Animal Chuki debut their first official EP release, Capicua, with a snapshot of modern day digital Lima, Peru. This mixtape shows their original productions and remixes and takes you on a trip through the minds of Animal Chuki.
1. Animal Chuki - Polen 2. Animal Chuki - Capicúa 3. La Yegros - Viene de Mi (Animal Chuki remix) 4. Animal Chuki - Eva & el Mono 5. Animal Chuki - Cholito Jr. 6. Animal Chuki - El Rey 7. Animal Chuki - Tambo
I remember I was in an airport one time, and my abuela had called to wish me un buen viaje, and this white lady was standing behind me in line. I could see she was making faces at my speaking of Spanish before she says, “Sheesh, what happened to English in this country?” So, I turn around and say, “Oh, you mean the language I’ve clearly mastered and am now speaking to you in?” She turned red in the face like a tomato, and I called her a gringa aburrida.
I’ve been asked “do you speak English?” before a number of times.
I usually respond with “only when I feel like it.”
The response is always the same: “Oh” followed by a few seconds of the person deciding if they’re now too embarrassed to continue with whatever they were gonna etc.
Facing pressure to combat drug use and sexual assault at the Air Force Academy, the Air Force has created a secret system of cadet informants to hunt for misconduct among students.
Cadets who attend the publicly-funded academy near Colorado Springs must pledge never to lie. But the program pushes some to do just that: Informants are told to deceive classmates, professors and commanders while snapping photos, wearing recording devices and filing secret reports.
For one former academy student, becoming a covert government operative meant not only betraying the values he vowed to uphold, it meant being thrown out of the academy as punishment for doing the things the Air Force secretly told him to do.
Raul Martinez Sr., founder of the King Taco chain, one of the original Los Angeles Mexican fast food restaurants known for al pastor tacos and late night sopes , died Tuesday at the age of 71, the company announced.
To add insult to injury: the food just isn’t what it used to be. :(
Those burritos will always hold a special place in my taste buds though.
“Chili con carne, now plain ol’ chili, was a harbinger of things to come for Mexican food. It was a Mexican dish, made by Mexicans for Mexicans, but it was whites who made the dish a national sensation, who pushed it far beyond its ancestral lands, who adapted it to their tastes, who created companies for large-scale production, and who ultimately became its largest consumer to the point that the only thing Mexican about it was the mongrelized Spanish in its name. The Mexicans, meanwhile, shrugged their shoulders and continued cooking and eating their own foods, all the while ostracized by Anglos who nevertheless tore through whatever Mexicans put in front of them.”—
Mexico is one of the top exporters of crude oil to the US, ranking third (between Saudi Arabia and Venezuela) according to the most recent data available from the US Energy Information Administration. The country also has some of the world’s largest untapped shale oil and gas reserves, much of it due immediately south of the Texas border. Plans are already in the works to expand binational gas pipelines by 2014. The stakes for private energy companies in the U.S. hoping for approval of Mexico’s energy reform are high, but there’s been virtually no examination of the potential economic impacts of drastically altering the structure of the Mexican government’s number one source of revenue in the foreign press which has relied heavily on the analysis of parties with a financial stake in the issue.
Los seguidores radicales conocidos como Ultras Sur han sido exiliados del Santiago Bernabéu. El Real Madrid decidió expulsar a la peña más conflictiva de la grada la cual había vivido tres semanas de luchas internas por ocupar el espacio en el estadio.
“En el Madrid no mandan ni los periodistas, ni los jugadores, ni los ultras. En elMadrid mandan los socios” con esa frase, fue que el Bernabéu y la directiva merengue decidieron, según el programa Tiempo de Juego, cesar la entrada de los fanáticos con tendencias ultraderechistas y hasta neonazis.
The utopian experiment began following the demise of Franco, who had been “happy to let [Andalusia] rot” as punishment for the region’s anarchist tendencies. Radical ideology appealed to so many Andalusians because the class disparities in the region were so egregious – between landless laborers, whose “poverty was often fatal,” and the aristocracy, whose massive estates were often reserved for activities like firearms target practice rather than those that could help sustain human life.
