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Author: Maria Ponce

Un accidente llamado Trump

WASHINGTON, DC  –  Allí estaba Donald Trump, en la frontera mexicoestadounidense en el sector de Laredo, Texas, invitado por un sindicato de la Patrulla Fronteriza, rodeado de funcionarios de la ciudad, con el tránsito vehicular detenido en la bulliciosa franja, y decenas de periodistas de todas partes siguiendo cada uno de sus pasos y comentarios. … Continue reading »

Pitbull’s Wise Advice

  Please note the following column was translated from Spanish to English and is available for reprint as long as the author is given proper credit. This column is available in Spanish here.  Declaring at a Univision awards ceremony that “Donald Trump cannot be president,” Cuban singer Armando Christian Pérez, “Pitbull,” couldn’t have given better advice to … Continue reading »

Trumpgate: Evil Has No Nationality

Please note the following column was translated from Spanish to English and is available for reprint as long as the author is given proper credit. This column is available online in Spanish here. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush finally responded this past weekend to the unfortunate comments of another presidential hopeful, Donald Trump, who called … Continue reading »

Trumpgate: el mal no tiene nacionalidad

El aspirante a la nominación presidencial republicana, Jeb Bush, finalmente reaccionó este pasado fin de semana a los desafortunados comentarios de otro aspirante, Donald Trump, catalogando a los indocumentados mexicanos de violadores y criminales. Bush afirmó que lo dicho por Trump no representa al Partido Republicano ni sus valores. Bush, ex gobernador de Florida, estado … Continue reading »

The Republican Party: A Political Relic?

Please note the following column was translated from Spanish to English and is available for reprint as long as the author is given proper credit. This column is available online in Spanish here. Whatever your view of same-sex marriage, a right finally recognized by the country’s highest court last Friday, the ruling highlighted the discomfort of … Continue reading »

El Partido Republicano, ¿reliquia política?

Cualquiera sea su punto de vista sobre el matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo, un derecho finalmente avalado por el máximo tribunal del país el pasado viernes, el fallo evidenció la incomodidad de un Partido Republicano que no ha evolucionado a la par de los cambios sociales y demográficos que se han estado suscitando en … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform: The Log In The Republican Eye

Please note the following column was translated from Spanish to English and is available for reprint as long as the author is given proper credit. This column is available online in Spanish here. I wonder if Republicans, especially Hispanic Republicans, who say they support immigration reform believe they can avoid the enormous responsibility of their party … Continue reading »

Reforma migratoria: la viga en el ojo republicano

Washington, D.C. — Me pregunto si los sectores republicanos, sobre todo hispanos, que dicen apoyar la reforma migratoria creen que pueden evadir la enorme responsabilidad de su partido en entorpecer dicha reforma por la vía legislativa. No colaboran de forma bipartidista; si avanza una legislación, como ocurrió en 2013, la bloquean. Ante la inacción legislativa … Continue reading »

Clinton-Bush: The Dynasties and the Latino Vote

Please note the following column was translated from Spanish to English and is available for reprint as long as the author is given proper credit. This column is available online in Spanish here. Hillary Clinton officially launched her campaign for her almost-certain Democratic presidential nomination Saturday in New York, and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush … Continue reading »

Clinton-Bush: las dinastías y el voto latino

Hillary Clinton reoficializó la campaña por su segura nominación presidencial demócrata el sábado en Nueva York, y el ex gobernador de la Florida, Jeb Bush, anunciaría este lunes lo propio en el ámbito republicano en el Miami Dade College. Los representantes de dos dinastías políticas intentan reempacarse para que nuevos compradores-votantes crean las promesas que … Continue reading »