Volume XXVII Number 33 August 15, 2003

FrontPage Stories

Encuentro del Sector Maquilador 2003

Enfrentando los retos del cambiante Mercado Mundial

Por Mariana Martinez

El martes 5 de agosto inició en Tijuana el Encuentro del Sector Maquilador 2003 en Tijuana como parte de las actividades del Colegio de Contadores Públicos de Baja California, para vincularse con el sector empresarial de esta entidad, en el Aniversario número 45 de dicho colegio.


Sr. Jesús Luis Zuñiga, Director de Estudios Latinoamericanos en la Universidad de Texas.

El programa del encuentro de cuatro días, fue diseñado para que directores, contadores, auditores y gerentes generales de cada empresa, pudieran asistir a conferencias específicas sobre el área en la que trabajan; actualización en materia de comercio exterior, fiscalización actual y futura de las obligaciones laborales, retos y oportunidades del régimen fiscal de las maquiladoras y precios de transferencia. Esto buscando dar oportunidad a los asistentes de conocer la visión de personas como C.P.C. Mauricio Monroy Rojas, Socio de la firma Deloitte & Touche; Lic. Ernesto Ocampo, director de Sony Latinoamérica y el Lic. Jorge Vargas Coello, administrador de la aduana Tijuana.

El sector maquilador es una de las fuentes de trabajo más importantes en el estado de Baja California, y en general en todos los estados mexicanos próximos a Estados Unidos, donde a partir de los años 60, la industria se fue fortaleciendo hasta hoy, donde más de un millón de mexicanos trabajan en las 3,800 maquiladoras de la zona fronteriza. Esta industria es un fuerte impulsor de las exportaciones mexicanas a Estados Unidos, además de una fuente de trabajo, directa o indirecta de millones de mexicanos.

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Univision Merger Could Affect Millions Who View Spanish Media
By Sergio Bustos
WASHINGTON — Controversy over the proposed merger of two major Spanish-language media companies could affect millions of U.S. Hispanics who rely on Spanish-language radio and television for news and entertainment.

Spanish-Language Media Expand
Broadcasters, Newspapers Pursue Fast-Growing Market
By Frank Ahrens and Krissah Williams
Washington — Only a generation ago, the national Hispanic media landscape was a spare one, populated by a handful of old-line community newspapers, low-wattage AM radio stations and one struggling television network.

Nation’s First Chicano Studies Ph.D. Program
Santa Barbara – The University of California has approved a proposal by UC Santa Barbara to establish the nation’s first doctoral program in Chicano studies.

First Person:
A Tale of Two Sons
One’s going to Hawaii to get married; the other’s going to Iraq
By Abelardo de la Peña Jr
Today, two of my sons take off on life-changing journeys.

Stories

Germán Dehesa
De esperanzas, política y fronteras
Por Mariana Martinez
Nació en la ciudad de México el 1 de Julio de 1944; ahí estudió Ingeniería Química y la Licenciatura en Letras Hispanoamericanas en la UNAM, misma donde tiene 25 años de experiencia docente. También ha sido profe-sor invitado de la Universidad de Texas.

Time for a New Law
For too many clients, there’s too little hope for legal status
by Jose Pertierra
I am an immigration lawyer and an immigrant. More than 40 years ago, when my family and I came to the United States, the law welcomed us with open arms. Now immigrants face legal obstacles everywhere. Almost 20 years ago, when I first began practicing immigration law, legal options for clients abounded. But now it’s harder than ever to legalize them.

Women of Color Make Gains in Employment and Job Status
Stubborn Patterns Still Persist Among African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American Women
WASHINGTON - A new U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) study, “Women of Color, Their Employment in the Private Sector,” reveals that women of color now comprise 14.5 percent of America’s private sector workforce, a major increase from a decade earlier. The employment of each group of women examined — African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American - grew during this period. Similarly, more women from all four groups obtained employment as officials and managers, though numbers vary widely by industry.

