Volume XXIV Number 28~ July 14, 2000

FrontPage Stories

Tijuana Celebra Con Grandes Festividades Un Año Más de Pujante Progreso

Por Paco Zavala

En este mes de Julio la joven municipalidad de Tijuana, Baja California celebra la fecha de la fundación de esta progresista y pujante ciudad.

Durante todo el mes en curso habrá festividades que se han organizado por este motivo y los organizadores de tanto jolgorio y alegría han sido el 16avo H. Ayuntamiento, el Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura IMAC, Tijuana 2000 "De corazón unidos al milenio" y el Instituto Municipal del Deporte de Tijuana IMDET.

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Horrific Dragging Death of Mexican Migrant
Four Other Migrants Attacked by Neo-Nazi Skinheads
San Diego, Ca. — Mexican migrant farmworkers found the battered body of another worker this past Sunday, July 2, 2000, in a ravine near the intersection of Black Mountain and Carmel Valley Roads in northern San Diego County and within the city limits of San Diego. San Diego police detective Dave Cohen confirmed that the undocumented workers was beaten about the head and dragged on his face along the roadway. The yet unidentified victim was approximately 25 years old and was wearing working boots and blue jeans.

$15,000 Reward Offered for Information on Migrant Bashers!
Latino leaders are posting a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for assaults and injuries to migrant workers at a Carmel Valley encampment July 5th. They will be joined at a 12 p.m. press conference by representatives of the Anti-Defamation League, who are matching the original $5,000 reward.

Noticias de México...
Habrá eclipse el domingo y será visible desde BC
Al amanecer del próximo domingo ocurrirá un eclipse total de Luna, del cual en Baja California sólo será visible la fase parcial de ingreso, ya que la Luna se oculta en el horizonte antes de iniciar la totad. El fenómeno empezará a las 03:46:38 horas de la madrugada del domingo, cuando la porción Suroeste del disco lunar disminuya su luminosidad al iniciar la fase penumbral. A las 04:57:16 hora el mismo sector de la Luna comenzará a desaparecer al iniciarse la fase de parcialidad.


Living as a neo-Hispano-Americano, work helps Lopez rediscover his heritage
By Michael Hurley
On October 21 Danny Lopez will have accomplished two things. First, he will see his work as a project manager at the National Hispanic Cultural Center come to fruition. On that day the Center will open to the public for the first time.

Productos Inadquiribles, el Gas Doméstico
Por Paco Zavala

Mientras que los salarios sufren incrementos anuales mínimos, que distan mucho de estar en concordancia con la escalada de precios que cada año se dá a los productos de consumo, consideramos que es sumamente notoria la disparidad diferencial entre salarios y precios, pues relacionando a unos con los otros es cada vez más difícil comprar lo necesario para poder subsistir o simple y sencillamente, como lo dice el pueblo "Hay que amarrarse la tripa y no comprar nada".

HHS Awards Nearly $3 Million for HIV/AIDS Care Along U.S.-Mexico Border
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- HHS Secretary Donna E. Shalala today announced Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act first-year funding of nearly $3 million to support five community-based health care organizations and one center for improving and evaluating early detection of HIV and use of health care services for people with HIV disease living in the 2,000 mile U.S.-Mexico border region. A total of $14.3 million will be awarded during the five-year program.

Conflictos En La Industria Tequilera De México
Aumentan Los Precios al Consumidor

MÉXICO, D. F. (NOTIAMERICA) - Ante la falta de producción de plantas de agave azul en los próximos años y el crecimiento espectacular de las exportaciones, los precios del tequila en el mercado interno han tenido alrededor del 30 por ciento en el último mes y que podría repercutir muy pronto en el extranjero.

Encienda Una Vela
Padre Thomas J. McSweeney
Lecciones de la Escuela de Mamá

No hables con la boca llena.
No importa lo que hagan en la casa de tus amigos. En esta casa eso no se hace.
Cuidado, te vas a sacar un ojo.

Community Notes
South County Courthouse Hosts Art Exhibit
Capitalizing on success of their family history photo exhibit, Chula Vista courthouse employees will showcase the travel photography of South County artist Denise M. Luna from July 14 through August 14 in the courthouse lobby.

U.S. Cruiser and Chilean Frigate Open For Tours
The general public will have the opportunity to tour two ships at Naval Station this weekend. The guided-missile cruiser USS PRINCETON (CG-59) will be open for general public visiting on Saturday and Sunday, July 15 and 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Naval Station's Pier 7.


