identity

[OP-ED]: Publishers shouldn’t confine Latino authors to just ‘immigrant stories’

 08/15/2017 - 11:41
According to Pew, 68 percent of all Hispanics speak English proficiently. And, in 2013, the center noted that they tipped over into preferring English-language news, signaling that there may be some mismatch between what Latino readers say they want and what they will actually consume. 

 A day or so after Sonia Sotomayor’s biography, “My Beloved World” was released, I got a call from a New York Times reporter asking me how well the book would sell. She jumped in to the first question: “Why don’t Latinos read?”

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 10:32am

Unwanted heroes: a ban to transgender soldiers

 08/09/2017 - 14:45
President Trump banned transgender citizens of the Armed Forces based on alleged "high costs". There are studies that indicate that he is wrong (once again).

Arguing economic reasons, President Trump announced that the Department of Defense will not re-recruit transgender people. Several studies indicate that the president not only takes a step back in the inclusion of the LGBT community to the Armed Forces, but that its measurement could affect the troop's morale.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 4:17pm
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[OP-ED]: The Democrats should rethink immigration absolutism

 08/08/2017 - 08:09
Republican senators from North Carolina Thom Tillis, Wyoming John Barrsso (left) and Texas John Cornyn give a press conference to present the Republican legislative proposal to increase border security and tightening of immigration laws on Capitol Hill, Washington DC (United States). EFE

In 1992, the Democratic Party faced a challenge on the issue of abortion. Pennsylvania’s governor, Robert Casey, a Democrat dedicated to the working class, asked to speak at the national convention in New York City. He wanted to propose a pro-life plank for the party platform, mostly as a way of affirming his Catholic beliefs.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 7:53am

Rizos On The Road: two bloggers use coily hair to talk about Afro-Latino identity

 08/07/2017 - 06:55
File photo of two Afro-Latina models, an ethnic profile whose identity is given new visibility by two Afro-Latina bloggers, Ada Rojas and Rocio Mora, with their coast-to-coast tour "Rizos on the Roaz." EFE

Since April, Ada Rojas and Rocio Mora have traveled to six cities around the country - Miami, New Orleans, Houston, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York - driving their Kia provided by the automaker sponsoring their tour dubbed "Rizos On The Road."

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 6:44am
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Mexico, Sweet Mexico

 07/19/2017 - 03:11
Mexican candies, as seen in this photo of July 12, 2017, are not only a regional and national gastronomic tradition, since their mestizo heritage from the days of the Spanish Conquest also makes them a part of history. EFE/Mario Guzman

A wide variety of regional products make up Mexico's traditional confectionary, with the use of different fruits marking the state identity of each candy.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 3:07am
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[OP-ED]: The real problem for the Democrats

 07/04/2017 - 16:02
The Democratic Party has reacted to its series of recent election losses by once again concluding that it needs a better economic message. As Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said last Sunday, “Democrats need a strong, bold, sharp-edged and common-sense economic agenda.” EFE

The only disagreement within the party is about how sharp-edged and left-wing that message should be. But it is increasingly clear that the problem for Democrats has little to do with economics and much more to do with a cluster of issues they would rather not revisit -- about culture, social mores and national identity.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 4:00pm