Hispanos en las Fuerzas Armamdas

José Antonio Gutiérrez, huérfano, criado en las calles de la Ciudad Guatemala, decidió arriesgar su vida cruzando la frontera por México a los Estados Unidos ilegalmente a los 14 años de edad. Luego, logró recibir su tarjeta de residencia, y atendió el colegio y a la Universidad en California antes de alistarse con las Fuerzas Marinas de los Estados Unidos en el marzo del 2002. Después de un año de servicio a su país adoptivo, falleció el 21 de marzo del 2003 durante un tiroteo cerca de la ciudad Iraquí de Umm Qasr. Teniente General Ricardo Sánchez, Comandante de la Coalición de Irak en el 2003, declaró después de su mando que la Guerra en Irak era “una pesadilla sin fin”.

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FINANZAS – Noviembre 2012

Egresados de la escuela secundaria necesitan aprender sobre el crédito

Si su hijo acaba de egresar de la escuela secundaria y se está preparando para ingresar a la universidad o a la fuerza laboral, permítame contarle algunas de las cosas que aprendí sobre el manejo de las finanzas personales para que se las transmita a sus hijos.

Los adultos jóvenes están comenzando a construir su historial crediticio. En los próximos meses, seguramente se encontrarán con muchos gastos que no conocían – y muchas tentaciones financieras. Si no son cuidadosos, solo con unas pocas malas decisiones que tomen ahora podrían arruinar sus antecedentes crediticios para el futuro.

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Palabra Viva – Noviembre 2012

por 1Sa. 15: 20-23 “Y Saúl respondió a Samuel: Antes bien he obedecido la voz de Jehová, y fui a la misión que Jehová me envió, y he traído a Agag rey de Amalec, y he destruido a los amalecitas. Mas el pueblo tomó del botín ovejas y vacas, las primicias del anatema, para ofrecer sacrificios a Jehová tu Dios en Gilgal. Y Samuel dijo: ¿Se complace Jehová tanto en los holocaustos y víctimas, como en que se obedezca a las palabras de Jehová? Ciertamente el obedecer es mejor que los sacrificios, y el prestar atención que la grosura de los carneros. Porque como pecado de adivinación es la rebelión, y como ídolos e idolatría la obstinación. Por cuanto tú desechaste la palabra de Jehová, él también te ha desechado para que no seas rey.”

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The Experience

Until June 1 of this year, I had never left the United States. I’d spent my whole life living in upstate New women cooking tortillasYork, and I’d been across the Mississippi River once and only as far west as Minnesota. This made me upset. I felt that I hadn’t ever seen a place that really interested me, that I was inexperienced. Furthermore, as someone who studies international development, I had spent the last two years of college learning things that made me almost embarrassed to be an American. Like that it was the United States who began all the jargon and politics of “development” with its policies following World War II, that we had designed the goals to which we said other countries should aspire as well as the process by which they should achieve them. I had begun to feel that it would be wrong of me to know only life in the US any longer.

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My first impression

The Importance of Hunger for Knowledge in the Production of Food 

My first impression of Chiapas, southern Mexico, was: wow, it’s a lot greener here than I expected. My second was: these people drink a lot of Coca Cola. Both of these observations, while perhaps not related at first glance, have much to do with agriculture.

As a senior at Cornell University with a major in international agriculture and rural development, I’m always drawn to situations where farming and an interest in progressiveness collide. So, when I found out about a class offered through Cornell to participate in a two week field study trip to southern Mexico, I had to go. It was one of my best college decisions.

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Living Word – November 2012

And Saul said to Samuel, “But I have obeyed the voice of the Lord, and gone on the mission on which the Lord sent me, and brought back Āgag king of Ama-lek; I have utterly destroyed the A-male-kītes. “But the people took of the plunder, sheep and oxen, the best of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice to the Lord your God in Gilgal.” So Samuel said: “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king.”

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Hollywood and Boxing

There’s a line from the movie, “Godfather III,” where Al Pacino’s character, Michael Corleone, says, “Just when I thought I was out…they pull me back in!” Last month, I very prematurely stated that that article was to be my last, but like Michael Corleone, I too, was pulled back in. Kidding aside, I’m fortunate to be permitted to continue writing about the sport I love. And, it’s an incredible ego booster to know you have a following. Thank you, CNY Latino.

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