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Puerto Rican prisoner should be freed

By Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero, May 29, 2013

It was out of proportion to keep incarcerating him 14 years ago. Today, it is simply a disgrace.

LeBron's Return to Cleveland Reminds us of Our Cities' Plight

By David A. Love

The decision by NBA player LeBron James to leave the Miami Heat and return home to the Cleveland Cavaliers speaks well about him and holds lessons for us all.

Cleveland is not the type of place that people usually return to once they’ve hit the big time.

In 2010, Cleveland made the top of the Forbes list of most miserable cities, with high unemployment and a loss in manufacturing jobs, a massive foreclosure problem, abandoned homes, poorly performing schools, crime and pollution.

Albuqueruque Case Highlights Police Brutality

By Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

We need to get a handle on the excessive use of force by the police.

The issue has come back into the limelight in a big way in Albuquerque, N.M., after the killing in March of James Boyd, who was homeless and mentally ill.

U.S. Should Show Compassion Toward Children

by Randy Jurado Ertll

The Obama administration should stop deporting children. Unfortunately, it seems dead set on doing that.

On June 20, Vice President Joe Biden met in Guatemala with senior officials from that country, as well as from El Salvador and Honduras. More than 20,000 children from these nations were apprehended on the border last year, twice as many as the year before. This year, the United States is projecting that 90,000 children from these countries will try to cross the border.

Supreme Court Buffer Zone Decision Troubling

By Anastasia Scangas

Every Saturday morning, I escort patients into a reproductive health clinic. So I’m troubled by the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the buffer zone in Massachusetts that protected such women.

The Supreme Court ruled that the 35-feet buffer zone interfered with the free speech rights of a grandmother and others who said they just wanted to quietly counsel the women going into the clinic.

60 Years After CIA Coup, No Change in U.S. Policy

by Teo Ballve

Sixty years ago this month, the democratically elected president of Guatemala was ousted in a coup engineered by the CIA. To this day, Washington has failed to learn the lessons of its Cold War interventions in Latin America.

Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz had drawn Washington’s ire by implementing the central pledge he made in his electoral campaign: distributing idle farmlands to the rural poor.