Volume XXX Number 45 November 10, 2006

FrontPage Stories

Latin Grammys 2006: Shakira es la gran Ganadora

Por James Klein

NUEVA YORK (KPRENSA) — La cantante colombiana Shakira y su disco ‘Fijación Oral Vol.1’ se con-virtieron en los grandes triunfadores de la entrega de los Grammy latinos al obtener cuatro estatuillas durante la ceremonia celebrada en la noche del jueves 2 de Noviembre en Nueva York. La interprete de ‘Hips don’t lie’ se alzó con premios en las categorías; Grabación del año y Canción del año por ‘La Tortura’, interpretada junto al español Alejandro Sanz; Álbum del año y Mejor álbum vocal pop femenino por ‘Fijación Oral Vol. 1’. Dicho material discográfico igualmente fue reconocido con el premio de Mejor ingeniería de grabación para un álbum.

Otro de los grandes ganadores de la noche fue el grupo puertorriqueño Calle 13. Los boricuas ganaron todos los premios a los que estaban nominados, entre ellos, Mejor nuevo artista, Mejor video musical versión corta por la canción ‘¡Atrévete te, te!’ y Mejor álbum de música urbana.

El guatemalteco Ricardo Arjona, varias veces nominado ganó el premio al Mejor álbum vocal pop masculino con ‘Adentro’; el argentino Gustavo Cerati obtuvo el galardón de Mejor álbum de rock vocal por ‘Ahí vamos’ y a la Mejor canción rock por el tema ‘Crimen’. La mexicana Julieta Venegas se adueñó del premio al Mejor álbum de música alternativa por ‘Limón y sal’ mientras que el grupo español La oreja de Van Gogh lo hizo en la categoría Mejor álbum vocal pop dúo o grupo con ‘Guapa’.

Shakira y Alejandro Sanz inauguraron el escenario. Primeramente cada uno cantó por separado una balada para luego dar paso a la interpretación conjunta del hit ‘La Tortura’, donde ambos interpretes se lucieron y la colombiana volvió a hacer delirar al público, como acostumbra en cada presentación, con el movimiento de sus caderas.

Otras de las presentaciones repletas de colorido fue la que realizó la cantante y actriz mexicana Thalía. Con un cuerpo de bailarines vestidos al estilo rococó interpretó la canción ‘Seducción’. Los chicos del exitoso grupo mexicano RBD, también hicieron lo suyo con una de sus conocidas canciones.



GOP Blew It: Latinos Are Moving Toward the Democratic Party
By Daffodil Altan
New America Media
Editor’s Note: Nationally recognized pollster Sergio Bendixen talked with NAM Editor Daffodil Altan about the future of the Latino vote, the impact of stalled immigration legislation and the devastating blow to Republican strategists on Tuesday when the Latino vote swung decidedly left.


El regreso demócrata y la relación México-Estados Unidos
Por Luis Alonso Pérez
La victoria demócrata en las pasadas elecciones ha planteado nuevos panoramas para la relación México-Estados Unidos, aseguró Rodolfo Cruz Piñeiro, Secretario General Académico del Colegio de la Frontera Norte, durante una entrevista con La Prensa San Diego.



Stories

Charger Donnie Edwards Visits the ‘Lions’ Den’ at National City Middle
District Hall of Famer on hand for presentation of Chargers Champions grant
Amid chants of “DON-NIE! DON-NIE! DON-NIE!” San Diego Chargers linebacker Donnie Edwards spent part of his Halloween with students at National City Middle School. The National City native and member of the Sweet-water District Hall of Fame joined Chargers officials, Sweetwater District Board members and National City Middle School administrators and students for a ceremonial ribbon cutting and presentation of a $40,000 Chargers Champions grant.


Activistas interpondrán una demanda contra Escondido por ordenanza contra indocumentados
Por Luis Alonso Pérez
El pasado 18 de octubre, los miembros del Concejo de la ciudad de Escondido aprobaron una ordenanza que prohíbe a renteros alquilar cualquier tipo de vivienda o propiedad a indocumentados o a personas que alberguen a individuos que no puedan comprobar su residencia legal en Estados Unidos.


In Oaxaca Crisis, Mexico City Explosions are a Dangerous Escalation
By Louis E. V. Nevaer
New York City – The explosions that rocked Mexico City luckily didn’t hurt anyone, but they raised the stakes in the campaign to remove Oaxaca state Governor Ulises Ruiz.


The Zapatistas Other Campaign Hits Ciudad Juarez
By Kent Paterson
In a visit replete with ironies, symbolisms and stirring messages, Subcomandante Marcos of Mexico’s Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) came to Ciudad Juarez on the eve of the annual Days of the Dead celebrations. Arriving as part of the EZLN’S “Other Campaign”, Marcos, who is also going by the name of Delegate Zero, met with local non-governmental organizations, indigenous groups, campesinos, students and US supporters of the Other Campaign, some of whom traveled all the way from New York to show the legendary EZLN spokesman a video about the struggles of migrant workers in the Big Apple.


