Food Pantry recipients are children.

LULAC, the oldest and largest Latino civil rights organization in America, among its goals, works to advance health disparities in the Hispanic community.

“Through LULAC programs, services and advocacy, we tackle important issues such as hunger and malnutrition by making information and resources available to the community,” said LULAC National President Margaret Moran. “That is why we are so pleased to partner with Tyson Foods which has made this very generous food donation in New Mexico possible.”

Meat and poultry are high quality sources of complete protein, and according to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans released by USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services, protein is considered the most important macronutrient in the human diet. It provides essential amino acids, is a source of energy and is critical during growth and development. Meat and poultry are excellent sources of iron, which is especially important for women, children and adolescent girls, who are often deficient in iron.

“Over half of the individuals supported by the Roadrunner Food Bank are faced with having to choose between paying utilities or buying food,” said Tyson Foods’ Director of Federal Government Relations Nora Venegas. “It is our goal to help alleviate this need by providing protein to those in need but also raising awareness about how important protein is in a diet.”

Melody Wattenbarger, president and CEO of Roadrunner Food Bank said, “New Mexico is ranked #1 for childhood hunger and #4 for overall hunger among all states in the U.S. Protein donations such as this one from Tyson and LULAC are critical in helping us provide an important source of meals for our hungry neighbors. Often hungry people tell us they are unable to afford all the food they need for their families. They turn to us and our network of partners across the state to supplement the food they cannot afford on their own. This donation of protein will go a long way in helping us provide a source of healthy food to our hungry neighbors. Thank you Tyson and LULAC for making this possible.”

About LULAC:
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with over 1000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit www.LULAC.org

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Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world's largest producers of chicken, beef, pork and prepared foods that include leading brands such as Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Sara Lee® frozen bakery, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells® and State Fair®. The company was founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson, whose family has continued to lead the business with his son, Don Tyson, guiding the company for many years and grandson, John H. Tyson, serving as the current chairman of the board of directors. Tyson Foods provides a wide variety of protein-based and prepared foods products and is the recognized market leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves, supplying customers throughout the United States and approximately 130 countries. It has approximately 124,000 Team Members employed at more than 400 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world. Through its Core Values, Code of Conduct and Team Member Bill of Rights, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity and trust and is committed to creating value for its shareholders, customers and Team Members. The company also strives to be faith-friendly, provide a safe work environment and serve as stewards of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it.

About Roadrunner® Food Bank:
New Mexico is ranked as one of the hungriest and most poverty-stricken states in the nation. Roadrunner® Food Bank, a Feeding America member, is the largest nonprofit dedicated to solving hunger in New Mexico and operates locations in Albuquerque and Las Cruces. Last year, the Food Bank distributed more than 28 million pounds of food through its own programs, a statewide network of partner agencies and regional food banks, helping 70,000 children, seniors and adults weekly. Roadrunner Food Bank kept 22 million pounds of food out of landfills last year through its Food Rescue Program. For more information on solving hunger in New Mexico, visit www.rrfb.org, or follow us on social media at: www.facebook.com/roadrunner.food.bank, www.twitter.com/roadrunnerfdbnk, www.instagram.com/roadrunnerfoodbank or www.rrfb.org/blog.

"We are grateful to Tyson Foods for their commitment to feeding hungry communities like this one with their generous donation and partnering with the LULAC National Women's Commission," said LULAC National Vice President for Women Elsie Valdes Ramos.

“New Mexico is ranked #1 for childhood hunger and #4 for overall hunger among all states in the U.S," said President and CEO of the Roadrunner Food Bank Melody Wattenbarger.

According to recent data from the Roadrunner Food Bank, 66% of participants are Hispanic or Latino and 40% of Mobile Food Pantry recipients are children.

“Through LULAC programs, services and advocacy, we tackle important issues such as hunger and malnutrition by making information and resources available to the community,” said LULAC National President Margaret Moran.

“Over half of the individuals supported by the Roadrunner Food Bank are faced with having to choose between paying utilities or buying food,” said Tyson Foods’ Director of Federal Government Relations Nora Venegas.

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Comparto contigo los datos de empleo y desempleo para el mes de febrero.

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Los números, certificados por el Negociado de Estadísticas federal, reflejan que el empleo total tuvo un aumento de 11 mil personas, comparado con febrero 2014 (994,000) y de 10 mil personas en comparación con enero 2015 (995,000).

La tasa de desempleo se redujo a 11.6%, la más baja para el mes de febrero desde el 2008.

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Es innegable que los esfuerzos enfocados en la creación de empleos están rindiendo frutos. La política pública del Gobernador Alejandro García Padilla tiene como norte la creación de empleo en el sector privado para que más puertorriqueños gocen de una mejor calidad de vida.

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Este jueves 26 de marzo, los movimientos internacionales de solidaridad con Venezuela repetirán la experiencia del gran tuitazo mundial exigiendo al presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, la derogación del decreto imperial firmado el pasado 9 de marzo, que declara a Venezuela como una amenaza para la seguridad nacional estadounidense.

 

El Salvador pide justicia en conmemoración de muerte del monseñor Romero
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El Salvador conmemoró este martes el Aniversario 35 de la muerte del monseñor Oscar Romero, quien será beatificado el próximo 23 de mayo, con una eucaristía en la capilla donde fue asesinado en 1980 y una marcha por la capital en la que participaron miles de personas, quienes clamaron justicia.

 

Organizadores de Cumbre de los Pueblos invitan a presidentes del ALBA
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Los organizadores de la Cumbre de los Pueblos anunciaron este martes (24 marzo 2015) que invitaron a los presidentes de los países de la Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América (ALBA), para que asistan a esa cita.

 

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NiLP Note: With the news that New York Governor Cuomo has indicated that the political situation with the State Legislature is such that he may have to remove the financial aid component of the DREAM Act from his budget proposal and student Dreamers reacting yesterday  with a hunger strike, it looks like time to reconsider the strategy on this and related immigration reform issues. It is clear that the Somos El Futuro Conference, which brought together community leaders from throughout the state, was a missed opportunity to forcefully press for this legislation, and now it may be two years before the DREAM Act has a chance at becoming a reality.

Last year I wrote the commentary below calling on our Latino state legislators to raise the ante for immigration reform in New York State. With the new leadership of Assemblyman Marcos Crespo and a younger generation of legislators, there is a need for some new thinking and a greater militancy. It is now time to expand the immigration reform agenda in New York State to make us a national leader on this issue as a precursor to a revitalized national comprehensive immigration reform movement. Our state legislators must begin now to work together to make this more than just a dream.

---Angelo Falcón 

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Black, Latino, Asian, Native American Advocacy Groups Slam Site for 'Offensive' Article

Coalition urges Hollywood trade to hire more reporters and editors of color to "broaden its coverage"

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In States, Hospitality, Manufacturing and Construction Are Top Industries
In a reflection of changes in the overall economy since the Great Recession, the U.S. unauthorized immigrant workforce now holds fewer blue-collar jobs and more white-collar ones than it did before the 2007-2009 recession, but a solid majority still works in low-skilled service, construction and production occupations, according to new Pew Research Center estimates.

The size of the unauthorized immigrant labor force did not change from 2007 to 2012, but its makeup shifted slightly. The number of unauthorized immigrants in management or professional related jobs grew by 180,000, while the number in construction or production jobs fell by about 475,000, mirroring rises and declines in the overall U.S. economy. The share of all unauthorized immigrant workers with management and professional jobs grew to 13% in 2012 from 10% in 2007, and the share with construction or production jobs declined to 29% from 34%.

Despite these shifts, unauthorized immigrant workers remain concentrated in lower-skill jobs, much more so than U.S.-born workers. In 2012, 62% held service, construction and production jobs, twice the share of U.S.-born workers who did. The 13% share with management or professional jobs is less than half of the 36% of U.S.-born workers in those occupations.


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New Poll Suggests Both Campaigns Are Ignoring Latinos

A new poll shows most Latino voters have not heard directly from the Emanuel or Garcia campaigns.

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Puerto Ricans in Social Media: The New Barrios



At Centro, we are deeply interested in best understanding the Puerto Rican experience in the United States. Today, that Puerto Rican experience includes a whole new world we have yet to explore: the internet. The old and new migratory wave of Puerto Ricans are now more dispersed than ever and have a new way of creating communities online.

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    Discussion of the Puerto Rican Genealogy movement and personal examples of researching family roots. A look at the use of Centro resources and how the archives and data center can be used in the development of family archival history

    Presenters: Dr. Jorge Camuñas, Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini Moderator: Alberto Hernández
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    De Paco Daco a los Megacruceros ¡Contrastes!

    Recordemos al más cómico, pintoresco pero inepto secretario de agencia bajo Fortuño y Pierluisi, Luis Rivera Marín.

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    • Don Paco fue secretario de DACO en la nefasta época de Luis Fortuño y Pedro Pierluisi.

    • Luego de no dar pie con bola en DACO y ante la inminente pela que se acercaba, Fortuño lo mueve a dirigir Turismo.

    • Todos comentaban que la razón de la movida era obvia. No tenía capacidad para dirigir la agencia pero al menos podía entretener a los turistas con sus boberías.

    • La época de Fortuño y Pierluisi fue una de las peores para la industria turística en la isla.

    • No solo abandonaron la isla compañías de cruceros, sino que las promesas de Fortuño y Rivera Marín se las llevó la corriente.

       

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    • Sin hablar de las obras de infraestructura y construcción de hoteles detenidas bajo esa mala administración PNP.

    • También, y luego de perder las elecciones,  Paco Daco metía miedo por los medios con que las compañías de cruceros se irían de Puerto Rico.

    • Prometieron turismo en el 2010, en el 2011 y tragando agua en el 2012 y que traer cruceros por Ponce y hasta por Mayagüez, pero, nadita de nada.

     

    Pero, los tiempos cambiaron y bajo la administración del Gobernador Alejandro García Padilla la industria turística está a otro nivel.

     
    • Se han roto todos los récords de pasajeros y cruceros en San Juan.

    • Más compañías con sus mejores embarcaciones llegan a la isla todas las semanas.

    • Miles de turistas impulsan la economía del país.

     

    Y hoy recibimos la próxima buena noticia.

     

    ¡LOS CRUCEROS MÁS GRANDES DEL MUNDO VIENEN A

    PUERTO RICO!

     

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    Oasis of the Seas


    “Es con mucho orgullo que Royal Caribbean anuncia que los dos barcos más grandes e innovadores del mundo, el Oasis of the Seas y el Allure of the Seas, estarán llegando a Puerto Rico por primera vez en el verano del 2016. Las mejoras realizadas al Muelle 3 han sido claves para hacer este viaje inaugural una realidad”.

    -Michael Bayley, presidente y CEO de Royal Caribbean International-




     

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    “La llegada de ambos barcos representa un impacto económico para Puerto Rico de aproximadamente $6.4 millones de dólares, solo en esta primera temporada”

    -Ingrid Rivera Rocafort, Directora Compañía de Turismo-

     
    • Hoy celebramos los grandes logros que este gobierno ha tenido, especialmente haciendo brillar a Puerto Rico ante el mundo como el mejor destino turístico del Caribe.

    • Atrás quedaron los tiempos de Pérez Riera y Rivera Marín con sus pompones prometiendo cruceros por Ponce y Mayagüez.

     


    Y esto sigue…

     

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    Mirando al Sur: Puerto Rico solidario
    Escrito por Alejandro Torres Rivera / MINH

     

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    El llamado a la solidaridad con Venezuela ha tenido su caja de resonancia en Puerto Rico. Bajo aquella consigna acuñada por el Presidente Hugo Chávez Frías, cuando decía Estamos resueltos a ser libres, pase lo que pase, y cuéstenos lo que nos cueste, el pasado 17 de marzo de 2015, un total de 20 organizaciones independentistas de Puerto Rico suscribieron una Declaración de los Movimientos Sociales y Organizaciones Políticas en Puerto Rico en solidaridad con la República Bolivariana de Venezuela.

     

    Rechazo mundial de la agresión de Estados Unidos a Venezuela
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    La comunidad internacional ha rechazado de modo unánime la declaración de la Casa Blanca de decretar un estado de emergencia nacional cuyo objetivo es romper el orden constitucional en Venezuela.

     

    MINH lamenta el deceso de la Profesora Luz “Mayín” Vega
    Escrito por Movimiento Independentista Nacional Hostosiano

     

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    El Movimiento Independentista Nacional Hostosiano (MINH), lamenta el deceso de la Profesora Luz “Mayín” Vega, quien por años fuera destacada líder comunitaria del barrio Mariana en Humacao y profesora de la Escuela Graduada de Trabajo Social Beatriz Lassalle de la Universidad de Puerto Rico.

     

    Monseñor Romero: Si me matan, resucitaré en el Pueblo
    Escrito por Adolfo Pérez Esquivel Premio Nobel de la Paz

     

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    Romero soportó muchas incomprensiones dentro de la misma iglesia, su voz, sus reclamos y denuncias no quisieron ser oídas en el Vaticano; hubo corrientes ideológicas y mala información sobre lo que ocurría en El Salvador.

     

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    Will President Obama Remove

    the Governor of Puerto Rico?

    The NiLP Latino Policy & Politics Report (March 25, 2015)

     

    Congress shall make no law respecting an

    establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise

    thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;

    or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and

    to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    ---The First Amendment, United States Constitution

     


    Probably not. But it seems that 104,799 people have signed a petition asking him to do so.

     

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    The White House has this program, "We The People," in which citizens can petition the President on different issues and the President is required, of a certain number of signatures is reached, to officially respond. As of last Friday, the petition to remove  the Gorbor of Puerto Rico from office exceeded the required 100,000 signature, requiring President Obama to give an official response. We received a few calls from Puerto Rico asking if this means that Obama will be removing the Governor from office. The assumption is that he will be making some reference to the Constitution of Puerto Rico and how he doesn't have the authority to do so --- but being a territory of the United States, we wonder if he or the US Congress ultimately do have the right to do so. But that, as the President might say, is above our pay grade to answer at the moment.

     

    Here is the petition that was submitted and accepted:

     

    Petition to Remove Governor of Puerto Rico from Office

     

    We Petition the Obama Administration to:

    To take out Alejandro García-Padilla from the governorship of Puerto Rico: Now!

    To ask from Congress and the White House, immediate action, in deposing Governor Alejandro García-Padilla's from office. His Administration is a threat to the economy and the people of Puerto Rico - even to democracy.

     

    Puerto Rico doesn't need an electoral process, it need an impeachment process. The time is ripe for an investigation and action, over what has been done with the people's money over the last two years. Congress, under Art. IV, Sec. 3 of the U.S. Constitution, has the power to intervene with it: as a territory; a condition reiterated judicially by the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Published Date: Feb 18, 2015

     

    SIGNATURES NEEDED BY MARCH, 2015 TO REACH GOAL OF 100,000: 0

    TOTAL SIGNATURES ON THIS PETITION: 104,799 (as of March 203, 2015)

     

    But not to be outdone, the members of the opposing political party in Puerto Rico followed with their own petition a month later to have the President remove the Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico. That petition still needs about about 99,740 signatures by April 9th to meet the threshold set by the White House. Here it is:

     

    Petition to Remove Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico from Office

     

    We Petition the Obama Administration to:

    Remove Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico's congressional delegate commisioner , from his position for promoting corruption.

     

    This petition is meant for congress to remove Pedro Pierluisi Puerto Rico's Commisioner delegate to Washington D.C for promoting corruption. Pedro Pierluisi has failed the people of Puerto Rico, using our tax dollars to travel and not attend the position the people of Puerto Rico voted for him to be as a Resident Commissioner to Washington D.C. in November 2012. It is no secret Pedro Pierluisi is the political figure in Washington who spends the most of all legislators.

    Published Date: Mar 10, 2015

     

    SIGNATURES NEEDED BY APRIL 09, 2015 TO REACH GOAL OF 100,000: 99,740

    TOTAL SIGNATURES ON THIS PETITION: 260 (as of March 23, 2015)

     

    What is all this? It's a White House program called the "We the People" petition. As they describe it: "The right to petition your government is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. We the People provides a new way to petition the Obama Administration to take action on a range of important issues facing our country. We created We the People because we want to hear from you. If a petition gets enough support, White House staff will review it, ensure it's sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response.

     

    "The idea of petitioning the White House or the government isn't new, but this online platform is. Since the White House has never featured anything like this, we expect to make some adjustments to improve the platform based on how people use the system and your feedback. We may change the signature threshold so that the workload for responding to petitions in a timely fashion is manageable. You can always view the current signature thresholds on the Terms of Participation page."

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    PIP reitera apoyo a Liza M. García para presidir CEE

     

    El Capitolio. 25 de marzo de 2015.- Durante el proceso de Vistas públicas para la confirmación de la licenciada Liza M. García Vélez para presidir la Comisión Estatal de Elecciones (CEE), la Portavoz del Partido Independista Puertorriqueño (PIP) en el Senado, María de Lourdes Santiago, mediante expresiones en sus cuentas de Facebook y Twitter, reiteró el apoyo institucional de su colectividad a la nominada.


     

    "El nombramiento de la licenciada Liza M. García Vélez, como presidenta de la CEE, me parece un gran acierto y creo que su proceso de confirmación ha servido para recordarnos la importancia de reconocer los méritos y la voluntad de servir de personas de todas las ideologías.


     

    No tengo duda de que la licenciada García Vélez -con su compromiso de promover el escrutinio electrónico, la educación electoral y la multifuncionalidad de las Juntas de Inscripción Permanentes- aportará a la CEE un dinamismo y una modernidad muy necesitadas, que contribuirá a aumentar la confianza en el sistema electoral esencial en toda sociedad que aspire a llamarse democrática", expresó la líder pipiola. 


     

    En la Vista Pública asistieron como muestra de apoyo a la confirmación de García Vélez, Juan Dalmau y Roberto Iván Aponte, Comsionado Electoral y Comisionado Electoral Alterno del PIP, respectivamente.

     

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    Cuarenta municipios en marcha por excarcelación de Oscar López
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    Cuarenta municipios puertorriqueños formarán parte de la "Segunda Caminata Nacional por Oscar", con el propósito de pedir la excarcelación del independentista Oscar López Rivera, quien lleva 33 años preso por conspiración sediciosa en cárceles de EE.UU

     

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    La intención de realizar este trabajo investigativo es que se conozca la verdadera dimensión de la lucha de Oscar López Rivera y levantar conciencia sobre las injusticias a las que ha sido sometido por los pasados 33 años.

     

    Encuentro con el Héroe Nacional Rafael Cancel Miranda en UPR-RP

     

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    (San Juan, 23 de marzo de 2015) – Se invita a los medios de comunicación, estudiantes y público en general a compartir este miércoles 25 de marzo, a las 11:30 de la mañana, en el anfiteatro CRA 108, de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales de la UPR con el Patriota y Héroe Nacional Rafael Cancel Miranda.

     

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    Latino Victory Fund

    Announces Slate of

    2015 Endorsed Candidates

    Latino Victory Fund (March 23, 2015)

     

    (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Latino Victory Fund announced their 2015 slate of endorsed candidates as decided upon at their recent board meeting: Nelson Diaz for mayor of Philadelphia, Jesús "Chuy" García for mayor of Chicago, and M. Lorena González for Seattle City Council. Cristóbal Alex, president of Latino Victory Fund, released the following statement:

     

    "Latino Victory Fund continues its dedication to supporting strong Latino candidates across the country and at all levels of government. We are pleased to announce our 2015 slate of endorsed candidates who we believe will magnify the voice of the Latino community from coast to coast.

     

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    "We are proud to endorse Nelson Diaz for Mayor of Philadelphia. Nelson's record as a civil rights activist and a dutiful public servant with four decades of experience speaks to his character and level of commitment to lifting all Philadelphians up. Nelson became the first Puerto Rican to be accepted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1973 - and has broken barriers ever since.  We look forward to supporting his bid to become the first Latino mayor of the City of Brotherly Love. We know that Nelson will be a strong advocate for the Latino community and will fight for the education standards that all Philadelphia children deserve.

     

    "We are proud to endorse Jesús "Chuy" García, whose trailblazing candidacy for Mayor of Chicago has energized the Latino community, not only in Chicago, but across the country. Chuy is a life-long Chicagoan and the son of a Mexican farm worker who has dedicated his life to serving the city of Chicago and fighting for issues that matter most to the Latino community. Chuy made history when he became the first Mexican-American member of the Illinois State Senate, and has shown how one Latino voice dedicated to making a difference can help to create change and empowerment across the board. We enthusiastically stand with Chuy in his campaign to be Chicago's next Mayor.

     

    "Finally, we are excited to endorse M. Lorena González in her bid as the first Latina to be elected to the Seattle City Council, especially because the Latino Victory Fund actively worked to recruit her as a candidate. As the child in a Spanish-speaking home, who worked as a migrant farmworker alongside her parents and siblings, she fully understands the challenges facing the Latino community and has spent her life advocating for immigrant rights, economic justice and the end to gender discrimination. We know that Seattle will only be stronger with the inclusion of this Latina on their city council."

     

    To read full candidate bios of all endorsed Latino Victory Fund candidates visit http://www.latinovictory.us/our-candidates/.

    Spanish version of this press release can be found here.

     

    Latino Victory, co-founded by Eva Longoria and Henry R. Muñoz III, is an ambitious, non-partisan effort to build political power within the Latino community to ensure the voices of Latinos are reflected at every level of government and in the policies that drive our nation forward. Latino Victory develops leaders for public office while building a permanent base of Latino donors to support them. Partnering with leading national organizations, it shapes public policy that reflects the growing influence of the Latino community while also building cross-constituency alliances that can move the country forward.

     

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    How diverse are local police?

    Police agencies throughout the Lower Hudson Valley are working to diversify their ranks, to create forces that reflect the racial and ethnic makeup of the communities they serve, but have a ways to go/

    By Richard Liebson and Steve Lieberman

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    Results of the

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    Opinion Leaders Survey - March 23, 2015

    The NiLP Latino Policy & Politics Report (March 23, 2015)

     

    Contents

    Introduction

    Leadership

    The Mayor and Governor

    Most Important Latino Elected Officials

    Mayor-Speaker Relationship

    The Democratic Party

    Policy Issues

    Top Priority issues

    Latino Race Relations

    Education

    Criminal Justice

    Affordable Housing

    Immigrant Inclusion

    Latino Inclusion in City Government

    Most Important Media

    Discussion

     

    IntroductionIntroduction

     

    This New York City Latino Opinion Leaders Survey was conducted by the National Institute for Latino Policy over the Internet during the period March 15-20, 2015. It is a survey  of 109 of the New York City subscribers to the NiLP Latino Policy & Politics Report. The respondents to this poll were all anonymous.

     

    This is the influential online national information network of the National Institute for Latino Policy that represents a broad cross-section of Latino opinion leaders throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. These are made up of elected officials, government officials, heads of community-based organizations and national advocacy groups, religious leaders, business leaders, academics and others. Through our National Latino Opinion Leaders Survey, this one focused on NYC, we poll this group from time to time on important issues facing the Latino community given this stratums' important role in Latino agenda-setting and framing.

     

    While the polling that is being conducted on Latino issues by the media and polling organizations is of the broader community, this more select group of opinion leaders has a unique place from which to view these questions within our community. While not a scientifically generated sample of Latino elites, we expect this survey will result in useful insights on the main issues facing the Latino community in New York City today.

     

    LeadershipLeadership

     

    Mayor-GovThe Mayor and Governor. The Latino opinion leaders' view of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is decidedly mixed. While 44 percent approve of his handling of the job as Mayor, another 44 percent disapprove. However, their view of the Mayor is stronger than their assessment of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, of whose job a large majority disapproves (68 percent). Mayor de Balso received his highest approval ratings from those who consider themselves politically progressive/left (66 percent approve) and the highest disapproval ratings from conservatives (67 percent), moderates (61 percent) and liberals (57 percent).

     

    In a recent poll, Mayor de Blasio received a 54 percent approval rating from Latinos, which is very positive but significantly lower than that of Blacks, which was 78 percent. The lower Latino opinion leaders approval rating for the Mayor could be a bellwether of a possible weakening of support for him among the broader Latino community.

     

    However, most surprising was the negative approval rating the Latino opinion leaders gave Governor Cuomo. In the same recent poll, 70 percent of Latinos approved of his handling of the job of Governor. About the same percentage of the Latino opinion leaders in our survey (68 percent) disapproved of the job he was doing. He received negative e3 ratings from those of all political orientations from conservative to progressive/left.  Since our survey focuses on city issues, we cannot account for this difference, but it requires further analysis.

     

    ElectedsMost Important Latino Elected Officials. Within the Latino community, NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is viewed as by far the most important Latino elected official by the Latino opinion leaders. A majority (51 percent) see her as the most important, followed by only 8 percent who named Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., 5 percent Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, 4 percent Congressman José Serrano and 3 percent Assemblyman Marcos Crespo. A significant 24 percent could not point to or weren't sure there was an important Latino elected official.

     

    Mark-Viverito is the only leader holding a citywide office as Council Speaker, which provides her with greater exposure and potential power. It is interesting that all of the top Latino elected officials selected as being most important are Puerto Rican despite the increasingly diverse Latino political class in terms of national-origin. It is also of interest that of the five who were identified, four are connected to the Bronx, and among them two are women (including Mark-Viverito, the one identified as most important).

     

    Despite being identified as by far the most important Latino elected official by the majority of Latino opinion leaders, their view of Council Speaker Mark-Viverito's job performance was mixed as it was with Mayor de Blasio, but slightly more positive. The largest percentage (43 percent) approved of the job she was doing as Speaker, compared to 34 percent who disapproved, with 23 percent stating they did not know.

     

    Mayor-SpkrMayor-Speaker Relationship. A recurring issue is the relationship between the Mayor and the Council Speaker as the heads of separate branches of city government. The Latino opinion leaders are mixed on this question. The slightly largest percentage (34 percent) thinks the relationship between the Mayor and Speaker is too close and compromises the Speaker's independence. A near 31 percent feel the jury is still out on this question, while 21 percent think the relationship is close but doesn't hamper the Speaker's independence. Another 7 percent feel that they are independent enough of each other.

     

    DemPartyThe Democratic Party. While the vast majority (78 percent) of the Latino opinion leaders are registered or affiliated with the Democratic Party, a large majority (63 percent) do not feel that their local County Democratic Party is being responsive to the Latino community, with only 15 percent feeling that it is. The Latino opinion leaders in Queens  and the Bronx feel that the Democratic Party in their borough is most responsive (but only 20 and 17 percent, respectively, feel it is), while those in Staten Island (100 percent), Brooklyn (77 percent) and Manhattan (68 percent) feel it is not responsive to Latinos.

