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February 2006 Blog Posts (19)

Feet and Immigration

By Juan J Miret

Let’s talk about feet.

Feet are not the same in the United States. There are feet that only touching American soil are welcome. However, there are another ones, after crossing the border, immediately discarded. Let’s glimpse the ample immigration field about feet. Let’s see which ones are accepted and which one will be shattered.

In first place, the US government does not like wet feet. For example, if a Cuban, sailed 90 miles from Havana to the… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on February 27, 2006 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Puerto Ricans' blood pressure deaths higher

ATLANTA -- Puerto Ricans have a higher death rate linked to high blood pressure than blacks, whites or other Hispanic-Americans do, federal health researchers said Thursday in one of the first analyses of specific U.S. Hispanic populations. Health officials don't know why and said more study is needed to find the cause. One expert said it could be related to health care, diet or genetics.

Puerto Rican-Americans had 154 high blood pressure-related deaths per 100,000 people in 2002,… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on February 24, 2006 at 4:41pm — No Comments

David Hernandez

Is the 2005 EOY (Entrepreneur of the Year) Award winner by his role in makingLiberty Power a new player in the electricity sector.

Added by NSHP Editor on February 24, 2006 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Ruben Garcia

Has been named the new district director of the US Small Business Administration (SBA) district office in San Diego. Mr. Garcia has held management positions in companies like ARCO, Texaco, Clark Equipment and Yale among others and in 1999 he founded NAHREP (National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals) a non-profit association committed to increase Hispanic homeownership by empowering real estate professionals that serve Hispanic consumers.

The SBA district office of… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on February 24, 2006 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Daniel Flores

Has been named President and CEO of the Greater Washington Ibero-American Chamber of Commerce, having previously served as senior advisor to the US Chamber of Commerce. This year the organization will celebrate its 30th anniersary.

Added by NSHP Editor on February 24, 2006 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Anti-Latino, Anti-Hispanic, Anti-Immigrant Articles Series

Incredibly divisive and distructive web series that is anti-Latino. Easy to understand how many in our community feel under attack. Check it out- UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!


Added by NSHP Editor on February 22, 2006 at 12:50am — No Comments

Where is our Latino Health Vehicle ?

This piece by Alvaro Garza appeared in today's SF Chronicle. Right on Alvaro!


Latino health care is being left behind

Did you feel the quality of your health care improve last year? You may have missed it. The recent National Healthcare Quality Report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that, for 44 core measures, overall quality of care for Americans improved at a rate of 2.8 percent.… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on February 21, 2006 at 9:35pm — No Comments

HR 4437, only Bad Seeds!

HR 4437, only Bad Seeds!

By Juan J Miret

Even if it obvious, it has to be pointed out yet again: Not ONE of the 19 hijackers that killed almost 3,000 people on the tragic September 11, 2001 entered the USA through the border with Mexico.

The bill project HR 4437 pretends to provide a false illusion of security. The cost: Hardworking, undocumented immigrants.

It is implausible, about 232 congressmen who are supposed to be some of the best informed… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on February 21, 2006 at 2:39pm — No Comments

When is work and an honest day's wages a CRIME?

Feb. 15, 2006- Workers step from shadows On Independence Mall, illegal immigrants rallied against crackdown. By Gaiutra Bahadur Inquirer StaffWriter

Like most illegal immigrants, Juan Garcia does not usually court attention.

But yesterday afternoon, within yards of Philadelphia police and members of a border-control vigilante group, the undocumented factory worker from Mexico stood on Independence Mall among 1,000 protesters waving Latin American flags and signs that read, in… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on February 20, 2006 at 8:23pm — No Comments

Racist Project: HR 4437

By Juan J Miret

Feb 2006 - This is the right time to be together, otherwise We’ll stop being victims and We’ll become in criminals. The bill project HR 4437, named: The Border Protection, Antiterrorism and Illegal Immigration Control Act, designed by James Sensenbrenner, if approved by the Senate, will be the most sweepingly dramatic changes in immigration law since the now infamous Illegal Immigration Reform and Individual Responsibility Act (IIRIRA).

Nothing in the bill… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on February 20, 2006 at 3:06am — No Comments

Improved Communications- Interpreters Mandatory

Interpreters a must for HMOs - State official: Quality of care, 'human dignity' behind edict

Saying non-English-speaking patients do not have equal access to medical care, state health officials announced Thursday that all health plans must provide care in the patient's primary language — the first such regulation in the country.

