The Hispanic press in the United States

Por By Silvio González

Havana (PL) The history of Latin journalism in the United States shows a constant struggle in defense of culture and for preserving its own identity, as well as being a bulwark for fighting against racial discrimination and injustice.

According to ancient history, the first daily was the one placed by Roman Emperor Julius Caesar in the “Forum”, which he named “Daily Acts” in the first century A.D. Continue reading

Cape Verde to Elect New President

Mexico, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla arrived in Mexico on Sunday to hold talks with her peer Felipe Calderon on security, drug trafficking and commercial relations.

The meeting of the two leaders is scheduled for August 22 and 23, when they will sign agreements on extradition procedures and exchange of information in the fight against organized crime. Continue reading

Cape Verde to Elect New President

Praia, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Cape Verdeans are ready to elect a new president of this African country between candidates Manuel Inocencio Souza of the PAICV ruling government and opponent Jorge Carlos Fonseca of the Movement for Democracy (MFD). Continue reading

Libyan Government and Rebels Claim Control of Zones

Trípoli, Aug 21 (prensa Latina) The Libyan leader Muamar el Gadafi assured in a recorded speech to have eliminated rats, as he called his opponents backed by NATO; while his opponents assured they will soon control the city. Continue reading

Spain Urges European Nations to Recognize Palestinian State

Madrid, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Spain’s Foreign Affairs Minister Trinidad Jimenez was hopeful that the majority of European Union member nations move towards the recognition of a Palestinian state, reported El Pais daily on Sunday.

“There’s the feeling that now is the time to do something, to give the Palestinians the hope that a state could become a reality,” she said in an interview with El Pais newspaper published on Sunday. Continue reading

Venezuelan Socialists Support Gold Repatriation

Caracas, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) begins in this capital on Sunday a process of mobilizations to support the President Hugo Chavez�s decision to repatriate gold reserves held in foreign banks.

According to PSUV vice president Aristobulo Isturiz, the mobilizations planned nationwide for the coming days begin with an assembly which will have among participants the minister of Finance and Planning, Jorge Giordani, and the president of the Central Bank, Nelson Merentes. Continue reading

Chavez Reiterates Opposition”s Inability to Govern Venezuela

Caracas, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez insisted on Saturday that the opposition is “absolutely” unfit to govern this country again.

Through his column Notas de Retaguardia published in the local newspaper El Correo del Orinoco, Chavez stressed the need for the people and government to be deployed throughout the country to address the stance of the opponents to the developing social transformations. Continue reading