La Prensa Persa
For the First Time in American a Persian American Running to be Governor
By Kathy Hadizadeh
Sitting at Starbucks café in El Segundo, I am interviewing a rather “exceptional” candidate running for California governor position - Badi Badiozamani. Why exceptional? Let me explain. It was some 25 years ago that a big number of Persians immigrated to California as their second home. They form a large segement of the state’s population, some of them even in key technological positions. But, now for the first time in United States election history, a Persian American candidate is running for a key position.

Thriving Cal-PASS education project expands statewide
Data-sharing agreements embraced by growing number of grade schools, high schools, community colleges and universities
EL CAJON – Heralded by a local lawmaker active on the education forefront as a powerful new tool for improving classroom instruction, Cal-PASS, a grass-roots information-sharing initiative, is well on its way to expanding statewide, it was announced at a Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District news conference.

USD Grads Receive Prestigious National Scholarship
Two University of San Diego graduates are two of four Cornaro Scholars chosen from across the nation and will each receive a $3,000 scholarship award from Kappa Gamma Pi, the national Catholic college graduate honor society.  The award will go to the college of their choice.

Registration and Health Information for Students in San Diego City Schools
District-wide school registration for students who are new to the district or attending a different district school than last year will be held on Monday, August 25 at the new school to be attended.

Looking at the Impact of The I-10 on People’s Lives
Idea For Project Stems From Project Director’s Own Experience
When Robert Gonzales was growing up in Redlands, Calif., Interstate 10 had become a fixture in the landscape. Completed in 1964, the year Gonzales was born, the freeway, which many refer to as the Dime, had sliced through the town, leaving poor working-class areas on the north side and more affluent neighborhoods on the south. It was on the north side, only a block from the freeway, where Gonzales grew up and where he still lives.

Rotary Helps Leo Carrillo Historic Ranch Park
Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotarians, Dave Kulchin, Past President and Michael Bardin, Past Community Director, presented a check for $1,000.00 to Alan Kindale, President of the “Friends of (Leo) Carrillo Ranch,” to be used for the new Leo Carrillo Historic Ranch Park “Art & California History” program.

LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL
Por German Velasco
Cuando hay que elegir entre comer y pagar la cuenta eléctrica
Somos muchos los hispanos que no conocemos la ayuda que tenemos disponible, pasamos momentos muy difíciles para después enterarnos de que existía ayuda que pudo haber salvado esos momentos en que sentimos que el agua llegaba hasta el cuello y que nada parecía tener solución.

Editorials

Guest Commentary
Terminator 187, La Rebelión de los Republitócratas
Por Jorge Mújica
“I will be back”, sentencia en su primera película el Terminator, androide todopoderoso enviado del futuro a exterminar la raza humana. Efectivamente, ha regresado dos veces, en Terminator II y en la infumable Terminator III, pero de pronto se pegó un brinco hasta la 187. En esta nueva superproducción, el Terminator quiere terminar, si no con todos los humanos, al menos con los ciudadanos de México del Norte.

Commentary
Vote No on Proposition 54, the “Racial Information Ban,” on the October 7, Recall Ballot
By Marvin E. Mizell, Esq
Unless there is a successful legal challenge, Proposition 54, the deceptively called “Racial Privacy Initiative,” will be on the October 7, 2003, recall ballot. Proposition 54, whose main proponent is University of California Regent Ward Connerly, would prohibit the classification and collection of information regarding race, ethnicity, color and national origin in the State of California and all of its subdivisions (including counties and cities) starting on January 1, 2005.

Commentary
California Recall Shows America’s New, One-Party Politics of Empire
By Franz Schurmann
No doubt about it, the current California “recall” is the first shot fired in an American political war that will be decided on Nov. 2, 2004.

Commentary
Children in extreme poverty need nation’s attention
By Akilah Monifa
Child poverty is at shameful, epidemic levels in the United States, especially for black and Latino kids.

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

Zambomba, Dinámita Pura La Obsesión Antiamericana
Por: Paco Zavala
En la actualidad hay una nación en el mundo que es la única superpotencia que existe en aspectos importantes como son: la economía, lo militar, la industria, el comercio y otros, este país son los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica.

