Thursday, March 31, 2016

Six Trump Protesters Arrested For Disorderly Conduct At Janesville Holiday Inn Identified

Six Madison residents were arrested after occupying the Holiday Inn Express in Janesville a day before Trump's event.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 31, 2016

Janesville, WI - Police in Janesville identify six Trump protesters arrested before a Trump event at the Holiday Inn Express in Janesville for disorderly conduct were Shawna Lutzow, 28; Harry Gilbert, 24; Alison Brooks, 30; Kristen Brock-Petroshius, 34; Lucas Haukeness, 24, and Johanna Heineman-Pieper, 24, all from Madison. Each one was charged with disorderly conduct, trespassing and obstruction of officer, according to Janesville police.
The six protesters told police that they are members of the Showing Up for Racial Injustice group and were booked at the Rock County jail. Police say, the protesters locked themselves in a PVC pipe before entering the hotel lobby and refusing to leave. They are expected to appear for a May 2 court hearing.

Family Of Anastacio Hernández Rojas Filed Petition With ICHR Seeking Lawsuit Against The U.S. For Torture Resulting In Murder By Border Agents

In November 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice decided not to file murder charges against 8 U.S. Customs and Border Protection including Border Patrol agents for the May 28, 2010 brutal homicide of undocumented immigrant Anastacio Hernández Rojas.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 31, 2016

Washington, D.C. - On Wednesday, the family of Anastacio Hernández Rojas, 42, an undocumented immigrant who was brutally beaten and tasered multiple times by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents and later died at a hospital filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (ICHR) in Washington, D.C. to sue the U.S. for the torture and homicide of Hernández Rojas. In November 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) decided not to prosecute or file felony murder charges against eight U.S. Border Patrol agents, Customs and Border Protection agents including four supervisors who watched and encouraged the deadly abuse of Hernández Rojas at the San Isidro Port-of-entry crossing for lack of evidence. 
The DOJ said, that the agents involved used reasonable force to subdue Hernández Rojas. It was later discovered that 15 to 25 border patrol agents participated while others watched Hernández Rojas get beaten, kicked and tased repeatedly while in handcuffs at the U.S. border crossing.
Hernández Rojas pleaded for help and for the agents to stop beating and repeatedly tasering him as dozens of witnesses watched and video recorded including taking pictures of the incident from the border bridge crossing. 
The agents later confiscated witnesses cellphones, deleted videos and photos. The agents didn't even file reports that at least 30 witnesses were present during the incident. The witnesses were also dispersed from the scene in an attempt to cover-up the brutal beating and homicide of Hernández Rojas. Only three witnesses were later interviewed by San Diego police.
A cellphone video later surfaced showing the border patrol agents beating and tasering Hernández Rojas multiple times who pleaded for help.  
The ICHR is the only human rights international commission that has jurisdiction and authority to hear an individual complaint against the U.S. for human rights violations. 
In an interview with Democracy Now, Roxanna Altholz, an international human rights lawyer and scholar, including an associate director at the University of California-Berkeley's International Human Rights Law Clinic says, that since Hernández Rojas murder in 2010 by border patrol agents, at least 40 to 50 undocumented immigrants have been killed by agents and none of the border patrol agents involved have been held accountable or brought to justice.
The San Diego Medical Examiner's Office classified Hernández Rojas death as a homicide. Hernández Rojas autopsy revealed that he had five broken ribs, had suffered from a lack of oxygen to his brain for 8 minutes causing brain dead as a result of a heart attack attributed to the beating and taser's electrical shocks, had abrasions/contusions to the face, arms and legs including a large hematoma.
Judge M. James Lorenz of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of California on September 29, 2014 determined that the U.S. Border Patrol agents identified as Phillip Krasielwicz, Gabriel Ducoing and Derrick Llewellyn; Immigration Enforcement Agents Harinzo Naraisnesingh and Andre Piligrino; Customs and Border Protection Officers Kurt Sauer and agent Allen Boutwell; Border Patrol Supervisors Ishmael Finn, Guillermo E. Avila and Edward C. Caliri, and Custom and Border Protection Supervisor Ramon De Jesús were responsible or contributed to Hernández Rojas death in 2010.

Shocking news video shows Mexican immigrant Anastacio Hernández Rojas tased and beaten to death by multiple U.S. Border Patrol and Customs and Border Protection agents while hog tied and hands behind his back in May 2010. https://youtu.be/5JCmHX1pVCU

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

$80K Esperanza Unida Peace Mural Being Removed By Keystone Development

Southsiders began to notice that a large section from the Esperanza Unida Peace mural had been removed by Keystone Development at 611 W. National Ave.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 29, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, Southsiders noticed that a section of the Esperanza Unida Peace mural was removed by Keystone Development who bought the building from the City of Milwaukee. The building will house 52 loft apartment units.
The developer is adding windows on the side where the mural is located and will definitely distort the mural.
The cost of the mural was paid by Esperanza Unida, Inc. and city taxpayers, which approximately $80,000 has been spent so far on its preservation, according to city records.
When contacted on Tuesday by Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA), Manuel Pérez, the executive director of Esperanza Unida stated, that "Esperanza Unida no longer owns the 611 West National Building. The building is owned by Keystone Development." Keystone Development could not be reached for comment and has not released any information about what future is in store for the mural.
At the moment, the future of the $80K Peace mural is uncertain, but one thing for sure, the missing mural sections from the side of the building wall were not in the large trash, debris and waste container located in the parking lot. 

Hundreds Of Protesters Marched In Milwaukee Against The Republican Party Of Hate

The Republican political party of hate in Milwaukee received an unwelcome gesture by local residents at the Riverside Theater.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 29, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, more than 400 people peacefully marched from the Voces de la Frontera (VDLF) office building located in the Southside of Milwaukee to the Riverside Theater to protest the candidates from the Republican political party of hate especially Donald J. Trump. Trump is considered a racist for spreading hate including violence targeted at minorities and protesters. CNN was hosting a debate at the Rivierside Theater between candidates for the Republican nomination for president.
Trump has received an unwelcome to Milwaukee by a large organized protest sponsored by various groups including VDLF in downtown.
Trump has ran an anti-immigrant and hate campaign to divide Americans, according to protest groups. Trump's Hitler style political tactic and propaganda has attracted supremacy groups, which have endorsed him.
Governor Scott Walker (R) on Tuesday endorsed Ted Cruz for president adding another blow to the Trump bigoted campaign. Walker is expected to get help from Cruz to pay off his $1M campaign debt when he unsuccessfully ran for president.
Trump's campaign manager, Cory Lewandowski, 42, turned himself to Jupiter City police in Florida after misdemeanor battery charges were filed and an arrest warrant was issued. He will have a court appearance on May 4. Trump's manager mishandled female Breitbart News reporter, Mitchelle Fields while questioning Trump and he denied the allegation until security footage show him doing so.

WI: Hundreds marched to protest Trump's hate speech in Milwaukee https://youtu.be/_ZyRs-4CEHU

Canadian Arrested In Acapulco For Kissing Girls In The Mouth, No Charges Filed

Federal police briefly detained a Canadian citizen after a tourist video recorded the suspect in public kissing several girls.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 29, 2016

Acapulco, Guerrero, México - A video has been circulating on social media showing a Canadian citizen kissing a young girl in public. The suspect was caught on video by a witness (tourist) who called Federal Police to investigate the incident.
While police were questioning the girl's father, the suspect identified as Walter Zuck kissed one of the girls in the mouth. The suspect says that he likes the girls and girls like him, but that he is not a pedophile.
The Canadian suspect was briefly detained, but no charges were filed against him for kissing the girls in the mouth because the father wouldn't press charges.
The father of the girls says, that he knows Zuck for three years and that Zuck was only showing his affection for the girls. The tourist believes otherwise and says, that he and his family were watching from across the street how Zuck was kissing and touching the girls butt.
Since, the video and photograph of Zuck kissing and touching the girl has circulated on social media, Ramón Navarrete Magdaleno, president of the Commission in Defense for Human Rights had asked for the Federal Ministry to file a criminal complaint against Zuck, even though the father doesn't want to press charges. Magdaleno says that Zuck was definitely acting like a pedophile and wants Zuck to be charged for molesting the girls. 
Numerous people held a protest in front of the local prosecutor's office demanding that charges against Zuck and the parents of a 3 and 5-year-old girls be filed. The protesters are seeking for the parents to be charged as well for not protecting their daughters from Zuck.