     

    To get a sense of the depth of support there is among the Latino opinion leaders for Mayor de Blasio, they were asked whom they voted for in the September 2013 Democratic Primary for Mayor. About half (49 percent) voted for de Blasio. This was followed by a much smaller percentage recalling that they voted for Bill Thompson (12 percent), Christine Quinn (9 percent), John Liu (6 percent), Sal Albanese (1 percent) and, significantly, none recalled voting for the only Hispanic candidate, Erick Salgado. This support that de Blasio received from these Latino opinion leaders is significant given that the Latino political establishment at the time largely supported the African-American candidate, Bill Thompson, revealing a major political disconnect within the Latino community.

     

    PolicyIssuesPolicy Issues

     

    TopIssuesTop Priority issues. Overall, the majority (58 percent) of Latino opinion leaders are dissatisfied with the way things are going in New York City. This is in contrast to 42 percent who are satisfied.

     

    The Latino opinion leaders were asked to identify the most important problem facing New York City in general and specifically for the Latino community. In general, they view housing as the most important problem facing New Yorkers (30 percent), followed by education (22 percetn) and unemployment/jobs (17 percent). On the other hand for Latinos they identify the top problems as education first by far (41 percent), followed by unemployment/jobs (26 percent) and housing (12 percent). This indicates that policy priorities for the city as a whole and specifically for the Latino community are not necessarily the same. 

     

    It was surprising that despite all the attention police-community relations was getting in the city these past few months that this was not seen as a top issue by the Latino opinion leaders in general or for the Latino community. Only 10 percent saw police-community relations as a top concern in general, but none for the Latino community. This was the case as well for the issues of crime and violence, which only 3 percent saw this as a top problem in general and 1 percent for Latinos.

     

    The gentrification of Latino neighborhoods is another issue that is a major concern in the Latino community, along with homelessness, as consequences of the city's housing affordability crisis. These were not seen as top policy concerns by the Latino opinion leaders, in general (9 percent gentrification; 2 percent homelessness) or for Latinos (11 percent gentrification; none about homelessness).

     

    Do the policy priorities identified by the Latino opinion leaders reflect the true needs of the Latino community, or do they reveal a significant class division within the Latino community? These findings point to the need for a serious and critical discussion within the Latino community about its policy needs.

     

    RaceRelationsLatino Race Relations. Polling on race relations in New York City always focuses on Black-White relations, leaving out the role of Latinos. To get a sense of where Latinos fit within this question, the Latino opinion leaders were asked to grade the state of Latino relations in New York City with non-Latino Blacks and Whites.

     

    The Latino opinion leaders feel that Latino-Black relations were more positive than those between Latinos and Whites. A large majority (63 percent) feel that Latino- Black relations are good, while only 41 percent feel that Latino-White relations are good.

     

    A recent poll of New Yorkers found that Latinos was mixed in their grading of the state of race relations in the city: 46 percent thought they were, and 45 percent thought they were bad. However, as the Latino opinion leaders indicate, when Latinos are included as part of those race relations, their assessment depending on which race is being discussed.

     

    Moreover, the racial self-identification of the Latino opinion leaders defied the more simplistic dominant Black-White binary of most polling. While the majority identified themselves as racially White (54 percent) and 12 percent as Black, 41 percent identified themselves as being of "some other race," 6 percent as American Indian and 1 percent as Asian.

     

    EducationEducation. In the area of public education, the Latino opinion leaders were asked to rate the job performance of the school system's top leaders. They were mostly positive about Carmen Fariña's handling of her job as Schools Chancellor, with 41 percent approving and 21 percent disapproving. On the other hand, they were very negative about Mayor de Blasio's handling of the public schools, with 46 percent disapproving and only 19 percent approving. Perhaps an indicator of the mixed messages going to the public about the schools, fairly large percentages of the Latino opinion leaders indicated for both Fariña and the Mayor's performances with the schools that they "didn't know" (37 and 35 percent, respectively).

     

    The issue of the continuation of Mayoral control of the public schools is coming before the State Legislature this year. Mayor de Blasio has already gone on the record before the Legislature requesting that Mayoral control be made permanent. When asked about whether Mayoral control of the public schools should be continued, the majority of the Latino opinion leaders do not support its continuation. While 22 percent support continuing Mayoral control, 38 percent thought the Mayor needs to share control with other elected officials, and 33 percent felt that the schools should be controlled by a totally independent body.  Given the Mayor's lack of public consultation on this issue, his position advocating permanent Mayoral control of the schools appears to be premature and a minority position, at least with the Latino opinion leaders.

     

    Another important and controversial educational issue coming before the State Legislature is whether or not to increase the number of charter schools to be established. On this issue, about two thirds (68 percent) of the Latino opinion leaders oppose increasing the number of charter schools. Only 23 percent support the increase while 45 percent support a decrease, and 23 percent believe the number should stay the same. In this regard, the Latino opinion leaders support Mayor de Blasio's position of opposing the increase of charter schools.

     

    CriminalCriminal Justice. Asked about the top leadership of the New York Police Department, the Latino opinion leaders were very negative about their job performance. A majority (56 percent) disapprove of the job Bill Bratton is doing as Police Commissioner, with  larger majority (63 percent) disapproving of Mayor de Blasio's handling of crime in Latino neighborhoods and 66 percent disapproving of his handling of police relations with the Latino community. Close to two-thirds (64 percent) also disapprove of the job the police department is doing in general.

     

    Close to half (48 percent) of the Latino opinion leaders feel that police brutality is a serious problem in Latino neighborhoods, and another 44 percent think it is a somewhat serious problem. An overwhelming 83 percent of the Latino opinion leaders feel that the police are tougher on Latinos than on Whites. These findings indicate that police-Latino relations are currently very poor in New York City.

     

    However, the Latino opinion leaders were very supportive of the Mayor's decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana. Almost all (88 percent) were supportive of this measure.

     

    HousingAffordable Housing. Mayor de Blasio has announced an ambitious plan to created 200,000 new units of affordable housing. However, questions have arisen whether or not Latinos as the city's lowest income community will benefit from this initiative. The Latino opinion leaders were divided over whether the Mayor's plan will benefit the Latino community: half (50 percent) feel it will not benefit Latinos, compared to 35 percent who think it will and 16 percent who didn't know.

     

    ImmigrantsImmigrant Inclusion. On a more positive note, the Latino opinion leaders are very supportive of Mayor de Blasio's general handling of immigrant rights and inclusion.  About two-thirds (65 percent) approve of his handling of immigrant issues. However, a large majority (63 percent) also support the granting of noncitizen voting to legal immigrants, a position that Mayor de Blasio has not adopted at this point. The majority of progressive/left (77 percent)  and liberals (61 percent) support noncitizen voting, while the majority of conservatives (67 percent) and plurality of moderates (47 percent) do not.

     

    MinimumWageMinimum Wage Increase. The Latino opinion leaders are almost unanimous (97 percent) in supporting the rise in the minimum wage. The majority (57 percent) support raising it to $15 per hour.

     

    InclusionLatino Inclusion in City Government. The Campaign for Fair Latino Representation, to which National Institute for Latino Policy acts as a technical advisor, has criticized Mayor de Blasio for his poor record of Latino appointments to his administration. The Latino opinion leaders were asked if they felt this criticism was valid. Most (84 percent) feel that the criticism is valid. Asked if by raising this criticism Latino advocates are undermining the Mayor's progressive agenda, 65 percent feel it does not while 26 percent feel that it does. Those thinking most this would undermine the Mayor's progressive agenda were those who identify their general political orientation as progressive/left (38 percent), although a majority even of these 53 percent) feel it doesn't.

     

    Asked more generally if they feel the de Blasio Administration is fully inclusive of all communities, 82 percent of the Latino opinion leaders say it is not. Most (94 percent) feel that Latinos are the most excluded, followed by 30 percent who think it is Asians, 10 percent Blacks, and 2 percent Whites.

     

    MediaMost Important Media

     

    In order to get a sense of where the Latino opinion leaders get most of their news about the Latino community, they were asked to name which they saw as the most important media outlet for this purpose. The largest percentage (18 percent) identified Univision 41 television as most important. This was followed by 11 percent who listed El Diario-La Prensa newspaper, 8 percent for NY1 Noticias, and 7 percent for NY1 News (15 percent combined for Time Warner NY1 News in English and Spanish). The next tier, each receiving 5 percent, includes the New York Daily News and WBAI radio. Those who could not identify important media on Latinos made up 14 percent of the respondents.

     

    DiscussionDiscussion

     

    Opinion polls of New Yorkers, for the most part, have inadequate Latino samples and frame issues in ways that ignore Latino opinion and experiences. This New York City Latino Opinion Leaders Survey is an attempt to explore Latino elite opinion on critical issues facing New York in ways that can promote more rigorous discussion and debate within the Latino community. While the findings of this survey are not generalizable to the community as a whole, they represent the views of an influential set of opinion leaders with this community that help set the framework for its issues and priorities. These findings should be seen more as a heuristic device as one might take the results of a focus group.

     

    The results of this survey raise the following questions:

     

    1. Despite receiving an estimated 87 percent of the Latino vote in the November 2013 Mayoral election, why is Mayor de Blasio's approval rating among Latino opinion leaders 15 months into his term so mixed? In terms of the general Latino likely voter, polls have the Mayor with majority approval levels, but they are significant lower than those he is getting from the Black community. Does Mayor de Blasio have an emerging "Latino problem" as some in the media have noted?

     

    2. The views of the Latino opinion leaders in this survey appear very negative in terms of Latino political leadership. Besides the high-profile Council Speaker, they had difficulty in identifying what they consider important Latino elected officials and, as largely Democrats, are very negative about the responsiveness of their county Democratic Party organizations to the Latino community. What is the basis of this disconnect from the political system and how is it affecting the political mobilization of this community?

     

    3. Although the Latino opinion leaders are supportive of Mayor de Blasio's initiatives in terms of immigrant rights and inclusion, the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana and support his opposition to increasing the number of charter schools, there are also a number of other important issues of which they are critical of the Mayor's positions. These include being skeptical about whether his affordable housing plan will benefit Latinos, his proposal to make Mayoral control of the public schools permanent, his lack of support for noncitizen voting, and a generally negative view of police relations with the Latino community..

     

    4. The Mayor's proposal to the state legislature calling for the making of Mayoral control of the public schools permanent does not have the support of the Latino opinion leaders nor apparently of the general public as evidence by poll data and public forums being held by Public Advocate Letitia James. It is, therefore, interesting that the Mayor would make such a proposal without any serious consultation with the public. This is especially problematic for him given the Latino opinion leaders feeling that Mayor de Blasio is doing a poor job in this handling of the public schools.

     

    5. Although Mayor de Blasio gets high marks from the Latino opinion leaders for his initiatives concerning immigrant rights and inclusion, in keeping with this support they also advocate the adoption of noncitizen voting for legally resident immigrants. The Mayor, however, has not been supportive of this proposal. The reason for his lack of support, despite wide endorsement of the City Council of this measure, are unclear and raises questions about his commitment to the full incorporation of immigrants into the city's polity.

     

    6. Although viewed as largely a Black issue by the media, the Latino opinion leaders also display considerable concern with the state of police-Latino community relations. Feeling that police brutality is a  serious problem in the Latino community, and that the police are tougher on Latinos than on Whites, the Latino opinion leaders were very negative about the role of police and their leadership by the Mayor and Commissioner Bratton. This would indicate that problems with the city's policing policies and practices are as important in the Latino as in the Black community.

     

    7. The identification of the most important issues facing the Latino community by the Latino opinion leaders raises questions about what policy priorities should be within this community. The results of this survey indicate that there is a difference between general policy priorities in the city versus those specific to the Latino community. The reasons for these differences and their implications for the de Blasio Administration's overall policy determinations needs further analysis and discussion.

     

    8. Given all of these differences, the underrepresentation of Latinos in the city government work force and its policy leadership is troubling. The Latino opinion leaders agree with the Campaign for Fair Latino Representation's criticism of the Mayor's poor record of Latino appointments and this survey points to the problem of the lack of Latino policy perspectives that result in municipal decision-making.

     

    9. The Latino opinion leaders' identification of media sources for Latino community news reveals a very thin penetration by those listed as most important. Only 18 percent identified the top media outlet, and fewer identified what were once major sources such as El Diario-La Prensa newspaper. One interpretation of this finding could also be that there is a wider variety of news sources available today, but it appears from voluntary comments made by the respondents to the survey, that there is much dissatisfaction with the quality of media coverage of Latino issues in New York City today.

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    New York State

    Agencies Disconnected 

    From Hispanics

    By Marcos Crespo

    City & State (March 20, 2015)

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    In Sun-Times article

    Ald. Moreno reiterates support for 

    Community Effort to Refurbish 

    Von Humboldt and DuPrey School

    By Sergio Rolon

     

    On Friday, March 14, 2015, CPS announced its intention to sell several building that were shuttered in 2013, including the 3 story, 100 year old located at 2620 W. Hirsch. In response Ald. Joe "Proco" Moreno announced his intention to fully support the refurbishing of these buildings for housing and education ao uses including the creation of a teachefrs village and a possible middle lab school.

    In the article, the reporters note the following about the entire effort: Equally intriguing about Moreno's plan is the proposal to create housing for current and retired teachers. Like the LGBTQ senior affordable housing on the site of the Old Town Hall Police

    District at 3600 N. Halsted, the project would market to teachers so it wouldn't violate fair-housing laws. It would also be not-for-profit despite interest fom private developers, he said.

     

    Puerto Rican Cultural Center director José E. López said his organization was pulling together together a bid with the Illinois Facilities Fund to create a "Community as a Campus."

     

    There would be space for parent and teacher training, and some housing that teachers could afford as the gentrifying neighborhoods rent rise, López said, describing it as "a little educational hub" where the 11 elementary schools feeding into Roberto Clemente High School also could interact.

     

    From La Voz del Paseo Boricua Newspaper

     26th Ward Organization Shows its Power

    Alderman Maldonado Handily Beats 

    2 Challengers with 1209 votes over closest opponent

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    On Tuesday, February 24, the voters of the 26th Ward overwhelmingly re-elected Roberto Maldonado as their alderman.

     

    Despite the vicious attacks on the Alderman by his detractors, Ald. Maldonado prevailed with an advantage of 1209 over his nearest opponent by popular vote and won 41 precincts out of 49.

     

    Ald. Maldonado proved that his record of delivering services to his constituents, his tireless commitment to improving the quality of life of the residents of the 26th, particularly in the area of housing, education, city services and safety. He has been embarking on framing the housing question in the community with a new vision based on specialty housing. Examples of this are the Paseo Boricua Arts Building, which will provide live and work spaces for artists, and the Borinqueneers Veterans housing project at Norwegian American Hospital.

     

    Under the guise of progressive politics and good government, a wholesale attack was launched against the empowerment of our community. In this election veiled racist attacks launched against Ald. Maldonado by the supporters of Adam Corona were joined by the echoes of Juanita Irizarry's followers (so-called progressives) who come into our community as the deliverers to save the Puerto Ricans and Latinos from the evil designs of incumbent Roberto Maldonado. These proved baseless, but more importantly, they were rejected by our community's support for Ald. Maldonado.

     

    Ald. Maldonado is looking forward to 4 more years of community driven growth and development. With his support, the Consuelo Lee Corretjer Daycare and Head Start program will soon be housed in the former Parent Child Center at 1345 N. Rockwell St. to serve the more than 100 pre-schoolers.

     

    The Alderman has recently met with several businesses and banks to increase investment in Paseo Boricua corridor, as well as, to insure that three more businesses will open shortly. In his own words, Ald. Maldonado states: "I look forward to building on the work we have accomplished since I took office in 2009. Providing the best educational options for our children, keeping our streets safe, and encouraging economic development will make Humboldt Park and the 26th Ward one of the best places to live and work in the city."

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    From Puerto Rican Cultural Center & Programs

     

    Exciting New Events Planned by!

    Humboldt Park Underage Drinking Prevention Coalition

    By Maria Borrero, Barrio Arts, Culture and Communication Academy

     

    The Underage Drinking Prevention Coalition met last Wednesday March 18th to prepare two thrilling upcoming events:

     * North Grand Bilingual Parent Fair- On March 27th the Coalition will be representing and sharing efforts with North Grand HS community to engage bilingual parents in alternative ways of celebrating cultural events with tasty alcohol free options. If you're interested in participating please contact Maria Borrero mariab@prcc-chgo.org

     

    * Batey Urbano and the Coalition Underage Drinking Prevention will be engaging community members to join us in a Ping Pong tournament as well as water bottle distribution. The main focus is to provide alternative fun ways of being proactive that don't require alcohol. This will be part of Muévete Conference on Saturday April 4th from 10am-1pm at the Diabetes Empowerment Center. If you're interested in participating, please contact Cristian Roldán - christianr@prcc-chgo.org

     

    Move for Life! Coming April 4th

     

    By Leony Calderón

     

    Move for Life!  is an annual one day community-driven outdoor event to kick-off the Spring/Summer physical activity seasons. Saturday, April 4th 2015, from 12:00pm-4:00pm. Join us as we Kick-off the Spring with an afternoon of physical activity; walking, biking, Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, games, boot camp, nutrition information, music, games and much more.

     

    Free and For all Ages!

     

    Service Providers join us and showcase your physical activity, nutrition program to the community. To register or volunteer 773-342-0855 Moveforlife@prcc-chgo.org.

     

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    Batey After School Program Flourishes

    By Cristian Roldán, BACCA

     

    The Puerto Rican Cultural Center is delighted to present the Batey Urbano after school program for high school aged students in the Humboldt Park community and surrounding neighborhoods. The purpose of the after school program is to improve the academic performance of youth from Clemente Community Academy and Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School and help them orient themselves towards a better future. Batey Urbano provides a safe and educational space where youth can do their homework with assistance from tutor mentors, and with access to computers and the internet. With tutoring focused on math, Spanish, english, and essay writing, (3 P.M. to 6 P.M. Monday-Friday) as well as yoga, the student participants are encouraged to become self-actualized learners with increased engagement in their educational process.

     

    With the collaboration of the local restaurants Café Colao and Nelly's, students are offered delicious food daily. Batey Urbano would like to welcome high school students to come study with us and to bring friends along to take advantage of this excellent program!

     

    CICLO URBANO is Expanding This Spring

    By Eduardo Arocho, Executive Director, DSBDA 

     

    Ciclo Urbano is a full service Bike Shop that has expanded their show room at the Paseo Boricua Business Center (2459 W Division St.). This expansion will allow Ciclo room to display over 80 used/refurbished bikes, as well as, new model bikes for sale each with the same warranty and 60 days of free adjustments and tune-ups valued at $75.00. Several new apprentices who have gone through West Town Bikes Youth Programs will now be starting as Bicycle Mechanics this Spring. They are Deorey, Hector and Max, in addition to the return of Anthonly Cruz as a full time Senior Mechanic. All have great customer service skills and are talented mechanics that speak Spanish and English. Ciclo Urbano was opened in 2009 and since then has been one of the most successful new businesses on Paseo Boricua.

     

    New Spring hours are: M-Th 11:00am to 7:00pm

    F-Sat  11:00am to 6:00pm

    Sun     11:00am to 5:00pm

     

    For more information visit: http://westtownbikes.org/retail or call 773-772-4870

     

    Puerto Rican Cultural Center Calendar of Community Events

    Thur. Mar 26th 10am, Rollout of CPS Parent University with CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett at Roberto Clemente Community Academy, 1147 N. Western Ave. (By invitation only.)

     

    Thur. Apr. 2nd, 6pm National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture and Puerto Rico Tourism Company open exhibit "Calibán", 3015 W. Division St.

     

    Fri. Apr 3rd 2pm, Luncheon w/Nelson Denis, author, War Against All Puerto Ricans, $15 donation, Nellie's Restaurant, 2458 W. Division St.

     

    Sat. Apr 4th 12pm-4pm, Move for Life in Humboldt Park, sponsored by Diabetes Empowerment Center

     

    Mon Apr 6th Luncheon/Forum with President of the Puerto Rican Bar Association, Mark Bimbela and Alejandro Torres Rivera, 2701 W. Division St. ($15-$25 Sliding scale donation.)

     

    Apr 6th -10th  Pa'lante Conference at UIC/UPRS, "Puerto Rican Identity in the Age of the Diaspora."

    * Mon. Apr. 6th, 9-10am, Nelson Denis, author, War Against All Puerto Ricans, Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center (LC-B2)

    * Tues. Apr. 7th, Cultural Presentation

    * Wed. Apr. 8th, 9-10am, Film, ISABEL, and presentation by Melissa Montero, filmmaker. Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center (LC-B2)

    * Thu. Apr. 9th, 5:30pm, Noche de Poetas featuring Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Gabriel Miranda. Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center (LC-B2)

    * Fri. Apr. 10th, 9-10am, Music/Forum featuring Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Gabriel Miranda. Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center (LC-B2)

     

    Fri. Apr. 17th 6pm-7pm, Book Presentation by Dr. Edwin Meléndez, Puerto Ricans at the Dawn of the New Millennium at 2701 W. Division St.  Co-sponsor: Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College.

     

    Sat. Apr. 18th, 1pm, Luncheon, A Panel Discussion with Drs. Antonia Darder and Angela Valenzuela "Towards a New Discourse on Latino Pedagogy." Co-sponsor: National Latino Education Research and Policy Project (NLERAP) ($10-$15 Sliding scale donation). Nellie's Restaurant, 2458 W. Division St.

     

    Sat. Apr 25th Hostos College, 500 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY

    National Conversation on Puerto Ricans in the Age of the Diaspora on the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Albizu Campos with a community concert featuring Roy Brown and El Topo (leaving Chicago on Fri. Apr. 24th)

     

    Fri. Apr. 30th, 6pm, Rollout of CPS Latin American Curriculum with CPS CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett at National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture, 3015 W. Division St.

     

    Tues. May 19th Naming of Dr. Steve Whitman Greenhouse at Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School. (Time TBA)

     

    Fri. May 29th Event commemorating Oscar López Rivera's 34 yr. Anniversary of his arrest, La Casita de Don Pedro & Doña Lolita, 2625 W. Division St.

     

    Sat May 30th NY Rally for Oscar Lopez Rivera's 34 yr. anniversary of his arrest (leaving Chicago on Fri May 29th)

     

    SAVE THE FOLLOWING DATES * 2015 Puerto Rican Cultural Center * Annual Events

    Puerto Rican People's Parade                    22nd Fiesta Boricua "De Bandera a Bandera"

    Sat June 20, 2015                                        Sept 5 - 6, 2015 * 12pm - 8:30pm

    Starting 2PM-Division/Western                Honoring: Cayey, Puerto Rico, Orlando, Florida

     

    West Town Bikes programs are growing by leaps and bounds
    By Andriana Vera, West Town Bikes
     

    West Town Bikes youth programs are growing by leaps and bounds this spring! We're proud to be launching five new programs at middle schools along the Bloomingdale Trail (dubbed the '606') in time for its much-anticipated grand opening this June.  We look forward to engaging new 6th-8th grade participants at Stowe, Yates, Moos, Funston and McAuliffe with our diverse programs focused on safe cycling, basic bike mechanics, health and wellness, and social responsibility. Ultimately, we hope these programs will help spread enthusiasm for the trail and prepare our local young people and their families to take full advantage of this new community asset. Instructor training is currently underway: we are excited to say that half of our new middle school instructors are young men and women that graduated from our own youth programs; other instructors were selected from our dedicated community of apprentices and volunteers. Please donate your new/used tools, bikes, or school supplies to help us start these programs, and join us for the opening of the 606 on June 6th!

     

    From Our Community Partners

     

    Clemente Nears the End of 

    IB Authorization Journey

    By Elizabeth Kelley, Roberto Clemente Community Academy

     

    Back-to-back IB Verification Visits in March marked the final active steps in Clemente's journey to become authorized in the Career-related Programme (CP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP).  On Wednesday, March 11 the school was visited by two evaluators from the IB CP who spoke with teachers, students, parents and LSC members, and toured the facilities for Broadcast Technology, Allied Health, and Culinary Arts.  Upon authorization, the Career-related Programme will provide a combination option for juniors and seniors who want to pursue career education but also challenge themselves with IB Diploma Programme classes.

    On March 16-17, the verification team for the IB Middle Years Programme visited the school and conducted a similar review process.  In addition to the steps for the CP, they also met with MYP (grades 9-10) teachers from every subject area, participated in 24 classroom observations, and reviewed unit plans and samples of assessed student work.  They were eager to hear about sophomores' experience working on Personal Projects this year, as well as the many service projects students have engaged in.

     

    The teams' reports are part of the evidence that will be used by IB Americas and the IBO to make a final determination on authorization in these two programs.  Both teams left with high praise for the school's inclusive approach and the culture that has been established at Clemente in recent years.  Roberto Clemente Community Academy is an IB World School authorized to offer the Diploma Programme.

    Bomba as We Know It-"Buya Vive"

    By Brenda Torres Figueroa, Art Teacher, PACHS 

     

    Bomba has been at the heart of the Puerto Rican community in Chicago for many decades dedicating cultural spaces for its presentation, education and community engagement. The exciting history of bomba particularly written and celebrated in our streets, community centers, and events by bomberas/os from all walks of life has served to frame a process of healing and to communicate the histories of perseverance of our community.

     

    Buya is a Chicago-based ensemble that aims to preserve and advance Bomba, Puerto Rico's oldest surviving African-rooted tradition. Buya means 'good spirit' in Taino, the language spoken among Puerto Rico's indigenous population, and the group strives to embody this idea while sharing the tradition through concerts, workshops, and community engagement. This includes artistic dialogue with historians and performers from Puerto Rico, and collaborative work with various Chicago-based groups such as Jarochicanos (Mexico), Laruni Hati (Belize), and Tamboula Ethnic Dance Company (Haïti). The ensemble celebrated its fifth anniversary this past November, but members of Bomba con Buya have been committed to studying and sharing the Bomba tradition for more than twenty years.

