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The brutal reality

Uncategorized November 15, 2002 at 12:00 am

Last week, I went into a coffee shop in Queens to try the Cuban sandwich advertised as the “new menu sensation.” It wasn’t very good and I let the waitress, María, know. María is from Mexico and has lived in the Bronx for six years. She speaks very little English,Read More

Jews, Latinos set to launch a formal dialogue

Uncategorized November 15, 2002 at 12:00 am

Reaching across an economic gap and a sharp divergence in communal priorities, top Jewish and Latino groups plan to set up a formal structure for intergroup dialogue. The organization, called the Latino Jewish Leadership Council, is to be launched officially in February during a meeting of Jewish and Latino congressmenRead More

When a child emigrates

Uncategorized November 14, 2002 at 12:00 am

Gabriela, 15, has been in the United States for several months. She complains of apathy, fatigue, a general weakness, headaches, an ache in her heart, a lump in her throat, and a lack of interest in socializing with peers. She misses Poland, her friends and school she left behind. SometimesRead More

Let’s make Flushing clean: Korean-American Association of Flushing runs regular cleaning campaign

Uncategorized November 14, 2002 at 12:00 am

Korean-American Association of Flushing is leading a street cleaning campaign. On Nov. 13th, at 7 a.m. the Korean-American Association of Flushing started cleaning the area from Union Street at Northern Blvd. to Roosevelt Ave. They decided to clean the area on a regular basis, with help from Korean churches. ToRead More

Iraq war may cripple the Caribbean

Uncategorized November 13, 2002 at 12:00 am

A new war in the Middle East could cripple some Caribbean economies, particularly those dependent on migrant earning and those with a low tolerance for spikes in oil prices, says the Florida-based Caribbean-American Political Action Committee (CAPAC), a think tank group of migrant academics. Dr. Marcia Magnus, president CAPAC andRead More

The politics and economics of Haitian refugees

Uncategorized November 12, 2002 at 12:00 am

Last week, as more than 200 Haitian boat people ran aground in Miami, activists quickly framed the story as one of Haitian vs. Cuban treatment. It is a good story and one that needs to be told. It is unfair that Haitians are sent back and Cubans are allowed toRead More

A fight between the U.S. and Canada over proposed U.S. visa rules; charges of racial profiling are aired

Uncategorized November 12, 2002 at 12:00 am

Ordinarily, many of the disputes between the U.S. and Canada don’t catch and hold the attention of West Indians living in the various provinces of the Dominion of Canada. But Jamaicans, Trinidadians, Guyanese, Bajans, Grenadians, Antiguans and others are sitting up and wondering about the outcome of a serious battleRead More

Nice guy finished second

Uncategorized November 8, 2002 at 12:00 am

He’s visited Israel several times and was the first state comptroller to invest state pension funds there. And he has been as staunch a supporter of Jewish causes as he has been an ally to top Jewish elected officials and community organizations. But on Tuesday, Democrat H. Carl McCall’s effortRead More

A certificate of authenticity for Italian restaurants, new initiative presented in New York by Italian authorities

Uncategorized November 8, 2002 at 12:00 am

White truffles, the “Piedmontese diamonds,” have arrived in New York. In addition to bringing these rare fruits of the earth here from the town of Alba, Italy, the promoters have come with an initiative aimed at guaranteeing the authenticity of Italian restaurants. This initiative, as explained yesterday to the AmericanRead More

Too busy to vote: Filipino-American voters tend to become apolitical

Uncategorized November 8, 2002 at 12:00 am

Like most Filipino-Americans, Mabel Sanchez did not vote in Tuesday’s election. When asked “Why not?” the 46-year-old Brooklyn resident, said, “Will I benefit from it?” Mabel was not the only one with the same reaction to the recent elections. Many Filipinos have said that they are too busy earning aRead More

Filipino supporters blame Gonzalez defeat on lack of support from Fil-Am community

Uncategorized November 8, 2002 at 12:00 am

Several Filipinos blamed Charley Gonzalez’s lopsided loss to Hispanic Democrat Jose Peralta on the lack of support from the Filipino-American community. Gonzalez, who was a strong bet to be the first Filipino state Assemblyman for the 39th District in Queens, had unofficial returns of 2,020 votes (26 percent) against PeraltaRead More

Dominican Consul Calls for Amnesty and a special residency program for Dominicans in the United States

Uncategorized November 7, 2002 at 12:00 am

Francisco Antonio Peña Guaba, the Consul General of the Dominican Republic in New York City, is preparing for a fight. He has already strengthened his reserves by calling upon community and legal organizations that work with the estimated eight million undocumnted immigrants in the United Statesto support him in theRead More

Impact in the Hispanic community

Uncategorized November 7, 2002 at 12:00 am

The unofficial results of the New York elections indicate that the Hispanic community gave its support to Gov. George Pataki. Lorraine Cortés Vázquez, president of the Hispanic Federation, emphasized the importance of what the governor, “is doing to develop programs that are going to give support to the community.” TheRead More

What General Musharraf and his government will not reveal about FBI surveillance in Pakistan

Uncategorized November 7, 2002 at 12:00 am

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is placing state-of-the-art surveillance cameras in Pakistan, many of which will be put in Karachi, at the airport, hotels, malls and intersections of major streets. Pakistani officials routinely dismiss questions about surveillance cameras as they do al questions regarding FBI activity in Pakistan. Recently,Read More

The result of mid-term American elections on Korea

Uncategorized November 7, 2002 at 12:00 am

For Koreans, who are facing the sensitive international issue of North Korea’s nuclear weapon development, the American mid-term election was of the utmost importance—more so than any American mid-term election before it. Because it is expected that Bush’s government, which defined North Korea as part of an “axis of evil,”Read More