Archive for October 5th, 2010

October 5, 2010

Veterans Valenzuela Distressed: Part II

by Viktoria Valenzuela

We are entitled to have duel citizenship due to my mother having been born in U.S. We never fought for ourselves, we never questioned this thing before.” Manuel Valenzuela said. “We’ve gone through lawyers and lawyers because they say we have to file all these papers and they don’t take the time to go back to the beginning of the problem of having filed permanent resident papers.”¬† Valente and Manuel Valenzuela were brought the U.S. because their mother thought it was time to come home.

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October 5, 2010

Employee Networks

by Greg Martinez

Employee networks are a modern phenomenon in corporate America. These networks are growing rapidly in corporations across the country. Employee networks are sometimes referred to as affinity groups or diversity networks. They typically represent groups that have historically been underrepresented in corporations, such as Latinos, African-Americans, Asians, women, and gays. These networks typically have the formal support of their companies and often have a senior executive as a sponsor.  Employee networks add business value and benefit the employees who participate in them.

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October 5, 2010

Philly Puerto Rican Day Parade 2010

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by Nicolle Morales Kern

Philadelphia’s¬†48th Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade marched under the theme¬†Tainos for a display of cultural pride by youth groups, community organizations, schools, corporate sponsors and many others across the tri-state area. Floats, costumes and performances showcased Puerto Rican and Latino culture.

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October 5, 2010

Bolivian President Knees Soccer Opponent in the Jewels (Video)

It seems as though emotions got the best of President Evo Morales during an annual political soccer match in La Paz, Bolivia.

The video says it all.

October 5, 2010

Latinos Breaking Barriers: Raul Juli√°

by Libby Juli√° V√°zquez

When you grow up with the last name Juli√° you quickly learn two things: ¬†First ‚Äď Always be prepared to correct and explain it, because people will often ask its origins, not believing that it’s Puerto Rican (it’s not) , and if you’re female it will often be mistaken for your first name. Second ‚Äď There aren’t very many of you. ¬†While you will have a dozen friends of different nationalities with the last name Sanchez, you and your family will typically be the only Juli√°s you, or anyone for that matter, will know.

Having learned these lessons early in life, I found that the explanations and corrections became easier once the movie The Addams Family was released. ¬†My words gained a bit of credibility when I added, “Juli√°, you know, like Raul Juli√°, the actor.” While our relation is still not fully known, as I’m sure it is removed by at least two generations, I have a great respect and admiration for the man and his body of work. ¬†Secretly, I also wonder if he had to deal with the same last name issues.

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