     

    After five years of performing and touring, Buya a Chicago-based bomba ensemble has recorded its first album, "Buya Live." The album captures Buya's innovative yet traditional approach to bomba along with the ensemble's infectious live performance. Buya is pleased to announce its new album "Buya Live" with a release concert at the legendary House of Blues in Chicago at the end of March 2015. This historical event for the entire Puerto Rican community celebrates the imaginative, hardworking and inspiring group and their extraordinary journey years in the making, one that has been highlighted in Windy City Live, B96 radio and recently with exciting performances at Cumbiazazo, Trinity United Church, Mr. Browns among others. For more information, please visit: http://bombaconbuya.com

     

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    Respuesta del ALBA a los documentos emitidos por Obama contra Venezuela
    Escrito por Alejandro Torres Rivera / MINH

     

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    El pasado mes de diciembre de 2014 el gobierno de Estados Unidos, dentro del marco de su política injerencista contra la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, aprobó la ley titulada Ley en Defensa de los Derechos Humanos y la Sociedad Civil en Venezuela. Se trata de un proyecto de ley que fuera sometido en el mes de marzo en el Senado de Estados Unidos por el Senador Bob Menéndez. Se trata de un senador demócrata por el estado de Nueva Jersey de origen cubano, enemigo de la Revolución Cubana, quien recientemente ha sido señalado por actos de corrupción.

     

    Juventud Hostosiana en solidaridad con la Revolución Bolivariana
    Escrito por Juventud Hostosiana

     

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    La Juventud Hostosiana, brazo del Movimiento Independentista Nacional Hostosiano, hace eco al llamado a la solidaridad con el pueblo venezolano y con la Revolución Bolivariana, debido a las recientes expresiones del presidente de los Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, en que implementó sanciones en contra del gobierno venezolano.

     

    América Latina en la dinámica de la guerra global
    Escrito por Jorge Beinstein

     

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    Todo al mismo tiempo: al promediar el mes de marzo de 2015 Estados Unidos acaba de dar un salto cualitativo de claro perfil belicista en sus acciones contra Venezuela, también desarrolla ejercicios militares en países limítrofes con Rusia en la llamada operación “Atlantic Resolve”, algunas de esas operaciones son realizadas a unos cien kilómetros de San Petersburgo , además se intensifican las informaciones acerca de una nueva ofensiva del gobierno de Kiev contra la región de Donbass, aumenta la circulación de naves de guerra de la OTAN en el Mar Negro, continúan las viejas guerras imperiales en Irak y Afganistan a las que se  agregó luego la ofensiva contra Siria (pasando por Libia)... y mucho más...

     

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       Chair
     
    Edgar DeJesus
       Secretary
     
    Israel Colon
       Treasurer
     
    Maria Rivera
       Development Chair

    Hector Figueroa

    Tanya K. Hernandez
     
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    The Fed Page

    Is Federal Hiring Program

    Really New or Just Newly Packaged?

    By Joe Davidson, Columnist

    Washington Post (March 12, 2015)

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       Chair
     
    Edgar DeJesus
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    Israel Colon
       Treasurer
     
    Maria Rivera
       Development Chair

    Hector Figueroa

    Tanya K. Hernandez
     
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       President

     

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    Latino Voices

    A New Strategy for Immigration Reform:

    What Can an Incremental Agenda Look Like?

    By Isabel Anadon

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    Carnaval en Philly
    A Closing Party for
    Filadelfia: New Perspectives

     

    Friday, March 27th, 7 pm to Midnight

      
    Taller Puertorriqueño’s Education Building
    Roberto Hernández Theater

    2557-59 N. 5th St.

     

    Tropicalismo presents a celebration of Carnaval, hosted and curated by Juanderful (Juan Bustamante) and Gregzinho (Greg Scruggs), the adventurous DJ pair behind Tropicalismo. The event will be held in Taller Puertorriqueño’s Roberto P. Hernández Theater as a closing party for Filadelfia: New Perspectives, a group exhibition of Latino artists who are pushing the boundaries of contemporary art in Philadelphia. The exhibition is on view through April 4th, 2015 and open  to the public Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

    Join Tropicalismo, Philly’s leading platform for Afro-Latin-Caribbean culture, as they explore the unique Carnaval traditions of the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection — from Mummers to Carnaval de Puebla to Philly Caribbean Carnival to Brazilian and Puerto Rican celebrations — with an interactive salon on Carnival culture, visual displays, festive food and refreshments, LIVE dancers, and, of course, the soundtrack that keeps the Carnaval massive partying in the streets.

    Featured guests: Edgar Ramirez, San Mateo Carnavalero; Sheila Buchanan, Jesse Engaard, Rabble Rousers NYB; Caribbean American Heritage Foundation of Pennsylvania; Alex Shaw, Alô Brasil; & Los Bomberos de la Calle

    With special guests: Jaime Alvarez, Grimaldi Baez, Miguel Antonio Horn, Mark C. Martinez, Michelle Angela Ortiz, José Ortiz Pagán, and Roxana J. Pérez-Méndez

     

    Suggested donation $10
    Learn more here.

    *The party proceeds will benefit Taller’s many arts and cultural programs and keep Tropicalismo going!

    **FREE parking across the street in the municipal parking lot. Super-easy access via SEPTA! Directions here.

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    NY Governor Cuomo Announces

    5 New Latino Appointments

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    Spring has Sprung at The Latin Center!

    As spring approaches, please consider donating to the Latin American Community Center to help us continue fulfilling our mission to the community. Your support directly helps our children bloom and grow! Learn more here: www.thelatincenter.org 

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    Established in 1969, LACC is the largest multi-service agency for Latinos in the State of Delaware. Each year, LACC's 100+ bilingual and bicultural employees provide services that touch the lives of more than 25,000 individuals in Delaware, including the City of Wilmington and New Castle County. LACC's mission is, "to advocate for and assist the Latino community by offering services in a continuum of care that promotes empowerment and an enhanced quality of life, while celebrating our diverse cultures."

     

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    Mirando al Sur: Hora de solidaridad
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    La actitud amenazante del gobierno de Estados Unidos contra Venezuela Bolivariana es una admisión elocuente del impacto de los logros alcanzados, tanto en Venezuela como en otros países de nuestra América, en favor de la democracia participativa, la justicia social y la prosperidad de las mayorías.

     

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    Raúl Castro: “Es imposible seducir o comprar a Cuba ni intimidar a Venezuela”
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    El ALBA nos convoca hoy para ratificar nuestro más firme respaldo al pueblo y gobierno bolivarianos ante las últimas acciones injerencistas y amenazas del gobierno norteamericano contra Venezuela.

     

    Presidente Maduro envía carta al pueblo de los EEUU
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    El gobierno venezolano publicó este martes una "carta al pueblo de Estados Unidos" en el diario New York Times rechazando ser "una amenaza" para ese país y exigiendo la derogación de las recientes sanciones impuestas por el presidente Barack Obama.

     

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    LNESC and Marathon Oil Expand Partnership for Middle School Science Corps Program in San Antonio, TX

    Program provides middle school students with interactive activities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)

    The Science Corps program, a partnership of LULAC National Educational Service Centers Inc. (LNESC) and Marathon Oil Corporation continues in San Antonio, Texas. LNESC and Marathon Oil expand their partnership this year to serve students at Terrell Wells Middle School and Kingsborough Middle School.

    The Science Corps program is an after-school middle school program that encourages students’ interest in STEM fields by exposing real world STEM applications and problems through an interactive after-school curriculum. Students are exposed to over 100 hours of STEM focused curriculum encompassing STEM oriented careers, projects related to physics and engineering, conservation and energy, polymer science, ocean floor mapping, oil viscosity, and water quality.

    “Through our partnership with Marathon Oil, students are able to engage in STEM-focused activities that allow them to further develop their problem solving and critical thinking skills. This opportunity encourages students to pursue a post-secondary education while preparing them for a STEM oriented career,” said Eloisa Kirkwood, Director LNESC San Antonio.

    With an estimated three million STEM jobs currently unfilled, there is a need to increase student interest in technical careers. The program’s specialized curriculum boosts math and science skills in female and minority participants and encourages them to prepare to graduate from high school, enroll in a STEM-related field postsecondary program, and pursue a STEM-related career.

    “At Marathon Oil, we have a clear focus on educational initiatives that help students develop a strong STEM base,” said Tim Fischer, Marathon Oil Manager of Diversity and HR Business Planning. “By partnering with LNESC and the administrators and teachers at Terrell Middle School and Kingsborough Middle School, we’re seeing students who we hope will be our future employees, and developing curiosity about STEM that will be critical to our future success.”

    “Our program impacts Latino youth, the fastest growing demographic in the U.S. While Latinos make up only 5.3 percent of the STEM workforce in the U.S., LNESC is committed to engaging and fostering interest in the STEM fields by effectively preparing young people for the jobs of the new economy,” said Richard Roybal, Executive Director of LNESC.

     


     

    Program Expansion Photos

    At the San Antonio Aquarium, Kingsborough Middle School students and Melissa Valdez, MOC Coordinator, Eagle Ford Construction Team, touched and fed stingrays, fish, sharks, and starfish.

    Marathon Oil Corporation receives Partner in Education Award from Harlandale Independent School District. Left to right: Sara Melton, LNESC; Lupe Torres, LULAC; Past LULAC President Rosa Rosales; LULAC President Margaret Moran; Alexandria Nguyen, Marathon Oil Company; Eloisa Kirkwood, LNESC; Rey Madrigal, HISD Superintendent.


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    Share of NYC Mayor de Blasio

    Latino Appointments Continues

    to Decline, Now only 10 Percent

    The NiLP Latino Policy & Politics Report (March 19, 2015)

     

    Latino underrepresentation in NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's Administration continues to worsen he completes his 15th month in office. Of those appointments made public by the Mayor, as of March 18, 2015, Latinos made up only 10 percent of the total hirings he has made since entering office. With Latinos comprising 29 percent of the city's population, this continues to make Latinos the most underrepresented group in his Administration compared with their share of the city's population.

     

    It is also significant that although Whites now only make up 33 percent of New York City's population, they make up 63 percent of the de Blasio appointments. That this is almost double the White share of the city's population raises serious questions about the continued lack of diversity in city government.

     

    While in his first month in office, Mayor de Blasio's appointments of Latinos revealed a new level of diversity for a NYC Mayor, by March 18, 2015 his accumulated appointments of Latinos shrunk from 26 percent to the current month's 10 percent.

     

     

    At the higher managerial positions, Latinos also made up only 10 percent of the Mayor's appointments. This is in comparison to 66 percent of Whites, 14 percent of Blacks and 10 percent of Asians. 

     

     

    The majority (57 percent) of Latino appointees by Mayor de Blasio is concentrated in only three agencies: the Mayor' Office (23 percent), the Department fo Education (19 percent) and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City (15 percent). These represent only 8 percent of the city's 39 agencies.

     

     

    Of the Mayor's appointments, Latinos had by far the largest percentage of women of that groups total 62 percent). This is in comparison fo women appointments making up only 41 percent fo Whites, 48 percent fo Blacks, and 56 percent of Asians.

     

     

    Methodology. The appointments discussed in this report are those that have been publicly-announced by the de Blasio Administration, Requests to get a full listing of their hires received no response from the Mayor's Office of Appointments. The value, however, of using publicly-announced appointments for this analysis is that these are hirings that the Administration considers important enough to publicize. In responding to our findings, the Administration has offered slightly different percentages of Latino appointments at various levels, but these have been impossible to verify given the unavailability of the data they are supposedly based on.

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    Obamacare Enrollment 2015 Numbers: 

    Latino Uninsured Rate Drops 

    By Double Digits, 16.4 Millions 

    Overall Americans Gain Health Insurance

    A new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revealed that millions more Latinos have health insurance since Obamacare came into effect in 2010

    By Michael Oleaga (m.oleaga@latinpost.com)

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    LatinoVoices

    Hispanic Journalists to Survey Race

    in Spanish-Language TV After Univision Incident

    By Roque Planas and Carolina Moreno  

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    Launching our 4th Annual Friends of the American Latino Museum Campaign Design Contest!

    Are you an artist or designer? You could be the winner of the 2015 Design Contest. This year, we invite our contestants to create original content based on “Latinos Who Inspire.” The winning design will serve as the central image for our promotional materials, which will be distributed in events across the country.

    Hurry! The contest closes on April 10th!

    2015 Design Contest

    You could be this year’s winner! The prize package includes:

    • Artist and design will be the centerpiece of a national media roll-out.
    • A $500 Target gift card.
    • Winning artist will be a part of a national media campaign to promote the museum initiative and winning design.
    • Profile of winning artist and work on our website and social media outlets.
    • Credit for a design that will contribute to a historic campaign to create the first national museum dedicated to and honoring the contributions of American Latinos.

    For submission guidelines, instructions and deadlines, please click here.

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    Puerto Rico’s Economic Conditions and the Migration Wave to the United States

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    Please join us for a presentation of the most recent information about the migrations of Puerto Ricans, including the brain drain, the effects of the Great Recession, residential segregation and the general resilience of the Puerto Rican population.

    Presenters: Edwin Meléndez and Carlos Vargas-Ramos

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    New Exhibition Centered on the
    Work of Hiram Maristany

  • Opening Next Wednesday, March 25, a new exhibition entitled Anchor will open at Hunter East Harlem, a gallery space at the Silberman School of Social Work at 119th Street and 3rd Avenue in El Barrio.

    Exhibition Beginning Wednesday, March 25
    6-9 PM
    Hunter East Harlem
    2180 Third Ave (at 119th)
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    On Wednesday, April 8th the illustrator María Domínguez and Raquel Ortiz Rodriguez will celebrate the publication of a new children's book

    Wednesday, April 8th
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    186 North 6th Street, Brooklyn
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    Puerto Rico: Declaración de solidaridad con Venezuela Bolivariana
    Escrito por Movimientos sociales y políticos de Puerto Rico

     

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    Coamo, 15 de marzo de 2015.- Como todos los años, la fiesta anual de la Misión de Puerto Rico en Cuba fue un éxito total. Esta vez los homenajeados fueron nuestros  cantautores Zoraida Santiago y Roy Brown. Ambos han sabido defender la Patria al son de sus voces y compromiso. Fotos: Víctor Birriel / MINH. Presione en el título para ver más fotos.

     

    Mensaje de Fidel al presidente Nicolás Maduro
    Escrito por Cdte. Fidel Castro Ruz

     

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    El líder histórico de la Revolución Cubana destacó en su mensaje la actitud del pueblo heroico de Bolívar y Chávez, así como la disciplina ejemplar y el espíritu de la Fuerza Armada Nacional Bolivariana ante las sanciones de Estados Unidos.

     

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    XIX Seminario Internacional "Los partidos y una nueva sociedad". Este evento tuvo lugar los días 12, 13, y 14 de marzo en la ciudad de México y fue auspiciado por el Partido del Trabajo de dicho país. En el mismo participaron representantes de organizaciones de países de América Latina y el Caribe y de otros continentes. Presione en el título para ver más fotos.

     

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    Compatriota,
     
    Ayer, el Departamento del Trabajo y el "Bureau of Labor Statistics" del gobierno federal, certificaron que la tasa de desempleo para el mes de enero fue de 12.4%. 

    La tasa de desempleo ha caído por 4 meses consecutivos.
     
     
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    Según el Secretario del Trabajo, Vance Thomas, esta tasa es la más baja desde agosto de 2008.  La baja fue de 1.3% comparado con diciembre 2014 (13.7%); y 2.5% menos que enero de 2014 (14.9%). 

    Llama a la atención el aumento en el empleo en la agricultura, la construcción y la manufactura.
     
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    Rescatamos la agricultura del olvido, con un aumento histórico en el producto bruto agrícola. En la construcción, el empleo ha aumentado gracias a la inversión pública en proyectos emblemáticos como el Centro Comprensivo de Cáncer y el Paseo Puerta de Tierra; y la inversión privada en cientos de nuevos proyectos, como los nuevos hoteles del Distrito de Convenciones

    En la manufactura, un sector que venía perdiendo empleos consistentemente desde el 2006, hoy podemos decir con orgullo que comienza a dar señales de recuperación, creando empleos consistentemente por primera vez en 9 años. 
     
    Todavía nos falta mucho, pero estos números confirman que vamos por el camino correcto.
     
    Con tu apoyo, vamos a lograr mucho más. 
     
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    The National Puerto Rican Day Parade

    and NYS Attorney General Schneiderman:

    Unsettling the Settlement?

    NiLP Latino Policy & Politics Report (March 18, 2015)

     

    NiLP Note: As we have reported here in the past few months, a number of questions have arisen concerning the operation of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in light of a settlement they reached last year following an investigation by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Having participated in meetings during that investigation with the Attorney General's office, NiLP wrote to Schneiderman in December to get some clarification on how they were following up on the terms of the settlement, asking Schneiderman to respond to these questions personally since he spearheaded the investigation of the Parade.

     

    Well, they responded over a month and a half later with the usual bureaucratic okey-doke in a letter written not by the Attorney General but from one of his staff members. Instead of answers to our straightforward answers they offered a meeting, in which they would probably tell us that everything is "off-the-record." This raises more questions than answers, but we hope that the Attorney General is vigorously following up on the settlement terms, as sources within that office assure us they are doing..

     

    On the other hand, It is encouraging that we just heard that Schneiderman is pursuing the case of Carlos Velasquez and his Galos Corporation in terms of the New York City Dominican Day Parade. According to El Nuevo Diario , Nelson Peña is under investigation by the Attorney General and has stepped down as a result from being head of the Parade (a post he has held for 20 yearrs). El Diario Horizonte subsequently reported that the city has denied the Parade's permit. Peña's leadership of the Dominican Parade has been under a cloud of controversy for some time. The Attorney General's office expects to issue a public statement on this case in a week or so.

     

    ---Angelo Falcón  

     

    NiLP Letter to the Attorney General

     

    December 15, 2014

     

    Hon. Eric T. Schneiderman

    NYS Attorney General

    Office of the Attorney General

    Albany, NY 12224-0341

    Sent to: eric.schneiderman@ag.ny.gov

     

    Dear Attorney General Schneiderman:

     

    I hope this letter finds you in good health and spirits.

     

    We have been receiving inquiries from the Puerto Rican community about the current status of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. Since your office investigated the corruption of the Parade and negotiated a settlement under which the Parade currently functions, I am turning to you for answers. During your investigation this past year, your office assured concerned Puerto Rican community leaders that you would be monitoring the Parade's compliance with the settlement agreement. We were also told your office would be exploring further investigations of the practices of Carlos Velasquez and his Galos Corporation (and successor company/ies) in terms of other parades and festivals he was representing.

     

    We have the following questions to which we would like you to personally respond:

     

    1. The Parade Board had made a commitment to produce a report of its current finances for presentation by September of this year to the Puerto Rican community. This would include a detailed report of the disbursement of its scholarship funds. We have yet to see such a report. Can your office require that it be produced in order for the Parade Board to be in compliance with your settlement?

     

    2. There is a concern that Mr. Velasquez has not been paying the $100,000 he owes the Parade. Some of our colleagues have heard rumors that he has been boasting that he hasn't paid any of it. Can your office verify for us that he has been making these payments on schedule?

     

    3. In your settlement, the Parade Board agreed to revise its bylaws by May 1, 2014 to include provisions consistent with the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013, best practices for an organization of Parade's scope, and that would be acceptable to your office. Was this done and can your office provide us with the revised bylaws?

     

    4. Is your office, as members of your staff represented to Puerto Rican community representations with whom you consulted during your investigation, going to pursue further investigations into Mr. Velasquez' dealings with other parades and festivals, given his serious misappropriation of Puerto Rican Parade funds and unethical practices?

     

    Your role, especially your personal direct involvement, in weeding out the corruption in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade was an important contribution to the Puerto Rican community. You and your office were pivotal in restoring the integrity of one of the most treasured institutions in our community. For this, you should be highly commended.

     

    But without a follow-up to the issues we raise here, the gains made by your efforts to rescue and revitalize the Parade can be easily lost. Our community would like to get answers to our questions and we hope that you, as the People's Lawyer, can assist us in doing so in a timely fashion. This would assure that the Parade Board that you reconstituted is held accountable to the community it represents and is living up to the letter and spirit of the settlement you reached.

     

    Respectfully,

    Angelo Falcón

    President

     

    cc: Jennifer S. Michael, Assistant Attorney General, Charities Bureau, Enforcement Section

          David E. Nachman, Senior Enforcement Counsel, Executive Division

     

     

    The Attorney General's Office Response

     

    State of New York

    Office of the Attorney General

    Eric T. Schneiderman

    Attorney General

     

    January 26, 2015

     

    Mr. Angelo Falcón

    President, National Institute for Latino Policy

    25 West 28th Street, 5th Floor

    New York, New York 10011

     

    Dear Mr. Falcón:

     

    Thank you for your recent letter inquiring about the Puerto Rican Day Parade and its organizing entity, the National Puerto Rican Day Parade ("NPRDP"). We appreciate receiving the community's concerns and questions about management of the Parade and enforcement of NPRDP's settlement agreement with this office.

     

    Pursuant to NPRDP's settlement agreement, dated February 9, 2014, we have continued to work with NPRDP to ensure that it makes progress in meeting its commitments. Our communications with NPRDP in this regard are ongoing. We look forward to information about the progress made by NPRDP being made public in the near future.

     

    To the extent that you have asked about investigations and matters that this office is pursuing, we cannot respond at this time.

     

    We welcome an opportunity to meet with you to discuss your concerns.

     

    Very truly yours,

    Jennifer S. Michael

    Assistant Attorney General

    Charities Bureau

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    The Democratic Party's

    Latino Deficit (Video)

    LIBRE Initiative Executive Director Daniel Garza on the Democratic Party's lack of young, Latino leadership, and what it means for the left's diversity pitch.

    Wall Street Journal (March 17, 20150    

     

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    MSNBC.com's Changing America Highlights A Media Matters Study to Discuss the Exclusion of Latinos from Policy Debates Outside of Immigration

    By Cristina Lopez

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    Legislador municipal del PIP en Arecibo denuncia pago de gasto a organización californiana

    El legislador municipal por el Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño en Arecibo, el Sr. Rubén Marín Miranda denunció la subvención que aprobó la legislatura de Arecibo, el pasado 10 de febrero del 2015 a la Organización" International Youth Fellowship" con sede en el estado de California para que un Comité viaje y evalúe las facilidades que tiene el pueblo de Arecibo para realizar a cabo su convención anual.

    " Resulta escandaloso ante la grave situación fiscal que padece el municipio de Arecibo, donde no hay dinero para asfaltar los caminos municipales del pueblo, ni tampoco dinero para pagar el servicio de internet de las bibliotecas públicas del Arecibo, se haya aprobado un proyecto de ordenanza a petición del alcalde Carlos Molina para que se pague los gastos aéreos, la comida, la transportación y la estadía de esta organización comentó, el legislador Marín"

    El legislador Marín denunció que el título del proyecto de ordenanza no guarda ninguna relación con el contenido del mismo y que él presentó una enmienda para ponerle el título apropiado.
    " Levanta seria sospecha y suspicacia como este proyecto traído por la administración municipal tiene la intención premeditada de ocultar el verdadero motivo de la ordenanza que mediante un título que no guarda relación con el contenido de la ordenanza tiene el propósito de hacer un desembolso de dinero a favor de la organización californiana", denunció el portavoz del PIP en Arecibo

    El legislador comentó que ," esta administración ha sido irresponsable a través de estos dos años en donar o sufragar los gastos a entidades o grupos sin haber identificado cual partida dentro del presupuesto se ha utilizado para hacer el pago correspondiente.", terminó diciendo el legislador Marín.

     

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    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Race and Latino Americans

    GUESTS: Sandra Guzman and Marta Moreno Vega

    WNYC (originally aired on March 18, 2015)

     

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    Sandra Guzman, a contributing writer at NBC News and Marta Moreno Vega, the president and CEO of The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute discuss racism within the Latino community after a Univision host was fired for racially insensitive comments about Michelle Obama.

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    To The President of Univision 65;

     

    For about the past 2 months I have been attempting to reach someone @ (305) 471-4069, yet I'm being forwarded to a voice mail to which I have left 6 messages w/ regards to my complaint.

     

    Allow me to state this legitimate concern.

     

    While residing in the State of Delaware & catching the broadcast of Univision 65 @ 6 pm it has been brought to my attention that this station is committing a great injustice w/ regards to the Spanish citizens of this state who were here before Univision 65 established itself on air.

     

    My family & I had arrived here in the State of Delaware in the early 1980's from Brooklyn, New York after my mother's husband had enlisted there & given his orders @ Dover Air Force Base.

     

    In the times to which I had caught the broadcast of Univision 65 I hearing the stories & issues of the Spanish residents of the State of Pennsylvania & New Jersey, yet not Delaware as a whole.

     

    The State of Delaware in rich in culture that is spread out from New Castle, Kent & Sussex counties.

     

    I'm deeply concerned that Univision 65 isn't doing enough to broadcast our stories & issues out of the State of Delaware leaving us to ask ourselves the question what about us.

     

    Our young people are enrolled in the local school districts up & down the State of Delaware.

     

    They as well upon the appropriate age are employed in such places as fast food restaurants, department stores, hospitals, etc.

     

    We all contribute to the local economy & pay our taxes to Uncle Sam.

     

    The station Univision 65 has allotted a news-line for Pennsylvania & New Jersey, yet again not one for the State of Delaware. Why?

     

    My only request is that Univision 65 be more inclusive & respectful to the growing population of Spanish residences & citizens of the State of Delaware, so that our families in such places as Puerto Rico know that we too count & are visible in society.

     

    In closing I hope that I have been able to clearly state my concern, so that our young people w/ many dreams know that they are not alone in this world when they step out into society.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Registered Voter!

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    DECLARACION DE LOS MOVIMIENTOS SOCIALES
    Y ORGANIZACIONES POLITICAS DE PUERTO RICO
    EN SOLIDARIDAD CON
    LA REPÚBLICA BOLIVARIANA DE VENEZUELA

    "Estamos resueltos a ser libres, pase lo que pase y cuéstenos lo que nos cueste."
    Comte. Hugo Chávez Frías

    La República Bolivariana de Venezuela establece como principio constitucional y política pública de sus relaciones internacionales el respeto a la soberanía de los pueblos, la solidaridad y la paz internacional.

    La República Bolivariana de Venezuela ha sido líder en los procesos de integración de América Latina y el Caribe así como del establecimiento de programas de ayuda entre sus pueblos a través de Petrocaribe, Operación Milagro, ALBA/TCP, CELAC Y UNASUR.

    La República Bolivariana de Venezuela nunca ha agredido o de forma alguna intervenido con la soberanía de país alguno en el mundo.