México del Norte
Por Jorge Mújica Murias
We, the Spics
“Spic” también se puede deletrear “spig o “spik”. Y nos tendría sin cuidado, si no fuera porque es un insulto racista en los países de habla inglesa, como Inglaterra. Es una palabra usada para referirse, despectivamente, por supuesto, a una persona proveniente de España o descendiente de españoles.


On Veterans Day we must call for a stop to the sacrifice of our soldiers
By Alex Epstein
This Veterans Day, we will once again pay tribute to our fellow Americans who have served in the military. Americans should be very proud of our heroic veterans. But we must also acknowledge that our government has repeatedly failed our men in uniform.


Essential to the Fight: Immigrants in the Military, Five Years After 9/11
By Margaret D. Stock
From the Revolutionary War to the current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, immigrants have made significant contributions to the United States by serving in our military forces. Today, immigrants voluntarily serve in all branches of the U.S. military and are a vital resource in the Global War on Terrorism.

A History of Veterans’ Day, formerly Armistice Day
November 11, is the anniversary of the Armistice which was signed in the Forest of Compiegne by the Allies and the Germans in 1918, ending World War I, after four years of conflict.


LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL
Por: José López Zamorano

Llamada de alerta a Washington
El mensaje de las elecciones del 7 de noviembre fue claro y contundente: los votantes desean un liderazgo político eficiente, honesto y con flexibilidad suficiente para reconocer errores y enderezar el rumbo cuando sea necesario.


Project focuses on Tijuana drinking problems
By Pablo Jaime Sainz
A binational border project is trying to promote responsible drinking habits in Tijuana, especially since this is a popular tourist destination for drinking alcoholic beverages.


Proyecto se enfoca en los problemas de alcohol en Tijuana
Por Pablo Jaime Sainz
Un proyecto fronterizo binacional está tratando de promover hábitos de bebida responsables en Tijuana, especialmente ya que este es un destino popular entre los turistas para tomar bebidas alcohólicas.


Muerte, enfermedad, crisis: ¿Cómo reaccionan nuestra mente y nuestro cuerpo ante estas situaciones?
Por Doctora Luz
¿Qué sucede cuando alguien muere de repente, se vive un divorcio, se pierde un trabajo sin oportunidad de conseguir otro, es víctima de una deportación, va a la cárcel, le diagnostican una enfermedad terminal, se pierde una pierna o cualquier otra parte del cuerpo, etc.? Se ha descubierto, a través de las investigaciones, que aquel que vive todo este tipo de pérdidas dolorosas experimenta un ciclo de emociones: shock, negación, coraje, negociación, depresión, y aceptación.

Moores UCSD Cancer Center to Offer ‘Light One Little Candle’ Book Program
Guadalupe Norma Costanzino, 41 of Carmel Valley, was diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago, soon after her daughter, Isabella, was born. Throughout her treatment, which continues today, Norma has read to Isabella every night, in Spanish. Husband, caregiver and father Dominic also reads to Isabella, in English. Reading time has helped this family to bond and to cope with Norma’s illness, they say. “This is our special time,” Norma said. “Even if she has felt insecure or scared for me during the day, she knows we will have our story time that night.”

First Person:
Routine maintenance
By Al Carlos Hernandez
My wife’s import has a computer that tells her when to take it in for routine servicing, the computer reads out messages like, you have X number of miles until servicing at the workshop.

For the Vecinos
Salsa Sushi, Hip Hop, Beer and a Couple of Itos
By El Vecino
We’re hip hop heads, my cousin Robert and I. We love finding underground sounds, especially mixed tapes you can listen to, without too much pop interruption, from a to z. Just soul, something with a lot of syncopated rhyme schemes (Tribe Called Quest, Camp Lo, Pharcyde) and if a deejay can somehow mix in a heavy keyboard and massive scratch attacks with some wooden snake charmers, I’m good, especially on my second pint of Sierra Nevada.

Juanita’s Foods, a family tradition in San Diego
The company, famous for its menudo, celebrates its 60 anniversary

By Pablo Jaime Sainz
When Agustina Leal migrated to San Diego from the state of Nayarit in 1973, the 67 year-old grandmother said it was difficult for her to find time to cook her family’s meal: Menudo.


Editorials

Editorial:
After thoughts on the Election
For those who opposed the war in Iraq, the Bush administration and its poli-cies the results from Tuesday’s elections were great. As has been well documented the House and Senate are now controlled by the Democrats, President Bush is officially a lame duck, and the public has spoken, they want change and they want it now.


Commentary:
The Surprise Winner in This Year’s Election is…
Comprehensive Immigration Reform

By Frank Sharry
What a difference an election makes. After all the pre-election prognostication and campaign mudslinging, the pundits and operatives are forced to step back, quiet down, and listen closely to the voters. Spin yields to facts as election results, exit polling, and seat counts offer up statistical evidence of voters’ views and demands. 


