Central American parade drama could f...

Central American parade drama could fizzle event -

There are 36 comments on the Newsday story from Aug 6, 2007, titled Central American parade drama could fizzle event -. In it, Newsday reports that:

Hempstead's Central American Day Parade is meant as a celebration of independence and cultural heritage, but the drama surrounding the event is straight out of a Spanish-language soap opera.

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Observer

Whitestone, NY

#1 Aug 6, 2007
This parade is the LAST thing Hempstead needs!
Joe

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Aug 6, 2007
Let's call a spade a spade here. The mayor and the village fear GANG VIOLENCE not that two women are arguing with each other.
SuzieQ

Bronx, NY

#3 Aug 6, 2007
It seems to me the tempermant of the Latin folks is such that they are too hot headed. That is probably why their countries are in such turmoil. They do not seem to be able to remain cool calm and collected in a situation that requires a clear head and common sense.
oysterbone

United States

#4 Aug 6, 2007
SuzieQ wrote:
It seems to me the tempermant of the Latin folks is such that they are too hot headed. That is probably why their countries are in such turmoil. They do not seem to be able to remain cool calm and collected in a situation that requires a clear head and common sense.
ITS THE BEANS !!
Wow

Syosset, NY

#5 Aug 6, 2007
SuzieQ wrote:
It seems to me the tempermant of the Latin folks is such that they are too hot headed. That is probably why their countries are in such turmoil. They do not seem to be able to remain cool calm and collected in a situation that requires a clear head and common sense.
So George Bush is latin as well?:)
Frank

New York, NY

#6 Aug 6, 2007
Will the INS have a float in this year's parade?
Steve

United States

#8 Aug 6, 2007
Hope the cops are there to arrest all the illegals.
gng

Bridgewater, NJ

#9 Aug 6, 2007
I totally agree with all these posters. I grew up in Hempstead, and we never dealt with situations like this in the 50's and 60's.
Cracker

Patchogue, NY

#10 Aug 6, 2007
Frank wrote:
Will the INS have a float in this year's parade?
Yeah, it will say "home depot". The the will jump out and round them up. Fat chance.
get the F out

Bronx, NY

#11 Aug 6, 2007
have the friggin parade in El Salvador .. This is the USA !!
Cracker

Patchogue, NY

#12 Aug 6, 2007
Observer wrote:
This parade is the LAST thing Hempstead needs!
Why not? They could give out weapons, rather than beads.
Don- Mastic

East Rutherford, NJ

#13 Aug 6, 2007
What reflects badly on the Central American Community is that their home countries suck so badly that they had to leave. What I don't understand is why they want to turn here like it was there.
williams

Hempstead, NY

#15 Aug 6, 2007
Frank wrote:
Will the INS have a float in this year's parade?
Hey you dumb ass most of the El Salvadorians have Legal Status ...so you should learn your facts before you speak or write about it...look up the data in the 2000 census!
williams

Hempstead, NY

#16 Aug 6, 2007
get the F out wrote:
have the friggin parade in El Salvador .. This is the USA !!
I guess that will go the same for Irish, Italians and all the other groups that celebrate their heritage.

If not it means you are a racist
williams

Hempstead, NY

#17 Aug 6, 2007
Don- Mastic wrote:
What reflects badly on the Central American Community is that their home countries suck so badly that they had to leave. What I don't understand is why they want to turn here like it was there.
I guess all the europeans immigrants came under the same conditions therefore their countries suck?
cvanderbilt

Lynbrook, NY

#18 Aug 6, 2007
Sinking like the Titanic wrote:
"This disorder reflects poorly on the Central American community, and it doesn't reflect who we truly are," said Anabel Benavides, a Salvadoran who owns a travel agency in Hempstead.
Reflect poorly on the Central American community? Believe me sweetheart your community has never been held in high regard to begin with. Nobody is really surprised that you can't get a parade put together.
Damn right on that one. I have seen areas all over Long Island that have turned for the worse just like Hempstead and it has to do with the people that live there.

I actually would like to see the parade recieve a go ahead and let them have it and you will see the MS-13 and Latin Kings attend guns blazing; then we can hold the town in a lower regard than what it already is now. not to mention they can have their cake and eat it.
LOL

White Plains, NY

#19 Aug 6, 2007
This is why, we must deport them rather then give them citizenship. We need to lock up the borders and grant hunting licences to those who live on the borders to hunt and shoot anything that gets across. You dont see conflict like this durring st. patty day celebrations. What the hell is wrong with these people. How frikin hard is it for a couple of spics to get along long enough to march down a street waving a flag for a few hours.
Southbound

Overland Park, KS

#20 Aug 6, 2007
Is the Gay and Lesbian Alliance trying to get involved in this parade? We know they love to dress up and parade around! They apply to march in the St Patrick's Day parade every year, I can only assume that they'd want to participate in this nice peaceful, quiet event too.
Have faith the parade will happen... the check's in the mail.
Oquendo

White Plains, NY

#21 Aug 6, 2007
The struggle for money, power and recognition seem to be the main motives of these groups. At least that's the impression of many people on the streets. My suggestion for the wannabe organizers: ask Adelante of Suffolk County how to run a unified, festive and full of pride parade avoiding the pitfalls that come with the personality conflicts.
ANTONIO ROMERO

Ronkonkoma, NY

#23 Aug 6, 2007
IT'S A SHAME, SHAME TO OUR "LEADER'S.

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