One word is all fashion-conscious students need for fall
By Talia Buford
WASHINGTON – Cargo.
For fashion-conscious students, it’s the only word they’ll need as they shop for back-to-school clothes. At least that’s what retailers are hoping.

Mosaico de Actividades Culturales en Tijuana
Por: Paco Zavala
Ahora si llega la hora de retornar a la escuela, para continuar con los estudios correspondientes a cada grado, a cada carrera o a cada oficio, con el fin de adquirir los conocimientos suficientes para que el peso de la vida sea más llevadero y se facilite en forma más sencilla el desarrollo individual y colectivo del individuo.

La Interelación de la Cultura y los Derechos Humanos
Por: Paco Zavala
El individuo al nacer se vincula por propia naturaleza con tres acciones naturales de desarrollo que son: la sociedad, la política y la religión.

El Premio De La Gente, Latin Music Fan Awards 2003, Announces Chevrolet as Title Sponsor
El Premio has announced that Chevrolet is the proud title sponsor of the El Premio de la Gente, Latin Music Fan Awards 2003. In addition, it was also announced that the music awards show, which has been produced by Uno Productions for five consecutive years, would be presented from Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Thursday, October 16, 2003.

Excelencia en el género
Diego Luna se codea con los grandes en “Open Range”

Por Jose Daniel Bort
Muchos conocen a Kevin Costner el actor, el cual ha hecho 39 películas, incluyendo auqel famoso personaje en “the big chill” que quedó completamente fuera en la sala de edición. Costner el director ganó fama inmediata cuando su primera película Danza con Lobos arrasó con los oscares ese año.

Películas de esta semana
Verano de terror, patinetas y chicas bonitas

Por Jose Daniel Bort
Grind (la molida): Era extraño que una película como ésta no se hubiese estrenado. Para nadie es un secreto que los mayores consumidores de cine son los adolescentes, que religiosamente van a la pantalla oscura cada semana con su nueva conquista. Los mayores se quedan en casa y rentan la peli, o van cuando definitivamente quieren ver algo diferente.

Carlos Hernandez: 58 Days To Redemption
By Fiona Manning
In a quiet corner of the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, Carlos “Famoso” Hernandez hits the speedbag with quiet determination. He smiles, but the look in the IBF 130 pound champion’s eye reminds you of the look in Bruce the shark’s eye - just before he ate all those people on the beach in “Jaws.”

Largest Fun Ride on West Coast Expected to Draw 8,000
More than 8,000 riders are expected to take part in the 21st Annual Fall Rosarito-Ensenada 50-Mile Fun Bicycle Ride. Registration is now open for the ride, which has been a West Coast tradition for 23 years. Cyclists will gather in front of the historic Rosarito Beach Hotel 10 a.m. to start the beautiful ride that runs along the Baja California coast and inland through rural countryside from Rosarito Beach to the city of Ensenada.

San Diego’s Only Women’s Riding Drill Team Seeks Funds to Represent U.S. in Worldwide Competition
The San Diego’s only women’s horseback riding drill team, “Las Golondrinas” will represent the United States of America at the “Congreso Nacional Charro” in Lagos de Morelos in Jalisco, Mexico. “Las Golondrinas” is made up of ten local young women who ride traditional side saddle dressed in colorful dresses and traditional charro hats. Congreso Nacional Charro will involve horse riding teams from different counties.

La Asociación de Charros de los EE.UU. y José Cuervo Tradicional Anuncian Las Finales Nacionales del ‘Campeonato Charro José Cuervo Tradicional’ en El Paso, Texas el Fin de Semana del Día del Trabajo
EL PASO, Texas — La Asociación de Charros de los EE.UU. se complace en anunciar las finales nacionales del Campeonato de Charros José Cuervo Tradicional, las cuales se llevarán a cabo durante el fin de semana del Día del Trabajo en el nuevo Rancho Charro 100X, 14401 Diamond Springs Road, El Paso, Texas, del 29 de agosto al 1 de septiembre de 2003.

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