Commentary:
Latino Backlash Could Doom GOP
By Roberto Lovato
NEW YORK—As I watched political history on my television and computer screens Tuesday night, I couldn’t help but think about Lionel Sosa, the Latino who may have lost the most in this week’s election. Sosa, a political consultant and director of Mexicans and Texans Thinking Together (MATT), a nonprofit in San Antonio, is largely credited with developing the strategies that colored almost 40 percent of the Latino electorate Republican red. I was curious about how it felt for someone who worked closely with Karl Rove, George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan to watch his work turn Democrat blue. (Experts I interviewed and exit polls estimate that about 70 percent of Latinos voted Democratic last Tuesday, as compared to 53 percent in 2004). So, I called Sosa at the MATT office.


Commentary:
Who’s Side Are You On?
Building a Black / Brown Coalition

By Lizette Escobedo
Blacks and Latinos...better yet lets say Blacks and Mexicans... speaking in terms of LA and its surrounding counties.


Comentario:
El sabor agridulce de las elecciones
Por Humberto Caspa, Ph.D
El partido político que más afinidad tiene con los intereses de la población latino-estadounidense tuvo un día inolvidable. Los demócratas ganaron en muchos distritos electorales, ahora tienen la mayoría en el Congreso y acaban de instalar, por primera vez, a una mujer como Presidenta de la Cámara Baja. Éste es un hecho histórico sin precedentes. Va a mover el tapete de la política a nivel nacional y doméstico. La pregunta del momento es: ¿Cuándo?


Perspective:
The Illusion of Inclusion?
(The sorry state of politics in the Chicano community)
By: Herman Baca, President
The 2006 elections are over! President George Bush and his Republicans party have righteously lost mainly because of voter’s opposition to the war in Iraq. Democrats have reaped the benefits by winning both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. As for the Chicano community the political question remains, how did we fare politically with the elections? Did we remain the same, go backwards, or move forward?


Etc. Etc. Etc.
Entertainment,
Reviews, Sporting news, and other tid bits


¡ASK A MEXICAN!
SPECIAL TRES-QUESTION EDITION
Dear Mexican: My fiancé is trying to learn Spanish so he can speak to my grandmother when we get married next month. Lately, he’s been listening to CNN en Español to get an ear for the language. A couple of days ago, he told me that, after several weeks of seeing the channel, he noticed that there are ALWAYS chickens clucking in the background of the commercials. He wants to know, “What’s up with the chickens?” and “Is worshipping chickens a Mexican thing?”


Representará Su Último Montaje Teatral “Muerte en Granada”
Jesús Sierra Oliva Dramaturgo y Director Teatral se Despide de los Foros
Por: Paco Zavala
El teatro sandieguino profundamente lamenta la despedida de los escenarios del dilecto creador, dramaturgo, actor y director Jesús Sierra-Oliva, residente del condado de San Diego, desde hace ya muchos años, quien ha decidido retirarse.

El Mundo de la Guitarra en Extraordinaria Exhibición en el XIII Festival Hispanoamericano de la Guitarra
?Nos visita desde la India la Cítara Majestuosa de Shalil Shankar”

Por: Paco Zavala
Estupendos guitarristas etiquetados con sello internacional procedentes de Brasil, Tailandia, India, Israel, Croacia, Alemania, Estados Unidos y México, visitarán la ciudad de Tijuana para asistir al XIII Festival Hispanoamericano de Guitarra.


¡ Tic Tac Tiempo !
The maquiladora factories have long been a controversial issue of cheap labor between the US corporations and Mexico’s poor: poverty wages vs job opportunity, hazardous working environments vs lack of accountability. Make up your own mind at the Tour Maquilero, where you can visit workers’ neighborhoods in Tijuana and get the scoop on their conditions and struggles. The tour is sponsored by the San Diego Maquiladora Workers’ Solidarity Network and CITTAC, the Tijuana Workers Information Center. The tour takes place this Sat, Nov 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $30 regular, $20 students Donations cover the bus, lunch, and a donation to Tijuana worker organizations. For more info, contact Herb Shore at sdmaquila@cox.net, or call (619) 287-5535. For more information about Maqui-ladoras and the tour, click or go to http://sdmaquila.org/.


Alvarez a Key to Barons Court Success
By John Philip Wyllie
For Bonita Vista Baron fans, the scenario is all too familiar. The Barons glide through their Mesa League competition and capture a league title only to be eliminated early in the CIF playoffs by some North County school.

Despite the Obstacles Camacho Following Family Tradition
By John Philip Wyllie
San Ysidro High School Special Education teacher Theresa Camacho has been attending her kid’s sporting events for years. First, her two sons starred for Bonita Vista’s football program and then her older daughter played on various high school and club teams. Now it’s her youngest child’s turn. And despite the fact that the baby of the Camacho family was born with developmentally disabilities, Crystal Camacho is carrying on the family tradition.


BULLFIGHT WORLD
by Lyn Sherwood

Llaguno Offered the Best Bull of 2006 Tijuana Season
El Zotoluco Was Most Triumphant Matador

This week, Bullfight World turns the column over to correspondent Gary Sloan, who names the best toros and toreros of the 2006 Tijuana bullfight season.