Naturalizing the dead
Six immigrant soldiers from California have been granted citizenship for their heroic contributions to the U.S. victory in Iraq. Too bad they were in body bags when they received the honor.
Sin Tener Seguro Médico, La Vida Es Peligrosa
Por: Dr. James Santiago Grisolía
Unos 41 millones de Americanos, y unos 400,000 San Diegueños, no tienen acceso a seguro médico. En San Diego, 31% de los Latinos no tienen seguro médico, siendo 58% de la población sin seguro. Sin seguro médico, el paciente no va al médico, por temor de diagnosticar algo fatal, o muy caro de tratar. Por ejemplo, mujeres sin seguro que tienen cáncer mamario llegan al médico con cáncer más avanzado, y con doble probabilidad de morir. Sin acceso a tratamiento ambulatorio, los pacientes sin seguro tienen hasta 70% de más probabilidad de ser internados con diabetes, hipertensión, pulmonía o úlceras.
Covering The Uninsured
By: James Santiago Grisolia, MD
Some 41 million Americans and 400,000 San Diegans lack access to health insurance. In San Diego, 31% of Latinos are uninsured, making up 58% of our local total. People without insurance delay seeing the doctor, because they fear finding something expensive or deadly. Uninsured women with breast cancer come to the doctor later, with worse disease, and are twice as likely to die. Without access to cost-effective outpatient care, the uninsured are up to 70% more likely to be hospitalized for diabetes, hypertension, pneumonia or bleeding ulcers.
Diversity: Not There Yet
By Richard C. Atkinson
In the weeks leading up to the Supreme Court’s hearing on affirmative action, the public university of California system was depicted alternately as a dramatic success or a dismal failure in its efforts to enroll Latino and African American students after the elimination of race and ethnicity as factors in student admissions.
Still in the Battle
By Marian Wright Edelman
As our nation wages a war against Iraq and is anxiously preoccupied with terrorism around the world, the Bush Administration and congressional leaders are still waging a radical budget war against children here at home. At the end of March the House and Senate passed key elements of President Bush’s budget plan, which lavishes massive new tax cuts on the rich while putting children in harm’s way by eliminating, dismantling, cutting and freezing essential children’s programs like Head Start and after- school programs.
Esta liñea (border line) en la Frontera is a “pain in the you know where”! The jam-up of autos, and gente is not good for business, tourism, tempers, and wear and tear on the body and soul! La Placa thinks Tijuanenses are digging cross-border tunnels to bring drugs into the USA. Este Indio thinks they are so fed up with the border jam-ups that they are seeking to solve the problem by creating cross border people tunnels so they can get to work on time! We call it the Free Enterprise tunnel system.
The Public Forum . . . El Foro Publico
County Redistriciting Issue Not Over, Just Yet.
On 10 July 2001 the Supervisors Ron Roberts, Diane Jacobs, Greg Cox, and Bill Horn adopted a redistricting plan that they and staff under their control had worked out in secret. The draft maps, emails, base maps on which hand drawn boundary changes were made, were destroyed so they could not be used as evidence in a case against the county.
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Entertainment, Reviews, Sporting news, and other tid bits
Correa Exploring Her Past Anticipating Her Future
By: John Philip Wyllie
During the daylight hours, Angela Correa is a Latin American Studies graduate student at SDSU, but after the sun sets, she can often be found in one coffeehouse or another, guitar in hand entertaining the patrons. There was a time not too long ago when singer/songwriter Angela Correa was playing open mike nights dreaming about one day having her own show.
A Conversation With Chucho Merchán
By Francisco Ciriza
The following is the second in a series of writings based upon a personal interview with Chucho Merchán an accomplished Latino musician and wonderful human being. He is currently the bassist in Mexico’s rock outfit Jaguares.
Going with the current: A New Chicano Novel, “Drift”
Manuel Luis Martinez’s new novel, “Drift,” takes Chicano literature to new levels
By Pablo De Sainz
When one reads the tag “Chicano Literature” on the top of a bookstore shelf, the first thing one may assume is that the novels on that shelf are full of stereotypical works with a great deal of stereotypical characters (cholos, gardeners, migrant workers), stereotypical foods (tamales, tacos) and stereotypical music (mariachi, salsa).
Ir con la corriente: Nueva novela chicana “Drift”
La nueva novela de Manuel Luis Martínez, “Drift”, lleva a la literatura Chicana a nuevos niveles.
Por Pablo De Sainz
Cuando uno lee la etiqueta “Literatura Chicana” sobre los estantes de las librerías, lo primero que uno asume es que las novelas en ese estante están llenas de obras estereotípicas con un gran desfile de personajes estereotípicos (cholos, jardineros, campesinos), comidas estereotípicas (tamales, tacos) y música estereotípica (mariachi, salsa).
Mosaico de Actividades
Culturales en Tijuana
Por Paco Zavala
Tijuana retoma las actividades después de un pequeño periodo de vacaciones que se dieron con motivo de la semana santa.
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San Diego and Tijuana Turn Out to Support the World Premiere of Gatekeeper Productions’ “The Gatekeeper”
Stars, dignitaries and politicians from both sides of the border plan to attend a sell out gala preview screening to launch the World Premiere of “The Gatekeeper.”
Activan e Impulsan la Creatividad Musical por Medio de Certámenes
Por: Paco Zavala
Desde tiempos inmemoriales la música ha sido cultivada por el hombre en todos los rincones del mundo. De esa panorámica existen innumerables evidencias, que en algunos ejemplos son sensacionales.
Oscar de la Hoya’s Night Of Champions
By Fiona Manning
He says it will be a “Night Of Champions” but when he steps into the ring at Mandalay Bay Evenets Center in Las Vegas on May 3rd, world super welterweight champion Oscar De La Hoya (35-2-0, KOs 28) will face Yory Boy Campas (80-5-0, KOs 68) in what most would label a mismatch of almost epic proportions.
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