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[OP-ED]: Trump is but the latest politician to serenade Youngstown

 08/04/2017 - 08:03
It’s no surprise that Trump returned to the familiar theme of demonizing Latino immigrants. The surprise is that he chose to do it in Youngstown of all places -- a city with a minuscule immigrant population, located in a state where the Latino population is just 3.7 percent. EFE

Youngstown again? As an avid spectator of politics, I’ve been hearing about that city in the Mahoning Valley of northeast Ohio for decades. Although it’s home to just 64,000 people, Youngstown gets more than its share of attention from politicians, media, filmmakers, and even a poetic singer/songwriter from Freehold, New Jersey.

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 7:52am

[OP-ED]: Trump es sólo el último político en darle una serenata a Youngstown

 08/04/2017 - 08:00
No es de sorprender que Trump volviera a su tema familiar de demonizar a los inmigrantes latinos. La sorpresa es que escogiera hacerlo justamente en Youngstown--una ciudad con una población inmigrante minúscula, ubicada en un estado en que la población latina representa sólo un 3,7 por ciento. EFE

¿Otra vez Youngstown? Como ávido espectador político, he oído hablar de esa ciudad en el Valle Mahoning del nordeste de Ohio durante décadas. Aunque allí residen sólo 64.000 personas, Youngstown recibe bastante atención de los políticos, los medios, los cineastas y hasta de un poético cantautor de Freehold, New Jersey.

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 7:52am

[OP-ED]: Hispanics’ sunny spirit is a reminder of what made America great

 07/31/2017 - 08:28
A group of people perform a vigil, in El Paso, Texas, in honor of the Guatemalan immigrants who died this week trying to cross the Rio Grande, also known as the Rio Bravo, which serves as the border between the United States and the United States. And MexicoEFE

 News headlines are screaming about how fearful Latinos are due to moves the Trump administration is making toward stepping up deportations. These are valid concerns for many Hispanics, a majority of whom have acquaintances or family members who could be at risk.

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 8:09am

[OP-ED]: El espíritu optimista de los hispanos nos recuerda la grandeza de Estados Unidos

 07/31/2017 - 08:24
Un grupo de personas realizan una vigilia, en El Paso, Texas (Estados Unidos), en honor a los inmigrantes guatemaltecos que fallecieron esta semana al intentar cruzar el río Grande, también conocido como río Bravo y que sirve de frontera entre EE.UU. y México. EFE

Nuevos titulares destacan lo temerosos que están los latinos debido a las medidas del gobierno de Trump para aumentar las deportaciones. Son inquietudes válidas para muchos hispanos, la mayoría de los cuales tiene conocidos o familiares que corren ese riesgo.

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 8:09am

[OP-ED]: Growing disgust with the ethos of college campuses does not mean a rejection of higher education

 07/18/2017 - 15:00
According to the National Student Clearinghouse, which tracks college enrollments, the number of students in colleges and universities has now dropped for five straight years, and this year 81,000 fewer high school graduates nationwide are heading to higher-education institutions. 

A recent survey on the public’s view of national institutions elicited headlines that suggested a tale of backwardness and ignorance. One example: “Majority of Republicans Think Higher Education is Bad for America.” 

The reality is more complex.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 2:16pm

[OP-ED]: La creciente aversión por la cultura de los campus universitarios no significa un rechazo a la educación superior

 07/18/2017 - 14:23
Según National Student Clearinghouse, que registra las inscripciones universitarias, el número de estudiantes en universidades e instituciones de estudios superiores ha caído por cinco años seguidos y este año 81.000 graduados menos de la preparatoria se han inscripto en instituciones de educación superior.

Una encuesta reciente sobre la perspectiva pública acerca de las instituciones nacionales provocó titulares que sugieren una historia de retraso e ignorancia. Un ejemplo: “La mayoría de los republicanos piensa que la educación superior es mala para Estados Unidos”.

La realidad es más compleja.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 2:16pm

[OP-ED]: America & me: A love story

 07/06/2017 - 14:05
A group of deported veterans protested in honor of deported veterans who have died outside the United States, and demanded changes to laws that would give veterans deported access to medical benefits. EFE

At the risk of setting off more fireworks, I’ve spent the days surrounding the Fourth of July trying to answer a question that has perplexed U.S. Latinos for generations. Whether the yardstick is starting businesses, creating jobs, spreading opportunity, serving in uniform or displaying optimism in hard times, America’s largest minority has shown time and again that we love this country. 

But does the country love us back?

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 1:15pm