It’s déja vu all over again! The “Trump of the Tropics” might become Brazil’s new president soon. He is former military captain, Jair Bolsonaro. No candidate won 51 percent majority in presidential elections, October 7, 2018. A run-off will be...
One of the most challenging aspects of economics is trying to predict, and perhaps modify, future performance. It’s particularly difficult when looking out over several decades, but having some idea of future patterns is essential to planning for individuals, businesses,...
On Wednesday, the Trump administration dealt a multitude of various hurdles, roadblocks and signals for increased spending in order to fulfill its agenda of militarizing our southern border regions. We stand against these initiatives and encourage the public to exercise...
The newest Army Command is coming to Austin. Army Futures Command is part of a historic reorganization of the Army and is the first new 4-star Command in 45 years. It’s a notable departure for the Army, being located in...
For 20 years, Texas has stood on the forefront of common-sense lawsuit reform aimed at ensuring our courts are used for justice, not greed. Over the years, those changes have   included reining in outrageous damage awards, court shopping and out-of-state...
Two “Mother Countries.” Mexico and/or England. Mexico, we know. It’s right here at the border of the Rio Grande. And Britain? Or is it Great Britain? Or the United Kingdom? Actually, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,...
With Hispanic Heritage Month 2018 fast approaching, it’s an opportune time to focus on the largest part of the umbrella covering U.S. citizens of Hispanic descent – Mexican Americans.   Ironically, the term “Mexican American” seems to confuse and needlessly...
No, I’m not confused. I hope you aren’t either. I know what day it is and what year it is. But, in two fateful years, it will be 2020. Then, on that ominous date, we will have a choice...
Happy Flag Day 2018! In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed June 14th as U.S. Flag Day. He did so to officially honor the adoption of the U.S. Flag by the Second Continental Congress on that day, 1777. Ever since, many...
MCALLEN, RGV - This week’s roundtable discussion between Congressman Filemon Vela and immigrant rights’ groups on the Trump Administration’s new policy of splitting Central American parents from their children caused quite a stir. On Facebook, Rio Grande Guardian reader Lety...

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