Volume XXXIII Number 15 April 10, 2009

FrontPage Stories



¡Dios lo hará de nuevo!
Por Pastor Luis Garcia
Hace poco, leyendo una revista me topé con una frase que explica la experiencia de muchos de nosotros que hemos crecido creyendo en un Dios. “El dilema no es tanto si Dios existe o no. El dilema es saber si Dios va a intervenir o no en mi situación”.

Univision sets lofty Sunday goals
By Patrick Gavin
Could it be that, when it comes to political talk shows, the new slogan will be, “If it’s Sunday, it’s Univision”?



Stories


Yet another child rape in Mexico highlights the fight between pro-life and pro-choice!
By Mariana Martínez
A man accused of raping his own daughter was arrested April 3rd in Tijuana. The girl, who is 12 years old, is pregnant as a result of her father’s rape.

Reciente caso de violación de una niña es el centro de álgido debate entre los activistas anti-aborto y aquellos que optan para el derecho a decidir
Por Mariana Martínez
El 3 de abril pasado, la policía detuvo en Tijuana a un hombre acusado de haber violado a su hija de apenas 12 años de edad, quien está embarazada de su propio padre.

Hispanic Women Soar to Leadership Positions
By Rob Kuznia
With the economy in a tailspin, news of financial calamity is everywhere.


National Coalition Launches Campaign to Ensure 2010 Census Counts All Latinos
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke joined an unprecedented coalition of prominent Latino organizations and national Spanish-language media to launch a historic campaign — called ya es hora, HAGASE CONTAR! (It’s Time, Make Yourself Count!) — to inform and motivate the nearly 50 million U.S. Latinos to fully participate in the 2010 Census.

¿Posibles Cambios en la Conducción de Redadas?
Por Maribel Hastings
WASHINGTON, D.C. - La posibilidad de que el Departamento de Seguridad Interna (DHS) revise su política sobre la aplicación de leyes migratorias en redadas y otros operativos, sería un giro prudente si, como aseguran artículos de prensa, la atención se centrará en los empleadores y en los criminales, y no en los trabajadores más vulnerables.

Minority Workers At A Disadvantage As Unemployment Rises
Washington, DC—Citing March 2009 figures released today by the U.S. Department of Labor, four national organizations called attention to the dire situation facing African American and Latino workers, who are suffering the most dramatic rise in unemployment compared to all other groups. The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the Center for American Progress (CAP), the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP), and the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) have joined together to highlight the growing labor market disparities between minorities and their peers.


México del Norte
Por Jorge Mújica Murias
¿Reforma en Abonos?
Ya es oficial. Ya comenzó la reforma migratoria...

LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL
Por Marangely Rodríguez
Proteja a quienes ama
Para muchos, una póliza de seguro de vida es algo innecesario, costoso o que debe adquirirse cuando se es mayor. La realidad es que si alguien de su familia depende financieramente de usted, debe considerar seriamente en adquirir una póliza de seguro de vida.

The Preuss School to Mark 10th Anniversary with April 17 Celebration of Achievements
Every day for four years, Jesse Lopez, the son of immigrant field laborers, woke at 6 a.m. to travel from his home in San Ysidro to the Preuss School at the University of California, San Diego. A member of the Preuss School’s first graduating class, he went on to earn a college degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2008 and now works for a Wall Street firm.

Sirenas Piden Ayuda Para Proteger el Mar
Advierte WiLDCOAST Que en 39 Años no Habrá Peces en el Mar
Por Sergio Flores Hernandez
Ciudad de México — En el año 2048 no habrá peces en el mar, alertaron un grupo de bellas sirenas de la organización ambiental WiLDCOAST/COSTASALVAjE, con sede en San Diego, California, al manifestarse este martes en distintos puntos del Distrito Federal, exigiendo la protección de su hogar, el mar.


Local healthy lifestyles program for non-English speakers unveiled
New state law requiring health plans to provide interpreters for limited-English speaking Californians also highlighted
California Department of Managed Health Care (DM-HC) Director Cindy Ehnes and leaders from La Maestra Community Health Centers and the California Office of the Patient Advocate gathered on the eve of Caesar Chavez day to announce a $164,123 grant to implement a culturally and linguistically-sensitive lifestyle modification program targeting low-income, immigrant and minority residents in San Diego.

