Volume XXV Number 44 November 2, 2001

FrontPage Stories

UCSD Students Rally for Affirmative Action

By Yvette tenBerge

More than 100 students donned black T-shirts emblazoned with the words "Still separate and unequal," waved colorful signs with messages like "No university without diversity," and rattled aluminum cans full of coins at UCSD's Price Center Plaza on October 30 as part of a national campaign to pressure college administrators to increase their affirmative action efforts.

Petitions and roars of approval swept through the crowd as six students and one professor stood on stage to attest to what they see as the "unfairness" of current university admissions practices. Speakers also supplied information about the drop in acceptance rates for ethnic applicants since Proposition 209 went into effect in August 1997.

Proposition 209 prohibits state and local governments, district governing bodies, public universities, colleges and schools from discriminating against or giving preferential treatment to any individual or group in public employment, public education or public contracting on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin.

Stephen Klass, 21, is an Ethnic Studies major who describes his reason for supporting affirmative action on University of California campuses. "What we have here at UCSD is the worst kind of segregation there is. It's where people look around and see some type of integration, so they think that's the end of the deal. They think that things are fine," says Mr. Klass. "We're here to tell everyone that segregation still exists, and they shouldn't let it happen."

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President tightens U.S. access
WASHINGTON (UPI) — President Bush Monday ordered a sweeping review of U.S. immigration to keep suspected terrorists out of the country and to identify, prosecute and deport ones that might already be here.

Powerful Mexican Army Must Cooperate in Murder Probe
By Kent Paterson
President Vicente Fox vows his authorities will find the killers of human rights lawyer Digna Ochoa, shot in the head at point-blank range Oct. 26. Ochoa defended rebels and peasant environmentalists, clashing with a military accused of torture and killings. No suspects have been named, but a thorough investigation will have to probe the army, which has until now remained untouchable even to reformist politicians like Fox.

Canciller Declara Muerta Certificación de EEUU
Por Diego Cevallos
(IPS) El gobierno de México dijo este viernes que el "injusto" programa de certificación antidrogas de Estados Unidos llegó a su fin, luego de que el Senado de ese país aprobara un proyecto para supenderlo por un año.

EconomiaCuba: Vuelven Las Malas Noticias
Por Dalia Acosta
(IPS) La economía de Cuba podría sufrir un nuevo desplome, cuando aún no lograba recuperarse de la crisis estallada a comienzos de los años 90, que cambió radicalmente la vida de los 11 millones de habitantes del país.


Oaxacan Community Brings Life To Oceanside On Día de los Muertos
By Yvette tenBerge

The air in the Oceanside Museum of Art, located at 704 Pier View Way, is filled with the potent scent of marigolds and chrysanthemums.  Three members of the Camacena family clip bundles of the golden and snow-colored flowers that soak in buckets before them and carefully tie them to the bamboo rods that are stretched into the shape of an arch. They converse quietly in Mixteca, one of the two Indian languages still spoken in Oaxaca, Mexico, and stand back intermittently to judge their work.

Miami: Una Dama Que Gime Por Los Grammys Latino
Por Efrain Logreira-Ripoll
Miami sigue ahogada por el llanto causado por la humillación que le ha ocasionado la crítica de la prensa mundial después de haber perdido, no sólo los Grammys Latino en dos ocasiones, lo cual le representaba millones y millones de dólares para su economía, o por su política interna extremista, sino también por la hecatombe debido a la intransigencia de carácter paternal de un puñado de exiliados cubanos residentes en esa ciudad al no querer regresar a Elián González, el pequeño balsero cubano a su tierra natal. Y ahora, por último, como por desgracia, se quedó sin "la Voz de la Fundación". Estas últimas pedradas entre ellos mismos, los ha hecho añicos y han puesto a toda la metrópolis —ésta hermosa ciudad que siempre había brillado por su "sol y sus estrellas"— en un via-crucis de penumbra sobre toda la comunidad hispana-ibero-indio-latino-americana de todo el globo.

The North American Development Bank Provides $22.5 Million in Grant Assistance for Projects in
Raymondville, Texas, and Tijuana, Baja California
SAN ANTONIO — The North American Development Bank (NADB), in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will provide $22.5 million in grant assistance for environmental infrastructure projects in Raymondville, Texas, and Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. This assistance is made available through the Bank's EPA-funded Border Environment Infrastructure Fund (BEIF).

San Diego Housing Commission, developers to invest over $170 million affordable housing
The San Diego Housing Commission is working with for- and nonprofit developers to create a record, 1,513 affordable housing units throughout the city of San Diego. The $170.4 million investment in the local economy will yield 13 apartment complexes that will become home to over 4,500 low-income residents.

Border Business Affected by 9-11 Terrorist Attacks May Now Apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan

Due to the unique and far-reaching economic impact of the September 11 tragic attacks, World Trade Center destruction, Pentagon damage, and resulting Federal actions, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has extended eligibility for SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program nationwide. This unprecedented step expands EIDL beyond the traditional jurisdiction of where the attacks occurred, and has made these loans available to impacted small businesses in San Diego and throughout the entire United States.