Video: Canadian caught kissing young girls in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico https://youtu.be/RYzTZCTNL2c or https://youtu.be/xDqblWckraQ

Monday, March 28, 2016

Wisconsin Governor Walker To Endorse Republican Candidate For President Who Will Help Him Pay-off $1M Campaign Debt

GOP members have been circulating information that Wisconsin Governor Walker will endorse a Republican presidential candidate in return for help to pay-off his $1M debt incurred by a failed presidential campaign.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 28, 2016

Madison, WI - On Tuesday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) is expected to announce his endorsement for a candidate who is running for the Republican nomination for president. The candidate that Governor Walker endorses is expected to help Walker pay-off his $1M debt that he incurred on a failed presidential campaign.
Walker's main financial backers, the Koch brothers, Diane Hendricks and the owner of the Chicago Bears, Virginia McCaskey are supporting and backing the candidate that Walker endorses.
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) on Sunday reported that Governor Walker would endorse Trump, but some GOP leaders in Wisconsin hope that he will endorse U.S. Senator Ted Cruz in an attempt to stop Trump.

César E. Chávez Bronze Statue Installed For Unveiling At El Rey Grocery Store Property

The unveiling of the Chávez life size bronze statue has been installed in time for Thursday's ceremony to unveil the sculpture on S. César E. Chávez Drive in Milwaukee's Southside.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 28, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, the life size bronze statute of the late United Farm Workers leader, César E. Chávez was installed at the Super Mercado El Rey outdoor market place, according to several photos posted on Facebook by Olivia Villarreal, one of the owners of the Mexican products store in Milwaukee. Villarreal wrote, "So proud of El Rey to have the sculpture of Cesar E. Chavez installed on its property. So many people have worked to get this accomplished. "SI SE PUEDE.""
The Chávez bronze statue was installed at the 900 block of S. César E. Chávez Drive in the El Rey Super Market outdoor market place. The Chávez statue project cost more than $50,000 and is part of a three year FARM Project to promote small business economic growth in the 12th Aldermanic District that will include a rich cultural environment for tourists, a consumer retail, food and art base attraction to the heart of the Latino community.
Owners of El Rey donated $10,000 for the cost of the statue, the outdoor market place space and any maintenance, including the cost of any future remodeling of the outdoor space.
Milwaukee will be the 8th location in the U.S. to have a life size statue to honor Chávez. The unveiling of the Chávez statue will take place on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. and the public is invited to attend, according the César E. Chávez Drive 38th Business Improvement District and Clarke Square.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Latinos Plan Massive Protest And March Against Trump During CNN Debate In Milwaukee

Three candidates for the Republican nomination for president especially Trump will face a major protest and march by Latinos in Milwaukee at the scheduled CNN Riverside Theater debate.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 27, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, a massive protest and march against Trump and two other candidates for the Republican nomination for president will take place in Milwaukee. Voces de la Frontera (VDLF), a workers and immigrant rights organization called on Latinos from Wisconsin and surrounding states to unite and peacefully protest Trump's bigoted campaign that has spread hate and promoted violence against those protesting its White supremacy racist propaganda targeting Latinos, Afro-Americans and Muslims, including undocumented immigrants and other minorities in America. Trump has referred to his hate speech as politically correct speech today, but hate speech is not considered free speech by protesters. 
VDLF, Latinos and supporters will march from the Milwaukee Southside to downtown and will meet up with other groups to protest Trump's White supremacy campaign to spread hate and violence against Latinos and other minorities in the U.S. Trump was endorse by White supremacy groups, which are helping him to spread hate targeted at Latinos, Afro-Americans and Muslim-Americans.
When Trump first announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president, he falsely accused Mexico of sending rapists and criminals to the U.S. illegally and then recently generalized that in order to keep terrorists out of America after the Brussels bombing attacks, Muslims must be prevented from visiting or immigrating to the U.S.
Also Ted Cruz, another Republican candidate added fuel to Trump's bigoted speech by suggesting that Muslim neighborhoods where large concentrations of the Muslim population reside should be patrolled by law enforcement to prevent terrorism. Cruz couldn't specifically identified an area where he thought terrorist cells existed to support his call for patrolling Muslim communities.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. hasn't confirmed, if he will help provide added security for Trump in Milwaukee along with the Secret Service and Milwaukee police after VDLF and another group petitioned the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors to prevent Sheriff Clarke from participating in security after he went on FOX News and suggested that Trump supporters when faced with counter protesters to "hit first and hit hard" when they faced a threat of an attack by an anti-hate protester.
Other protests in Wisconsin against Trump events are expected in Janesville and Green Bay as well.
The Secret Service says that it will monitor all the organized protests against Trump and his campaign events.
Information leaked from Republican Governor Scott Walker's Office indicates that he will most likely endorse Trump for the Republican nomination for president and as a gesture of good will, he is expected to sign the Republican legislative bill SB 533 into law prohibiting local municipal identification cards to be issued to undocumented immigrants in Milwaukee County. A similar bill was introduced in the Arizona state legislature, but it failed to pass.
SB 533 was co-sponsored by WI Republican State Representative Yesenia Eldermira Rodriguez, aka, "Jessie Rodriguez" from Franklin who was an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador and later became legalized in the U.S.


In Milwaukee: People participating in the protest will gather in front of the Voces de la Frontera offices at 1027 S. 5th Street on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. and the march will then proceed at 5:00 p.m. to the Milwaukee downtown Riverside Theater where Trump and the two other candidates will participate in a Republican debate hosted by CNN.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Daniel Torres Expected To Become First Deported Veteran To Gain U.S. Citizenship While Abroad

Torres applied for a U.S. Visa to return to the country for an appointment with the USCIS after being deported to Mexico.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 26, 2016

Tijuana, Baja California, México - On Saturday, Hector Barajas, the Director/Founder of the Deported Veterans Support House (DVSH) in Tijuana announced that former Marine Veteran Daniel Torres who was deported to Mexico has applied for a temporary U.S. Visa to allowed him to attend an appointment with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in San Diego, California on April 21 for an interview about his filed application to become a U.S. Citizen. Torres who served in the Iraq War hopes to become the first deported Veteran to be granted U.S. Citizenship while abroad.
Barajas, a former Army Veteran also hopes to become one of the first deported Veterans to gain U.S. Naturalization while having a life time deportation.
Legal attorneys with American Civil Liberties Union in California (ACLU-CA) and the lawfirm of Latham & Watkins are working with the DVSH and undocumented Veterans with the filing for U.S. Citizenship while in Mexico and to help change government policy dealing with U.S. Veterans being deported for misdemeanor and minor felony violations of state laws.
In December the ACLU-CA assigned a group of six attorneys to access and help file for pardons, post conviction relief, U Visas and U.S. Citizenship for qualified deported Veterans. 
Today, deported Veterans can only be allowed to return to the U.S. upon their death abroad. The U.S. government provides the deceased deported Veterans with military burial honors, a marker and a burial plot for their military service.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Milwaukee Southside Acapulco Restaurant And Lounge Owner Donna Van Ruth Has Passed Away

Van Ruth operated the iconic Acapulco Restaurant and Lounge until 2007 and owned Donna's Playpen as well.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 24, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, the death of Donna Van Ruth was announced on social media by Mary A. Giemza-Reinke on her Facebook account. Giemza-Reinke when contacted by Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) on Thursday, confirmed that Van Ruth had passed away recently. Giemza-Reinke's mother, Sandy used to manage the Acapulco Lounge in the 1980's.
According to a close friend of Van Ruth who contacted HNNUSA, Van Ruth had suffered several strokes and lived at a nursing home. She was cremated as directed by her last will and testimony, Van Ruth's long time friend said.
Van Ruth was the owner of the iconic Acapulco Restaurant and Lounge, 606 W. National Ave. and owner of the National Ballroom adjacent to the restaurant. The Acapulco restaurant closed in 2007 and the building was bought in 2008 by the Council for the Spanish Speaking also known as the Spanish Center.
Van Ruth also owned Donna's Playpen bar on W. Windlake Ave. in the Southside. She is well remembered for donating food for the Hispanic community events that were organized to advance social justice and the Latino civil rights movement in the early 1970's.
She was well known by many including local law enforcement (Milwaukee Police) and public elected officials who frequent her restaurant.
The Acapulco Lounge and Ballroom served as an entertainment epicenter for the growing Mexican and Puerto Rican communities in the early 1970's. Weddings, family and social events, including quinceñeras were held at the Acapulco Lounge and where local Tejano groups, conjunto and Norteño style bands played on the weekends.
Van Ruth is survived by a son.

