Posts tagged "Amnesty International"

Mexican priest advocates for immigrant rights

Rev. Alejandro Solalinde, a Mexican priest, is speaking in Chicago this weekend in support of immigrant rights. Solalinde, is based in Oaxaca, Mexico, where he runs a shelter for Central American migrants. He has been a vocal critic of Mexican gangs and police who abuse and extort migrants traveling through Mexico trying to reach the... Read more »

These Colombians Rock

Aterciopelados.  Try pronouncing that one.  AH-TEAR-SI-OH-PELL-AH-DOS.   It’s the name of a Colombian rock band that will be in Chicago Saturday night. They are one of the headliners at the ¡Viva! Chicago Latin Music Festival  in Grant Park this weekend.   This rock duo of Andrea Echeverri  and Hector Buitrago has recorded eight albums since... Read more »

Journalists who publish "false news" could face jail in Venezuela

It’s important as American bloggers and journalists we stand up for press freedom around the world. This is why the other day I wrote a blog post about a Sudanese female journalist who faces 40 lashes for wearing pants. Now the latest attack on journalists comes from Venezuela. The leftist government of Hugo Chavez recently... Read more »