Faced with grave food shortages and over 60 percent unemployment in the late 1970s, the citizens of Marinaleda decided to act. At the helm of the struggle was village mayor Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo, the proprietor of one of Hancox’s many satisfying metaphors: “a beard that could topple empires.”
Through the local fieldworkers’ union, the marinaleños defied elites with a seemingly unending sequence of strikes, land occupations, airport occupations, train station occupations, palace occupations, marches, and road blocks. A 1980 “hunger strike against hunger,” in which 700 villagers (including children) went without food for nine days, propelled Marinaleda into the international spotlight.
The state caved to villagers’ demand for an emergency payment to Andalusia’s unemployed and the marinaleños pressed on with the fight, gaining intermittent concessions throughout the 1980s and setting the stage for a stunning triumph in 1991: Marinaleda was awarded 1,200 hectares of farmland, formerly owned by Spanish royalty, by the Andalusian government.
The farm is now run by the village cooperative, which has typically paid workers more than double the Spanish minimum wage, and crops are chosen with the aim of maximizing labor opportunities rather than profit. The village also has an olive oil processing plant, a vegetable processing and canning factory, various stadiums and sports facilities, a park, an amphitheatre for film screenings, two schools, and 350 casitas – family homes built by the villagers themselves with government-provided materials and entailing a 15 euro-per-month “mortgage” payment.
This is the dumbest interpretation of the Pope’s comments that I have read today. It’s not anti-capitalism and it’s completely consistent with remarks previously made by Pope John Paull II and Pope Benedict XVI.
Catholic social doctrine has always supported that equitable distribution of goods is a priority. Naturally, profit is legitimate and, in just measure, necessary for economic development.
In his Encyclical Centesimus Annus, John Paul II wrote: “The modern business economy has positive aspects. Its basis is human freedom exercised in many other fields” (n. 32). Yet, he adds that capitalism must not be considered as the only valid model of economic organization (cf. ibid., n. 35).
Starvation and ecological emergencies stand to denounce, with increasing evidence, that the logic of profit, if it prevails, increases the disproportion between rich and poor and leads to a ruinous exploitation of the planet.
Instead, when the logic of sharing and solidarity prevails, it is possible to correct the course and direct it towards an equitable, sustainable development.
No one can compete with Monseñor Óscar Romero anyway.
On November 25, 2013, the Green Party of California after a week of online voting endorsed author and community leader Luis J. Rodriguez for governor of California. Luis has embarked on a grassroots campaign, breaking new ground by calling for the end of poverty. The campaign champions aligning resources to meet needs by providing livable and meaningful work or income, healthy and clean communities, free quality health care for all, the overhaul of the criminal justice system, and ensuring arts, culture and expression outlets in every neighborhood.
Luis J. Rodriguez has emerged as one of the leading Chicano writers in the country with fourteen published books in memoir, fiction, nonfiction, children’s literature, and poetry. Luis’ poetry has won a Poetry Center Book Award, a PEN Josephine Miles Literary Award, a Paterson Poetry Book Prize, among others.
Over 100 protesters took part in a peaceful rally Monday November 25, 2013 at the privately owned Adelanto Detention Facility in Adelanto, Calif. The protesters, with the Inland Empire Immigrant Coalition, were protesting to demand the release of three prisoners on ICE holds who they say shouldn’t be incarcerated because their infractions were minor and they’ve been in too long already. It comes in the wake of highly critical report recently released by the nonprofit Detention Watch Network, detailing alleged abuses and civil rights violations of prisoners at the Adelanto facility and nine similar institutions nationwide. San Bernardino County Sheriffs called the protest an unlawful assembly on private property and peacefully pushed the protesters off the property. Three protesters locked themselves to the facilities gates, it is unknown whether they were arrested or detained.
The protest was coordinated by the Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Coalition. I met some of their members months ago when I attended one of their meetings over the summer. They were already in the early planning stages of this protest. I recognize some of them in the photos.