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The Electronic Newsletter in Spanish and English
La Revista electrónica en inglés y español
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Javier Bustamante, Editor
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Fiesta Musical

Lea El Mensajero, la revista decana de la comunidad hispana de Maryland.
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Famous Hispanics

Adriano

Publio Elio Adriano (Hadrian)
(76-138), Spain. Roman Emperor

How to save your own life during a heart attack

What you do during a heart attack can mean the difference between life and death. If you're having a heart attack and there is no one there to perform CPR on you, do the following:

· Immediately take a deep breath and cough twice, as hard as you can.

· Wait a couple of seconds, take another deep breath, and again cough twice. This will contract your diaphragm and compress the heart, causing it to pump.

· Call 911

This is a simple form of self CPR.

· Keep repeating the process until your heart begins to beat normally (or until help arrives).

· Once your heart has stabilized, chew and swallow one aspirin

· Take two cayenne pepper capsules or a table spoon of Tabasco sauce.

Aspirin will thin your blood and prevent platelets from sticking. Tabasco or cayenne will dilate your blood vessels so that blood can flow freely.

This a simple technique that can dramatically increase your chances of survival.

Multicultural Recruitment & Voter Education Committee in Montgomery Co. See here

AN EVENING OF FLAMENCO. Dancers Edwin Aparicio and Anna Menendez performing their own production with Richard Marlow on guitar and singer Jesús Montoya as a special guest artist. Keep reading

Rutas: The informal shuttles are critical to immigrants not licensed to operate a car. Keep reading
El profesor Enrique Codas, Premio por investigaciones sobre la población latinoamericana en los Estados Unidos , Universidad de Maryland, Baltimore Siga leyendo
Tom Perez’s
Anniversary Party
. See here
Baltimore Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has its networking event. Keep reading

Maryland holds closed primaries, which means only registered members of a political party may vote in that party's primary. So Maryland independent voters, Greens, Libertarians and Republicans would have to change party affiliation in order to vote in the Maryland Democratic Primary in March, 2004.
The deadline to change party affiliation in advance of the Primary is December 8, 2003. Changing party affiliations in Maryland is easy. A voter just needs to complete a new voter registration form and return it to their county registrar. Forms are available in libraries, Motor Vehicle offices and county registrar's offices. For more information and downloadable forms, see the state elections website http://www.elections.state.md.us/ Keep reading
Gabriela DeWittMs. Gabriela Medina DeWitt is teaching free English classes for native Spanish-speakers in the Woodlawn area. The classes are held on Thursday evenings at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in Woodlawn. At the urging of some of Gabriela’s students from Mexico, St. Gabriel will be holding a mass in Spanish and a feast for Our Lady de Guadalupe’s Feast Day on December 12, 2003. Click here for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A corpse. A silent young man. And a detective who becomes his own worst enemy… GALA Hispanic Theatre presents El ángel de la culpa (The Angel of Guilt) by Marco Antonio de la Parra. Directed by Gabriel García Keep reading

GOP ousts Latino group. State party decertifies Md. Hispanic caucus, which criticized Ehrlich. Hispanic Republicans still in disarray. Keep reading -- See also letters to the editor

Gala del Club Puerto Rico. Siga leyendo

The Diversity section of the Baltimore Sun of November 6th had several articles on the Hispanic community and its growing influence on the city and metropolitan area of Baltimore. Jose Ruiz, Charlie Ramos, Enrique Tapia and his La Cazuela restaurant, Fernando Arce and Javier Bustamante were featured. Keep reading

A few weeks ago Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. spoke at the Hispanic Business Conference in Silver Spring. It was a gratifying moment for Carmen Ortiz Larsen, president of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County. Keep reading

Governor Hopward DeanDean fundraiser
With the participation of many Maryland elected officials, Dean supporters gave him a fundraiser at the Wyndham hotel, downtown Baltimore, on November 17th. Keep reading