Eating Well at Family Gatherings
By Andrea Callahan
When your family and friends get together for special occasions, what is the one thing that you know there will be plenty of? That’s right, food! Everyone brings something tasty to share. Your aunt may bring her famous tamales and your cousin may pick up a dessert from the local grocery store. When all of the people you care about get together to celebrate, it is easy to forget to make healthy food choices. How many times have you had so much to eat at a family gathering that you felt really full and tired?

Community Notes:
Alpha Pi Sigma Visits Casa Hogar Sion in Tijuana
Latino Greeks at San Diego State University united forces to help those in need across the border. The Ladies of Alpha Pi Sigma Sorority Inc. Alpha Chapter and the gentleman of Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity Inc. Beta Chapter dedicated a Sunday to the children of Casa Hogar Sion in Tijuan Baja California.


Tengo cáncer en el seno, ¿por qué operarme?
Sé que ésta es una noticia muy dura para usted, pero aunque existen diferentes tratamientos para combatir el cáncer del seno, muchas veces sólo la cirugía extirpa el cáncer de la mama.



Editorial and Commentary

Editorial:
Happy Easter – Feliz Pascuas
During this Easter season we take this opportunity to count our blessings and for the Christian community celebrate the Resurrection of Christ.

Commentary:
Anything But Mexican Revisted
By Rodolfo F. Acuña
The 32nd Congressional District race is hard to watch. I have been active in politics for nearly fifty years. Unless you have lived through this period, it is impossible to appreciate how painful the struggle for political representation has been. Edward R. Roybal was not elected to the Los Angeles City Council until 1949 where he served until 1962 when he was elected to Congress. It was not until 1985 that Mexican Americans again won representation in the city council.

Comentario:
Easter/Pascua
Por Jose R. Uzal
La liturgia cristiana conmemora dos eventos céntricos a la fe: el nacimiento y la muerte de nuestro señor Jesucristo. Ambas fechas se han diluido en el mundo moderno y laico convirtiéndose en eventos comerciales y oportunidades de ocio. En EE.UU. le añadimos la doctrina de separación entre el Estado y la Iglesia y terminamos con algo totalmente diferente a la idea original. Signos de rebelión contra esta situación comienzan a aparecer en nuestra sociedad y la religión organizada se ha unido y ha comenzado a protestar la eliminación de Cristo de las fiestas navideñas pero pocos hablan de la misma situación en la Pascua.

Commentary:
Envisioning Soccer in San Diego’s Future
By Vince Vasquez
Despite our national economic challenges, San Diego’s enthusiasm for professional sports has continued to thrive; downtown bustled with activity during the Chargers’ run in the playoffs last season, and PETCO Park saw its highest Opening Day attendance this past Monday as Padres and Dodgers fans convened for a spirited match-up. However, below the radar of many sports boosters is the local support for competitive soccer, which, if new public-private partnerships emerge, may bear strong economic and community benefits for our region.


The Public Forum... El Foro Público
NWCA did vote on Prop. A
Re: Retraction, NWCA has not taken a position on Prop A, published April 3, 2009



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


¡ASK A MEXICAN!
By Gustavo Arellano
Dear Mexican: For as long as I can remember, Mexicans were known for doing three things: Drinking lots of cerveza, having lots of niños, and saying “¡Ay, caramba!” While I can vouch for the first two, I’ve never, ever personally heard a Mexican utter those famous two words. Is this an urban myth or what?


First Person:
FLUENT SPANGLISH
By Al Carlos Hernandez
Have you ever made the mistake of saying a few phrases in Spanish, only to have the other person speak for the next 45 minutes in the mother tongue, while you have little clue as to what they are saying because it is too fast, and you don’t know how to stop them?

Nombran Nueva Directora General del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes a la Lic. Teresa Vicencio
El próximo miércoles 15 de abril tomará posesión en la Ciudad de México, D.F
Por: Paco Zavala
Indudablemente cuando se ha desarrollado una labor dinámica y productiva que favorece a un amplio sector de la población del país azteca y se ha demostrado una gran capacidad de trabajo, los resultados al futuro serán promisorios y bienaventurados, esta es la labor que ha de-sarrollado a través de 8 años de trabajo la Lic. Teresa Vicencio Alvarez y recibe nuevo nombramiento por acuerdo de Josefina Vázquez Mota, Secretaria de Educación Pública a nivel nacional en México.

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo: doblemente placentero
Pocos destinos turísticos ofrecen la posibilidad de ser “doblemente placenteros”. La frase, convertida en lema de IXTAPA-Zihuatanejo, representa realmente una suma de las ofertas disponibles para el turista en este destino ubicado en las costas del Golfo de México, en el estado de Guerrero.


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