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Dramatized NIV Bible in MP3

Rudy over at Urban Onramps blogged about getting a dramatized bible in audio and it got me thinking. With the amount of media I consume, having the Bible in MP3 format would be perfect.

So, I got a set from Zondervan for my birthday and started listening to it in the last couple weeks. Its awesome. Its easier to concentrate, and easier to do while I brush my teeth, for example. The dramatized voices ads to the emotional connection, and I find myself smiling at certain passages. I certainly find this medium of scripture "reading" very much engaging.

New Layout, Larger Font Size

Since I have decided to get back to blogging here at Latino Issues, I thought a wider layout and slightly bigger font might make it easier for you all to read. I need to clean up and update my blogroll, and hope to ad some new features sometime soon as well.

For those of you who have been reading my stuff for years now, thank you for your loyal readership. For those of you who might be new to Latino Issues, please leave your comments and introduce yourself. I always enjoy hearing from readers.


One of the issues that motivated me to start blogging, and one of the most common topics here on Latino Issues is immigration. It is a complex subject, and one I know from having lived among the victims of illegal immigration and the corruption of Latin American business environment. There is no easy answer.

The one thing I didn't see here was more about fencing and border security. I think the following quote is a great perspective on the reality of illegal immigration. You can read the whole article for yourself here.
Anti-immigrant activists distort reality when they suggest that the undocumented are predominantly gang members, welfare chiselers and uneducated burdens on the taxpayer. Most illegals actually work hard and pay billions in taxes, while many own their own homes, go to church, raise decent children and give to charity. At the same time, it's ridiculous to suggest that all illegals count as good neighbors, loving parents and inspiring examples of the work ethic. Ab…

ESPN Deportes La Revista Unveils List of 'Next Hispanic Athletes'

In the email inbox today. If you are wondering, I barely follow any sports at all, but its good to see the media highlighting these Hispanic's contributions.

Its already a thread in our American culture.
New York, NY--(HISPANIC PR WIRE - BUSINESS WIRE)--March 20, 2007--ESPN Deportes for the second consecutive year, ESPN Deportes La Revista, the only general sports Spanish-language magazine in the U.S., will unveil its list of the "Next Hispanic Athletes." The list, to be unveiled in the April issue, features the 14 most outstanding Hispanic young athletes of today who promise to become the sports stars of tomorrow. Florida Martins HANLEY RAMIREZ graces the cover.

The complete list includes CARLOS VELA, considered by many to be the heir to Hugo Sanchez; FRANCISCO GARCIA of the Sacramento Kings; DIEGO SANCHEZ, future UFC champion; Paraguayan golfer JULIETA GRANADA; VERONICA CHARLYN CORRAL, of Mexico's Under-20 Women's National Team; AARON HERNANDEZ, first Hispanic to …

Who wants Alberto Gonzales' job?

Its to bad. It will show weakness by the White House if they end up letting him go. Conservatives have to stop letting the left conjure controversies out of thin air.
A Republican source said Tuesday that Bush is "unmoved" and that Gonzales will not be pushed or fired, but instead will depart if he concludes he has lost his effectiveness because of the furor over the firing of eight U.S. attorneys.At the same time, the president will be prepared if Gonzales steps aside. Republicans close to the White House continued to discuss potential replacements, including John Danforth, an Episcopal minister and former Republican senator from Missouri. "I think it is going to come down to who is willing to take the job," said an official close to the process.Among the names floated Monday by administration officials were Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and White House anti-terrorism coordinator Frances Townsend. Former Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson is a Wh…

Cuban Ladies Protest For Political Freedom, Jailed Husbands

Impressive pictures speak a thousand words! Click here and look at this amazing collection of images of the Cuban "Ladies in White" via Stefania's Free Thoughts.
Independent journalist Carlos Serpa Maceira sent me the following beautiful photos showing some Ladies in White marching in Havana last Sunday, marking the 4th anniversary of the crackdown on 75 peaceful dissidents.

The Ladies give gladioluses to people in the streets of Havana. The Cuban people learned to know and love them, that they even ask them how their loved ones are doing.Here is one that caught my eyes -- no fear!

Talking Politics and American Idol on NPR

I had the opportunity to talk politics on "Rough Cuts" with Michelle Martin.
Political Blogosphere -- Bloggers Kim Pearson and Josue Sierra discuss this week's news: Bush's visit to Latin America, the recent controversial firing of U.S. Attorneys and the biggest election of all right now... American Idol.Check it out and listen to the RealMedia stream (Click on "Political Blogosphere"). You can leave your comments below, or on NPR's website here.

For those that are wondering, I made up my mind -- I am back! Things are still going to be a bit light here as I still have to blog on my two other blogs, but expect a tidbit here and there. I always welcome good guest blog posts, so if you want to share your thoughts with the Latino Issues readership, send me an email.