Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy

Articles from Vol. 22, Annual

Apolinar Salazar Arteaga: Learning to Walk Again in Industrial Chicago
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Apolinar Salazar Arteaga was born on 10 March 1929 and passed away on 15 October 2009. My grandpa was a true survivor and never adapted to the extravagant/excessive lifestyle Americans developed after the Great Depression....
Cervical Cancer and Latinas: A Preventable Disease
INTRODUCTION While no race or ethnicity is an exception to ill health, the interplay of Western medicine and Latino culture destabilizes the health dynamics of populations and therefore contributes to the widened health disparities that persist...
Community (Dis)empowerment: The Cano Martin Pena Project
The Cano Martin Pena was once a navigable waterway through the center of San Juan, Puerto Rico, connecting two lagoons. Impoverished squatters who migrated to San Juan from rural areas during the first half of the twentieth century settled along the...
Editor's Remarks
What a long winter it has been, particularly for our nation's capitol. Early 2010 produced massive winter storms, burying Washington, D.C., in snow and causing an avalanche of administrative and financial challenges. For this editor, the image of our...
From Havana to Harvard: An Interview with Manny Diaz
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Manny Diaz was first elected city of Miami mayor in 2001, having never before held elective office. He was reelected to a second term in 2005, serving until 2009. He was chosen to lead the United States Conference of Mayors...
In Memoriam: Celebrating the Legacy of Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy
As the "Lion of the Senate," Edward M. Kennedy dedicated his life to fighting for those in need. Indeed, his work on civil rights, education, immigration reform, labor, and health care has touched the lives of countless Latinos across America. Amongst...
Iris Pereles Suarez: Family Bonds Prevail in Bayamon, Puerto Rico
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] I had a big family and was the youngest of eight siblings--three boys and five girls. I was born in 1925, but it was not until the following year that I was registered with the county. My father had become very ill that same...
Jose Porfirio Abeyta and Carmen Sabina Sandoval: Desperate Situation, Desperate Measures in Carrizo Canyon, New Mexico
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The decade of the 1930s was particularly hard on my parents and their children. Adding to their devastating loss to "La Nevada" [the blizzard of winter, 1931-1932], the effect of typhoid fever on their health, the Great Depression...
Latino Questions on Race, Ethnicity, and Language at the Advent of the 2010 Census
INTRODUCTION Originally mandated by the U.S. Constitution to be the means by which population-based U.S. House of Representative seats could be determined, the census today holds a broader mission. Beyond simply counting individuals, the census...
Latinos in the Great Depression
Savvy students and practitioners of public policy frequently look to history to inform decision making. Data from the past can shine light on demographic trends, demystify foreign affairs, and identify best (and worst) government practices. Historical...
Medical Marijuana Won't Ease the Pain: Mexico's Seven Deadly Questions
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The U.S. strategic nightmare in the Western Hemisphere would be the rise of a regime with the desperation of Haiti, the hostility of Cuba, the cash of Venezuela, the capabilities of Brazil, and the proximity of Mexico--and...
Theresa Perez: Memories of Growing Up in Manassa, Colorado, during the Depression
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The ninth of twenty-two children born to Adelaida Chacon and Augustin DeHerrera, Theresa Perez, my mother, recalls her early years growing up in the small agricultural town of Manassa, Colorado, during the Depression years....
The U.S.-Mexican Working Relationship: A View from the Mexican Border: An Interview with Gustavo Enrique Madero Munoz
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Gustavo Enrique Madero Munoz currently serves as president of the Mexican Senate and as a senator for the state of Chihuahua. A member of Mexican President Felipe Calderon's National Action Party (PAN), he was elected to the...
Unrepresented: A Blueprint for Solving the Diversity Crisis on Capitol Hill
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] INTRODUCTION Congressional staffers advise our elected officials on issues affecting all Americans. From negotiating with constituencies to drafting legislative language, staff members play a vital role in the operations,...
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