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ESPN’s Hugo Balta Views Sports as Universal Language

ESPN’s Hugo Balta Views Sports as Universal Language

By Lisa S. Lenkiewicz Regardless of income, ethnicity or skin color, sports fans speak a universal language. So says Hugo Balta, senior director of multicultural content at ESPN. The wide world of sports is a unifying force, and Balta sees it as his mission to involve a growing, multicultural audience for the global sports


Farmworker Uprising Shakes Baja California

Frontera NorteSur BAJA, CA — Farmworker leaders, farm employers and Mexican government officials have initiated talks aimed at resolving a massive labor conflict connected to the U.S. food industry that’s rocking the border state of Baja California. Long-simmering labor grievances exploded into the open March 17 when thousands of farmworkers blockaded the Trans-Peninsula Highway between


TX House Bill hopes to put a stop to firearms trafficking from Texas to Mexican drug cartels

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian AUSTIN, Texas – It has been a long time coming but, finally, supporters of southbound checkpoints on the southwest border believe they are gaining real momentum. On Wednesday, the Texas House tentatively passed House Bill 11, the sweeping border security legislation for the 84th legislative session. A key provision