Wednesday, August 21, 2019

California Governor sends troops to the Mexican Border

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed an order authorizing 400 state National Guard troops to be deployed as part of President Donald Trump’s order for troops to be sent to the U.S. border with Mexico. “We want to be cooperative,” Mr. Brown said Tuesday during an appearance at the National Press Club in Washington. “There’s […]

Trump wants to militarize the Mexican Border

The White House said Tuesday night that President Trump planned to deploy the National Guard to the southern border to confront what it called a growing threat of illegal immigrants, drugs and crime from Central America. “We have very bad laws for our border, and we are going to be doing some things — I’ve […]

Costa Rica Marks 67th Anniversary Without a Military Force

Commemorating his nation’s commitment to peace, Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis presided over celebrations marking the 67th anniversary of the Central American nation’s abolition of the military. In remarks at the National Museum, President Solis said “the abolition of our army reflects belief in the concept of peace, which today we commemorate and would […]

Change in U.S. Armed Forces Policy Allows Women in Active Combat Roles

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s Wednesday announcement that women in the U.S. Armed Forces will be allowed to be dispatched directly into active combat roles will affect the roughly 12.2% enlisted U.S. military Latinas. The new shift in policy overturns a previous 1994 rule “prohibiting women from being assigned to small ground combat units.” […]

U.S. Army’s Latinos Highlighted during Hispanic Heritage Month

José Velázquez joined the U.S. Army in 1990, and is one of many Latinos who were highlighted during the Army’s Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated nationally from September 15 to October 15. The U.S. Army celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month this year with the national theme of “Diversity United, Building American’s Future Today”. Their website […]

Guest Blogger: Robert Valencia “What Patriotism Means for Latinos in a post 9/11 World”

The 9/11 aftermath created a ripple effect in the Hispanic community in both sides of the border. After the September 11 attacks, a seemingly friendlier immigration approach by the Bush administration turned into stricter regulations to grant nonimmigrant visas for students and businessmen, while anti-immigrant groups surged and grew after 9/11. The collapse of the […]

GUEST BLOGGER: Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez “Women in the Military”

In the spirit of National Women’s History Month, Latinovations would like to acknowledge the great accomplishments of Latina women and thank Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez for her contribution to La Plaza As the highest-ranking female member on the House Armed Services Committee, I have the opportunity to see first-hand the significant contributions of our women in […]