History articles

Braceros — soldiers in the fields

By Mariana Llamas-Cendon Amigos805.com VENTURA COUNTY — The Bracero Program had a profoundly personal impact on the life of Jose Alamillo. His father, grandfather and other family members left their homes in Mexico and joined more than five million other Mexican nationals to work the fields in the United States. Mexican participants of the Bracero

Bolivia: 132 years later feels like yesterday for a nation grieving a war lost and a seaport taken

By Angie Washington Latina Lista COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA — How heavy is a grudge? The burden of loss passed down through generations weighs heavy on loyal hearts. At Bolivia’s birth as a nation, the people enjoyed a coast line. Trouble arose some 54 years later when that shore was lost during the War of the Pacific

Understanding who are today’s veterans

LatinaLista — For some people, the first realization that today was Veteran’s Day may have been when they went to the post office and found it closed, or tried to cash a check and discovered it was dark at their bank or getting caught up in a traffic jam due to a local Veteran’s Day

Guest Voz: Fallen comrades must not be forgotten on Veteran’s Day

By Luis Cantu LatinaLista On this Veteran’s Day across the nation, while parades marched down the Main Streets of cities and small towns and parties were thrown honoring today’s enlisted military personnelI, there were other observances happening as well — much somber ones in cemeteries. Veterans eulogized their fallen comrades on this Veteran’s Day. One