Saturday, May 18, 2024

Independence Is Work, Freedom Is A Dirty Business

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Independence is a messy business. We Americans tend to think that freedom is shiny and sits on a mantle, sparkling it’s virtue. And right next to that idea is the conviction that our particular version of freedom is not only correct, but righteously so. We use it as a slogan for […]

Mexico’s Growing Economy Paves the Way for New Realities

          Mexico’s growing economic impact is changing the relationship between the U.S. and the Latin American country, as was made evident during President Obama’s visit to the region last week. Mexico had an economic growth of 3.9% last year and it is expected to continue rising this upcoming year.  The growing […]

Obama Prepares for Mexico

In light of his scheduled trip to Mexico, President Barack Obama met with leaders of Latino groups on Monday. Obama met with leaders from the National Council of La Raza, theNational Hispanic Council on Aging, the League of United Latin American Citizens, and the NDN in addition to several other groups. In the meeting, the […]

President Obama Named Forbes Magazine Most Powerful Person

Forbes magazine released their annual “World’s Most Powerful” list, naming United States President Barack Obama as the World’s Most Powerful Person in 2012. President Obama took the top spot in a list that includes over 71 powerful heads of state, philanthropists, financial tycoons, and entrepreneurs. “U.S. President Barack Obama emerged, unanimously, as the world’s most […]

Immigration Activists Still Oppose the Term “Illegal Immigrant”

In response to the Associated Press and The New York Times’ continued use of the term “illegal immigrant,” many activists are debating the use of the term and question its accuracy to describe the people. Immigration activists oppose using the word “illegal immigrant” when describing those who are undocumented because it is “dehumanizing’ and “justifies […]

Study Finds Strict Gun Control Laws Appeal to Latinos

According to a study released by the Pew Research Center, Latinos are more likely to favor strict gun control laws over Whites and African Americans. The study found that only 29% of Latinos feel it is more important to protect gun ownership rightsthan it is to control the ownership of guns. This is different from […]

2.7 Million U.S. Facebook Users speak Spanish

There are about 2.7 million Facebook users in the U.S. who have listed Spanish as one of their languages, this according to the company’s own add tool. About a year ago, Inside Facebook reported that there were 1.6 million U.S. users who used Facebook in Spanish. All told, Facebook’s ad tool shows there are about […]

Obama Administration Lays Out U.S.-Mexico Plan

Yesterday, Homeland Security Secretary  Janet Napolitano delivered the Obama administration’s plan to deal with drug-related violence in Mexico by sending 500 more federal (agents to the U.S.-Mexico border and also address the issue of  U.S.-purchased guns being smuggled south by violent drug cartels. The announcement included a comprehensive outline of how $700 million approved by […]