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Guest Voz: “El Grito” Belongs to Texas Also

Guest Voz: “El Grito” Belongs to Texas Also

By Dr. Lino García, Jr. Rio Grande Guardian Ever wonder why Tejanos and other residents celebrate “El Grito” of September 16, 1810 on Texas soil? Simply because “El Grito” falls within the historical context of what was then called “La Nueva España” – 1521-1821 – and thus the “El Grito” of 1810 also liberated Tejanos


Guest Voz: Texas — prime example of a state government failing its people and derailing its future, thanks to one man

By Eliot Shapleigh Rio Grande Guardian EL PASO, TEXAS – In 2000, when George Bush left Austin to run for President, Rick Perry was quietly sworn in to become Texas’ 45th Governor. Rick Perry has now been in office longer than any Governor in Texas history. His stamp is on every appointee, every agency and


Guest Voz: Beyond Stop and Frisk: Communities Organize for Deeper Reforms

By Kenyon Farrow RH Reality Check On August 22, the New York City Council voted to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of the Community Safety Act, which is composed of two bills seeking to create more levels of accountability within the New York Police Department (NYPD) and prevent discriminatory practices, such as stop-and-frisk activity, from


Guest Voz: Militarizing U.S.-Mexico border blocks more than just immigrants. It blocks the nation’s memory.

By José de la Isla Hispanic Link News Service WASHINGTON, D.C. — Violent nature, like a gathering storm, knows no borders. Hurricane Katrina was like that. It made landfall eight years ago, Aug. 23, 2005 over the Bahamas bringing flooding and deaths before crossing the Atlantic as a Category 1 hurricane over southern Florida, then