Entries Tagged as 'Seneca'

Seneca: Machiavelli & Exile Latinos

August 16th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Machiavelli’s concept of the nature of the exile element in the conduct of US foreign policy toward Latin America has been apparent for decades. Exiles are different from immigrants in that exiles leave their country and enter another hoping that changes will take place in their homeland and enabling them to return. Unlike immigrants, who […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Cuba · Fidel Castro · Foreign Policy · GOP · Hillary Clinton · Latin American Foreign Policy · Republican Party · Seneca

Seneca on Border Security: Thwarting the New Menace

August 9th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Border Security has become like drug enforcement. In the last 40 plus years, the US is estimated to have spent over a trillion dollars nationally on anti-drug enforcement, feeding that beast until it has developed, like the Cold War, into an industry. This anti-drug frenzy has made the US the country with the largest prison […]

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Tags: Cuba · Department of Homeland Security · drug war · Immigration · Latino History · Mexico · racism · Seneca

Seneca: Pondering the Sinking Immigration Discourse

June 14th, 2010 · 7 Comments

The prospects for comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) are dwindling day by day. Even the proposed Dream Act to help the children of the undocumented (aka illegals) secure university-level education is slowly diminishing. Moreover, I am convinced that the heartless and even poisonous positions being taken by many fellow Americans will sink any hopes of achieving […]

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Tags: African-Americans · Barack Obama · Democratic Party · GWB · Immigration · Latino History · racism · Seneca


June 7th, 2010 · 24 Comments

Lately, in many Latino or Hispanic gatherings to celebrate a Latino milestone or a high-level appointment or laud our heritage, it is usually noted that we are now over 45 million strong in population in the US. This means it is now the most numerous minority group in the country. At times in the uplifting […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · diversity · Economics · Education · Government Accountability · Immigration · Media · racism · Seneca

Seneca: Latinos and The Federal Reserve

May 1st, 2010 · 7 Comments

The only other agency of the federal government where Latinos have not become commonly employed nor have an appointed presence on the governing boards besides the intelligence community is the Federal Reserve System and its myriad components. At the national level, the Fed’s Board of Governors has only seven members appointed by the president and […]

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Some Observations about the Upcoming Immigration Reform Debate

December 22nd, 2009 · 11 Comments

Now that Congressman Gutierrez has introduced the comprehensive immigration reform bill in the House, eyes will turn to the Senate as Senators Schumer and Graham craft their bill, which is rumored to be more enforcement oriented than the Gutierrez legislation. I think that if an immigration bill doesn’t move toward passage by Memorial Day that […]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Democratic Party · GOP · health care · Immigration · racism · Republican Party · Seneca

Use of Fear in Political Discourse: Do Latinos recognize it?

December 7th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Seneca has contributed the following about Latinos and the use of fear in the political climate: Fear in public discourse is as ancient as political competition. While man was in the caves, he became fearful of fire, the shadows it created, lightening, thunder, the wind or snow storms, the swollen sea, the flooding streams, earthquakes, […]

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Tags: Abortion rights · African-Americans · Civil Rights · diversity · GOP · Immigration · Latino History · LULAC · Media · racism · Republican Party · Same-sex marriage · Seneca

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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