    El 9 de marzo de 2015 el Presidente de Estados Unidos Barack Obama, emitió una Orden Ejecutiva declarando a la República Bolivariana de Venezuela como una amenaza para la seguridad nacional de EEUU.

    La Orden Ejecutiva del Presidente Obama es una agresión contra la soberanía de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela y su pueblo, totalmente injustificada, injerencista y prepotente.

    Nosotros, puertorriqueños amantes de la paz y la soberanía de los pueblos, declaramos:

    Que somos latinoamericanos y caribeños y como tal nuestra lealtad y solidaridad está plenamente identificada con los hermanos pueblos de América Latina y el Caribe y en especial con la República Bolivariana de Venezuela por los lazos históricos que nos unen.

    Que una agresión contra la República Bolivariana de Venezuela y su pueblo es una agresión contra nosotros como parte de esa familia que conforma la Patria Grande, soñada por Bolívar, Sáenz, Valero, Barbudo, Betances, Hostos, Martí, Gómez, Maceo, Alfaro, Sucre y demás héroes y heroínas que dedicaron su vida a la formación de una patria latinoamericana y caribeña conformada sobre principios de paz y solidaridad.

    Que como colonia de Estados Unidos nuestra Patria y algunos de sus hombres y mujeres han sido históricamente utilizados por las Fuerzas Armadas de EEUU en sus agresiones contra los países de la región como fue en los casos de intervención y golpes de estado en República Dominicana, Granada y Panamá, entre otros.

    Por tanto, DECLARAMOS: nuestro repudio a la intervención y agresión de EEUU contra la República Bolivariana de Venezuela;

    DENUNCIAMOS, cualquier uso de Puerto Rico y los y las puertorriqueños(as) como un acto de imperialismo colonial, contrario al derecho internacional y a las 33 resoluciones adoptadas por el Comité de Descolonización de la ONU;

    DENUNCIAMOS, la explotación a la que se ha sometido al pueblo de Puerto Rico dentro del aparato colonial, como una de carácter no solo militar sino económico y político de un sistema capitalista mundial en crisis.

    DENUNCIAMOS, ante la crisis financiera que se agudiza en Puerto Rico, el sometimiento militar al que la burguesía imperialista ha sometido al pueblo de Puerto Rico hace más de un siglo y las presentes maniobras militares de cara al desplome del orden colonial impuesto.


    HACEMOS UN LLAMADO, a los hermanos y hermanas puertorriqueños(as) y latinoamericanos(as) que forman parte de las Fuerzas Armadas de EEUU a que ejerzan su derecho a objetar por conciencia su participación en cualquier plan de agresión, injerencia e intervención contra la República Bolivariana de Venezuela y su pueblo;

    LOS ABAJO FIRMANTES PROCLAMAMOS, nuestra plena solidaridad e identificación con nuestros hermanos y hermanas de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela y su pueblo y nuestra indignación ante la agresión e injerencia injustificada de EEUU.

    En San Juan, Puerto Rico a 17 de marzo, 2015.

    Organizaciones firmantes:


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    PARTIDO COMUNISTA DE PUERTO RICO
    PARTIDO INDEPENDENTISTA PUERTORRIQUEÑO
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    Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño
    Ave. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    San Juan, Puerto Rico 00920-2901

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    What's New at the Latin Center?
    March 2015
     
     

     
     

    Thank you, Comcast. In three and a half years, Comcast has helped to bridge the digital divide by connecting more than 450,000 families -- or 1.8 million low-income Americans -- to the Internet at home through Comcast's Internet Essentials program.  

     

    LACC Elects New Board Members The LACC is pleased to announce that Rosa M. Colon-Kolacko, Ph.D. has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors. Dr. Colon-Kolacko is senior vice president, System Learning at Christiana Care Health System and chief diversity officer of the Christiana Care Learning Institute. Other newly elected Board officers include Sandra M. Rodriguez, Vice Chair, and Mary Dugan, Esq., Secretary. Ms. Rodriguez is a credit process manager at Philips Medical Capital in Wayne, PA. Ms. Dugan is an attorney with Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor of Wilmington, DE.

     

    Additionally, four new members have joined the LACC Board of Directors. They are Kevin Broadhurst, senior director of Government Affairs for Comcast; Geovannie Crespo, financial advisor and brokerage associate with Wells Fargo Advisors; Brenda Mayrack Esq., founder of Mayrack Law LLC; and Pedro A. Sáez, Ph.D., a bilingual, bicultural neuropsychologist in private practice. Welcome to our new members. And a special thank you to those members who have completed their terms. We are grateful for your dedicated service on the Board.

     

    LACC Early Development Center Outperforms When compared to a national normative sample by Teaching Strategies Gold (TSG), LACC's Pre-K4 outperformed thousands of other early learning centers across all assessed categories, including: (1) Socio-Emotional; (2) Physical; (3) Language; (4) Cognitive; (5) Literacy; and (6) Mathematic growth and development.  Pre-K3 outperformed in social-emotional, physical and cognitive domains, with literacy and language just within range. TSG is an assessment tool used by early development centers nationwide. TSG assessed a sample of 30,000 children in centers or schools ... located in all regions of the United States ... including Head Start, private childcare, and school-based sites. All fifty states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia were represented. The percentage of the norm sample from each race and ethnicity group very nearly replicated the national Census Bureau 2013 estimates. The primary language spoken in the home was distributed as follows: English (79.4%), Spanish (14.9%), and other languages (5.8%).* Congratulations, Early Development Center staff, whose hard work has made the EDC a center of excellence!  * The Center for Education Measurement and Evaluation Technical Manuel (3rd Edition) for the Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment System.

     

    Delaware Latino Professional Network Professionals Mixer, Thursday, March 19, 2015, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 212 Carter Drive, Suite C, Middletown, DE. Sponsored by All Therapy Physical Therapy and Wellness. Save the date for the April Mixer on Thursday, April 23, 2015, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Piazza di Caruso, Peoples Plaza, Newark. Sponsored by Shannon Marchman Clark of State Farm. RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/Delaware-Latino-Professional-Network/

     

    Mil Gracias to the University of Delaware mentors who tutor children in LACC's Before and After School Program. The tutors come to LACC twice a week and the students absolutely love the time spent with them. Also thank you to the Knights of Columbus for sponsoring a food drive for the LACC Food Closet.

     

    NCLR National Latino Advocacy Days The Advocacy Task Force (ATF) attended the 2015 National Council of La Raza National Latino Advocacy Day on March 4, 2015, in Washington, DC. Members from the ATF visited Capitol Hill to talk about issues important to the Latino community with staff from Senator Carper, Senator Coons, and Congressman Carney's offices. The areas of focus were Administrative Relief and U-Visas.

     

    Women's Support Group Events Many positive things are happening in the domestic violence support group during the month of March. Our bilingual/bicultural programs and services are offered at no cost to victims of domestic violence. Contact Maria Garcia, Email: MGarcia2@thelatincenter.org

     

    • March 24th FREE yoga class
    • March 31st Chance to win a FREE hair cut

     

    Solamente Para Ti A new social support group for women, Only For You, will begin on March 27, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at 301 N. Harrison St. in Wilmington. The group will always meet the last Friday of every month. Join with other women to talk, enjoy, and make new friends! Please RSVP by calling (302) 295-2164.

     

    Prevention Promoters Laura Adarve and Lucero Mezquita attended the 25th Annual CADCA Conference (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America). CADCA is the national membership organization representing over 5,000 coalitions and affiliates working to make America's communities safe, healthy and drug-free. Laura and Lucero met with legislators on Capitol Hill. Senator Tom Carper was present for the meeting with the Delaware coalition to discuss the substance abuse issues facing our community.

     

    Courses for Divorcing Parents All parents who are divorcing in Delaware must complete an eight-hour parenting course before the Court will approve the dissolution of the marriage. LACC is the only provider in New Castle County to offer the approved class in Spanish. For more information, contact Belkys Sanchez at (302) 295-2161, Email: BSanchez@thelatincenter.org

     

    Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program A breastfeeding class for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers will be offered on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 11:00 am. Contact Marlene Aguinaga, Email: maguinaga@thelatincenter.org

     

    March is Social Work Month The Family Mental Health Department will celebrate by providing education and outreach to teens involved in LACC programming about what a career in Social Work is and how to follow that path if they are interested. The Family Mental Health Department has a long history of mentoring the next generation of bilingual, culturally competent mental health professionals and will continue this tradition during Social Work Month 2015. For more information, contact Robin Taylor, (302) 295-2165, Email: rtaylor@thelatincenter.org

     

    Youth Development staff represented LACC at the Delaware STEM Expo on Saturday, March 7, 2015. The Delaware STEM Expo showcased local STEM programs for students K-12.

     

    Make a Joyful Noise LACC's three Before and After School Learning Centers (403 N. Van Buren St., Oberle Elementary School, and William C. Lewis Elementary School) now have Neighborhood Choirs! Opera Delaware visits weekly to offer music classes. Students learn to read music and sing in harmony. They also learn the meaning of commitment and are having fun at the same time.

     

    SAVE THE DATE
    • Hispanic Student Recognition Program (HSRP) - Saturday, April 25, 2015,at the LACC
    • LACC Open House - Friday, September 4, 2015 at the LACC
    • 46th Annual Grand Ball "A Night in Cuba" - Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the DoubleTree Hotel

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    PAPO VAZQUEZ & QUARTET | SATURDAY, MARCH 21 @ 8PM

    PAPO VAZQUEZ and his Mighty Pirates Troubadours sail out towards new horizons with their wildly inventive exploration of Johann Sebastian Bach's universally acclaimed Goldberg Variations. Explosive and memorable, this is Bach like you've never heard before, in arrangements for trombone, bass, drums and piano. Open rehearsal Friday, March 20 @ 1:30PM FREE!

    Performers:
    Papo Vazquez, trombone
    Richard Germanson, piano
    Joel Mateo, drums
    Alexander "Apolo" Ayala Berrios, bass

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    FREE Piano Sundays-LUIS PERDOMO | SUNDAY, MARCH 22 @ 3PM

    A native of Venezuela, pianist LUIS PERDOMO has collaborated and performed with top names in jazz and Latin jazz including Ravi Coltrane, Ray Barretto, Bryan Lynch, David Sánchez, Steve Turre, Jane Bunnett, Marcus and E.J Strickland, Jerry González, and Yosvany Terry.

    He has six record releases as leader, the two most recent, The Infancia Project (2012) and Links (2013), on Criss Cross Jazz. Concert featuring MIMI JONES. The best way to spend this upcoming Sunday! Free Piano Sundays! Join us! It's FREE and FABULOUS!

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    Edgar DeJesus
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    Israel Colon
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       Development Chair

    Hector Figueroa

    Tanya K. Hernandez
     
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    Special Report

    America's Hispanics

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    1. Dependents. In most cases, you can claim a child as a dependent even if your child was born anytime in 2014.
    2. Child Tax Credit. You may be able to claim the Child Tax Credit for each of your children that were under age 17 at the end of 2014. If you do not benefit from the full amount of the credit, you may be eligible for the Additional Child Tax Credit.
    3. Child and Dependent Care Credit. You may be able to claim this credit if you paid someone to care for your child or children under age 13, so that you could work or look for work.
    4. Earned Income Tax Credit. If you worked but earned less than $50,270 last year, you may qualify for EITC. If you have qualifying children, you may get up to $5,891 dollars extra back when you file a return and claim it.
    5. Adoption Credit. You may be able to take a tax credit for certain expenses you incurred to adopt a child.
    6. Higher education credits. If you paid higher education costs for yourself or another student who is an immediate family member, you may qualify for either the American Opportunity Credit or the Lifetime Learning Credit. Both credits may reduce the amount of tax you owe. If the American Opportunity Credit is more than the tax you owe, you could be eligible for a refund of up to $1,000.
    7. Student loan interest. You may be able to deduct interest you paid on a qualified student loan, even if you do not itemize your deductions.
    8. Self-employed health insurance deduction - If you were self-employed and paid for health insurance, you may be able to deduct premiums you paid to cover your child. It applies to children under age 27 at the end of the year, even if not your dependent.

     

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    The FAFSA application is critical because it is used for Federal Pell Grants as well as state-level grants and other financial aid offered by colleges and universities. You must apply separately for many scholarships.

    Fill out the application completely and accurately, and be sure to get it in on time. Even a minor problem with the form could result in delays or the loss of financial assistance.


     

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       Chair
     
    Edgar DeJesus
       Secretary
     
    Israel Colon
       Treasurer
     
    Maria Rivera
       Development Chair

    Hector Figueroa

    Tanya K. Hernandez
     
     Angelo Falcón
       President

     

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    Politics And Policy

    Hillary Clinton Taps Hispanics

    for Likely White House Campaign

    Latina to be national political director if former secretary of state launches 2016 bid

    Ahead of a likely presidential run, Hillary Clinton's political team is putting in place more pieces of its campaign machinery and building a Hispanic outreach effort.

    By Peter Nicholas and  Laura Meckler

    Wall Street Journal (March 15, 2015)

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    Board of Directors
     
    José R. Sánchez
       Chair
     
    Edgar DeJesus
       Secretary
     
    Israel Colon
       Treasurer
     
    Maria Rivera
       Development Chair

    Hector Figueroa

    Tanya K. Hernandez
     
     Angelo Falcón
       President

     

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    Voices

    A Univision Host's Comments,

    And My Own Painful Memories

    By Sandra Guzman

    NBC News (March 13, 2015)

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    MUS apoya iniciativas legislativas presentadas

    El Movimiento Unión Soberanista (MUS), por conducto de su presidenta, Lcda. María de Lourdes Guzmán, apoyó las iniciativas de los representantes Manuel Natal, Luis Vega Ramos y Luis Raúl Torres, para abordar los serios problemas fiscales que  encara el país y que se relacionan con la necesidad de recaudos que tiene el gobierno para enfrentar sus obligaciones. 

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    Immigrant Hispanics are less likely than U.S.-born Hispanics and other Americans to have ever visited a U.S. public library. However, Hispanic immigrants who have made their way to a public library stand out as the most appreciative of what libraries have to offer, from free books to research resources to the fact that libraries tend to offer a quiet, safe space. READ MORE >>
     
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    The nation’s foreign-born population is projected to reach 78 million by 2060, making up a record 18.8% of the total U.S. population. While Asians and Hispanics will still be the main sources of U.S. immigrant population growth, their shares of the total are projected to fall, while shares among whites and blacks are expected to rise. read more >>
     
     
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       Chair
     
    Edgar DeJesus
       Secretary
     
    Israel Colon
       Treasurer
     
    Maria Rivera
       Development Chair

    Hector Figueroa

    Tanya K. Hernandez
     
     Angelo Falcón
       President

     

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    Debate Gets Muddled

    Over Hispanic Cultural Center

    By Diana Washington Valdez

    El Paso Times (March 14, 2015)

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    25 West 18th Street
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    Board of Directors
     
    José R. Sánchez
       Chair
     
    Edgar DeJesus
       Secretary
     
    Israel Colon
       Treasurer
     
    Maria Rivera
       Development Chair

    Hector Figueroa

    Tanya K. Hernandez
     
     Angelo Falcón
       President

     

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    Developing Hispanic Leaders

    The Dallas Morning News (March 14, 2015)

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    San Juan, Puerto Rico. 16 de marzo de 2015.- Bajo el lema, " No te dejes engañar, Puerto Rico sin IVA", el PIP inició este lunes una campaña mediática mediante la difusión de cuñas radiales en varias estaciones del país. Así lo informó el Secretario de Comunicaciones de la colectividad, Calixto Negrón.

    Negrón indicó que las cuñas tienen el propósito de hacer frente a la costosa y engañosa campaña del gobierno del Partido Popular, paga con fondos públicos, y orientar sobre el atropello que representaría contra la clase media trabajadora y los que menos tienen la aprobación de un Impuesto por Valor Añadido (IVA).

    En las mismas se escuchan las voces de la Vicepresidenta del PIP, María de Lourdes Santiago y el Secretario General, Juan Dalmau.

    "Durante décadas el Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño ha advertido sobre las consecuencias de un sistema contributivo injusto e inefectivo, que castiga a los que menos tienen imponiéndole una pesada carga tributaria, mientras privilegia con creditos, incentivos y exenciones a empresas multimillonarias extranjeras. Este es un esfuerzo para denunciar este nuevo atropello y ofrecer alternativas al IVA",expresó Negrón.

     

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    XIX Seminario Internacional demanda liberación de Oscar
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    Representantes de organizaciones de decenas de países de América Latina y el Caribe y de otros continentes, reunidos en el XIX Seminario Internacional "Los partidos y una nueva sociedad", aprobaron unánimemente una resolución en la que demandan del gobierno de Estados Unidos la liberación inmediata del prisionero político puertorriqueño Oscar López Rivera.

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    El presidente de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, dijo que Venezuela "no ha sido ni será jamás una amenaza para el noble pueblo de EE.UU." y advirtió que "la única amenaza que hay en el mundo es el Gobierno de Estados Unidos".

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    El expresidente de Uruguay, José Mujica, criticó la injerencia de EE.UU. en los asuntos internos de Venezuela y aseveró que en América Latina "estamos podridos de que se metan" los estadounidenses.

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    Mirando al Sur: Juan Mari Brás y la Misión de Puerto Rico en Cuba
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    Si unimos el nombre de nuestro patriota, Juan Mari Brás, al de la Misión de Puerto Rico en Cuba, tenemos que remontarnos al 1959, año memorable en la historia de nuestra América en el que el triunfo de la Revolución cubana y la creación del Movimiento Pro Independencia fueron hitos decisivos para Cuba y Puerto Rico.

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    Edgar DeJesus
       Secretary
     
    Israel Colon
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    Maria Rivera
       Development Chair

    Hector Figueroa

    Tanya K. Hernandez
     
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    Miami Beach Historian Fired After City Rejects Manuscript For Centennial Book

    By Joey Flechas, The Miami Herald

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       Chair
     
    Edgar DeJesus
       Secretary
     
    Israel Colon
       Treasurer
     
    Maria Rivera
       Development Chair

    Hector Figueroa

    Tanya K. Hernandez
     
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    The Mirage of the Rainbow Coalition

    by Esther J. Cepeda | Washington Post Writers Group

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    ALGUNAS REFORMAS GUBERNAMENTALES 2013 - 2014
    - Eliminación dietas y carros de legisladores
    - Reducción del 20% en el gasto de nómina de empleados de confianza
    - Reducción en 10% en el gasto anual de servicios profesionales
    - Congelación de nombramientos, excepto puestos necesarios
    - Reforma plan de retiro
    - Reestructuración AEE
    - Se triplicaron las compras de gobierno a empresas locales

    ¿POR QUÉ TOCAR EL SISTEMA CONTRIBUTIVO?
    - Facilitar la fiscalización de un sistema más sencillo
    - Aumentar captación del dinero que el contribuyente paga pero el Estado no lo recibe
    - Alentar el consumo responsable
    - Gravar la economía informal (evasión) que no tributa hoy, para reducir la carga del que cumple
    - Resultado final es un sistema contributivo justo y equitativ
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    TRANSFORMACIÓN PROPUESTA
    - Reducción en tasas contributivas a individuos y corporaciones
    - 835,000 personas (80% de los contribuyentes) no tendrán que rendir planillas
    - Menos planillas, más fiscalización
    - Exención de $40,000 de ingreso a individuos y $80,000 a casados
    - La tasa de corporaciones se reduce de 39% a 30%
    - Se elimina la patente nacional

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    ALIMENTOS COMUNES EXENTOS

    A. Carne de Aves Cruda (Pollo entero, Presas de Pollo, Bistec de pavo, Carne molida de pavo, Etc.) 
    B. Carne de Res Cruda (Carne Molida, Bistec, Churrasco, “Corned beef” , Ternera, Etc.) 
    C. Carne de Cerdo Cruda (Tocineta, Jamón de cocinar, Jamón cocido, Chuletas, Carne de cerdo, Etc)
    E. Pescados y Mariscos (Pescado, Salmón, Atún, Carruch, Pulpo, Bacalao, Camarones, Langosta, Etc.) 
    F. Productos Lácteos (Leche fresca, Leche descremada, Leche en Polvo, Leche evaporada, Etc.)
    G. Jugos de Frutas y Vegetales (Jugos congelados, Jugos enlatados, Jugos naturales, Etc.) 
    H. Bebidas sin Alcohol o Material para Bebidas incluyendo Café o Té
    I. Frutas Frescas, Enlatadas y Congeladas
    J. Vegetales y Granos Frescos, Enlatados o Congelados
    K. Cereales y productos de cereales
    (Avena, farina y maizena, Arroz, Fideos, Etc.)
    L. Pan y galletas de soda
    M. Misceláneos
    (Sopas, Huevos, Sazonadores, Azúcar, Gelatinas, Sirope de “pancakes”,  syrup de piraguas, Etc.)

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    DATOS ADICIONALES

    - De 193 países, 160 han implementado sistemas iguales o parecidos al IVA
    - Estados Unidos es el único país de entre los 34 más desarrollados que no tiene un sistema parecido al IVA 
     (Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico – O.C.D.E.)
    - Los países de la OCDE representan el 70% del mercado y el 80% del producto nacional bruto mundial
    - De los países que integran la OCDE, solo uno cobra el 16%, siete cobran menos y veinticinco cobran más del 16%
    - La tasa promedio cobrada por dichos países es de 18.54%
    - Puerto Rico podrá aprovechar la experiencia de sobre 160 países
    - La evasión, el consumismo, la falta de fiscalización y la reducida tasa de captación han sido el peor enemigo de los contribuyentes por décadas
    - El sistema propuesto procura igualarte a ti y gravar al evasor
    - Hoy tu no escoges cuánto tributas, con este sistema decidirás cuánto consumes y así cuánto tributas
    - Los nuevos recaudos provienen mayormente de la economía informal que hoy no tributa y del IVU que tu pagas hoy pero el Estado no lo recibe
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    BACCA offers Math, English and Yoga!
    After School Program on the Move!

    By Christian Roldan, Barrio Arts, Culture and Communication Academy

     

    Batey Urbano is delighted to present the After School Program for high school students in the Humboldt Park community and near-by neighborhoods.  Our priority is to improve the academic performance of the youth and orientate them toward a better future. Batey Urbano provides a safe and educational space where youngsters can do their homework, with the help of tutors, and with access to computers and the internet.  Students can also participate in cultural and artistic activities (painting, yoga, ping-pong, etc).

     

    With the collaboration of the local restaurants Café Colao and Nelly's, students are offered delicious food.  Students are tutored in Math, English, Spanish, and essay writing, Monday to Friday (3pm-6pm), as well as Yoga instruction on Tuesdays at 4:15pm. Batey Urbano would like to welcome high school students to come study with us and to bring friends  along to take advantage of this excellent program!

     

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    Diabetes Empowerment Center Every Wednesday!

    By Leony Calderón

     

    Health Education Every Wednesday, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

     

    Manage, Control and Prevent Diabetes.  Ask Doctors, Residents, Nutritionist, Pharmacist and Dietitian Your Pressing Health Questions.

     

    Weekly Topics

    • *       Diabetes 101
    • *       Medication Education
    • *       Nutrition Class
    • *       Intro to Diabetes & How the Body Works
    • *       Protecting Your Eyes
    • *       Protecting Your Feet
    • *       Oral Health
    • *       Using The Glucose Meter & Meds
    • *       Heart Health Education
    • *       Physical Activity and Diabetes

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    Heroes for a day

    By Zenaida Lopez, El Rescate Transitional LGTBQ Housing

     

    On February 24th, Election Day in the city of Chicago is as challenging as your worst day at work, however it was an exciting day for the three residents of El Rescate who were serving as first time Election Judges. Kayla Toledo, Donald Jefferson, and Ricky Santiago all signed up for this most important role in the elections, without Election Judges no polling place can open or operate. In addition, another resident, Mari Rivera, participated in the GOTV campaign, knocking on doors letting voters know the address of their assigned polling place. 

    Early Tuesday morning the residents were all up and out ready to work as Election Judges, making sure the polling places were ready, and able to open on time.

     

    During the resident's weekly meetings the youth were educated on the electoral process, staff made sure that the residents were well informed on the importance   of Participatory democracy. This included being able to participate in the   political decisions that affect their lives. The importance of having a voice and letting their vote be their voice, and understanding that their vote can help mold the political future of the community.  Staff encouraged the residents to have a vision of their future and what's at stake for programs such as El Rescate, and have a part in which person they want to run their government. 

     

    As the poles closed later that evening, all the residents were tired from a long days work, but all agreed that they would like to participate in future elections." I'm ready for the next one", said Donald Jefferson. Congratulations to the twenty resident who either voted early or cast their votes on election day.

     

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    Puerto Rican Cultural Center Calendar of Community Events

     

    Thur. Mar 26th 10am, Rollout of CPS Parent University with CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett at Roberto Clemente Community Academy, 1147 N. Western Ave. (By invitation only.)

     

    Thur. Mar 19th 6-9pm, Celebration of 12th Anniversary of Batey Urbano, Poetry Slam featuring Nuyorican Poet, Willie Perdomo, at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture. 3015 W. Division St. $15 donation (light refreshments)

     

    Thur. Apr. 2, 6pm National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture and Puerto Rico Tourism Company open exhibit "Calibán", 3015 W. Division St. with

     

    Fri. Apr. 3, Good Friday March, Assemble Congress and Michigan, 12noon

     

    Fri. Apr 3rd 2pm, Luncheon w/Nelson Denis, author, War Against All Puerto Ricans, $15 donation, Nellie's Restaurant, 2458 W. Division St.

     

    Sat. Apr 4th 12pm-4pm, Move for Life in Humboldt Park, sponsored by Diabetes Empowerment Center

     

    Mon Apr 6th Luncheon/Forum with President of the Puerto Rican Bar Association, Mark Bimbela and Alejandro Torres Rivera, 2701 W. Division St. ($15-$25 Sliding scale donation.)

     

    Apr 6-10  Pa'lante Conference at UIC/UPRS, "Puerto Rican Identity in the Age of the Diaspora."

    * Mon. Apr. 6th, 9-10am, Nelson Denis, author, War Against All Puerto Ricans, Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center (LC-B2)

    * Tues. Apr. 7th, Cultural Presentation

    * Wed. Apr. 8th, 9-10am, Film, ISABEL, and presentation by Melissa Montero, filmmaker. Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center (LC-B2)

    * Thu. Apr. 9th, 5:30pm, Noche de Poetas featuring Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Gabriel Miranda. Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center (LC-B2)

    * Fri. Apr. 10th, 9-10am, Music/Forum featuring Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Gabriel Miranda. Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center (LC-B2)

     

    Fri. Apr. 17th 6pm-7pm, Book Presentation by Dr. Edwin Meléndez, Puerto Ricans at the Dawn of the New Millennium at 2701 W. Division St.