White America Has Lost Its Way
America is finding it difficult to live up to the precepts of the founding fathers, which are included in the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble of the Constitution of the United States of America and its attendant Articles, as well as the Amendments to The Constitution commonly known as the "Bill of Rights."

Brave New Mundo — The Cactus Wall Has Fallen on Both Sides of the Border
By Richard Rodriguez
Last week, after Mexicans elected Vicente Fox their new president, a U.S. journalist gushed: "The Cactus Wall has fallen."

America's National Culture on the Border

by Jacob G. Hornberger
People who rail that America's "national culture" is threatened by immigrants never explain which national culture they are referring to.

La Cultura Nacional Estadounidense en la Frontera

por Jacob G. Hornberger
Aquellos que lamentan la amenaza que dizque constituye la inmigración a la "cultura del país," nunca explican cuál cultura es que la que tienen en mente.

Vigilantism at the US/Mexico Border May Spread Northward
"Society's had their chance. I'm going hunting. Hunting humans."
--James Oliver Huberty, San Ysidro, California 1984--
by Hector Carreon
When Richard Scott Baumhammers went on a killing spree of immigrants recently, he did not ask them for a "green card." Neither did James Oliver Huberty when he targeted Mexicans and massacred 22 at a McDonald's Restaurant at the border in San Ysidro, California in 1984.

Watch Out For The Fox In The Hen House

By Saul Landau
US pundits and government figures gush over Vicente Fox's victory last Sunday as if Mexicans had elected Abraham Lincoln's reincarnation as their new president. Fox represents the right of center PAN, National Action Party. He stands for NAFTA, corporate globalization and extending the invasion of foreign capital into Mexico. PAN contains religious Catholics and a Falangist wing as well - a clone of Francisco Franco's gang in Spain. The different sectors agree only that the egregious corruption that has characterized Mexico for seven decades under the PRI, the Institutional Revolutionary Party, must go.

The State of Race Relations Keeps Us Going
by Theodore M. Shaw
This year the NAACP Legal Defense Fund is celebrating its 60th anniversary. As the country's oldest civil-rights law firm, actually we would like to go out of business. Unfortunately, we can't.

No se deje Gente, the Corporate Utility Barons are ripping you off with their rate hikes!! One of the reasons vital utilities where regulated, initially, is for exactly what is occurring now CORPORATE GREED!! The people are at the mercy of the profit oriented Barons who CARE LITTLE ABOUT THE WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE!

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Reviews, Sporting news, and other tid bits

Chapter VII
By Jeannine Diego
A rustling sound came from behind the front door. Another flyer for some incredible deal on pizzas, just as long as you ordered some inedible amount, he thought; he ought to go outside and ask this guy to stop leaving these things under his door, explain that it was a waste because he was never going to eat that much, that he lived alone, etcetera, etcetera.

Por Lucero Luna Campos
El Mundo De La Farándula Se Encuentra Consternado Por El "Diabolico" Caso Del Clan Trevi-Andrade

Emilio Estefan Jr. Honored as Laras Person of the Year 2000
Santa Monica, CA — Entrepreneur, producer and music industry leader Emilio Estefan Jr. will be honored as the 2000 Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Person of the Year, it was announced today by Michael Greene, President/CEO of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, and Mauricio Abaroa, Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the Latin Academy. The honor marks the first to be bestowed by the Latin Academy and recognizes Estefan's professional and philanthropic accomplishments.

Calendar of Events...
by Berenice Cisneros
Bill Virchis OnStage
Claire Pratt, of Chula Vista's OnStage Playhouse, has long harbored the hope of being able to reach out to South Bay's Hispanic community with a play that would reflect the culture of concerns of that community. This goal was echoed by southwestern College's Bill Virchis who, as it happens, directed a play for OnStage during its first season 15 years ago.

Smithsonian Latino Virtual Gallery Opens With Online Photographic Exhibition
The Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives recently opened its Latino Virtual Gallery —latino.si.edu/virtual-gallery— featuring the online exhibition "Revealing Personal Identity: The Indigenous Vision of Manuel Carrillo." "Revealing Personal Identity" is an exhibition about photography presented from a literary and artistic perspective. It brings Carrillo's own identity quest to life through the interpretation of his photographs.

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