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American Tourism in Mexico

American Tourism in Mexico

Peggy Li, Opinion Editor

March 29, 2018

In contrast with our President, who built his campaign on building a wall, and making disparaging remarks about mexicans being ‘drug dealers, criminals, and rapists,’ thousands of American tourists, often times college students, will inevitably make their way south of the border, often to Cabo or...

Nepotism Stunts Latin American Political Development

Jose Guerrero Coronado, Columnist

May 5, 2016

In Latin America, politics does not attract talented citizens. Most of them prefer to pursue other social projects, or simply migrate to other countries like the USA.

Trump Manipulates Evangelicals

Sean Hannah, Columnist

April 21, 2016

Evangelical Christianity emphasizes love and a mission to spread the word of God, so it is blatantly ironic that Trump’s supporters are so ready to accept his proposed laws that limit Mexican and Muslim Immigration.

Donald Trump Makes Life Harder for Latinos

Jose Coronado, Columnist

September 24, 2015

In June, American businessman Donald J. Trump announced he was running for President of the United States. In his announcement speech, he made outrageous remarks about Mexicans: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best ... They’re sending people that have lots of problems,...

Immigration hopes rest with Democratic party resurgence

Jose Coronado

November 13, 2014

The results of the midterm elections are out and there is some bad news for the Democratic Party and President Obama. The Republicans now control both the Senate and the House of Representatives. For Latinos, Obama's year has not just been terrible, but hopeless. The first minority President, who was...

Confronting Mexican cartels demands global attention

Jose Coronado

October 16, 2014

It is not a myth: A huge part of Mexico is controlled by drug cartels that are even more powerful than the government.  In some counties of Mexico, cartels fund the political campaigns of congressmen and governors and effectively decide who wins the local elections. For years, the international press...

Mexico’s energy reform causes hope and despair

Jose Coronado

October 3, 2014

For 76 years the Mexican oil and energy industry was run by the state. During those 76 years, the state monopoly proved itself to be the worst section of the Mexican bureaucracy, overlooking huge oil spills, the deaths of workers, aid to drug cartels, corruption, millionaire union leaders and obsolete...

Sabbaticals Benefit Students, Faculty Alike

Sabbaticals Benefit Students, Faculty Alike

Helen Angell

March 13, 2014

While professors on sabbatical do not teach classes and usually do not advise students or serve on committees, a professor's sabbatical could never be described as "time off." The sabbatical program is an essential part of the Whitman College faculty's ongoing professional development and provides num...

Arnold’s Back in “The Last Stand”

Arnold’s Back in “The Last Stand”

Nathan Fisher

January 24, 2013

After the break, I wanted to start off the new year with a bang. Arnold Schwarzenegger's return to the big screen as the sheriff in "The Last Stand" seemed like a good bet. Unfortunately, the Governator's comeback flick after a 10-year hiatus did not deliver the pop I had anticipated. "The Last Stand" is pr...

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Elena Aragon

April 26, 2012

Want to have some celebrations and fun without leaving campus on Cinco de Mayo next Saturday? Try these fun ideas: - Wear a sombrero to class the day before. Nothing says appropriate respect on a holiday like a large, beer-drenched hat. - Do some traditional Aztec dances in front of the library. - Throw a fiesta o...

Luz Rivera captivates, inspires during lecture about social change in Mexico

Luz Rivera captivates, inspires during lecture about social change in Mexico

Dylan Tull

November 17, 2011

Not since the Vietnam era have social grassroots movements been featured as prominently in the world media as right now, as evidenced by the coverage of Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring. Activist Luz Rivera spoke to the same goal of common people leading social change on Friday, Nov. 11, using...

No More Deaths tackles injustice along U.S.-Mexico border

September 8, 2011

Article written by Madelyn Peterson. Javier1 carries his height with humility and smiles easily. He grew up near his grandparents' ranch in Sonora, Mexico, riding horses and fighting roosters. He made his living and formed his family in Arizona, where he's resided for 10 years. He calls his family...

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