Entries Tagged as 'Mexico'

LatinoPoliticsBlog speaks with Tony Yapias, Director of Proyecto Latino de Utah, about the infamous “brown list”

July 18th, 2010 · 15 Comments

This past week the Latino community in Utah has been reeling from the infamous “brown list” that included the names, birth dates, addresses, phone numbers and some social security numbers of approximately 1,300 people who are suspected of being undocumented. This list even included the names of children and plus the due dates of some […]

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Tags: Immigration · Mexico · Mitt Romney · Mormon Church · racism

No Country for Brown Women

June 11th, 2010 · 19 Comments

By Pablo Manriquez On 11 February 2009, Celia Alejandra Alvarez-Herrera was arrested by a sheriff’s deputy in a workplace raid during which her jaw was dislocated against a wall.  Regrettably, my notes are obscured by a teardrop that escaped me as she described being beaten with a clipboard for crying out for medical treatment while […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · Detention · Immigration · Mexico · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Raul Grijalva

Just Get In Line & Wait ‘Two Lifetimes’!

May 8th, 2010 · 8 Comments

One of the phrases that is tossed around by members of both political parties is this idea that undocumented immigrants have to pay a fine, learn English and then get back in line to wait to become legalized. It almost becomes a tired, old, grade-school sounding cliche, ‘get back in line’ as if these people […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democratic Party · GOP · Government Accountability · Immigration · Mexico · Republican Party

Mixed Signals on Honduras & Clinton’s position

November 12th, 2009 · 35 Comments

Seneca’s latest blog post where he describes the current situation in Honduras has garnered much attention. Some commenters feel that the situation in Honduras reflects Secretary of State Clinton’s leadership issues and a lack of direction for Latin American foreign policy in the Obama administration. This morning I heard this clip on YouTube, where a […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Cuba · Foreign Policy · Hillary Clinton · Iraq War · Latin American Foreign Policy · Mexico · Seneca

Seneca on Obama Administration’s Latin Foreign Policy Woes

November 7th, 2009 · 21 Comments

The Obama Administration is plainly showing that its policy for South of the Border is equally as empty, indifferent and at times almost maladroit or inept as it has been for nearly a score of years. During last year’s campaign for the White House, Candidate Obama was judged to have a refreshing view of the […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Cuba · drug war · Fidel Castro · Foreign Policy · GWB · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · JFK · Kennedys · Latin American Foreign Policy · Mexico · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis · Seneca

Blaming swine flu on the undocumented — the Irony!

April 30th, 2009 · 27 Comments

On another blog that I write, I mentioned on Monday how the US has issued a travel warning to Mexico and that some in the nativist camp have already started blaming the swine flu on the undocumented immigrants. One blogger who picked up on the irony of this blame game before I did is Nezua […]

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Tags: Immigration · Media · Mexico

Seneca: Mexico and a Possible Mexican American Lobby?

April 14th, 2009 · 22 Comments

This week President Obama will be visiting Mexico on Thursday en route to the Summit of the Americas. Given the timeliness of the President’s visit, Seneca has composed some thoughts about the creation of a Mexican-American lobby, which could enhance foreign policy with Mexico by easing differences and creating a better understanding between these two […]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Cuba · Fidel Castro · GWB · Henry Cisneros · Immigration · Latin American Foreign Policy · Latino History · Mexico · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Seneca

Seneca: Pratfalls in Selecting the US Ambassador to Mexico

March 29th, 2009 · 35 Comments

This past week while in Mexico City Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was scheduled to announce the new US Ambassador to Mexico. Several names had been tossed around in the last few months: Federico Peña (former Clinton Cabinet member), Henry Cisneros (former Clinton HUD Secretary), Frank Herrera (popular San Antonio attorney), Maria Echeveste (former Clinton […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Cuba · drug war · Federico Peña · GWB · Henry Cisneros · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · Latin American Foreign Policy · Mexico · National Council of La Raza · Seneca