International News

Rep. Loretta Sanchez statement on release of the 10th Annual Trafficking in Persons Report

“Each year, approximately 800,000 individuals are trafficked across U.S. and international borders. These victims, most of whom are women, are routinely sold into domestic servitude, exploited for commercial sex, or forced into labor at factories and sweatshops. These abuses are a serious violation of fundamental human rights and must be stopped.”

Who Said It?

Here’s the quote: “The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled. Public debt should be reduced. The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled.  The assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest we become bankrupt.  People must again learn to work,  instead of living on public assistance.” Who said it?      Obama?…

Rep. Loretta Sanchez urges colleagues to be “Voices of Conscience” for imprisoned Vietnamese democracy activists

“As Members of Congress, it is our duty to speak for those who have no voice. We must collectively stand up for the freedom of these activists by urging the Vietnamese government to unconditionally release these activists. We as Members of Congress have an obligation to engage the Government of Vietnam and call on them to uphold and respect human rights by releasing all activists.”

35 Years Ago, South Vietnam Fell to Communist Rule

Among Vietnamese refugees in the United States and in many other countries, the week of April 30 is referred to as Black April and is used as a time of commemoration of the fall of Saigon. . The event is approached from different perspectives, with arguments that the date was a sign of American abandonment , or as a memorial of the war and mass exodus as a whole.

CommieGirl goes to Cuba

We’ve been remiss in cross posting this outstanding story from LiberalOC pal Rebecca Schoenkopf, who traveled to the isle of Cuba for this first person account of life in a Communist nation just 90 miles from our coastline and home to some of the greatest baseball players in the world. From her story: “And Havana…

U.S. and Russia Sign Arms Reduction Treaty

Last week, President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a historic treaty to reduce nuclear arms between the two superpowers. Fringe commentators like Jack Kelly are already digging at his heels making the ludicrous claim that, “before he [Obama] drives us into bankruptcy, he might get us all killed.” However, some more reasonable Republicans have endorsed the measure.