Volume XXIV Number 33 August 18, 2000

FrontPage Stories

A Growing Rift Exposed During Shadow Convention Within Democratic Party During "Prosperity and Progress" Day

Los Angeles, Aug. 14 /U.S. Newswire/ — Former Speaker of the California Assembly and L.A. mayoral candidate Antonio Villaraigosa sharply criticized America's growing economic inequality and the impact of the war on drugs on minority communities.

Assemblyman Antonio Villaraigosa

"We've heard an awful lot about morality over the past few days, Villa-raigosa told an energetic crowd of activists and reporters. "But morality is not just about what goes on in the bedroom, it is about who we leave behind. When a young person goes without health care, when we incarcerate more people than anywhere else in the world, when our schools are like prisons, when we engage in a systematic process of deforestation and environmental abuse, it is immoral and it is wrong."

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A Converstation with President Clinton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 /U.S. Newswire/ — The following is an abridged transcript of an interview of President Clinton by Ron Brownstein of the LA Times:
Aboard Air Force One
En Route Los Angeles
August 11, 2000
4:43 P.M. EDT
Q: One of the things that was a little surprising at the Republican Convention was the extent to which they tried to characterize the meaning of your eight years. Bush said you had coasted through prosperity. Cheney said, these have been years of prosperity in the nation, but little purpose in the White House.

Dolores Huerta and First Lady Hillary Clinton Rock Democratic National

By Jerome DeHerrera
Los Angeles - Longtime farmworker champion Dolores Huerta and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton brought 450 Latino delegates to their feet at the caucus of Hispanic delegates to the first national convention of the Democratic Party in the new millennium.

Dolores Huerta y La Primera Dama Hillary Clinton Animaron La Convención
Nacional Demócrata
Por Jerome DeHerrera
La trabajadora del campo de Los Angeles, Dolores Huerta y la Primera Dama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, congregaron a 450 delegados Latinos y los pusieron a sus pies en la primera convención Demócrata del milenio.

Shadow Convention: Rep. Maxine Waters Calls For Resignation Of Drug Czar
General Barry McCaffrey
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 — Just eight blocks away from the Democratic National Convention, Rep. Maxine Waters called for the resignation of Drug Czar Barry McCaffrey. Rep. Waters (D Los Angeles) is the former head of the Congressional Black Caucus and one of the country's most powerful African American leaders.

Just South of Texas, Democracy Faces Its Hardest Test
By David Bacon
RIO BRAVO, TAMAULIPAS — Mexico's new national government of Vicente Fox hasn't taken office yet, but already it confronts its thorniest political problem. This challenge comes not from the country's former governing party, the PRI, which lost control of the presidency for the first time in 71 years. Instead, a group of maquiladora workers in Tamaulipas have spotlighted a growing crisis affecting over a million workers — the right to form independent unions, and thereby raise wages, in two thousand foreign-owned factories, the maquiladoras.

Noticias de México...
Refuerzan revisiones en la Garita
Balean a "migra" desde Mexicali
CALEXICO, Ca. — Un agente de la Patrulla Fronteriza recibió el Miércoles pasado un impacto de bala en la espalda y todo indica que el disparo se realizó desde territorio mexicano, por lo cual se reforzaron las medidas de seguridad en la garita.


Legisladores De Varios Estados, Estan A Favor De Los Casinos
MEXICO, D. F., 15 DE AGOSTO (NOTIAMERICA) - Con el propósito de que la LVIII Legislatura vote el proyecto de ley para la instalación y operación de casinos en México, en las primeras sesiones de septiembre próximo, legisladores de los congresos locales de Guerrero, Quintana Roo, Baja California, Aguascalientes y San Luis Potosí, exigieron ayer a la Comisión de Gobernación de la Cámara de Diputados que dictamine a la brevedad dicha propuesta.

VISION, Pensamiento Filantrópico
Por Paco Zavala
El Dr. Pedro Gabriel Chong King, en unión de otros colegas son los iniciadores y los fundadores del Hospital Infantil de las Californias, del cual escribimos en nuestra edición de la semana pasada.

