With its gesture toward the Arbenz family, the Guatemalan government has taken an important step toward setting the historical record straight. A similar gesture from the U.S. government and Del Monte is long overdue.
The Meg Whitman saga reveals not only her hypocrisy but also our nation’s hypocrisy on the issue of immigration.
To be a real leader, the United States must stop making policies to fit the demands of a few corporate lobbyists — and start tailoring policies to the needs of the hundreds of millions of people in this hemisphere.
President Bush’s speech on Cuba had little to do with reality and a lot to do with believing in a fairy tale created by anti-Castro forces, just as he believed in a fairy tale created by anti-Saddam forces.
August 9, 2006
The Bush administration should act as a good neighbor toward Cuba instead of waging its political war against the island.
May 3, 2006
I was an undocumented immigrant. And the recent immigration rallies across the country have been a powerful reminder of what makes this country great and why I'm proud to be a part of it.
March 8, 2006
This Women's History Month brings much to celebrate for Latinas in the United States.
Not only do we have a strong legacy of Latinas involved in movements for positive change, we also have a new generation of Latinas who are speaking up today for racial equity and serving as role models for young people.
October 13, 2005
The political tug-of-war between the United States and Venezuela is no mere diplomatic feud. Instead, it is an outright campaign to discredit, vilify and undermine the democratically elected leader of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez.
December 15, 2004
With the holiday shopping season in high gear, we need to be aware that the great bargain gifts we seek may well be responsible for some of the misery in the developing world.
For many garment industry workers in places like Guatemala, for example, the season of gift-giving usually means 16-hour workdays, no bathroom breaks and an occasional slap in the face to increase production.
November 23, 2004
The protests in the streets of Santiago, Chile, against President Bush should have come as no surprise.
Many Latin Americans are angry at Washington for imposing free-market policies that have created social and economic hardships for a majority of the population in Latin America.
September 23, 2004
President Bush boasts of his toughness on terrorism.
July 28, 2004
President Bush is sinking to a new low in his efforts to win the anti-Castro Cuban-American vote in Florida.
June 2, 2004
In its haste to undermine the Cuban government, the Bush administration may be sowing the seeds of its own demise.
The administration's tougher-on-Cuba policy announced in May is already backfiring.