Local Groups Don't Want Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke Jr. Providing Security At Trump Event

Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke Jr. on FOX News agreed with Donald J. Trump, that protesters should be "Hit first and Hit hard" at Trump rallies for disruptive behavior.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 24, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - Local groups have began a petition for Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors not to allow Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. to handle security for an upcoming Trump event in Milwaukee because he went on FOX News and told the host that he didn't encouraged, but when it becomes "inevitable" for Trump rally participants to "Hit first and Hit hard" when hate speech protesters disrupt Trump events. Sheriff Clarke called the protesters anarchists composed of conglomeration of misfits, criminals, union supporters, university students, well intentional people who are used and indicated that it was a totalitarian movement to shut down free speech. "I'm not encouraging them to start the fight, but I'm one of those that comes from the school, if the fight is inevitable, hit first and hit hard," Sheriff Clarke stated. In most Trump rallies, hate speech protesters have been first assaulted by Trump supporters.
In a disservice to the viewing public, Sheriff Clarke during the FOX News, FOX & Friends, March 19, 2016 interview, he actually failed to inform the viewers that anyone involved in an altercation, especially in a political rally can be arrested and charged for assault and disorderly conduct as well.
Trump rallies are paid by the Trump political campaign and are considered private events that promote hate, violence and racism towards minorities including Mexicans, Afro-Americans and Muslims whether they have legal status or not. Tickets to attend Trump events are given out to anyone requesting one.
To many, Trump's rally hate speech is not free speech and Trump has been labeled the neo-Hitler in America, which White supremacy groups have come to endorse and support for his blatant hate and racial rhetoric towards minorities.
In a news release by Voces de la Frontera, a workers and immigrant rights organization in Milwaukee says that, Following Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke's incendiary comments targeting Trump protesters, Voces de la Frontera and Coalition for Justice began to circulate a petition to keep Clarke from providing security at Milwaukee-area Trump events.
"Sheriff Clarke's violent rhetoric endangers public safety, and his comments targeting immigrant rights and Black Lives Matter supporters completely disqualify him from having anything to do with protecting the public at Trump events," said Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera. "Clarke is inciting the racist violence that has shocked the country at Trump's rallies. We urge local authorities in the areas where Trump holds events to ensure that Clarke and the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office are not in charge of protecting public safety, given his incendiary comments. We call on local authorities to establish a plan to prevent racial profiling and violence at Trump events to protect the people's constitutional right to protest."

FOX News video: Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr.: Pro-Immigration Protesters Against Trump Are 'A Conglomeration of Misfits' at https://youtu.be/rvKuu-ygoOw

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Jihad Terrorists Suspected For Brussels Bomb Explosions That Killed More Than 23 Victims

At least five explosions and gunfire reported in Brussels including at the airport and subway metro system.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 22, 2016

Brussels, Belgium - More than 23 people have been killed after bomb explosions and gunfire was reported just after 8:00 a.m. in Brussels including the airport and subway station system. Dozens have been also been reported injured. The dead toll is expected to rise.
The airport and subway metro system has been shut down and all fights have been canceled, according to Belgian officials.
A suicide bomber was reported killed in an explosion.



Update: Two suspected terrorists committed suicide in the Brussels bombings. A photo showing the three suspects was teleased, two wearing black allegedly were suicide bombers and the one wearing light clothing is being sought.
ISIS has taken credit for the Brussels attack. 

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Hundreds Of Cubans Marched For Freedom Before Obama Arrived At The Island

Cuban pro-government police and supporters confronted hundreds of Cubans who marched for freedom just before Obama was scheduled to arrive at the island.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 20, 2016

Havana, Cuba - On Sunday,  hundreds of Cubans marched for freedom and human rights, at least 50 were arrested by pro-government police and supporters just before U.S. President Barack H. Obama was scheduled to arrive in Cuba. Pro-freedom Cubans want freedom, to end communist regime government corruption, poverty, unemployment and to end false propaganda that the economic system in Cuban is not failing in the country.
The Cuban government attempted to censor protests from the mainstream media and foreign press. But social media has allowed a glimpse of the protests taking place in Cuba denouncing the Castro corrupt government. Cubans hope that Obama can eventually help liberate their country from the Castro communist rule.
Obama is the first President to travel to the island in 90 years and U.S. mail resumed deliveries to Cuba several days ago too.
During a press conference, a reporter from CNN asked Raúl Castro, the current President about political prisoners still held in Cuba. Castro responded which political prisoners? Show me or give me list of political prisoners still held in Cuba and before the day is over, they will be freed.

The Cuban American National Foundation released an updated list of political prisoners held in Cuba. 50 Cubans arrested on Sunday in La Havana were not included in the list. http://bit.ly/22A7aKw


La policía y patriotas del gobierno cubano comunista enfrentaron cientos de cubanos quienes manifestaron y marcharon para enviar un mensaje al mundo y a Obama que desean ser liberados del comunismo antes que llegará el presidente a la isla. 

Por H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

20 de marzo del 2016

La Havana, Cuba - El domingo, cientos de cubanos marcharon por la libertad y derechos humanos, al menos 50 de ellos fueron detenidos por la policía y partidarios del gobierno comunista antes que el presidente de EEUU Barack H. Obama estaba programado para llegar en Cuba. Pro-libertad cubanos exigen la libertad, para poner fin a la corrupción del gobierno comunista del régimen de los hermanos Castro, la pobreza, el desempleo y para poner fin a la propaganda falsa de que el sistema económico cubano no está fallando en el país.
El gobierno cubano intentó censurar las protestas a los medios de comunicación y prensa extranjera libre. Pero los medios sociales ha permitido una visión de las protestas que tienen lugar en Cuba denunciando al gobierno corrupto de los hermanos Castro. Los cubanos esperan que Obama finalmente puede ayudar a liberar a su país del régimen comunista de Castro.
Obama es el primer presidente de los EEUU de viajar a la isla en 90 años y el correo de EEUU reanudó los envíos a Cuba hace varios días también.
Durante una conferencia de prensa, un reportero de CNN de pregunta al mandatario Cubano, Raúl Castro sobre presos políticos todavía detenidos en Cuba. Castro le responde, cuales presos políticos, entregarme las lista de los presos políticos detenidos y antes que se haga noche saldrán libres.

Lista de presos políticos en Cuba. Manifestantes detenidos el domingo no aparece en la lista por La Fundación Nacional de Cubanos Americanos. http://bit.ly/22A7aKw

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Hundreds Of Protesters United Against Hate Blocked Highway To Fountain Hills Trump's Rally

Arizona law enforcement agencies had to reroute highway traffic headed to Fountain Hills after hundreds of United Against Hate protesters managed to block traffic for hours.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 19, 2016

Fountain Hills, Arizona - On Saturday, a coalition of groups involving hundreds of United Against Hate protesters managed to block a highway to Fountain Hills where a Trump rally was scheduled to be held. Traffic was blocked for hours and had to be rerouted. 
Vans and vehicles blocking the highway were towed to clear the road. Some peaceful protesters tied themselves with cables and chains to vehicle doors and authorities had to cut them loose.
Trump rallies are known to attract protests for its campaign to spread hate and a racist national agenda that promotes discrimination and violence towards minorities, especially Latinos, Afro-Americans and Muslims.