U.S. and Chile Announce Cooperative Programs to Increase Trade Through

Santiago, Chile - The United States and Chile announced today a set of programs that increases cooperation between U.S. and Chilean public and private sectors to promote e-commerce in the region. These programs were developed in close consultation with the U.S. and Chilean business communities, and are an out-growth of the Joint Committee on Trade and Investment (JCTI) e-commerce working group discussions held on August 10 in Santiago.

Con Educación, Diabéticos Llevan Vidas Más Sanas
Por José A. Alvarez
En junio de 1998, seis clínicas en el norte del condado de San Diego lanzaron un programa piloto de dos años dirigido a mejorar el acceso a una atención de calidad para pacientes de diabetes con escasos recursos. La efectividad de este programa, que recientemente terminó, está siendo evaluada, pero su demanda ha sido tan grande que se ha replicado en diversas clínicas del condado de San Diego.

Education Helps Diabetics Lead Healthier, Happier Lives
By Jose A. Alvarez
In June of 1998, six clinics in northern San Diego County launched a two-year pilot program aimed at improving access to quality care for low-income patients with diabetes.

Es Necasario Renovar Las Tarjetas De Residente Otorgadas Hace Diez Años
Por Steve Sutter
En septiembre de 1999, el Servicio de Inmigración y Naturalización (INS) publicó un boletín de prensa recordando a los residentes permanentes legales cuya tarjeta de residente (Green Card) había sido expedida hacía aproximadamente diez años que la tarjeta se vencería pronto y había que renovarla.

El Reciente Sitio Vincula a la Comunidad Hispana con la Información Política
en Español
WASHINGTON — En una innovación que vinculará a la creciente audiencia de la Internet de habla española con la información política de última hora, Voter.com, el principal sitio web de política en la Internet, lanzó hoy http://espanol.voter.com, una versión del sitio de Voter.com traducida al español.

Community Notes:
On Tuesday, August 22, a group of four women scholars from the Universidad de La Habana, Cuba, will visit San Diego.

Assistant Directors Training Program Offers Unique Career Opportunity
Los Angeles, CA — The Assistant Directors Training Program is now accepting applications for its Class of 2001. Established in 1965, the program is a joint venture of the Directors Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Each year the program accepts approximately 10 to 25 individuals from among more than 800 applicants.

Recording Academy Grant Applications Now Available for 2001
Santa Monica — Applications for the Recording Academy's Grant program are now available. The program, in its 14th year, will award a total of $300,000 to further the development and completion of projects that will benefit the music community and society at large.

To Promote College Prep Courses For Students of Immigrant Families
Governor Gray Davis Dedicates Animo Leadership Charter High School
Los Angeles — Continuing his commitment to higher expectations and improving access to higher education for all students, Governor Davis Today dedicated a new charter high school created to prepare immigrant students for college and future leadership roles.

Encienda Una Vela
Padre Thomas J. McSweeney
Las Pruebas del Matrimonio

Hasta hace poco la única imagen que yo tenía de Abigail Adams, la esposa del segundo presidente de los Estados Unidos, John Adams, era de la obra musical de Broadway 1776, en la cual ella aparece como el único personaje femenino. Ella es la única que puede extraer una reacción cálida de la personalidad comúnmente agria de su esposo.


It's Gore/Lieberman VS Bush/Cheney
The horses are on the track and the race is about ready to begin. As usual the odd-makers are having a field day. Their racing forms however are a little murky and they are having a little bit of trouble setting the odds.

The Mugging of the Honorable Loretta Sanchez
By Raoul Lowery Contreras
Crack.crack! So sounded the Southern overseer's whip on the back of black slaves being punished for violating the white man's plantation rules. It is the same sound made by Al Gore at the Democratic National Convention plantation as he and his gofers whipped the stuffing out of Loretta Sanchez, star Democratic Congresswoman from Orange County.

The Evolution of American Political Conventions - From Political Reform to
Global Non-Event
By Walter Truett Anderson
American political conventions are becoming irrelevant to the purpose for which they were created, and turning into something else entirely — part coronation, part happy hunting-ground for all manner of causes and movements, and part a sort of global crystal ball which the rest of the world peers into for some clues as to what the superpower is likely to do next.

Credit Globalization - Ruling That Pinochet Must Stand Trial Marks New Era
In Human Rights
By Roger Burbach
The Chilean Supreme Court's decision, stripping Augusto Pinochet of immunity, reflects a sea of change in the treatment of former dictators around the world.