Maryland Hispanics for Dean
On Sunday, November 2, the Maryland Hispanics for Dean Committee hosted its first statewide gathering to inaugurate their new organization, unveil their new website and discuss ways in which you one can become active in the Dean campaign. The keynote speaker was Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, the first elected Hispanic to the Maryland House of Delegates. The event was held at Guapo’s Restaurant, in Bethesda.
Keep reading

Latino politicians building up momentum
One year ago, Montgomery County's Latino voters showed up at the polls in unprecedented numbers, and in doing so changed the face of elected government at the state and county levels. As supporters cheered the victories of candidates such as County Councilman Thomas E. Perez (D-Dist. 5) of Takoma Park, school board member Gabriel Romero (Dist. 1) of Montgomery Village and Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez (D-Dist. 18) of Chevy Chase, others watched the scene with a wary eye, concerned that as the campaign posters came down, so would the sense of enthusiasm and empowerment that had mobilized the voting group. Would elected officials and community leaders be able to keep the momentum going, or would Latino voters become disillusioned with failed initiatives and broken promises? Keep reading

MD Commission on Hispanic Affairs
Speaking at the second annual Maryland Hispanic Business Conference in downtown Silver Spring, Gov. Bob Ehrlich announced the appointment of 11 people and a new executive director to the Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, a panel that was created in the early 1970s. He also repeated promises to improve the way state government agencies set aside contracts for minority-owned businesses. Keep reading

Una exhibición del gran artista Don Luis Perez Espinosa, natural de Murcia, España, se llevará a cabo del 1 al 30 de noviembre en la "Gallery International" situada en 523 N. Charles Street, en Baltimore. En las obras de Espinosa, maestro del arte impresionista, se podrán ver los paisajes de espléndida naturaleza combinados con bellísimos colores. El maestro Perez Espinosa tendrá una recepción el jueves 6 de noviembre de 6:00pm a 8:00pm en el local de la exhibición. Para más información pueden llamar al teléfono 410-230-0561, de martes a domingo de 12:00m hasta las 5:00pm, o visitar www.galleryinternational.com Luis Gutierrez

Business
Financing Basics. Whether you're starting a business or expanding one, sufficient ready capital is essential. Franchising 101. Because of the risk and work involved in starting a new business, many new entrepreneurs choose franchising as an alternative to starting a new, independent business from scratch. Is it for you?
Keep reading

The Baltimore City Health Department has several jobs available on a regular basis. Contact Luis Hernandez, Hispanic Liaison at the Office of Hispanic Affairs 410-396-1562 Keep reading


AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (AAUW) EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS Keep reading
Latin Palace

Letters - Cartas

Coloquio encourages letters to the editor. Please email us your comments
Coloquio acepta cartas al editor. Mándenos su email
Refranero Español: Cría cuervos y te sacarán los ojos.
The Sign ManDear friend Javier Bustamante, gracias por su saludo por este dia "del pavo" o thanksgiving day.., same to you and all your family. Y con su permiso deseo lo mismo a todos nuestros amigos y amigas de coloquioonline
Sincerely,
Julio C. Gonzalez C. juliogc@msn.com
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Estimado Sr. Bustamante:
"Presidentes y Gobiernos del Cambalache; Tango". Los autores argentinos Enrique Dissopolo y Homero Manzi lo "denunciaron" ya' a la doble moral y a los corruptos en la letra de aquel famoso Tango argentino, "El Cambalache"..! "El mundo fue y sera' una "porqueria" ya lo se'/en el 510 y en el 2000 tambie'n/pues siempre habido un chorro de insolentes por doquier/contentos y amargaos/valores y doblez. Pero que el Siglo 20 es un despliegue/de malda' insolente/ya no hay quie'n lo niegue/vivimos enreda'-os en un merengue; y en el mismo suelo, todos "embarra-os y enloda-os"! Sigan leyendo
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Gracias por tu cortesía Javier. Por lo menos todavía tenemos a O'Malley para tratar de mantener la economía adelante en Baltimore.
Nestor Cardona
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Dear Javier:
Your "lead" "Hispanic Republicans still in disarray" show a bias that is beneath your professional journalism. Hispanic Republicans of Maryland (HRM) are not in disarray. We have taken a huge step forward in our organization in this State, that should be the focus. The HRM is moving ahead in Maryland's political scene. We have just been recognized as a viable group by the MD GOP. The HRM will have a seat on the Executive Board of the Maryland Republican Party. Do Hispanic Democrats have this same status within the Democrat Party in Maryland? Do Hispanic Democrats have a state organization that is recognized by the MD Democrat Party? If not then I would argue that it is the Hispanic Dems that are truly in disarray. David Nitkin's article that Coloquio includes never even insinuates that Hispanic Republicans are in disarray. To that end I don't believe that your commentary (and that is really what it is) is warranted nor acceptable.
Luis Borunda
Hispanic Republicans of Maryland

