Why I’m voting Republican for the first time

Why I’m voting Republican for the first time
No, I’m not one of those Democrats switching sides to vote for Donald Trump. I’m going to vote Republican for the first time in my life in the Illinois primary Tuesday. I’m voting for Ohio Gov. John Kasich. I know he doesn’t have a chance of winning. But he is the least scary of all... Read more »

Chicago dumped Trump

Chicago dumped Trump
Chicagoans of all backgrounds protested at the Donald Trump rally Friday night. Who were the some of people who protested inside and outside the rally? They came from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. And they were there to voice their opposition to a candidate that they said has stirred hate, xenophobia and division in the... Read more »

Windy City to protest Donald Trump

Windy City to protest Donald Trump
What Donald Trump can expect to see in Chicago is the largest protest against his presidential candidacy to date. Around 50,000 people signed a MoveOn.org petition to protest Trump’s visit to the University of Illinois at Chicago. The protest will take place at a parking lot across from the UIC Pavilion. How many will physically... Read more »
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Pope Francis celebrates mass at the U.S.-Mexico border

Pope Francis celebrates mass at the U.S.-Mexico border
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In Chiapas, the pope brings his message to the indigenous

In Chiapas, the pope brings his message to the indigenous
In Mexico, Pope Francis spoke this weekend of the richness of the indigenous culture and the need for Mexico to honor its multiculturalism. The pope is on his way Monday to the southernmost Mexican state of Chiapas, where around one-third of the population is indigenous. And poverty in the state is more than 75 percent.... Read more »

The pope may not bring much change to Mexico

The pope may not bring much change to Mexico
Pope Francis is on his first trip to Mexico. On his way to meet with the president of Mexico, he first stopped Saturday morning to greet the elderly, kiss babies and bless the sick on the streets of Mexico City. But in a country that is majority Catholic there isn’t a lot of faith that... Read more »
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In Mexico City, El Chapo and Sean Penn are a Hollywood farce

In Mexico City, El Chapo and Sean Penn are a Hollywood farce
MEXICO CITY – The faces of actors Sean Penn and Kate del Castillo have been plastered all over the newspapers this week in Mexico City. Castillo, a well known Mexican actress who played a drug queen in a telenovela, helped Penn arrange an interview with Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman that was published in Rolling Stone... Read more »

Day of the Dead brings families together in Pilsen

Day of the Dead brings families together in Pilsen
It almost felt like being in a cemetery in Mexico. More than 75 families built ofrendas, or shrines, in memory of their loved ones outside the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood Sunday. El Día de los Muertos,  or the Day of the Dead, celebrated on November 1 and 2, is a... Read more »

Hurricane Patricia hit small Mexican villages

Hurricane Patricia hit small Mexican villages
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Patricia: The worst hurricane ever could devastate my second home

Patricia: The worst hurricane ever could devastate my second home
From my living room in Chicago, I have been glued to The Weather Channel all morning watching the track of Patricia, at 200 mph the strongest hurricane ever recorded. Later tonight it is expected to make landfall somewhere between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo. This stretch of western Mexico is dotted with small beach towns that... Read more »