Volume XXIII Number 42 ~ October 22, 1999

FrontPage Stories

Latina Filmmaker Exposes Women Fleeing Slave Wages in Mexican Maquiladora Factories as the New Source of Illegal Immigration

Barbara Martinez-Jitner, Producer of Gregory Nava's documentary The American Tapestry, lived in Tijuana in one of the shanty towns that have sprung up around the Maquiladora factories sparked by NAFTA. She lived in a makeshift shack with Eva Canseco, a Mixtec Indian factory worker from Oaxaca and her family. She posed as a Maquiladora worker and even documented Eva's preparation for her attempt at crossing the border illegally to create a moving personal look at the crippling poverty and gender discrimination that forces thousands of women to enter the U.S. illegally.

This November, Showtime Networks will premiere the last documentary of In The 20th Century, a series films made by famous Hollywood directors like Norman Jewison, Barry Levinson, Robert Zemeckis and Garry Marshall. The last film is director Gregory Nava's The American Tapestry, a look at America's immigrant roots that covers the migrations of Europeans, Blacks, Asians and Latinos into the United States throughout this century. The documentary premieres in November and continues airing throughout December on Showtime.

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Cuba, Un País en Busca de su Futuro
(Parte Final de la semana anterior)
Por Daniel L. Muñoz

The Cuban Opposition Has Already Defeated Fidel Castro
By Jesus Hernandez Cuellar

Cuba Vista Por Un Americano
(2nda parte de 3)
Por: Jacob
G. Hornberger

An American's View of Castro's Cuba
(part 2 of 3)
By: Jacob G. Hornberger

Noticias de Mexico


National City incrementa operativos para reducir el consumo de alcohol por menores
By Jose Alvarez

NMSDC Growth Initiative Leads the Way to Equity Capital For
Minority Business Enterprises

San Diego-Tijuana Binational Economic Summit

Pardee's Joyce Mason Addresses San Diego Advertising Task Force

$4.2 Million in Electrical Education Grants Available to Non-Profit Groups

Community Notes:

Hispanic Association of Communications Employees of SBC to hold
Annual Halloween Dance Party Scholarship Fundraiser

Transnational Indigenous People's Conference at UCLA to Explore New Directions

Hispanic Radio Network/La Red Hispana
Por Yhmel Catacora
La Pobreza Fecunda

Encienda Una Vela
Padre Thomas J. McSweeney, Director of The Christophers
¿Que Hacer Con el Racismo?


Naval Bombardment of Puerto Rican Island of Vieques Raises Questions

Firmeza Compasiva en la Educación Universitaria
Por Charles B. Reed

Los Medicos Hispanos y Mejores Recursos Son Parte Del Curación
Para La Crisis Nacional

Por la Dra. Elena Rios

Tezozomoc Speaks

El Foro Público...
....The Public Forum


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

Movie Review
Body Shots Takes Aim at Modern Romance
by Jennifer Ackles

"Mariachi Quixote: La Sanchi Learns to Play the Guitarron"
Steps Onto the Mayan Hall Stage October 28

Calendar of Events:
By Berenice Cisneros

Aztecs Face MWC-Leading Utah

El Campeón Peso Ligero Junior de la FIB Roberto Garcia
Defenderá su Título Ante Diego Corrales Norris

The Scorecard

Real Oacaca, Se Mantiene Invicto
Por Francisco Reyna


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