Sandra Hernandez

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  • 13 years ago
  • 16 years ago | Travel

    AP\Wide WorldFAVELA IS ONE OF ONLY EIGHT PORTUGUESE words in the Oxford English Dictionary, or so I am told by Marcelo, a tall Brazilian with sun-kissed hair. I am only half-listening to Marcelo's words as the black VW Golf he is driving makes the...

  • 16 years ago
  • 16 years ago | Politics

    Photo by Anne FishbeinIn September 1997, Attorney General Dan Lungren cheerfully stepped up to the dais at a posh Westside hotel to deliver a simple message: Latinos weren't anti-Republican, the party simply hadn't gotten its message out. Nearly a...

  • 17 years ago | Politics

    If you believe the conventional wisdom, this is neither the time nor the place for troublemakers. L.A., goes the mantra, is not a very political town, and, besides, progressive activism has been in decline since the '60s. Dick Riordan is mayor, an...

  • 17 years ago | Politics

    Roy Hong: Korean Immigrant Workers Advocates In 1992, Roy Hong helped organize 45 displaced Korean and Latino workers to demand inclusion in relief funds. Since then, Hong and his group have continued to advocate for working people, slowly buildin...