Politics


AFTER SELF DESCRIBED COUP, WHAT’S NEXT FOR EVO MORALES? Politics

Wealthy coca farmer turned leftest politician Evo Morales had been the face of Bolivia’s government for the past 14 years. During his first pair of stints as president of this poor mountainous republic, the charismatic Morales was considered somewhat of a folk hero, much like the status enjoyed by his late friend Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. Indeed, Chavez helped prop up Morales with oil money...

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VIOLATED BY A STRANGER, EL PASO STILL STRUGGLES TO MOVE ON Politics

Benvenidos has always been an appropriate way to describe folks who live in El Paso. They are friendly, down to earth and welcoming. Like San Antonio, Houston and other Tex-Mex urban centers that dot the landscape, the population in El Paso is diverse while still retaining a unique hospitality usually found only in smaller towns. Families there have always felt safe, at least until an...

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CITIES AND TOWNS WHERE LATINOS “ASSIMILATE” IN MAINSTREAM AMERICA Politics

It’s been a tough couple of years for people of color in Donald Trump’s America, especially Latinos. For starters, the immediate discontinuation of the DACA program put “Dreamers” on the brink of deportation. Then came the Central American “caravans,” a pilgrimage of poverty that in prior times consisted primarily of young men looking for work. Now because of drug punks, gangs and violent crime, entire...

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WHAT HAPPENED TO COMPASSION IN AMERICA? Politics

Racism is alive and well in America, especially on the eve of the mid-term elections. Our website content strives to promote harmony and understanding among all folks in our diverse communities. So this trend, especially the recent hate and violence, is particularly disturbing. There’s no need to mention the name of the deranged individual accused of sending pipe bombs in the mail to prominent Democratic...

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KIDS ARE THE BIG LOSERS IN TRUMP’S “NO TOLERANCE” POLICY Politics

Most of us remember Jimena Valencia Madrid, the six year old Salvadorian girl who was apprehended with her mom while crossing our southern border from Mexico. After fleeing murder and rape in their home country of El Salvador, things would seemingly get worse in the United States when they were immediately separated by ICE and border authorities. Jimena was sent to a “tender age” shelter...

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If you are part of our grassroots reading audience, I apologize for the lack of inactivity on our website. While our Facebook page has generated a lot of traffic and provocative conversations, a recent illness has made it difficult for me to post original material on HispanicHorizons.com. But with mid-term elections about to take place in June, it’s time for all of us to pay...

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Under unprecedented, multi-layered security from federal officials and local law enforcement clad in riot gear, President Donald J. Trump flew to San Diego yesterday aboard Air Force One in a brief but busy itinerary. The visit on March 13th was Trump’s first trek to California since the election, and he had a lot on his plate. The president arrived at MCS Miramar at about 11am,...

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JOE ARPAIO PARDON FANS THE FLAMES OF HATE Politics

It didn’t take Donald J. Trump very long to once again show his true colors. With the entire country glued to their television screens in despair over the damage created by Hurricane Harvey, our president pondered a prime time announcement that had nothing to do with Mother Nature. This, he reasoned, was the perfect moment to pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio. “I figured the (television) ratings...

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SAN DIEGO’S CHICANO PARK SHARES ITS LEGACY WITH THE NATION Politics

It was a typical busy weekend at Chicano Park, a symbol of civic pride in San Diego’s Barrio Logan community beneath the Coronado Bay bridge. It’s a grassy, intimate plot of land in an urban setting where neighbors can gather with their families to enjoy a picnic or check out events of cultural interest. On this particular day it was Palm Sunday, which seemed like...

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