     

    Sat. Apr. 18, 1pm, Luncheon, A Panel Discussion with Dr. Antonia Darder, Dr. Angela Valenzuela and Dr. Jason Irizarry "Towards a New Discourse on Latino Pedagogy." ($10-$15 Sliding scale donation)

     

    Sat. Apr 25th Hostos College, 500 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY

    National Conversation on Puerto Ricans in the Age of the Diaspora on the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Albizu Campos with a community concert featuring Roy Brown and El Topo (leaving Chicago on Fri. Apr. 24th)

     

    Tues. May 19th Naming of Dr. Steve Whitman Greenhouse at Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School. (Time TBA)

     

    Fri. May 29th Event commemorating Oscar López Rivera's 34 yr. Anniversary of his arrest, La Casita de Don Pedro & Doña Lolita, 2625 W. Division St.

     

    Sat May 30th NY Rally for Oscar Lopez Rivera's 34 yr. anniversary of his arrest (leaving Chicago on Fri May 29th)
     
     

    From Our Community Partners

     

    Dueling Accounts of the 

    Sierra Leone Civil War Fair

    By Roberto Clemente Community Academy staff

     

    In 9th grade World Studies classes, we are focusing on the Sierra Leone Civil War. We are reading two novels intermittently; A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Child Soldier and The Bite of the Mango. Both of these novels are from the perspective of teenagers. A Long Way Gone is from the perspective of a child solider who fought in the Sierra Leone Civil War and committed horrific acts of violence. The Bite of the Mango is from the perspective of a victim of the rebels employing child soldiers. While students are reading the novels, they are preparing for the upcoming PARCC exam by answering PARCC-style text-dependent questions. Students are also working on creating claims and evidence (or arguments) using knowledge gained from the book.

     

    Student Ana Rojas reports that she loves this unit. "Reading these books is extremely interesting because it makes you feel like you are in the story and really helps you understand the perspective of both of the main characters."  Angelique Davis is also thoroughly enjoying reading the novels. "I really like the story. It pulls you into the situation. There are many stories that are boring, but I can actually stay up for this one and am excited to find out what happens to the main characters."

     

    Once the students are done reading these novels, they will be conducting research in the school computer labs to learn about other crimes against humanity or human rights violations. They will be focusing on what has been done and what can be done in regards to helping the victims in these situations. Students will continue their work with writing arguments, creating claims, and supporting them with evidence while writing a research paper.

     
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    Latina Writers: Writing Between Countries

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    Join Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas Inc. for our March Tertulia - "Latina Writers: Writing Between Countries", which will showcase local Latina writers from the Philadelphia area and their work. The event will also feature a panel Q&A moderated by published author, Concha Alborg Ph.D, and an open mic which is open to the public.  The Tertulia Cultural Salon Series is sponsored by PECO, Maria D. Quiñones-Sánchez and Tomás Sánchez.


     

    Únete con Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas Inc. para nuestra Tertulia de marzo - "Escritoras Latinas: Escribiendo entre Países" que presentará los trabajos y vidas de escritoras Latinas de la area de Filadelfia. El evento también tendrá un panel Q&A moderado por Concha Alborg Ph.D, una autora publicada, y un open mic que estará abierto al público. Las Tertulias son patrocinados por PECO, Maria D. Quiñones-Sánchez and Tomás Sánchez.

     
     
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    Special thanks to the presenters: Raices Boricuas, Magdaliz Roura and Alberto Rios for wonderful presentations. Muchisimas gracias to the Artistic and Community Relations Committee members: Evelyn Gutierrez,  Sandra Andino, Leity Rodriguez, Roberto Lebron, Rafi Levin, Mary Rivera, Erika Nunez, Carmen Pendleton and Edilia O'Hara and to Maria Quinones Sanchez and Tomas Sanchez and PECO for their sponsorship.
     
     

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    Inspired by the original 1969 Freedom Seder, where hundreds of people of all backgrounds gathered to explore and celebrate freedom in the context of the Civil Rights Movement, this communal event invites you to the Passover table for an evening of commemoration, stories, and a community exploration of freedom in America.

     

    Visit their website for more information.
     

    When/Where: Wednesday, March 25th 2015
    Where/Lugar: 101 South Independence Mall East
    Admission/Entrada: $25/$18 Members 

     

     
     
    Gracias Philadelphia Cultural  Fund for helping us bring diverse Latin American art and culture to our neighborhood!

    Left to right: Councilman At Large William Greenlee, Jeffery Young, Jr.,from City Council President Darrell Clark office, Raíces' Executive Director Mary Rivera

     
     
    Stay in touch with Raíces by following us on social media!

     
     
     
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    Contact Raíces if you're interested in having a performance at your school, private event, or work function.
     
     
    Special thanks to our new and ongoing funding partners
     
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    Save the Date
    Forum on Herman Badillo’s Political Legacy


    Wednesday, March 18
    6 – 8 pm
    Glass Café, West Building, 3rd Floor

    Please join us next Wednesday, March 18, for a forum discussing the legacy of the pioneering Puerto Rican politician Herman Badillo. Badillo was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico and moved to New York after both his parents died when he was 11. From these humble and tragic beginnings, he rose to prominence as the first Puerto Rican elected to the United States House of Representatives.

    Presenters: David Badillo, Virginia Sanchez-Korrol
    Moderator: Juan Cartagena

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    Roy Brown, desde su balcón del fin del mundo
    Escrito por Natalia M. Rivera / El Hostosiano   

     

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    No hay un Festival de Apoyo a Claridad ni bohemia patriótica donde no se cante a coro por todos y todas. “El señor don Jiménez, ah, vio, cuando nació Monón en el baño de un bar, al fin de un callejón, y contó: Monón, eres hombre sin par”… esta es parte de la letra de Monón, canción emblemática de todos los independentistas. Su autor, Roy Brown, no ha faltado nunca a una edición del Festival para cantarla él mismo. El compañero compartió varias de sus experiencias con El Hostosiano desde su balcón del fin del mundo, como él le llama, en su casa de Mayagüez.

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    “La OEA hoy está moribunda. Debe complementarse con CELAC y Unasur si quiere sobrevivir”
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    Marco Albuja es el representante de Ecuador ante la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA) y una de las personalidades más destacadas de las relaciones internacionales del gobierno de Rafael Correa, siendo un estrecho colaborador del canciller Ricardo Patiño.

     

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    El Gobierno Revolucionario de la República de Cuba ha conocido la arbitraria y agresiva Orden Ejecutiva emitida por el Presidente de los Estados Unidos contra el Gobierno de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, que califica a este país como una amenaza a su seguridad nacional, en represalia por las medidas adoptadas en defensa de su soberanía frente a los actos injerencistas de autoridades gubernamentales y del Congreso estadounidense.

     

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    El mandatario venezolano asegura que su Gobierno defenderá la dignidad del pueblo ante las nuevas sanciones estadounidenses.

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    The Water's Edge/ La Orilla del Mar 

    Welcome to the Water's Edge, the bi-weekly magazine of the
    National Boricua Human Rights Network, featuring articles in English and Spanish.

    Bienvenidos al primer número de la revista quincenal de la Red Nacional Boricua Pro Derechos Humanos "La Orilla del Mar", con artículos en Inglés y Español.

     

    http://boricuahumanrights.org 

     

     

    NEXT MAY 30th COALITION MEETING

    Sat. March 14, 2015, 10-1pm, El Maestro Inc, Bronx NY

     

    Esta Voz Gritará
    Por Lady M (hip-hop por Oscar y Vieques)
     
     
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    Oscar López Rivera ha luchado por la independencia de Puerto Rico, al que califica de colonia americana. ¿Qué opinan los expertos sobre su caso?
     

    Tiempo de Debate: Óscar López Rivera, ¿héroe o terrorista?

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    "La Orilla del Mar"

    by Marina Ortiz, February 22, 2015

    The prisoner smiles and breaks free from his AmeriKKKan leash
    Provoking his captors while they work to extend their world reach
    and turn pointed noses from poor people who dare bare their teeth

    But jailhouse jealousy and hatred is not what drives the man
    He does not really wish to walk their dirty stretch of land
    or feel his homeland's muddied waters touch down on captured sand

    He wants more than revenge or to force open those eyes wide shut
    He wants freedom for all in a world that is decent and just
    From Ponce to Palestine, Oscar knows that "third world" is first

    As he does in his cell, we will walk the water's edge and roar
    We bring you to shore, Oscar: la orilla del mar is yours
    The land of your dreams is the place that is free forever more

    The prisoner leads, as he does the last Sunday of each month
    And just as loudly as we gather as this defiant bunch
    Obama will certainly be made aware by our May 30th front!

     

    La Ausencia de Oscar

    Por Jorge Sierra

     

    3 8 2015 DON OSCAR video Jorge Sierra @YouTubeCom

     

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    Campaign to Free Oscar: 2014 in Highlights

    By NBHRN

     

    January

    * Oscar marks his 71st birthday, and writes to his daughter Clarisa: "I feel very comfortable with my life and in my skin. I know I chose to serve the most just and noble cause that a Puerto Rican citizen could serve. My years in prison are only the occupational hazard that the struggle costs. But I was conscious of what awaited me, because the women and men who had chosen to serve the same cause and who had been imprisoned had allowed me to see what awaited me. From them I learned that I could survive, no matter how great the challenge."

     

    * Congressman Alan Grayson writes to President Obama. seeking Oscar's release: "I am constantly approached regarding the imprisonment of Oscar López-Rivera. My constituents, a significant number of Puerto Ricans, and political leaders from all three major political parties in Puerto Rico are pleading for his release. Mr. López-Rivera's 71st birthday is in four days, on Three Kings Day, or 'Día de Reyes' as it is known in Puerto Rico. I can think of no greater gift to him, his family, and the Puerto Rican community than his freedom and allowing him to return home on this important holiday,"

     

    * Puerto Rican Independence Party Senator María de Lourdes Santiago and Juan Dalmau visit Oscar. "An emotional visit, equally inspiring, which has had the effect of reaffirming our commitment to the struggle for independence, which is a struggle for love," the senator expressed.

     

    * President of the Puerto Rican Senate, Eduardo Bhatia of the Popular Democratic Party, calls for Oscar's release. "The people of Puerto Rico, regardless of party lines, thought and politics, are all in agreement that Oscar López must be released."

     

    * Puerto Rico's main daily newspaper, El Nuevo Día, continues its series Las manos en el cristal, letters from Oscar to his granddaughter Karina.5 The series appears regularly in the newspaper throughout 2014.

    Continue reading.

     

    From/Desde Puerto Rico

    41 Festival de Apoyo a Claridad con "Oscar en las Calles" 

     

    Andy Montañez con Oscar

    Grupo Asi Somos con Oscar

     

    Andy Montañez, 
    Padrino de la Segunda Caminata Nacional por Oscar
     
     
    Andy ha sido firme en reclamar la excarcelación de Oscar López Rivera. La constancia de toda su vida expresando su apoyo a la libertad, las causas justas y comunitarias, hacen que Andy, se haya ganado el respeto de su gente. Por esto, nos honra presentarlo como el Padrino de la Segunda Caminata Nacional por Oscar.
     

     

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    Maria de Lourdes Santiago, Madrina de la Segunda Caminata Nacional por Oscar.
     

    El colectivo "33 en 33 x Oscar" se complace en designar a la senadora María de Lourdes Santiago como la madrina oficial de la 2da Caminata Nacional x Oscar.

     

    María de Lourdes tuvo una participación activa durante la 1ra Caminata 33 en 33 x Oscar en el 2014, participando como oradora y caminante durante varios tramos de la misma. De igual manera durante muchos años ha estado inmersa apoyando la causa de la independencia de Puerto Rico, al igual que muchas causas comunitarias y de justicia social tal como lo hizo nuestro Oscar López Rivera durante sus años de juventud y por lo cual está preso.

     

    Recientemente tuvo la oportunidad de visitar a Oscar y expresó. "Por mucho que uno haya escuchado a los compañeros hablar sobre Oscar o leído, nada nos podía preparar para encontrarnos con esa serenidad, con esa jubilosidad, con lo que él llama la urgencia de vivir. Lo dejamos a él, pero algo del corazón se le queda a uno"

     

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    From the/desde la Diaspora

     

    Iraq Veterans Against the War
    WE SUPPORT FREEDOM FOR OSCAR LOPEZ, AND THIS IS WHY.
    BJoyce Wagner, Iraq Veterans Against the War

     

    Iraq Veterans Against the War stands behind Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera. Oscar contributed to the GI Resistance movement during Vietnam that helped to inspire IVAW's mission. IVAW also values the self-determination of all people impacted by US militarism and colonialism. This includes Puerto Rico, the oldest colony in the world, and one of the United States' unincorporated territories, or "colonial possessions" along with Guam, American Samoa and the US Virgin Islands -and the military enclave of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. You can read more about IVAW's mission and values here.

     

    According to David Cortright's book, Soldiers in Revolt, much of the GI movement of that era was led by minorities, especially Black and Puerto Rican soldiers who saw the contradiction between their own limited rights and the idea of "fighting for freedom." Oscar's family moved from Puerto Rico to Chicago when he was 14 in search of work. After that he was drafted into the military and his experience reflects Cortright's observations:

     

    Like many young Puerto Rican men, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and sent to Vietnam. It was there that he began to understand his identity as a Puerto Rican, seeing other Puerto Rican soldiers with Puerto Rican flags on their helmets and talking about independence and self-determination for Puerto Rico. He began to see that he had more in common with the Vietnamese people, fighting for their own independence and self-determination, than he had with the U.S. armed forces. He was decorated with the Bronze Star for his courage and valor.

     

    Like many IVAW members, Oscar's experience in the military inspired him to become a community organizer and an agent for change.

    Continue reading.

     

    Cleveland Organizes for May 30 Mobilization
    By Rev. Nozomi Ikuta, Interfaith Prisoners of Conscience Ministry, Cleveland
     
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    You are warmly invited to join with other community leaders and people of conscience from across the spectrum to bring Oscar López Rivera, the "Nelson Mandela of Latin America," home after 34 years prison.

     

    On Saturday, April 11 at 11:00 am at the HUMADAOP Youth Center (Gruss Hall), 3115 Scranton Road, you will be able to learn more about Oscar, the campaign for his release, and the march being organized in New York on May 30.

     

    Find out why Latin American presidents, Nobel laureates, labor unions, the churches of Puerto Rico, the Governor of Puerto Rico and dozens of other elected officials, and celebrities like Rene Perez (of Calle 13) and Ricky Martin have all joined the call for his release. 

     

    Fashion Square, Orlando, FL

    Caminata por la Liberación de Oscar López Rivera 

    Por Edwin Chungo Molina
     
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    Vease las fotos.

     

    Latino Journal Show Features Oscar Freedom Campaign

    By Ana López, NYC Coordinator to Free Oscar López Rivera
     

    On February 13, 2015, José E. López, Puerto Rican historian and brother of Oscar López Rivera, was interviewed in the Howard Jordan Latino Journal program of WBAI.  José eloquently gave an analysis of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States, the struggles for equal and civil rights  in the barrios and drew parallels with the Black people's struggle for social and political justice.  He spoke of the Oscar' Freedom Campaign and its historical significance today and with the recent developing events: the end of the embargo against Cuba, the release of Cuban political prisoners and Puerto Rico's insertion into CELAC.

     

    Arte y Prision: Oscar Lopez Rivera

    Por Rosalba Henao
     

    Free Oscar Lopez, Free Oscar Lopez  Rivera...era  la consigna que mas se escuchaba  a lo largo de una gigantesca multitud que duro varias horas transitando por la   5 avenida en Manhattan. Oscar Lopez Rivera era también la imagen repetida en afiches pancartas, esculturas, representaciones, dibujos, fotografías. 

    "Oscar Lopez Rivera 32 años preso injustamente"...decía uno de los carteles. Desde el otro lado de la marcha alguien dice. Quien es él?.  Es el preso político mas antiguo de las Américas,  responde otro. que hizo? porque esta preso? de donde es? Preguntas, silencios, rostros de asombro para quienes piensan que por la 5 avenida en la ciudad de New York,  solo corren la moda, el lujo y el dinero.

     
    Pero quien puede ser ese  hombre que ha soportado tantos años de su vida preso? que lo mantiene vivo? Que visiones  de vida alienta  con tantos  seguidores clamando por  él, justicia y libertad??? 
    Siga leyendo.

     

     

    "Oscar en los Barrios" en Hostos Community College

    "Oscar" con Yova Rodriguez y José E. López
     
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    "Oscar en los Barrios" en Hostos Community College

    Por Zoraida Andino-Rios

    La Semana pasada, en Orlando FL, en el concierto de Tito Auger en Mojitos. Se recibió con fuerza el mensaje de Oscar Lopez Rivera.

     

    Tito Auger en concierto Orlando-FL hablando sobre Oscar @YouTubeCom

     

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    Oscar will be Free in NYC

    Seen at 163 St. & Amsterdam Ave., NYC

     

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    Help Us Bring Oscar Home/Como puede ayudar
     

     

         Demanding Oscar's immediate release.

     

         Join the scholars, academics, and people of conscience around the world-including prominent figures such as Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu, acclaimed novelist and activist Arundhati Roy, and philosopher and public intellectual Cornel West -who are demanding Oscar's release.

     

         Published online by the Puerto Rican newspaper El Nuevo Dia. 

     

         We are in many cities across the US.

     

    * Write to Oscar

        Oscar López Rivera, #87651-024

       Born/Nacido: 6 de enero de 1943

       FCI Terre Haute, P.O. Box 33
       Terre Haute, IN 47808

     

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    Submission guidelines/Directrices de presentación
     

    * Send us a picture, a headline and 2 paragraphs about your event supporting Oscar's release. Include contact information.

     

     * Envíenos una imagen, un titulo y 2 párrafos sobre su evento a favor de la liberación de Oscar. Incluya su información de contacto.

     

    TWE@boricuahumanrights.org

     

    National Boricua Human Rights Network
    info@boricuahumanrights.org
    http://boricuahumanrights.org
     
    The Water's Edge, the bi-weekly magazine of the National Boricua Human Rights Network, publishes the latest news about the Campaign to Free Oscar López Rivera. Oscar, a 72 year old Puerto Rican political prisoner convicted for seditious conspiracy, has spent the last 33.5 years imprisoned for his political beliefs, is the object of a campaign which has united Puerto Rican civil society, Nobel Laureates, as well as support throughout the US and internationally. 

    Oscar López Rivera has become known as the Nelson Mandela of Latin America.

    La Orilla del Mar, la revista quincenal de la Red Nacional Boricua Pro Derechos Humanos, publica las últimas noticias acerca de la Campaña a favor de la liberación de Oscar López Rivera. Oscar, un preso político puertorriqueño de 72 años condenado por conspiración sediciosa, ha pasado los últimos 33.5 años encarcelado por sus creencias políticas y es el objeto de una campaña que ha ganado el apoyo de la sociedad civil puertorriqueña, de ganadores de Premios Nobel y de otros a lo largo de Estados Unidos y a nivel internacional.

     

    Oscar López Rivera se ha vuelto el Nelson Manela de América Latina.

     

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    March 11, 2014

    Share Your Story to Help Shape New Payday Lending Regulation

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will be proposing new rules for payday lending regulation later this year. You can help ensure that the new rules created are fair. To help the CFPB protect consumers, LULAC is collecting stories from the public to submit during the comment period. Get involved and share your story to show the CFPB the real impact of payday loans. For more information, you can email ugonzalez@lulac.org or wsalas@lulac.org or call (916) 551-1330 to make sure your voice is heard.

    Here are a few stories we’ve collected and will be sharing with the CFPB. Share yours today!

    Eddie Martinez, Huntington Park, California

    In need of funds for overall expenses, Eddie Martinez visited an Advance America location in Highland, California. Eddie got caught in a cycle of debt for 5 years. He borrowed $1,275 and paid the lender $4,775 for the loan and the fees.

    “I would take out continuous loans to catch up and be able to pay my personal expenses. I made paying back the loans a priority that resulted in not having enough money to make everyday expenses, and I was forced to continue taking out the loans. It was a stressful situation because I never seemed to have enough money. I had to make partial payments on rent and sacrifice car and phone payments. I am now out of the cycle of debt, but I know I paid thousands. I would never do it again.”

    Wynnette Pleas, Oakland, California

    In search of a way to stabilize her finances, Wynnette Pleas turned to California Check Cashing Stores in San Leandro, California, for a $300 loan. Currently, she owes $8,400 due to payday loans, which creates a stressful situation that she never imagined.

    “I spoke to California Check Cashing and said that I did not have enough money to pay my loan back, but the company still took money from my bank account. Eventually, the bank closed my account because I had $500 in overdraft fees. A little while later I was sent to collections, and I began receiving phone calls that soon turned threatening. They told me I would be sued, and if I didn’t pay back the loan, they said they would take legal action, including jail time. I made a lot of financial sacrifices to pay back my overdraft fees, but I was unbanked for more than three years. I still haven’t been able to pay back my debt, and I don’t plan on taking out any more payday loans ever again.”

    Share Your Story


    What are Payday Loans?

    Payday loans are small-dollar loans that borrowers can obtain at storefronts or online. These are short-term loans that borrowers must repay by their next paycheck. Lenders advertise these loans as “quick and easy” money. Consumers turn to payday loans to overcome financial crises. With such short loan periods, borrowers struggle to repay their loan and soon find themselves trapped in a cycle of debt.

    LULAC National Office, 1133 19th Street NW, Suite 1000 Washington DC 20036, (202) 833-6130, (202) 833-6135 FAX 

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    (202) 546-2536 ext. 112, (361) 548-6989 (cell)

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    pvalle@naleo.org
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    NALEO to Present U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra with 
    The Edward R. Roybal Award for Outstanding Public Service

    Becerra will be honored for his work at the 2015 NALEO Edward R. Roybal Legacy Gala on 
    March 24, 2015 in Washington D.C
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    Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) announced today that U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra will be presented with the Edward R. Roybal Award for Outstanding Public Service.  U.S. Rep. Becerra will be honored at the organization’s annual NALEO Edward R. Roybal Legacy Gala in Washington, D.C. on March 24, 2015. Additional details below.

    The Edward R. Roybal Award for Outstanding Public Service is presented annually to individuals who have distinguished themselves as devoted public servants to the nation and the Latino community.  The award pays tribute to the organization’s founder and President Emeritus, the late Congressman Edward R. Roybal.  

    NALEO’s 2015 awardee, U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra, has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in his efforts to increase opportunities for Latinos, and promoting issues affecting our nation’s working families.  Throughout his tenure in public office, U.S. Rep. Becerra has sought to improve Social Security programs for the Latino community, combat poverty among the working poor, and strengthen the Medicare system, ensuring its long-term viability.  

    “NALEO is pleased to honor a distinguished Latino public servant whose tireless leadership and work on behalf of the American people upholds the values of our great nation,” said Alex Padilla, NALEO President and California Secretary of State. “Representative Becerra’s extraordinary efforts to improve the quality of life for the Latino community and increase opportunities for a new generation of Latino leaders exemplifies the spirit of service of the late Congressman Roybal.”

    First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992, U.S. Rep. Becerra currently serves as Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, and is a member of the Committee on Ways And Means.  Raised by working-class parents, U.S. Rep. Becerra was the first in his family to graduate from college.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University and was awarded his Juris Doctorate from Stanford Law School in 1984.   

    NALEO is also pleased to recognize the support of long-standing partner, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, which will serve as the Chair of the 2015 NALEO Edward R Roybal Legacy Gala.  For more information about the event, please visit our
     website or follow us on Facebook or Twitter

    Additional Details:
     
    2015 NALEO Edward R. Roybal Legacy Gala
    Tuesday, March 24, 2015
    5:30 – 8:30 pm
    Omni Shoreham Hotel - Ambassador and Regency Ballrooms
    2500 Calvert Street, NW
    Washington, D.C. 20008
     
    The 2015 NALEO Edward R. Roybal Legacy Gala is open to media. Advance registration is required.  To register, please contact Amanda Bosquez at
    abosquez@naleo.org or Paula Valle Castanon at pvalle@naleo.org       

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    About NALEO 
    The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) is the leadership organization of the nation's more than 6,000 Latino elected and appointed officials.

    Our mailing address is:

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    1122 W. Washington Blvd., Third Floor
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    Edgar DeJesus
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    Major education goals still on horizon

    for Hispanics, federal official notes

    Universities trying to serve greater numbers

    By Maria Luisa Cesar

    San Antonio Express-News (March 9, 2015)

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    National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP)

    25 West 18th Street
    New York, NY 10011
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       Chair
     
    Edgar DeJesus
       Secretary
     
    Israel Colon
       Treasurer
     
    Maria Rivera
       Development Chair

    Hector Figueroa

    Tanya K. Hernandez
     
     Angelo Falcón
       President

     

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    Mail check or money order to the above address to the order of "National Institute for Latino Policy"
      
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    Rubio: Immigration Stance 'A Factor'

    In GOP Struggles With Hispanics

    By Ian Hanchett

    Breitbart (March 2015)

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    MARCH IS MUSIC SERIES 2015
    Concert #4: NY TANGO SEXTET | SAT. MARCH 14 @ 8PM

    Led by acclaimed Tango violinist Sergio Reyes, NY TANGO SEXTET brings us a brand new repertoire of original tangos. Inspired by the mythical incarnation of tango in New York, where tango has taken hold as one of the city’s most passionate musical residents! The repertoire is composed by the members of the sextet, and performed to unrivaled precision and virtuosity. Recently arrived Argentinian bandoneon players Emmanuel Trifilio and Rodolfo Zanetti, join forces with some of the most acclaimed New York tango artists today. Open Rehearsal: Friday, March 13 @ 1:30PM. FREE!

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    Leucona, The Beatles, Rafael Hernández Marín, Silvio Rodríguez, Steve Wonder and more! ARIACNE TRUJILLO is a child prodigy concert pianist. She trained at the world-renowed ISA Conservatory in her native Cuba.

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    Did you catch this weekend's episode of Latino USA? Host Maria Hinojosa underscored that Presente is the only national Latino organization doing work on police brutality in our communities right now.1

    Latinos are being gunned down by lawless police all around the country.

