Saint Adalbert Parish in South Bend, celebrated the beginning of HispanicHeritage Month with a very well attended dinner on September 15. (photo:Luis Mendez).

Ivette Peña is the new Independence Queen from Radio Sabor Latino in South Bend (photo: Luis Mendez)


Katrina Exposes Government for What It Is

By Sheldon Richman

If a private-sector employee performed as badly as the federal, state, and local governments performed before, during, and after Hurricane Katrina, he would be summarily fired. But the governments will claim their budgets were too small and proceed to extract more money from the taxpayers.


Hispanic Heritage Month 2005:

September 15-October 15

US Census Bureau

In 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim a week in September as National Hispanic Heritage Week.