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From Fiscal Cliff to Debt Ceiling - Watch Your Head
Jan 03, 2013
Photo: The White HouseSAN FRANCISCO--Ah, Washington. The good news is that our national leaders saved our butts (for the moment) from bottoming out off the “fiscal cliff.” The bad news is: Watch your head—it’ll soon come crunching up against another...
Mayan Calendar: Start of New Era or End of the World?
Dec 20, 2012
PANAMA -- The beginning of a new Mayan era is being celebrated Friday in the Central American countries that were home to the ancient pre-Hispanic civilization. For some 3,000 years, the Mayan civilization inhabited the area now occupied by Guatemala,...
Elections for End Times: Mirror Races in U.S. and Mexico
Jan 18, 2012
It's full-tilt political boogie in the United States and Mexico. Media in both nations are saturated with interviews, profiles and satires of the candidates. Cable blasts virtually nonstop news of the Republican primaries and the ones for president and Mexico...
In Az., Push to Revive Mexican Midwifery
Dec 28, 2011
PHOENIX, Arizona -- Marinah Valenzuela Farrell is one of only a few licensed midwives in Arizona. Though it isn’t a profitable venture, helping mothers bring their newborn children into this world is for Farrell a calling deeply rooted in...
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Apartheid Hits Arizona
New America Media, Commentary, Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez, May 06, 2010
Columnist Roberto Rodriguez argues apartheid in today's Arizona is in some ways more complete and brutal than it was in South Africa.
Indigenous Not Participating in Census
El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Annie Correal, Translated by Elena Shore, Apr 15, 2010
Only 17 percent of indigenous Mexicans living in New York -- like Mixtecos, Zapotecos and Mayans -- are willing to participate in the census, according to a new study. Many of them don't speak English or Spanish, and the census form has not been translated into their languages.
Census: Masking Identities or Counting the Indigenous Among Us?
New America Media, Commentary, Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez, Mar 04, 2010
It was when I first stood atop the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, Mexico in 1976 that I was finally able to grasp something my parents first communicated to me when I was five years old; that my roots on this continent are not simply Mexican, but both ancient and Indigenous.
Dead Latinos
La Prensa San Diego, Commentary, Jos Ramon Snchez, Jan 09, 2010
When does one dead Hollywood actor trump another? When does one fierce dead organizer against social injustices trump another? In fact, when does a dead chimp responsible for a hideous attack catapult himself above the life of a dead Mexican anthropologist with over 150 books and articles filled with archaeological and cultural studies about Mayan civilization?
Whats Next for Zelayas Supporters in Honduras?
New America Media, News Analysis, Marcelo Ballv, Dec 07, 2009
The real issue in Honduras is not who becomes president but whether the supporters of ousted leader Manuel Zelaya can come out from under his shadow into the political mainstream.
Meditating on the Maya Calendar for 2012
New America Media, Profile, Marcelo Ballv , Sep 02, 2009
Jos Argelles, author of the 1987 New Age classic, The Mayan Factor, focuses much of his energy these days on preparing for Dec. 21, 2012, the date around which the ancient Maya "Long Count" calendar resets, at the end of a 5,125-year cycle.
The End Is Near
New America Media, Blog, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Jul 01, 2009
Railroad Justice
New America Media, Commentary, Kathleen Campbell Walker, Esq., Jul 31, 2008
The Department of Homeland Security has transformed undocumented workers into identity theft criminals, using the threat of long jail sentences to coerce them into taking deportation orders.
Mayans Find Guiding Light into Western Medicine
Vista Magazine, News Feature, Andrea Alegra, Jul 13, 2008
Idalia Xuncax works with Mayan immigrants at Clinica Romero in Los Angeles. It's often the first place where her patients, many of whom have diabetes and obesity issues, ever visit a physician.
Interpreting the Largest ICE Raid in U.S. History: A Personal Account
New America Media, Commentary, Erik Camayd-Freixas, Ph.D., Jul 11, 2008
An interpreter in Postville, Iowa says nothing could have prepared him for the prospect of helping our government put hundreds of innocent people in jail.
A Moses Out of the Yucatan Slave Plantations
KoreAm, Feature, K.W. Lee, with Dr. Luke and Grace Kim , Apr 30, 2008
The great liberator Whang Sa-Yong was married to Korea while his wife and children suffered unforgiving hardships at home
Deporting the American Dream
New America Media, News Report, Video, Josue Rojas, Apr 02, 2008
As police and ICE work together to deport record numbers of immigrants, we profile a handful of American deportees in El Salvador who are affecting the culture of the nation with their Americanized ways.
Youth Voices: Respect Mother Earth
New America Media, Commentary, Manuel Santana & Lupita Torres, Mar 20, 2008
The environmental teachings of Native Americans could save us from an unsustainable way of life that is harmful to our health, write Manuel Santana, 23, and Lupita Torres, 22.
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Painted Tortillas Open Doors for Artist
Vida en el Valle, News Feature, Juan Esparza Loera, Jun 24, 2007
Artist Joe Bravo paints the Virgen de Guadalupe and other iconic Latino and pop culture figures on large flour tortillas.
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Ask Alberto Gonzales: What About Petrona Tomas?
New America Media, News Feature, Hilary Abramson, Apr 16, 2007
The case of a young woman wrongly accused of murdering her newborn child could have been avoided if laws allowing her an interpreter in her native indigenous Mayan dialect would have been honored.
Bush Leaves Latin America Cold
New America Media, News Digest, Daffodil Altan and Elena Shore, Mar 16, 2007
While the U.S. press covered what happened during President Bush's tour of Latin America, Latin American newspapers focused on what wasn't said. NAM writers Daffodil Altan and Elena Shore take the pulse of the Latin American press.

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