Editor's Note: Mr. Borunda's annoyance at our "commentary" is misplaced. While his splinter group has now been recognized by the Maryland Republican Party, the former Hispanic Republican Caucus continues unabated and it appears it has as many members as his own. The article quotes Chairman Ribas who: "Undaunted... sat quietly as his group lost its status, and said later that the caucus would not fold despite a lack of recognition." Further, Mr. Ribas' words: "It means nothing," Ribas said of the vote. "Being an auxiliary of the Maryland GOP is symbolic. ... We will continue to insist on the wisdom of appointing Hispanics to Cabinet-level positions. If there are no Hispanics sitting at the table in Governor Ehrlich's administration, Hispanics will not support the administration", appear to us to be fighting words that presage rough times ahead for Maryland Hispanic Republicans and hint of "disarray". Mr. Borunda's comment that: "Hispanics are by nature, by culture, conservative" is both a cliché, and an oversimplification, and shows a bias not bore by facts that the overwhelming majority of Hispanics are Democrats." Nevertheless Coloquio welcomes criticism and agrees with Mr. Borunda that Hispanic Republicans have gotten further ahead than Hispanic Democrats in the State of Maryland, not in a small part thanks to Mr. Borunda's skillful political acumen and his outstanding stewardship of the Baltimore Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Hispanic Republicans could not have a better Chairman.
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Dear Mr. Bustamante
The recent Newsweek poll says 86% of Republicans will vote to re-elect Bush and 10% will not; among Democrats the percentages are precisely reversed. Which means the election will be determined by the Independent vote. The independent vote (with no actual Democrat candidate) is 50% against Bush, 43% in favor. There is the Democrats' opening. If the Democrats can forget about their liberal base for a while and start thinking about how to appeal to the Independents, they will actually have a chance. Howard Dean was right when he tried to reach out to working-class Southerners, only to be slapped down by John Edwards and the other Democratic candidates who are desperately searching for any stupid trick to slow down Dean. Even tricks which shoot the entire Democratic Party in the foot. But Dean was on to something, and it is vitally important to the future of the Democratic Party. Keep reading Elections 2004
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Mr. Bustamante -
The MLCFJ operates a listserve. We would be happy to post the ColoquioOnline to our listserve (which has around 180 subscribers). If you are interested, someone must subscribe to the listserve (or someone may already be on the listserve) and simply send the webpage each month to marylandlatinocoalitionforjustice@yahoogroups.com.
Great work on the magazine. Sincerely,
Kimberley Propeack, Esq.
Advocacy Director, CASA of Maryland, Inc.
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Javier:
Acabo de abrir por vez primera Coloquioon line que lo encuentro tan atractivamente presentado como su versión original "dura". Mantiene su estilo ágil y ameno. Sin duda es un logro personal tuyo así como de aquellas personas que han colaborado contigo en hacerlo posible. Encontré que ya habías incluido mis palabras cuando el premio aquel. Gracias por tan pronta respuesta. Van por correo dos fotografías, a tu pedido, y el texto en inglés de mis palabras aunque con un importante recorte... Felicidades de parte de Ana María y mío por esta nueva etapa de la revista. Un abrazo,
Enrique
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Dear Mr. Bustamante,
It may seem like next November's Presidential Election is far away, but voter registration deadlines are looming for all of us who would like to participate in the candidate selection process in Maryland.