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    Contribute $5, $10, or $20 toward our campaigns to hold out-of-control police accountable. 

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    We're shocked by this. Nearly 1,000 Latinos nationally were reportedly killed by police officers between 2002 and 2009. However, the number is likely woefully underreported, since many jurisdictions don't track the ethnic identity of victims of police shootings.2

    That makes the work we're doing on police violence against Latinos crucial. We need help to end police violence against Latinos and our allies. 

    Will you contribute $5, $10, $20 to keep this work going?

    Presente is committed to fighting for Latinos who've been brutalized or killed by unaccountable police officers using excessive force. But if Presente can't keep this work up, there will be no one there to hold the police accountable for killing our people especiallly if well-funded national Latino groups sit on the sidelines.

    Will you contribute $5, $10, $20 to help us end police violence against Latinos?

    In the last month alone, more than 20,000 Presente members have signed petitions calling on the Department of Justice to investigate the death of Jessie Hernandez. 15,000 more have demanded justice in the shooting death of Antonio Zambrano Montes. And now we're stepping up the fight to win justice for Jessie — in addition to demanding a federal investigation, we're asking the Denver District Attorney to charge the police officers who killed Jessie with a crime. Over the next month we want to:

    • Launch a massive billboard ad campaign exposing the Denver PD's history of excessive force and the millions the city has paid to victims' families in settlement lawsuits. 
    • Run online ads exposing the Denver PD.
    • Fly local activists to D.C. to deliver petitions directly to the Department of Justice and to call for a meeting with Eric Holder. 

    Will you donate $5, $10, $20 to hold out-of-control police accountable?

    We won’t stop until Jessie and Antonio’s families get the justice they deserve. 

    Thanks and ¡adelante!

    Mariana, Arturo, Erica, Erick, Luis, and the Presente.org team

    Sources:

    1. Is Latino Leadership Self-Censoring?, NPR, March 6, 2015

    2. Exactly How Often Do Police Shoot Unarmed Black Men?, Mother Jones, August 15, 2014

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    Fundación de Esclerosis Múltiple de Puerto Rico


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    PIP CONDENA AMENAZA LANZADA POR LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS CONTRA VENEZUELA


    San Juan, Puerto Rico. 11 de marzo de 2015.- El Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño (PIP), por voz de su presidente ejecutivo, Fernando Martín, repudió hoy la descarnada amenaza por parte de los Estados Unidos al declarar que Venezuela constituye un peligro para su seguridad nacional.

    "Este lenguaje irresponsable y peligroso constituye una confirmación de las denuncias que viene haciendo el gobierno de venezolano de que Estados Unidos pretenden intensificar su intervencionismo en Venezuela ", puntualizó Martín.

    El líder independentista indicó que el PIP repudia, como lo han hecho y lo deben hacer todos defensores de la soberanía nacional, el que en este momento, como tantas veces en el pasado, los Estados Unidos pretendan desplegar su conducta imperialista.

    "La América Latina, al igual que el resto del mundo, exigen respeto para el gobierno legítima y democráticamente electo por el pueblo de Venezuela y condena cualquier intento golpista en el país hermano ", concluyó Fernando Martín.

     

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    Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan, National Lawyers Guild and 33 Mujeres NYC por Oscar endorses this month's Call In Campaign!
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    Inspired by the “5th of every month for the Cuban 5” campaign and the 33 x Oscar initiative in Puerto Rico, The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign has decided to dedicate the 29th of every month to Oscar Lopez Rivera!

    On the 29th of each month, we’re asking all our allies and supporters to CALL THE WHITE HOUSE AND DEMAND THE RELEASE OF PUERTO RICAN POLITICAL PRISONER OSCAR LOPEZ RIVERA!

    Call President Obama at 202-456-1111 and leave a message!  Let him know that Oscar Lopez Rivera has been in prison for too long and deserves to go home! 

    We need to flood the voice mail with our united demands for freedom! 


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    President Obama, I ask that you free Puerto Rican Political Prisoner, Oscar Lopez Rivera.  Since 1981, he has been in jail for fighting for Puerto Rican independence; he never committed a violent crime and has been a model prisoner.  I ask that you follow in the foot steps of Presidents Truman, Carter, and Clinton, who freed other Puerto Rican activists, and set Oscar free!





    The movement to free Oscar from the torturous isolation of jail and our "justice" system gives each of us a chance to step up and step in to our higher selves.  To put into action what Oscar continues to teach us from prison: that people united in love, liberation and justice will always be free and will always be victorious. Oscar has said that, “it is much easier not to struggle, to give up and take the path of the living dead. But if we want to live, we must struggle.” In the face of the most oppressive injustices that he has experienced, we in fact must continue to struggle.   And struggling is one of the most just acts we can do - to rise up, act out and raise our voices in community to demand Oscar's release.  Oscar will be free!  ¡Hasta su regreso! Call Obama on Sunday March 29th and demand Oscar's release.

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    Declaraciones del PIP ante el mensaje ofrecido por el gobernador, Alejandro García Padilla

    San Juan, Puerto Rico. 9 de marzo de 2015. - El Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño (PIP) calificó hoy como escandaloso y un monumental acto de demagogia el mensaje ofrecido por el gobernador, Alejandro García Padilla.

    "En primer lugar, es escandaloso que el gobernador pretenda engañar a nuestro pueblo con lo que virtualmente constituye un anuncio de campaña, pagado con fondos públicos. En segundo lugar, a estas alturas, tras semanas de radicado el proyecto, sigue sin explicarse el mecanismo de reembolso que según la misma administración, es fundamental para contrarrestar el indiscutible efecto regresivo del IVA", expresó la senadora y vice presidenta del PIP, María de Lourdes Santiago.

    La líder independentista puntualizó que la propuesta de administración persigue retirar $1,200 millones de la economía del país para convertirlos en recaudos destinados al pago decla deuda. "La pregunta esencialísima es: ¿cómo enfrentaremos la innegable contracción económica que ésto va a representar? Sin esa respuesta, es una absoluta irresponsabilidad continuar con esta mal llamada reforma".

    Por su parte, el secretario general de la colectivdad, Juan Dalmau, sentenció que el gobernador sigue sin explicar cómo Hacienda determinará cuánto gana cada cuál. "El que hoy declara menos de $20,000, continuará haciéndolo".

    Añadió que la premisa es que el actual sistema no funciona porque el Departamento de Hacienda no es operacional. "No hay garantía de reembolso.¿Qué de lo que ha dicho el gobernador puede hacer pensar que éso va a cambiar?, cuestionó Juan Dalmau.

    Finalmente, el ex candidato a la gobernación manifestó que resulta incomprensible la obstinación de este gobierno en no acoger las propuestas presentadas por el PIP y otros sectores del país para atender la crisis fiscal.

    "Entre la propuesta del 10% a las corporaciones foráneas exentas, el aumento del arbitrio del 4% aprobado durante a la pasada administración a un 6% y la política de cumplimiento del 6.6% en los muelles se recogerían cerca de $4,000 millones, más del doble de lo que producirá el propuesto IVA", concluyó Dalmau.

     

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    The Rising Latino Tide

    Hispanics have been elected to political office in Rhode Island in unprecedented numbers in recent years, but the community still faces daunting achievement gaps and unemployment.

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    PIP conmemora Día Internacional de la Mujer Trabajadora
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    San Juan, Puerto Rico. 8 de marzo de 2015. - Con la unánime ratificación de una Declaración que exige al gobierno el manejo de la política pública con rigor, justicia y coherencia, un centenar de mujeres convocadas por el Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño conmemoraron el Día Internacional de la Mujer Trabajadora. ¨Las mujeres de este País serán las más afectadas si se implantaran las medidas impositivas propuestas por el gobierno del PPD. En un país en el que el 59% de las mujeres vive bajo el nivel de pobreza y el 24.2% de las mujeres son custodias de menores de edad, el impacto de un IVA tendrá como efecto perpetuar las condiciones de desigualdad en que vivimos las mujeres en Puerto Rico¨, señaló la senadora María de Lourdes Santiago.

    La Declaración aprobada hoy, que recoge la postura de las mujeres agrupadas en la Secretaría de Asuntos de la Mujer del PIP, también celebra los muchos adelantos en el tema de equidad del género alcanzados ¨gracias al esfuerzo y tesón de las mujeres que han luchado y luchan por nuestros derechos humanos¨, expresó por su parte Edda López Serrano, quien lidera los trabajos relacionados con mujeres y género en el PIP. Tanto la senadora Santiago como López puntualizaron que es urgente la implantación de una política económica enfocada en el desarrollo de las mujeres deben eliminar las condiciones de desigualdad en que viven y se desarrollan las mujeres.

    "Al proponer un IVA que grave una base tan amplia de bienes y servicios, olvida la administración del gobernador Alejandro García Padilla que la mayor parte del consumo de la mayoría de las mujeres, en especial jefas de familia, se trata de bienes esenciales, no consumo opcional o de lujo. En ese escenario, el IVA gravará de forma desproporcionada a nosotras las mujeres", dispone la Declaración. En específico, las mujeres del PIP proponen que se exija a los acreedores la estructuración de la deuda pública, así como la revisión de la legislación vigente sobre créditos, incentivos y exenciones que desangran al erario, y la extensión de la contribución especial a las corporaciones foráneas.

    "Cualquier política pública que proponga una reforma contributiva tiene que partir de la reforma integral del Departamento de Hacienda, cuya falta de operacionalidad abarca la ineficacia del sistema contributivo, la alarmante evasión y anticipa la incapacidad para establecer el complejo esquema de recaudos que requiere la implantación del IVA", pronunció la senadora Santiago Negrón. Según la también vicepresidenta del PIP, una reforma contributiva debe también implicar la restructuración del aparato gubernamental, erradicando la politización y estableciendo mecanismos de rendición de cuentas comenzando por las agencias que proveen servicios directos indispensables y que deben poner en marcha políticas de cambio social, como el Departamento de Educación, el Departamento de Salud y el Departamento de la Familia.

    "Desde nuestra institución política hacemos un llamado a las compatriotas que militan en otros partidos y organizaciones para que asuman una posición inequívoca de rechazo a una medida inevitablemente regresiva y fundamentalmente injusta, que perjudicará con especial saña a la mujer puertorriqueña. Reiteramos además el compromiso histórico y probado del Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño de impulsar políticas contributivas justas y responsables", finalizó la senadora Santiago Negrón.

     

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    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a proposed trade deal that will make buckets of money for corporate behemoths while wreaking havoc on the Latino community.

    Tell members of the CHC: Stand up for Latinos — fight the TPP!

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    A handful of Latino legislators including Reps. Raúl Grijalva and Loretta Sanchez are standing up for us by fighting the TPP. But far too many members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus have failed to take a stand for our community.

    With important votes that will determine the fate of the TPP expected in the next few weeks, it is past time for our elected leaders in Washington, DC, to speak out.

    Tell members of the CHC: Stand up for Latinos — fight the TPP.

    In the U.S., the TPP will spell job losses and lower wages for workers as hundreds of thousands of our jobs are sent overseas.1

    And the TPP will create economic devastation in Mexico and parts of South America by destroying the ability of campesinos to make a living while simultaneously offshoring the jobs of maquila workers to even lower-wage countries like Vietnam.  

    Robbing millions of their livelihood will result in a new wave of economic migrants surging into our inadequate and inhumane immigration system.

    But Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, one of the most outspoken champions of immigration reform in the House, has remained passive in the face of a proposed trade deal that will surely make our immigrations system, and the plight of those trapped within in it, worse.

    And last week, when eight U.S. senators went to the floor of the Senate to speak about the dangers of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the only senator in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus —  Sen. Robert Menendez — was not among them.

    Rep. Gutiérrez and Sen. Menendez are just two examples of the disappointing and dangerous silence we see from Latino legislators in DC.

    We have a right to expect that our elected leaders will fight bad trade deals that undermine our community. And we need to speak out now to make sure they stand with us, not with wealthy corporations, when it comes time to a vote.   

    Tell members of the CHC: Stand up for Latinos — fight the TPP.

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    Más de 3,000 estudiantes universitarios de todo Puerto Rico abarrotaron este jueves la Plaza de la Democracia, en el lado norte del Capitolio, para expresar su rechazo al propuesto Impuesto al Valor Añadido (IVA).

     

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    Los expresidentes del PPD, Rafael Hernández Colón, Sila María Calderón, Victoria “Melo” Muñoz y Héctor Luis Acevedo respaldaron hoy la aprobación del nuevo sistema contributivo que impulsa el Gobernador Alejandro García Padilla.

    ​"La transformación responde, en el Siglo 21, a los mismos principios básicos de justicia social y equidad que promovió Luis Muñoz Marín en su momento. El sistema actual pone una carga injusta y excesiva en la clase media asalariada -a la vez que promueve una economía informal estimada por economistasen sobre $20 billones que circulan en la economía- sin que haya ningún beneficio para el país. Es hora de movernos hacia el futuro con la aprobación de esta medida.", señalaron los líderes del PPD.

    ​"La asfixiante deuda pública que dejó la pasada administración y la existencia de un modelo que  penaliza la productividad y no el consumo, constituyen una carga abusiva sobre la clase trabajadora. Llego la hora de que eso cambie.

    La propuesta del gobernador Alejandro García Padilla es de liberar a la clase media asalariada --maestros, policías, empleados de gobierno y del sector privado, los dueños de pequeños negocios, entre muchos otros--  de la carga contributiva que hoy les impone el Estado y del posible desempleo que los amenaza por no poner en vigor este proyecto de ley”, dijeron.

    Los ex presidentes del PPD declararon: "No hacer nada no es alternativa. La crítica situación fiscal y de liquidez requiere una solución pronta y efectiva.  Si no se le proveen ingresos adicionales al gobierno se perderá la credibilidad en los mercados financieros y habrá una crisis en el funcionamiento gubernamental y en los servicios que se le  prestan al pueblo. Es necesario evaluar cada escenario con sus consecuencias reales. Es hora de ser responsables con el bienestar del país. Entre todas las alternativas, la mejor es la nueva reforma con el IVA. Esto es imperativo para evitar un problema de mayores proporciones.”

    "Atendidas las enmiendas de prudencia y justicia necesarias, como lo es la exclusión de la educación, se debeechar hacia adelante la transformación del sistema contributivo del país para hacerle justicia a la clase asalariada y promover el desarrollo económico. Puerto Rico tiene que unirse a los países del mundo que han abandonado sistemas contributivos obsoletos e injustos y los han sustituido por sistemas modernos basado en el consumo."

    “La Transformación Contributiva exime del pago de contribuciones a más de 850,000 puertorriqueños y es un paso importante y necesario. Apoyamos la gestión del gobernador e instamos al liderato legislativo a aprobar la medida con las correspondientes enmiendas que no impidan la eficacia de la medida", expresaron los dirigentes estadolibristas en declaración conjunta".

    ​"Nuestra exhortación al país es que se informe sin miedo. El futuro de nuestros hijos y nietos está en juego: el futuro para  ellos educarse, para tener empleo y de tener vidas productivas.  Todos los cambios traen preocupación y controversia. Luis Muñoz Marín las tuvo en su momento. Esta transformación contributiva es vital para nuestro progreso y para nuestro desarrollo como país.", concluyeron los expresidentes del PPD.

     

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    Partido Popular Democrático
    PO Box 9020436
    San Juan, Puerto Rico 00902-0436

    Ponencia del Lcdo. Juan Dalmau Ramírez
    Secretario General
    Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño

    P. del S 1304: "Para crear la Ley de Transformación al Sistema Contributivo del Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico"

    El Proyecto del Senado 1304 ha sido presentado, según su Exposición de Motivos, como reacción al "cuadro alarmante de deterioro progresivo" de la situación fiscal del Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico. Su alegado fin es "promover mayor justicia y equidad en el trato contributivo...fomentar la actividad económica, el nivel de ahorro, la inversión efectiva...para forjar el futuro que desea y se merece nuestro país". Ninguno de esos propósitos, desafortunadamente, podrá lograrse con una iniciativa generada desde la secretividad, sin un mínimo de transparencia, y que se esfuerza en desconocer la realidad del país.

    Tristemente, el país hoy ve de frente el resultado de una guerra avisada. Durante décadas, el Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño ha advertido sobre las consecuencias de un sistema contributivo desigual e inefectivo y de una estructura gubernamental cimentada sobre la politización y la incompetencia. El llamado a atender el problema (como, por ejemplo, a través de la R del S 8 presentada el 4 de enero de 2013 por la Senadora Santiago Negrón y sobre la cual esta comisión prefirió no actuar) ha sido sistemáticamente desatendido, y hoy, las promesas que ya hemos visto fracasar estrepitosamente (IVU, Ley 7, reformas a los sistemas de retiro, Ley 66) toman una nueva, pero igualmente atropellada forma a través del proyecto que hoy nos convoca.

    Hay que comenzar con señalar el argumento falaz de que ya que "en más de 150 países en el mundo...se han cambiado sus sistemas contributivos para que tribute mayormente el consumo y no la productividad", es garantizable la efectividad y adecuacidad de una nueva forma de tributación en nuestro particular contexto. La literatura sobre el tema-y así lo han declarado ya muchos de los comparecientes a estas vistas-coincide en que un sistema de Impuesto por Valor Añadido requiere, para ser exitoso, una economía con posibilidad de crecimiento, medidas que permitan combatir certeramente la regresividad, y un aparato gubernamental con capacidades reales de recaudo y fiscalización. Ninguno de esos elementos está presente en Puerto Rico.

    Tampoco se puede ser tan ingenuo como para ignorar la imposibilidad de que convivan los dos postulados con los que el gobierno, a través de su agresiva y costosa campaña publicitaria, ha querido promocionar su propuesta: alega la administración que la "Ley de Transformación del Sistema Contributivo" logrará que se aumenten los recaudos que tan desesperadamente se necesitan, pero que a la misma vez, proveerá para que los puertorriqueños y puertorriqueñas "estén mejor". La realidad es que esos nuevos recaudos no procederán de las empresas foráneas, y no están atados a la revisión de la cultura del mantengo a intereses privilegiados que gobierna la concesión de deducciones, exenciones y créditos. Por lo tanto, serán los sectores locales los forzados a pagar para cumplir las expectativas del gobierno. El propio Departamento de Hacienda ha aceptado que el resultado inmediato de los cambios contributivos que propone la mayoría parlamentaria será una contracción económica-lo que no plantean es cómo, en un país que en su octavo año de recesión, será posible la recuperación de ese nuevo golpe. En el caso de los pequeños y medianos comerciantes, el IVA aumentará la enorme desventaja que tienen ante los grandes comercios extranjeros, pues se verán obligados a traspasar el aumento en sus costos de operación al consumidor. Para la mayoría de las familias, cuyo consumo principal (contrario a lo que sugiere el señor gobernador cuando indica que "ahora tú escoges cuánto tributar") no es opcional, sino de subsistencia, el aumento en el costo de vida les dejará con menos ingreso disponible, y en muchos casos, obligados a prescindir de bienes o servicios esenciales. Es imperativo señalar la sospechosa estrategia del gobierno de no hacer público el mecanismo de reembolso que la misma administración ha insistido es esencial para combatir la regresividad el IVA. Para esta cuidada omisión sólo hay una explicación: ese elemento fundamental de la propuesta al día de hoy sencillamente no existe.

    Ante ese escenario, el Partido Independentista quiere consignar para el registro - o más, bien reiterar lo ya dicho tantas veces-varios señalamientos y propuestas que, entendemos, deben ser el punto de partida para una revisión legítima y efectiva del sistema contributivo.

    En primer lugar, urge una revisión de todas las leyes contributivas y de incentivos, es decir, las que cobijan a los individuos, a las corporaciones locales, a las corporaciones del exterior y a los negocios que no están organizados como corporaciones (excepto las cooperativas y las empresas comunitarias), de tal forma que el puntal del sistema contributivo sea la capacidad de pago real de cada uno de los sectores que componen nuestra economía. Por ejemplo, si las empresas foráneas pagasen 10% de tasa contributiva efectiva, los recaudos del gobierno central hasta una posible cantidad de $3,000 millones. La responsabilidad del gobierno de PR sería la de asegurarse con las autoridades del Tesoro de Estados Unidos que estas empresas reciban el crédito por el impuesto pagado en Puerto Rico, tal y como ha ocurrido hasta la fecha con el arbitrio del 4% (producto de una idea plantead por el PIP durante mucho tiempo) que pagan estas empresas por ciertas transacciones entre sus filiales. Hay que subrayar que de no haberse puesto en marcha dicho arbitrio durante los pasados cuatro años, el gobierno de PR hubiese dejado de recibir sobre $2,500 millones, lo que hubiese acentuado aún más la crisis fiscal por la que atraviesan nuestras finanzas públicas. Recordemos en este punto que, a partir de las interpretaciones recientes del Tribunal Supremo de Puerto Rico, que prácticamente han anulado la prohibición constitucional a la legislación en menoscabo de obligaciones contractuales, nada es intocable en nuestra isla: si los convenios colectivos no valen el papel en que están escritos, ¿en qué apuntalar la inmunidad de los decretos de exención?

    En segundo lugar, hay que partir de la realidad económica de un país que en el curso de siete años ha perdido el 20% de los empleos remunerados (de 1,263,000 en el año 2007 a 1,006,000 en el año 2014), y en el que existe una extrema desigualdad en distribución de ingresos - la más alta en jurisdicción de los Estados Unidos. Esta desigualdad se refleja en la responsabilidad contributiva, con empresas cobijadas por decretos que les permiten contribuir al bienestar común con una migaja (tributando a una tasa efectiva de un 2% a un 4%) mientras que los individuos entregan al estado, casi una cuarta parte de su ingreso. Es imprescindible, pues, aumentar la capacidad productiva de nuestra economía, darle un respiro al capital puertorriqueño y un crear un ambiente de negocios favorable para nuestras cooperativas, nuestras empresas comunitarias y nuestras corporaciones locales y negocios particulares.

    Esto lleva a la importancia de destinar recursos públicos para proyectos de infraestructura y desarrollo económico, lo que no será posible en la medida en que los recaudos se persigan con el único fin de satisfacer el interés de los acreedores. El Estado tiene que aceptar que la deuda pública ha llegado al punto de lo impagable, y que debe escoger entre la protección incondicional a los inversionistas, o la promoción de la inversión pública con posibilidades de generar crecimiento económico. Es un dilema que, tal parece, se ha resuelto a favor de la primera alternativa.

    Insistimos, por lo tanto, en que, el gobierno tiene que asumir la realidad fiscal tal y como es, y proceder con iniciativas para la renegociación de la deuda. El servicio a la deuda nos cuesta más de $4,500 millones de dólares al año, sangrando de tal manera el Fondo General, que tenemos a la puerta la amenaza de descapitalización del gobierno. No existe razón alguna para creer que la capacidad del pago del gobierno -o cualquier otro indicador económico-puede crecer a la misma velocidad que la deuda. El único resultado de continuar por la vía prevista por la administración es una reducción aun mayor de la actividad gubernamental que a su vez desembocará en una aceleración de la crisis económica. Preocupa, por lo tanto, que se indique como uno de los objetivos de la medida lograr una reclasificación en los bonos del gobierno que permita al gobierno endeudarse aún más para financiar proyectos que le permitan proyectar en año electoral que "se está haciendo obra", sin que estén enmarcados en un programa sensato de desarrollo.

    En todo caso, cualquier esfuerzo de reestructuración contributiva -estemos en acuerdo o en desacuerdo con él -presupone además un Departamento de Hacienda funcional, moderno y efectivo. No lo tenemos, y esto ha generado dudas genuinas en el país; si vamos a empezar por reestructuraciones, empecemos por la del Departamento de Hacienda. Nadie en Puerto Rico puede depositar sus esperanzas en una agencia que ha demostrado incapacidad total para el manejo del Impuesto de Ventas y Usos (IVU)--que sólo se cobra en un punto de la cadena; que no puede fiscalizar hoy la entrada de mercancías por vía marítima y que ha hecho legendaria sus tardanzas en entregar los reintegros a los contribuyentes. ¿Cómo imaginar siquiera a Hacienda a cargo del complejo sistema de implantación del IVA, y tramitando responsablemente el (todavía inexistente) mecanismo de reembolso?

    Finalmente, es imposible dejar de comentar el llamado del Presidente del Senado a la empresa privada para que le ayuden a encontrar cómo recortar mil millones de dólares del presupuesto para el año entrante. ¿Con qué criterios? ¿Bajo qué parámetros? ¿Usando qué información? ¿Qué ejemplo es ese ante el país, de abdicar la responsabilidad gubernamental de determinar cuáles deben ser los fines a los que dediquen los fondos públicos que nos pertenecen a todos? Si la idea es una versión agrandada de la Ley 7, que ponga un pie al frente la mayoría parlamentaria, sin parapetarse detrás de nadie, y lance la propuesta al país, y explique cuántos empleados hay que despedir y cuántos servicios hay que recortar.

    No puedo concluir sin tocar lo que es el problema de fondo. En el más reciente editorial de la prestigiosa revista Bloomberg titulado "Helping Puerto Rico Prosper", luego de analizar la crisis económica del país, y las limitaciones que imponen la legislación y reglamentación aplicables, se concluye lo siguiente: "Such regulatory and legal oddities are the product of the island's century-plus status limbo...Sooner or later, Puerto Rico's inhabitants will have to decide their island's future destiny." Es fundamental rediseñar las relaciones que tenemos con los Estados Unidos para poder ampliar nuestra facultad para acceder a los mercados internacionales de bienes y a los mercados internacionales de capital, así como para poder tomar las medidas para impulsar nuestras industrias orientadas al mercado doméstico. Por más de 116 años nuestro casi único mercado de exportación han sido los Estados Unidos y nunca la actividad económica orientada a ese mercado ha generado directa o indirectamente la actividad suficiente para reducir la tasa de desempleo por debajo de un 10%.

    Nuestro país está asediado por los recordatorios de nuestra humillante situación de inferioridad política: la imposición de las leyes de cabotaje, con su efecto multiplicador en la economía, la imposibilidad de aprobar legislación proteccionista, como la tienen todas las naciones libres del mundo, la prohibición a la negociación con otros países en nuestros términos, no en aquellos que nos quiera conceder el gobierno de los Estados Unidos. Y para añadir sal a la herida, la determinación del Tribunal de Distrito de los Estados Unidos, diciendo que ustedes, los legisladores electos por los puertorriqueños, no tienen facultad ni para permitir que una corporación pública se declare en quiebra.