Protesters shut highway down in Arizona https://youtu.be/bEEdbRUdJyc

Drunk Texting And Claiming To Be A Milwaukee Cop Who Loves To Hate And Arrest Minorities Goes Viral

A Milwaukee man who posted a response to a former date after three years admitted that he loves to hate and arrest minorities browner than himself, according to a recent Facebook posting.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 19, 2016

Milwaukee, WI -  Recently, Jestine Langlas posted on her Facebook account that she had a bad date about several years ago when she dated Jose Campos, who claimed in a recent posting that he enlisted in the U.S. Marines, was in the military police and became a Milwaukee police officer. Langlas posted a short story about her experience during the date about two years ago and noticed that Campos had a racist attitude at the time. She cut the date short and later told him how she felt about his racist attitude. But it took Campos at least three years to respond back to Langlas. He told her that he was enlisted in the Marines and became a Milwaukee police officer.  
Campos admitted that he loves to hate and arrest minorities browner than himself, according to a post by Langlas. Well, someone contacted the Milwaukee Police Department and police confirmed that Campos was not an officer with the department.
Sergeant Timothy Gauerke from the Milwaukee Chief of Police Office responded to a Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) inquiry as well about Campos and stated, "Jose Campos is not a Milwaukee Police Officer and I don’t see a record of him ever being one."
Campos learned that Langlas posted his response on her Facebook account and it went viral due to his racist remarks about minorities. Campos is Hispanic as well.
Campos now claims he was drunk texting to another Facebook user that contacted him about his response to Langlas. 
One thing for sure today, racist remarks are not tolerated by everyone as Trump attempts to portray in his campaign to spread hate rhetoric to gain votes for his quest to become the Republican candidate for president.

Friday, March 18, 2016

WI Convicted Murderer Efrain García-Sotelo Died While Serving Time At The Green Bay Correctional Institution

Wisconsin Department of Corrections inmate García-Sotelo died in prison while attempting to file a postconviction motion for appeal in his double homicide case.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 18, 2016

Green Bay, WI - On Friday, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) confirmed that Efrain García-Sotelo, 23, died while incarcerated at the Green Bay Correctional Institution (GBCI) with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WIDOC) prison system. He was attempting to file a postconviction motion on his case for double homicide charges. García-Sotelo's attorney would not comment on his death and referred all inquiries to the GBCI. The WIDOC no longer shows García-Sotelo registered as an offender on its website. No information about García-Sotelo's circumstances leading to his death in prison was made available by the GBCI assistant warden's office.
Tristan D. Cook, Communicatons Director from the WIDOC when contacted by HNNUSA on Friday by e-mail stated, "Mr. García-Sotelo died on February 9, 2016. The death is under review..." and would not elaborate further about the circumstances of death reported.
García-Sotelo pleaded guilty in June 2015 and was convicted for two felony counts for first-degree reckless homicide for the January 12, 2015 fatal stabbing of his sister, Martha Sotelo García, 26, and the January 15, 2015 fatal stabbing of his father, Moses García-Macias, 47, when he discovered his daughter's body in the closet.
García-Sotelo was sentenced to 35 years in prison on each count with mandatory incarceration of 25 years and 10 years supervision. The combined prison term total 70 years and were to be served consecutive to each other.
According to the criminal complaint, García-Sotelo confessed to police that he killed his sister because she was a bad mother to her children. He stabbed her in the chest and neck multiple times after the children went to school. Then he hid her body in the closet for three days until his father found the body three days later.
As García-Macias became emotional and began to cry, García-Sotelo then stabbed his father in the back multiple times. His two nieces ages 8 and 9, including his 46-year-old mother attempted to stop García-Sotelo from stabbing his father. The children and mother suffered minor knife injuries, according to the criminal complaint.
García-Sotelo told investigators, that he had the best sleep in 10 years during the first night in jail because his father always nagged at him. His father was killed because García-Sotelo thought he had broken his Xbox and couldn't play any games.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Discriminates Undocumented Students Who Are Prohibited From Receiving Scholarships

The 20-day event attracts and caters to 10's of thousands of Mexican nationals including permanent residents by providing Mexican gender music, food and other events to help generate funds for scholarships, but has continued to prohibit the sons and daughters of the same patrons of the event to apply for scholarships funded by their parents.

By H. Nelson Goodson 
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 16, 2016

Houston, Texas- The 20-day Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo (HLSR) recently announced on its Facebook account that it has broken attendance records once again at the event and at the NRG main stage arena. Just last Sunday, Los Huracanes del Norte and Los Recoditos attracted more than 75,000 at the NRG park on what is known as Tejano Day. No Tejano group has played at the NRG arena during the HLSR Tejano Day for years, which last year drew protests by Tejano residents from Houston and surrounding communities.
Once again this year, multiple Mexican groups are featured at the NRG arena and according to the HLSR organizers, it draws thousands of Mexican nationals to the 20-day event. The HLSR event is operated to help generate millions of dollars in addition to funding student scholarship donations they receive from major sponsors and corporations, according to their HLSR official website. 
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) has noticed once again noticed, that the HLSR continues to prohibit undocumented students from applying for the very same scholarships their relatives and parents help fund when they attend the event or go see a Mexican genre style of music from a popular band playing at the NRG arena. According to the HLSR website for scholarships, only U.S. Citizens who are Texas residents can apply and prohibits legal residents, DREAMers and undocumented students residing in Texas from applying for scholarships. Most of the scholarships offered by the HLSR are not funded through the federal or state governments meaning, scholarship funding generated at the 20-day HLSR event and donations for scholarships by major corporations can be awarded to undocumented students and legal residents as well.
The HLSR should stop exploiting Mexican nationals by changing scholarship policy and begin to award the sons and daughters of those spending money at the event that now seems to depend on their patronage. HLSR, it is the right thing to do.
The HLSR event ends on March 20.

El evento de 20 días atrae miles de co-nacionales mexicanos, incluyendo los residentes permanentes legales cual proporciona la música de género mexicana, alimentos y otros eventos para ayudar a generar fondos para becas, pero no ha dejado de prohibir a los hijos e hijas solicitar becas financiadas por sus mismos padres.

Por H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

16 de marzo del 2016

Houston, Texas - El evento de 20 días conocido como el Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo (HLSR) recientemente anunció en su cuenta de Facebook que ha roto los registros de asistencia una vez más en el evento y en el esenario de la etapa principal NRG. Apenas el domingo pasado, Los Huracanes del Norte y Los Recoditos atrajo a más de 75.000 personas en el parque NRG en lo que se conoce como el Día Tejano. Ningún grupo tejano ha jugado en el estadio de NRG durante el día HLSR Tejano desde hace años, que el año pasado atrajo las protestas de los residentes tejanos de Houston y las comunidades circundantes.
Una vez más este año, varios grupos mexicanos se presentan en la arena NRG y de acuerdo con los organizadores de HLSR, que atrae a miles de ciudadanos mexicanos al evento los 20 días. El evento HLSR es operado para ayudar a generar millones de dólares, además de donaciones de fondos para becas a los estudiantes que recibe HLSR por principales patrocinadores y las empresas, según la página web oficial del HLSR.
Hispanic News Network U.S.A (HNNUSA) se ha dado cuenta una vez más, que el HLSR sigue prohibiendo a los estudiantes indocumentados a solicitar las mismas becas cuales sus parientes y los padres ayudan a generar cuando asisten al evento o ir a ver un grupo popular mexicano que se presenta en el escenario NRG. Según el sitio web de HLSR, solamente los ciudadanos de EEUU y que son residentes de Texas pueden solicitar o aplicar para becas y prohíbe a los residentes legales, los estudiantes soñadores (DREAMers) y los estudiantes indocumentados que residen en Texas de solicitar becas. La mayoría de las becas ofrecidas por el HLSR no se financia a través de los gobiernos federal o estatal que significa, fondos para becas generados en el evento HLSR de 20 días y las donaciones para becas por corporaciones se pueden ser otorgadas a los estudiantes indocumentados y residentes legales.
El HLSR debe dejar de explotar a los mexicanos y puede cambiar la política de otorgar becas y comenzar a otorgarle becas a los hijos e hijas de los mexicanos quienes gastan dinero en el evento de que ahora parece HLSR depender de su patrocinio. HLSR, es justo hoy y es tiempo de otorgar becas a los estudiantes indocumentados.
El evento HLSR se termina el 20 de marzo.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Wisconsin State Senate Adjourned Without Taking Action On Anti-immigrant Bill AB 450

Immigrant protest rallies and action taken in six Wisconsin cities against AB 450, an anti-immigrant bill has paid off, the State Senate adjourned early and didn't take action on the bill.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 15, 2016

Madison, WI - On Tuesday, the Wisconsin State Senate session adjourned early and didn't take action on AB 450, an anti-immigrant bill that could have allowed law enforcement officers, city, state and municipal employees to enforce immigration laws. AB 450/SB 369 bill would have given police authority to investigate the legal status of undocumented immigrants and to detain them for deportation. AB 450 is dead for this session in the State Senate.
Another anti-immigrant bill, SB 533/AB 723 which prohibits counties from issuing local identification cards to residents who cannot obtain Wisconsin state ID passed both the State Assembly and Senate. Governor Scott Walker (R) has received the bill and approval is pending. He hasn't signed the bill into law.
Both Wisconsin anti-immigrant bills were similar bills taken up by the Arizona state legislature, but failed to pass.


