The Heritage Foundations delusions

Opinion A few weeks before leaving the post of head of the United States diplomatic mission in Brazil, with which she concludes her career, Donna Hrinak decided to give President Lula’s administration some “advice” that, though wrapped in elegant diplomatic language, revealed an interventionist, arrogant and threatening tone.

César Châvez Day in a time of nativism

Opinion In a preview of his new book “Who Are We: The Challenges to America’s National Identity,” Harvard professor Samuel P. Huntington writes: “The persistent inflow of Hispanic immigrants threatens to divide the United States into two peoples, two cultures and two languages. Unlike past immigrant groups, Mexicans and other Latinos have not assimilated into mainstream U.S. culture. ... The United States ignores this challenge at its peril.”

Gentle Giant

John W. Stanford Jr., a slight, quiet-spoken, grinning man, may not be the oldest regular in the protest crowd, but he has probably attended more peace demonstrations, labor rallies, and pickets for racial justice than anyone in Texas.

In Geneva: U.S. seeks condemnation of Cuba

The April meeting in Geneva of the UN Human Rights Commission has become a ritualized battle between Cuba and a U.S. government that aggressively lobbies and cajoles member nations to denounce Cuba for alleged human rights violations. click here for Spanish text

Students lobby, vow to use voting power

WASHINGTON – “We’re fired up!” That was the chant of the more than 350 delegates to the 35th National Grassroots Legislative Conference of the United States Students Association (USSA) here March 26.

Death toll mounts in Iraq quagmire

A series of confrontational actions by the U.S. occupation triggered armed uprisings throughout Iraq in the last week, costing the lives of dozens of Americans and well over 100 Iraqis. click here for Spanish text