Maryland holds closed primaries, which means only registered members of a political party may vote in that party's primary. So Maryland independent voters, Greens, Libertarians and Republicans would have to change party affiliation in order to vote in the Maryland Democratic Primary in March, 2004.

The deadline to change party affiliation in advance of the Primary is December 8, 2003. Changing party affiliations in Maryland is easy. A voter just needs to complete a new voter registration form and return it to their county registrar. Forms are available in libraries, Motor Vehicle offices and county registrar's offices.

In order to participate in selecting the Democratic presidential nominee, voters not registered as Democrats must change their party affiliation by December 8th.

Non-registered citizens can register as Maryland Democratic voters until February 10, 2004.

Also, Maryland law allows that as long as a voter is 18 years old on Election Day, they may vote in the primary. In other words, if you were born before November 2, 1986, you may register and vote in the March primaries.

As we learned last election in Florida, individual votes do matter and you are entitled to have your voice counted. Register and vote!

For more information and downloadable forms, see the state elections website
http://www.elections.state.md.us/
Ed Terry, Prince George's County for Dean http://www.pgfordean.org/
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Estimado Javier,
He visitado el sitio de su revista y lo he encontrado sumamente interesante. Vi que su revista tiene una sección de Artes y Cultura. Quisiera informarle entonces sobre un nuevo sitio de internet dedicado por entero al escritor Jorge Luis Borges. La dirección es http://www.internetaleph.com Es un sitio totalmente sin fines de lucro. Fue creado con objetivos únicamente literarios y académicos, para lectores, estudiantes y profesores que tengan interés en la vida y la obra de Borges. El sitio ofrece más de 200 enlaces categorizados, noticias recientes relacionadas con Borges, lecturas sugeridas y una introducción a Borges para principiantes. Dado que el sitio es además totalmente bilingüe inglés/castellano, pienso que puede ser de interés para sus lectores. He notado que coloquio.com tiene además una página dedicada a Borges en la sección "Hispanos Famosos": http://coloquio.com/famosos/borges.html . Quería pedirle si puede por favor agregar un link a http://www.internetaleph.com desde esa página. En tal caso, estaré sumamente agradecido y con mucho gusto agregaré un enlace recíproco desde Internetaleph a http://coloquio.com Felicitaciones por una publicación interesante y amena y espero que Internetaleph resulte de interés tanto para usted como para sus lectores.
Saludos desde Buenos Aires,
Martín Hadis

Corresponsales

Coloquio no se responsabiliza de las opiniones de nuestros corresponsales.
Coloquio is not responsible for the opinion of our correspondents.

Emilio Labrada
Emilio Bernal Labrada
, miembro de la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española, es autor de La prensa liEbre o Los crímenes del idioma. Pedidos a emiliolabrada@msn.com

TEMAS DE ACTUALIDAD


Arizona Bar and GrillLanguage, Our Daily Fiesta

ESPAÑOL CON BARRERAS

Bien, amigos, ya saben ustedes, sin más detalles, el “curso” al que me refiero, que supuestamente sirve para aprender el inglés “sin barreras”, y que anuncian incesante e insistentemente por la televisión como la gran maravilla para los hispanohablantes que quieran salir adelante. Sigan leyendo

COSAS DEL SEXO Y LA VIAGRA

Bueno, amigos, no queremos incursionar el sensacionalismo ni tocar siquiera temas escabrosos -perdón, de esos que hoy se califican de «sensitivos»- pero no queda más remedio.
Aunque tratamos de no prestar demasiada atención a los yerros telenoticieros, cuya abrumadora abundancia tiende a opacar el mensaje de fondo, a veces la imprecisión es tanta que queda latente en el subconsciente (por no hablar del superconsciente, si es que tal cosa existe). Sigan leyendo


Larry DeWitt is an historian and self-described political populist. Larry is a specialist in 20th century U.S. history and public policy. Born in the Southwestern U.S., he has lived in the East for the last 18 years. His commentaries on politics and society still retain the populist spirit of the rural West