TEZOZOMOC Speaks....
WOW! Whoever thought the Democratic Convention would be sooooo boooorring as the Republican sideshow? In a few short sentences: too many female speakers (ADNESEUM), too many Kennedy women.

El Foro Público... ....The Public Forum
Latino Activist Supports G. W. Bush

I am an active voter writing in support of George W. Bush's campaign for President of the United States. He is a man uniquely qualified to serve in the White House.

Etc. Etc. Etc.
Reviews, Sporting news, and other tid bits

Chapter XI
By Jeannine Diego
Sal was lying flat on his back, with his arms crossed behind his head. Tomorrow he'd make some pasta. Or, maybe some calmari. It had been years since he'd cooked something that required anything more than adding water to some mixture from a box. He contemplated, imagined, considered and reconsidered.

Diversas Actividades en el CECUT Durante el Mes de Agosto
Por Paco Zavala
El Centro Cultural Tijuana, durante el presente mes de Agosto ha desarrollado y presentado diversas actividades inherentes a sus funciones como centro que impulsa la cultura y el arte en la localidad de Tijuana.

Por Lucero Luna Campos

Calendar of Events...
by Berenice Cisneros
"Sharing the Benefits of Global Trade"

San Diego Dialogue presents the third in its 2000 series of Forum Fronterizo policy luncheons. Maria Contreras-Sweet, Secretary of the California Dept. of Business, Transportation and Housing, will discuss "Sharing the Benefits of Global Trade: Visions for the San Diego / Baja California Region."

Gabriel Award for Latino USA Special Rebroadcast of "The Betrayal of Sister
Dianna Ortiz" is Set
Austin, TX — Latino USA Executive Director Kate Dearborn announced that Maria Emilia Martin, Executive Producer and Correspondent for the program, has been selected as a winner of the prestigious Unda-USA Gabriel Award for her story "Who Were The Torturers? The Betrayal of Sister Dianna Ortiz."

Dora Arreola, Joven Artista que Impulsa el Arte y la Cultura en Tijuana
"En frenético correr por el mundo busca la superación a su naturaleza"
Por Paco Zavala
Originaria de Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Dora Arreola arriba a los diez años de edad, acompañando a su familia a establecerse en medio de tantas colinas que rodean a la próspera gema del noroeste, Tijuana, B.C.

Firmado el Acuerdo de Designación de Pereira como Capital Americana de la Cultura del año 2001
Este martes, día 15 de agosto, se ha celebrado en la ciudad de Pereira el Acto de Firma del Acuerdo de Designación de esta ciudad colombiana como Capital Americana de la Cultura del año 2001.

Jarring collaboration from world-renowned performance artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña, acclaimed visual artist Enrique Chagoya, and master book artist Felicia Rice
Codex Espangliensis is a provocative and visually stunning document of border culture. Linking contemporary border politics and xenophobia with a much longer history of economic and ideological inequalities, the Codex Es-pangliensis introduces a critical view of the history of the Americas.

"Ocean Oasis," Giant-Screen Film on Baja California, to Open at Smithsonian's
Natural History Museum
Washington, DC — "Ocean Oasis," a giant-screen film about the Baja California peninsula and the Sea of Cortés — one of the world's richest and most beautiful ecosystems— opens Sept. 13, at the Johnson IMAX Theater in the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

Manteca Suites: Xicano Scribes and Music Vibes
The Taco Shop Poets are currently accepting poetry for inclusion in an upcoming anthology to be published jointly by the TSP's own Chorizo Tonguefire Press and Calaca Press

At 29, Navarro starts his professional boxing career
His goal? To become the first Mexican heavyweight champion!
After 20 years of boxing on an amateur level, Chula Vista's Arturo Navarro will make his professional debut on September 21 at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. Navarro will share the card with two other debuting professionals and will learn which opponent awaits him in Irvine within the next few weeks.

Bullfight World...
by Lyn Sherwood
Freak Accident in Tijuana Bullfight

Amatador literally gored himself, last Sunday, in Tijuana. Javier Gutierrez "El Cachorro" was attempting to break in half a pair of banderillas, when the barbed ends of the sticks buried themselves in his right leg, just above the knee.

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