Manifestaciones de protesta de inmigrantes en seis ciudades de Wisconsin contra la AB 450, un proyecto de ley anti-inmigrante ha dado sus frutos, el senado del estado terminó la sesión y no tomó acción sobre el proyecto de ley.

Por H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. 

15 de marzo del 2016

Madison, WI - El martes, la sesión del Senado del estado de Wisconsin, terminó su sesión temprano y no tomó acción sobre AB 450, un proyecto de ley anti-inmigrante que podría haber permitido a policías y empleados municipales aplicar las leyes de inmigración. AB 450/SB 369 podría dado la autoridad a la policía para investigar la situación legal de los inmigrantes indocumentados y proceder a su retención de expulsión. AB 450 está muerta para esta sesión en el Senado Estatal.
Otro proyecto de ley anti-inmigrante, SB 533/AB 723 que prohíbe condados de la emisión de tarjetas de identificación a los residentes locales que no pueden obtener una identificación del estado de Wisconsin fue aprobada por ambos la Asamblea y el Senado estatal. El gobernador de Scott Walker (R) ha recibido SB 533/AB 723 y su aprobación está pendiente. Él no ha firmado el proyecto de ley al momento.
Ambos proyectos de ley anti-inmigrantes de Wisconsin eran proyectos de ley similares a las de Arizona, pero no lograron ser aprobadas en ese estado.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Fort Worth Police Officer Figueroa Removed From Uniformed Patrol Duty After Macing Bikers On U.S. Highway 287

A Fort Worth police officer was placed on administrative duty after videos show him spraying mace at bikers on the highway.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 14, 2016

Fort Worth, Texas - On Monday, Fort Worth Police Officer W. Figueroa was removed from uniformed patrol duties after allegations surfaced that he sprayed mace (pepper spray) at a group of bikers on the highway, according to the Fort Worth Police Department (FWPD). Officer Figueroa was placed on administrative duty pending an internal investigation of the incident.
The FWPD received a copy of a video from social media showing Officer Figueroa getting out from his squad holding a can of mace and then began to spray bikers as they rode by on highway U.S. 287 near I-35W north on Sunday afternoon. The video went viral on social media.
Officer Figueroa had pulled over a red Dodge Ram truck for stopping on the side of the highway to video record the bikers doing stunts. The passengers of the truck were struck by mace from blow back wind as well.
The FWPD says, no one had come forward to file a complaint, but took action after the video showed Officer Figueroa macing bikers. FWPD internal affairs investigators confirmed that Officer Figueroa filed a report admitting that he sprayed bikers and have acquired camera footage from his body camera and squad. Police are now trying to locate the bikers involved.
Police reported that drivers along highway 287 called 911 on Sunday to report that bikers were blocking the highway, going in and out of traffic recklessly and making stunts.
The video that police received was posted on Facebook by Chase Stone showing a FWPD officer holding a can of mace and spraying bikers. Stone added the cop deliberately maced the bikers to cause an accident.

Video posted on Facebook showing Fort Worth Police Officer W. Figueroa macing bikers https://youtu.be/JCe9NJX3SqU

Trump Facing Charges For Inciting A Riot And John Franklin McGraw Charged For Sucker-punching Protester Rakeem Jones

McGraw charged for striking an Afro-American protester during a rally and Trump could face charges for encouraging his bigoted supporters to strike protesters.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 14, 2016

Fayetteville, North Carolina - On Monday, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) confirmed that it is considering filing charges against Donald J. Trump who is campaigning for the Republican nomination for president on a misdemeanor charge for inciting a riot and encouraging his followers to strike protesters at his Trump rally. The CCSO is investigating whether Trump or his campaign has encouraged supporters to attack or strike protesters, which could result in charges for inciting to riot. The CCSO did not indicate when they will actually decide whether to charge Trump, since the investigation is still ongoing.
Trump in February was recorded in several occasions by national mainstream media telling his supporters to take action and strike protesters and that he would pay for their legal fees, if they did and got arrested. He even talked at a rally whether to would actually kill protesters, but indicated he wouldn't.
During a Trump rally last Wednesday, March 9 at the Crown Coliseum, protester Rakeem Jones of Fayetteville who was being escorted out by CCSO deputies when John Franklin McGraw, 78, got up and sucker-punched him several times and wasn't taken into custody at the time. A video of Franklin striking Jones and deputies not arresting him went viral in social media and the next day, detectives from the CCSO arrested Franklin on charges for assaulting Jones and disorderly conduct. 
On Sunday during NBC's "Meet the Press," Trump indicated he would consider looking into Franklin's assault case and might be willing to pay for Franklin's legal fees, which would confirm Trump promoting violence and fulfilling his promise to pay legal fees for those who strike protesters.
Trump is considered a compulsive lier and has denied the allegations that he incited his supporters to strike protesters and says there is no violence at his rallies, but media coverage of rallies show otherwise.
Another video surfaced as well showing McGraw admitting to striking Jones because he was not acting like an American and says next time he would kill Jones. 
The CCSO released the following statement, an "additional charge has been lodged against the man whom Cumberland County Sheriff's detectives have arrested for assaulting a young protester who was being escorted out of the Crown Coliseum during a political campaign rally being conducted by presidential candidate Donald Trump last night.  John Franklin McGraw was arrested the morning of Thursday, March 10, 2016, and charged with assaulting Rakeem Jones of Fayetteville, and disorderly conduct for his actions during the Trump rally in Fayetteville on Wednesday, March 9. 
"Detectives conducting the criminal investigation, while reviewing video that was take at the Crown Coliseum during the event found that McGraw made statements to threatening Jones stating that he enjoyed  hitting "that loudmouth . . . who was "not acting like an American," and threatening next time "to kill him."
"After seeing this video the detective charged McGraw with the offense of Communicating Threats.
"When arrested earlier, the defendant, McGraw, who had been boastful and talkative to others around him and to the media, refused to talk with deputies, and invoked his Miranda rights, demanding an attorney.
"McGraw was processed again at the Cumberland County Jail and the magistrate set the defendant's total bond at $ 5000.00 secured.
"The Communicating Threats charge will have the same court date of April 06, 2016."

MSNBC Video showing where John Franklin McGraw admitted to striking Rakeem Jones https://youtu.be/eM7bzehxOrM

Update: The CCSO decided late Monday that there was no evidence to charge Trump for inciting a riot.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Southside Walker Point's Mural To Depict History Of The Latino Civil Rights Movement In Milwaukee

A collaborative joint effort by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Artworks for Milwaukee and local artist Raoul Deal are working on a major mural project to depict the history of the Latino civil rights movement in Milwaukee.

Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
March 12, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) learned that Michael Carriere, a history associate professor from the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), students from both the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and MSOE, Artworks for Milwaukee and local artist Raoul Deal are working collaborative on a major mural project for Milwaukee's Southside. An oral history project will document the history of the United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS) and aspects of the Latino civil rights movement in Milwaukee that evolved and a mural will begin to be painted on by late Spring or early Summer and will be finished by this Fall depicting the history of the Latino civil rights movement, according to Carriere.
The mural will be placed on the side of the Butters-Fetting Co. building located on 1669 S. 1st Street and intersections S. Kinnickinnic Ave. and W. Historic Mitchell Street.
In late October, Jesús Salas had an oral history interview with Carriere. Salas became the first executive director of UMOS and well respected leader of the migrant rights movement in the late 1960's to the early 1970's, including an instrumental leader of the UWM chancellor's office takeover on August 27, 1970 that resulted in the elimination of a discriminatory policy that kept Latinos from enrolling at UWM and led to the creation of the Spanish Speaking Outreach Institute, which later was renamed the Roberto Hernández Center at UWM.
Marla G. Gonis and H. Nelson Goodson had an oral history interview with Carriere on Friday to speak about their mother, Marla O. Anderson who with Salas, Dante Navarro, Giorgio "Goyo" Rivera and José Luis Huerta-Sánchez were arrested on August 27, 1970 at the UWM chancellor's office for fighting to have equal access to higher education. 
Salvador Sánchez, the second UMOS executive director was instrumental in allowing students from UMOS to take part in the UWM takeover in 1970.
The UWM takeover and successful action taken in 1970 by previously mentioned members of the Hispanic community including Roberto Hernández, Armando Orellana, leader of the Council for Education for Latin Americans (CELA) and Ernesto Chacon (Latin American Union for Civil Rights (LAUCR), Lalo Valdez, including Federico Zaragoza, led to the UMOS 80 mile March to Madison from Milwaukee to enforce and create laws for better housing and protecting migrant workers, protests for Welfare and housing rights in Milwaukee, protests against the discriminatory height requirement used by the Milwaukee Police and Fire Department that kept Latinos, Asians and other minorities from getting hired, which was later eliminated allowing for Latinos to become police officers and firefighters, changing state agency policies to allow the hiring of Latinos in the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicle, the creation of the Bilingual program by Tony Baez in the Milwaukee Public School District and protests against Miller Brewing and other brewing companies that kept Latinos from getting hired in the early 1970's.
The Latino civil rights movement was instrumental in changing state laws and creating laws to make Wisconsin a better place to live in the 1970's. Today, anyone pursuing higher education can easily enroll at any public and private university including technical colleges due to the attributed efforts and success of the Latino community civil rights movement in the mid 1960's and early 1970's.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Chicago Students And Protesters Shut Down Trump Rally At The UIC Arena

