La Voz de Kentucky

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Andres Cruz co-owns and operates La Voz de Kentucky, a free English/Spanish bilingual newspaper that publishes every two weeks from an office in the new Community Ventures building on Midland Avenue. The newspaper has been in publication since 2001, but Cruz and Juan Jose Galicia will celebrate three years of owner-operation in January.

As Latinos many times we complain that there is not enough coverage on issues that affect us, or we are stereotyped by the media and presented in an unfavorable light. What Mr. Cruz is doing is a step in the right direction for the Latino community throughout the country. Why not have our own media outlets at the local level. What better way to inform Latinos on issues that are of interest, than with a newspaper such as La Voz de Kentucky.

“We are always on the side of the people. We cannot make mistakes, because people trust us,” said Galicia about the responsibility he and Cruz feel about correctly informing their readers.
La Voz soon plans to distribute a radio version of the newspaper to area stations, and to start a Web site with the same content as the print version.

Via / Lexington Herald-Leader

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  1. The Wall Street Journal of June 20th, page A20 stated:

    In an open letter to President Bush and Congress last week, more than 500 prominent economists, including five Nobel laureates, proclaim that “immigration has been a net gain for American citizens.” The letter adds that “while a small percentage of native-born Americans may be harmed by immigration, vastly more Americans benefit from the contributions that immigrants make to the economy, including lower consumer prices. As with trade in goods and services, gains from immigration outweigh the losses.”

    The WSJ goes on to say:

    Several years ago the Cato Institute surveyed the past presidents of the American Economic Association and the past chairmen of the Presidents Council of Economic Advisors. Eighty percent agreed that immigration has had “a very favorable impact on the nation’s economic growth,” and 70% said that even illegal immigrant workers “have a positive economic impact.” These experts agree that on balance immigrants don’t displace native workers, depress wages or abuse welfare. If only these economic facts could break through an immigration debate that is dominated by emotion and political fear.

    Bruce Gordon

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