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Sunday is a Very Special Day. Romero Becomes a Saint!

Sunday is a Very Special Day. Romero Becomes a Saint!

On Sunday, El Salvador’s beloved archbishop Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero will officially become a saint. Though right-wing death squads murdered him on March 24, 1980, his message lives on. For generations of people in El Salvador and others around the world, he was already San Romero, but the significance of this decision by the Vatican […]

La Clinica del Pueblo Selects Catalina Sol as Next Executive Director

La Clinica del Pueblo Selects Catalina Sol as Next Executive Director

The Board of Directors of La Clinica del Pueblo announces the unanimous selection of Catalina Sol as the next Executive Director of the organization, said Erin Scheick President of the Board. As La Clínica’s current Chief Program Officer, Catalina will step into her new role as Executive Director on December 1st, 2018. Following an extensive […]

Against DHS’s Proposed Public Charge

The charge would be published in the Federal Register this Wednesday, October 10th. The Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO) and allies condemn the Trump administration’s latest attack on legal immigrants with the Department of Homeland Security’s proposed changes to the public charge rule. The proposed change will be published officially this Wednesday, October 10th. […]

A Bright Moment

A Bright Moment

By Isaac Cohen* Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell at a press conference, after the last Open Market Committee meeting on September 26, described the state of the US economy as “a bright moment.” This was just ten days before the Labor Department revealed that the unemployment rate in September reached 3.7 percent, the lowest in […]

NAFTA Lives

By Isaac Cohen* Last Sunday, half an hour before midnight, trade negotiators from Canada, Mexico and the United States saved the trilateral agreement known as NAFTA, but with a new name. Now it will be called USMCA (United States, Mexico, Canada), a name which according to one observer “sounds a lot like a branch of […]

Seven Charged in Telemarketing Sweepstakes Scheme

The scheme victimized people in the United States, including the elderly. Seven U.S. citizens were charged in an indictment unsealed today for their roles in a Costa Rica-based telemarketing scheme that allegedly defrauded victims in the United States, including the elderly, Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. […]

No Increase

By Isaac Cohen* With Brent oil prices hovering around $80, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia, on Sunday in Algiers, decided recent production levels are sufficient to satisfy present demand. Three days before, President Donald Trump Tweeted “The OPEC monopoly must get prices down now!” However, together with other factors such as […]

MS-13 Gang Member Pleads Guilty to April 2017 Quadruple Murder

MS-13 Gang Member Pleads Guilty to April 2017 Quadruple Murder

After Committing Four Murders in a Central Islip Park, Defendant Fled to Virginia and Maryland Where He Continued His Association with the MS-13. Earlier this Friday, at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York, Freiry Martinez, a member of the Herndon City Locos Salvatruchas clique of La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as the MS-13, […]

27-Year Expansion

By Isaac Cohen* In the United States, the economy has entered the tenth year of sustained expansion and it is projected it may become the longest on record, if it lasts more than the 120 months of expansion achieved during the Bill Clinton presidency. However, on the other side of the world, “Down Under,” there […]

Senators Sanders, Warren, Larson Announce Expand Social Security Caucus

Senators Sanders, Warren, Larson Announce Expand Social Security Caucus

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 – Following President Donald Trump’s false claim that Democrats are trying to cut Social Security, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Reps. John Larson (D-Conn.), Terri A. Sewell (D-Ala.) and Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) on Thursday announced the bicameral Expand Social Security Caucus, along with 16 senators and more than […]

Lehman

By Isaac Cohen* The tenth anniversary of the declaration of bankruptcy by the Lehman Brothers investment bank is on September 18. There is agreement that this bankruptcy marks the start of the Great Recession, the most profound setback of the US economy, since the Great Depression of 1929. Among the most relevant comments on these […]

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