Hundreds of students and protesters forced a Trump rally in Chicago to get canceled after chaos broke out between Trump bigoted supporters and students. The protest against Trump spilled outside of the area.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 11, 2016

Chicago, Illinois - On Friday, hundreds of students and protesters forced the Secret Service to cancel a Donald J. Trump rally at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) after chaos broke out inside the UIC area. Students and Trump bigoted supporters faced off and a fist fight broke out, bottles were thrown and police couldn't control the chaotic scene.
The Trump protest spilled outside and students, family members and supporters marched along the streets and attempted to block the Ryan Express Way, according to police. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Charges Filed Against Dan Popp For Triple Murder Of Hmong Couple And Puerto Rican In Milwaukee

Popp fatally shot one victim because he was from Puerto Rico and couldn't speak English.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 10, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, Dan Popp, 39, was charged with three felony counts for 1st-degree intentional homicide and one felony count for attempted 1st-degree intentional homicide for the March 6 homicides of Jesús Manso-Pérez, 40, Phia Vue, 36, and Mai Vue-Xiong, 32, at a four unit apartment at 3330 S. 92nd Street.
If convicted on all felony murder counts, Popp is facing three consecutive life terms in prison and 60 years in prison on the attempted homicide. A cash bond of $150,000 has been set for Popp.
A rifle and gun were recovered at the scene.
The homicide victims and Popp lived in the same four unit apartment building, according to police. 
The Vue couple are survived by four children and the youngest is 4, according to a family member.
According to police, Popp went to the Vue's apartment and forced his way inside. Once inside, Popp gathered all the family members to a back room, then took Phia to the bathroom and shot him dead. He then took Mia and several young girls upstairs to his apartment and fatally shot the mother. The two girls managed to escape. 
One of the teenagers escaped outside and went to a neighbor for help. He told the neighbor that the deadly incident might have started over a laundry room dispute.
Manso-Pérez was the first victim that was shot at point blank. According to the criminal complaint, Manso-Pérez and his son had gone downstairs to wash when they were approached by Popp who asked them where they were from. Manso-Pérez responded from Puerto Rico and Popp said, that is why you can't speak English. Afterwards, when Manso-Pérez and his son were at their apartment, Popp came over and knocked at the door, when Manso-Pérez opened the apartment door, Popp pointed a rifle at him and told him "You guys got to go" and fatally shot him in the head. He then attempted to kill Manso-Pérez' son too by firing a shot at him.
When police arrived, Popp came out of the four unit apartment and surrendered after police repeatedly ordered him to drop his weapons.
Medical records show that Popp was being treated and taking medicine for a mental related issue as a U.S. Veteran in 2008, but had weapons in his possession, according to court records.
Police have not confirmed, if Popp's triple homicide was motivated by Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump's anti-immigrant racist and hate rhetoric towards Latinos and minorities.

A GoFundMe Vue/Xiong family memorial for funeral expenses has been set up at https://www.gofundme.com/tmt6st7f

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help pay for Jesús Manso-Pérez funeral expenses at https://www.gofundme.com/5qt2y57u

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Pregnant Mother, Tamecca L. Perry Killed By Shanika S. Minor Over Loud Music In Milwaukee

Minor is wanted for the murder of pregnant mother and her 39-40 week fetus.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 9, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office filed charges and issued a warrant for the arrest of Shanika S. Minor, 24,  for the alleged homicide of Tamecca Lashae Perry, 23, originally from Chicago on Sunday, March 6th in the 3200 block of N. 30th Street. Minor has been charged with 1st-degree intentional homicide and 1st-degree intentional homicide of an unborn child. 
If convicted of both felony homicide charges, Minor is facing two consecutive life sentences in prison without the possibility of parole. The Milwaukee Police Department indicates that Minor should be considered armed and dangerous.
The criminal complaint says, that Minor invaded the apartment where Perry was staying and fatally shot her in front of Perry's boyfriend, Minor's mother and Perry's children over a loud music dispute. Perry was about 39 to 40 weeks pregnant, according to police.
Minor then fled the crime scene and is being sought by police.

Enrique Figueroa Stepping Down As Director Of The Roberto Hernández Center At UWM

Figueroa says he will remain as a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 9, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, Enrique Figueroa, Ph.D. confirmed that he is stepping down as the Director of the Roberto Hernández Center (RHC), according to an e-mail blast sent to the Hispanic community leadership and former University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) students and alumni. Figueroa was first hired as the director of the RHC in 2002. 
Figueroa in his e-mail wrote, "...I am stepping down as the Director of the Roberto Hernandez Center [RHC], effective 8/21/'16.
"I will communicate with you further and in more detail later on, but for now, I simply want to thank ALL of you for the support you have offered me."
UWM will now start a search for a new director to replace Dr. Figueroa, according to Johannes Britz, the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at UWM. Britz had announced previously that Dr. Figueroa was stepping down. Britz wrote in an e-mail to UWM faculty members, " Enrique E. Figueroa, Ph.D. will be stepping down from his position as Director of the Roberto Hernandez Center (RHC), effective as of August 21, 2016. He has ably served as Director since January, 2002. He will continue to serve as a faculty member in the Department of Urban Planning.
I've asked Enrique to briefly reflect on his fourteen years as RHC's Director:

"I want to thank everyone who has afforded me support, friendship, and trust during my tenure as director. During that period the RHC has advanced its mission through the following activities:

● Growth in scholarships: The RHC Latino Scholarship Endowed Fund now has $136,637, which reflects the $128,027 raised through our Annual PALM (Promoting Academics in Latino Milwaukee) Scholarship Fundraisers since I became Director.

● Classroom instruction: I've taught Introduction to Latino Studies (LS 101) every semester since fall 2006—858 students have taken the class over that period.

● Launch of the Latino Nonprofit Leadership Program: The program has produced 188 alumni, including many in currently prominent professional/leadership positions. 

● Events: I've enjoyed planning and attending wonderful events that support and recognize our Latino students, including 13 Hispanic Heritage Month programs, 12 Cinco de Mayo Week programs, and 9 UWM Latino Graduation Banquets.

● I have been honored with a number of recognitions/honors, including the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, my undergraduate alma mater, and the Green Bay Packers.

"I leave the directorship with fond memories and a sense of accomplishment in in a multitude of areas, be they on or off campus. I look forward to my continued involvement with the RHC through the end of August and thereafter as a faculty member in the Department of Urban Planning."

The actual creation of the Spanish Speaking Outreach Institute (SSOI), which later became the Roberto Hernández Center at link http://bit.ly/1hgQkaB


Actual news video, including the Roberto Hernández Center story at link http://tinyurl.com/3e6odcb

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Dan Popp Fatally Shot Phia Vue, Mia Vue And Jesús Manso-Pérez Over Laundry Dispute

Popp apparently killed his victims over a laundry dispute, according to surviving witnesses.