Fuentes de Información y Recursos Para Pequeños Negocios
Las empresas de San Diego están cordialmente invitadas a visitar el Centro de Desarrollo para la Pequeña Empresa (SBDC) más cercano a usted.

NAHREP Hosts Hispanic Marketing Conference In San Diego
The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) will host a real estate conference dedicated exclusively to Hispanic marketing from November 18 through November 20 in San Diego, California.

Por Fabián Doman
Las Nuevas Leyes y la Inmigración
La semana pasada el Presidente George W. Bush puso en marcha una nueva ley antiterrorista, cuya aplicación podría provocar profundos cambios en la vida de los norteamericanos y de los inmigrantes que viven en este país.

Refuerza Seguridad el Aeropuerto de la Ciudad de México
Ciudad de México — Ante los recientes ataques terroristas en los estados Unidos, el Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez de la Ciudad de México, ha incrementado significativamente sus sistemas de seguridad, introduciendo nuevas medidas, tales como el aumento en el número de revisiones a los pasajeros en el Aeropuerto, así como múltiples inspecciones mediante rayos X de todo el equipaje de mano de los pasajeros, siendo esta revisión extensiva a empleados del aeropuerto, incluyendo pilotos. Aumentó también el número de policías en el área, y las revisiones a los aviones son realizadas con más detalle. Estas nuevas medidas sobrepasan las exigencias requeridas por la Administración Federal de Aviación de Estados Unidos (FAA).

Texas Man to Walk/Canoe Entire US-Mexico Border
by Greg Bloom
On November 5, David Chizum, age 57, will set out alone to travel the entire length of the US-Mexico border. Beginning on the California coast in the Tijuana-San Diego area, Chizum will follow the exact borderline on foot until he reaches Ojinaga, Chihuahua. From there he will proceed in canoe down the Rio Grande until he reaches the Gulf of Mexico.

Commission for Arts and Culture Releases New Funding Applications for the FY 2003 Organizational
Support Program
The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture (Commission) announces the availability of the Fiscal Year 2003 Organizational Support Program (OSP) is to provide funding to non-profits arts and culture organizations that enhance the quality of life in the city's neighborhoods and pursue the vision of San Diego as a cultural destination.

Minority Graduate Fellowship Internship in Journalism
Minority students seeking careers as newspaper journalists are invited to apply for generous awards that combine graduate scholarships with internships.

IPA Announces Fellowships for Journalists of Color
The Independent Press Association announces the 2001-02 application cycle of the George Washington Williams Fellowship, created to encourage journalists of color to pursue important social issues in the public interest. The fellowship funds stories written by journalists of color about issues such as the environment, global trade policy, healthcare, race, and education. Fellows receive access to some research support, consultants, advanced professional training, and a large network of journalists working in the public interest sector. In addition, program staff work closely with fellows to publish their stories in major publications.

NALIP Conference in San Diego To Tackle "Storytelling in the Digital Age"
The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) will reach its third year as a major advocacy voice for nearly 400 Latino producers nationwide in December 2001. "NALIP is the first organization of its kind," says veteran Hollywood producer (Price of Glory, Introducing Dorothy Dan-dridge) and NALIP co-founder Moctesuma Esparza. "We're organizing hundreds of producers from across the nation to share knowledge, pool resources, and speak as one in addressing the commercial industry and public television."

New Mexican Museum Building In San Francisco
At at groundbreaking ceremony on October 25th, Executive Director, Lorraine García-Nakata stated, "The new building allows us to attain a long-held dream: to provide a meaningful voice for our community and a home for that voice which is as grand and meaningful as its message".

Community Notes:
CanStruction is Coming to San Diego
How many cans of food will it take to build an 800 cubic foot Hotel Del Coronado?

Unen sus Vidas Ary y Rocky Rodriquez
Fue un día precioso. El sol brillaba en todo su esplendor. La hora de la cita estaba cerca, la 1:30 p.m. del Sábado 13 de Octubre del 2001, cuando llegó la novia radiante envuelta en una nube de felicidad. La esperaba el gallardo novio con el nerviosismo natural del novio que espera ver realizado su sueño de mucho tiempo.


South Bay Businesses In Crisis Of Their Own Making!
You would think that South Bay busi-nessmen and their organizations would have learned by now that relying on cross border buyers as their principal source of revenue is a recipe for economic disaster. Is it so difficult to realize that if you place your business at the mercy of clients whose ability to come into this country is dependent upon the whims of the INS, the Border Patrol, Customs, the Justice Department, Congress and the President that there is a potential for disaster? Placing your business at the mercy of the prevailing economic, social and political situations of America and Mexico puts your business enterprise at considerable risk.

From the Ashes May There Be Winds of Change
by Ernie McCray
The last time I went through what we are going through I was only three years old. But, oh, I remember it all so well. The feel of it. The vocabulary of it. Indelible memories. Incredible memories.

