By Angie Romero | 02/23/2009 - 17:00
Hernández v. Texas isn’t the most well known civil rights case, but it was the first time a Mexican American, in this case Pedro Hernández of Edna, Texas who was accused of murder, appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a fair trial. Led by well-known attorney Gus García, a team of lawyers argued that Mexican Americans were “a class apart” and did not neatly fit into a legal structure that recognized only black and white Americans.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/17/2008 - 12:57
In 1973, Augusto Pinochet overthrew the government in Chile through a USA backed a military coup. Shortly thereafter, he formed a military committee nicknamed Caravan of Death. For years, these men, led by Gen Sergio Arellano Stark, traveled across the country eliminating anyone they saw as a threat to Pinochet's rule, mostly left-leaning activists or vocal opponents of the new dictatorship.