Thursday, September 29, 2022

Guest Blogger: Vanessa Cárdenas & Jackie Odum “Employment for Latinos comes back to life”

Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their Employment Report for the month of February. The monthly ritual brought good news for the labor market. Overall, an additional 295,000 jobs were gained in the month of February, averaging out to nearly 300,000 over the past six months. The national unemployment rate fell to […]

Guest Blogger: Olga Torres “Fight climate change; boost the Virginia economy”

Ask Virginians to rank their highest priorities, and “jobs” will always be at or near the top of the list. As we near the warmer tourist season, jobs are at the top of the list for both employers and job seekers, especially here in the Hampton Roads market. That certainly was the case last weekend […]

Guest Blogger: Analisa Freitas “Celebrating 5 years of #VocesVerdes!”

This past December marked Voces Verdes’ five-year anniversary and we could not be more thankful to all of our Partner Organizations and VV Leaders who have represented Latino communities across the nation in business, health, education, advocacy, and the non-profit sector. We would not exist without your willingness to be our #VocesinActionon environmental policy development […]

Guest Blogger: Alfredo Estrada “Back to Cuba”

Ay, Cuba. The media tend to ignore you until they can’t, anymore. That certainly happened when President Obama announced the U.S. would seek to normalize relations after a hiatus of more than half a century. It was a plot worthy of Graham Greene, involving spies in Havana and Miami, secret negotiations in Canada, and even […]

Guest Blogger: Adrianna Quintero “Latin America Must Continue Its Leadership Past COP-20”

Delegates from nearly 200 countries gathered in early December to hammer out an agreement on climate change policy at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties. Too often environmentalists go home disappointed after watching the assembly fall short of its mandate to prevent catastrophic climate change. This year, a fresh urgency […]

Guest Blogger: Former Gov. Bill Richardson “Clean Power Plan a Win All-Around”

Earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first-ever limits on the nation’s biggest source of heat-trapping gases that are driving climate change, the carbon pollution pouring into the air from fossil fuel power plants. This is the most important step we can take to ensure healthy, productive lives for our children […]

Guest Blogger: Liz Rebecca Alarcon “Venezuelan Opposition Leader Indicted for Conspiracy After Proof of Innocence”

On December 3rd, here in the U.S. a public servant was not indicted with proof of guilt. Also on December 3rd, in Venezuela, a public servant was indicted with proof of innocence. Oh the irony. In our common law system, an indictment is a formal accusation that a person has committed a crime. This is the first step towards […]

Guest Bloggers: Marshall Fitz and Patrick Oakford “Yes, Delay on Passing Immigration Reform Does Cost Us $37 Million Per Day”

Over 17 months ago, the Senate passed S. 744, a comprehensive bipartisan immigration reform bill. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office conducted an analysis on the economic and fiscal impacts this bill would have on the United States if it were enacted. The CBO found that S.744 would lead to a 3.3 percent increase in GDP […]

Guest Blogger: Jose Aristimuño “Semana decisiva para la reforma migratoria de Obama”

Con el regreso del Presidente Obama de su viaje diplomático por Asia, y el año ya por terminarse, Barack Obama ya se está preparando para firmar lo que muchos llaman “una de las decisiones políticas más importantes de su presidencia”. En Washington, ya se rumorea que posiblemente tan pronto como esta semana, el Presidente esté […]

Guest Blogger: Roberto Adrian Fierro “Latino Culture Rooted in Food Day Values”

Growing up in Mexico, food was a very important part of my life and upbringing. Food brought family together. In el campo, bonds were formed and culture shared, y en la cocina lessons were learned and recipes passed down to younger generations. I vividly remember helping my grandmother pick fresh peppers for her famous chorizo […]