El papel de México después del 11 de septiembre
Por Enrique Davis-Mazlum
México D.F. 31 de Octubre 2001 - Los ataques terroristas del 11 de septiembre de 2001 nos afectaron a todos, es difícil creer que estos ataques al World Trade Center en Nueva York, al Pentágono en D.C. y un avión que se estrelló en Pittsburg el cual no llego a su destino final, no tengan mayor impacto en México. Ese día salía a Phoenix, Arizona desde la ciudad de México, pero mi vuelo como el de miles de personas fue cancelado. Era difícil creer que lo que las imágenes en la televisión eran reales y no una película de Hollywood. Conforme pasaba el día empecé a pensar en todas las consecuencias que estos ataques ocasionarían, los impactos económicos, el aumento del racismo en nuestro país vecino, la xenofobia, la perdida de libertades por tener mayor seguridad, pero en especial como seria afectada la frontera.

Urban Renewal Displaces Poor Families
By Juleyka Lantigua
Skyrocketing rents are pushing black and Latino residents out of their communities. The polite word for this is "gentrification," and in New York it's becoming more than a nuisance.

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

Cue Lazarus a Book of Poetry
Reviewer: Dan Muñoz
Is it a coincidence, I wondered, that when the unknown God of ages past needed a voice he called a wise old man named Moses up to a mountain top from the desert floor? In a voice that thundered from the clouds, the Lord commanded Moses to go to Pharaoh and demand the release of his people. In a sense, Moses was the Lord's messenger. Later, when the Lord was ready to cast off ungrateful and unfaithful people, Moses once again became the voice of God and delivered the Ten Commandants which would save the people

Third Annual ¡Viva El Mariachi! Festival
To Fill Coors Amphitheatre with Culture, Community Spirit
The spirited sounds of the world's best mariachi bands will fill the evening air on Nov. 10 when the San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presents the Third Annual ¡Viva El Mariachi! Festival.

Reigning Champions of Rock En Espanol, Mexico's Jaguares Launch U.S. Tour In Support of `Cuando El
Sangre Galopa'
By Francisco H. Ciriza
At a point in their career when it would seem easy to rest on past accomplishments, Saul Hernandez, Alfonso Andre, and Cesar "Vampiro" Lopez of Mexico City's Jaguares continue to forge ahead. Instead of safely turning itself into an outfit content to stick to previously successful formulas, Jaguares, chooses to continue to grow and experiment with band line-ups, sounds, musical styles, and songwriting approaches.

Latin Recording Academy Announces 2nd Annual Latin Grammy Award Winners
- October 30, 2001 — Today, Latin GRAMMY Award-nominated artists joined Michael Greene, President/CEO of the Recording Academy and Latin Recording Academy, and co-hosts Paul Rodriguez and Jimmy Smits in a celebrity-studded press conference announcing the winners of the 2nd Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards.

Facing the Music - Gangster Rap Shoots Blanks After Sept. 11
By Teresa Moore
The other day I got an e-mail from a friend who signed off with a new moniker, "R-money." I teased him about how 1999 it sounded. He fired back a response, this time styling himself as "Gangsta Russ."

Recibirán Honorífica Presea el "Dueto Los Amigos"
Por: Paco Zavala.
El tiempo es de naturaleza inexorable y su paso se marca y no hay ser viviente o ser inerte que no sufra su trascendencia, su existencia o su presencia en la vida.

Se Presenta "Un Mexicano Agradecido" Tema Musical de Lencho
"Hace alusion a la gran tragedia acontecida el 11 de septiembre"
Por Paco Zavala
Dueño absoluto de una grande e impresionante producción de 1800 temas de carácter poético musical que Florencio "Lencho" Guzmán (61) ha realizado a la fecha, en un lapso de tiempo de once años, porque Lencho empezó ésta maravillosa afición en el año de 1990.

Alianza Estratégica de YupiMSN Propulsa a Zoom.TV a los Estados Unidos y América Latina
YupiMSN, anunció hoy una alianza estratégica con Zoom.TV, que responde directamente a la creciente demanda de servicios novedosos de banda ancha en español.

Calendar of Events...
by Berenice Cisneros
Children's Museum
Museo de los Niños San Diego / Children's Museum, celebrates the U.S. tradition of Halloween and the Mexican tradition of el Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead with a day-long Halloween Hoopla festival. The celebration takes place at the Museum on Saturday, November 3rd from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Programa del I Festival Cultural
Sor Juana Inéz de la Cruz

San Diego Landmark Toasts 30th Birthday With Free Fiesta Nov. 4
The public can celebrate a San Diego landmark's milestone when Old Town's Bazaar del Mundo throws a free, public fiesta to mark its 30th anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 4.

Sockers Smash Sidekicks in Crucial Game
by John Philip Wyllie
While the veteran trio of "Chile" Farias, Renato Pereira and Mariano Bollella played a part in most of the eight goals scored in Sunday's 8-2 rout of the second place Dallas Sidekicks, two young, up and coming players from the local Mexican community contributed key first quarter goals Sunday night that enabled the Sockers to bury the Sidekicks early.

Races Tight as NFL Heads Into November
The weather's getting cooler. But in the NFL, the climate is blazing hot.

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