By H. Nelson Goodson 
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 8, 2016
(Updated)

Milwaukee, WI - On Sunday, three victims including a married couple were killed by a lone shooter what some surviving witnesses are claiming to be a dispute over the use of a four unit apartment laundry machine. According to the family members of the couple killed, the washing machine and dryer belonged to them and allowed for the other tenants to use them.
Police arrested Dan Popp, 39, in connection with last Sunday's triple murder of Jesús Manso-Pérez, 40, Phia Vue, 36, and Mai Vue-Xiong, 32, at a four unit apartment at the 3300 block of S. 92nd Street.
Popp is facing three counts for 1st-degree intentional homicide in the deaths of Phia, Mia and Jesús. The case will be turned over to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office for prosecution, according to police.
If convicted on all felony murder counts, Popp is facing three consecutive life terms in prison. A cash bond of $150,000 has been set for Popp.
A rifle and gun were recovered at the scene.
The homicide victims and Popp lived in the same four unit apartment building, according to police. 
The Vue couple are survived by four children and the youngest is 4, according to a family member.
According to police, Popp went to the Vue's apartment and forced his way inside. Once inside, Popp gathered all the family members to a back room, then took Phia to the bathroom and shot him dead. He then took Mia and several young girls upstairs to his apartment and fatally shot her.
One of the teenagers was able to escape from a back room apartment window and went to a neighbor for help. The neighbor called police.
The Vue-Xiong family members are saying that Manso-Pérez was shot first over a laundry dispute and that both Mia and Phia were just innocent victims. Mia had just received her Bachelor degree from college.
Popp went outside and began to fire shots into the sky with an assault rifle and ran out of bullets, that's when police arrived and Popp surrendered. Popp was taken into custody.
Police have not released any information about what actually triggered Popp to kill the three victims. The triple homicide investigation is still ongoing, according to police.


A GoFundMe Vue/Xiong family memorial for funeral expenses has been set up at https://www.gofundme.com/tmt6st7f

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help pay for Jesús Manso-Pérez funeral expenses at https://www.gofundme.com/5qt2y57u

Latino Social Justice Community Activist Juan Carlos Ruiz Died From Heart Failure

Ruiz' body was found in a recliner at his residence after failing to answer his cellphone for a day.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 8, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - Community advocate and immigration rights activist, Juan Carlos Ruiz, 53, suffered a "massive heart attack" last Thursday, according to first responders. Ruiz' body was discovered at his residence in a recliner after failing to answer his cellphone from a family member for a day. His son, Roberto Ruiz posted on his Facebook account that Ruiz had died from natural causes, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office.
Several people told Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) that Ruiz had been complaining of chest pains several days before his untimely death and was inquiring information about symptoms related to chest pains.
A GoFundMe account was setup by Roberto to fund funeral expenses and has raised nearly $12K from the $25K goal. A memorial for Ruiz will be held on Thursday at the Astor Hotel Ballroom at the 900 block of E. Juneau from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. no details about funeral arrangements have been released yet, but Ruiz' mother request for him to be laid to rest, according to Roberto.
Ruiz was a well known social justice community and immigration rights activist for the last 20 years. Ruiz worked with national organizations for immigration reform and was the founder of the Latino Carnival Parade and Street Festival annual event in Milwaukee's Southside. 
Ruiz helped organized and was among the 60,000 immigrants and supporters who rallied at the Day Without Latinos and Immigrants on February 18 at the Capitol in Madison against several Republican anti-immigrant bills. He is originally from Huancayo, Peru and studied Psychology at the National University of Federico Villarreal. He also graduated from the Colegio Salesiano "Santa Rosa" in Huancayo, according to his Facebook account.
Ruiz spoke multiple languages, French, Spanish, English, Brazilian, Portuguese, Quechua and Italian.
Ruiz was also a radio host for Nfoque Latino at 1460 AM WJTI and a LULAC member. He also was instrumental along with other community members in the redistricting changes in the Hispanic community to create majority Latino voting districts in Milwaukee. Ruiz also led an awareness campaign for lead paint poisoning at homes where paint was used in vintage residential homes.
Voces de la Frontera, a workers and immigrant rights non-profit organization released the following statement on Ruiz passing, "On behalf of the board, staff, and members of Voces de la Frontera, it is with great sadness we write to inform people that a great leader in the immigrant rights movement has passed away. Juan Carlos Ruiz, 53, of Milwaukee was a man with a deep passion for social justice.  As a Latino immigrant from Peru, he was dedicated to the civil rights struggle for immigrants in our state and nationally, and to challenging all forms of social inequality. Juan Carlos has a proud record of organizing to defend Milwaukee’s low income children from lead poisoning, he has left us a rich history of mobilizing the Latino vote, and most recently he marched in the ranks of a Day Without Latinos and Immigrants to defeat state anti-immigrant bills. It was our honor to know him.  He had a passion for life and sadly, it was a life cut too short. It is a loss for both the community he served tirelessly and for his loving family. Yet, his life serves as an inspiration to all of us, to live a meaningful life that goes beyond our individual selves and is in service to the progress of humanity. Our heart-felt condolences go out to his family..."

Mexican National Leonardo Mendez Falsely Collecting Donations As A Deported U.S. Veteran

Mendez is not a deported U.S. Veteran as he claims to be, according to the Deported Veterans Support House founder in Mexico.

By H. Nelson Goodson 
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 8, 2016

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico - On Tuesday, Hector Barajas, the Managing Director and Founder of the Deported Veterans Support House (DVSH), a non-profit in Mexico has outed Leonardo Mendez from the city of Sahauyo who's hometown is Villamar, Michoacan de Ocampo, México of falsely claiming to be a deported U.S. Veteran in order for people to send him donations. Barajas says, that Mendez can ask for donations, but to claim that he is a deported U.S. Veteran is not correct. Mendez has been using the DVSH contacts to ask for unauthorized donations, according to Barajas.
A person almost sent him $50 dollars, but after noticing a posting by Barajas on his Facebook account decided not to send him any money. The person  posted that Mendez had also claimed he was staying at the DVSH, which Barajas confirmed he is not. Barajas has even asked Mendez to stop using the DVSH to ask for donations, but since Mendez has failed to stop, Barajas decided to expose Mendez' alleged scam.
Barajas says, that he will be contacting Mexican authorities about Mendez elicit scamming activities.
Barajas posted, "Please be advised this individual,
Leonardo Mendez has been telling people he is a Deported Veteran.
He is not a Veteran at all.
"He has been asking my contacts for funds. We tried asking nicely to stop & we would not make it public, Since he has continued to do so, I've decided to show our common friends. We are a non-profit in Mexico. If he continues to ask for funds as a Deported Veteran we will go to the authorities.
"If you have any questions feel free to contact me at 626-569-5491 U.S.
"Personally if someone has a need and ask for it, how, and who they asks is not a problem, in fact it is none of my business,  but to Lie takes it to another level, especially when you burn my friends.  We all have needs and struggles , this is not the way to go about it!"

39-year-old Suspect Expected To Be Charged In Triple Homicide In Milwaukee

Deadly shooting sparked by laundry dispute, according to surviving witnesses.

By H. Nelson Goodson 
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 8, 2016
(Updated)

Milwaukee, WI - On Sunday, three victims including a married couple were killed by a lone shooter what some surviving witnesses are claiming to be a dispute over the use of a four unit apartment laundry machine. According to the family members of the couple killed, the washing machine and dryer belonged to them and allowed for the other tenants to use them.
Police reported that a 39-year-old man was arrested in connection with last Sunday's triple murder of Jesús Manso-Pérez, 40, Phia Vue, 36, and Mai Vue-Xiong, 32, at a four unit apartment at the 3300 block of S. 92nd Street.
A rifle and gun were recovered at the scene.
The homicide victims and the suspect lived in the same four unit apartment building, according to police. 
The Vue couple are survived by four children and the youngest is 4, according to a family member.
According to police, the suspect went to the Vue's apartment and forced his way inside. Once inside, the suspect gathered all the family members to a back room, then took Phia to the bathroom and shot him dead. He then took Mia and several young girls upstairs to his apartment and fatally shot her.
One of the teenagers was able to escape from a back room apartment window and went to a neighbor for help. The neighbor called police.
The Vue-Xiong family members are saying that Manso-Pérez was shot first over a laundry dispute and that both Mia and Phia were just innocent victims. Mia had just received her Bachelor degree from college.
The suspect identified as Dan Popp went outside and began to fire shots into the sky and ran out of bullets, that's when police arrived and surrendered. He was taken into custody.
Police have not released any information about what triggered Popp to kill the three victims. The triple homicide investigation is ongoing, according to police.