    Puerto Rico no puede aspirar a un desarrollo pleno si no mandamos en nuestra casa. El que no lucha por conquistar los poderes que no tiene, no puede aspirar a usar bien los pocos que tiene.
     
    Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño
    Ave. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    San Juan, Puerto Rico 00920-2901

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    March 6, 2015 

     
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    NALEO Educational Fund Calls on Congress to Honor Anniversary of 
    Bloody Sunday by Passing Legislation to Combat Modern Day 
    Voting Discrimination 

     
    Civil rights struggle continues 50 years later, with nearly seven million eligible Latino voters residing in jurisdictions that no longer have proactive protections under the Voting Rights Act

    Washington, D.C. – In advance of the 50th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march in Selma, Ala. that spurred lawmakers to pass the bipartisan Voting Rights Act of 1965, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund is calling on Congress to honor the sacrifices of these brave men and women by enacting modern, nationwide protections for Latino voters and all Americans.  Congress should achieve this important goal by passing a bill to restore the strength of the Voting Rights Act (VRA).  

    The VRA was significantly weakened in 2013 when the Supreme Court ruled in Shelby County v. Holder that one of its central provisions (a process called “preclearance”) could no longer be enforced.  Nearly seven million Latinos eligible to vote residing in jurisdictions that were previously subject to preclearance pre-Shelby County have lost proactive protections under the VRA.  A NALEO Educational Fund
     report released in 2014 found that legislation like the recently introduced Voting Rights Amendment Act (HR 885) would restore protections to more than 4.5 million - or nearly two-thirds - of those Latinos residing in jurisdictions that were previously subject to preclearance.
     
    “The civil rights struggle continues today, especially in states like Alabama that have rapidly growing Latino populations,” said Arturo Vargas, NALEO Educational Fund Executive Director. “Since the heart of the Voting Rights Act was struck down in Shelby County v. Holder, Alabama and many other states with emerging Latino populations have passed laws that aim to make voting and registering to vote more difficult for the nation’s second largest population group and all qualified U.S. citizens. We will continue to fight to protect voting rights in Alabama and nationwide, working with Congress to find a legislative fix that combats modern day voting discrimination.  We will also help ensure that eligible voters have the information necessary to make their voices heard at the ballot box through our national toll-free bilingual 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA hotline.”

    Analysis from NALEO and MALDEF found that there have been numerous attempts to restrict Latino voters’ access to the ballot box since the Shelby County decision in 2013.  These discriminatory practices are carried out in various forms, including replacing single member district elections with at-large elections, voter purges, discriminatory redistricting, proof of citizenship for voter registration, and restrictive voter ID requirements.  

    As the Latino population becomes a larger segment of the electorate, it is increasingly important for Latinos to be able to make their voices heard at the ballot box without confronting discriminatory barriers or obstacles.  NALEO Educational Fund estimates that more than 28.5 million Latinos will be eligible to cast ballots in Election 2016, making it vital for Congress to act to restore the VRA.

    Vargas went on to say, “The anniversary of Bloody Sunday is a reminder of how far our country has come since that fateful day on March 7, 1965 and how far we have to go. While progress has been made in the last 50 years, more work remains to be done before the voting rights of Latinos and all Americans are fully protected.  We call on Congress to commemorate this historic march by acting on legislation that will restore the strength of the Voting Rights Act.”
     
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    Single Issue Syndrome:

    How Sunday Shows

    Undermine Hispanic Inclusion

    By Cristina Lopez & Jessica Torres  

    Media Matters (March 4, 2015)

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    CUMBRE DE POLÍTICA PÚBLICA

     

    6, 7 y 8 de marzo de 2015
    Rincón Beach Resort, Añasco - Rincón

    ABIERTO AL PÚBLICO GENERAL

    • Viernes 6 de marzo | 7:00 PM
    Cóctel de Bienvenida con Pedro Pierluisi.

    • Sábado 7 de marzo | 9:00 AM en adelante
    Varios talleres interactivos abiertos al público en general para la discusión de temas de Gobierno con liderato de la base del partido, servidores públicos y miembros del Instituto de Política Pública, incluyendo:

    LA ESTADIDAD COMO SOLUCIÓN
    Recursos: Misión Estadista

    PROPUESTA DE SALUD
    Recursos: expertos en asuntos de salud del Instituto de Política Pública

    PROPUESTA DE EDUCACIÓN
    Recursos: expertos en materia de Educación del Instituto de Política Pública

    ECONOMÍA E IVA
    Recursos: expertos economistas del Instituto de Política Pública
    Hon. Jenniffer González Colón
    Hon. Pedro R. Pierluisi
     

    • Domingo 8 de marzo | 9:00 AM
    Desayuno a beneficio del Partido Nuevo Progresista


    ¡Te esperamos!
    ¡No puedes faltar!

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    A continuación, les presentamos el boletín informativo


    del 22
    al 28 de febrero del 2015


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    Cámara celebra cuarta Expo Fuerza PyME en Cabo Rojo


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    Cámara firma convenios para mejoras a carreteras en el suroeste del país


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    Cámara presenta proyecto musical de Julia de Burgos
    en conmemoración a su centenario


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    Cámara camina a favor del corazón


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    Economistas se expresan en torno a Proyecto de Reforma Contributiva
     
     
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    Sector Agrícola resalta ventajas de proyecto sobre reforma contributiva
     
     
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    Comisión de Asuntos Laborales de la Cámara evalúa implantar programa de certificación de profesionales de seguridad y salud ocupacional

     

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    Venezuela o el Terrorismo de Estado
    Escrito por Noel Colón Martínez / MINH

     

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    La Revolución Bolivariana de Venezuela atraviesa una amenaza de desestabilización dirigida a derrocar el gobierno legítimamente elegido en elecciones comprobadamente limpias. Ahora, como en ocasiones anteriores, el instigador aparece claramente reconocido; es el mismo que ha mantenido un bloqueo económico y político que ha recaído principalmente sobre las espaldas del pueblo cubano desde hace más de cincuenta años.

     

    Hoy se cumplen 45 años del asesinato de Antonia Martínez Lagares
    Escrito por Gloria Ruiz Kuilan

     

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    Un día como hoy, hace 45 años, fue asesinada la joven universitaria Antonia Martínez Lagares, un trágico evento que envuelve la represión policial y la lucha estudiantil, temas que aún están latentes en Puerto Rico, dijeron entrevistados.

     

    Viajarán a Cuba empresarios de Puerto Rico para estrechar lazos comerciales
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    El próximo mes de mayo una misión de empresarios de Puerto Rico visitará Cuba con el fin de alcanzar acuerdos comerciales entre ambos países, según detalló hoy el secretario de Estado puertorriqueño, David Bernier.

     

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    Centro Teams Up with WIPR to
    Produce TV Show


    The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, CUNY announced today a partnership with WIPR-TV, Channels 6 and 3, to produce joint TV shows for Puerto Ricans on the island and states about the Puerto Rican experience in the United States.

    The TV show will span over two seasons and will comprise twenty episodes featuring cultural, historical and current topics. The show, which is based on content originally published in the online magazine Centro Voices, will be bilingual (English and Spanish) to reach a wide audience.


    For more Information Click Here.


    Meet the Author: Sonia Song-Ha Lee

    Thursday, March 5
    6-8 pm
    Location: Glass Café, West Building, 3rd Floor

    Tomorrow, author Sonia Song-Ha Lee presents her book Building a Latino Civil Rights Movement. Ariel Arnau will join the author in the discussion of the role of Puerto Rican coalitions with African Americans in NYC during the 1950s-1970s and will also examine Puerto Ricans' current racial and ethnic status in the United States as well as contemporary debates about Black-Latino politics.
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  • Dr. Myriam Villalobos presented some interesting results from her research on Puerto Rican adolescents at a seminar that took place at Centro on February 19, 2015. She shared the results from her two recent studies about the role of Latino culture on Puerto Rican teens' lives, including their relationships with parents and involvement in risky behaviors. Dr. Villalobos decided to study Puerto Rican adolescents specifically because of the rapid growth of this group compared to other adolescent ethnic groups. It is estimated that in 2020, one quarter of all teens in the U.S.A. will be Latino.
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    On March 3, 2015, El Rescate (The Rescue) celebrated its third year anniversary with a program open house at 2703 W Division St., Chicago, IL 60622.  This open house included other programs of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center i.e. Vida/SIDA, Batey Urbano, the Affordable Care Act, and the Diabetes Empowerment Center.

     

    The celebration continued at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture with a panel conversation titled 'The Latino Housing & Homelessness Question: A Panel Discussion.'  Over 60 individuals attended the discussion. They were very attentive to the panelists' insights on what's affecting our communities.

     

    The Panelists included:

    Tracy Baim, Publisher and Editor in Chief of Windy City Times

    Sol Flores, Executive Director of La Casa Norte

    Jackie Gonzalez, Program Director of El Rescate

    Dan Harris, Assistant Director at Illinois Department of Human Services and Angelique Miller, Vice President of Housing Programs and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago.

    Moderated by Jorge Cestou, Vida/SIDA's Director of Programs and Services.

     

    Participants were treated to the conversation that began outlining the basic definition of what a home consists. "A home is not just a bed, or a roof. A home is stability, security, and the foundation upon which people can build their future.  A home is, quite simply, the most basic of human rights." Said Jorge Cestou, Director of Programs and Services at Vida/SIDA who served as panel moderator.

     

    Tracy Baim described the various initiatives that were created from the 2014 LGBTQ Homeless Youth Summit. Some of these include the 750 Club for Apartment Adoption, the Chicago Storage Initiative, and may others that strive to alleviate challenges that homeless youth encounter in the City of Chicago.

     

    Angelique Miller stressed the importance of facilitating services to those dealing with chronic diseases like HIV and AIDS. "We need to provide spaces for our clients to be supported on not to worry about where to spend the night. We need to allow them to concentrate in taking control of their health. Individuals living with HIV are at higher risk of homelessness." Said Angelique Miller.

     

    Dan Harris of the Illinois Department of Human Services provided the panelists and audience with the funding plan from the state that will reflect a cut from $31 million to $16.1 million for all of the state of Illinois.  These news created concern among the panelists. Sol Flores demystified the idea that "homelessness does exist in the Latino community." She urged for participants to talk about this issue with their family and their elected officials.  "It's very important to let your legislators of these challenges that affect our Latino communities. If they don't hear you, they won't prioritize the needs that our communities have." Jackie Gonzalez mentioned "spaces like El Rescate are very successful in helping youth transition from homelessness into independence." She explained how clients of El Rescate have documented success of attaining better grades and improving in their health because of the supportive services that the program facilitates.


     

    The group finalized the discussion by outlining the introduction of the Youth Vulnerability Index -a tool to identify homeless transition age youth most in need of permanent supportive housing. After the panel, a reception was held in the gallery section of the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture. The event included addresses from Mona Noriega, Chairman and Commissioner at the Human Relations Commission from the City of Chicago and Dan Harris from the Illinois Department of Human Services.  The attendees were treated to live art human exhibitions that depicted some of the spaces of where youth from El Rescate previously lived i.e. a park bench, a couch, etc. The attendees were treated to delicious Puerto Rican food and to a melodic Flamenco Music and Dance Troupe.

     

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    Parent University/Parent Popular Institute Opens at Roberto Clemente Community Academy 

     

     
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    We are extremely excited to announce that last Wednesday, February 18th, saw the opening of the Parent University/Parent Popular Institute at Clemente high school! The participant workers from CPS' safe passage program are the first group of parents from the community invited to take part in the initiative. Wednesday's first class, "Introduction to Video", is part of a mini course taught by Derek Grace of the Grace Media Group (www.gracemediagroup.net). Parent participants in the Grace video class are learning hands on skills including the fundamentals of lighting, camerawork, sound, the evolution of videography from analog to digital, interview skills, on set vocabulary and much more. The class will culminate with participants producing their own video with the skills they acquire in the course, telling their own stories and sharing their own experiences. 

     

    The Puerto Rican Cultural Center would like to wish all the parent participants good luck in reaching their goals!

     

    The Parent Popular Institute is a project put forward by the Puerto Rican Cultural Center and powered by the Community as a Campus initiative in Humboldt Park, working in tandem with the Parent University, a project of CPS.

     

    Ciclo Urbano Expands 

    By Michael B, West Town Bikes, NFP

    The nice thing about it being frigidly cold outside and only one quick month away from busy-bike-shop season is that we have had plenty of undisturbed time for finishing up important shop construction projects and training our new shop apprentices!

     

    We've just completed a big expansion to Ciclo Urbano's shop, adding some much-needed floor-space to our retail area!  We are working hard to put the finishing touches on the final paint and detail work, as well as getting all of our stock ready to show off in the new space.  Soon you'll be able to peruse our expanded selection of used bike clothing and shoes, along with a new area displaying used panniers and bags.  Please stop by soon to check out how great everything looks!

     

    We'd like to give a warm welcome to Deorey and Hector, both of whom have been coming around to West Town Bikes for several years. Deorey came to us through a Bickerdike youth development bike program way back in 2005 - when he was just 10 years old! During his first time in the bike program, he was the only one in his group to achieve a proper hub adjustment on his first try. Little did he know he was well on his way to becoming a pro mechanic...

     

    Hector has been with WTB since 2010 with the Bike Club, and with us he brings his awesome skills and knowledge as a BMX rider and devotee during the past four years as he has worked his way through our apprenticeship program at Ciclo Urbano. Hector's knowledge and enthusiasm for BMX riding has enabled us to increase our expertise so we may better serve fellow BMX riders like Hector, in the community.  Hector also happens to be skilled with automotive mechanics, which has certainly come in handy for everyday tasks and activities we find ourselves busy with here.

     

    Hector and Deorey are both extremely hard working, and they certainly know their way around bikes.  Most importantly, however, they have both quickly learned the difference of what it's like to be working on their own bikes during Bike Club and the responsibilities of working in a high-quality professional repair shop like Ciclo Urbano.

     

    There's no doubt that we'll all have our work cut out for us as we get closer to the official start of Spring - especially with more and more of our fellow Chicagoans learning just how great our city is for those (like us!) who love bicycling!  Come by and visit us in the shop soon!

     

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    A selection of junior and seniors student attended the Siemens College Fair which is an annual event that helps students gain admissions to historically black colleges and universities. In addition to admission, this fair aims to provide students with the scholarships and funding needed to make these colleges and universities attainable post-secondary options. Representatives from over 30 HBCUs from across the country were present and available to provide information and answer questions from prospective students. Additionally, many qualified students were offered partial or full scholarships to attend these colleges and universities.

     

    At this fair, senior Niambi Smith met with an admission counselor from Howard University who reviewed her transcripts, ACT scores, and held a short interview. Being the valedictorian of her class with a strong ACT scores, they were able to offer her admission on the spot along with a full tuition scholarship. Howard University is a prestigious historically black college/university located in Washington, DC. Many notable alums have been educated at Howard such as Toni Morrison, P. Diddy, Tarajhi P. Henson, and Zora Neale Hurston.

     

    Niambi was one of many students from across CPS thrilled to be admitted and offered scholarship dollars to attend college in the fall. The Siemens College Fair is a fantastic opportunity that continues to build relationships with CPS schools and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Students may qualify for the event in the future if they meet the following criteria:

    • CPS seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and ACT score of 20 or higher; or
    • CPS seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, an ACT score of 18 or higher and be ranked #1 in their graduating class; or
    • CPS seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, an ACT score of 18 or higher and serve as the class president or LSC representative for their school; or CPS juniors must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and PLAN score of 20 or higher

     

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    Local News Plays Critical Role in U.S, Though News Environments and Habits Vary Dramatically

    Case Studies of News Environments in Three U.S. Cities Find Race and Ethnic Disparities in News Consumption, Complex Differences in Influence of Digital  


    March 5, 2015 (Washington) – Nearly
    nine-in-ten residents  follow local news closely — and about half do so very closely, according to a detailed examination of local news ecologies in three different metro areas in the U.S. The study was conducted by Pew Research Center in association with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

     

    The report takes an in-depth look at the news environments in Denver, Colorado (a highly-educated, urban area of more than two million adults), Macon, Georgia (a metro area of 175,000 adults with a substantial share of black residents and an unemployment rate above the national average), and Sioux City, Iowa (a city that spans three states and has a predominantly white population of just 125,000 adults).

     

    The analysis finds race and ethnicity to be one of the greatest divides in news habits. Hispanics in Denver and blacks in Macon closely follow local and neighborhood news at higher rates than their white counterparts. The key data:

    ·         In Denver, 60% of Hispanics, compared with 43% of whites, closely follow news about the local area; in Macon that is true of 70% of blacks, compared with 43% of whites.

    ·         Each of these groups is also at least twice as likely as whites in their respective city to feel they can have a big impact on the city (42% of Hispanics in Denver, compared with 21% of whites; in Macon, 36% of blacks vs. 14% of whites).

    ·         The two cities differ greatly in the news options catering to these minority groups. Researchers identified nine outlets in Denver aimed at Hispanics and/or Spanish speakers but just one in Macon that appeared to cater directly to the black community.

     

    The case studies also find that digital technology has impacted news habits in all three cities, but at different levels. The data:

    ·         More than half of residents in each city access at least one local news provider digitally: 68% of Denver residents, 66% of residents in Macon and 56% in Sioux City.

    ·         Residents of Denver are most likely to say the internet is very important in keeping up with local news (45%, compared with 38% in Macon and 33% in Sioux City), and are the most likely to use at least one digital device for news (79% vs. about two-thirds in Macon and Sioux City).

    ·         Macon residents trail behind Denver in broadband access, device ownership and news options (just six of 24 news providers in Macon offer daily digital news content), but are more likely than others to access a specific news provider through a social networking site.

    ·         Sioux City residents flock in the greatest numbers to the daily newspaper but are the least likely of the three to access it digitally: 37% of residents who get news from the daily paper do so (at least in part) digitally, compared with 43% of newspaper readers in Macon and 47% in Denver.   

     

    The data reveal that having a greater number of news providers offers a second tier of coverage, especially around more issue-based and enterprising news, and to a certain degree lessens the reliance on large legacy outlets. But it does not necessarily correlate with higher interest in local news, engagement in city activities or higher satisfaction with news providers. Denver houses more than 140 news providers – including 25 digital-only sources – compared with a total of 31 in Sioux City and 24 in Macon (news providers are defined as entities which include original news in their offerings on at least a monthly basis). But Macon residents closely follow local and neighborhood news, as well as most individual news topics, at the highest rates. And it is Sioux City residents who are most likely to say their local news media do an excellent job in meeting the needs of their community.    

     

    “Local news plays an important role in each of these cities,” says Amy Mitchell, Pew Research Center’s director of journalism research. “But these case studies indicate how local factors — including digital infrastructure, economics, race and ethnicity, civic engagement and education — contribute to the mix of providers and shape the way residents interact with those providers.”

     

    The study is an exhaustive look at small, medium and large news environments. These cities are not meant to be extrapolated to the United States as a whole, but rather serve as a set of case studies on the ebb and flow of daily local news that speak to the diversity of modern American cities.

     

    “While local news continues to be a regular and influential part of people's lives, the ways in which they consume that news has changed dramatically,” said Jon Sotsky, Knight Foundation director for strategy and assessment. “This study provides important insights on how people interact with, share and connect to news in three diverse American cities— helping journalists and media organizations identify new ways to engage audiences and build stronger local news ecosystems."

     

    Below are some of the key findings from the new study, that includes an audit of 198 news providers in the three cities; surveys of 1,043 residents in Denver, 1,387 in Macon and 1,191 in Sioux City; an analysis of 6,416 news stories in the three cities; site visits and 18 interviews; and an exploratory analysis of Facebook and Twitter posts about local news and events in each city.

    Among the other major findings:

     

    • Local TV is the single most visible presence in the news space, though a majority of stories produced are short anchor reads that require little reporting. Denver alone offers nine different local TV stations, including two Spanish-language outlets. Combined, they produce more than 25 hours of news each weekday – and in each city more people turn to local TV than to any other source. The study of five days of content in each city finds that routine traffic, weather and sports segments accounted for about a third of the airtime. In the remaining programming, anchor “voice-overs”— the short items an anchor tends to read from a teleprompter — accounted for 71% of story segments in Sioux City, 62% in Macon and 55% in Denver. The reliance on anchor reads plays out in the length of stories, though the averages here did vary by city. Nearly half, 45% of non-sports, weather and traffic stories on Denver stations were 30 seconds or shorter, compared with 29% in Sioux City and 17% in Macon. Fewer than two-in-ten stories in each city were more than two minutes long.
    • The role of the main daily newspaper varies from city to city, but the emphasis in each is on more civically-oriented and press-initiated coverage than is found in local TV. In the five-day study, 30% of Denver Post stories focused on government, politics, economics or education (excluding traffic, weather and sports stories), as opposed to 11% devoted to those topics on local TV. In Sioux City, the daily paper devoted 30% of its stories to these topics, versus 14% on local TV. In Macon, the differences between the two were smaller, 26% in The Telegraph and 21% among the local TV stations. But in all three areas, the level of press-initiated reporting is at least twice that of the local TV stations as whole: 17% compared with 6% in Macon, 14% to 7% in Sioux City and 12% to 4% in Denver.
    • Citizens are a part of the news process, but mainly as quoted sources or as disseminators of news in social media. In all three cities, citizens are the most commonly-cited sources in news stories studied over a five-day period (excluding traffic, weather and sports segments): 20% of the Denver stories, 13% of Sioux City stories and 18% of Macon stories contain at least one citizen source. But no more than 1% of stories studied in any city have citizen bylines. In social media, a separate analysis of two weeks of content from the Facebook pages of local news providers reveals that users comment on only a minority of posts (32% in Macon, 31% in Sioux City and 43% in Denver).

     

    • Civically-engaged residents are more connected with their local news and are drawn to a more diverse set of news sources. In each city, more civically-engaged residents follow local news topics at higher rates than the less civically engaged. In Macon, these types of residents follow 11 of the 12 topics asked about at higher rates (compared with eight in Sioux City and seven in Denver). And the daily newspaper and conversations with other local residents are more common sources of news for the very engaged. For example, in Macon, 52% of the very engaged often get news from The Telegraph, compared with 33% of the somewhat engaged and 26% of the unengaged.

     

    • In all three cities, some local entities outside of journalism are using the Web in part to serve as news providers. In Macon, the county government streams official proceedings online, and the Facebook page of U.S. Rep. Austin Scott, a Georgia Republican, ranks among the most-liked and most-commented on over a two-week period. In Sioux City, a local congresswoman had more comments on her Facebook page than any of the news organizations studied. In Denver, six of the 10 websites featuring access to datasets were those operated by local municipalities.

      

    These findings are for immediate release and available at http://www.journalism.org/2015/03/05/local-news-in-a-digital-age/


    For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Dana Page at 202.419.4372 or 
    dpage@pewresearch.org.

    Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan “fact tank” that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It does not take policy positions. The center is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts, its primary funder. This report was made possible by The Pew Charitable Trusts, which received support for the project from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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    Questions Still Plaguing the

    National Puerto Rican Day Parade Inc.

    By Ramon J. Jimenez (March 3, 2015)

     

    This month was the first anniversary of the announcement by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman ousting the marketing agent of the Puerto Rican Day Parade, Carlos Velazquez, and removing the vast majority of its Board Members. The investigation was inspired by an incident in which Coors Beer promoted a 24-ounce can with a Puerto Rican flag and an emblem of the Parade. Numerous community groups, led by Lucky Rivera and Boricuas for a Positive Image, overwhelmed Coors to the point that they withdrew the insulting beer can.

     

    Further, this grassroots movement against this corporate behemoth also began to call for an investigation of the entire Parade and its finances. The Attorney General agreed to conduct such investigation. Boricuas for a Positive Image and many other groups protested, picketed, held community meetings and even conducted a phone campaign to the Attorney General demanding a full investigation. The campaign involved Boricuas throughout the United States, from the Island, Chicago, Boston and Florida.

     

    There were at least three meetings with the AGs point man, David Nachman. At the last meeting, we were told that Carlos Velasquez would be ousted from the Parade, that he misappropriated one million dollars, and that he would be forced to pay $100,000 back. We were told his role in other Parades would be investigated, with the possibility of criminal prosecution. We were told that the new Board would be independent, transparent, and more focused on scholarships. We were told that there would be transparency and that finances would be made public.

     

    When the announcement of the changes was made in a press conference, I was there along with Lucky Rivera. There was very little credit given to the hundreds of people who had forced these changes. Instead, Schneidermann and a host of Puerto Rican politicians appeared to take all the credit.

     

    Today, on the anniversary of these announcements, we must go back and ask what real changes have taken place. Although the first Parade under the new Board was a great success, there are still problems tarnishing this Puerto Rican national treasure.

     

    The majority of the new Board members were suggested to the AG by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. Later, the Speaker was honored by the Parade - chosen by the same people she helped get appointed to the Board. She was allowed to lead the Parade while politicking for Adriano Espaillat for Congress. How will this control by Viverito influence the politics of the Parade? Will the candidates she favors be promoted front and center at the Parade?

     

    Some of these same Board members have ties to the lobbying group MirRam, led by Roberto Ramirez and Luis Miranda. Will their agenda be injected into the Parade? Will they propose their services to Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton? Will she too be promoted to the frontline of the Parade? How will the candidates they take money from be treated at the Parade?

     

    There are even rumors that some Board members are calling for the Parade to honor Mayor Bill deBlasio, in spite of the Mayor's poor record on Latino appointees.

     

    There are also concerns that Carlos Velasquez has yet to pay a penny of the $100,000 he owes. The Board has done nothing to collect the monies from Velasquez, not even pressuring the AG. Some think the AG has given Velasquez a pass, perhaps after receiving a call from one of the many politicians Velasquez has honored during his reign. The Board has done nothing tp collect this money..

     

    The new Board was supposed to be transparent, especially in its finances. They promised financial statements in September 2014. Now, six months later, they are indicating the best they can do is to have copies of the latest tax returns ready for the public. This is clearly inadequate as such a maneuver can hide expenses (such as the expense of their recent trip to Puerto Rico). The previous Board had raised a dismal $9,000 for scholarships in its last year. We need to monitor this new Board - in charge of our national treasure - so that there is no appearance of financial impropriety. The limited disclosure of taxes without a full financial accounting could lead to the possibility of abuse.