The California Department of Managed Health Care announced the draft rules at a hearing in Oakland's Chinatown.

The rules, stemming from a… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on February 18, 2006 at 1:34am — No Comments

The Truth and the Lies!!

February/2006 - By Juan J Miret

Who are these people we call immigrants?

They could be our parents, our grandparents, our teachers, our friends, our doctors, our policemen, our waiter, our cook, our babysitter, our gardener, our lawyer, our favorite actor, actress, or sports hero, our tax prep specialist.

Immigrants permeate the fabric of America. They are an integral part of our society.

Immigrants make this country great. The Land of… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on February 17, 2006 at 4:04am — No Comments

High Rx Costs Hit New York Hispanic Community Hard

New York, NY--(HISPANIC PR WIRE)--February 15, 2006--As drug costs continue to rise, most Hispanic New Yorkers are finding it difficult to afford the drugs they need to stay healthy, according to an AARP survey released today at a press conference in Manhattan. At the event, members of the Hispanic community spoke of their struggles with high prescription drug costs and AARP urged people to join the fight to pass state laws making drugs more affordable and accessible for all New… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on February 15, 2006 at 10:57pm — No Comments

U.S. Department of Labor Awards $4.9 Million in Grants to Improve English Language Skills in the Workplace

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today announced five grants totaling more than $4.9 million to improve English language skills in the workplace. The grants will train approximately 4,400 individuals in California, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York and Texas.

"To succeed in the workplace, workers must know how to communicate in English," said Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao. "These $4.9 million in English skills training grants will help thousands of… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on February 15, 2006 at 10:27pm — No Comments

TeleFutura Joins Nielsen TV Index

NEW YORK, February 15 - TeleFutura has entered into a deal with Nielsen Media Research to be recorded by the Nielsen Television Index, which provides ratings for the major U.S. broadcast networks.

TeleFutura is now the third Spanish-language network to be recorded by the NTI, joining sister network Univision and NBC Universal’s Telemundo.

"This is another important step towards completing the broadcast picture," said Ray Rodriguez, the president and COO of Univision… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on February 15, 2006 at 10:25pm — No Comments

An Exodus That Hurts the U.S.

Economist Richard Florida begins his book The Flight of the Creative Class with the story of Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson, whose The Lord of the Rings trilogy earned more than $3.75 billion worldwide. Jackson bought an abandoned paint factory in Wellington, New Zealand, and transformed it into a high-tech filmmaking facility where dozens of transplanted Americans work with expatriates from Europe and Asia.

"In an industry synonymous with America’s international economic and… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on February 15, 2006 at 10:20pm — No Comments

Latino Children's Oral Health-Literally Decaying

Landmark Study Finds Children's Oral Health in Need of Repair - Of 25 States Surveyed, California Ranks Only Above Arkansas in Decay

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A study released today by the Dental Health Foundation found that by third grade, almost two-thirds of California children have dental disease, making it the most prevalent children's health problem in the state.

"When people think of the diseases affecting children most frequently, they often think… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on February 6, 2006 at 10:55pm — No Comments

EPA's Hispanic Web Site adds Hispanic environmental health page to site

Washington, D.C. - February 1, 2006: EPA announced today a new Hispanic environmental health page on its Spanish Web site. The new page discusses health and environmental issues associated with asthma, mold, and indoor carbon monoxide. The portal is part of the agency's continuing expansion of outreach to the Hispanic community.

During the course of this past year, EPA has reached out to Hispanics on issues including pesticides, lead poisoning prevention, hazardous waste sites and… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on February 2, 2006 at 10:20pm — No Comments

Is there a Latino Doctor in the House ?

More Access to Insurance and Culturally Competent Doctors Needed to Improve Los Angeles Latinos’ Health

Date: January 25, 2006 - Contact: Enrique Rivero ( erivero@mednet.ucla.edu )

Los Angeles County suffers from an acute shortage of culturally competent doctors to treat the area's Latino community, compounding the problems Latinos experience accessing medical care due to the fact that they have the highest percentage of adults lacking health insurance, according to a UCLA… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on February 2, 2006 at 8:00am — No Comments

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