A Gofundme Vue/Xiong family memorial for funeral expenses has been set up at https://www.gofundme.com/tmt6st7f

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help pay for Jesús Manso-Pérez funeral expenses at https://www.gofundme.com/5qt2y57u

Monday, March 7, 2016

Carmen Tina Arvelo Schwingle Murdered Her Stepmother Hermelinda Sierra de Arvelo And Brother Arturo Arvelo At The National Hall

Husband found both his wife and son shot in the basement of the Milwaukee Southside National Hall building.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 7, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, Carmen Tina Arvelo Schwingle, 41, was identified by Milwaukee police as the suspect who murdered Hermelinda Sierra de Arvelo, 45, and her son, Arturo Arevelo, 12, who is Carmen's brother inside a basement at the National Hall, 939 W. National Ave. in Milwaukee's Southside. Police say the deceased woman's husband, Miguel Arvelo came home and found his wife and son suffering from gunshot wounds around 11:20 a.m. on Saturday and called police. Both victims died at the scene, police reported.
Arvelo Schwingle, the stepdaughter of Sierra de Arvelo was later found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound at McKinley Marina around 12:45 p.m. by some passers-by who notified police. Arvelo Schwingle was the suspected shooter in the double homicide, according to Milwaukee Police Sergeant Timothy Gauerke, from the Office of the Chief. 
Arvelo Schwingle had stopped over for breakfast on Saturday morning at the National Hall, which has an adjacent living apartment. Her father gave her $1,500 to find an apartment and he left to do an errand, when he returned later, he discovered both his wife and son shot and called police.
Family members say, that Arvelo Schwingle had a history of mental illness, but that has not been confirmed. She recently bought a handgun and might have been the same weapon used in the homicides. The homicide and suicide investigation is ongoing, according to police.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Shannon Buhler Arrested After DUI And Wrong-way Crash On I-894

Buhler crashed head on with a box truck on I-894 & I-43 going the wrong-way on the highway.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 6, 2016

Greenfield, WI - On Sunday, Shannon Buhler, 24, of West Allis was taken into custody after going eastbound on westbound highway lanes on I-894 & I-43 near 92 Street and crashing head on with a box truck and striking a Cadillac, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office (MCSO). The three vehicle crash happen around 2:28 a.m. on early Sunday.
Buhler was taken to Froedtert Hospital for a broken arm after being extracted from her vehicle by the Greenfield Fire Department first responders and under went surgery. She was taken into custody. She is facing DUI first offense charges, going the wrong-way on a highway and 2nd-degree reckless endangerment. If convicted, Buhler is facing up to 12 years in prison.
A press release by Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. says, he ordered a continued aggressive weekend Driving Under the Influence (DUI) initiative to rid the Milwaukee County freeway system of drunken drivers. This weekend's Operation Drive Sober initiative, from Friday at 4:00 p.m. through Sunday at 6:00 a.m., resulted in the arrest of 16 drunken drivers. The average PBT result was 14.
Repeat offenders arrested were : Daniel Iverson, age 42, of Glendale, DUI-5th/Hit and Run; DUI-3rd offenders: James Nash, age 49, and Eric Knaebe, age 22, both of Milwaukee; DUI-2nd offenders: Ryan Ferguson, age 28, of Cedarburg; Juan Ontiveros-Zavala, age 26, of West Allis; and Milwaukee residents Soom Boonnam, age 36, Marco Ocegueda, age 23, and Jonathan Adams, age 31.
First-time offenders taken into custody were: Shannon Buhler, age 24, of West Allis, DUI- 1st/Wrong Way on Highway; Milwaukee residents Carrie Knapp, age 35, Elisa Neubacher, age 21, Deandre Euell, age 30, and Warithuddin Majeed, age 25. Also arrested were Robert Schroeder, age 26, of Lake Mills; William Newman, age 21, of Madison; and Ronald Smith, age 62, of Cudahy, according to the MCSO.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Several Victims Mortally Shot Found Inside The National Hall Building In Milwaukee's Southside

Victims found shot inside the National Hall building.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 4, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - Hermelinda Sierra de Arvelo, 45, and her son, Arturo Arvelo, 12, have died after Milwaukee police found them inside a building shot at the National Hall, 939 W. National Ave. Police investigating the two deaths as homicides. The bodies were found in the basement.
Police say the woman's husband, Miguel Arvelo came home and found his wife and son suffering from gunshot wounds around 11:20 a.m. on Saturday and called police. Both victims died at the scene, police reported.
The 41-year-old stepdaughter of Sierra de Arvelo was later found with a fatal self-inflicted gunshot wound at McKinley Marina around 12:45 p.m. She was the suspected shooter, according to police.
Family members say, the deceased female murder suspect had a history of mental illness.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Milwaukee Latino Immigration Activist Juan Carlos Ruiz Has Passed Away

A well known Latino immigration activist has passed away, according to family members.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 4, 2016

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday it was announced that Juan Carlos Ruiz, 53, a well known community and immigration rights activist for the last 20 years passed way on Thursday night and his family is mourning his lost. Ruiz worked with national organizations for immigration reform and was the founder of the Latino Carnaval Parade and Street Festival annual event in Milwaukee's Southside. 
Ruiz was among the 60,000 immigrants and supporters who rallied at the Day Without Latinos and Immigrants on February 18 at the Capitol in Madison against several Republican anti-immigrant bills. He is originally from Huancayo, Peru and studied Psychology at the National University of Federico Villarreal. He also graduated from the Colegio Salesiano "Santa Rosa" in Huancayo, according to his Facebook account.
Ruiz spoke multiple languages, French, Spanish, English, Brazilian, Portuguese, Quechua and Italian.
Ruiz was also a radio host for Nfoque Latino at 1460 AM WJTI and a LULAC member.

A Gofundme account was created for Juan Carlos Ruiz' funeral expenses at https://www.gofundme.com/35s5w85g

Un conocido activista quien luchaba por una reforma justa de inmigración y por los derechos y desarrollo de la comunidad hispana en Wisconsin ha fallecido, según los miembros de la familia. 

Milwaukee, WI - El viernes se anunció que Juan Carlos Ruiz, de 53 años, un conocido activista quien luchaba por los derechos de la comunidad hispana y de una reforma justa de inmigración durante los últimos 20 años falleció la noche del jueves y su familia está de luto por su lamentable fallecimiento. Ruiz trabajó con organizaciones nacionales y locales en la lucha para una reforma justa migratoria y fue el fundador del evento anual, el desfile de Carnaval Latino y el Festival en el Southside de Milwaukee.
Ruiz fue uno de los 60,000 inmigrantes y simpatizantes que se reunieron en el Día sin latinos y Inmigrantes el 18 de febrero en el Capitolio en Madison en contra de varios proyectos de ley anti-inmigrantes por los legisladores republicanos en Wisconsin.
Ruiz es originario de Huancayo, Perú y estudio Psicología en la Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal. También se graduó del Colegio Salesiano "Santa Rosa" en Huancayo, de acuerdo con su cuenta de Facebook.
Ruiz hablaba varios idiomas, francés, español, inglés, brasileño, portugués, quechua e italiano. Ruiz también fue un co-locutor de radio para Nfoque Latino en 1460 AM WJTI y fue un miembro de LULAC.

Latinos In Minneapolis Blocked Downtown Traffic To Protest Recent Deportations

Immigrants are being detained and deported in Minneapolis for not possessing Minnesota driver licenses.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 4, 2016

Minneapolis, MN - Hundreds of immigrants, faith ministers and supporters from Minneapolis, St. Cloud, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Illinois blocked the streets in front of the Hennepin County Government Center at the 300 of S. 6th Street on February 26 to denounce the recent raids authorized by the Obama administration and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). They also send a message to Governor Mark Brandt Dayton (D) to allow access for undocumented immigrants to apply for Minnesota driver licenses. The protesters claim that undocumented immigrants stopped for routine traffic stops are detained because they don't have driver licenses and then are turned over to ICE for deportation proceedings causing the separation of families in the state. 
The rally against recent deportations and demand for Governor Dayton to allow access of driver licenses for undocumented immigrants was sponsored by the Asamblea de Derechos Civiles and the Gamaliel National organization, according to organizers.