TILTING AT WINDMILLS

Saving California, Republican Style

Well, California’s Teutonic white knight in a shining Hummer-H2 has ridden to the rescue. Governor Grope has finally announced his plan for dealing with the California budget deficit. (Best not to say too much about such things before an election.) Keep reading

The Constitution, Alabama Style

Alabama state Chief Justice Roy Moore got his final comeuppance last week when he was stripped of his job. Not for placing his 5,280 pound stone version of the ten-commandments in the lobby of the courthouse, but rather because he defied the order of a higher court to remove it. If there is one rule of natural law upon which every jurist agrees, it is that nobody defies a higher court. The judicial pecking-order is sacred. So they got him on a technicality-as they say in legal circles. Keep reading


Eric GoodmanEric D. Goodman is a professional writer and editor. He is winner of the Newsletter on Newsletter’s Gold Award for superior electronic newsletter editing and is a two-time finalist in the Chesterfield Writer’s Film Project founded by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. Eric writes both fiction and non-fiction. One of his novels, Thirteen to Gorky, is set in Russia. Eric resides in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife and daughter. Contact Eric at edgwriter@hotmail.com to discuss reading, writing and Russia.

TRAVEL - VIAJES

Vodka in the Sun: An Undiscovered Gem

By Eric D. Goodman

Our little Russian car was hours outside of Moscow’s city limits, and the bumpy highway of cracks and potholes seemed endless. My noggin had tired of Nabokov for the night, so Alexi’s electronic bookreader rested on the dash.

The long and winding road eventually led to the door of relatives and friends in the city of Nizhni Novgorod. During my visits in Russia, I’ve been quite fond of Nizhni. It is a large city with a population of about 2 million. While it’s not as large as Moscow or St. Petersburg, it is still a metropolis.

What still fascinates me about Nizhni Novgorod is that it is a relatively undiscovered gem. It is a large city with business and industry, and yet is relatively untouched by the western world. I say relatively because that has changed much in the last ten years—but one has only to look to St. Petersburg and Moscow to see that Nizhni is still the sheltered sibling. Keep reading


Montenegro, corresponsal de deportes
DEPORTES, por Montenegro

Entre todas las gran noticias deportivas de este fin de semana, como los triunfos milagrosos de los Cuervos (Ravens) de Baltimore y las Tortugas (Terrapins) de la Universidad de Maryland en sus respectivos partidos de football. En el fútbol los Terremotos (Earthquakes) de San Jose se consagraron campeones de la liga de futbol (MLS) de los EEUU ganándole al Fuego (Fire) de Chicago 4x2, pero la joya entre todas esas noticias fue la decisión de Freddy Adu de quedarse en Estados Unidos para iniciar su carrera profesional de fútbol y para deleitarme un poco más eligió jugar para el DC United con el cual firmó un contrato multianual. Siga leyendo

Beisbol

Si usted no sabe que los Marlins de la Florida ganaron la Serie Mundial de beisbol estaba de viaje por otro continente. Esta última posttemporada despertó nuevamente mi interés en este deporte. Fue muy bien jugado y se vio que es lo que se puede hacer con corazón y garra. Un equipo joven con un presupuesto que era una tercera parte del equipo al que vencieron. Eso nos dá la esperanza de ver algo asi en Camden Yards. Siga leyendo


Ajedrez, por Pepe Herrera

Esta oportunidad de escribir acerca del ajedrez que nos brinda nuestro amigo Javier Bustamante, forma parte de nuestra herencia familiar.

La historia del ajedrez se pierde en el comienzo de la civilización , aunque el ajedrez , tal como se juega hoy, es relativamente reciente. Consiste en un tablero de 8 X 8 ( 64 casillas) de dos colores alternos. Cada uno de los dos jugadores dispone de un rey, una reina, dos torres, dos caballos, dos alfiles y ocho peones. El Rey es la pieza mas importante del tablero y el objetivo del juego es capturar al rey contrario. Cuando el rey contrario esta perdido, ha recibido "mate" y hemos ganado el juego. Siga leyendo


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MD Hispanic Chamber of Commerce