Volume XXIII Number 40 ~ October 8, 1999

FrontPage Stories

Puerto Rico: The Forgotten Commonwealth

(Editorial Note: In the previous edition Vol. XXII No. 39, dated Oct. 1, 1999, La Prensa San Diego began an informative dialogue on Puerto Rico its' history, from the Spanish conquest to the American assumption of Puerto Rico as a result of the war between Spain and the United States. The heart of the narrative was the problematic nature of the desire of Puerto Rico to move the agenda forward on its status after over a 100 years of being a territory then a commonwealth of the United States. The details of past efforts and their failures are enumerated as well as a limited number of interviews from Puerto Ricans on their preferences on the final nature of their homeland, Puerto Rico. We continue with our dialogue.)

By Daniel L. Muñoz
La Prensa San Diego

San Diego, Calif. Oct. 8, 1999... After the 1998 Plebiscite and subsequent results elements of the government, the intelligencia, the business community among others began to take an assertive role in the process of moving the concept of self-determination through public educational efforts and a professional effort in lobbying U.S. Congress and the American people. One of these efforts was the lobbying effort by
"The Puerto Rico Self-Determination Process: Towards Resolving The Political Status Dilemma," whose President Herbert W. Brown III, an Admiralty Lawyer presented some of their positions in a meeting with Editor/Publisher of La Prensa.

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La Clínica Esperanza
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Noticias de Mexico


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CPB Selecciona a Organización Encabezada por el Actor Edward James Olmos
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Hispanic Radio Network/La Red Hispana
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Spanish Puppet Show Reaches Out to the Latino Community

Sempra Energy's Sayles Appointed to Governor's Diversity Task Force

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Scholarships Awarded to Minority College Students for Studies in
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Community Notes:


The Birth of a Mestizo Nation

High Speed Internet Access: Bridging the Racial Divide

By Manny Aguilar

La UC Quiere Atraer a Más Estudiantes de los Colegios Comunitarios
Por Richard C. Athkinson

Tezozomoc Speaks

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

ABC7 Transmitirá "Este Siglo a Través de Mis Ojos"

Calendar of Events:
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Mexican Film Series Closes with the Premier of
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Comenzó En Los Angeles La Disputa De Ultimos Dos Cupos Para
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The Scorecard
Notas del Cuadrilatero

By Lyn Sherwood
Tijuana Season Closes on a Note of Absurdity

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