Mexico  sent 102 athletes to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, and they competed in 23 sports. By the time the  Games were completed, Mexican athletes had earned one gold medal, three silver medals and three bronze medals.   It  was Mexico’s second biggest Olympic medal count in history.  And the gold medal was in soccer! For the […]

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Allan on August 26th, 2012

The 2012 Olympic Games, held in London, have ended.   Over 200 teams competed, and one of them was the Puerto Rican team.   Puerto Rico, though it is a U.S. territory, has had its own Olympic team since 1948.  This year’s Puerto Rican team brought home two medals, which taking into consideration Puerto Rico’s population (less than […]

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                 In the recent Mexican elections, held on July 1st,  Mexicans went to the polls and elected a new president and an entirely new congress.  In addition, gubernatorial elections were held in six states while  legislative and municipal elections were held in twelve states.                In Mexico City, the Federal District, voters selected their […]

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Allan on August 19th, 2012

In a rather bizarre twist in the by-now-familiar quest to win Hispanic voters for Romney, a group of  Hispanic Republicans is attacking Obama for –  deporting too many illegal aliens?            As Stephen Dinan reports in the Washington Times in  “Conservative Ads in Spanish Tell a Different Story to Hispanics”  (Aug. 9th, 2012):              Polls […]

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Allan on August 13th, 2012

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) was a candidate for president of Mexico for the PRD (Partido de la Revolución Democrática) and two smaller parties.  AMLO was the election’s runner-up, but he didn’t accept his defeat and is now disputing the election results. Wait a minute.  Are we talking about the 2006 election, or the 2012 […]

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The food stamp program,  run by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) is now referred to officially as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).  The food products are now purchased with an electronic debit card known as an EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer).   However, the old name stuck and the benefits received are still commonly called “food […]

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