     

    The new Board was to develop a democratic and open procedure for nominating new Board members. Moreover, yet, recently, two new Board members were chosen without prior notice, without an interview and proper procedure. This smells of the old cronyism in which the Board was controlled by its marketing agent.

     

    We have also recently learned that some of the most independent, honest individuals on the Board are being harassed by members with loyalties to Viverito and MirRam.

     

    The Parade can no longer be used to push the political agenda of anyone, whether it be Viverito or the consulting firm MirRam.

     

    The Parade must make a more serious effort to raise and focus on its scholarship program, as the amount of monies they are allocating this year are a pittance compared to the funds generated by the Parade (only 7% of their projected income for this year). Without the financials available for public inspection, we are again left without a means of verifying the accuracy of the accounting, the very problems plaguing the previous Board.

     

    The Parade must be transparent and sensitive to mistakes made in the past.

     

    The Parade Board should not include new members who previously supported Carlos Velasquez while he misappropriated one million dollars.

     

    The Parade must force the AG to go after Carlos Velasquez.

     

    These issues and more - such as that of scholarships that are steered to friends or distant family members of the Board - must be addressed. This can no longer happen.

     

    This national treasure belongs to the Puerto Rican people, not to one politician, not to one lobbying group, and not to self-interested Board members.

     

    Never, never again.

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    Doubts On Redistricting Panels

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    'Haters' Mobilized to Block

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    The executive actions for immigrants signed by President Obama have been temporarily blocked by an injunction signed by U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen in Texas.

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    LULAC Calls on the House of Representatives To Support Clean Department of Homeland Security Funding Bill

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Brent Wilkes, LULAC National Executive Director, issued the following statement regarding Speaker John Boehner’s decision to allow a vote without limitations. Specifically, the House of Representatives will vote on a bill that will not include any immigration provisions. LULAC supports passage of this bill and calls on the Members of the House of Representatives to pass this critical legislation.

    “After three weeks of stalled negotiations between the Senate and House of Representatives, Speaker Boehner is demonstrating leadership today by allowing a clean vote on the Senate version of the DHS funding bill for fiscal year 2016. The Senate version of the bill does not include any of the extreme and unnecessary policy riders designed to prohibit implementation of President Obama’s immigration-related administrative actions.

    “Funding one of our nation’s critical agencies charged with protecting our borders, securing our airports and ensuring the safety of our nation against terrorist attacks is a national imperative. By allowing a vote on this important legislation, Speaker Boehner has heeded the calls of both Democrats and of moderate Republicans. In addition, Speaker Boehner has put the safety of our nation before party politics.

    “LULAC strongly opposes any provisions that aim to reverse the President’s executive orders which allow for temporary relief from deportation to millions of undocumented people. In recent weeks, LULAC activated its 135,000 members across the country to make calls, send emails, and meet with their Member of Congress to express opposition to efforts that prohibit implementation of DACA and DAPA. It is gratifying to know that our concerns have been heard.”

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    La semana pasada fueron entregados en Naciones Unidas los fondos recaudados durante la campaña de apoyo a la niñez palestina lanzada por Movimiento Independentista Nacional Hostosiano.

     

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    Radio host Howard Jordan interview Nelson Denis, author of a new book "War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America's Colony."  Learn how Harvard trained Nationalist Party lawyer Albizu Campos rejected American imperialism's offer, the drug addiction of former Popular Party Governor for over two decades Luis Munoz Marin, the "invisibilization" of the Puerto Rican,  the state of the Puerto Rican economy and much more. Nelson is graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School and served as a New York State Assemblyman (1997-2001). He was the editorial director of El Diario-La Prensa, the largest Spanish-language newspaper in NYC and has also written for the New York Daily News, Newsday, and Harvard Political Review.  The Jordan Journal is preempted next Friday and will return on the air Friday, March 13.  To listen to the interview press or type link into your address bar   http://bit.ly/1DHj89j

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    PIP reitera su apoyo a marcha de este jueves en contra del IVA

    San Juan , Puerto Rico. 2 de marzo de 2015. -El secretario general del Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño (PIP), Juan Dalmau Ramírez , reiteró hoy el llamado a la militancia de su partido y al pueblo en general a participar de la manifestación que este jueves se ha convocado en contra del IVA.

    "Nos solidarizamos con la convocatoria hecha en oposición al propuesto Impuesto al Valor Añadido, conocido por sus siglas como "IVA", por las consecuencias nefastas que dicho tributo tendrá en el país, especialmente sobre los sectores más empobrecidos, los estudiantes, los adultos mayores, la clase media trabajadora asalariada, el pequeño y mediano comerciante, entre muchos otros sectores. Como señalé ayer en mi ponencia en las vistas camerales sobre el IVA, esta medida, además de las consecuencias adversas que tendrá sobre nuestra ya maltrecha economía, revienta a los mismos de siempre mientras no toca ni con el pétalo de una rosa a los privilegiados históricos, las megaempresas foráneas exentas. Este jueves estaremos partiendo desde el Sixto Escobar a la 1:00 p.m. y exhortamos a todo el país a unirse a este reclamo", expresó el líder independentista.
     

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    Agradezco a la Comisión de Hacienda de la Cámara de Representantes la oportunidad de comparecer para comentar el P. de la C. 2329 que supone una reestructuración al sistema tributario en Puerto Rico.


    Es menester comenzar estipulando para el registro de esta Comisión que la deuda pública, así como la crisis fiscal y económica que sufre el país por muchos años el Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño la anticipó y presentó propuestas concretas al respecto para evitarla.

    Hoy mi comparecencia en representación del PIP es una reiteración de nuestros planteamientos, con la fuerza moral de haber hecho las correspondientes propuestas y las mismas, para pesar del país, nunca fueron consideradas. Esas lluvias, anunciadas por el PIP, trajeron los lodos de hoy.

    La actual propuesta tributaria examinada por esta Comisión merece el siguiente planteamiento de umbral.

    Puerto Rico es la jurisdicción dentro del sistema federal estadounidense donde hay mayor nivel de desigualdad económica. Es además la jurisdicción dentro del sistema estadounidense en la que empresas gananciosas pagan menos. Es la jurisdicción dentro del sistema federal donde cerca de la mitad de la población está bajo los niveles de pobreza. Es una economía que está en un octavo año de contracción económica.

    Y ante esta realidad, ¿Qué propone el gobierno en términos contributivos? Un impuesto de carácter regresivo, que afecta más al pobre, al asalariado y la clase media, mientras a otros actores económicos gananciosos no se les toca ni con el pétalo de una rosa.

    La propuesta contributiva presentada por el gobierno tiene el efecto de extraer de los bolsillos de los puertorriqueños, lo que no se le extrae a los que más ganancias generan y poco aportan al fisco.

    ¿Cómo es posible que se le diga al país que tenemos que cumplir con una deuda pública de más de setenta mil millones de dólares y atender un problema deficitario del gobierno y al mismo tiempo se reducirán las cargas contributivas de los ciudadanos? Es una escena de la novela de Kafka, La Metamorfosis. En la que un día un ser humano, en un ambiente de pesadilla, comienza a transformarse en un insecto.

    Creo que el mejor ejemplo del nivel de improvisación, de la pesadilla que sufre el país, con respecto al proyecto del Impuesto al Valor Añadido es el hecho de que el mecanismo para atender el problema de la regresividad de un impuesto al consumo, es decir lo que se refiere al impacto adverso económicamente a los que trabajan y cumplen con sus obligaciones contributivas, se le delega según el proyecto de ley al Departamento de Hacienda.


    Un Departamento que ha sido incapaz de lograr un nivel de cumplimiento adecuado con respecto al cumplimiento del Impuesto de Ventas y Usos (IVU) de cerca del cincuenta por ciento de los comercios. Un Departamento que ha sido incapaz de tener una política de cumplimiento con respecto al pago de las contribuciones sobre ingresos. Un Departamento que ha sido incapaz de fiscalizar los impuestos a los productos que entran por los muelles (a penas se fiscaliza de un tres a un cuatro por ciento.) Un Departamento que no paga los reintegros contributivos a tiempo. ¿Y ése Departamento es el que va a garantizar combatir el problema de la regresividad? ¿Ése es el Departamento que va fiscalizar el cumplimiento de las devoluciones que le cobrará a los más afectados por la imposición del diez y seis por ciento del Impuesto al Valor Añadido? 


    Hay un problema crítico de credibilidad y confiabilidad cuando se le dice al país que los más empobrecidos no van a pagar contribuciones, que la clase media estará aliviada en sus tasas contributivas y que la clase alta seguirá disfrutando de los créditos y las exenciones contributivas aprobadas, al mismo tiempo que se le dice que es importante recaudar más dinero para el fisco, para el pago de la deuda y la deficiencia fiscal. ¿De dónde va a salir el dinero?


    El PIP ha propuesto que lo primero que se debe hacer es adoptar un sistema contributivo balanceado, en el que todos los actores económicos aporten en justicia a base de un sistema progresivo. Es decir, mientras más gana, más se aporta. Por ejemplo, las empresas que repatrian treinta y siete mil millones de dólares al año fuera de Puerto Rico pagan actualmente en promedio cerca de un tres por ciento. Digo en promedio, porque algunas son absolutamente exentas. Si se le impone un diez por ciento de contribución a la repatriación de ganancias tendría el gobierno un ingreso de tres mil setecientos millones de dólares. Claro siempre salvaguardando que puedan obtener un crédito contributivo en los Estados Unidos, de donde son la inmensa mayoría.

    Hay que revisar, además, la política de otorgar exenciones sin medir el impacto beneficioso o negativo en el país. No se ha hecho un análisis serio de todas las exenciones aplicables hoy día en términos contributivos y cuál ha sido la aportación en términos de creación de empleos, aumento en la producción en el país o el impulso a la economía.


    Para eso se debería reexaminar todas las exenciones y créditos aprobados, comenzando por renegociar los decretos de exención aprobados por la Ley de Incentivos Industriales. Utilizando como fundamento las decisiones judiciales, que permiten en tiempos de crisis dejar sin efecto la obligatoriedad de los contratos del gobierno, podemos revisar esos decretos para beneficio del país.

    Otra alternativa es subir el arbitrio impuesto a algunas corporaciones foráneas del cuatro al seis por ciento. Cada por ciento representa cerca de quinientos millones de dólares. Ello permitiría recaudar cerca de mil millones de dólares adicionales. Por supuesto, siempre teniendo en cuenta la garantía que se ha reconocido por el memorando del Departamento del Tesoro Federal de que recibirían a cambio del pago en Puerto Rico un crédito contributivo al repatriar sus ganancias a los Estados Unidos.

    Por otra parte, es imperativo aumentar el nivel de captación. Con el Impuesto de Ventas y Usos, se le dijo al país que se reducirían los costos en la compra de productos. Esta semana el ex gobernador Aníbal Acevedo Vilá reconoció lo que se le había anticipado, por el PIP, que sería un fracaso.

    Debo señalar para hacer honor a la Historia que en el debate a la Gobernación del 2004 el licenciado Rubén Berríos lo anticipó y Acevedo Vilá en aquél momento lo negó. En la pasada campaña dije que si no se aumentaban las fuentes de recaudos, en los sectores que podían de forma no confiscatoria aportar más, lo que iba a ocurrir era un aumento en las contribuciones, o despedían empleados públicos, o se afectaban y encarecían los servicios gubernamentales. Dicho y hecho.

    Para colmo esta semana la Presidenta del Banco Gubernamental de Fomento, en una vista en el Congreso de los Estados Unidos, reclamó como un logro que desde el 2008 hay menos empleados en el sistema público. ¡Reclamó cómo un logro el resultado de la Ley 7 de Luis Fortuño!

    Lo que me lleva al otro tema. Usted Presidente de la Comisión tuvo razón cuando dijo que era una irresponsabilidad decir que se pueden recortar mil millones de dólares en gastos gubernamentales. Ésa fue la propuesta del Presidente del Senado. ¿Cómo es posible que la propuesta del Presidente del Senado de recortar mil millones de dólares no estuviera acompañada de un listado de las áreas de recortes y las agencias? Es un ejemplo de improvisación. ¡Eso es la Ley 7 en combo agrandado! Es despedir empleados públicos y afectar adversamente los servicios gubernamentales.

    Yo entiendo que hay gastos superfluos que se pueden ahorrar. Pero cuidado con el planteamiento del Presidente del Senado. Que no se bote al bebé con el agua de la bañera. En Puerto Rico, no hay suficientes maestros. No hay suficientes psicólogos escolares. No hay suficientes policías. No hay suficientes enfermeras. Por no mentar la soga en casa del ahorcado, no hay suficientes empleados del Departamento de Hacienda para fiscalizar una política contributiva balanceada y justa.

    ¿Y la propuesta del Presidente del Senado es la visión neoliberal que se le criticó con razón al gobierno del PNP?

    Por otra parte, además de las propuestas anteriores, se debe crear un Fondo de Desarrollo o de Reconstrucción Nacional, que promueva la creación de empresas agrícolas y manufactureras destinadas a la sustitución de importaciones o la exportación; a los programas de investigación y desarrollo que se lleven a cabo en todo el sistema universitario y a programas de ampliación de capacidad o innovación tecnológica que lleven a cabo las propias empresas que pagarían estas contribuciones. (En Singapur la tasa efectiva - lo que realmente se paga en contribuciones por las corporaciones es de 8.5% a 17% - pero las empresas pueden solicitar subsidios si cumplen con los requisitos estatuidos, pero nunca la exención total excepto para empresas con ingreso neto tributable de menos de $100,000.00).

    También se puede considerar que aquellas empresas a las que se le aplica el arbitrio del 4% puedan deducirlo totalmente de su ingreso neto de fomento industrial.

    Otra paso necesario que debe dar el gobierno es renegociar la deuda. El pago de amortización de deuda e intereses ascendió a 2,055 millones de dólares para el año fiscal 2011-2012, casi una cuarta parte de los ingresos netos al fondo general para esa fecha. Entre el 2000 y el 2013 esa principal fuente de ingresos del gobierno, que depende de la actividad económica generada en Puerto Rico, creció a una tasa promedio de 1.4% mientras que el valor de la producción generada en Puerto Rico creció en términos monetarios a una tasa promedio de 4%, lo que significa una erosión de la base fiscal. Esta situación se agrava cuando consideramos que la deuda del Gobierno Central en ese mismo periodo creció a una tasa de 6.6% y la de las Corporaciones Públicas a un 8.4%.


    Es decir, en arroz y habichuelas, la capacidad de pago del gobierno y la capacidad de pago de la economía en general, crecen menos que la deuda. Eso obliga al gobierno a destinar una mayor proporción de su presupuesto al pago de la deuda y eventualmente a una mayor reducción de los servicios.

    En un contexto donde la inversión en capital productivo, maquinaria e infraestructura se ha reducido drásticamente - de casi un 20% del producto bruto interno en el 2000 a casi un 10% en el 2013 - una reducción de la actividad gubernamental lo que ocasionaría sería una aceleración de la crisis económica.

    Una reducción de los requisitos de pago anual de la deuda permitiría destinar recursos a proyectos como el de la gasificación de la producción de energía y al fomento de empresas orientadas tanto a la exportación como a la sustitución de importaciones o a mejorar la calidad de los servicios de educación y salud.

    La solución al pago de la deuda está en la reactivación de la economía, en la creación de nuevas empresas y más empleo y eso no se logra con más endeudamiento público y menos inversión real - pública o privada -.

    Preocupa, por lo tanto, que se indique como uno de los objetivos de la medida lograr una reclasificación en los bonos del gobierno que permita al gobierno endeudarse para financiar proyectos de tipo "pintura y capota" con miras al año electoral. También preocupa la engañosa campaña para lograr el favor de los contribuyentes poniendo a pelear a asalariados contra profesionales cuando los grandes ausentes en el financiamiento público son las corporaciones acogidas a las leyes de exención contributiva; y cuando, según expresé anteriormente, muchos de los supuestos beneficiarios -especialmente los más pobres terminarán pagando más en IVA que el beneficio contributivo recibido.

    Finalmente, no puedo concluir sin tocar lo que es el problema de fondo. En el más reciente editorial de la prestigiosa revista Bloomberg titulado "Helping Puerto Rico Prosper", luego de analizar la crisis económica del país, concluye lo siguiente y cito "Such regulatory and legal oddities are the product of the island's century-plus status limbo... Sooner or later, Puerto Rico's inhabitants will have to decide their island future destiny."

    Es fundamental rediseñar las relaciones que tenemos con los Estados Unidos para poder ampliar nuestra facultad para acceder a los mercados internacionales de bienes y a los mercados internacionales de capital, así como para poder tomar las medidas para impulsar nuestras industrias orientadas al mercado doméstico. Por más de 116 años nuestro casi único mercado de exportación han sido los Estados Unidos y nunca la actividad económica orientada a ese mercado ha generado directa o indirectamente la actividad suficiente para reducir la tasa de desempleo por debajo de un 10%.

    La imposición de las leyes de cabotaje y el que se declarara inconstitucional por un tribunal estadounidense la Ley de Quiebra Criolla son dos ejemplos de las humillaciones del régimen de subordinación política.

    Nosotros no podemos aspirar a un desarrollo pleno si no mandamos en nuestra casa. El que no lucha por conquistar los poderes que no tiene, no puede aspirar a usar bien los pocos que tiene.

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    ¡Pierluisi sacando la cara por el Pueblo en contra del IVA!

     

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    Mañana 3 de marzo no te pierdas al Dr. Edwin Irizarry Mora en el programa especial - IVA ¿Sí o No? por Telemundo Canal 2 a las 10:00 pm

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    ¡Puerto Rico PRIMERO!

    Mañana compareceré ante la Cámara de Representantes para advertir de los peligros de la mal llamada Reforma Contributiva propuesta por la administración de García Padilla. Hablaré a nombre del  pueblo de Puerto Rico que dice inequívocamente NO al IVA.

    La vista dará comienzo a las 9am. Y la podrás escuchar en diferido a partir de las 11am por la Cadena Wapa Radio.

    ¡No te lo pierdas! #IVAnoVA

     

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    Recuerda votar por tu Representante a la Junta de Gobierno de la AEE en representación del consumidor. 

    Con la factura de este mes de marzo recibirás la papeleta de votación acompañada de un sobre pre-dirigido al DACO. Escribe el número de tu cuenta, haz una X bajo tu candidato, fímalo y envíalo. El 8 de abril será el último día para enviar la papeleta con el matasello del correo.

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    Alejandro Castro Espín, experto analista de la política exterior de EEUU: “El bloqueo sigue tan intacto como hace 50 años”
    Escrito por Carlos Aznárez

     

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    Alejandro Castro Espín es politólogo y Máster en Relaciones Internacionales, además de investigador en temas vinculados a la Defensa y la Seguridad Nacional. Hace pocos días, en la Feria del Libro de La Habana, pudimos conversar con él al finalizar la presentación de su libro “Estados Unidos, el precio del poder”, actividad que se convirtió en acontecimiento debido a la presencia de numerosos dirigentes de la Revolución y de los 5 héroes antiimperialistas.

     

    De los muertos que crecen y se agrandan: Jorge Carbonell Cuevas (1914-1938)
    Escrito por Félix Ojeda Reyes

     

     

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    "A Jorge Carbonell le sorprende la guerra cuando se preparaba a comenzar su tercer año de medicina. Inmediatamente, decide empuñar las armas en defensa de la República. Su bautismo de fuego lo recibe en las montañas que bordean la parte norte de Madrid. En octubre de 1936 resulta herido en el muslo izquierdo por un pedazo de metralla. Después de permanecer recluido durante 10 días en un hospital volvía al frente de guerra."

     

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    Edgar DeJesus
       Secretary
     
    Israel Colon
       Treasurer
     
    Maria Rivera
       Development Chair

    Hector Figueroa

    Tanya K. Hernandez
     
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    Police Violence

    Is This the Latino Ferguson?

    In a death with echoes of Michael Brown, police in Washington state shot and killed a Latino man this month-and all eyes are on the prosecutor investigating the case.

    As Antonio Zambrano Montes raced across a busy street in downtown Pasco, Washington, in the late afternoon of Tuesday, Feb. 10, three local police officers unleashed a volley of gunshots at his back.

    By Bill Conroy

    Daily Beast (February 26, 2015)

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       Secretary
     
    Israel Colon
       Treasurer
     
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       Development Chair

    Hector Figueroa

    Tanya K. Hernandez
     
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       President

     

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    Latinos Underrepresented on Police Force

    By Allison Gatlin

    The Salinas Californian (February 27, 2015)


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    Ven al Festival Claridad a Visitarnos

    Ya ayer jueves, arrancó el Festival Claridad y el MUS tiene el kiosko más bonito y más soberano del vecindario. Tenemos un Soberano Menú lleno de cosas riquísimas. Tenemos paellla, carne frita, platanutres, bebidas y más. 

    Si necesitas má información sobre el kiosko y como puedes colaborar, llama a Frankie al (787) 314-7324 o a Papo al (787) 406-4646.

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    Los nuevos desarrollos en el conflicto en Ucrania: a un año de los sucesos en Maidán
    Escrito por Alejandro Torres Rivera / MINH

     

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    (26 de febrero de 2015) Hace un año, en un escrito sobre los sucesos en pleno desarrollo en Ucrania, nos preguntábamos ¨¿quién juega la última carta?¨ Señalábamos con alguna preocupación que si ¨alguien tenía dudas sobre quiénes estaban detrás de las manifestaciones desarrolladas en Kiev, la capital ucraniana, lo único que tienen que constatar hoy [ayer] es cuáles son los grupos que al presente [entonces] han asumido el control policiaco en dicha capital ante el vacío de poder creado por los recientes sucesos.¨

     

    Acercamiento Cuba-Estados Unidos: Perspectivas y obstáculos
    Escrito por Salim Lamrani

     

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    Desde la declaración histórica del 17 de diciembre de 2014, Washington ha anunciado algunas medidas destinadas a suavizar el estado de sitio económico que pesa sobre Cuba. Pero el camino es todavía largo.

     

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    Real Tine Economics

    Racial Wealth Gaps:

    What a Difference

    25 Years Doesn't Make

    By Neil Shah

    Wall Street Journal (February 26, 2015)

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    LULAC Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee's Bipartisan Support for Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General

    Washington, D.C. – Brent Wilkes, National Executive Director of the League of United Latin American Citizens, issued the following statement in response to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote in favor of Loretta Lynch's nomination for U.S. Attorney General.

    “LULAC applauds the Senate Judiciary Committee for favorably voting Loretta Lynch’s nomination out of committee. Loretta Lynch’s professional background includes serving as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York where she is praised for her leadership and knowledge of the law. If confirmed by the Senate, we know that Lynch will serve the office of U.S. Attorney General with the same distinction.

    LULAC has strongly supported the work that the Department of Justice has done to protect the rights of the disenfranchised. With Loretta Lynch at the helm, we are assured that issues important to the Latino community will continue to receive the attention they merit. Loretta Lynch’s background and experience makes her uniquely qualified to serve as the next U.S. Attorney General."

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    The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit www.LULAC.org.

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    Puerto Rico and Greece -

    Birds of a Feather?

    By Jake Zamansky

    Seeking Alpha (February 26, 2015)

    Disclosure: The author has no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. The author wrote this article themselves, and it expresses their own opinions. The author is not receiving compensation for it. The author has no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

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    The League of United Latin American Citizens and the Women’s Commission invite you to participate in our 2015 LULAC National Women’s Conference in Santa Ana, New Mexico.

    Our National Women’s Conference will take place in Santa Ana, New Mexico from March 26 through March 29, 2015.

    Our Conference provides professional development workshops and seminars targeted to the needs of Latinas and highlights their contributions to our country. This year, our focus is to provide tools that will enable women to continue fighting against Domestic Violence and Child Abuse. We will feature workshops on women’s issues, education, health and current government initiatives. We expect to have over 600 participants in the workshops and exhibits.

    Join us for the 2015 LULAC National Women's Conference in Santa Ana, New Mexico. We look forward to seeing you.

    Cordially,

    Elsie Valdes
    National Vice-President for Women

     

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    Double Occupancy $ 83
    Triple Occupancy $ 108
    Quadruple Occupancy $ 133
    Cut off-date: March 9, 2015

    Conference Dates: March 26-29, 2015

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    Fact Tank Blog
     
    Hispanics are significantly more likely than whites and blacks to say the Earth is warming because of human activities, and Hispanics are more likely than whites to say that the U.S. should do whatever it takes to protect the environment. read more >>

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    The Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) Chicago Selects PRCC-Vida/SIDA Once Again as an Agency to Receive an Excellence in Care Award for the Fourth Year in a Row!

    By Jorge Cestou

     

    DIFFA/Chicago (The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) is a not-for-profit fundraising and grant making foundation that distributes funds to Chicago area HIV/AIDS service agencies that provide direct service, preventative education and outreach to people who are HIV positive, living with AIDS or at risk for infection.

     

    In 2014, DIFFA/Chicago awarded grants to 26 different agencies in the Chicago Metro Area. Their funding strategies changed in 2015. Some of these strategies included the idea of providing more sizable grants to agencies that are making a greater impact and PRCC-Vida/SIDA out of only 10 agencies, was selected as an awardee this year.

     

    Volunteers from the fashion industry, interior design, furnishings and architecture founded DIFFA/Chicago. Supporters of DIFFA now come from every field associated with fine design.  "In Chicago, the Excellence in Care Awards funding focuses on those agencies that demonstrate extraordinary effectiveness in achieving their chosen missions in the HIV/AIDS arena."[1]

     

    The awards ceremony will take place March 25, 2015. PRCC-Vida/SIDA staff will attend to receive the award.  Jorge Cestou, Director of Programs and Services, congratulates all Vida/SIDA program staff for the excellent work they have done through the years. This award could not have been received without all of the individuals' contributions of this great group of committed individuals fighting to reduce HIV infections in our communities and helping those dealing with the disease ease the pain.

     

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    Revving up for AP Exams

    By Roberto Clemente Community Academy staff

     

    Students in Mr. Van Loon's AP English Literature and Composition class have been gearing up for the May 6th AP exam by simulating the test in class. Twice each week, students encounter timed excerpts from the Section 1 multiple choice and Section 2 free response essays.

    In Section 1, students have 60 minutes to answer 55 questions related to five sections of unfamiliar text. That works out to just over a minute per question, and that's without considering the reading. This week, seniors read Emily Dickinson's "I dreaded that first Robin, so," and had 13 minutes to read the poem and answer 12 text-dependent multiple choice questions.

    Later in the week, students re