New York event last year sponsored by the Sephardic House. Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate of La diocesis de Brownsville PDF in New York.
With the world situation focused on the turmoil in the Middle-East, Hispanic researchers are searching for an understanding of the Jewish roots that many find in their family lines. Michael Salinas said of the meeting, » It was amazing, it was the first time a joint event took place between the groups, and it was my first opportunity of speaking of my Sephardic Ancestry. After the presentations we had a forum to discuss the topics. We discussed in depth the close relationship between the genealogical group, opening the doors for future joint projects. THE CONQUISTADORES AND CRYPTO-JEWS OF MONTERREY by David T. After a public outcry Alessio Robles had to retract his statement. This book reviews the claim that many of the first settlers of Monterrey were indeed of Jewish descent.
Michael Salinas writes: It is not only impressive work, it validates the work that has already been done by groups such as Los Bexarenos, and Spanish American Genealogy Associates in Texas. Sephardim and the Colonization of the Spanish North American frontier 1492- 1600, Richard G. This Spanish language web site includes well know colonial Sephardics, but also links and other fascinating information. Spanish for Gringos – Is this a trend? Conclusions from a report released in January by the Pew Hispanic Center in Washington, D. Latinos have been disproportionately affected by the economic downturn.
Most surprisingly, second-generation Latinos face the highest jobless rates within the community. As a group, Latinos will not rebound economically until 2004 — long after the rest of the country, predicts the study. Latino workers have been hit hard in the recession, with a national unemployment rate of nearly 8 percent in December or about 1. In California, nearly 7 percent of Latinos were jobless in 2001, compared with nearly 5 percent of the population overall. The Bay Area’s Latinos suffered worse: 9. 3 percent, or 70,000 people, unemployed in December.